Yes, I like things, shoes, bags and jewellery but I wouldn’t recommend anyone buy me that stuff because it’s so personal to me and I like what I like and usually not what anyone else picks for me. So don’t even bother. If you have to buy a gift for someone like that, or for a person who already has everything they want then I recommend you give a gift of experience… that’s what I would like the most.
1) GET THEM HIGH (no, not like that)
What’s more thrilling than the thought of being thousands of feet above ground? Get your loved one a flying experience. Let them feel the wind on their face and see the cityscape in its full glory from high above, and they are sure to always remember this unforgettable adventure.
HOT AIR BALLOON – HUNTER VALLEY
I did this over Mexico earlier this year and what an amazing experience!!! truely breathtaking and such a special sight to see.
HELICOPTER FLIGHT – SYDNEY
I did this earlier this year it was so much fun, it’s amazing seeing everything from the sky and it’s crazy to put in perspective how fast it is to go to Sydney to Manly and back in 20 minutes… no traffic life is the best life…
BEACH SKYDIVING – WOLLONGONG
2) GO AWAY
The best part about giving your partner a trip away is that you get to go away too 😉
FRASER ISLAND TRIP – One of Australia’s most gorgeous islands… must not miss this place in your lifetime
BREAKFAST AND HOTSPRINGS – FLINDERS, VIC
BALLOON FLIGHT AND OVERNIGHT STAY – MELBOURNE
3) GET THEM MOVING
If your friends and family aren’t the type to want to just sit around then take them on an adrenaline ride and some unique experiences and thanks to budget airlines it’s so easy to go away for a few nights!
REEF NIGHT CAMPING – CAIRNS
If you haven’t snorkelled or dove the Great Barrier Reef I beg you to get off your butt and do this immediately. Year by year the reef is dying and it will be less and less exciting to see as time goes on. So hop to it and book something!!
SWIMMING WITH OCEAN GIANTS – NINGALOO REEF, WA
This is my dream. I LOVE sharks and whales. LOVE. I NEED TO DO THIS NOW. Who will go with me though?!
JUNGLE SURFING – PORT DOUGLASS, QLD
KAYAKING – MANLY
So easy, so fun and a good workout! The last time I did this I kayaked to a little penguin beach and saw penguins. True story.
TARONGA ZOO ROAR AND SNORE – SYDNEY
Such a surreal and unique experience, the team treat you so well with buffet dinner and a sweet glamped out tent. You get to feed the giraffes in the morning and go into the monkey enclosure, it’s so fun and such a beautiful view!
4) CRASH COURSE FOR NEW ENDEAVOUR
Give your loved ones the opportunity to end the year with a new beginning, something new to learn and carry on to the coming year. Who knows? You might be helping them discover new passions and interests!
SYDNEY SEAFOOD SCHOOL – SYDNEY FISH MARKET
Ok, I probably won’t do this… but they you know someone who likes to catch and food their own seafood, maybe?
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING LESSONS – RAINBOW BEACH, QLD
If I’m being honest you don’t need ‘lessons’ on how to paddle board, it’s so easy. So so so easy. I love paddleboarding it’s such a good work out, you get a tan while you do it and you get to see parts of the ocean you never would have been able to before.
HELICOPTER FLYING LESSONS – SYDNEY
I probably wouldn’t do this but I know MANY boys who would and who have… a great hit with the gentlemen.
CORK AND CHROMA ART CLASSES – SYDNEY
I haven’t done this yet but I walk past all the time and it look sooooo cute I really want to try 🙂 I just need an art buddy!!!
5) ROMANTIC GETAWAYS
Send your parents out on quality time in the best and most romantic locations there are! or you know, your partner… because you get to go too
RETRO DRIVE-IN MOVIE – SYDNEY
Ok, I did this with my 15 year old sweet heart… not the sleep over bit the movie bit, it’s super cute. I recommend you dress up like Sandy and Danny in Grease to really set the mood haha
MOONLIGHT CINEMA MOVIE TICKETS – SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, PERTH, ADELAIDE, BRISBANE
I’m so lucky because the Moonlight Cinemas are about a 10 minute walk from my house into the local park… I love this movie going experience on a hot summer’s night with friends on a bunch of bean bags, a drink and some snuck in snacks. Hot tip, if you know someone who uses Telstra they can get cheap tickets!
DATE BY THE OCEAN – KANGAROO ISLAND
6) PAMPER PACKAGES
A whole year’s worth of hard work deserves some pamper time as year-end reward! Get these packages for your loved ones and send them on to the spa
FACIAL AT JURLIQUE – AUSTRALIA WIDE
I had the opportunity to get this spa experience you feel so amazing afterwards. I wrote all about it here.