If you want to create memories with your family this year, check out these best experience gift ideas for kids!
The holidays sure did sneak up on me this year! Even though my kids have been telling me since LAST Christmas what they want for Christmas; I still can’t believe it’s only two months away. Last year when we were looking at moving, we decided to spend Christmas in St. George. That way we could check out the area and see if we wanted to move there. It was our best Christmas ever! Our kids loved staying in a condo and going swimming every day.
We decided to do the same thing this year. Instead of spending money on gifts our kids will forget about within a few days, we decided to gift them with an experience. I’ve found SO many good experience gift ideas that I wanted to share them with you!
Experience Gift Ideas For Kids
What kid (or adult for that matter) wouldn’t love to open a box with the gift of a Disneyland vacation inside?! In my mind, this is the ultimate experience gift to give! Get Away Today makes it easy to plan your Disneyland vacations with the best deals and a Lay Away Program that allows you to make interest free payments on your vacation up to 2 weeks before you leave.
Currently Get Away Today has Adults at Kid Prices for 3-Day or longer park hopper tickets for ANY travel dates through the end of 2020. You can also combine this with their hotel discounts including extra night free or 25% off Disneyland Resorts AND use code TFRUGAL when you book to save $10 off any 2 Day+ Package.
If Disneyland is out of the budget for this year’s Christmas you can still get these deals for next year and start planning your trip. Check out this post to see how we saved over 50% on our Disneyland vacation last year.
This is a great experience gift idea for older kids! With so many new rides AND Hogsmeade (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter), it is sure to be an experience your family will never forget! Check out these Universal Studios deals.
Legoland is another great option for an experience gift idea for kids! With locations in California and Florida, it’s sure to be a nice break from the cold winter blues! They also have smaller locations across the country as well (we have one here in Phoenix). Check out all the Legoland deals here.
Great Wolf Lodge
Can’t make it to California or Florida but want an awesome hotel experience?! The Great Wolf Lodge has locations all across the country and is all the fun of an amusement park inside your hotel! There are waterparks, arcades and activities for everyone in the family. Learn more about Great Wolf Lodge here.
Want to gift a tropical vacation?! A cruise is a great option for families big and small! There are so many onboard activities, you will never hear I’m bored! PLUS with unlimited food options it’s a great vacation for foodies and hungry teenagers. You can check out cruise deals here.
If you want to gift an experience that you can do throughout the year, many movie theaters offer monthly passes where you can see movies all month long. AMC offers the A-List for as little as $69.99 for 3 months that lets the user see up to 3 movies per week. Check your local theater to see what options they offer.
Zoo or Museum Membership
We gifted my boys a year long membership to the childrens’ museum for Christmas when they were 3 and 4 and it was their favorite gift. We paid less than $100 and went to the museum several times a month. This gift is one that will pay for itself, especially if you have multiple kids and go to the zoo or museum more than once a year. Check your local locations for Black Friday deals on memberships too!
Trampoline Park Membership
Like the zoo or museum membership this is a gift you can use all year long. This is a great gift for older and younger kids and is a great way to get their wiggles out over long school breaks and summer vacation. Check your local parks for Black Friday deals in store and online.
Tickets To Sporting Event
This is a great gift not just for kids but for husbands too! Whether it’s football, basketball, soccer or any other sport, going to a live sporting event is fun for the whole family!
No matter what you choose, giving the gift of an experience for kids will be the best gift you can give and one you will all always remember! Have you ever gifted an experience before? Let me know in the comments!