The Best Gifts for Parents

The Best Gifts for Parents

We think it's time to treat mum & dad...
Imogen Jeffries

If your parents have been busy taking you to school, to and from activities, serving up nutritious meals, spending the weekend cheering you on at football or gymnastics, buying your groceries, paying for your education, preparing you for life's obstacles... etc. etc., then we're pretty sure that it's a good time to show them some love.

It doesn't need to be a special occasion to treat your parents - they're the true super-humans found on earth and we think it's time to give them a break! But if it's also their birthday, that's a pretty good excuse for a gift, too.

We've lined up our go-to gifts for parents living across Australia. Are they in need of a night out? Purchase a dinner voucher. A day well spent? Look into our outdoor activities - like wine tours or hot air ballooning. Whatever you are looking for, we guarantee that one of these gifts below will put a big smile on their faces.

1.Helicopter Flight | Sydney

The Sydney Harbour Scenic Helicopter Flight is a 20-minute helicopter flight taking you over Sydney's finest spectacles. Fly over Manly Cove, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium. The flight also includes exceptional commentary through the onboard voice-activated headsets - offering a tidbit of education to your parents' flight.

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2.Vintage Aeroplane Flight | Melbourne

The 20-Minute Tiger Moth Flight takes off from the Lilydale airpot on a scenic flight above Yarra Glen, Healesville, Sugarloaf Reservoir and the Yarra River. The best part? It's in a vintage vessel and you can get all the gear that comes a long with it like a leather jacket, helmet, goggles - and a scarf to complete the look!

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3.Twilight Helicopter Flight | Brisbane

The Brisbane City Twilight Scenic Flight gives you a birds-eye view of the Story Bridge, the Gabba Stadium, the Southbank, and Suncorp Stadium before taking a cruise over the sprawling CBD skyline.

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4.Scenic Seaplane Flight | Gold Coast

If your parents are living along the Gold Coast, we're sure that they've already experienced all that the broadwater and ocean has to offer. Give them the chance to experience the beauty of the GC from above with the Gold Coast Scenic Seaplane Flight. They may even spot some whales from the plane as they cruise above the 'Glitter Strip'.

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5.Helicopter Flight | Perth

Your parents can explore the airways above both Perth and Fremantle with the Scenic Helicopter Flight over Perth City.

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6.Camden 60min Hot Air Balloon Flight | Sydney

The Hot Air Balloon Ride From Camden with A Champagne Breakfast is an all-rounder when it comes to gift-giving. Your parents can enjoy viewing the sunrise and floating around in the breeze, before descending to the ground and enjoying a gourmet champagne breakfast.

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7.60min CBD Hot Air Balloon Flight Flight | Melbourne

One of the most exceptional Hot Air Ballooning experiences in Australia - the Melbourne Hot Air Balloon Flight is a 1-hour journey over the city of Melbourne. What makes this experience even better is the exceptional breakfast at the Hilton on the Park once they've returned to ground level.

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8.30min or 60min Hinterland Hot Air Balloon Flight | Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Ride is the best way to see the entirety of the Gold Coast and it's beauty. Choose between a 30-minute or 60-minute ride that will give you expansive views of Byron Bay, the Hinterland, and everything in between. Both tour times include a gourmet champagne breakfast.

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9.60min Ipswich Hot Air Balloon Flight | Brisbane

Leaving from Ipswich (just 30-minutes outside of Brisbane) the Hot Air Ballooning experience is a great gift idea for those parents looking to relax while gliding above the glorious rural area outside of Brisbane.

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10.60min Barossa Valley Flight | Adelaide

The Barossa Valley Hot Air Ballooning with Breakfast and Wine experience is not only an exceptional way to view the valley from above, it is also the chance for your parents to divulge in the wines at Langmeil Winery. Transfers are also included to and from the departure site.

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11.30min or 60min Cairns Hot Air Balloon Flight | Cairns

Not many think to go hot air ballooning in Cairns, mainly because most of its beauty can be seen down by the beaches. But the Cairns Hot Air Ballooning proves to differ, as your parents can see the landscape of Queensland's lushest forest.

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12.Pavilion on the Domain Restaurant | Sydney

The Pavilion on the Domain is located right in the Botanic Gardens and is a dining experience to remember. If your parents are looking for somewhere only 5 minutes outside of Sydney's CBD, and where they can enjoy both a bottle of wine and contemporary Australian food, this is the ideal spot. Best for lunch.

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13.WATT Restaurant | Brisbane

The WATT Restaurant is located in New Farm Park, and it's a great joint to catch a couple of delicious cocktails and craft beer. The experience gives your parents a 2 or 3-course meal as well as exceptional views of the Brisbane river. Some of the delicacies on the menu include: fresh focaccia, lemon spiced chicken wings, fish tacos - and so much more.

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14.Yellowfin Seafood Platter | Gold Coast

If it's a 'bang-for-your-buck' that you're looking for, give your parents a dining voucher to Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant in the heart of the Broadbeach dining district. The Yellowfin Seafood Platter for 2 also includes a bottle of premium wine to wash back the decadent platter of prime seafood like Queensland crab, Hervey Bay scallops, Fresh Pacific plate oysters - and so much more!

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15.Hunter Valley Wine Tour | Sydney

The Hunter Valley Wine Tour will take your parents to 3 to 4 different boutique wineries, and a gourmet lunch is also provided.

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16.Yarra Valley Wine Tour | Melbourne

The Yarra Valley Wine Tour will take your parents in and around one of the most pristine wine regions in Australia. They will tour Rochford Wines, DeBortoli Wines, Yering Station Winery, Yarra Valley Dairy, Yarar Fresh Farm as well as White Rabbit Brewery and Kennedy and Wilson Chocolates.

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17.Sirromet Winery Tour | Brisbane

The Sirromet Winery Tour is perfect for the parents living on either the Gold Coast, or in Brisbane. The tour includes a 2-course lunch at restaurant Lurleen's, and a 3.5 hour tour of the winery. Not only are the beverages and food worth the trip, the tour offers exceptional views of Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island.

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18.Adelaide Hills Wine Tour | Adelaide

The Adelaide Hills Wineries and Hahndorf Tour will take your parents on a small group tour to the German heritage town to enjoy all of the delicacies it has to offer. Some of the highlights include: views from Mount Lofty Lookout, cheese tastings at Woodside Cheese, a tour of several cellar doors, chocolate and strawberry tastings (straight from a local farm), as well as a delicious 2-course lunch.

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19.Swan Valley Wine Tour | Perth

Perth is also home to some of the best grapes in Australia. So why not treat your parents with the Swan Valley Food and Wine Tour. If they like beer, they're also in luck - the tour includes a visit to an esteemed microbrewery, but also a chocolate and truffle tasting at Margaret River Chocolate company. Last not least, your parents can enjoy the complimentary cheeseboard to pair with the wine.

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If you're looking for more experience gift ideas around Australia, then check out our full range of gifts!

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