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.

Coupons of Love

As a parent, you’ve no doubt received a handmade gift or two. A macaroni necklace, or maybe even one of those handwritten coupon booklets promising you things like breakfast in bed and help with the dishes. Turn the tables with a handmade coupon book of your own, but instead of laundry and dishes, the coupons give kids the power to choose anything from dinner locations and weekend activities, to vacations and movie night selections. If you're not particularly crafty, you can download these printable coupon books on Etsy and just fill them in.

photo: amillionideas via Etsy


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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