15 Non-Toy Christmas Gift Ideas
If you’re like us, you are probably feeling overloaded with “stuff” this time of year. We love the idea of gifting experiences over the holiday season. Here are some great ideas for non-toy Christmas gifts for your kids both young and old.
Prices listed are dated November 2017 and are subject to change.
Shalom Wildlife Zoo Discount Pass
What could be better than a year’s worth of admission to Shalom Wildlife in West Bend? We LOVE this fun and local zoo.
Cost: $100 for 12 admission passes
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Betty Brinn is a great place to play and learn, with so many hands on activities for the little one. Family Memberships grant unlimited FREE admission for one year for two adults and all children (younger than 18) in the household, or grandchildren.
Cost: Basic family membership starts at $75 per year
Milwaukee County Zoo Pass
Love animals? Become a Milwaukee Zoo Pass member and get these great benefits: free admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo for a full year, free or discounted admission to 150+ zoos and aquariums nation-wide, and free parking with select membership plans!
Cost: Basic family membership starts at $85 per year
Kids Night In Boxes
Every month, Kids Night In will send you a box filled with fun and unique parent/child date night activities, all aimed to help you create memories with your little ones. Best for ages 3+.
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Cost: 1 month $34.99 | 3 months $99 | 6 months $197
Museum of Wisconsin Art Membership
Enjoy unlimited entry to the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, plus FREE admission to kids weekly studio sessions, holiday events, and more! There’s always something fun happening at MOWA!
Cost: Suggested Three+ Level Membership (up to 4 adults & all children) is $50 per year
Fond du Lac Children’s Museum Membership
We love this children’s museum that is just a short drive away (and not as busy as the children’s museum downtown). Get yearly admission to the Fond du Lac Children’s Museum for one low price and you can visit as many times as you’d like!
Cost: Basic family membership starts at $90 per year
(They also have grandparent/grandchildren memberships for $55 per year)
Discovery World Membership
Visiting Discovery World is so much fun, your kids won’t even realize that they are learning! With tons of great hands-on exhibits and a new Kohl’s Design-It Lab every month, you’ll have fun visiting Discovery World again and again.
Cost: Basic family membership starts at $115
Jumping Country Gift Certificate
Jumping County in Grafton is a great place to burn some energy in the long winter months! Inside you’ll find giant slides, obstacle courses, competitions, inflatable sport games and so much more.
Cost: Frequent Buyer Cards are available – $50 for 5 visits, $90 for 10 visits
Mineshaft Gift Certificate
How about a fun family night out? Mineshaft in Hartford has a huge game room that is great for all ages and offers the Game Room Super Special – one large pizza up to 3 toppings, 100 token and a pitcher of soda or domestic beer for $34.99.
Milwaukee Public Museum Membership
Visit the museum as many times as you’d like! A yearly membership also include admission to the Planetarium and admission to fun events throughout the year.
Cost: Basic family membership starts at $115
Country Springs Waterpark Gift Certificate
Rainy day entertainment is the perfect gift for our Wisconsin weather! Did you know that you can buy day passes to Country Springs waterpark in Pewaukee for a fun day not too far from home? Or, an overnight family “staycation” at the hotel is a great way to have fun without the hassle of traveling far from home!
Cost: Day Pass Pricing is $16 Monday – Thursday and $35 Friday – Sunday and Holiday/Peak Periods. Children under 2 are FREE.
Salon/ Spa Gift Certificate
How about a fun afternoon out? Get a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure at the local salon. Kid Do’s in Menomonee Falls, a children’s hair salon, also offers some great specialty services, including a fun kids updo, colored hair extensions, and a Glamour Visit (fun updo + nail polish).
Pottery Painting Gift Certificate
Get creative! Pottery painting is a fun activity for all ages and there are so many different options. Your kids can paint a piggy bank, decoration for their room, a special plate or mug, and so much more!
How about unlimited movies at the theater all year? Movie Pass is $9.95 a month and you get unlimited movies at the theater each month (max of 1 per day).
Cost: $9.95 per month
SkyZone Gift Certificate
This is the PERFECT gift for kids who need to get some exercise during the winter months! My kids could spend hours at this indoor trampoline park. With toddler time, glow jump, fitness classes, and open family jump, it truly is a great gift for all ages!
Don’t forget to share with family and friends who could use some ideas!