Experience Gifts that keep on Giving
Many Moms are thinking about gifting memories and experiences rather than material things as presents.
Although we may all love searching and giving the perfect gift to family and friends, we also dread the aftermath – the mess of all the wrapping paper and all these toys that kids only play for a day or two and the things that just get stored away never to be used.
So for a change, have you ever thought of giving a “gift of experience” instead? Something that the whole family can appreciate and build memories while having fun doing it together? Gift Certificates, Gift Cards, Annual Passes or Memberships? If your answer is yes, then you are in for a treat.
Plano Moms have listed some of the best “gift of experience” ideas that you can give this holiday, which for sure will provide you and your family and friends priceless memories – and perhaps even life lessons – that may last for a lifetime.
Plus, of course, we’ll make sure there’ll be fun for all!
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Here is one local Brick and Mortar Idea!
A boutique DIY workshop that offers hands-on classes to create customizable home decor projects. You can register for a DIY workshop to create on-trend home decor from raw materials – wood signs, canvas pillows, wood framed signs, chunky knit blankets, and more! Their Instagram showcases these perfectly.
You can enjoy a girl’s night out, date night, team building event, fundraiser or birthday party, and family night at AR Workshop Garland! Such an excellent experience for everyone!
Gift Memberships for Families
Pogo Pass offers family fun at various venues in the Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) area at a discounted rate. It is a 12-month membership (from date of purchase) that provides you FREE access to the best entertainment venues within the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Get more information on the 25 different places for just $39.95 with the exclusive Plano Moms code.
Download the Pogo Pass app to begin using your membership immediately after purchase. And, each Pogo Pass is individualized with the name of the pass holder, the expiration date of the pass, and a unique bar code for tracking usage. The Pass is non-transferable and can only be used by the original pass holder.
Pogo Passes can be purchased as a Gift Voucher. Pogo Pass Gift Codes activate the 1-year membership when used to buy Pogo Passes by the recipient. Each gift code is good for 1 Pogo Pass regardless of purchase price or price change.
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas is a whole new experience. The park is beautifully decorated for the holiday, and it offers you tons of festive shows and more holiday fun. Take your entire family and friends, and enjoy the season with thrilling rides and festive holiday treats.
And, you can get your gift of membership for your family and friends. It’s a great way to save money one entertainment for a whole year.
Crayola Experience offers hands-on family fun and, all activities are designed for everyone to enjoy, and all of our attractions are ADA compliant.
It is an excellent activity for a multi-generational group. Give the gift of experience by giving family and friends gift certificates. Gift certificates may be redeemed at any Crayola Experience location or at CrayolaExperience.com!
Dallas Arboretum is the most beautiful garden and an outdoor destination in the city. The residents have named this urban oasis to be the crowning jewel of Dallas! And, memberships also make great gifts!
As a member, you will receive year-round, exclusive privileges that will let you treat the most beautiful 66 acres in North Texas like your back yard, from the first blooms of spring through the bright lights of the holidays.
And, this holiday, we are excited about the return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit.
Dallas Zoo is the largest Zoological Experience in Texas with 106 acres to explore! This is undoubtedly a perfect place for the whole family. And, they are open 364 days a year and welcomes more than one million guests.
You can give the gift of membership to your family and friends. The gift certificates can be redeemed for a variety of experiences, allowing the recipient of your gift to purchase admission tickets, ride tickets or giraffe feedings, summer camps or other educational programs, and more.
Or you can choose to give the gift of Dallas Zoo membership for a full year of adventures. Members get free admission (including Dallas Zoo Lights and Safari Nights!), free parking, invites to special member events, and so much more!
To purchase a gift membership, just add a gift certificate in one of the amounts listed and you are good to go.
If you are looking for fun adventures and educational opportunities for the whole family, Fort Worth Zoo is your destination. A membership to the Fort Worth Zoo is the gift that keeps on giving all year! More than just free admission, Zoo membership includes exclusive events, discounts, and more.
When you give the gift of Zoo membership, you are also offering a year of educational experiences and fun-filled memories.
It is one of the oldest botanical institutions in Texas, which was built in 1936 as the Hall of Horticulture for Texas’ Centennial Exposition in Fair Park. Texas Discovery Gardens’ mission is to have a positive impact on the future of Texas by teaching people effective ways to restore, conserve and preserve nature in the urban environment through the use of native and adapted plants that illustrate the interrelationship of Butterflies, Bugs and Botany.
It is an excellent place for kids and adults alike. Get the membership and enjoy all its benefits.
Since it had opened in 2012, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has been a favorite for locals and tourists. If you have kids, then you definitely need to take them here, and if you don’t, you still need to visit! This 180,000-square-foot facility is jam-packed with hands-on educational displays and exhibits.
This place is perfect for any fan of nature and science! And this holiday, you can gift your family and friends with science.
Perot Museum Gift Certificates can be redeemed online, over the phone, or in person, and are good for almost anything at the Perot Museum: general admission, films, memberships, special event tickets; the choice is theirs! Available in six designs, in any amount.
What a great place for every kid, but most especially for kids who aspire to pursue a career in engineering and education! Sci-Tech Discovery Center is Frisco’s leading educational destination for the whole family with a high emphasis on science, technology and math, and technology.
One of the members’ benefits is free admission for you and your family whole year-round. Check out membership options and decide which one works best for you and your family and friends.
Yes, it is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry, which about more than 100,000 videogame consoles, games, and cool things from the past and the present.
You don’t have to love video games to visit this place; you just have to love a good time.
This place is also available for birthday parties and corporate events.
They offer individual and family membership.
To the adventurous and want to be brave people in your life, this is an excellent gift for them. Your family and friends can channel their adventurous spirit by climbing and ziplining through the treetops of Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve.
Of course, you are joining with them!
Go extreme and give the gift of the thrill of skydiving without the hassle of a plane and parachute. iFly Indoor Skydiving is a safe and supervised place in which you can trust even your littlest brave one. Great news, no experience necessary.
Experience the thrill at Breakout Games; they’ve got escape rooms with a variety of game themes that are great for having fun with your family, friends, family, or coworkers. Check out their gift card option.
Golfers never say NO to an egift card for more golf. They can play at any 5,000 public golf courses or 1,000 private clubs nationwide.
And, it is easy to purchase and redeem.
Give the gift of broadway right here in Dallas! You can choose Your Own Packages are perfect if you want to see multiple shows this season.
Gift Learning to Cook!
Finally, a place that offers French cooking classes! My French Recipe is here to help you cook typical French dishes like boeuf bourguignon, or Macaroons and to give you tips to find the best ingredients and French products in Texas.
Gifts for you, friend or adult family member
Have you heard of the word, spalebration? Well, it is celebrating any special occasion with family and friends in the spa. How amazing is that? It is indeed a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion.
Spavia Day Spa can help you plan your spalebration this holiday to give you an exceptional experience and beautiful memories. Or give yourself, your family or friends a gift of spa to enjoy whenever they need some pampering.
Want to gift someone the huge benefits of a Prime account, give the gift of their very own Prime membership this year. You’ll find so many benefits, but a few highlights are of course, free two-day shipping, movie and TV streaming through Prime Video, and access to Amazon Fresh.
Gift your Friends a Night Out
Bambino Sitters Gift Card, $50 increments
Parents who desperately need a night to themselves but have trouble finding a sitter will surely benefit from using local App, Bambino Sitters, with the Community leadership of Abbie Alter, Mom of 2, and owner of Plano Moms which is home to over 250 local trusted and recommended babysitters in Collin County.
A Bambino gift card is the perfect teacher gift, hostess gift, BFF gift or simply a way to show you care when someone is going through a rough patch or particularly busy time in their life.