Experience Gift Ideas for Lasting Memories

Christmas has always been a time for family and friends to get together. Over the last year many of us have been disconnected from loved ones and we have learnt the value of putting relationships before possessions.

The festive season is a time for making lasting memories, so this year why not choose from our selection of experience gift ideas and create beautiful memories to last a lifetime. So, come along with us as we help you find that unforgettable Christmas gift.  

Experience Gift Ideas

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What does it mean to ‘gift an experience’?

How many times have you agonised over what to buy that special someone for Christmas? Forget the boring socks and kitchen appliances and show you care by gifting an experience from RedBalloon. It is so easy and there are an exciting range of ideas to choose from.   

Who is RedBalloon?

RedBalloon is a popular Australian company and is the heartland of enriching experiences. For almost 20 years they’ve offered amazing experiences that seek to build meaningful and memorable life moments whilst supporting local Australian businesses.

Who doesn’t need a getaway?

What better way to put a smile on the face of the special person in your life than to gift a getaway? After months of isolation it is time to get out of the house and breathe in fresh air in a new environment. With this fantastic selection of Australian getaways, you are sure to find a getaway to suit everyone.

Romantic Getaways

Imagine relaxing in a bath full of bubbles, candles flickering, wine glass in hand and looking out over lush rainforest views. Sail through turquoise waters in a luxury yacht and watch the sun set with a romantic dinner onboard. Spoil the one you love this Christmas with a unique romantic getaway.

Glamping experiences for the outdoor lover

Wake up to mist shrouded valleys and get back to nature without sacrificing comfort with a glamping getaway. Spend quality family time under the stars with comfortable bedding, lighting and furniture.

There are plenty of options including seaside glamping trips or weekend wine tasting glamping for couples. Experience all the joys of camping without roughing it.  

Glamping Experience Gift

Memorable Day Cruises

Take your family or loved one on a day cruise. Sail past the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to discover why this iconic location is one of the most beautiful in the world. Go snorkelling in the tropical waters of Queensland or encounter the secluded beaches, bays and wildlife of Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

Australia has a large variety of scenic cruises to choose from so make this Christmas gift extra special.

What about diving with sharks?

For the thrill seeker in the family why not give a shark dive tour. This tour allows you to get up close and personal with one of the most feared creatures of the deep. For the ultimate bucket list experience, why not swim with whale sharks in Western Australia! This is a gift that will be talked about long after the experience is over.

Wine & dine that special someone

Give your favourite foodie a Christmas gift to treasure with this selection of dining experiences that can be found Australia wide.

Wine Tasting Australia

Unique dining experiences

Spend time bonding over a cooking class and learn the intricacies of your favourite cuisine. Indulge with a Chandon breakfast on Sydney Harbour or enjoy sunset at Uluru with bubbles and a bush barbeque. There is so many wonderful Australian dining experience gifts to choose from.

Wine tasting with a selection of award-winning wines

Explore the wineries of the Barossa Valley on a three-wheeler motorbike with a local guide. Picnic among the vines of the Hunter Valley with a wine tasting masterclass. Discover the delights of the Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf with a food and wine tour.

High tea anyone?

Add a touch of glamour with a high tea for two in a luxurious turreted manor house. Spoil your littlest Princess with a Princess High Tea Party for six. Men don’t have to miss out on the fun either with a masculine inspired high tea for two which serves such delicacies as wild boar and thyme sausage rolls, alpaca and ale pies and decadent chocolate and whiskey cake.

Give the Experience Gift of High Tea

Flying Experiences

How many of us dream of taking to the air for the ultimate Christmas gift, a hot air balloon or helicopter ride? Here are a range of experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Indoor Skydiving

Have you ever wanted to skydive but did not like the idea of jumping out of a plane? Here is a fun and safe way to get the thrill of skydiving without taking to the skies.

Hot Air Ballooning

Look out over landscapes of rolling hills and picturesque valleys as the breeze gently glides you across the sky. Watch the rising sun in silence and return to earth for a delicious breakfast and glass of bubbles.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Whether it be a helicopter flight with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, an Aussie outback scenic flight or a joy flight over Queensland’s iconic Gold Coast there is a helicopter flight for every member of the family.

Gift Vouchers & e-gift Cards

Still not sure what to get that special someone for Christmas? RedBalloon have a range of gift voucher and e-gift cards that can make choosing a Christmas gift easy. Both gift vouchers and e-gift cards can be used to purchase any RedBalloon experience or product and can be sent straight to the lucky recipient’s email address.

Last Words on experience gift ideas

If you are stuck on what to buy for Christmas, I hope we have given you some ideas and solutions. It has been a tough year for us all so let’s reward our loved ones with a unique Christmas experience gift.


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This article was sponsored in collaboration with RedBalloon.

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