Not all good gifts come in a box, try one of these ideas for a memory- making time together.

Crafty and Creative

If your child likes projects or you’re a maker-minded parent that wants your child to learn practical life skills, try some of these ideas to get your hobbyist started:

Experiences:

Gifts:

Sports Fans

Atlanta is a sports lover’s headquarters, with the many sporting museums and arenas. Try these ideas:

Experiences:

Gifts:

  • Sports equipment
  • Professional or college team jerseys or hats
  • Fitness tracker watch
  • Gymnastics or yoga mat
  • Over the door basketball hoop

Future Foodies

Cooking classes for just kids or kids with their parents will get your young chef excited.

Experiences:

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Wild About Books

If your child loves to read, try one of these ideas:

Experiences:

Gifts:

  • Book by a favorite author and book light
  • Reading tent
  • Comfy beanbag chair
  • Magazine subscription
  • Book club subscription from Highlights

Fashionistas

These ideas show your fashion lover you care about their style.

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Back to Nature

Atlanta has plenty of places to fish, hike, canoe and enjoy nature.

Experiences:

  • Sign up for the Wild Explorers Club, a monthly online adventure program
  • Visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center or take one of their canoe trips
  • Plan a whitewater rafting trip or fishing trip
  • Get SCUBA ready with beginner lessons
  • Experience the thrill of ziplining

Gifts:

  • Fishing rod and gear
  • Compass, binoculars and hiking gear
  • Tent
  • SCUBA gear
  • Canoe or kayak

A Flair for Design

Help your child find their inner interior designer or architect.

Experiences:

  • Use your child’s ideas to design his or her bedroom or playroom makeover
  • Paint the bedroom together in a color your child chooses or put a faux finish on the bedroom furniture
  • Sign up for architectural drawing or design classes at MODA, Atlanta’s museum of art and design

Gifts:

  • Klutz: Design Your Dream Room lets your child explore with patterns, color and space, with 300 punch-out pieces to design a room
  • Young Architect House Designer from Mindware lets kids design and build a 3-D home model
  • Paint for a bedroom or playroom picked out by your child
  • Sheets, bedspread, curtains or designer pillows your child wants
  • Lamps, desk set or wall art

Time for Tea

Boys and girls both enjoy quiet conversation over a warm cup of tea, with scones, cookies or tiny sandwiches.

Experiences:

Gifts:

  • Tea pot and cup
  • Tea cozy
  • Costume necklaces, hats, gloves and purse to wear to tea time
  • Scones and tea biscuits

STEAM On

If your child loves STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), Atlanta provides a plethora of classes and camps.

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–  Janeen Lewis

Unwrap Priceless Experiences With Your Kids This Holiday Season
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