For most Australians, 2021 meant a lot of staying in. Some of us started making sourdough, some of us picked up a new hobby, and some of us binge-watched everything on Netflix.
Heading into 2022, we all want to get out and enjoy exciting experiences again.
So what makes a better present at the end of 2021 than Christmas gift cards for experiences for our friends and loved ones to enjoy in 2022?
The thrill-seeker experience
The thrill-seeker in your life must be itching to get outside and find their next rush. Be their favourite family member with a gift card for skydiving. An exciting jump from a plane will not only get their heart pumping, it’s the perfect contrast to the rest of the year. They’ll forget every moment of boredom indoors as soon as they leap from that plane and feel the air rushing by them. There are plenty of skydiving opportunities, so you can choose the location that suits them.
The scenic-lover experience
Skydiving is a great way to take in some of the best views in the country, but hot air ballooning is a whole other experience.
There’s nothing quite like rising up over hills and plains as the first tendrils of sunlight reach out to warm the ground beneath you. Gift your loved one the experience of floating in a hot air balloon over some of the best scenery in the country, if not the world.
For the couple in your life, gift them a romantic hot air balloon flight together so they can get away, just the two of them.
The romantic experience
You might be part of a couple looking to take your partner away as a holiday gift or you might know a couple that deserves a romantic getaway.
Maybe they’re the type to enjoy a scenic mountain retreat or maybe they would want coastal serenity. If you know a couple that has been in lockdown together, it’s likely that they’ll both want to get out of the house, even if it’s just for the weekend. Give them a gift card for an experience that will take them to a brand new location.
The new experience
In a year that felt a bit repetitive for some, the perfect gift is something new and exciting. The same old socks might not cut it this Christmas. Give your loved one the experience of soaring in a helicopter for an adventure they won’t forget.
Send them on a scenic flight, perhaps over the Sydney harbour, or an adventurous trip, like a black ops mission-style adventure.
The relaxing experience
For the loved one that deserves a day of sunshine, sights, and celebration, a cruise along the serene water could be just the thing to help them relax and have some fun.
Whether they want to go try whale watching, high tea on the harbour, or a pirate adventure, or a fabulous degustation dinner, a cruise is just the experience to help them unwind and enjoy the salty sea spray.
While you may not be used to the word “oenophile,” and oenophile will tell you that it means a great lover of wine. And any wine lover would be delighted to receive a gift voucher for a wine tasting and tour this holiday season.
Give them an afternoon strolling through vineyards, an opportunity to learn all about wine, and a cheese platter to boot. Whether they’re a red wine drinker, a white wine drinker, or if they haven’t made up their mind yet, a tasting is the perfect way to experience all the varieties of wine on offer and find a new favourite drop.