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Get some great ideas for experience gifts for kids that include a wrappable companion item.
Experience gifts for kids are all the rage these days.
If you have kids, you know the deal. You have a room full of toys that don’t get played with.
Your house can’t handle another big toy and why waste the money if they are not even going to play with it for more than 2 minutes.
So you go on a mission to encourage Grandma and Grandpa and anyone else that asks to get experience gifts for kids instead of toys.
But if your extended family is like mine, they want the kids to have something to open (that is not just a certificate to a place/event).
They want something fun. Grandma wants to see little Suzy smile with delight upon opening her package.
So this list of experience gifts for kids comes with wrappable companion. It is essentially the experience gift with a little extra something to make the gift opening a bit more exciting (because let’s be honest that is an experince too – opening presents is fun).
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Experience Gifts for Kids (With Wrappable Companion)
These experience gifts for kids combine a fun outing or activity with a small correlating toy or activity that can be wrapped and presented with the experience.
This is a great way to do experience gifts for younger kids that might not fully understand that the fun will come at a later date.
Adding a small gift to an experience gift for kids may not work for everyone but for us it is a good compromise.
Experience Gift Idea: Pottery Painting /Canvas Painting Class / Other Art Class
Wrappable Companion: Coloring Book with Paints, Art Case with Supplies – I love art supplies for my kids because you use them and then toss them once they are used up vs. other toys that stick around.
Experience Gift Idea: Zoo Tickets or Membership
Wrappable Companion: Zoo Animals Sound Puzzle – a nice educational item to encourage problem solving/critical thinking.
Experience Gift Idea: Movie Ticket
Wrappable Companion: Play Doh Popcorn Maker – sensory toys are great for developing kids. Or just a bag with some yummy candy treats.
Experience Gift Idea: Trampoline Park/ Bounce House Tickets
Wrappable Companion: Flybar Pogo Stick or some fun/crazy socks since most of these places require socks to play.
Experience Gift Idea: Chuck E. Cheese or Incredible Pizza Play Pass
Wrappable Companion: Melissa & Doug Pretend Play Pizza Set
Experience Gift Idea: Gift Card for Shopping to their favorite store
Wrappable Companion: Cute Cat Purse or A Cool Shark Wallet – Stick the gift card in the purse or wallet.
Experience Gift Idea: Baskin Robbins Gift Card for Ice Cream
Wrappable Companion: Melissa & Doug Ice Cream Set – we have this & it is a hit.
Experience Gift Idea: Lillypost Monthly Book Subscription
Wrappable Companion: A couple of fun books – we love scratch n sniff or touch and feel books.
More Ideas for Kids
With 5 kids in our family, kiddos are always on the brain. Here are some of our faves as it relates to Christmas or Birthday Celebrations!