Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Out of the Box Gift Ideas for Kids!

Gifts of toys and material items can be really fun for kids! There is certainly a place for them of course but sometimes the overload of toys and stuff during the holidays can really be a lot for both the kids and the parents that need to find a place to put all of these new things! We've been working on some great gift ideas that are a little bit outside the norm, a bit Out of the Box.  We have some traditional gift ideas as well as some experience gift suggestions that will be sure to please.

A Subscription Box!

No matter if you opt for a single month or a full year a subscription box can be a pretty cool way to bring something a little special into your house that is engaging, hands on and creates a great way for parents to interact with their kids and learn something at the same time!

Green Kid Crafts offers some pretty cool STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math) activities delivered right to your house! There is plenty of time to order one of these in time for your little one to open one on the holiday. Sign up for a subscription

Some of their holiday themed boxes are actually discounted up to 70% right now,grab one before they're gone!


Bramble Box provides monthly subscription boxes and pretend play kits to kids ages 3 - 8. Each themed box provides fun, educational and engaging dramatic play props and activities, delivered right to their door every month. Each box is mom-designed and, of course, tested by kids!

A new themed box is produced every month; past themes include Post Office, Detective and Bramble Bakery. Subscriptions can be ordered month-to-month, on a 3 months or 6 months basis and also annually. 

One of these creative options would be an awesome way to spread your holiday gift through the whole year!

Little Passports offers the chance for your child to explore the world one entertaining box at a time! 
Choose from a variety of kits geared towards a variety of ages and interests! Click here to use the code to save 15% off your subscription

Gift A New Experience!
Maybe your kiddo has been begging to try karate, or dance or theater classes, but you just haven't have the time to sign them up yet. These options are great local programs with stellar reputations in the community that would provide a great WOW factor especially for older kids. Many of them also would be a great option to "gift" something to a toddler or baby who doesn't understand the value of toys.

As the premier martial arts program in the Lehigh Valley LVMA is fully prepared to instruct a child of any age at any experience level.
Click here to inquire about a class location in Palmer, Emmaus, or Trexlertown!

Offering tumbling classes, gymnastics and sports enrichment programs for kids aged 10 months and up gymtiME is a great experience gift for the curious gymnast or adventurous mover you have at home!
Mention Lehigh Valley Find and Go Seek when you call to register to save 10% off of your registration fee!

More than Music 
More Than Music LLC offers engaging music and art classes for preschoolers and toddlers.  Families sing along with instruments, move about and play!  They offer both art based drop in classes and full sessions of their You and Me music classes. Punch cards for drop in classes are available for the Ju-Ju Monkey classes or gift a certificate for a full session!

My Smart Hands
These energetic and educational classes are wonderful for babies and toddlers. They offer an opportunity for young children to socialize and work on early communications skills using sign language in a fun setting with a loving caregiver or parent. Punch cards are available for their drop in classes or purchase a gift certificate for a full session of sign language learning!

Elite Sports Academy
Is it off season for your baseball or softball star? Keep their skills sharp with a high quality sports training program at Elite Sports Academy. Grab a punch card to their weekly open play sessions for the little ones, these sessions are a great way for kiddos to run off some energy during the cold winter months!

Sing N Move

Sing N Move offers very popular Kindermusik classes for children, with new sessions every few weeks there's lots of opportunities to get in on a class. Gift the gift of music to your little one this season! Classes available for babies through age 5!

Unique Stocking Stuffers 

We absolutely LOVE these Pura brand bottles. Our kids have had them for a few years and its wonderful to be able to continue to use them long after they outgrew bottles. Just change to top and your bottle becomes a sippy which transforms into a straw cup and so on! They are eye catching, eco-friendly , plastic free and super easy to clean. Available at Ju-Ju Monkey in Allentown!

These awesome Kid-O Magnatab products are fantastic. They provide children with a hands on opportunity to practice writing/drawing with awesome sensory feedback as each little magnetic sphere pops into place. Check out the video demo above! Call ahead or shop online to view current stock Available at Ju-Ju Monkey in Allentown!  

Games, Puzzles, books and oh my!  Ditch the technology for a minute and consider grabbing a new storybook or chapter book for your little reader.  Let's Play Book's recently expanded store is the perfect place to find something special.  Gift a parent child date experience to your kiddo and pair it up with a stop at Sweet Memories or Sugar So Sweet and select a special book or toy together.  They will love the extra one on one time and you can be sure to choose something they love!


A membership to Please Touch pays off in just about 2 visits for a family of 5. Make an excuse to visit multiple times with a membership for 2017 and save using the code GIFT2016! 

How about tickets to to The Crayola Experience!   Their exhibits and activities change so there is always something fun to see and do!

A Lehigh Valley Zoo membership offers experiences year round including discounts to special programs and events including their annual Winter Light Spectacular! 

A Handmade Touch

Check our our other holiday gift guide from this season featuring 6 local crafters who create personalized gifts that really are special and sure to bring a smile to someones face!

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