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Find the perfect gift in no time! Give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas with a Gifting Owl voucher, choosing from a huge range of activities and fun days out around the world. With instant free shipping and prices starting at $11, you're guaranteed to find a great Christmas gift to suit any personality this holiday season.

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Tis' The Season For The Perfect Gifts

Tis' the season It's the most magical time of year. The streets come to life with locals and visitors, the restaurants are packed with cheerful guests and the children are excited for Santa Claus to visit. While the season of parties, present wrapping and decorating can be delightful, it can be a stressful task to search for the perfect Christmas gift for everyone in your life.

Today, we have well and truly entered the modern age of gifting. iPhones and video games are found stacked under the tree as children wait to see what gadget Santa got them this year. Stress-free gifting this season For adults, the festive season is a busy time of year. Stumbling around crowded shopping centres listening to carols on repeat while searching for the right Christmas gifts can be exhausting time. We often leave the dreaded task to the very last minute, when the car parks are full and the shops can only be described by one word, chaos. This stressful last-minute mission undoubtedly contributes to the $4 billion worth of unwanted Christmas gifts that are given each year in Australia alone.

Is it OK to give gift cards at Christmas? At Gifting Owl, we do Christmas gift cards differently. We know that people now value experiences over material goods. Our happiness is not measured in how many things we own, but the things we have done and places we have visited. So why do we spend our time searching shopping centres for physical things when we can give our loved ones what they actually want?

Unlock the potential of experience gifting

Not to be confused with any old gift card company, Gifting Owl is a global experience gift-giving platform. Instead of stressing out at the thought of facing the shopping centres this year, you can jump on Gifting Owl and send a special present to your loved ones at home or abroad in seconds.

With products located in over 100 countries and for every type of adventurer, there is an adventure for everyone. As a company that knows no borders, they can use their gift on an amazing experience in any country they are in!

Before you think of the number of vouchers you’ve received that feel impersonal and generic, remember that experience gift cards are completely different. Buying one often means you’re helping cross off that bucket-list moment that they’d likely never get for themselves. That is something they’ll remember for life. The fact that it comes in the form of a gift certificate is irrelevant.

If you're looking for unique gifts you've landed in the right place. This article will give you plenty of great ideas to give the perfect gifts this season.

Something for everyone

No matter who your lucky recipient may just be, here at Gifting Owl we have something for everyone. It's important for gifts to come across as personal and thoughtful, and you'll have no problems with achieving this as we have experience gifts for every passion, skill, hobby and interest. You may just stumble across one of their favourite gifts they've ever received.

Worried about location? Fear not - Gifting Owl offers unique experiences all over the globe to ensure that everyone can receive and give a thought gift this Christmas.

Sustainable Christmas present ideas

At Gifting Owl, we believe in creating a more sustainable world. Unfortunately, physical gifts generate a huge amount of waste at Christmas time each year. In fact, over 64% of the Christmas gifts you purchase are unwanted and a large percentage of those will end up in landfill. We also generate another 125,000 tonnes of packaging waste over the holiday period. This year we encourage you to think about choosing more sustainable Christmas gifts. Whether that be by giving experiences instead of things, or even just wrapping your gifts in paper instead of plastic-coated wrapping.

Christmas Experience Gifts For Travellers

Gifting Owl is your one stop shop to purchase gifts for the travellers in your life. Organising inter-state or international shipping can often make travellers that little bit harder. If you're not sure where they’ll be one year, six months or even one week from now, a Gifting Owl experience gift is the only option this silly season.

Not only will a Christmas gift experiences voucher take the guesswork out of the gifting process, but you also won’t have to stress that it won’t arrive in time. You can be worry-free knowing that it is delivered instantly, and they will be able to use their vouchers in whichever country they're travelling in.

Gift Ideas For Thrill-Seekers

If you are shopping for an adrenaline seeker, we’ve cornered the market on all things absolutely terrifying for most, but exciting for some. Not only do we have the standard thrilling adventures like skydiving and aerobatic flights, but we also have cage diving with great white sharks and even the option to sleepover in an old abandoned, haunted prison. If these remind you of someone in particular, check out our blog titled ‘5 Terrifying Gifts for Thrill Seekers’. We challenge you to find scarier experience gifts than those listed above for the adrenaline seeker in your life.

Skydiving Experiences

This has got to be the ultimate gift for your favourite adrenaline junkee friend. They’ll be kitted out in all the gear and given expert tuition before taking the plunge from 10,000 feet! The free fall will last around 60 seconds before the parachute is deployed and they’ll enjoy a few minutes of serenity as they float back down to earth.

Cage Diving With Great White Sharks

This is the perfect activity for any water baby who loves a good adrenalin hit. They’ll be lowered into a protective cage and submerged into shark-infested waters, surrounded by some of the most dangerous predators in the world. This is an unforgettable experience that will definitely get their heart racing!

Aerobatic Flight

For anyone who loves to fly, this is the gift that will make their dreams come true. They’ll be put through their paces in a small plane as they experience loops, rolls and spins, all whilst taking in some breathtaking views.

White Water Rafting

This is a great activity for anyone who loves being outdoors and getting wet! They’ll enjoy a heart-pumping ride through some of the most beautiful scenery, taking on churning white water and testing their limits. This is an experience they won’t forget in a hurry! They’ll paddle their way downriver, navigating around obstacles and taking in the stunning scenery. White Water Rafting is a great bonding experience for friends or family members, and makes for a really fun day out.

Gift Ideas For Water Lovers

For those that are half human and half fish, we’ve got plenty of water activities to keep them satisfied this year. They’ve always wanted to learn how to dive or sail their own yacht, and there is no time like the present! Or if they love to get up and close to marine life, perhaps swimming with dolphins or snorkelling with whale sharks is more their style. Make sure they keep their GoPros secured to capture every moment as these water lovers will be talking (or bragging) about their day for years to come.


Gifting Owl offers snorkelling adventures in some of the world's most pristine spots for divers. With crystal-clear water and an abundance of colourful fish, they’re guaranteed to have a great time! This is a really special experience that will stay with them forever. They’ll get to swim and play with these beautiful aquatic creatures in their natural habitat.

Scuba Diving

This is the best gift for any adventurous water lover in your life. They’ll get to explore the underwater world and see things that they never would have thought possible. This is a great way to bond with nature and learn something new at the same time. Scuba diving is a great way for them to learn about different marine ecosystems and perhaps even discover a new passion!

Sailing Adventures

If they love the water but don’t want to get wet, then this is the perfect activity for them. They can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as they sail their very own yacht around the stunning coastline. This is a great way to spend a day with friends or family and create some lasting memories. A sailing experience is the perfect gift for anyone who loves being out on the open water. They’ll get to sail their own yacht and explore different islands and coastlines. This is a great way to relax and unwind, and they’ll be sure to come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Kayaking, Surfing & Stand-up Paddleboarding

For the friend that loves nothing more than being out on the water, we’ve got a range of different experiences to suit their needs. They can learn how to kayak, surf or stand-up paddleboard in some of the most stunning locations around the world. This is a great way for them to explore different areas and get up close and personal with nature. They’ll also get a great workout in at the same time! Not only will they get to enjoy the beautiful scenery, but they’ll also get a great workout in too! These experiences make for a great day out with friends or the whole family, and they’re sure to have a blast.

Gift Ideas For Wine Connoisseurs

Gifting Owl has plenty of experiences for those with a severe case of winederlust: a strong desire to drink wines from around the world. If you have a certain wine connoisseur in your life, our winery and vineyard tours make the best gifts.

Vineyard Tours

There’s nothing quite like a leisurely stroll through a vineyard, surrounded by the stunning scenery and the intoxicating smell of grapes.

They’ll get to learn about the different types of grapes and how they’re used to make different wines. This is a great way for them to spend a day outdoors, and they’re sure to enjoy a few glasses of wine along the way! Gifting Owl has vineyard tours in all major wine regions including the Hunter Valley, Margaret River and Marlborough.

They’ll get to experience some of the best wines in the world and learn all about the process of making them. This is a great way for them to expand their knowledge and taste buds! We can’t be sure how much of the gift they’ll remember, but we’re sure they’ll love it!

Wine Tasting

A wine tasting is a great gift idea for those that live far from any wine regions. Learn about the different types of wine and how to properly taste them with a professional sommelier. You don’t have to be a wine expert to enjoy these experiences, but by the end of it, you’ll even be able to hold your own in a wine conversation with a wine club membership holder. This is a great way to bond with friends or family, and it makes for a really fun day out.

Best of all, you get to drink wine!

Beer Tours & Tastings

Alternatively, if you happen to have a beer lover in your life, we also offer beer tours and tastings in some of the best craft beer regions around the world. From Germany to Portland, they’ll get to try a variety of different beers and learn all about the brewing process. And of course, they’ll get to taste a few different beers along the way ! This is the best gift for anyone that loves beer, and it’s a great way to spend an afternoon with friends.

Find A Romantic Experience Gift For Couples

For an extra romantic experience, you could spoil your other half with a unique gift like no other. Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride over the stunning Yarra Valley or a private dinner cruise down the River Seine, we’ve got plenty of romantic experiences to choose from. These are just a few ideas to get you started, but be sure to check out our website for more great ideas!

Hot Air Balloon Ride

A hot air ballooning experience is the ultimate romantic experience gift voucher for a loved-up couple. They'll be in awe as they rise above the local national parks before indulging in a bottle of bubbles and picnic basket once they've landed back their hot air balloon on solid ground. This is by far one of the most memorable experiences to give a lucky recipient on Christmas and there is simply nothing more romantic than a hot air balloon ride.

Dance Classes

Talk about a romantic gift! From flamenco classes in Madrid to a dancing nightlife tour of Miami, a dance lesson will truly ignite the spark! Not only will they get to experience a new city or country together, but they’ll also get to learn a new skill (or at least brush up on their moves). No matter what their skill level may be, they’re sure to have a blast with these incredibly fun experiences.

Gift Ideas For Anyone Needing Some R&R

If you’re looking to reward the hard worker in your life and the previous options seem a little too adventurous, we recommend giving a health and beauty package as a gift voucher. You can choose from massages, facials, spa packages and pretty much any relaxing experience you can think of. Show them how much you appreciate everything they do by giving them some time for much-needed R&R.

Spa Day Packages

A spa day is the perfect gift idea for someone who just needs to relax. This Christmas, give them a voucher for a day of luxury at one of the best spas in their area. They can choose from a variety of treatments like massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. They’ll leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world! Facials A facial is a gift that keeps on giving! Not only will they enjoy the relaxing experience, but they’ll also get to enjoy the results for weeks to come. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift that will help them relax and feel pampered, look no further than a luxurious facial. At Gifting Owl, we have a wide range of different facials to choose from depending on their skin type. We even have men’s facials!


A massage is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who is always on the go. Help them unwind and relax with a voucher for a professional massage. There are a variety of different types of massages to choose from depending on their needs, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone and more. If they’re looking to de-stress, we recommend a Swedish massage. If they’re looking for something a little more invigorating, we recommend a deep tissue massage. No matter what their preference may be, they’re sure to leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Unique Christmas Gifts For The Foodies

Oh no, we can’t forget the foodies! If the special person you’re seeking a Xmas present for is one of those people who can’t help but share their dinner creations on every form of social media, we can’t recommend our authentic culinary category enough. From sushi-making classes and cooking experiences with world-renowned chefs, to wine tastings and chocolate-making workshops, we have a range of delicious options for the food lover in your life.

Authentic Culinary

These gifts include an authentic private cooking class with a local in their own home. Not only will they learn how to create a different dish, but they’ll discover a lot about their hosts and their culture too. With so many unique options around the globe to choose from, no matter where your giftee may be, they are just around the corner from an incredible night of cultural cuisine and learning. Choose the location or cuisine you want your culinary experience to be based on. Gifting Owl authentic culinary gifts are available in over 60 countries including Vietnam, Japan, Australia, Russia, South Korea and Brazil. Whatever your cuisine of choice, we have one for you.

Cooking Classes

If you’re stuck on what to get the foodie in your life, a cooking class is always a great option. This is a great gift for budding cooks or those who love to eat! They'll get to learn how to cook an authentic dish from a professional chef. They can learn how to cook anything from sushi to paella and everything in between. Not only will they get a delicious meal out of it, but they’ll also develop some new skills in the kitchen. It’s a win-win! They'll also receive a copy of the recipe so they can recreate the meal at home for their friends and family.

Food Tours

A food tour is the perfect Christmas gift idea for someone who loves to try new foods and wants to explore a new city through its culinary scene. They'll get to try a variety of different dishes from different restaurants while learning about the city's food culture. This is a great gift for foodies who are always looking for their next adventure. No matter what their preference may be, we’re sure they’ll find something they love on our website. On a food tour, they'll get to sample traditional dishes and local delicacies while learning about the history and culture of the area. There are tours available in cities all over the world, so whether they're a foodie local or an adventurous traveler, there's sure to be a tour that's perfect for them.

The Best Christmas Experience Gift Ideas For Men

Men can be particularly hard to buy for, especially at the end of the year. If you’ve already exhausted your fishing gear and t-shirt quota you may want to consider trying something new. Whether you’re looking for Christmas present ideas for dad or for your partner, have a look at what’s on offer on Gifting Owl. You never know, an experience for him may just be exactly what you've been looking for.

Driving Experiences

Is he always talking about that one time he drove a Ferrari? Make his dreams a reality with a driving experience. From quad bikes to rally cars, there’s a driving experience for everyone. If your man is the adventurous type, he’ll love getting behind the wheel of a fast car or motorcycle and tearing up the track. For those who prefer their adventures a little closer to home, there are also off-road driving experiences available. These make for great gifts for men who love the outdoors and getting dirty.

Fishing Tours

Is your man an avid fisherman? If so, he’ll love a fishing tour. These gifts for men take him out of his comfort zone and into the great outdoors where he can learn new techniques from a professional guide. He’ll get to try his hand at catch-and-release fishing in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. And, he’ll get to take home a photo and memories of his big catch to share with all his friends. He will be incredibly happy to a chance to unwind and to spend time in nature, surrounded by beautiful scenery and the beautiful salty fresh air that only a boat trip can supply.

Christmas Experience Gift Ideas For Women

On the other hand, we can always think of a gift for her. If you are shopping for your mum, massage and beauty gifts are a classic. You know that your hard-working mum will never complain, but a little time to herself to relax and get pampered would mean the absolute world to her. Or if she is an adventure seeker you can choose something more action-packed like mountain biking or even scuba diving! No matter what special woman you are looking to spoil this Christmas, there are plenty of amazing gift ideas for her on Gifting Owl.

City tours

She will love getting to know a new place, especially if it’s somewhere she’s always wanted to visit. On a city tour, she can learn about the history and culture of the area while sampling some of the local cuisines. This is a great way to If she loves to explore new places and learn about different cultures, this is the perfect activity for her. She'll get to see all the sights of the city and learn about its history and culture from a local guide. This is a fantastic idea for her if she's a traveller or if she's never been to the city before. It's sure to be an unforgettable experience for her.

Hotel Getaway Packages

Is your woman in need of a little R&R? If so, a hotel getaway is the perfect Christmas gift idea for her. A hotel stay is the perfect way to pamper her this Christmas. She can relax in the comfort of a luxurious hotel room and enjoy all the amenities that the hotel has to offer. From spa treatments to fine dining, she'll be able to enjoy a true 5-star experience. This is a great idea for her if she loves to be pampered and wants to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

She'll be able to relax and unwind in luxury while enjoying all the amenities that the hotel has to offer. This is a great gift for her if she's been feeling a little stressed out and needs a break. Photography tours Is your woman a photography enthusiast? If so, she'll love a photography tour. This Christmas gift idea for her will allow her to explore a new place and take photos of all the sights. She'll also get to learn about the history and culture of the area from a local guide.

This is one gift that's perfect for her if she's a traveler or if she's never been to the area before. It's sure to be an unforgettable experience for her. These are just some of the gifts for her that are available on Gifting Owl. So if you're stuck for present ideas, have a look and see what takes your fancy!

Unique Christmas gifts for kids

Arranging presents for kids who already have everything is another story. Especially if you’re looking at minimising your environmental footprint this Christmas, buying a non-toy gift for your kids can be hard. A good way to do this is by giving non-toy gifts and giving experiences for the kids' Christmas gifts this year. As long as they meet the minimum age requirements, experiences may be a non-toy gift, but they make for the perfect present because they are something exciting to give that they’ll remember through the years.

Choose from gifts kids love such as farm animal experiences, indoor skydiving, learn to surf and many more! Experiences for kids can be both educational and fun. It’s also very likely they’ll remember the day they learned to surf for much longer than a toy or device.

Secret Santa Gifts

Sometimes at Christmas we need to buy presents for people we don’t know too well. Secret Santa at work is a perfect example. If you’re struggling to think of a great gift idea for Bob in accounting, we’ve got you covered. Gifting Owl has the option to give a gift certificate with a value of your choice. This means you can stick to the strict budget; Bob can choose which experience he would like to do, and you don’t have to spend hours researching the best gift ideas for men or scroll through endless gift guides. Simply enter the price you'd like and send directly to Bob after payment.

Christmas Experience Gifts For The Whole Family

The best part about Christmas is getting to spend the holidays with your nearest and dearest. There is nothing better than spending quality time with a family member you haven’t seen all year. It's the perfect time to switch off and enjoy a family game night, a home-cooked meal and some fun outdoor activities. If you are travelling to visit your extended family, or they’re travelling to visit you this year, an experience all together will be fun for everyone and make the family vacation even more fun! Your extended family will appreciate that they don’t have to carry home extra luggage and that they’ll have a wonderful memory to take home instead. A wildlife encounter for your international guests is always a popular option!

Gifting Owl has a huge range of great group activities and getaway gift cards that are perfect for family members of all ages and personalities. If you are thinking of trying something different this year, why not arrange a group activity for the whole family to enjoy together and to spend time in mother nature's finest. If your family happens to be planning a camping trip this would also work incredibly well and could really elevate the camping trip!

After all, that's what Christmas is all about. There can be a lot of events happening in December, so organising something for January or February can be something to look forward to - a way to kick start the new year. Whether you are buying for your immediate family or stuck choosing gifts for the other family members in your extended family, there will be a thoughtful gift for every family member this Christmas. How to wrap a Christmas gift card?

Now that you’ve got plenty of experience gift ideas, I bet you’re wondering how to wrap your Christmas presents to place them under the tree ready for Christmas day? Well, we think that’s half the fun! Try to source something that goes well with their experience and place it under the tree along with the voucher. Some ideas include; a single wine glass to accompany them on their vineyard tour, or perhaps a new beach towel for them to dry off with after their scuba diving lesson. Or even a spare pair of underwear to take with them on their skydive… just in case!

Last-minute Gift Ideas For Christmas

Even if you've left it until the 24th of December, Gifting Owl has got you covered for last-minute gift ideas. All activity gifts are delivered as an instant e-voucher to the recipient. Simply enter their email address, mobile number or send via Facebook and they'll have it in seconds! You can also choose to schedule the gift certificate to be sent directly to the gift recipients on Christmas morning.

If you're really running out of time you can give a value-based gift voucher, which lets them choose which experience they'd like to book. Think outside of the gifting box! In a digital world, people are craving more real-life authentic experiences. This is just another reason why experience gifts make for the best gift this Christmas.

Gifting Owl has the largest range of experience gifts available globally. With free exchanges internationally and instant digital delivery, choosing Gifting Owl gift vouchers is a complete no-brainer! You don't need to splash out on a pricey gift when there is so many fun activities available that encourage your friends and family to spent time together and enjoy life.

If you have any questions about Gifting Owl's unique gifts please get in touch at the contact us link below. By the time you visit our site, you will be wishing we offered a gift membership.

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