Christmas gift ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, here are some gift ideas that will make a lasting impression.

Christmas shopping is likely to be a hybrid affair this year, with a mixture of online purchases and last-minute trips to the local shopping centre.

At RACV Club we have some great gift ideas that will help you express your love and appreciation of friends and family and avoid the Christmas rush.

Wine by design

You can’t go wrong with an expertly selected range of Rochford wines. Embodying the rich characteristics of the Yarra Valley, while still expressing the individuality of the vineyard, Rochford wines are an ideal accompaniment for any meal or celebration. You can buy a mixed dozen of classic favourites and give individual bottles as gifts, taking care of variety preferences at the same time. Or celebrate the festive season with a six-pack of sparkling wines and add a little sparkle to your get-togethers with family and friends. You’ll find the offer for Club Members here.

Luxury spa treatment

Everyone deserves to be pampered and restored to peace and wellbeing at this time of year. Give friends and family the gift of relaxation with a One Spa gift card, which can be used at either City Club or Healesville Country Club & Resort. One Spa experiences, with evocative names such as Body Bliss, Urban Getaway and Tranquillity Pro Sleep, include full-body massages, facials, water therapy, body scrubs and much more. The recipient doesn’t have to be a Member to indulge in the extensive menu of revitalising face and body treatments. Purchase a One Spa gift card here.

Everyone’s coming up roses

Everyone needs a little pampering at Christmas time. The APPELLES collection caters for both men and women and includes a range of body, hair, travel and spa products. APPELLES has a new product, the Vitamin B5 Rose Oil Blend Hand Cream, which is designed to deeply nourish and moisturise the skin. APPELLES says the product’s rose oils have been sourced ethically from the farmlands of Bulgaria and the hand cream makes a lovely gift with its delicate floral fragrance. There is a range of indulgent gift packs available. Discover the Club Member offer here.

Baskets of joy

Who can resist a crunchy, salty or sweet treat at this time of year? Our hampers are the kind of gift you want to give yourself. The Small Festive Hamper has temptations such as chocolate snowman pops and caramelised chocolate coated nuts, while the large Entertainer’s Hamper includes Mount Zero products, RACV Club wines, Four Pillars gin and Bourke Street Green cocktails. There are four hampers to choose from. Details and prices here.

More than hot air

Did you know Melbourne is one of the only cities that you can fly in a hot air balloon? Give your loved one an experience they will never forget. Global Ballooning offers one-hour hot air balloon flights over Melbourne or the Yarra Valley. Your loved one will gain a completely new perspective of the City Club or Healesville Country Club & Resort, depending on which flight you choose. You can include a champagne breakfast to top it off. Click on Yarra Valley or Melbourne for details.

Back to the future

Ranging from pioneer farms to grand Victorian mansions, National Trust properties give future generations a window into the past. The gift of an annual National Trust of Australia Membership offers the recipient free entry to hundreds of National Trust properties, both in Australia and overseas, including Old Melbourne Gaol and Rippon Lea Estate in Victoria. Grandparents can consider gifting a Household Membership, which is valid for two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 years. Browse the special offers here.

Dolphin and seal swim

Imagine having the chance to swim with dolphins and seals? If there’s a nature lover in your midst, then a Port Phillip Bay cruise with a dolphin and seal swim could be the ticket. Moonraker Charters offers a three-hour morning cruise and provides wetsuits and snorkelling equipment for this interactive wildlife experience. There’s even the chance to spy Victoria’s precious little marine emblem, the weedy sea dragon. Discounted tickets available here.

Glamour, romance and adventure

There’s so much to love about Phryne Fisher’s glamorous world. Fans of the popular TV series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and the feature film The Crypt of Tears will enjoy viewing the large-scale installations and immaculate costumes from the screen productions. A ticket to this exhibition is a great gift or stocking filler for anyone who loves crime fiction, 1920s’ fashion, costume design or movies. The exhibition is at Rippon Lea Estate from December 1 until May 31, 2021. 

Give the gift of Membership

Purchase any level of Membership for someone special and receive a complimentary two-night stay at RACV City Club for yourself. Your friend or family member will have six months to activate their gift, so they can start their Club Membership at a time that suits them prior to 30 June 2021. Details, and terms and conditions here.

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