Need some ideas for Christmas presents this year? There's no better gift than a holiday! So we’ve pulled together a fabulous list of getaways that are sure to please every man and escapes with all the frills set to thrill every woman. Whether it’s a surprise for your special other half, a friend or family member, this is what your loved one really wants from their next holiday! From fishing and football to spas and shows, check out these awesome presents for him and her.
FOR HER: Spa Escape
Let her indulge, relax and recharge in fabulous company on a spa weekend getaway in Australia. Who could resist all those massages, manicures and pedicures, complete with a glass of bubbly and gorgeous views? Whether it’s a luxurious health and spa retreat in the country or a city break that comes with all the pampering perks, she’ll come home rejuvenated, fresh and ready to conquer the world.
FOR HIM: International Grand Prix Getaway
Do you know a man with a need for speed? This is the ultimate gift for car-lovers and rev-heads alike. While a local circuit in Adelaide or Melbourne would do the trick, we all know bigger is better. So book him tickets to a major Grand Prix that takes place on the world stage, like in bustling Singapore, casino-clad Macau or the desert city of Abu Dhabi. He’ll have a few days by the raceway and maybe even a few extra to explore the city sights.
FOR HER: Wine Tour Weekend
A holiday that involves top-notch wine, gourmet food and gorgeous country scenery is sure to put a smile on her face. Surprise her with a wine tour to the delectable Yarra Valley, just outside of Melbourne, or the Barossa Valley, on the cusp of Adelaide. A single day or multi-day wine tour will have her taste-testing to her heart’s content as she weaves through the rolling vineyards from one cellar door to the next. Is she more of an independent woman? Organise a hire car or bike instead so she can travel at her own pace and linger longer wherever she pleases.
FOR HIM: Top End Fishing Adventure
There’s no better way for an avid fisherman to take in the Top End than with a rod or reel in his hand. While the coastline is uniquely beautiful, it’ll became hazy on the horizon once he’s out on the boat catching everything from barramundi and saratoga to black jew fish on an overnight or multi-night fishing trip. Include an extra night or two in tropical Darwin so he has some time to see the local sights on land. He could take a crocodile cruise, check out the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, explore the Darwin Military Museum or even wander through old WWII oil storage tunnels.
FOR HER: Show Weekend Away
There’s not a single woman who doesn’t love to get dressed up to the nines for a night out and a glitzy stage show. From colourful, character-filled musicals to ritzy theatrical performances, there’s no shortage of shows to choose from across Australia’s capital cities. No doubt she’ll enjoy some downtime while she’s there to shop up a storm, sip lattes in cute cafes and dine in a fancy restaurant or two.
FOR HIM: Melbourne Football Trip
There’ll be no complaints when football is involved! Send him packing to an AFL game in Melbourne for a few nights and he’ll be totally in his element. He’ll love a few beverages before the game in one of the city’s cool laneway bars, some live music afterwards, and an Urban Adventure Aussie Rules Melbourne Tour to keep the footy fever going the next day.