Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

That time of year is creeping closer every day, dangerously close if you haven’t started thinking about gifts for your loved ones.

We have compiled a cheat sheet of A+ experience-based gift options based in Victoria that you can feel confident in gifting to someone close to you this Christmas. Now your most difficult decision will be choosing just one of these stellar options.

Float over Victoria’s picturesque and best-loved wine region for an experience that you are unlikely to forget. Hot Air Ballooning over the Yarra Valley is by far the best way to see the region. Continue the fun by booking a winery tour for after the flight!

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

Victoria’s newest hot springs is a world-class luxury wellness sanctuary located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. Alba’s restaurant Thyme showcases locally sourced, seasonal produce in an all-day menu created by well-known Melbourne chef, Karen Martini. Treat yourself and your partner to a day at the springs!

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

Inspired by the Victorian landscape, Mansfield Glamping was designed to make your visit a unique, luxurious, and sustainable glamping experience. The views are spectacular, and the accommodation is even better, treat your loved one with a night away (or two).

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

Yūgen Dining

Leave your world behind. Dine, drink, and move with us. The night has just begun.

Yugen is influenced by the cultural richness of Asia, inspired by tradition, but not bound by it.

Start by taking your night underground. Six-metre-high stone walls and refined industrial interiors abound with three distinct areas for you to savour.

This is a dining experience that you won’t forget.

Grill Americano

One of Melbourne’s new favourite restaurants, Grill Americano features classic Italian hospitality and the finest Australian produce. It simply must be experienced!


Incredible Italian cuisine, with a focus on genuinely good hospitality and guest experience. There aren’t many restaurants left in Melbourne where they’ll open the door for you, hang your jacket, pull out your chair and fold your napkin across your lap. Go to Florentino if you want to feel like royalty for a night.

Mabu Mabu Big Esso

Any list of iconic Melbourne experiences would be incomplete without mentioning Mabu Mabu Big Esso. The mission of Mabu Mabu to make indigenous ingredients and cuisine more accessible, and they have achieved exactly that.

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

This production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now playing at the Princess Theatre only until the end of January!

Direct from Broadway, the dazzling, brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical evening.

An essential for theatre and Harry Potter lovers alike!

This gift is for the whole friend group or family! These electric boats can fit up to 8 people and can be driven without a boat license. They come fitted with a picnic table in the middle so you can have a picnic on the Yarra!

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

Enjoy a night of painting, snacking and drinking as your expert Pinot and Picasso hosts deliver a paint and sip experience.

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

THE LUME Melbourne invites you on a spellbinding journey through the vibrant world of French Impressionism in Monet and Friends.

A truly multi-sensory experience, Monet and Friends is designed to invigorate the senses by combining sight, sound, aroma, taste and touch to transport you back in time to the very heart of this artistic period.

Open until the end of June 2023, a ticket to The Lume makes the perfect Christmas present without too much of a time constraint!

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

Does your loved one love wine? Do they also love getting their hands (or feet) dirty? A membership to Noisy Ritual’s Winemaker class is the gift that keeps on giving.

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas

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