If your kids’ bedrooms already resemble a fully-stocked aisle at Toys “R” Us, it can be tough to stomach the idea of adding even more to the mix. But, even if your kids have all the things they could possibly want, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on gift giving. Instead, give the gift of a unique experience that will make memories they’ll have long after the battery-operated toys have stopped working. Click through to see our favorite ideas.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

One of the worst parts of giving toys as gifts is that they will inevitably be tossed aside, but with the gift of a subscription box, something new and exciting arrives every month. A box like the one curated by Lola & Clark offers an experience that doesn’t end. Each month kids will receive a new kit in the mail that features a collection of items meant to inspire creative play and help develop language skills. Your kids will find beautiful hardcover books, games, puppets, dress-up clothes, and more all based around a similar theme. Check out this list of the best subscription boxes for kids to get some more creative ideas.

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What unique gifts have you given your kids that don’t necessarily fit inside a box? Share your ideas in the comments.

— Shahrzad Warkentin




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