International Women’s Day is coming up on the 8th of March, and what better time to celebrate the most important women in your life – whether it’s your mother, aunt, girlfriend, best friend, or even favourite work colleague! But what do you get for the women who have invested so much and done so much to shape you? Forget scented candles, chocolate or even flowers!
We’ve got the best gift ideas for women… A unique, unforgettable BananaLab experience for her is just the way to show her how much you appreciate her! Even better for you, we’re offering 15% off on our boxes for women, including Her Bucket List, Treats For Madame, Her Ultimate Experience, and the Unique, until March 14th, so all you need to do is decide which box best suits your recipient. To help you out, check out our top 10 best gift ideas for women!
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Ideas for your mum and mother-figures
Let’s start the top 10 best gift ideas for women, with ideas for our mum. We want the best for her and it is not easy to find a gift that will help her to create memorize. No worries, we’ve got a selection just below!
4 COURSE DINNER FOR TWO AT EUREKA 89
For most of us, our mothers and mother figures were the first women who made an impact in our lives, and are the ones who will always hold a special place in our hearts. What do you get as a gift to such an important woman? Well a 4-course dinner for two at Eureka 89 is a good place to start! Take in awe-inspiring, 360 views of Melbourne’s glittering CBD at the Eureka Skydeck, before heading up one floor to enjoy the restaurant’s chef’s tasting menu, accompanied by a signature Eureka cocktail.
PIXIEDUST CALLIGRAPHY CLASS AND KIT
Mums are some of the busiest people in the world, what with all the care that they give to all of us. So why not treat her to a session of modern calligraphy to slow down, learn a new school and practice mindfulness? Each Beginner Modern Calligraphy Kit includes 180mL sumi black ink, a Nikki G nib, a speedball oblique pen, a pixiedust Alphabet Exemplar, and a little pot that’s the perfect size for dipping your pointed pen during practice. You’ll also receive an A5 illustration card, which you can personalise with your favourite picture.
5 YOGA CLASS STUDIO PASS BY THE FOURTH FLOOR
As our mums get older, it becomes our job to make sure that they stay healthy and well looked after. Gift your mum a 5 class studio pass and 100mL of Massage Oil for The Fourth Floor to make sure she does just that! The Fourth Floor is a community-based, grassroots, creative space for yoga, movement, mindfulness, and massage. Visit their exceptional team of remedial massage therapists and book her in for tailored treatment for her unique body and individual needs. We bet it’s a gift idea that she – or any woman – is sure to love!
Ideas for your girlfriend
Girlfriends are hard to impress because they always found better gifts than you! Not this time! Let’s have a look at these experiences selected for our top 10 best gift ideas for women.
MYSTERY WEEKEND GETAWAY BY CHEEKY WEEKENDS
Gift ideas for women are always complicated, but especially so when it’s for a girlfriend or partner! Try elevating your next date and say yes to adventure with Cheeky Weekend’s Mystery Weekend Getaway. Enjoy two, exciting nights away with your lover – but with a twist! Instead of planning every detail of your getaway, the team will pick your destination and accommodation, as well as a handpicked surprise activity to do as a couple. They’ll also provide you a travel itinerary packed with local recommendations for what to do, see and eat. They even send you a weather forecast and a list of recommended items to pack! All you need to do is complete their quick survey about the type of weekend you think your partner will enjoy. Find this experience in our Unique Box in VIC.
ICONIC HARBOUR CRUISE BY SYDNEY LUXURY CRUISE
The open sea, the smell of salt spraying in the air, the refreshing breeze… There’s nothing quite as romantic as enjoying a cruise with the one you love! If your girl has never experienced it for herself, make sure to join Sydney Luxury Cruise on their Iconic Harbour Cruise. Their original and most popular cruise, you’ll spend 90 minutes marveling at impressive waterfront real estate and cruising through picturesque bays on your own private vessel. Your skipper will stop for photos at vantage points along the way, ensuring that you’ll have cherished mementos to remember the day by. Upon embarking, a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine will be waiting, and you’ll be provided with a plate, glasses, and cutlery for any extra food and drinks you might want to bring on board. This experience is available in our Unique Box in NSW!
TOUR GOLD COAST’S AWARD-WINNING BREWERIES FOR TWO
BY HOP ON BREWERY TOUR
Got a girl who loves to crack open a cold one? This gift idea is for her! Tour the Gold Coast’s award-winning breweries with Hop On Brewery Tours to discover all the area has to offer. From Mick Fanning’s mega-million brewery on the southern end of the coast, to Miami’s funky, hidden gem, the Gold Coast has it all. The experience lasts around 3.5-4 hours and includes a 4 pack of beer per person, and a visit to two breweries and a beer bar. Whether you’re into pale ales or porters, this quick dash around the Glitter Strip will get tasting award-winning beers at venues you won’t want to leave! Find this experience in Her Ultimate Experience in QLD.
GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR BY PASSIONS OF PARADISE
Does your girl love being active, but have little chance to get away? It sounds like a day trip is in order! Gift her an experience of a Full Day Great Barrier Reef Tour with Passions of Paradise, packed with beautiful nature and exciting water activities. Your journey will begin aboard a custom-designed 30m catamaran, outfitted for both speed and comfort. Join the crew on a complimentary snorkel tour, or have your own adventure with a short snorkel briefing. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, feast on a sumptuous, tropical buffet lunch, freshly prepared by the onboard chef, in the air-conditioned saloon. After a full day of snorkeling and diving, it’s time to house the sails, grab a cold beverage from the bar and relax as you set sail back to Cairns. Find this experience in Treats For Madame in QLD.
Ideas for your best friend
Let’s finish this top 10 best gift ideas for women with a selection to make your bestie smile!
SEAL AND PENGUIN ISLAND SEA KAYAK DAY TOUR BY RIVERGODS
Thelma and Louise, Sex and the City, Grace and Frankie, The Golden Girls… If these shows have taught us anything it’s that we would be lost without our bffs! But what are the best gift ideas for the women who surround us daily? Well, we think there’s no other bonding experience like having to kayak together, and why not especially when there’s wine involved! Join Rivergods on their Seal and Penguin Islands Sea Kayak Day Tour and enjoy a fantastic kayak trip with a professional guide. You’ll explore areas that will reveal the local marine life, including adorable sea lions and playful dolphins. The rest of the day is then yours to relax in the sun, snorkel, explore the island and discover the many shellfish, starfish, crabs, sea birds, and lizards that inhabit the area! Find this experience in Treats For Madame in WA.
SUPPORT A LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT VEGAN RESTAURANT
There’s nothing more gratifying than giving back to the community, and even more so when you can share the experience with your best friends! Lentil As Anything is a vegan restaurant, but it’s also a movement for social fairness and inclusion, where everyone has a seat at the table. Run by volunteers on a pay-as-you-feel system, the restaurant creates ecosystems based on valuing people over profit, where people of different social classes, abilities, cultures and beliefs are all given opportunities to gain skills and help their fellow humans. Support Lentil As Anything and enjoy a delicious, vegan menu for brunch, lunch or dinner for up to four people. Find this experience in Her Bucket List in NSW or VIC.
PREMIUM WINE FLIGHT BY D’ARENBERG
If you’re looking for another larger affair to enjoy as a group of girl friends, D’arenberg’s Premium Wine Flight experience for four is the perfect gift idea for you! Since 1912, the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale in South Australia and today, the fourth generation of their family continues to make distinctive wines using traditional methods, both in the vineyard and the winery. Gather the girls and choose from a selection of wine flights that explore regional terroir and winemaking techniques, and their resulting influence on different wines and grape varieties. Find this experience in Treats For Madame in SA!