20 Christmas Gift Ideas That Keep Giving All Year
December 7, 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas

Parents spend a lot of time thinking of the perfect Christmas gift ideas and hunting down the latest, greatest toy. This year, instead of sweating it at the mall, consider a Christmas gift that is a little more out-of-the-box. How about giving the gift of a great experience?

Sign your family up for a yearly membership at one of the many amazing attractions in the Sacramento area. Or you could start a subscription which will bring our kid new adventures each month in the mail. These Christmas gifts ideas are sure to keep bringing smiles long after the holiday season is over.

Sacramento Attraction Memberships – Christmas Gift Ideas

There’s nothing like the gift of a new experience. This year consider enrolling your family in a membership pass to a local museum or zoo. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Most memberships include benefits which allow entrance to special events throughout the year, discounts, and invites to special exhibits. Here are our top 10 memberships in the Sacramento area. They are sure to keep your kids entertained long after the Christmas decorations come down.

Sacramento Zoo Members
Sacramento Zoo Members

1. Sacramento Zoo — The Sacramento Zoo is located at William Land Park in Sacramento and is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals. Their mission is to inspire appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature. They have special events and exhibits throughout the year so there is always something for every season and every audience. They have a variety of membership packages which include benefits like members-only entry, shopping discounts and more!

2. The Powerhouse Science Center — Powerhouse is a kids science museum in Sacramento, providing fun and educational exhibits in science, technology, engineering, math, and space. Inspire your kids to be future scientists and engineers. They have membership plans to fit families of every shape and size.

3. BusyKidz Interactive Museum — BusyKidz is a museum and indoor play-city-in-miniature, allowing kids to play and work in a world of their own. Located in Folsom, BusyKids is modeled after historic Sutter Street. Membership includes open play, 10% off all purchases and a once monthly guest pass to share with a friend! All members also receive a special gift.

4. Fairytale Town — Sacramento’s Fairytale Town is a 2.5-acre children’s storybook park that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life! It is located in William Land Park in Sacramento. Members get free admission, guest admission, discounts on birthday parties and summer camps and other retail items in the park.

5. Crocker Art Museum — The Crocker Art Museum is located in Sacramento. It hosts a variety of exhibitions, events, and programs in addition to the state’s art collection. They have special events including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, children’s activities, and more.

Sacramento Children’s Museum
Sacramento Children’s Museum

6. Sacramento Children’s Museum — The Sacramento Children’s Museum is located in Rancho Cordova and designed for children to “learn-by-doing!” Let your kids explore hands-on exhibits featuring art, water, airways and fun activities. There is also special area for infants and toddlers to enjoy safe exploration. Membership benefits include unlimited access and members only hours.

7. Funderland Amusement Park —  Sacramento’s Premiere Children’s Amusement Park specializes in amusement rides for riders aged 2 to 12. The park has 9 child-sized amusement rides. Admission is always free, but season passes allow for unlimited riding, “bring a friend” days, and discounts!

8. Golfland Sunsplash — Golfland Sunsplash in Roseville is one of the area’s best mini golf and entertainment centers. They offer two mini golf courses,an arcade, a raceway and water slide facilities. Passes mean an entire summer of fun in the sun with your family!

9. Aerospace Museum of California — Let your little one explore one of aviation’s greatest showcases at the spacious Aerospace Museum located at McClellan Business Park in Sacramento. Learn about aviation’s past, present and future.

10. Monterey Bay Aquarium — Monterey Bay might be a bit of drive, but the aquarium is an experience well worth the trip. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is your window to marine life. Visit sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants. Members get unlimited admission, special evening and early morning hours, discounts on merchandise, previews on special exhibitions and more.

Monthly Subscription Boxes – Christmas Gift Ideas

Subscription boxes are a new and amazing trend in the online retail world. You can sign up for a subscription box for just about everything from your weekly groceries to new makeup products. There are a variety subscription boxes designed for the kids in your life. Most subscriptions allow you to tailor the gifts you receive to your child’s age and interests. Subscription boxes are another great way to keep Christmas going all you. Every month will bring a new adventure. You’ll love seeing the look on your child’s face every time that special package arrives. Heres a line up of the top 10 rated kids subscription boxes to put under your tree this year.

Litte Passports
Litte Passports

11. Little Passports — Is your child always dreaming about exploring the world? Little Passports inspires kids to learn all about the world around them though monthly Travelers Kits. The kits are filled with maps, suitcase stickers, activity sheets and souvenirs. Little Passports is sure to keep kids interested in exploring well beyond their own backyards.

12. Kiwi Crate — Every month, Kiwi Crate will send all the supplies and instructions to complete 2-3 activities based on a theme. Kiwi Crate (and its affiliates Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate) focus on encouraging STEAM principles. They also send a great magazine with each subscription.

13. KidStir — Learning to cook is an essential for everyone! With this monthly hands-on kit, kids get to build their own cookbooks, try new foods, and learn where food comes from. They will gain important life skills in the kitchen while creating lasting memories.

14. Reading Bug Box — The Reading Bug Box is a subscription box that matches the best in children’s literature and other educational extras to your child’s age, gender, interests and reading level. From read-aloud books for the whole family to enjoy, to early-reader and chapter series for new readers, the Reading Bug Box will grow with your child.

15. Awesome Pack — Most subscription boxes are all about fun and educational (every parents dream) but Awesome Pack is all about focusing on really awesome products that the whole family can enjoy together. Every Awesome Pack includes a quality, unique board game and many family activities, along with Awesome goodies and extras. Awesome Pack has a thorough profile customization to match your family with the right products.

My Pretend Place
My Pretend Place

16. My Pretend Place — My Pretend Place subscriptions provide themed dress-up packages that include costumes, books, activities, crafts and more. Each box is full of fun and helps kids to let their imagination soar.

17. Pley — Pley is a toy subscription box featuring all your favorite brands! They have a Toy Library subscription which allows kids to pick and enjoy new toys each month. The best part? Toys can be sent back and swapped for something new at any time. Don’t worry if your kid gets too attached, keeping a toy as a easy as the click of a button on their website.

18. KidBox — This is the subscription for your budding fashionistas! With Kidbox, you’ll get a seasonal box of on-trend clothing items and accessories from popular brands. Kidbox has subscriptions for sizes 0-3 month all the way up to size 14.

19. Ann Williams Monthly Craft Box — Ann Williams’ Monthly Craft Box is for the crafter in your life. Each box includes a surprise crafts to love and new techniques to try. You can customize your box by choosing the age range that’s right for your child (age 6-18).

20. Pen Pals 4 Me — Pen Pals 4 Me inspires children to read, write, draw, and create. Subscriptions are available for children in preschool through grade 5. Twice a month, your child will receive personalized mail filled with letters, activities and more. There are 6 pen pal characters (each with their own interests, goals, and hobbies) to choose from.

This year, try saving some time at the mall and consider a different kind of Christmas gift ideas under the tree. These Christmas gift ideas will keep on giving the whole year!

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