In a world full of stuff, non-toy experience gifts are the best!
How many times has a child begged for a toy, played with it for one or two days, and then it’s long forgotten and discovered under the couch months later.
Of course toys are fun for gift-giving, but we are big fans of giving experience gifts too. Experience gifts can help create a more well rounded child and aid in discovering where children’s interests and talents lie. And most importantly, they create memories, which help families grow together. Memories simply cannot be outgrown, purchased, or donated.
Here are some of our favorite experience gift ideas for Wichita kids:
- Membership or passes to our favorite family museums & attractions in Wichita, like Botanica, Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Exploration Place or Sedgwick County Zoo
- Music, singing, or acting lessons
- Gift card to favorite restaurant or pizza parlor
- Dance classes (all styles for all ages!)
- Manicure/Pedicure gift cards *great for little girls and teens
- Drive-In Movie Passes
- Rock climbing gift card to Bliss Bouldering & Climbing
- Movie Tickets *you can actually rent the AMC movie theatre for a party
- Ice skating passes or lessons at Wichita Ice Center
- Ice cream shop gift cards
- Art Lessons from Monart at The Art Park, Mark Arts , or Wichita Art Museum
- Cooking classes
- Tickets to concerts or sporting events *perfect for tweens and teens
- Music classes from Riverside Music Together or Music Together of Wichita
- Mini Golf passes or amusement/arcade tickets
- Gift card to create at Paint the Town
- My Gym Classes
- Book store gift cards
- Passes to Trampoline Parks
- Classes or event ticket at one of Wichita’s 20 best museums for kids!
- Waterpark Passes
- Bowling Passes
- Horseback riding lessons at a local stable
- Tickets to a Music Theatre Wichita show for older kiddos *season tickets if you really love them
- Wichita Children’s Theatre tickets
- A trip to Top Golf
- A relaxing Spa Day
- A membership at Let’s Go Build, Wichita’s new LEGO store
- A family vacation
- Gift cards to their favorite restaurant or gaming platform
What would you add to this experience gifts list?
Be sure to check out our Ultimate Gift Guide for all your gifting needs!