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Wedding registries are out – experiences are in. Check out the hottest concept in gifts

These days many couples are getting married later in life and many are already living together before tying the knot. The majority of couples already have what they need, and modern couples are craving more than the tradition of gifting something for the home. They don’t need another toaster or more stuff and who really wants to gift the happy couple boring pots and pans to celebrate such a big milestone?

Instead, Millennials are all about experiences over things and traditional wedding registries are becoming a thing of the past. Experience gifts are the hottest new concept in wedding gift giving. Gifting an experience is thoughtful and something they’ll remember, not some boring material gift they don’t really need or want.

Experiences give the newlyweds something to celebrate this next chapter in their lives doing something they’ll never forget and maybe even tick off a bucket list experience together. Experiences can vary from things like a couple’s massage to a sailing adventure or a scenic flight.

Rotorua Canopy Tours is an amazing experience for couples - you can explore ancient native forest via ziplines, swing bridges and more.


And don’t just take it from us, science proves that giving people adventures, excitement and experiences as wedding gifts makes them happier. You’re not just giving a material possession; you’re giving a gift that is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. So, you can forgo table linens and steak knives because sometimes those memories end up being more valuable than physical gifts and they share a special moment they’ll talk about for years to come. And no one ever complained that their incredible ziplining experience in Rotorua was taking up too much space in their kitchen!


Check out some of these unique New Zealand experiences perfect for couples

Waiheke Island scenic flight

The happy couple are in for a treat with breath-taking views and a flying experience high above beautiful Waiheke Island. After take-off from Waiheke Aerodrome, they will immediately begin to enjoy picturesque birds eye views. Soak up some of the local beauty including incredible coastline, beaches, and many vineyards, as well as views of Rangitoto Island and Auckland CBD - this will definitely be an experience to remember. 

They'll love a romantic flight for two taking in the beautiful scenery of the Waiheke Island with Waiheke Wings.


Coromandel Sailing trip

The newlyweds will have some pure sailing fun onboard a racing grade catamaran, exploring Mercury Bay and taking in the Coromandel icons. Set anchor at the impressive Cathedral Cove and they can choose to relax on the boat, or snorkel in the marine reserve with the amazing fish life. 

The newlyweds can enjoy a relaxing day out sailing on the water with Boom Sailing.


Rotorua kayaking and hot pools

The bride and groom will love an epic day out on and in the water just out of Rotorua. The experience starts with a guided kayak trip across Lake Rotoiti to the Manupirua Hot Springs. These springs are naturally fed and are only accessible by water. Then relax, soak in the water and the atmosphere before enjoying a leisurely paddle back across the lake. 

The lucky couple will never forget an experience kayaking to secluded hot pools only accessible by water with River Rats


Raglan glow worm canyoning

This epic adventure is one the couple can tick off their bucket list. As the sun sets over the West Coast they’ll descend down a stream flowing over Mt Karioi, climbing and abseiling waterfalls, all under the lights of a head torch. Then spot the glow worms as they begin to illuminate the path on this uniquely kiwi adventure! 

This magical adventure with Raglan Rock is perfect for couples who love a bit of adrenaline.


EcoZip Waiheke

If the couple are into a bit of adventure, they’re sure to love the ziplining experience on Waiheke Island. They’ll have a blast soaring through the air, flying side by side on three epic ziplines, and walking the inspiring eco-immersive forest experience. They can even take some time to explore Waiheke Island while they’re there, visit some of the amazing wineries and beaches. 

The bride and groom can fly side by side on this epic expereince with EcoZip. 


You might be thinking experiences sound like the perfect gift to be remembered for, but what if you find there’s too many experience options to choose from (all of the above experiences sound pretty incredible right?), or what if the bride and groom don’t actually want to do the experience you pick out?

Chuffed is the latest gifting concept which lets your gift recipients choose an experience that excites them most from up to 22 different options – so you can never get it wrong! They get to create amazing memories on an activity that excites them the most, and you give an incredible experience gift they are bound to love and thank you for. With Chuffed you’ll definitely be remembered for the best wedding gift the newlyweds received! 

A Chuffed gift gives the lucky couple the option to choose from up to 22 amazing experience options. 


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