Christmas gift ideas 2023: Best gifts under $50, $50-$100 and $100 or more

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Posted December 04, 2023

If you’re making a list and checking it twice, make sure it’s got these great Christmas presents for family, friends, partners, and colleagues. 

Finding the perfect Christmas present doesn’t need to be stressful. We’ve got a list of the best Christmas gifts for every budget, so you can cross off your present checklist with ease. 

RACV Members save on a range of attractions, shopping deals and experiences.

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Bring the board game to life with a Christmas voucher to MONOPOLY DREAMS Melbourne. Image: Supplied
Treat the fam with a day of adventure with a Christmas gift of tickets to Luna Park. Image: Visit Victoria
Give the gift of relaxation with a day at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Image: Supplied

Best Christmas gift ideas for every budget

Christmas gift ideas for $50 and under 

Movie tickets 

Who doesn’t love a movie? Why not gift a movie voucher to one of Melbourne’s best cinemas, where there’s plenty of great flicks now showing or coming soon to cinemas in Australia, from the latest blockbuster releases and kids movies to film festivals running year round.    

RACV Members can save up to 40 per cent* on movie tickets from HOYTS, Village, Palace, IMAX, Moonlight and Event Cinemas. 

STREAT vouchers and Christmas hampers 

Give back to the community this Christmas by treating your loved one to a STREAT gift voucher or Christmas hamper, where money spent goes toward training and support for a young person in a STREAT program.

This coffee shop and social enterprise gives disadvantaged youths a second chance, with a six-month training program and jobs working as STREAT’s baristas, servers, bakers and more.

A STREAT voucher comes in $25 or $50 amounts, and can be used at STREAT Cromwell Street in Collingwood on coffee, baked goods, cookbooks and more, while the hampers can include preserves, coffee grounds, sweet treats and picnic packs. 

Sovereign Hill tickets 

If you know a history buff, they’ll love getting tickets to Sovereign Hill for Christmas.

This Ballarat treasure trove is an immersive ‘living museum’ of the 1850s gold rush. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage, head to an old timey pantomime, visit faithfully recreated shops and schools before panning for gold in the original diggings and touring the mines. People of all ages can easily spend an entire day exploring Sovereign Hill’s many gems.

RACV Members save on Sovereign Hill tickets

Luna Park tickets 

Luna Park has been a favourite pastime for Melburnians and tourists alike since 1912, and is one of the city's favourite tourist hotspots.

Its famous gaping mouth entrance is a Melbourne icon, while its Great Scenic Railway ride is the oldest continually running wooden rollercoaster in the world. 

There are over 20 rides including gentle classics like the Heritage Grand Carousel and Moon Balloon for kids, and thrill rides like the classic Ghost Train and Twin Dragon for teens and adults.  

RACV Members save on Luna Park tickets

SEA LIFE Melbourne tickets 

Discover thousands of sea critters for Christmas at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

From luminescent jellyfish and cute Manta Rays to spooky Moray Eels and Pinjarra the Mega Croc, you’ll spend hours gasping over the wonderful creatures on display.  

RACV Members save on SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets

Mini golf is a Christmas gift experience the whole family can enjoy. Image: Getty
Give them time to unwind with a massage at One Spa. Image: Supplied
Show your appreciation with voucher to an RACV Resort. Image: RACV Cobram Resort, Supplied.

Christmas gift ideas from $50 to $100 

Gift cards 

Gift cards can be more thoughtful than you might think, allowing the recipient to pick out something they’re sure to love from one of their favourite stores or brands.  

They’re also perfect for events where presents must stay within a certain price range, like a work Kris Kringle or Secret Santa.

RACV Members save on eGift Cards from leading retailers like JB Hi-Fi, asos, Apple, Rebel Sport, BCF, EB Games, endota, MIMCO, Xbox, Gourmet Traveller, MAC, Kathmandu, Country Road, and more. 

Puffing Billy tickets 

Puffing Billy is a genuine 1900 steam railway that chugs passengers through the heart of the Dandenong Ranges.

Make a day of it and purchase a return journey to Emerald Lake Park, where you can hire paddleboats and visit the model train museum. 

RACV Members save on Puffing Billy tickets

Resort voucher 

Gift the perfect getaway this Christmas with a voucher to a luxurious RACV Resort, which can be redeemed at nine locations across Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland.  

From fine dining and dramatic coastal scenery to rich bushland or a bustling city break, there’s a resort experience for everyone. Your recipient can choose from resorts in: 

  • Torquay on the stunning Great Ocean Road
  • Cape Schanck on the coastal Mornington Peninsula
  • Cobram along the serene Murray River
  • Inverloch on the pristine Gippsland Coast
  • Goldfields near historic Ballarat and relaxing Daylesford
  • Healesville in Yarra Valley’s wine country
  • Noosa, the foodie’s hotspot on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast  in Queensland’s surfing paradise
  • Hobart, Tasmania’s ever-evolving capital city.

Driving Lessons 

Got someone in your house preparing to get their license?

Steer them in the right direction with a driving lesson package to help them develop the skills to drive safely and confidently with a professional instructor.

Lessons can be bought in a range of package options, from a one off to a three or five-lesson voucher pack.

RACV Members save 10 per cent on packages with RACV Drive School.

Hot springs soak 

There’s nothing like a day filled with relaxation and indulgence like that at some of Victoria’s finest hot springs.  

RACV Members save on a range of mineral water bathing experiences, from newcomer Alba Thermal Springs and Spa with its 22 geothermic bathing pools, to moonlit bathing, dinner and add-on experiences at the Peninsula Hot Springs.

MONOPOLY DREAMS Melbourne tickets

MONOPOLY DREAMS is the latest attraction to Pass Go in the city’s Melbourne Central complex.

The fun-filled family attraction brings the famed board game to life, where players can visit Monopoly City, Mr Monopoly’s mansion, a 4Dx cinema, laser maze, the Chance to win Monopoly money and more. Just try not to go to Jail!

RACV Members save on tickets to MONOPOLY DREAMS Melbourne.  

Mini golf passes 

Why not grab a mini golf gift voucher this Christmas for a fun day out for the family? 

RACV Members save on mini golf experiences across Victoria, like Boneo Discovery Park, Grampians Adventure Golf and Sporties Mini Golf


A hot air balloon ride is a once in a lifetime experience. Image: Visit Victoria
With a gift card, your recipient can get exactly what they want. Image: Supplied
A voucher to STREAT is the gift that keeps on giving. Image: Supplied

Christmas gift ideas: $100 and up 

Cooking class experience 

At Otao Kitchen in Abbotsford, guests can choose to participate in a range of experiences, from a Thai or Vietnamese cooking masterclass, to learning to cook with Australian native ingredients.

Each class is run by an expert chef, with budding cooks all able to enjoy their delicious creations at the end of class.  

RACV Members save on Otao Kitchen Cooking Experiences.

Live entertainment tickets – shows, sport, musicals and more

From the dazzling can-can in Moulin Rouge to the rich sounds of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne is a city full of fantastic events.

Grab some tickets to see the musical CHICAGO for your theatre-loving friend, send your sporty kid to see the Melbourne Stars at the MCG, or give the gift of laughter with a pass to The Comic’s Lounge

RACV Members save on a range of experiences with Ticketek.  

One Spa retreat experience

Give the gift of relaxation and self-care with a voucher to the One Spa wellness and beauty retreats, located throughout Victoria and Queensland.

At One Spa, guests are given a soothing herbal tea in the Relaxation Room before indulging in restful and revitalising treatments designed to leave your giftee feeling refreshed, calm, and revitalised for the year ahead. 

RACV Members save on One Spa treatments

V8 supercar drive experience 

Pump up your supercar enthusiast’s Christmas with a high adrenaline V8 supercar driving experience at Melbourne’s Sandown International Raceway.

A professional, experienced driver will remain by their side to ensure their safety.

RACV Members save on Melbourne motorsports and V8 supercar experiences

Escape room experience 

Escape rooms challenge your logic, problem-solving and communication skills, making them an awesome gift experience for friends and family.

RACV Members save on Escape Hunt and Virtual Room escape rooms.

Hot air ballooning 

Looking to gift an experience like no other high above the clouds?

Glide up, up, and away to see Victoria’s capital several thousand feet above the ground, with panoramic views that stretch from the Yarra Valley to Port Phillip Bay. 

RACV Members save on hot air ballooning experiences

Winery lunch 

Lookng to spoil someone? This luxury Christmas gift includes a private driver, tastings at a range of wineries, a three-course champagne lunch, tour at Domaine Chandon and a wine masterclass with a delicious cheese platter to match.

RACV Members save on the World Class Wine Discovery with Lunch - For 2.


Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? 
RACV Members save on a wide range of experiences and attractions→ 


*Offer valid for purchase between 6 October - 12 November 2023 for valid RACV Members. Vouchers valid for 12 months from purchase. Vouchers only valid for G and PG Movies for four (4) Village Cinema vouchers.