If you can’t seem to think of gift ideas that might top the Christmas presents you gave last year, maybe a change in direction is what you need! Instead of predictable, tangible gifts, perhaps purchasing a memorable experience for your gift recipients could work as a unique alternative. Keep scrolling for an inspiring list of options for the best experiences and staycation gifts this Christmas!
An activity for all ages, a tour at local bee farm Bee Amazed Garden will allow your gift recipient the chance to learn a whole lot about bees, including bee behavior and their honeycomb-building processes! Participants even get to suit up and harvest honey during the tour before getting a chance to taste locally-created honey.
Family Day Out At Bee Amazed Garden, Click Here
Gift your loved one an archery experience at Salt & Light Archery! Here, family members of all ages (from children to seniors) can participate in the fun together! If you guys are beginners, either a Try-Out session or a 1 Hour Guided Funshoot is recommended. They’ve also got a Basic Archery Course (Recurve) that participants can sign up for if they decide to pick up this skill long-term.
Salt & Light Archery, 2A Clementi Rd, Singapore 129803 (West Coast) and 9 Sentul Cres, #01-04, Singapore 828654 (Punggol), www.slarchery.sg
If your gift recipient loves water activities, this might be a really good gift for them! The stand up paddle boarding (SUP) experience offered at Klook includes either paddling to Lazarus Island from Sentosa or the SUPer Splashing Fun package that’s recommended for beginners. Whichever one you pick, your gift recipient is guaranteed a really fun time under the sun!
Singapore SUP Experience via Klook, Click Here
You won’t even know what you’ve signed up for when making a reservation at Absurdities! They keep all the details a surprise, and all you’re promised is wacky food and an interactive dining experience. But we’ll let you in on a secret; this dinner experience is like no other, and you’ll be taken for a fascinating ride through a bunch of phenomenally decorated settings while devouring a diverse range of Omakase dishes. By the end of it, your bellies will be full and you’ll be in awe of the entire multi sensory experience.
Restaurant Absurdities, 311 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208970, +65 8952 9300, www.absurdities.com.sg
Know someone who loves the open water but isn’t certified to go on diving trips yet? Sign them up for the PADI Open Water Diver, one of the world’s most recognized Scuba diving certifications. Here, they’ll get to learn diving right in the Open Ocean Habitat surrounded by 40,000 marine animals — what a dream! There’s no better way to pick up diving, and no better gift for someone special who has a deep love for water activities or sea creatures.
PADI Open Water Diver At S.E.A. Aquarium, Click Here
If you want to pamper your loved one during the holiday season, take them to a staycaytion at Duxton Reserve Singapore! It’s a luxe boutique hotel (and oh so beautiful!) that was revamped during last year’s circuit breaker. All rooms are designed differently, but each and every one of them looks really polished and gorgeous.
Duxton Reserve Singapore, 83 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089540, +65 6914 1428, www.duxtonreserve.com
If the person you’re gifting is an adrenaline junkie at heart, a thrilling bungy jump experience should make for quite an exciting gift! This 47m bungy jumping spot also stands above stunning scenery, so they’ll be able to enjoy the view on the way up and down! To make the experience a truly memorable one, join in the fun and book yourself a slot as well so you can both take the leap together!
Skypark By AJ Hackett, 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore, +65 6911 3070, www.skyparkglobal.com
Lloyd’s Inn is perfect for a staycation experience if your gift recipient is in need of some serious rest and relaxation. The minimalistic room decor is easy on the eyes and completely soothing, and when coupled with the quiet compound makes the whole experience a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Lloyd’s Inn, 2 Lloyd Rd, Singapore 239091, +65 6737 7309, www.lloydsinn.com
An activity that kids and adults can enjoy together, playing with paint at Splat Paint House allows room for a lot of creativity while creating your very own masterpiece! Participants will be dressed in disposable raincoats as they have fun filling up their canvases, and there's also a short briefing before the session where the hosts will introduce some techniques that you can follow.
Splat Paint House, 207a Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574346, +65 8882 0839, www.splatpainthouse.com
This one’s pretty unique, and will be a truly lovely gift for someone who loves sea creatures! They’ll get to descend up to 12 meters in the Open Ocean habitat at the S.E.A. Aquarium, all while getting up close and personal with fishes and majestic manta rays! However, one thing this beautiful experience requires beforehand is a SCUBA-certification. If you’re not yet SCUBA-certified, read on to our next point!
Open Ocean Dive at S.E.A. Aquarium, Click Here
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