Gifts for Dad - Experience Ideas

Gifts for Dad - Experience Ideas

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If you want to give the gift of choice (or can't decide on what to gift), just get a gift card, and let them choose from our thousands of in-person and online classes, experiences or craft kits.

Your gift voucher will be sent to you immediately via email. You can print it out; or, we can deliver you a gift card in the mail, within 2 to 7 business days.

We know that it can be hard to please everyone. We're here to help - our gift cards are covered by a 100-day money-back guarantee.

You'll be supporting your local artists and promoting better mental wellbeing - workshops are a great way to improve mindfulness, and we donate to Dementia Australia with every booking.

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Gin Making Class with Native Botanicals

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Varsity Lakes

1 to 8

label $180



Flaming Cheese Wheel and Wine Experience

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surfers Paradise

1 to 100

label $35


4.0 (4)

Pizza Masterclass - Surfers Paradise

date_range Sun 6 Dec, 2pm

location_on Surfers Paradise

1 to 50

label $79


5.0 (2)

Festive Cannoli and Pasta Class - Surfers Paradise

date_range Sun 20 Dec, 2pm

location_on Surfers Paradise

1 to 20

label $89



Pasta Making Class: Spaghetti and Spritz

date_range Tue 29 Dec, 2pm

location_on Surfers Paradise

1 to 50

label $89



Introduction to Macrame Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads / Mobile

1 to 15

label $90

4.8 (6)


Pink Pasta Cooking Class for a Good Cause

date_range Contact for details

location_on Surfers Paradise

1 to 20

label $89



Pasta Masterclass: Halloween Edition

date_range Contact for details

location_on Surfers Paradise

1 to 20

label $99



Macrame Planter Workshop: Double Stack

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Burleigh Heads

1 to 10

label $120


Looking for more options? Please message us or call us on 0488 839 505, and we'll quickly organise a class for your group

Reviews from our gift recipients

Kari Steele • Nov 2020

Earring Making Workshop

Birthday gift was amazing! Making our own earrings of choice with a well informed instructor in a lovely air conditioned room.

Earring Making Workshop review by Kari Steele Sydney

Jenny Tran • Nov 2020

Turkish Mosaic Lamp Class

Super fun class! It was a birthday present for my friend and we both enjoyed the experience so much! Definitely will find myself back again soon.

Turkish Mosaic Lamp Class review by Jenny Tran Sydney

Eda Karamese • Nov 2020

Turkish Mosaic Lamp Class

The class atmosphere was amazing, I really loved it the area. The instructor was fantastic and really easy to get to and also the teacher was very friendly and helpful!
I highly recommend this workshop for anyone who wants to give a gift to themselves or friends or to just try something new and mindful you will not be disappointed! and also I got my beautiful lamp in 2 days! Once again Thank you giving me great time and definitely I will come back again!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Eda Karamese

Mala Desai • Oct 2020

DIY Homemade Gnocchi

I did the class with my son as a gift for his birthday - he loves all things Italian. The gnocchi recipe was simple and delicious. Enjoyed the class which was practical and the presenter gave great tips and was very approachable too! Best of all the gnocchi was delicious - have recommended the class to all my friends and family - some even who live overseas given they can log in via Zoom!

Cooking workshop review by Mala Desai Sydney

Kerry Bell • Oct 2020

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home

This morning I had a class with Yoko and it was just perfect. I learned about art (Kintsugi) and made my own beautiful mended plate. The kit was very good quality and well put together. I loved the end product and the experience of making it too.
I highly recommend the class and it was a great choice of gift from a special friend. Yoko is so patient and great at explanation of each step.

Pottery workshop review by Kerry Bell

Johanna Eder • Oct 2020

Sip and Paint Hanging Vines

This given to me as a birthday gift and I wasn't too sure how it would go, but I had a lot of fun! It was a lot of fun and Vicki was really encouraging and helpful. There was no pressure and it was relaxed and casual. In the end I was proud of my artwork. Thanks!

Painting workshop review by Johanna Eder

Lauren Spencer-Salt • Sep 2020

Turkish Mosaic Lamp Class

The experience at the Mosaic art studio was exceptional; from the beautiful hand cut tiles and beads, to the supportive and positive guidance of the teachers (who were always there to answer questions & give encouragement). The studio itself was beautiful and the atmosphere created by the owners with;
*authentic Turkish lamps, bowls, statues scattered around the room
* Traditional Turkish and calming popular music in the background
* Turkish tea and a sweet treat provided during your design and making
All this also allowed for a working space for everyone to relax, be creative, chat and enjoy the experience!

I highly recommend this workshop for anyone who wants to give a gift to themselves or friends or to just try something new and mindfulyou will not be disappointed!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Lauren Spencer-Salt

Hannah Rutherford • Sep 2020

Virtual Gin Cocktail Making

Gave this class to my dad for father’s day and he had a ball! The hosts were amazing and kept the atmosphere up the whole hour! Highly recommend as a gift or for yourself

Virtual Gin Cocktail Making review by Hannah Rutherford Sydney

Paulette Parisi • Sep 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop

Such an amazing experience. Thank you Chris! I would by this as a gift for anyone

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Paulette Parisi

Lily Raynes • Aug 2020

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home

My daughter and I spent a thoroughly enjoyable few hours under Yoko's expert tutelage learning the art of Kintsugi. We were both so impressed by Yoko’s gentle guidance, depth of knowledge and most of all, attention to detail (right down to the green tea and lolly that came in our respective boxes!). I would never consider myself as ‘arty’ however that was OK and to be honest I found the experience convivial, relaxing, connecting, meditative and of course, informative. This was a beautiful gift as I was able to spend quality zoom time with my daughter (currently in the Melbourne lockdown) from our family home in regional NSW.

10/10 would recommend, particularly to other parents missing spending time with their young adult kids at the moment.

Pottery workshop review by Lily Raynes

Justine Sik • Aug 2020

Make Clay Planters

The class was fun and easy to follow. Gina was a patient, informative and lovely teacher. I received this class as a gift for my bday. It was a great present!

Pottery workshop review by Justine Sik

Alexis Weaver • Jun 2020

Bottom's Up Cocktail Lunch

Exceptional value for money. We learnt about the history and production process for rum, and then made two cocktails step by step. So smoothly run, exceptional drinks and the plentiful food provided (at two different points in the workshop) was a highlight. This was a birthday present for me and it was such a lovely way to spend the evening. Thanks Brix

Bottom's Up Cocktail Lunch review by Alexis Weaver

Jen Thompson • Jun 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home

Brilliant gift idea from my daughter. Absolutely loved the class.
Fran provided great face to face tutoring via Zoom and communicated well before hand to ensure I had everything I needed to make my beeswax wraps. Beautiful cotton fabrics and wax mailed ahead of time. Super easy, a lot of fun and Fran is a brilliant teacher!
Made 3 beautiful wax wraps, great value. Thank you

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home review by Jen Thompson

Abbey Hay • Jun 2020

Make Clay Planters

We had the best experience with our teacher. Unfortunately due to COVID our Bento box was a little delayed in arriving to Tasmania. But our teacher was so accommodating in rescheduling until the box arrived. This was a Mother’s Day gift for my Nan. She has the best time creating the hanging planters. With a teacher who was very kind and patient teaching an old girl new tricks. Thanks so much for a fantastic class

Pottery workshop review by Abbey Hay

Glenise Berry • May 2020

Painting class

My daughter Lucinda did the course together! Was her First Mother’s Day present to her. I was surprised how much we achieved in 2 hours . Great clear instructions. Would have liked if the instructor could have zoomed in but know not possible. I made my gumnut picture into a birthday card for my son in law. He wants to frame it ( I said not that good)! Not so pleased with banksia , wrong shape and too much paint. Have not used water colour for a long time. Will be trying again! Thanks to the team. Could only submit one photo?

Watercolour Painting Class: Native Flowers review by Glenise Berry

Karen Mackenzie • Apr 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art

Niki is an excellent teacher. I loved this class and would recommend to others. I can understand why the practice would be meditative. Thanks Niki for sharing your gift of Zentangle with the world.

Drawing workshop review by Karen Mackenzie

Maddie Zali • Mar 2020

Turkish Mosaic Lamp Class

Amazing class! Took mum for her birthday and she had an absolute blast! The teacher gave her a small gift as well which was a lovely gesture! I would definitely go back to create another piece! Lovely staff also!

Turkish Mosaic Lamp Class review by Maddie Zali

Ted Dao • Mar 2020

Acrylic Paint Pouring Class

Leah was an amazing facilitator. We spent an hour after the workshop talking about all the other different forms of expression from spirituality to healing through art. She is thorough and patient. Highly recommend anyone looking for a new experience. From colour theory to colour visualisation meditation. The flow through the workshop was intuitive and fun. The final reveal of the colours were aligned with my present energy such a great start to my new chapter of self exploration! It was an inspiring session and creating something to mark this new chapter was really rewarding :)

Acrylic Paint Pouring Class review by Ted Dao Sydney

Amy Lowry • Feb 2020

Japanese Cooking Class (Beginner)

What a Fun energetic teacher ! My daughter and I attended as a gift for her 11th birthday and it was great fun . We learnt a lot and then enjoyed a delicious lunch !

Cooking workshop review by Amy Lowry

Hope • Feb 2020

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop

A really calming and fun class! I got a beautiful non-plastic straw gift to use (love!) and some other goodies. Really liked the snacks provided and the lychee tea! This is my first time learning brush lettering and I really enjoyed it. I hope to keep practising and get better!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Hope

Gabrielle Dardouillet • Feb 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of 3 Kokedamas

It was my Christmas gift and i really enjoyed it! Nice teacher, small group, and nice work space. Playing with the textures and creating something beautiful, it's really relaxing and satisfying. Thank you!

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of 3 Kokedamas review by Gabrielle Dardouillet Sydney

Emily Cesca • Feb 2020

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop

This was a really fun date day for myself and my husband. We got to play with different bouquet shapes and learn about how to use various textures and sizes of foliage together. Olna was friendly, knowledgeable and supportive and gave us a great balance of instruction and creative freedom. We both walked away with a beautiful bouquet, and I’ve already told my mom that another workshop with Merchant and Green would be a great gift idea.

Floristry workshop review by Emily Cesca

Gina Holbrook • Feb 2020

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop

This was my first experience with Class Bento and with brush lettering. At first I was a bit unsure about going but I’m so glad I did.

Vanessa was a wonderful teacher and made everyone feel welcomed and relaxed. She demonstrated each skill and then spent considerable time assisting every student. I appreciate that she’s also quite environmentally conscious and she donated the profits of this workshop to helping wildlife affected by the bushfires.

We first learnt about creating a lovely range of colours with our water colour palette. Then we learnt to create strokes which we later combined to form letters and words.

All the materials were provided for and we got to take home our brushes, palettes, watercolours and worksheets so that we have everything to continue practising our new skills at home.

The class is held in an airy, bright and air conditioned private room behind a cafe. Not familiar with the area I found it hard to park so perhaps leave extra time to park if you’re driving there.

Thanks for the lovely class, gift and snacks Vanessa! Hope to attend another one of your classes in future.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Gina Holbrook

Robyn Swan • Jan 2020

Beginners Wheel Throwing Pottery Classes

The teacher was so good she explained what I needed to do went away left me to try and then returned at the right time to show me more or correct my mistakes she was friendly calm and explained the process very clearly I felt very comfortable with her explanation.

It was a gift from my daughter and I feel I want to learn more about the process of pottery.

The room was cool and calm nice people going about the pottery process.

Pottery workshop review by Robyn Swan

Jane Moraghan • Jan 2020

Paint and Sip Class - a Walk in a Paris Park

Karen was fantastic. Really showed us what to do. It was a fantastic experience would definitely do it again. Thanks for making Craig's birthday Present extra special

Paint and Sip Class - a Walk in a Paris Park review by Jane Moraghan

Kathy Brzoskowski • Jan 2020

Smartphone Photography Course

Received this course as a Christmas gift (my idea ). Our group ranged from 12-60ish and with hit and miss’ to some mobile camera and editing skills. Nikki was fantastic, patient and optimistic in our potential, taking the time with each of us and answering questions throughout. She’s full of great tips. Course is well structured with mini assignments whilst we walk through brisbane CBD enjoying the architecture, the green spaces and more from our renewed perspectives. The 3 hours just flew. A great investment and strongly recommend to everyone with a smartphone especially if you’re travelling.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Kathy Brzoskowski

Qaisara Mohamad • Dec 2019

Eco Candle Making Class

We made soy scented candles and it was a very welcoming and informative private class!

My first class with handmaker's factory and with classbento. It really was an amazing experience and ended up being a nice gift which mum appreciates :)

Candle Making workshop review by Qaisara Mohamad

Ray Ho • Dec 2019

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class

We loved this class as a birthday gift or a fun activity. We would recommend this to small and big group (couples or corporate teams)

Cooking workshop review by Ray Ho Sydney

Julie Reese • Nov 2019

Resin & Wood Serving Board Workshop

Loved every minute! Great instruction and guidance. I’m super happy with my creations and will be so proud to gift them. It’s amazing how little control you have in the final product with resin, which made it all the move exciting. Thank you

Fluid Art workshop review by Julie Reese Sydney

Alexandra Muir • Oct 2019

Screen Printing Workshop

Carizza's screenprinting class was amazing! This workshop makes a good birthday present for a group of friends we had so much fun. Carizza is a great teacher and took us through the whole process step-by-step, giving us an in-depth lesson in the complexities of screenprinting. I brought my own drawing to use, and it was so worth it seeing my own design come to life on a tshirt!

I would highly recommend this workshop!

Screen Printing Workshop review by Alexandra Muir

Alison Cave • Sep 2019

Izakaya Cooking Class

Hideo san's kitchen was a wonderful set up for a cookery class and my son and I really enjoyed learning more about Japanese cooking and some of the ingredients we are looking forward to using in the future. Thanks for my Xmas present Eliot!

Cooking workshop review by Alison Cave

Wenny Ly • Sep 2019

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Sydney CBD)

Jun-san's class was amazing and well-prepared. We learnt about Japanese history and culture, and he was kidn enough to show us his workshop area to see all of the other ceramics he is working on. So happy we left with a beautiful gift and new approach to life. 10/10!

Pottery workshop review by Wenny Ly

Leah Krischock • Jul 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop

My husband gave this class to me as a Christmas present and I was delighted with his choice. The teachers were friendly and knowledgeable, kept the class running despite the minor setback of a blackout in the area and were attentive to each of the students. We were shown how to build up our dry terrarium glass bowl with each layer of material, receiving information on the purpose of each and important tips on things to avoid. I left the class with a beautiful succulent terrarium and the knowledge of how to build my own terrarium at home. I learnt that it is possible to propagate new succulents from broken off 'leaves' and am showering TLC on the pieces I took home in the hope that I will be able to use some of them in the next terrarium I make.
The venue was lovely. I enjoyed being surrounded by the beautiful indoor plants and cut flowers. This class is highly recommended.

Terrarium workshop review by Leah Krischock

Haylee Eastop • Jun 2019

Kokedama class

Absolutely loved Fiona and this class! A great mother’s day gift for our Mum. The fact that Fiona comes to you and all you need is a table is fantastic. Would highly recommend and will be doing it again. Thanks again Fiona!

Mobile Kokedama Workshop review by Haylee Eastop

Fiona Laslett • Jun 2019

Terrarium class

Fantastic experience!
Fionna was such a beautiful person, very patient and knowledgeable and had so much material to choose from.
We had a beautiful day and it was such a fun and relaxing experience, can’t wait for the next one. Mum said it was the best birthday present yet!
Thanks x

Terrarium workshop review by Fiona Laslett Sydney

Preeya Stanley • Jun 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of 3 Kokedamas

I got this workshop as a gift for my hubby who loves gardening and was looking to learn more about kokedama. Chris was our teacher. He was friendly and warm and a good instructor. The tasks were sequenced well, in increasing difficulty and we felt confident with each new task. The materials we used were of great quality and we got to take home the kokedama we created. We had guests over the next day and they were super impressed with our creations!
We really recommend this class!

Kokedama workshop review by Preeya Stanley

Nathalie Suarjaya • Jun 2019

Smartphone Photography Course

Had a Great time during My Ifone photography course with Alfonso in the Rocks
Alfonso Was a Great teacher ,very professional ,Kind and approachable.he has So much experience and Was a wealth of information in teaching us the BASIC tricks of photography with My Ifone.
The Rocks is such a Brilliant venue .
The group Was small and that made it easy to interact with Alfonso.
Great time of. The Day to be doing that course for the light .
Over All a Great course I choose amongst many others and as a bday present from My best Friend
Both Ian and Alfonso responded straight away when I contacted them and were very accomodating when I had to changes dates .thank you again .Awesome course and day .

Smartphone Photography Course review by Nathalie Suarjaya

Sally Oughton • Feb 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of 3 Kokedamas

I absolutely loved this class - was a Xmas present for my mum who loved it too! Great location (the florist is beautiful, loads of all day parking and a great cafe next door!), really friendly teachers, small class size. The Kokedama we made and took home are stunning (and worth more than the cost of the class if purchased from a florist!) and it was just SO MUCH FUN! Really really great morning!

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of 3 Kokedamas review by Sally Oughton

Maureen Cable • Jan 2019

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

I absolutely enjoyed this class. Satsuka was very warm and informative.
I would recommend this class to my friends.
The class was a gift.
I would love to learn more about Ikebana.

Floristry workshop review by Maureen Cable

Michael Mackay • Jan 2019

Resin & Wood Serving Board Workshop

This was the perfect gift for me! The workshop was well planned & well executed by an experienced & personable teacher! Very happy with my cheese boards!

Fluid Art workshop review by Michael Mackay Sydney

Kiah McGowan • Jan 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop

This class was such an amazing gift! The teacher was engaging and really nice. The terrariums turned out great! Would definitely recommend.

Terrarium workshop review by Kiah McGowan Sydney

Ellen Macdonald • Nov 2018

Clay Hand Building Class: Make a Teapot

Marion was great to work with and really fun to talk to. Had a great time with the other students making our teapots. I made mine as a gift to a friend and really looking forward to how it turns out. Marion was super helpful with shipping to my friend since I live abroad. Definitely recommended. I had not done much pottery before attending and I think it turned out pretty well. I had a lovely hike and swim around Bundeena afterwards so it was great to make a day of it. Can't recommend more :)

Pottery workshop review by Ellen Macdonald

Danielle Desira • Oct 2018

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Workshop

Had actually booked this class in as party of a hens party/event and its with my pleasure to say all the girls had thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Joseph's class was incredible and super informative and gave us a brief history of how fragrance came about and much more. Loved how we were able to create a couple of fragrances either for ourselves or for our party and found this was a great take home gift for the girls who attended the event! Joseph was also super accomodating with all the plans prior which made the booking and setting up process with such ease. Would highly recommend the class to those looking for something different and personalised! Thank you Joseph!

Perfume Making workshop review by Danielle Desira Sydney

Janine Caburian • Sep 2018

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

We went to Setsuko's ikebana class as a gift for my mum's birthday who has been wanting to do an ikebana class for ages, and it did not disappoint! Setsuko was a wonderful teacher and we had a really great time learning how to arrange and maintain balance in our ikebana arrangements. We got to use lovely spring flowers and take them home, and it was really a great experience! Highly recommended.

Floristry workshop review by Janine Caburian

Grace Bucholtz • Jul 2018

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of 3 Kokedamas

My sister and I bought the kokedama class for my Mum as a present. We all absolutely loved it. The Shop was beautiful with some amazing and different flowers and arrangements. The teachers were so lovely, and really know their stuff. They made the class so fun. All the materials were provided and were of a high quality. Would highly recommend this class. It has inspired me to go back and try some other classes with them!

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of 3 Kokedamas review by Grace Bucholtz

Susan Ritchie • Jun 2018

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

Teacher was great, venue good, choice of flowers for class was excellent, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it was also a great birthday present for my daughter who also enjoyed the class and looks forward to more. The teacher was obviously very experienced and we got to take the flowers home and practice what we had learned. The free coffee was a bonus we did not expect. Cannot thank you enough for a lovely morning.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Susan Ritchie

Luke • Apr 2018

Succulent Terrarium Workshop

This class was brilliant! I was a bit apprehensive about going on my own as it was bought for me as a present, but I needn't have been at all. I had such a good time - it was the perfect outlet to have some chilled out 'me time' as well as getting my creative juices flowing!

The teacher was excellent, really attentive and answered all our newbie questions! The space was very cool and has made my instagram feed look sweet, the materials were really high quality too. Best of all, you get your amazing creation to take home, which has definitely made my apartment look a lot more classy.

Terrarium workshop review by Luke

Jenny • Apr 2018

Succulent Terrarium Workshop

I absolutely loved this class, I bought it as a surprise birthday gift for a friend and I think it's an experience definitely worth trying.
The workshop/store was very relaxing and intimate. We arrived a little late due to difficulty finding parking, however Chris our teacher patiently waited for everyone to arrive. Chris was very open with answering any questions from the class and we did not feel rushed during the whole process.
I've never made a terrarium before, but this beginner class was fun and easy to follow as we were provided with all the tools needed and tea!
Overall, I would recommend trying this out, and by the end of it you get to take home a beautiful creation of your own!

Terrarium workshop review by Jenny

Stephanie • Mar 2018

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

Loved the class, I bought it as a birthday present for my mum and we both enjoyed it. Setsuko provided feedback so felt like we got a lot out of it and we were able to take the fresh flowers we used home with us.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Stephanie

Kristy • Jan 2018

Succulent Terrarium Workshop

I purchased this course as a gift to my team at work, it was great and enjoyed by all. Chris was patient and an inspiring teacher.
We would definitely do it again!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Kristy Sydney
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