There is truth to the saying “too much of a good thing,” though your kids may argue this point when it comes to toys. If you are a family with young children, it may feel like your home has been invaded by toys. With the holiday’s right around the corner, you may be wondering how on earth you are going to be able to handle having any more new toys in the home when it already feels like you are drowning in them. Well, there are gifts out there that can be even better than toys, believe it or not. These gifts are ones that all children will love and ask over and over for again. Here is our list of the best non-toy gifts you can give this holiday season.
Lessons or Classes
Has your child ever wanted to learn karate or maybe they wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Giving your child, the gift of lessons for something they have always wanted to learn is priceless as it is something that will provide them with a lifetime of enjoyment.
There are passes you can purchase either at their local zoo or museum that you can use throughout the year. These are great for not just kids, but for the whole family to enjoy. Many of these places have different events going on throughout the year, and it is an excellent opportunity for the family to spend time with one another and bond.
Arts and Crafts Supplies DIY Box
You can gather items around the house such as toilet paper rolls or plastic spoons. Add in some paint, glue, and anything crafty you can think of and put them all in a box. This is a great gift to give as it helps them work that creativity and thinking muscles to create whatever their imagination can think of. This will keep them occupied for quite some time.
There is nothing more exciting to a child than receiving something for them in the mail. There are many different things out there that you can subscribe your little one for. Magazines such as Highlights are a great item to receive in the mail. Your child will love going through all the pages, but they also have educational items in there as well. There are also great companies out there such as Doodle Crate, Little Passports and Citrus Lane that send care packages, every month of fun activities with your little ones can do.
Is there a favorite movie they would love to see on the big screen? Maybe they like to go Go-carting? Giving the gift of an event is an excellent idea for a perfect non-toy gift. You can make the family night even more impressive by making it a special treat to go to a concert or even a sports event. You are helping create memories that will last them a lifetime!