Are you in search of the perfect gift for a friend or loved one who is an avid adventurer? Tired of the same old boring gifts that are lacklustre and predictable? If you answered yes to both questions, then we’ve got the perfect solution for you — experience gifting. In a nutshell, experience gifting is when you give someone a gift that is a life experience rather than a material object. This can range from anything from a spa experience, a hot air balloon ride or even a wine tour. In today’s article, we look at 5 unique experience gifts that any thrill seeker will love and remember for years, so read on to find out more!
1. A Mountain Biking Adventure
Know of a friend or family member who lives for their bikes? If so, a mountain biking adventure just may be the perfect gift for them. With a wide variety of adventures and tours available online, you can choose from a Kangaroo Island Bike Tour, a private indoor BMX lesson or even a full-day bike tour of the Mclaren Vale Wineries for the adventurer who also enjoys a quality glass of vino. Some of the mountain bike tours available also offer a set lunch that is included to really round off anyone’s biking adventure with a tasty treat. We couldn’t think of a better experience to give someone you love and care about.
2. The Airbnb Experience
Most of us have heard of Airbnb, but have you heard of the “Airbnb experience”? Airbnb experiences include a range of activities that are designed and led by inspiring locals. These activities go far beyond the standard holiday tours or classes and fully immerse guests into the host’s unique world. Depending on where your adventurous giftee is travelling to, you can book them an experience that they’re sure to remember for a lifetime. book them an adventurous experience, a cooking experience, a cultural experience, and more.
3. Swimming With Sharks
This one isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you’re friends with a thrill seeker who knows no bounds, the swimming with sharks experience is sure to make an impression that will never be forgotten. Imagine coming face to face with a shark’s beady eyes and rows of sharp teeth — terrifying, exhilarating and incredible all at the same time. Choose from the Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium’s “Diving With Sharks”, shark diving in Darling Harbour or even an ocean dive with sharks in the Sunshine Coast. Regardless of which one you pick, you can be sure that you’ll bring a smile to anyone who is a huge fan of “Jaws”!
Skydiving is one of those things that most people have on their bucket list but never actually gather the courage to do. If you know someone whom you think is up for the challenge, skydiving is one of the best experience gifts that you can give them. Did you know that there are actually scientific explanations for the sensation of skydiving, predominantly in the form of adrenaline? The experience promotes the production of endorphins and serotonin during the skydive, thus improving mood and boosting happiness levels. We think your adventurous friend deserves that, don’t you?
5. Giddy Up!
Last but certainly by no means the least, animal-loving thrill-seekers are sure to love a variety of horse riding adventures that they can experience both locally and interstate. Choose from scenic horse riding at St Andrew’s Beach in the Mornington Peninsula, a beach horse rise and brewery lunch or even a 2.5 Hour Yarra Valley Mountain Hut with wine tasting horse ride. Animals, food, adventure and wine — we can’t think of a better experience than this!
The options are endless when it comes to experience gifting. With hundreds of activities, tours and adventures available with the click of a button, you’ll find that finding the perfect gift for adventurous friends, family and loved ones is truly a piece of cake.