The best experience gifts to give him for a Christmas he’ll never forget

Better than his usual socks and jocks.

We firmly believe experience gifts are the best kind of gift one can give.

There’s no question about whether gift will fit, be loved, or just sit in a drawer for the rest of eternity. No, the experience gift gives your loved one something for more unattainable—a memory they will cherish forever.

A particularly good option for the man in your life who is notoriously difficult to buy for and can’t possibly own any more pairs of socks and jocks, there’s an experience gift for every interest from foodies to those who live in the fast lane.

The best experience gifts for men

Below, we round up some of the best experience gifts to give then men in your life, whatever the occasion.


V8 Race Car Driving 6 Laps, $450 at RedBalloon

Leave spectators awestruck and make his childhood dreams come true as you zoom around in a real V8 race car at lightning speeds at a professional race track in Sydney. A highly skilled instructor will be seated beside you, giving you live tuition through a headset as you tackle the circuit.

[Editor’s note: Caution! I sent the father of my kids and he’s now planning to quit his job to become a racing car driver!]



Dinner at 6HEAD, The Rocks Sydney

If you’re Sydney based and love a good steak, treat Dad or your partner to a luxury dinner at 6HEAD in the iconic Rocks of Sydney Harbour.


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Mediterranean dinner, bei bar and bistro

Housed in the iconic building on Darlinghurst’s Taylor Square, treat him to a Mediterranean cuisine – Italian, a touch of Greek, using the best Australian ingredients and a few imported specialties. His stomach will thank you for it!



Jet fighter flight, $1500 at Adrenaline

For those who hate being tied down, flying experiences are the ultimate gift. Personally we think if you want to win at Christmas you can’t go wrong with this 20 minute flight on an actual fighter jet. But Adrenaline offers other options like hot air ballooning to more extreme heights like skydiving, helicopter trips, aerobatics and sea planes.



A Custom Dad Token, $43 at Hardtofind

For the personalised experience you can’t find online, whether it’s dinner at his favourite restaurant or a weekend getaway you’ve booked yourself, these sweet and customisable tokens are the perfect delivery.



Wet ‘n’ Wild, from $39 at RedBallon

For the adrenaline seeking water baby there’s a world of wet ‘n’ wild experiences all around the country they can enjoy from white water rafting to fishing trips, kayaking and even jet boat rides.



A relaxing escape via Airbnb

Book a getaway to the city or country of your choice this Christmas and take some to unwind, unplug and reconnect in the comfort of luxury accommodation. Whether you’re staying in Byron Bay to Brussels, there are plenty of options to choose from.



The Freedom gift card, from $150 at Endota

We’re all in need of some TLC, encourage him to refresh following a relaxing massage of his choice at Endota. This gift voucher allows him to pick the treatment that best works for his needs so he can truly unwind. If he loves a voucher you can check out our favourites too.



Drive To Survive, from $28 at Adrenaline

For those with the need for speed, there’s a huge range of driving experiences available country-wide from laps in a v8 race car to quad biking sand dunes and, for those Drive To Survive fans, laps in a Formula 1 style car.



Ghost tours, from $41 at Experience Oz

Do you have a dad or partner who loves all things that go bump in the night? You can never go wrong with a ghost tour! The good news is there are options available in many cities including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Gold Coast.


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