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I'm a mean mom. I called a moratorium on stuffed animals years ago. I make my three kids clean out their rooms and the basement before their birthdays and Christmas to declutter the toys they've outgrown, and when family ask what to get them, I often say “consumables.” There are just too many things, and I want our family to have fabulous memories together with experiences instead of “stuff.” How do you do that? By gifting experiences instead.
Need ideas for fabulous experiences for the whole family? I've picked out my Top 10 LivingSocial Experiences that will “gift” them something to talk about. Note–I've linked to deals for DC/Baltimore/Philadelphia because that's my local area, but you should be able to find similar deals in your city as well.
Take a Class Together
Try New Cuisines
Take the family out to try a new-to-you ethnic food and tour your own city plate by plate.
See Live Sports
Visit a Museum
Every city has fabulous museum admission deals, but keep an eye out for a year-long museum membership. Not only can the recipient visit that museum, but often membership gives them FREE admission to other musems of that type nationwide for the rest of the year (an even better value!).
Climb to New Heights
Experience Live Theater
Seeing live shows is amazing for both kids and adults. Choose from comedy, opera, musicals, plays and more (even a Janet Jackson concert!). You'll find them all. Get my tips for Taking Kids to the Theater.
Make a Dream Come True
There is nothing more awesome to some little girls than horses (both of mine are obsessed), so we've used LivingSocial a couple of times for horseback riding. And my husband thinks I'm a nut, but someday I'll mark seeing The Harlem Globetrotters off my bucket list. Is skydiving on yours?
Ride the High Seas
Solve A Mystery
We tried an “Escape Room” here in DC and had an absolute blast! You get locked in a room and your team has to find clues to solve the mystery and get out. We're planning to take the kids to an Escape Room in Philly over winter break (ssshhh…that's a surprise!).
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