13 Christmas gift ideas for everybody in your life

A present is great, but an experience as a present is even better. This Christmas, why not give your loved ones the gift of an experience, rather than some socks that they do not really want… The best bit is that you can share in the experience together! Ditch the candles and books, and give your loved ones a gift that will really impress, like one of these amazing experiences around South-East Queensland…

For the adrenaline junkie…

Fighter Pilot Experience

If you have an adventurous person in your life, give them the ultimate adrenaline experience this Christmas. At the Air Combat Centre, civilians can get a taste of what flying in a fast jet is like, flying at speeds of up to 900 km/hr.

WATCH NOW – Fighter Pilot Experience

WATCH NOW – Fighter Pilot ExperienceIf you’re lucky enough (or brave enough) to do this amazing experience, you get a briefing from the instructors at the Air Combat Centre – their 30 minute mission is designed to give you a taste of what flying a fast jet is really like. You'll get a flight suit and a call sign. Be warned though; it's addictive.Fighter Pilot Adventure Flights – 3274 3007Archerfield Airport www.FighterPilot.com.auAir Combat Centre – 3371 5737Hendra QLD 4011www.aircombatcentre.com.auFor all the details visit www.thegreatdayout.com.au/fun/fighter-pilot-experience#TheGreatDayOut

Posted by The Great Day Out on Sunday, 26 March 2017

Skypoint Climb

How does climbing to the top of the Q1 Building sound? Gift the adrenaline junkie in your life the opportunity to play daredevil for a day and climb the 270-metre-tall tower.

For special someone…

Date Day Picnics

Want to give a gift that you can both enjoy? This year, gift your special person with a special picnic by the river. What makes this present so special, is that you do not have to do a thing – just turn up and collect your gourmet hamper!

Escape to Lady Elliot Island

What could be more romantic than a special trip to paradise? Whether you stay on Lady Elliot Island for a while, or just day-trip, we can guarantee you will love every second that you spend on the island!

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

What an incredible time we had at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, not to mention how great of a day it is when you can experience this magical place in a day direct from either Redcliffe or the Gold Coast! #LadyElliotIsland #GreatBarrierReefHead to our website for all the details of our Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort adventure, and don't forget to join us next week for part two: www.bit.ly/LadyElliotIs 🐠🐬

Posted by The Great Day Out on Sunday, 29 April 2018

For the child-at-heart…

Major Dirtbox

For the inner-child, a trip to Major Dirtbox is one of the best gifts that you could possibly give! At Major Dirtbox, you can play in the dirt and try your hand behind the wheel of construction equipment. Not only can you take a bobcat for a spin, but you can also try out a challenge to keep you entertained!

Watch Now – Major DirtboxIf you’ve ever owned a Tonka Truck, have a fascination with big boys’ toys, or just want a break from being an adult…this has to be the best way to unleash your inner child!To see the full episode head over to: http://thegreatdayout.com.au/fun/major-dirtboxMajor Dirtbox38 Prairie Rd, Yatala3489 7784http://majordirtbox.com.au

Posted by The Great Day Out on Monday, 20 February 2017

Big Kart Track

A speed around Big Kart Track on the Sunshine Coast is a great gift for those who secretly have a need for speed. Why not gift a rev-head in your life a day at the track? We are sure it will earn you serious brownie points.

For the foodie…

The Cooking School Noosa

Foodies can be notoriously hard to buy for, but not if you gift them the chance to undertake a cooking class like no other.  The Cooking School Noosa offers small classes and includes a three-course lunch!

Jocelyn’s Provisions Cooking Class

If you have a junior foodie in your life, a cooking class at Jocelyn’s Provisions is the ideal gift. Classes run for an hour and half, and cover everything from safety through to pastries and sweets.

Jocelyn's Provisions Kids Cooking Class

School holiday activities aren’t restricted to visiting a local park, beach or the cinemas. How about a class for all the junior bakers out there at Jocelyn's Provisions? 🍴For all the details, visit: www.bit.ly/JocelynsProvisions

Posted by The Great Day Out on Saturday, 2 December 2017

For the arty person…

The Jewellery Studio

Why not treat someone to a special three hour class at The Jewellery Studio in Burleigh Heads, where they can design and create their own special piece?

Bespoke Botanical Creations

For the person in your life with a green thumb, a workshop at Bespoke Botanical Creations is the perfect gift. The two-hour workshop teaches you how to create living art out of succulents, and includes morning tea and champagne.

The Great Day Out – Bespoke Botanical Creations

The Great Day Out – Bespoke Botanical CreationsEmma Duncan is a designer and artist who specialises in creating ‘living art’ with succulents. She holds workshops where guests can learn the craft and create ‘living frames’ of their own. For the full details visit www.bit.ly/BespokeBotanicalCreations

Posted by The Great Day Out on Sunday, 15 October 2017

For the nature lover…

Redlands Kayak Tour

A Redlands Kayak Tour is a brilliant present for anyone who loves getting outdoors! We recommend the Straddie Sunrise Tour, a spectacular tour that takes you from Wellington Point to Cleveland Point at dawn.

Horse Riding Hinterland

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day, and go for a relaxing trail ride on Mt Tamborine. For the nature lover in your life, give them the gift of a day riding through beautiful Thunderbird Park. They will love you for it, trust us!

Thunderbird Park Horseriding

Thunderbird Park offers a variety of trail rides through the beautiful rainforesys of the Gold Coast Hinterland 🐎🍃

Posted by The Great Day Out on Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Epic Ocean Adventures

In our opinion, the Cooloola Coast is one of the best so why not give your loved one a special day exploring it? With Epic Ocean Adventures, you can 4WD your way to Double Point Island, before kayaking and keeping look-out for whales, dolphins, turtles and fish! It is truly a magical experience for those that love the ocean!

By Kate Nutting