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.

Give Back

The gift of helping others is one that your kids won’t soon forget. Nothing embraces the spirit of the season more than knowing that you’ve made a difference in someone else’s life. To give your kids that wonderful feeling, sign up to volunteer as a family. Feeding America is a great place to start when it comes to volunteering with kids. Many volunteer programs do not allow young children to participate, but Feeding America, which includes hundreds of food banks and pantries across the country, encourages families with kids as young as six to volunteer. Check out more on how to get involved here.

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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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