Give the gift of a unique experience to your loved ones this Christmas!

What do you buy for the friend who has everything? Christmas shopping can be a tricky business, so this year, go beyond the material possessions and delve into a realm of unforgettable moments and cherished memories. In the spirit of spreading joy, we present to you a curated list of the best experiences to gift this Christmas – gifts that inspire laughter, create bonds, and truly let them know how much you are.

From a night out in the theatre to luxurious camping in the vast outback, treat your friends and family to unforgettable moments this Christmas!

<strong>Paint and Sip</strong>
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Paint and Sip

Let out your inner Van Gogh with a paint and sip experience. With various studios across the country, you and your partner will be guided through a creative art tutorial of your choice, learning some new techniques in this collaborative and relaxed environment. True to the name, these bring-your-own alcohol venues means you can sip some delicious drinks with every brush stroke. One of the most artistic experiences you can share this Christmas, book a night with a Paint and Sip class!

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<strong>Smash and Splash Room</strong>
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Smash and Splash Room

Are you stuck on ideas for a unique experience to gift at Christmas? Then break some plates and splatter some paint at a Smash and Splash Room! Simply book you and your partner in, pump up the music, grab your crate of breakables, choose from one of three weapons of choice and smash away! Christmas can often be a stressful time of year for many, so help your friends and family a little relief these holidays with a booking at a Smash and Splash Room!

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<strong>Find the magic, and a picnic, with Amazing Co</strong>
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Find the magic, and a picnic, with Amazing Co

Uncover some joy with a Mystery Picnic, one of the best Christmas gifts this season. So what is a mystery picnic? Hosted by the folks at Amazing Co, this self-guided foodie and adventure tour involves working together to solve a series of puzzles and riddles to find the hidden picnic, letting you see the stunning wilderness of Australia before getting a delicious snack. Available across Australia, this is the perfect opportunity to spoil your friends and family this year with an Amazing Co’s Mystery Picnic!

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<strong>Ride in a Hot Air Balloon</strong>
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Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Fly high in the sky this Christmas and enjoy the stunning views of nature with a thrilling hot air balloon ride. With destinations across Australia, a hot air balloon ride is a perfect way to celebrate the festive season, letting you and a loved one with a relaxing and peaceful way to escape the stress and noise of everyday life and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the sky. Whether you want to soar over the city skyline, the countryside, or the coast, you will find a hot air balloon ride will make for an unforgiveable, experience Christmas gift idea!

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<strong>Sky Diving</strong>
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Sky Diving

Jump into the festive season with those closest to you with a sky diving adventure! One of the best Christmas gifts for thrill seekers in Australia, sky diving challenges your loved one to step out of their comfort zone and try something new and exciting. There truly is no other experience like sky diving, soaring through the skies for a magical and memorable trip. So, link arms and drop down with an exhilarating sky diving escapade!

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If you’re looking to soak up the great outdoors and pitch a tent under the stars, camping is the first thing that comes to mind. But what if you’re looking to switch off your phone and immerse yourself in nature, without all the mosquitos, lack of electricity and public toilets? Enter glamping. This outdoor experience is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of city living with a glamorous camping experience. And with plenty of options around Australia, now is your chance to spoil your loved ones silly with a glamping experience this Christmas!

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<strong>Spa Day</strong>
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Spa Day

Treat yourself and your friends with a relaxing spa day out. Today, day spas have gone way beyond clay masks and cucumber slices, and instead focus on your health and finding ways to make you shine both inside and out. With everything from facials to body scrubs, massages and even reiki, guests are spoilt for choice and are usually welcomed to pick and choose what treatment is best for them. So, these holidays, help your friends rejuvenate with a spa day experience.

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<strong>Virtual Reality Escape Room</strong>
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Virtual Reality Escape Room

A blend of virtual reality and escape room, this Virtual Reality Escape Room Adventure is one of the most fun gifts you can give someone for Christmas. This VR room in Sydney takes you and your friends into an immersive digital world, racing to solve puzzles and challenges to save the world before time runs out. Each player has their own dedicated room where you can move around, talk, interact and experience virtual worlds like never before. So live on the cutting-edge with a friend this Christmas in Sydney with a Virtual Reality Escape Room!

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For more great Christmas ideas, check out Australia’s 10 Best Adults Advent Calendars for Christmas 2023. Or spend some time with the family and binge watch your way through The 10 Best Classic Christmas Movies of All Time.

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