Christmas gift ideas for couples

by Brittany Wheeler

There’s nothing better than finding the perfect Christmas gift for a couple. You get to scratch 2 names off your Christmas gift list at one time! This Christmas, give less stuff and more stories with an enriching experience from RedBalloon. From private hot pools to beach horse riding – the best gifts are the kind that don’t fit under a Christmas tree. Get inspired by these Christmas gift ideas for couples below or browse our full range of Christmas gifts here.

Couple doing pasta making class
Auckland: Pasta making class 

Perfect for the foodie couple in your life, surprise with them a hands-on pasta making class where they can bond over their love for food as they learn to make a variety of pasta and sauces from scratch.

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Onsen Hot Pools
Queenstown: Daytime hot pools private bathe with indulgence pack 

Whether they’re workaholics or simply deserve a little R&R, gift them an indulgent spa experience at Onsen Hot Pools. They’ll enjoy a private bathing experience overlooking Shotover River and a gift pack including towels, wine, aromatherapy burner, icecream, crisps or chocolate.

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Sailing yacht cruise on Auckland Harbour with dinner
Auckland: Sailing yacht cruise on Auckland Harbour with dinner

Spoil them with a romantic evening cruising along Auckland’s gorgeous Waitemata Harbour. They’ll enjoy canapes and a welcome drink as they soak in the sights before sitting down for a 2 course dinner above or below deck.

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Degustation lunch Wharekauhau Country Estate.
Wairarapa: 5 Course ‘Trust The Chef’ degustation lunch with bubbles

Just 90 minutes from Wellington is the internationally acclaimed Wharekauhau Country Estate. Here they will be seated for an exquisite multi-course degustation lunch paired with a glass of champagne.

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Jet boat ride in Auckland
Auckland: Jet boat adventure on Auckland Harbour 

Do you know a couple who loves adventure and thrills? This exhilarating jet boat ride along the beautiful Waitemata Harbour is the ultimate gift. They’ll buckle up and be surprised with spins, swerves and turns!

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Private Central Otago wine tasting experience
Northburn: Private Central Otago wine tasting experience

You can’t go wrong with this private experience at one of Central Otago’s top wineries. Begin with a stroll through the vineyards to learn more about the notion of terroir, before a private wine tasting in the Cloudy Bay Shed of up to 6 wines.

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Hells Gate reserve walk and mud bath
Rotorua: Hells Gate reserve walk with mud bath and sulphur spa and more

This experience begins with a guided walk through the reserve and steaming pools of mud, which have been used by local Maoris for bathing and relaxation for over 800 years. Afterwards, they’ll head to the spa for a nourishing geothermal mud bath and dip in the sulphur pool. Bliss!

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Horse riding along Pakiri Beach
Auckland: Beach horse riding and wine tasting day tour with lunch

A majestic horse ride along Pakiri Beach starts the day before being whisked to a boutique vineyard for a wine tasting and lunch showcasing local produce. There’s also ample time to scroll along the vineyard’s Sculptural Trail, featuring 50 incredible pieces by some of New Zealand’s leading sculptors.

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