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An ‘eggcellent’ Easter, minus the chocolate

While the thought of gnawing into a chocolate Easter bilby prior to breakfast is the definition of bliss for some, for others this may not be the case. We’re sharing some different ways to 'give the gift' these holidays, minus the chocolate.

Tackling the great outdoors with Tahune Adventures

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Experiences

A gift doesn’t have to be something you can hold in your hand. It can be a promise or commitment, the gift of your time or an opportunity for someone to go and experience something for themselves.

Be one with nature and give the gift of experiencing things from a different view, from a boat, bus or even the air! Our partner Experiences Tasmania offer members up to 10% off when booking with providers like Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Hollybank Treetops Adventure, Tamar River Cruises and more.

For something completely unique, how about giving the gift of taking on a physical challenge or race with someone? Who knows, going head to head with a loved one may bring out a competitive edge that you’ve never seen before.

One notable event later this year is the RACT City to Casino fun run. Held on 15 May, there's varied course lengths meaning there’s a race suitable for all. The best part is as a member you'll save on the cost of entry.

Delicious, unique & cheap, what more could you ask for?

Food & Drink

No two families are ever the same, and the same can be said when it comes to people’s eating or drinking preferences.

If you're planning to attend a big Easter celebration, a gift card is always an easy, universal option. As a member you'll get a great deal on Woolworths Group eGift cards, that can be used at places like Woolworths, BWS, Dan Murphy’s and more. Perfect for those situations when you're told to ‘not bring anything, just yourself’.

If you’re looking to give the gift of an eating experience on a budget, why not look to your local park or reserve? Scattered across our state are community BBQ’s and picnic areas, the majority of which are free to use. With a few weeks left of decent weather, it’s a great excuse to spend an afternoon or evening outdoors.

If you’re in the south, be sure to check out Hobart’s Legacy Park at The Domain. Every fortnight there's a pair of woodfired ovens fired up for the community to use for free, with trained cooks on site to help. You can head along with a ready to bake pizza and enjoy a great alfresco dining experience, at a budget price.

Sometimes the simple gifts are the special ones

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Gifting
If having something to unwrap is a must, an assorted chocolate gift box isn’t your only option. Instead, why not look at gifting presents in a different way.

What could you give that would provide long term benefit and happiness to someone? Maybe some new sporting gear from somewhere like Intersport would allow them to take up a new hobby. Perhaps something crafty, like a paint set or some money towards a musical instrument.

If simple and meaningful are what you're looking for, what about a humble houseplant or succulent, in a home decorated pot? Perfect for the little ones, hand made gifts can be as basic or detailed as you’d like them to be. An ideal way to help reduce screen time during the holidays.

Pick up an Easter costume or gift with eCards.

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An Easter gift can also be a functional one. Is someone in your family in need of new tools, or a cleaning kit for their beloved vehicle? Our partner, Repco, have a huge range that are sure to please, plus as a member you'll save.

With winter just around the corner, many families share the tradition of giving pyjamas as a yearly Easter gift. While rarely seen by others, warm, flannel PJ's typically get a lot of use in Tassie, especially as the temperature continues to drop. Big W have a large range to choose from and as a member you'll save when pre purchasing a Woolworths Group eGift card. This means you can give the gift of a warm nights sleep by buying PJ's for them, or simply give them the voucher so they pick out their own.

A helping hand can go a long way

DIY
Our most unconventional 'gift', we'll be the first to say that this section may not apply to everyone.

With a few extra days off over the holidays, why not put your time to good use by tackling a small project at either your own or a loved one’s home? Giving the gift of a few hours on the tools or helping in the backyard could mean more than you think, especially if it's something the recipient can’t do themselves.

A fresh coat of paint can make a massive difference to a space. During April our partner, Wattyl Paints, are giving members 30% off paints and stains and 15% off painting accessories. Perfect for any job big or small.

Not the best at DIY but still want to help? Something as simple as helping assemble flat pack furniture, or doing a garden clean-up with a load to the tip could mean more than you know.

There’s many ways that you can give the gift of a new space these holidays, the best part is you can often get the whole family involved.


We hope you’ve got some great ideas for the Easter break and learnt about one or two ways to save more with your membership. If you’re out and about and following us on social, we’d love to see your pics – tag us using @ractofficial on Instagram. You might even see it in an upcoming Tassie Thursday post.