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60+ Awesome Experience Gifts your Kids will Remember- Ideas for All Ages!


Whether it is for a  birthday, Christmas or another event, you need to give your kids a gift. However, what do you give kids who have everything?

And what about non-toy gift ideas? Do you have an overload of toys in your house, and yet still, the kids are saying they have nothing to do?

When looking at gifts for birthdays and holidays, it is not just about giving them more stuff, but rather, gifting things they need as well.

I love gifts that will make an impact in their day-to-day lives. Here are some awesome ideas they will absolutely LOVE and so will you:

1) Tickets to an event. A broadway show, ballet, concert, magic show etc. One of my favorite memories was going to see the broadway musical, 42nd Street!

2) Make them a photo album of memories from the year. Use an album where it has room for you to write and share why you loved that moment. An album like this one would work!

3) A personalized book.  This is always going to be a favorite of mine because kids light up with these! Who doesn’t like a book with their name in it. And they can be given for special occasions or anytime in the year.

4) Subscription boxes are great because they are a gift that just keeps giving. One that we like is a subscription to Little PassPortsThis is a great little box that comes every month & introduces kids to new places in the world or to new science experiments!

5) Children’s Theater Season Passes

6) Outdoor Supplies- If you are an outdoorsy family, giving kids their own fishing tackle box or gardening tools can be a big deal.

7) A child’s playroom is not complete without a fun hideaway to call their own. A Tee Pee or Tent. A place where they can curl up with a book, giggle with friends, and hide from siblings. Check out the fun selection of TeePees at Crate&Kids.

8) Gift card to a Restaurant for the family

9) Trampoline jump passes

10) Zoo membership



11) Cooking class for kids – or this awesome cooking subscription box 

12) Kid-friendly cooking tools A must-have for those kids who love cooking!

13) Horseback riding lessons

14) Full session of classes for sport (gymnastics, football camp, baseball etc.) and also gear for it

15) Trip to the bookstore to pick out new books

16) Photo mug – I love meaningful gifts such as these. Put a photo of a special memory, for example, a holiday photo or of their first time skiing experience.

17) Local + National State Park passes for a year

18) Plane ticket to visit someone special (Grandma, Aunt & Uncle, etc.). You can get great priced airfares and accommodation here! Even last minute.

19) Pass to an Art Museum 

20) A Doodle book (for all ages!) and maybe a bonus art kit to go with it.


21) A gift certificate for books – Give a gift card or order a book gift-set.

22) Clothes – Kids love them, and parents appreciate it!

23) Shoes – Always a hit. Kids go through shoes so fast! Find some adorable shoes, clothing & accessories here.

24) Another monthly subscription we love is Kiwi Crate where they send cool STEM projects for your kids every month.  This is so much fun & every month your kids gets to open a new gift!

25) Sunglasses- The gift of protecting our eyes is priceless and necessary for all ages. Check out out some at Janie & Jack and For Teens

 26) A Farm Stay

27) Tickets for child + friend for a local play

28) Pottery Making Classes

29) A sleeping bag and/or a Going to Grandma’s Tote. You could include a coupon for a sleepover at Grandma’s house (or Aunt’s house… from the person giving the gift). Or a coupon for a night to have a cousin or friend stay at your house.


 30) Out of country airfare + accommodation (if you want to be truly indulgent). You can get great priced airfares and accommodation here

31) Swim lessons 

32) Aquarium yearly pass

33) A new bath towel or bathrobe.  Kids love getting their special bath towels.

34) Dress up clothes– Give them your old dresses, hats, scarves, etc… 

35) Board Games -Create a game night bundle that kids will love. We love Hedbanz as a family fun game for all!

36) A Train Ride to somewhere they have never been

37) Sewing Craft Kit

38) Musical Instrument + lessons

39) Flower or herb seeds to plant a garden + gardening tools

40) Ballet classes + tutu

41) Ceramic painting class

42) Payment for summer camp

43) A language learning app or software

44) Indoor rock climbing experience

45) A camera to use for adventures – This is a camera and video and is also waterproof! They will love this!


46) Tickets + gear for sports team

47) Miniature golf adventure 

48) Mommy + me music classes 

49) Tickets for Disney on Ice 

50) Passes to the local waterpark 

51) Music class gift card

52) Camping gear for a weekend away 

53) A hot air balloon ride 

54) Nail polish and play make-up

55) Temporary Tattoos– kids love to use temporary tattoos. They are so much fun! 

56) Watch – I seriously don’t know any child that doesn’t love wearing a watch (at least for a week!)

57) Your favorite book from when you were their age.  Re-read it with your child (or grandchild) and then talk about it.

58) Headphones

59) Room decor-  Paintings for the kids’ rooms (or personalized things to hang in their room.)

60) “Your Day”- give your kids a day to pick whatever they want. Call it “Your Day.” Give them a poster with a bunch of different ideas.

61) Weekend family vacation.  You can give each of the kids a little slip of paper that says “Grab your bathing suits!  We are going to San Diego for the weekend!”

62) Money…in one dollar bills. Give a child ten one-dollar-bills and see a huge smile on their face!

63) Whale watching day trip 

64) Season pass to Attraction (Disneyland, Seaworld etc.)

65) YMCA family pass

I have been a professional nanny working with children of all ages for over 15 years. My work has taken me all over the globe and I have had many amazing adventures with the families that I have worked with, all of which has taught me a great deal about how to make parenting less stressful.

I helped create Mothers Lifestyle in order to share parenting tips and secrets that I learned along the way, as well as to provide life-saving tools and advice from the world’s leading experts that I rely on every day in my professional life.

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