8 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts For Loved Ones Who Prefer Experiences Over Cash In A Card

Jordan Clayden-Lewis Jordan Clayden-Lewis

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Christmas is just around the corner (can you believe it?). If you’ve still got gifts to buy for your loved ones, not to worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are 8 last-minute Christmas gifts to buy for friends and families who love to get out and about. Why gift them cash in a card again this year when you can buy them an experience that they’ll remember forever?

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1. Tickets to the Messy Museum

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Brisbane’s Messy Museum will be a playground of colour, creation, and imagination. From the slime station to the ball pit, the neon graffiti wall and the interactive digital spaces, no space will be off-limits to a good time, making it the perfect Christmas gift for those who need a bit of vibrancy in their life. Visitors will get to dive in and get messy to create the wildest works of art they can. And in this museum, there’s no need to tidy up after. Prices start at $35 per person.

Book your tickets here.

2. Qantas gift voucher

For the keen traveller on your Christmas gifts list, why not gift them a last-minute Qantas gift voucher? These designed vouchers can be used on travel within Australia or overseas. This is perfect timing with reopened state borders, and even after Qantas just announced that they’ll be launching Australia’s first direct flight route to Europe next June.

Buy a Qantas gift voucher here.

3. Tickets to a candlelit concert with Josh Pyke

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Gift the experience of live music this year. Coming to the iconic Brisbane City Hall on March 24, catch an incredible music performance by ARIA award-winning artist Josh Pyke. All the while surrounded by candlelights for a rich ambience. Prices start at $65 per person.

Book tickets to Candlelight ft. ARIA Award winner Josh Pyke here.

4. Bucket List digital gift box

For the adventure-lover in your list, gift them the ultimate digital bucket list gift box this year. Not only will there be no wastage from the gift, but the giftee will be able to choose from hundreds of curated bucket list experiences across Australia—from outdoor activities to dining and wellness. The experiences in the gift box have a three-year validity too, so those who receive this as a present won’t have to rush to complete the experiences. Prices start at $100 per digital gift box.

Bucket List digital gift box from Banana Lab here.


5. Tickets to the Michelangelo Sistine Chapel Exhibition

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Gift the experience of getting an up-close and personal look at one of history’s greatest works of art. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at The Ice Cream Factory in West End gives visitors the chance to explore the stunning details of Michelangelo’s iconic work without having to travel to Italy. Prices start at $15.50 per person.

Book a ticket to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition as a gift for someone here.

6. Tickets to a music festival

Say someone on your Christmas gifts list loves music and that’s all you know. Gone are the days where you could just find out their music taste and gift them a CD. Luckily there’s plenty of music festivals and events happening in and near Brisbane in early 2022 that you can gift tickets for. Bohemian Beatfreaks, Good Intentions, and This That Festival just to name a few.

7. A very special farm experience in the Scenic Rim

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This self-guided discovery experience through the Scenic Rim will have visitors uncovering local producers and gathering ingredients to make a hearty roast dinner in the country. Collect your own locally-grown seasonal ingredients and meet the producers too. This would be a perfect Christmas gift for lovers of local produce. The Scenic Rim is only an hour and a half from Brisbane too, so it makes for a great weekend getaway.

Book The Farmgate Experience – Gather & Cook, Scenic Rim as a Christmas gift here.

8. Guided kayaking tour on Manly Harbour

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Manly Harbour is an early morning paddler’s delight. This 1.5-hour guided kayak tour in Brisbane’s main harbour is a small group tour conducted by an expert owner-operator, which means guests will be in great hands. This is the perfect summer activity that can be gifted as a Christmas present.

Book tickets to the Brisbane Guided Kayaking Tour on Manly Harbour as a Christmas gift here.

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