Staff-picks April 1 2019

Special 30th Birthday Gifts, Activities and Experiences

Special 30th Birthday Gifts, Activities  and Experiences

It's the big 3-0 and I’m sure you’re cracking your head again thinking of what to get your mate. The older they get, the harder it is to surprise them with the perfect gift. By 30, they have probably seen it all. They would have gotten all the gifts that are tangible, terrible or temporary. The mistake gift that was in the bin long before they turned 21, and during their second decade of life, that cute present that is now long forgotten. As birthdays pass, you’re starting to think more about the longevity of the gift as well as the thought. Fear not, Gifting Owl has your back with hundreds of experiences ready to be gifted that will last forever! They say third time's the charm, and it’s now your turn to charm your way into your mate’s third decade with these 3 L - Lasting, Luxurious and Limitless - gifts.

Lasting Gifts

By 30, we love to flip open our dusty photo album that was tucked away under our beds and start reminiscing about the good old days. Those days when we acted like we didn’t have a care in the world. At 30, life’s different. Some of us are married, have children, have busy careers, or are busy being a global nomad travelling the world. These can make it harder to create memories with our best mates. But don’t let the daily grind get in the way of spending time with the people that loves your best. Why not gift your friend a private tour where you can both soak up all the great things about a place wherever that place happens to be. Whether locally or internationally, we have a range of private tours to choose from. It’s time to chuck away the map and sit back and relax and get driven around like the kings or queens that you are.

Your private tour can be the start of their photo album for their third decade. And if your mate is really keen on building a photo album, gift them a photography tour. That way, they can start creating their lasting memories on their 30th birthday while touring a beautiful city of their choice and of course, just so they don't feel lonely, you’ll have to join them. Afterall, you deserve a break from your to-do list too. This is one opportunity you won’t want to have slip through your fingers. You want to make sure that you’re front and centre in those photos with your friend. So when you’re 60, you can look back, reminisce, and have a good laugh.

Private tours are a great way to create and capture special moments. A photography tour is a great way to be clicking away to fill up that photo album. But with a  private portrait session , you and they get the best of both worlds.

Luxurious Gifts

OK to mark your mate’s 21st birthday, you went all out to get them that big WOW-factor gift. Now it’s time to get them something equally as generous for their 30th. Whether you are buying for male or female, Gucci, Channel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi may spring to mind but maybe your friend is lucky enough to have one of those brands tucked away somewhere in their wardrobe. But luxurious gifts can be so much more than a name brand. Think about it - adventure and experiences never go out of fashion. For example, a hot spring spa in an exotic environment is one of the most luxurious ways to relax the body and mind. It helps to stimulate blood flow, reduce stress, promote sleep and feel totally refreshed. This gift screams ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PAMPER YOURSELF! It will remind your friend how good it feels to let go of all that stress. Best of all, it’s easy on your bank account too.

They say time flies, perhaps it’s time to reach new heights in your friendship as your friend turns 30. A helicopter tour will give them a bird’s eye view of wherever they are, whether it’s a vast city skyline, snowcap mountains, crystal clear ocean or acres of lush green forest, it all looks amazing from above. Your mate will surely be ready to take off on an adventure with you after this gift! Day or night, helicopter tours are exhilarating and unique experiences.

Limitless Gifts

In our teens, we lived life as if it were limitless. In our 20s, we got more serious about life, career, and taking risks. In our 30s, this is often the time we start to settle down, value how we spend our time and making the most of it. Well, a new decade, can often be a time to take up new challenges and try new experiences. Scuba diving, abseiling, cooking lessons, there's a lot of choices out there. Gifting your mate something that will stretch their imagination, spread their birthday wings or learn new things will not only set your gift apart from others, but it will be a reminder to them that experiences are the way to live life to the full. Best of all, experience gifts are something they can do in lots of different places because once they have the skills, they take them everywhere they go.

For example, if you gift your friend a scuba diving experience, get the map out and start pinning those places where their next adventure can be - Gold Coast, Honululu, or Sona are just a few Gifting Owl options. There are so many locations to explore, and each has its own beauty.

Abseiling is a great experience if your friend is up for a challenge. Imagine stepping out at the edge of a cliff with only a safety rope holding you. Looking down, you realise you’re metres off the ground. It can be scary, so don’t let them do it alone - join them! It’s easier to hang onto your dear life if you got a friend by your side. Oh, and did I forget to mention that there is an experienced instructor with you at all times. For other adrenaline-rush gift ideas, Gifting Owl has heaps to choose from.

There are limitless food and drink experiences right across the globe, and right here on Gifting Owl. Anywhere your friend is, there’ll be an exceptional food and drink experience. Give your friend the fulfilling experience of authentic flavours and foods prepared by them, just for them. A cooking lesson is a great way to remind them to count the memories made and not the calories consumed. They’ll learn new skills and gain a new appreciation for different food experiences that may set them on a path of thinking about food with a whole new perspective.

Lasting, Luxurious, and Limitless - these are the three L’s to kick off a perfect third decade.

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