The best experiences you can gift for Christmas

If you're stuck for present ideas, why not gift an experience they'll never forget?

It can be tricky buying presents for people, so whether you're unsure what to buy or running late with ordering something, organising a unique experience will be the exciting gift they won't be expecting. From cooking classes to concert tickets, discover a new way to do Christmas this year.

Cork & Chroma

You don't need to be an artist to come to this painting class, as it's designed for creative amateurs who like to have a bit of fun while sipping on their favourite tipple. Book your desired class and make sure to bring a bottle of plonk where you can sip and store in their in-house fridge, while the class will provide you with a canvas, paints and a teacher to guide you through the lesson. Best yet, you get to keep your painting once you're done! With studios in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, there's plenty of sessions to release your creative flair. Classes are $60 and are to be booked online

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pasta Making Class

Whether or not your recipient is a good cook, pasta making classes are fun for all ages and interests. Source your local cooking school or restaurant that offers group or one-on-one classes, and gift an experience where they can take away delicious skills. Plus, most offer wine pairings and a meal you can eat at the end, like Salt Meats Cheese. What's not to love? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ticketmaster gift card

If your recipient is a music-lover or arts and culture enthusiast, a voucher to Ticketmaster is the perfect gift. With tickets to every big event in Australia, your loved-one will be able to go not only choose their event, but experience something they already love. This is a win-win.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spirit tasting

Whether your recipient prefers whiskey, rum or gin, there's a crafted class for every spirit around Australia through redballoon. Book a tasting at a local distillery, or organise for your loved-one to make their own sample! Some even include food pairings and distillery tours, so you don't need to be a connoisseur to enjoy this!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Lip Lab

Do you have a beauty-obsessed loved-one this Christmas? Well here's the perfect gift. With stores around Australia, The Lip Lab offers its guests the experience to make their own, competely unique lip stick - which is then packaged and able to pop in your makeup bag. An expert technician will help you decipher which shade you're going for, and help you masterfully craft the personalised shade.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Succulent workshop

This one's for the green-thumb in your group. Give the opportunity for them to learn about and create their own succulent in these planting workshops around Australia. Make your own hanging Kokedama or chic succulent wall for a small balcony. This will be a Christmas present they'll never forget.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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