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My kids have way too many toys. It is getting ridiculous and they don’t even play with half of them. They are also getting a little bit older where they aren’t interested in as many toys. I am making the change this year to give the gift of experiences.
Just think…no clutter, no mess to clean up and something your child will remember. As you know by now, I love sharing fun tips I discover. Here’s another for you: A quick glance at the Groupon site leads to a ton of great gift ideas. The great thing is how much money I save with their discount versus purchasing the tickets through the normal ticket office.
The little ones love day trips to local historical sites or museum passes. We go to our local children’s museum often so the fact that there are discounted passes on Groupon makes it a win-win gift. Take a look at all of the Groupon Things To Do. There are tons of options in your area and new places added all year.
Two of the coolest items are the online piano classes and online guitar classes. I know! How great is it to have your kids learn to play without even leaving your home. You can even pair these with a keyboard or guitar under the tree for a great gift combination.
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Kecia | OnlineIncomeMom says
I love the idea of experiences rather than toys. We have toy boxes overflowing, and about 70% don’t get played with that much. I think having memories of an experience last much longer than any physical toy!
I agree that our toys are barely played with…experiences last in their memories.
All about Groupon deals! I mean, why spend full price?! Sounds like those music lessons are a fab find for your kiddos!
Angela Tolsma says
Oh gosh I love the idea of gifting experiences! We live far away from all our family so instead of sending presents we’ve decided to do a trip every two years. That way everyone gets an experience and it works out so much better! Groupon though is a fabulous idea for birthdays and I am totally going to do that!
Reesa Lewandowski says
I love buying groupons. They make doing things as a family so much more afforable!
I agree. It is so much cheaper to look at Groupon.
I love giving experience gifts! They are memorable and don’t clutter the house!
I love Groupon. They have some great items that you can’t find anywhere else at a great price!
Lynnette Joselly says
I always look to groupon for fun activities so this would def be a great gift!
Lesley Carter says
I love giving experience gifts. We use sites like Great American Days, Cloud 9 Living, and Living Social but I didn’t think to use Groupon. I’m on it.
Blythe Alpern says
Such a great idea. I often forget about giving Groupon as a gift, but it is so smart. It really does allow you to treat someone to an amazing experience.
I really need to get on groupon more often, we moved to a place where there are not many for our area but there is so much more than just things to do around town.
I agree. There are plenty of options that can be used anywhere like the online guitar and piano lessons.
Rebecca Bryant says
Groupon is my favorite way to shop. I have gotten wonderful things this way. I like that they have something for everyone.
Taylor MObley says
I love this idea. One year, my parents didn’t get my sister or I any gifts and instead they we opened up 4 tickets to DISNEY WORLD. We went as a family that year for the first time and it is still by far one of my favorite vacations.
That’s what I love…you always remember that gift because it was an experience. I think gifts of experiences actually bring greater memories. 🙂
Wendy Polisi says
Groupon is such a helpful especially Holidays are coming! They had an amazing deal.
Dana Vento says
This is such a fun experience gift.We use Groupon in an activity. It would be a great treat for us.
I love the idea of giving experiences instead of toys. We have so many things already and could always simplify things!
Heather Garcia says
I love this idea. Kids get so many toys that they just get added to the pile. Giving experiences gives them moments and memories with the family that a toy can’t always do!
Amber Nelson says
Yes! Experiences are so much better than material items. Love this idea!
This is a great idea! I hadn’t really thought about giving the kids an experience for Xmas. That’s what I’m doing for my son for his birthday though!! 🙂
This is such a great idea. We do this for my daughters birthday every year. Instead of a gift we take a family trip somewhere and make memories together.
Amanda Love says
Groupon has a lot of great deals and if you’re looking to save money this Christmas, shopping there would be an awesome choice. I’ve saved a lot of money thanks to groupon!
Christina Aliperti says
Awesome idea! The toys get played with a few times and then are forgotten. These memories are forever.
Leslie Hernandez says
I don’t have kids yet but this sounds like a great idea going away and experiencing something new is always fun not only for kids but for adults too. Gifts are nice but the memories and adventures of a trip is awesome.
Such a good idea! Quite fancy the online guitar lessons myself!
Me too! I think my husband would also love it as a gift too!