I first heard of Sarah Eastwood and her new company My Best Gift a few months ago and thought: ‘What a good idea.’
MyBestGift.com.au is Australia’s first kids’ experience gift marketplace. You can search the website by location, by type of experience gifts for kids, or by age group.
Offering an alternative to clutter and ‘stuff’ that rarely gets used, MyBestGift provides the opportunity to give meaningful experiences and create lasting memories.
You can buy all sorts of child and family gift vouchers, Sydney has so many fun experiences on offer!
Here are just a few ideas of experiences as gifts from the website:
For a baby or toddler
Swimming lessons: Perfect for small kids, swimming lessons are the perfect bonding experience with babies aged six months and over.
Parents and Bubs classes: Whether it’s toddler music, baby sensory development or even mums and bubs yoga, baby classes will use sight, sound and touch to stimulate your baby and most of all to have fun.
For a pre-schooler
Ballet classes: Introduce your child to ballet in a fun and positive way with an emphasis on entertainment and participation. Learn the foundations of dance through play, incorporating themes, narratives, props like ribbons and wands, musical instruments, dancing to the music and introducing them to basic ballet steps.
Skateboarding lessons: Learn new tricks from an expert, either in a private lesson or together as a family. Whether you’re beginners or intermediate skaters, improve your skills in a safe environment.
For a tween
Wildlife encounters: The memories of getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s iconic creatures will last a lifetime. Snuggle up and have a photo with koalas, snakes and American alligators. Animal encounters make for unforgettable experiences for kids.
Sports lessons: With a choice of sports including karate, aerial silks, soccer, horse riding, trampolining, BMX, yoga and more, you’re sure to find something your fussy tween will love.
For a teen
Make-up courses: Teens can boost their self-esteem and learn how to best present themselves going into adulthood and the world of interviews. These make-up courses give teens an introduction to make-up, hair and wardrobe choices or choose the special effects course and get a professional qualification.
Driving lessons: Most teens are itching to get behind the wheel but lessons can be expensive so why not help them out this Christmas and treat them to a series of lessons to get them started.
For Mum and Dad
Family photography session: Mum is always snapping away behind the camera but so often gets left out of the family album. Book a family portrait session for the whole family and the pictures (and memories) will last a lifetime.
Surfing lessons: Whether an experienced surfer or a complete beginner, everyone will have a blast and learn some tricks with a family surf lesson. Massive family fun for parents and kids age 7+.
Sarah Eastwood lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and she decided to start her website when she was looking for more meaningful gifts for her daughters.
My husband and I would love our girls to see and do more, rather than to have more. I wanted the option of giving something more meaningful to them, as well as to our friends and family.
Well done Sarah, we love My Best Gift.
So if you’re stuck for a birthday present for any age group just check out the huge list of kids experience gifts Sydney has to offer!