With Christmas day weeks away, there’s inevitably hard-to-buy-for people to tick off your shopping list. If they’re a foodie that has it all, treat them to a delicious culinary adventure! From cooking classes, cocktail tours, seafood cruises and more – even the fussiest foodie will be delighted with a food or fun themed Christmas gift. Check out my top gift ideas for foodies in Perth:
Rottnest Cruises Luxe Seafood Cruise
In keeping with the southern hemisphere’s Christmas theme of sun, surf and seafood – book a spot on the family owned Rottnest Cruises’ Luxe Island Seafood Cruise. The cruise is a unique, hands on opportunity to pull Western Rock Lobster (crayfish) pots. These are cooked by an on-board chef, and devoured as part of an indulgent long table lunch, whilst anchored in one of Rotto’s peaceful bays.
Rottnest Cruises (together with Mother Nature) provide what may be the very best view from a dining table in WA. The crays are just part of the five course lunch of whole prawns, crab, fish, sashimi, plus salads, sides and dessert. All that seafood is washed down with free flowing premium beer and wine.
The ocean to plate experience is a must for seafood lovers. For me, it provided many pinch-myself moments – especially whilst munching on juicy lobster, gazing over clear turquoise ocean to the white dunes of Rottnest. There’s really nothing like eating freshly barbequed western rock lobster, smothered in herb butter, especially when you catch it yourself. The all-inclusive half day experience costs $279pp and gift vouchers are available. Check out their website here.
A Walking Tour of Perth City
For those who like to keep their feet on solid ground, how about a walking tour? For more than a decade, multi award winning Two Feet and a Heartbeat Walking Tours have taken walkers all over Perth for good food and drinks, fun facts and quirky tales of Perth’s bygone characters. Two Feet offer many tours all around Perth, Freo and WA, including a city bar tour, for $65pp. Check out their website here.
Another fabulous walking tour company is Oh Hey WA! Owner and tour guide Adie’s infectious enthusiasm for our city makes for a brilliant way to spend a few hours wandering Perth in search of cool bars and fun facts. I love her street art tour which is also very kid-friendly. That costs $40pp. Check out more on their website here.
Swan Valley Gift Card
Stuck not knowing what present to buy for your favourite foodie? Gift them the Swan Valley, with a super Swan Valley gift card ! The easy-to-use gift cards are a wonderful “choose your own adventure” type gift, with endless possibilities to spend it on – from lunches and brunches, to merch, tours, accommodation, wine, masterclasses and more.
They are accepted at the Swan Valley’s many wineries, breweries, distilleries, retail outlets, cafes, accommodation providers and attractions. The handy Swan Valley Gift vouchers can be purchased in person at the Swan Valley Visitor Centre (found in Guildford, near the Rose and Crown) or on the Swan Valley’s website. Find out more here.
Cooking Classes in Perth
For a more conventional cooking class, to get inspiration for everyday cooking at home, try Salt & Co in West Perth. The cooking school holds regular classes covering many international cuisines as well as vegan and kids cooking classes. Gift Vouchers make a great Christmas gift for foodies in Perth, they start from $60.
Cave Yoga & Bushwalk
Like a serve of nature and relaxation with your healthy juice. The legends at The Hike Collective have many different experiences on offer around Perth. One of the most unique is a very chilled yoga and meditation session at Cabaret Cave, in Yanchep National Park. This is followed by a 3.5km bushwalk and cold pressed juice. Cave Yoga is held monthly and costs $49pp. Get more info on their website.
Leederville Food Safari
A progressive dinner can be the perfect for discovering a new eatery and the Leederville Food Safari offers dinner with a twist – three Leederville eateries visited by rickshaw. Kick off with drinks and an Italian style charcuterie board at Pappagallo.
The second stop is the lush courtyard of quirky Kitsch Asian Bar, to enjoy share plates over more drinks. Thanks to pedal power, the final destination is Gusto Gelato, for scrumptious gelato creations. The fun Leederville Food Safari is ideal for pairs or small groups. Packages start at $65pp. See more on their website.
Whatever gets your foodie friends and family’s juices flowing, you’re bound to satisfy their Christmas cravings with a unique food experience in Perth. What’s you’re suggestion for yummy gift ideas for foodies in Perth?