There’s less than a week before Christmas and once again you’ve left the shopping to the last minute. The shops have been totally cleared out and the online shopping cut-offs have come and gone.
Now, take a deep breath. Relax. Bid ‘adieu’ to festive panic, because we’ve got you well and truly covered. From Mum and Dad to your partner and the kids, we’ve found seven knock-out gift ideas for everyone in your life. You can thank us later 😇
Mum and Dad have done so much for you over the years, so why not repay them with a foodie escape to Russo Estate in the Sunbury wine region? They’ll begin by sampling some of the winery’s finest vino before moving on to a decadent three-course extravaganza, complete with a glass of wine each. At just $79 for two people, it’s a little dose of luxury without the excessive price tag.
Tick skydiving off their bucket list with a tandem skydive courtesy of Adrenaline Skydive, located just 45 minutes from Canberra! Your adrenaline junkie brother (or that cousin who reckons he’s way braver than he really is) will love you forever for this blood-pumping gift, which will see him soar up to 15,000km above the ground, free fall at speeds of up to 220km/h and then be gently guided back to terra firma. At $149 (plus $37 APF and CI levy) per person, it’s a pressie he’ll never – and we mean never – forget.
Best photo-op ever.
Treat your mother-in-law to a pampering session unlike any they’ve experienced before at the stunning Day Spa by Chuan, located inside the five-star Langham Hotel Sydney. $99 will get you a one-hour relaxation massage while $134 will get you two 30-minute treatments of your choice along with a glass of bubbly and a take-home gift. Both packages come with discounts on products and future visits, plus complimentary all-day access to the Langham’s 20-metre indoor heated swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi and steam rooms. This is sure to get you in their good books!
A little slice of heaven in the CBD
4. Gold Coast
Can’t decide between a dining experience or an activity? Well, with this four-hour catamaran cruise from Sunrise Sailing Charters, you can have both. We’re talking an all-you-can-eat buffet, one complimentary drink each and BYO additional drinks, plus all the stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, swimming and beach games you can handle. With prices starting $29 for children and $65 for adults, it’s one of the best value family days out you can possibly have on the Gold Coast. A Nintendo Switch might keep the kids occupied for a week or so, but they’ll remember this for a lifetime.
Buffet and drinks and fishing, oh my!
Give that pinky a workout with a chic high tea experience (complete with sparkling wine or Mumm champagne upgrade) at the ultra-swanky Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane Hotel. Starting at just $49 for two people and boasting three tiers of tantalising treats, this oh-so-sweet experience is sure to put a smile on the face of your mum, sister, partner or bestie!
One word: Yes.
Introduce your new-age aunt or stress-head partner to the healing power of floatation with a voucher for a session at Float and Restore. They’ll love this relaxing therapy, which is ideal for injury recovery, pain management and reduction in stress, anxiety and depression. Prices start at just $49 for a one-hour session at their Joondalup and Wangara locations, but be warned – one float and they’ll be hooked.
Breathe in, breathe out
It’s been a long, busy year, and the stress of work, family life and other responsibilities has taken its toll on us all. Help mum melt away the worries and tension she’s built up throughout 2018 with one and a half hours of pure relaxation at Eassa Day Spa, right in the heart of Adelaide CBD. For just $69 for one person (or $129 if you’d like to go along with them!) they’ll get a 30-minute aromatherapy massage, 30-minute aromatherapy facial and 30-minute detoxifying body clean – perfect for starting afresh in 2019!
Did you know Scoopon has a brand new gifting feature? It’s never been easier to give your loved ones the gift of a luxury experience for less. Simply head to Scoopon now, browse the spectacular deals near you, pick one you’d like, then click “Buy as a Gift”. Christmas shopping sorted!