10 Family Experience Gifts That Won’t Break The Bank
These 10 ideas for family experience gifts are fun but not over the top expensive.
With the holiday season just around the corner, you have probably already started getting alerts about all the best deals on toys for Christmas gifts. While toys are a great gift idea, you can’t put a price on family experiences. If you are looking to gift more experiences this Christmas, here are ten family experience gifts that don’t break the bank.
Local attraction membership
Do you have a nearby zoo or even a theme park? If you live close by and plan to take a few trips there, you can save a lot of money on tickets by doing an annual pass! Sometimes you can save 50% or more on your ticket prices by doing a yearly pass instead!
Plan a camping trip for the family
Camping is a great frugal option that can still be a fun getaway! Look for sites that have a low-cost camping fee and set up camp for the weekend.
Take a trip
There are a ton of inexpensive trips you can take! Especially a day trip! Look on a map and see what neat places are nearby! Take a day trip to visit the beach or a historical city.
See a movie
Many movie theaters offer special promo days or even discount days. Use these opportunities to see a movie for cheap! You can also purchase discounted tickets at Costco.
Have you ever wanted to learn something as a family? Maybe it’s scuba diving or how to do sculpting? You can find a bunch of discounted tickets for classes in your area using Groupon or Living Social.
When was the last time you went bowling? Bowling is a cheap activity to do, and many lanes offer weekday or late night specials you can take advantage of!
Go to a sporting event
Check your local community calendar for opportunities to see your local team play! While they won’t be as good as a bigger team, this can still be a fun way to have fun as a family.
Find a subscription box for the whole family
There are so many great subscription boxes out there that you can enjoy as a family! From DIY escape rooms to movies, you can get just about anything sent your way! This is a fun pre-planned family night you can look forward to.
Restaurant gift card
You don’t have to treat your kids to a steak dinner to have a great eating-out experience! Even going somewhere like Steak and Shake can still be a fun evening out that can be a lifesaver on nights when you don’t want to cook.
Tickets to a local show
Do you have a local theatre or a place that plays music regularly? Score a few tickets to the next show! This can be a fun way to introduce your kids to local art and see a great show at the same time.
You don’t have to have a lot of money to give great experience gifts! These gifts can be frugal with a little effort and still, be a great gift.