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The best experience gifts to give the loved ones in your life this Christmas who have absolutely everything

Guaranteed they’ll never forget this present.

Gift giving is tricky business. You want a present that shows the recipient you know them well, but that you’ve put time and thought into finding the perfect gift for them.

Of course, we all have our failsafe go-to like a scented candle or bottle of scotch.

And, while there’s nothing wrong with a proven favourite, there’s nothing like the warm-and-fuzzies you get when you find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift that isn’t plonked straight on the shelf.

An “experience gift” is one sure fire way to become the favourite family member or friend this Christmas.

Gifting a loved one an activity or adventure translates to a memory they’ll never forget, and there’s always the added bonus you can join in the fun.

They don’t have to be an adrenaline junky or adventure enthusiast to reap the enjoyment of an experience gift, there’s something for everyone from massages and classes to getaways and tours.

The best experience gifts in Australia

We’ve rounded up some of the best options out there to suit every personality.

Off road racing, from $80 at RedBalloon

Know a hot-head behind the wheel who has the need for speed? There’s plenty of race and rally car options about that are sure to thrill.

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Hot air ballooning, $349 at RedBalloon

Searching for a romantic surprise sure to sweep your loved on off their feet? Hot air ballooning is sure to wow.

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Dinner at 6HEAD, prices vary at 6HEAD

6HEAD boasts a cosy and inviting setting that is perfect for good food and wine with family and friends. You’ll be coming back for seconds in no time.

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Mediterranean dinner, prices vary at bei bar and bistro

For the Sydneysiders, or those visiting, treat them to a broad Mediterranean cuisine – including Italian and a touch of Greek, all while using the best Australian ingredients and a few imported specialties.

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High tea, $150 at RedBalloon

Perfect for mum, grandma and your aunty too, make them feel like royalty for a morning with a traditional high tea.

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A fancy dining experience, from $27.50 at RedBalloon

If you’ve already gifted your favourite foodie every cook book imaginable, why not wine a dine them with a 6 course degustation or wine tasting.

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Take to the dancefloor, $90 at RedBalloon

Whether it’s a mover and shaker, someone who is always at the centre of dancefloor or a partner who’s always wanted to learn to salsa, dance classes are a fun gift your loved one won’t forget.

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