If your sister is simply spectacular, make her smile from ear to ear with these thoughtful gift experiences for her. No matter her niche, we're bound to have something to suit every unique taste!
Perhaps, she'd like to candle-make for Christmas and adorn her home with twinkling tea lights or practise birthday brush lettering? There are plenty of presents for sisters with hearty appetites – so how about a decadent cooking class overflowing with fresh pasta and sun-ripened passata?
Whatever her preference, every experience gift promises a treasure chest of mindfulness benefits. There's nothing more meditative than the steady rhythm of wheel throwing, and the art of Japanese Kokedama grounds anxious minds through earthy materials like soil, sheet moss and string.
Best of all, these talented teachers span Australia, leading workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more! With a wealth of fun indoor activities on her doorstep, she doesn't have to search far and wide for an unforgettable adventure.
Keep reading as we highlight seven presents for extra-special sisters – they're so exciting, you might want to join too!
7 presents for sisters to celebrate every occasion
1. Learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch
Treating your sister to some fancy grub is nice, but giving her the skills to prepare fresh pasta from scratch in a Sydney cooking class is even better – mealtimes have just got a lot more interesting!
In this hands-on culinary experience, she’ll dive into a world overflowing with gourmet ingredients and heady aromas. An accomplished chef will run through the origins of pasta (food historians believe it's as old as the 1st century AD) and traditional recipes for mouth-watering sauces. Then, it's time to knead, shape and roll spinach and ricotta pasta dough.
Of course, there's ample time for taste testing! Once the hard work's complete, the group will feast on a smorgasbord of Italian delights while sharing their newfound knowledge.
2. Soothe her senses with scented candles
This relaxing candle making class in Sydney is the perfect present for sisters who are stressed. Not only will they gain valuable skills to turn their crafty side hustle into a success, but they'll embark on a sensory journey complete with essential oils, dancing flames and melting wax.
During the two-hour session, she’ll produce gorgeous pillar, container, beeswax and tea light candles. The instructor will provide a kaleidoscopic array of supplies, including dried fruit and flowers for heavenly fragrances.
Alongside candles, they'll also mix two bars of soap to enhance bath times. Lounging in the tub with homemade lotions and potions might be the best birthday gift of all!
3. Reconnect with nature and master Kokedama
If your sister is looking for fun things to do in Sydney, spoil her with a unique Kokedama workshop experience. It's a chance for plant mums with green thumbs to get experimental!
Kokedama is a Japanese garden design that combines nearai bonsai and kusamono planting styles. Unlike typical plants that sit neatly in pots, Kokedama cocoons roots in mud, moss and string for a striking exposed aesthetic.
A friendly florist will give your sister detailed demonstrations and help them to create different floral arrangements using lush succulents and indoor plants. Size isn't important because every breath-taking bouquet looks sublime suspended in lounges, kitchens and bedrooms.
4. Level up handwritten cards, notes and letters
Soulless text messages and emails can't compete with handwritten cards, notes and letters. In this Sydney brush lettering workshop, whimsical wordsmiths can refine their presentation by studying colourful scripts and watercolours.
Alongside the cursive dance of calligraphy, your local creator will explain colour theory and how to blend tones for harmonious compositions. The ultimate goal isn't perfection but unashamed creativity – from ocean blues and dusky pinks to flashy iridescent golds, there's a rainbow of hues to peruse!
5. Travel to Turkey for mosaic lamp making
Who'd have thought Australians could explore the ancient lands of Anatolia from a Melbourne studio? In this mosaic making workshop, aspiring artists draw inspiration from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul as they build a dazzling DIY mosaic lamp!
During this class, an experienced crafter will go through techniques for using specially cut and stained mosaic glass tiles in Islamic geometric patterns before assisting students with their own personalised designs. For a truly accessible experience, there's also a range of simple templates to get the creative juices flowing.
Creating ornaments fit for Ottoman palaces is hungry work! Thankfully, there's a complimentary Turkish tea service available to keep energy levels high.
6. Formulate natural and sustainable skincare products
Did you know the skin is the largest organ in the body? We bet your sister does! If she's a self-care fanatic, she's sure to adore this skincare masterclass in Brisbane, where she'll concoct tinctures to banish blemishes.
Over 90 minutes, she'll make four high-quality products using natural and organic ingredients. Mornings are much more vibrant with an exfoliating coffee facial scrub, and the rose-scented hand cream calms broken calluses (rose flowers are antibacterial and antiseptic). If that wasn't enough, she'll also whip up a face cream and eye serum to illuminate dark circles.
What’s more, this Brisbane activity makes an incredible Christmas present for sisters because festive food and alcohol play havoc with complexions.
7. Enjoy wheel throwing and a glass of wine (or three)
Hosted in a well-stocked and warm studio in Perth, this nf wheel throwing and wine class is wonderfully atmospheric. As well as emulating Swayze in Ghost (it still brings tears to our eyes), passionate potters will get to enjoy a grazing spread and wine from an exquisite local restaurant.
After crafting a range of ceramic wares on the famous pottery wheel (finicky but oh-so-fun), there's an option to have them fired and glazed for a pristine finish.
Are you ready to treat your sister to a gift experience for her?
Presents for sisters shouldn't be an afterthought. Instead, spoil her to memories that last a lifetime!
We have hundreds of gift experiences for her, no matter her niche, and every workshop is beginner-friendly and perfect for birthday, Christmas and graduation celebrations.