Unique birthday gifts that give back

by Brittany Wheeler

Do you have a loved one celebrating their birthday soon? Are you looking for a unique gift to mark the occasion? There’s no better time to give back and support local Aussie businesses than right now. This year, surprise them a unique and memorable experience from RedBalloon, where you’ll become a customer to 1 of 1800+ smaller businesses. And with 3 years to book it in and free exchanges, they’ll have something to look forward to when that perfect moment arises. From animal experiences to hot air balloon rides, check out some of our favourite birthday gift ideas below.

Young boy surfing at URBNSURF, Melbourne
VIC: Beginner surf lesson at URBNSURF

Make them smile with a beginner surf lesson at Australia’s first artificial surf park. Led by an experienced professional, they’ll learn how to catch waves and build their confidence in a safe, controlled environment.

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Roar 'n' Snore - Sleepover at Melbourne Zoo
VIC: Roar ‘n’ Snore’ Sleepover at Melbourne Zoo

For a birthday gift they’ll never forget, treat them to an overnight stay at Melbourne Zoo. They’ll enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the zoo after dark, close up animal experiences, a safari welcome dinner and more.

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Man swimming next to humpback whale
QLD: Swim with humpback whales

Perfect for the animal lover, enrich their life’s story with an unforgettable swim with humpback whales in their natural habitat. There’s also the chance to spot dolphins, turtles and other various marine life along the way.

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Adelaide oval twilight roof climb
SA: Adelaide Oval twilight roof climb

Shopping for a sport fanatic? Nail gift giving with this exciting twilight climb of Adelaide Oval that offers breathtaking panoramas of the stadium, coastline, Adelaide Hills and beyond.

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WA: Full body massage and floatation tank session

For the lover of luxury to the stressed workaholic, you’ll score major brownie points for this relaxing spa package. After a meditative flotation tank session, the bliss continues with their choice of remedial or relaxation massage. You’ll want to purchase 2 vouchers and go along!

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Seaplane flight with lunch
NSW: Seaplane flight with 3 course lunch and champagne – for 2

A milestone birthday calls for a bucket list-worthy gift and this seaplane flight and waterside dining experience hits the brief. After a spectacular flight over Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour, you’ll be seated for a celebratory 3 course lunch complete with champagne.

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Hot air balloon over Canberra
ACT: Hot air ballooning over Canberra – for 2

Witness the golden sun bathe Canberra’s beautiful landscape during this sunrise hot air balloon ride. This majestic experience cruises over Australia’s capital city, including Parliament House, and offers unrivalled views of the region.

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Mudgee glamping
NSW: Midweek luxury glamping stay in Mudgee – 3 nights

Get back to nature and disconnect from daily life with this incredible glamping getaway situated on a 320-acre property in Mudgee. Spend the days as you please, relaxing and reading, exploring the grounds or visiting the local wineries and towns.

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Canyoning in the Blue Mountains

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Glamping tent in Jervis Bay

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Young boy and girl on ride at Dreamworld

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