Experience gifts for him or her

Gift a unique experience. ClassBento has thousands of fun artisan workshops that are sure to inspire and delight, ranging from live-streamed online classes, to experiences held in-person.

Treat someone to an inspiring and memorable experience, like pottery, art, fragrance or cocktail making, or go exotic, unique and different with Kokedama, Shibori or Shodo. Spark the imagination and satisfy that curiousity. And if you're not sure about what would appeal, just ask us, or you can give them the gift of choice, via our gift cards (delivered instantly via email).

With a 4.9 star average rating (from 6,524 class reviews) you can be confident that your recipient will love your gift.

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Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Glebe

label $80

4.9 (163)

1k

Beginner's Kintsugi Workshop (Private Class)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney

label $120

5.0 (150)

Beginners Wheel Throwing Pottery Classes

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Crows Nest

label $180

4.9 (20)

2k

Acrylic Paint Pouring Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Randwick

label $110 - $120

4.9 (23)

Turkish Mosaic Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney / Mobile

label $69

5.0 (26)

1k

Shake Cocktails, with Native Ingredients

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern / Mobile

label $95

4.9 (136)

Basket / Bouquet Flower Arranging Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Glebe

label $125

4.8 (23)

1k

Pottery Wheel Workshop: Embrace Wheelfulness

date_range Runs regularly

location_on North Willoughby

label $125

5.0 (9)

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Botany

label $120

5.0 (14)

Dumpling Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Neutral Bay

label $120 - $140

4.9 (19)

4.6 stars (177+)

Latte Art Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Marrickville

label $89

4.6 (52)

10k

Kokedama Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $135

5.0 (70)

2k

Two-day Chair Upholstery Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Tempe

label $380

5.0 (11)

Latte Art Class for Beginners

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Haymarket

label $110

5.0 (19)

5.0 stars (23+)

Ultimate Chocolate Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Lilyfield

label $150

4.8 (30)

Cocktail and Dumpling Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Potts Point

label $85 - $99

4.8 (18)

3k

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Lilyfield / Mobile

label $99

4.7 (66)

Succulent Terrarium Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $120

4.9 (202)

2k

Smartphone Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

label $80 - $99

5.0 (43)

2k

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Bundeena

label $129 - $149

5.0 (38)

Dumpling Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Potts Point

label $49 - $64

4.6 (13)

3k

Kintsugi Accessory for Beginners (Private Class)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney

label $88 - $143

5.0 (30)

"bottoms Up" Cocktail Lunch

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

label $85

5.0 (5)

5k

Beginners Sushi Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Chatswood

label $150

4.9 (8)

Traditional Kintsugi Basic Course (Private Class)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney

label $385

5.0 (7)

Traditional Kintsugi 2days Intensive (Private)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sydney

label $385

5.0 (4)

Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Chatswood

label $50

4.9 (39)

Triple Scented Candle Making DIY Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $170

5.0 (6)

Flower Centrepiece Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on St. Ives

label $177 - $187

5.0 (11)

1k

Make a Ring in a Day DIY Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $200

5.0 (23)

Embroidery Taster Class for Absolute Beginners

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Meadowbank / Mobile

label $55 - $65

5.0 (6)

Illustration Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Frenchs Forest / Mobile

label $70

5.0 (6)

35k

Art Kintsugi Workshop - Private

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Marrickville / Mobile

label $100 - $120

5.0 (7)

1k

Wedding Flower Bouquet Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Neutral Bay

label $187

4.8 (6)

1k

Romantic Flower Crown Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Kirribilli / Mobile

label $125 - $135

4.8 (13)

1k

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

label $80 - $99

4.9 (13)

2k

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Lilyfield / Mobile

label $80

4.7 (59)

Night Photography Short Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

label $80 - $99

4.7 (10)

2k

Make & Design Your Own Gemstone Mala DIY Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $150

4.9 (13)

Beginner's Hand Embroidery Class.

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Meadowbank

label $85 - $95

5.0 (21)

Pottery and Plonk Hand Building Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Cammeray

label $85 - $95

5.0 (8)

4.7 stars (43+)

Japanese Street Food Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Neutral Bay

label $115 - $135

4.6 stars (177+)

5.0 (2)

Beginner's Silversmithing Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $480

5.0 (1)

Incense Making Class – Handmade Stick Incense

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Glebe

label $135 - $150

5.0 (4)

Barista Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Marrickville

label $119

4.9 (15)

10k

Posy Arrangement Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Wentworth Point

label $90

5.0 (3)

Introduction to Handmade Japanese Pottery Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Artarmon

label $270

5.0 (2)

Spanish Paella and Tapas Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Neutral Bay

label $105 - $135

4.6 stars (177+)

5.0 (4)

Crochet a Granny Square Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Meadowbank

label $55 - $60

5.0 (4)

Mandala Stencilling Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Randwick

label $110 - $120

5.0 (1)

Cake Decorating Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Jordan Springs

label $175

4.7 (3)

Natural Wax Candle Making DIY Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $170

5.0 (1)

Day and Night Photography Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

label $170 - $199

5.0 (2)

2k

Bezel Stone Setting Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $290

Ring Making DIY Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $200

5.0 (1)

Rockstar Stonesetting DIY Jewellery Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $340

5.0 (5)

Manual Coffee Brewing Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Marrickville

label $59

4.7 (9)

10k

Small Leather Class 1

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $130

5.0 (1)

Sacred Geometry Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Randwick

label $110 - $120

5.0 (1)

Make Beeswax Wraps Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Wentworth Falls

label $49

4k

5.0 (1)

Basic Japanese Handmade Pottery Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Artarmon

label $180

5.0 (1)

Dessert Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Neutral Bay

label $115 - $135

4.6 stars (177+)

5.0 (2)

Make Your Own Manifestation Necklace Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

label $150

Macaron Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Maroubra

label $150

1k+

4.7 stars (33+)

Flaming Cheese Wheel and Wine Experience: Dee Why

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Dee Why

label $35

33k+







Some happy gift recipients




Ray Ho

Ramen Noodle Making & Tonkotsu Soup


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

Sally Oughton

Kokedama Workshop


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 review by Sally Oughton

Maureen Cable

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 Sydney

Michael Mackay

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

Kiah McGowan

Succulent Terrarium Making Class


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

Grace Bucholtz

Kokedama Workshop


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 review by Grace Bucholtz Sydney

Susan Ritchie

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

Succulent Terrarium Making Class


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

Succulent Terrarium Making Class


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 Sydney

Stephanie

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

Teresa Rolfe

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Workshop


I got this workshop as a birthday present and I was not let down! Joseph was informative, bubbly and took the class to a new level - a proper teacher makes all the difference and he certainly made the drive from Canberra worth it. The venue was clean, large and workable for what we were doing. The treat of Turkish Delight upon arrival was also appreciated!

Although I didn't purchase this course for myself I still think it was worth the money and would buy it again and would buy it for someone else. I went with another family member but we met some lovely people so I think it is also nice to go solo and meet new people in a friendly environment.

I learnt a lot about the history of fragrance, and what scents go well together and what may be too potent. Not only did I leave knowledgeable but I left with two custom bottles and I now get complimented daily on my creations.

A charming experience which I highly recommend. Thanks Joseph you were fabulous!


Magda Michalowska

Shake Cocktails, with Native Ingredients


Loved the experience! The venue is funky and gives an amazing vibe! It’s fun and the host is fun and welcoming. It was a birthday gift and i went with a group of friends. We had the best time ever!


Stefanie Collins

Smartphone Photography Course


I bought this for my father for a gift and he loved it. The instructor, location and class material were all amazing and he hasn't stopped talking about it. Definitely recommend.


Zoe Woods

Shake Cocktails, with Native Ingredients


This class was fantastic I got it for my family as a Christmas present and everyone enjoyed it. The venue was really cool done up like an airport hanger and the staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. I loved how they encoporated so many locally sourced natural products.


Penny Neale

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop


It was a Christmas treat for my 9 year old grandson- we both really enjoyed it.


Nancy Ashcroft

Succulent Terrarium Making Class


I enjoyed this class so much.
The teachers did a fab job of guiding us through each stage and explaining everything we were doing along the way.
My class was bought for me as a gift from my mother-in-law, and i cant wait to buy myself the next class.
Nancy x


Daniel Greenaway

Latte Art Workshop


This was a Christmas gift to me from two of my sons who also joined me. We are not barristers or involved in a café but just coffee lovers. Our teacher was Andy Liu. He was great. His knowledge and tips were well received and enjoyed by all. The venue was very good and the 3 hours we had was well spent. Driving home we were talking about what workshop will we do next with Andy.


Bronte Everist

Succulent Terrarium Making Class


This was a fabulous morning class! My daughter gifted me the experience for my birthday and we both had a great time.
Chris, the venue, the materials - all added up to a really worthwhile time.
Would recommend this class to anyone!


Judith Parsons

Circus class


Stepan was a wonderful teacher. He was friendly, patient, encouraging and a brilliant teacher. It was a lot of fun and (with a bit more practice), I can juggle! It was a perfect birthday present. Totally recommended.


Sonia Fowler

Succulent Terrarium Making Class


Such a beautiful gift to receive for my birthday. My sister and I enjoyed our class in this gorgeous, peaceful florist. Chris was a fantastic teacher. The most perfect way to spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon.


Hayley Guo

Beginners Wheel Throwing Pottery Classes


I bought these classes as a birthday gift for my partner. We both enjoyed the whole entire experience. It was really interesting and a lot of fun. The teacher Yegana was really nice and supportive. Can't wait for our next class.


Kevin

Succulent Terrarium Making Class


An excellent, informative class. Made for a perfect Birthday gift.
Thanks again!

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Our experience gifts are great for birthdays, Christmas, Mother's day, Father's day, or just because.


Inspire their creative side

Treat someone to a much needed artisan escape from their day to day routine.

Gift them a playful and relaxing experience, near them.

Let their creative side flourish, with classic activities like pottery, painting or dessert making.

Or broaden their horizons with something a little different, like Handplane shaping, Mandala drawing or lampshade making.

Gift a specific class, or let her or him choose with a custom gift card.

Make someone happy.


Old, young, him, her, East, West - we've got something for everyone

Our classes are perfect for that discerning partner, friend or family member, who's been there, done that. Impress them and give them something truly memorable, maybe something a bit quirky, but definitely something that's as unique as them.

Whether you're looking to gift a significant other, a colleague who needs a pat on the back, friends or family, ClassBento has lots of local and authentic experiences available for your gifting needs.

Give them a gift that's just as creative, inspiring and unique as they are.

All our classes are beginner friendly, and everything's provided (unless otherwise specified), so just show up and enjoy.

Our workshops stretch from the Blue Mountains to Bundeena and everything in between, so you're sure to find something near, and you'll be supporting local artists and small businesses too.

Indulge their senses with fragrance, candle, soap or chocolate making. Transform their perspectives with meditation and abstract art. Or let them get lost in the moment with making a miniature garden in a terrarium, or carving stamping blocks.

Let them get some digital detox and to put some mindfulness into their week. Who knows, they may even pick up a cherished lifelong hobby.

Private workshops are available for one on one or couple experiences, or join a public workshop to meet new friends and get social.

We've also got lots of kid-friendly and senior-friendly activities, so no matter who you are, there's a wonderful experience awaiting you at ClassBento.

And if you're looking for a special experience for that wife / husband / girlfriend / boyfriend - find a class based on something they love (whether it's chocolate, candles, skincare or something else), and maybe join in and have an intimate experience with them.

A perfect way to say "thank you", "I love you", or even just "let's spend some quality time together".


A meaningful gift

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Let them make a difference to one of the world's greatest challenges, dementia.


Great for last-minute gifting

Our gift certificates are sent to you immediately via email, which you can then print and present. If you'd like us to send you a gift card, we can do that too, within 2 to 5 business days.

And if you'd like us to help you customise or further personalise your gift certificate to make it extra special, no problem, just get in touch.


People are shifting over to experience gifts

shows that people are preferring to do things and have new experiences, rather than accumulating goods and commodities

This is especially the case amongst Millenials worldwide.

People are increasingly looking for authentic, unique and local artisan experiences to enrich their lives and to share with others.


Celebrate your local artists

They're your local bakers, florists, jewelers, crafters and more. They're your neighbours, a friend of a friend, fellow parents.

These are your ClassBento teachers. By gifting through ClassBento, we'll be keeping income and jobs within our local communities, and supporting your local artists.

They're the ones who will spice up our lives and those of our children, and who will ensure that our communities and lives are arty, funky, interesting, tasty and zesty.

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