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Published April 19th 2016
Football, bikes, & cars - Gifts bound to make any man happy
Shopping for that special gift can be quite difficult, especially when the person you're shopping for is your boyfriend, fiancé, husband, dad or friend. Males tend to know what they like and usually shop for said products themselves. However, if you're looking to spoil a certain male in your life with a voucher or experience, you're bound to find a unique list of activities that he'll surely love.
For Father's Day, I was considering purchasing the Audi Driving Experience for my dad, as he is a big fan of Audi. This exciting experience is a car lovers dream, getting behind the wheel of a luxurious sporty Audi. I'm not exactly knowledgeable on cars, but this experience would definitely be a once in a lifetime opportunity for any motor enthusiast. The driving experience is a little pricey, but it would be worth every penny. You can view more details on their official website, or you can contact Audi directly for a quote.
If your man is a movie buff, then a Gold Class Package may be a great idea, and an affordable one also. From personal experience, I tend to be the one to pick and choose the film; gore and guts, no thanks. But a Gold Class package is a way to connect over a movie of his choice, whilst indulging in some canapés and drinks prior or during the film.
I've heard positive feedback about theJet Flight Simulator Experience. Take the captains seat, and see what it's like to be in charge of a large scale aeroplane. Choose between two simulators; the Boeing 737-800NG based Simulator or the new F/A-18 Super Hornet based Fight Jet Simulator. Each experience includes a personal instructor, guiding you all the way through your journey. You'll get to pick the departure and arrival destination, as well as the time of day and weather conditions; the choice is yours. This is a great gift idea for a male sibling or partner who enjoys travelling.
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Alternatively, if you're looking for something a little more interactive and thrilling, then why not consider the Adelaide Warbird Aerobatic Adventure Flight departing from Parafield Airport. This exciting experience is more than just your average flight, you'll be flying high in an ex-military aircraft with a professionally trained pilot who will take you through a variety of manoeuvres such as a Wing Over, Loop, Barrel Roll and Stall Turn. Adrenalin junkies take note.
Another appealing gift idea, is the Harley Davidson City Motorcycle Cruise from RedBalloon, which offers a 60 minute Harley Davidson tour with an accredited driver, as well as a ride up to the Mt Lofty Summit, and digital photos from the day emailed to you. This experience would be a great idea for a Father's Day gift and is reasonably priced at $145. Similarly, you can view alternative Harley Davidson Adelaide tours here.
Has your partner ever spoken to you about wanting to take up a hobby, like learning a new language, or taking up surf lessons? It's good to take note of their interests and if they're passionate about something, purchasing lessons are a great investment. For example, many people express their wanting to learn something new but subsequently don't follow through, usually due to money concerns or time constraints. Surf Schools of Australia offers surfing lessons, providing a unique gift idea for a sibling, boyfriend, or husband. My partner purchased French lessons for me at the Alliance Francaise Adelaide, as he was aware that I was interested in learning it for a while. I have to say, it was the most meaningful and useful gift I've received.
There are plenty of gifts to spoil your partner with, ranging from expensive experiences, to meaningful and personal items that are inexpensive but hold value to your other half or family member. In the end, it's not about the money you spend but the thought that goes into a gift.