Every year I watch the same scenario unfold with my girls and the toys they want for Christmas. The TV is flooded with ads about this year’s hottest toys and my mailbox is overflowing with American Girl catalogs.
It is so fun to watch them decided which toy or two they really want to ask Santa for and it is so magical to watch them open it on Christmas morning! The toys, however, are played with for a short amount of time and then pushed aside and eventually put into the closet….
A couple years ago I started asking for “experiences” rather then toys when relatives ask what to get them! My girls LOVE THIS! They get excited to make a list of activities they would love to do and I love the memories we make!
A day adventure can be expensive and absolutely a treat for many families and they make a great gift!! Some of the experiences we have received are listed below!
- Movie and Lunch Date package
- A trip to Great Wolf Lodge
- Tickets to Lego Land
- Tickets to a Kids Bop Concert
- Tickets to Santa’s Village
- Tickets to Disney On Ice
- Dance Class Gift Certificates
- Riding Lesson Gift Certificates
- Art Studio Gift Certificates (my girls love to paint ceramics!)
I would love to hear about the experiences you have with your family! Please let me know in the comments, I am always looking for new adventures to add to my list!!