75+ Experience Gifts for Families and Kids

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75+ Experience Gifts for Families and Kids

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The average American home has 300,000 items in it 😳

$16 billion will be spent on gifts this holiday season
18% will never be used
4% will be immediately thrown away

Here are some gift ideas that will offer memories instead of clutter.

75+ Experience Gift Ideas for Families and Kids

  1. Bowling
  2. Concert Tickets
  3. Comedy Show
  4. Escape Room
  5. Theater Performance
  6. Digital planning products - For planning your epic experiences.
  7. Rock Climbing
  8. Laser Tag
  9. Mini Golf
  10. Overnight Camping
  11. Archery
  12. Trampoline Park
  13. Water Park
  14. Coffee Gift Card
  15. Restaurant Gift Card
  16. Cruise / All-Inclusive vacation
  17. Movies Passes
  18. Disney Vacation
  19. Audible Membership
  20. Gym  Membership
  21. YMCA Membership
  22. Local Museum Membership
  23. Zoo Membership
  24. Aquarium Membership
  25. Local Amusement Park  Membership
  26. Botanic Garden Membership
  27. National Parks Membership
  28. Netflix/Hulu/Disney Subscription
  29. Meal Subscriptions (IE: Hello Fresh, Local CSA)
  30. Tinker Kiwi Crates Subscription (Get $10 off your first purchase)
  31. Peaceful Play Box Subscription
  32. Little Passports Subscription (Get $25 off your first order)
  33. Pet Sitting
  34. Professional Organizer
  35. Spa Treatment
  36. Massage
  37. Babysitting
  38. House Cleaning Service
  39. Personal Chef
  40. Photography Session
  41. Gardening Services
  42. Manicure/Pedicure
  43. Cooking Lesson
  44. Music Lessons
  45. Painting Classes
  46. Fitness/Yoga Lessons
  47. Martial Arts Classes
  48. Private Coach
  49. Car Wash
  50. Hotel Stay
  51. Tree/Rope Climbing Adventure
  52. Ice/Roller Skating
  53. Go-Kart Racing
  54. Paint Ball
  55. Indoor Skydiving
  56. Outdoor Skydiving
  57. Hot Air Balloon Ride
  58. Helicopter Ride
  59. Scavenger/Treasure Hunt
  60. Bike Ride
  61. Hike
  62. Ski/Snowboard Season Pass
  63. Horse Back Riding
  64. Survival Class
  65. Dance Lessons
  66. Creative Writing Class
  67. Wine Tasting
  68. Tickets to Sporting Event
  69. Planetarium
  70. Pottery Making Class
  71. Train Ride
  72. Donation to Charity
  73. Tide Pooling
  74. Whale Watching
  75. Snorkeling
  76. Tea Party
  77. Comic-Con/Wonder-Con
  78. Pop-Up Museums
  79. The Circus

For non-experiential gifts, check out our book recommendations and amazon favorites.

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If you have any other ideas, please let us know in the comments below and we'll add them to the list.


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