Not sure what to put under the tree this year? Sometimes the best Christmas presents are the ones they can choose themselves, or experiences they can enjoy over tangible gifts they receive. Here are some of our top ideas from the city centre.

Pinot Palooza

 Wine subscription pack from Cahn and Finlay 

Cahn and Finlay is the perfect spot to purchase all your liquid needs this Christmas. Sparkling, pink, reds and white wines from all over the world and the best selection of spirits in the heart of the city. With plenty of exciting hampers and gift sets ready there is no where else you need to shop this silly season.

Britomart Gift Card

Britomart gift card

If you are stuck for what to get a notoriously tricky-to-buy for friend or the person who seemingly needs nothing, then the Britomart gift card is your solution. It can be used at over 65 participating retailers, eateries, bars and beauty businesses in the Britomart precinct and can be purchased online or at the Britomart Car Park reception.

Auckland Seafood School

Cooking classes at Auckland Seafood School

Ignite a loved ones passion for cooking and take them to the next level of their game with cooking classes at Auckland Seafood School. Using only the freshest seafood and finest ingredients, these cooking experiences will see participants create and enjoy mouth-watering seafood meals complimented with delicious NZ wines - it's a great gift or experience for anyone. 

High tea

Afternoon High Tea at Hotel DeBrett

Spend an afternoon tea with a loved one sipping on delicious tea (and a glass of bubbles) and devouring delectable treats inside the gorgeous Hotel DeBrett here in the heart of the city. Spending quality time with a loved one is often the best gift you can give, and this experience definitely delivers just that.  

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Auckland Art Gallery 

Membership to Auckland Art Gallery

A gift membership means someone you care about can enjoy exclusive access to Auckland Art Gallery. There is so much to discover with benefits that include free and unlimited entry to paid exhibitions, exclusive previews of exhibitions, invitations to regular talks or behind-the-scenes tours, regular updates on members-only events, use of the members lounge and a wide range of discounts. This is the perfect gift for that art-loving person in your life. 

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Sky Jump experience 

Here's a good one for the adrenaline junkies in your life and a gift they'll remember forever! Sky Jump is one of New Zealand's most popular activities and an unmissable experience for thrill seekers. The pleasure of gifting will never be sweeter as you witness them leap from 53 stories and race down the side of the iconic building at 85kph.   

Minigolf putt stand

Holey Moley Golf Club gift card

Provide an experience this Christmas that you can enjoy together with your loved ones while creating great memories. Holey Moley is more than just a mini golf course, it's a multi-sensory labyrinth of unique holes (27 of them to be exact) sprawling two levels and complete with a DJ who plays throughout the night and two bars that serve up the best craft beers, cocktails, and food. The gift cards are redeemable on all activities, food and drink in the venue. 

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

Marine Mammal Eco-Safari at Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

For the nature and marine life lovers, a gift card for a Marine Mammal Eco-Safari will be the perfect present. Marine Mammal viewing is guaranteed on the trip through the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, allowing those on board to get up close and personal with seabirds, whales and dolphins. 


Last updated: 25 December 2019