10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

by Elisa Parry

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Looking for something out of the ordinary? Break with tradition and gift a cracking experience gift this Christmas. It’s easy to fall into a habit when it comes to Christmas but it’s time to be brave and break the mould. To make your Christmas shopping easier we’ve pulled together a list of awesome experience gifts below. You’ll be everyone’s favourite family member in no time! Shop our full range of Christmas gifts here

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Mt Cook and Glaciers scenic helicopter flight

Mt Cook is impressive from the ground – but from the sky it’s truly breathtaking. Help a loved one tick off a bucket list item this Christmas with this amazing scenic flight over some of the most stunning scenery in the country.

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Drive two supercars with EvoX hot lap

Is there someone on your Christmas gifting list that loves their cars? Make their dreams come true with the chance to drive not one, but two supercars! They’ll be behind the wheel of either a Lamborghini Murcielago, Ferrari F430 or Aston Martin V8 Vantage. They’ll also get to drive a Lotus Exige and enjoy a hot lap in a Mitsubishi EVO X.

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Lake Wakatipu cruise and gourmet BBQ lunch

Looking for a fun day out the whole family can enjoy? All aboard the iconic vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. You’ll cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station Farm where you’ll enjoy a gourmet BBQ, sheep shearing and sheep dog demonstration.

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Hobbiton movie set guided tour

Gift someone the chance to visit Middle-earth for a day. This is the perfect gift for any Lord of the Rings fan. They’ll enjoy a guided tour of the actual film set including the Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn and The Mill. 

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Kapiti Island Eco experience day trip

Looking for a new adventure? Spend some time exploring one of New Zealand’s oldest and most accessible nature reserves. Pack a picnic and brunch on the beach, take a dip or wander the Island – the choice is yours! This is the perfect gift for those who love to explore their own backyard.

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Flying fox zipline and forest walk with transfers

Know someone who loves a good thrill ride? Gift them the chance to take on the flying fox zipline on Waiheke Island. They’ll be zipping along three 200m dual flying fox ziplines while taking in stunning views of the Island. This experience is available for families – so could make the perfect gift for everyone!

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Pasta making class for two

Who doesn’t love pasta? And what better gift that the experience of learning how to make your favourite food from scratch, including authentic Italian sauces. The best bit? You get to eat everything you make in the class. YUM! 

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Live marine volcano tour of White Island

Who can say they’ve walked on a live volcano? Help a loved one tick this experience off their bucket list this Christmas. In this experience, you’ll get to explore the inner crater. We’re talking getting up close to roaring steam vents and bubbling pits of mud. It feels like something out of a movie set – but really, it’s just nature at its best!

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

High ropes adventure experience

Another gift ideas for the thrill seekers! From flying foxes to long boards, swinging plateaus to a giant vertical cable – they’ll be able to unleash their inner acrobat on this epic high ropes course.

10 awesome Christmas gift ideas

Evening hot pools private bathe with indulgence pack

Now for something a little less action-packed. Gift the gift of relaxation with this private hot pool experience. This is the perfect gift for a couple or a good one to spoil your own partner with.

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