Are you already in a tizzy trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones? This holiday season, you may want to consider doing your bestie or your partner, friends, and family a favour by opting for one of these unique experience gift ideas instead of a prezzie card or a boxed gift. We’re talking adventurous, experiential gifts that will add a new dimension to their lives.
A gift experience is far more exciting and thoughtful as it often creates memories to last a lifetime rather than sneakily recycling gifts to a charity shop. If you’re looking for a cool, ultimate day-out experience for your mates, the options are endless.
From a celebration of breathtaking outdoor gallery, nature and the spirit of New Zealand at the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail; to a stellar line-up of musical legends at the Waiheke Jazz Festival, which would make a perfect day trip or weekend; or a celestial adventure at the Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, observing the wonders of the cosmos, there are so many options — including chartering a vintage train at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway Station or having a unique ‘first class’ rail experience in a lavish Parlour Carriage with a viewing balcony and high-tea style refreshments being served.
The added advantage of gifting an experience is that they often make the best last-minute gifts as they can be easily purchased online.
Stardome Observatory & Planetarium
Reconnect with the cosmos. Renovated galleries, new shows.
670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain | stardome.org.nz
Waiheke Jazz Festival
Easter Weekend March 29 – April 1 | Four days of events across the island. Come for the day or make a ‘Waihekend’ of it! BUY TICKETS ONLINE www.waihekejazzfestival.co.nz
Counties Energy Christmas Lights – Trains at Night
8-10 & 15-23 Dec
Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Book now: www.gvr.org.nz | Email: email@example.com
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
2km Sculpture Trail, all-day dining and boutique wines.
www.brickbay.co.nz | 09 425 4690
What is it about the sun-kissed memories of summer that tend to linger longer than the season and always bring a smile to your face? Take time this summer to discover our beautiful backyard, enjoy some of what nature has to offer and make those wishful bbq stories come true.