Sydney seaplane flight with three-course lunch roadtest recap
Price: $900 for two people
Great for: minimalists, overseas visitors, foodies, plane enthusiasts
Not great for: nervous flyers, people who don't vibe with awe
While it may be too soon to confirm whether it'll get you off Santa's naughty list, this seaplane and lunch experience makes for a pretty perfect group gift (or solo gift if you're something of a Ms Moneybags). It's one that is just as full of wonder as it is with feasting.
Yes, $900 is a considerable price tag but divide that among your relatives or friends nine-ways and you've got yourself an unforgettable gift that through your orchestration of said gift, will cement your status as the It-girl of gift giving.
Plus, an experience gift such as this one works especially well if the pair you're gifting it to has an anniversary or birthday also around the gifting season too. Combined presents are back IN.
Is an experience a good gift?
It totally is – especially when you're buying for someone who truly doesn't want or need anything. While I once trawled the hallowed online halls of The Iconic’s gifting section for cookbooks or a button-down that I would never see Dad wear again after that Christmas, I’ve graduated to the experience gift game for the most part. An experience gift is also great for locking in quality time with your nearest and dearest.
What are the best experience gift ideas?
An experience gift doesn't have to have an extravagant price tag – though, who are we kidding, money talks. Here are a few of our other favourite experience gift ideas:
Go for a drive-in theatre night for the cinephile in your circle. This experience is particularly ideal for nostalgics.
Why not treat your city-slicking partner to a weekend away in a tiny home or cabin and get some fresh air out of the big smoke?
A succulent meal shared right on Sydney Harbour's waterfront with your bestie never goes astray. If they love oysters, 6Head is quite the spot.
And for your overworked mum, shout her to a day of TLC with a spa voucher.
LEAD PHOTO: @jastookes via Instagram.