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The Power Of Gifting An Experience

by Nick Boylan on Wednesday 18 December 2019

Did you know that Australians use 150,000 kilometres of wrapping paper in just one Christmas? That’s enough to wrap the entire Earth four times!

And that’s not the kind of embrace the planet needs. Rather than packaging up the latest Apple products or a Baby Yoda soft toy (cute as it may be), experiences are a great gift this Christmas. 

A popular gift for 83 per cent of Australians, experience gifts provide you with a chance to get creative and give something more memorable than a thing your loved ones can hold in their hands. 

You can craft some really unique invitations, opening the door for an experience they can have on their own, or maybe share with you. To help you with your gifting, we’ve put together some exciting experiences you might want to give somebody this year.

Food and Drink Lovers

We know you’ve got people on your list who love nice things on their table, whether that’s a gift hamper of produce or something delicious to drink. But how about adding some educational aspects to that gift? Going to a masterclass or a tour at a restaurant, winery, distillery or brewery is a great way to see behind the scenes of where delicious food and beverages are made.

Check out ones that let you get hands on and even potentially give you the chance to make your own! Something fun to do with others could be a cocktail-making course, which gives you a fun afternoon and some great skills at your next house party.

Golden Tickets

Gifting an experience can also be a fun way to forward plan to an exciting event, and there’s nothing more exciting than getting tickets to a show you’ve had your eye on.

It might be getting under a band’s nose at a summer gig, a night at the theatre, an epic sporting clash, or maybe planning a day out at one of the many festivals that happen throughout the year.

What’s more, you could craft a personalised invite where you include some extras like accommodation, transport to and from the event, or a nice dinner beforehand. This all adds to a really exciting experience and makes the gift even more special.

Active Experiences

If you’ve got friends who feel the need for speed or like to live life a quarter mile at a time, there are some great adrenaline-pumping experiences that might get their blood flowing over the holidays. Booking in activities like sky diving, stunt driving, scuba diving, jet boating, or an aerobatic flight could be great fun for the adrenaline junkie in your life.

Alternatively, you might want to start on a smaller scale and look at ways to simply help someone stay active. This is where gifting an entry to a gym could be the perfect idea for the holidays.

Getting in that first visit to the gym can be tricky without the right pathway, which is where you can spoil someone with Virgin Active’s 3-week membership and a 45-minute personal training session.

Valid for use at any of our Virgin Active clubs in Australia, this is the perfect entry point to getting active, dipping your toes into the gym world and seeing if it’s for you (or them). With a huge variety of classes and machines to suit the group or solo gym-goer, it really is a gift for anyone’s fitness goals. 

At an affordable price and with maximum versatility, check out our eGift cards for the perfect addition to your Christmas gift list.

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