After telling your family that you don’t want anyone to buy your kid’s gifts anymore they will probably go on to ask what alternatives they are allowed to get.
Gift-giving can be fun and it’s a way that many people show love, so taking that away from them would be hard. Giving them alternatives lets them still show love in their own way and also gets you out of having to deal with the overwhelm and clutter that comes out of getting too many gifts.
Experience gifts can be anything! They can be classes, events, shows, or activities.
- Painting Class
- Pottery Class
- Horseback Riding
- A Movie Date
- Trampoline Park
- Amusement Park
- Swimming Lessons
- Dance or Gymnastic Lessons
- Sporting Events Tickets
- Ice Skating
- Zip lining
Membership gifts are an awesome alternative to physical gifts because they are a gift that keeps on giving all year long.
- Children’s Museum
- Theme Park
- Trampoline Park
- Local Attractions
- Botanical Gardens
- Science Museums
Consumables and Personal Care
These are things that you kids are going to use anyways.
- Hair Care
- Bathing Items
- Bath Bombs
- Bath Crayons
- Nail Polish
Technically these would be physical items but I think they are okay since they are hands-on, creative kinds of gifts. These would be things like art sets, or something that your child can create with.
We Craft Box
We Craft Box delivers a stress-free creative experience to your family’s doorstep every month! With 2-3 prepared crafts, unique theme and story, easy-to-follow photo directions and all the materials needed that can be shared between 2 children we are empowering busy families to easily unplug from the screen and connect through creativity! Give the gift of creativity – after all, with we craft box, it’s the gift that helps families craft connect, and created together.
Orange Art Box
Orange Art Box is a fun Art Subscription Box for Kids. Our boxes are packed with art supplies, project ideas, and tons of inspiration. We recommend for ages 5-10 and have many families that share a box.
I'm a sucker for subscription boxes. I really just love getting surprises in the mail.
Baketivity Subscription Box
Baketivity is a baking subscription box for kids, it includes all pre-measured ingredients, clear step by step illustrated instructions, and various educational lessons.
In today's days with technology increasing and kids are becoming more and more addicted to their phones, video games, and television while spending less and less time interacting and enjoying quality family time. The goal behind Baketivity is to give parents a way to connect and spend more time interacting with their kids.
Owl Post Books
Owl Post Books is a fun and interactive monthly book subscription for children! They have Imagination Boxes and Book of the Month Subscriptions for ages 0-3, 4-7, 8-11, and YA. They also provide YA Artist and Writer subscriptions for teenagers.
Bookroo's mission is to enable and empower parents to build their children's book collections in an affordable and exciting way through curated monthly book deliveries. They believe in the power and impact of the written word in the life of a child, and believe it’s never too early to start reading to children! Book boxes are geared for ages 0-10.
I don’t really see many people requesting magazine subscriptions anymore but I loved these as a kid! Printed media is much better for children to consume then digital media so a magazine subscription might be perfect for kids who are old enough to read. Plus kids magazines are so inexpensive!
Want Even More Alternative Gift Ideas?
- Non-Toy Gifts – The Christmas Edition for Kids 12 and under
- Christmas Gifts from the Heart
- The Best Gifts for A New Breastfeeding Mom
- 101 Non-Toy Stocking Stuffers for Kids
- Reindeer in Here an Elf on the Shelf Alternative
- The Best Pregnancy Subscription Box – A Mama Bird Box Review
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