This post is sponsored by Goldfish Swim School.
Do you tend to be a practical gift giver? Me too (or at least I am now). Today we are going to talk about five excellent ideas for non-toy gifts – with a chance to win a Holiday Package that includes swim lessons from Goldfish Swim School. Have a great idea to share with us? Share it in the comments below and don’t forget to enter to win!
First, a little story…
Last year I went store to store looking for that one hot item that my kids simply had to have. You can probably guess the one. After searching and searching, I finally found it at a highly inflated price online. Never have I felt so proud of myself and then so incredibly defeated a mere five days later when I found that same gift thrown in the back of their closet.
For the holidays this year, I have decided to try and think outside the box instead. Therefore, I’ve started looking for gifts to give that are meaningful, fun, and things that will be used past the end of the week.
You know what I mean, right?
What I’m am trying to say is that this year I plan to give gifts that are practical.
5 Non-Toy Gift Ideas That Think Outside the Box
At first, I thought that coming up with ideas for practical gifts for my kids would be difficult. However, it turns out that it isn’t! It’s actually quite simple and fun! So here are the five ideas I came up with for gift giving while thinking outside of the (gift) box.
1. Give Lessons or Local Classes.
Look for local schools or businesses that offer skill-building classes in something that interests the person on the receiving end of the gift giving. A great place to start is Goldfish Swim School! I know that my kids love swimming (especially in the winter) and I love that they learn skills for water safety with Goldfish Swim School.
Plus, for the holidays, Goldfish Swim School is offering a holiday package at locations across the metro Detroit area. Read more about this special offer below and enter to win!
2. Give Activities.
My kids are always asking to partake in activities such as skiing, going to the movies, ect. Scheduling a few of these on the calendar is a great way to keep the joy of the holidays going long after the day.
3. Give Memberships.
Memberships to a local museum or zoo is an excellent out of the box idea! Especially if you have a child who loves to go over and over again (like mine).
4. Give Events or Outings.
This could be anything from tickets to a local play or a weekend stay at that waterpark nearby. We have already started gifting small outings instead of gifts for birthdays and so far, it’s been a hit!
5. Give Subscriptions.
This year, I started looking at subscription boxes for my kids. There are several that can be pre-paid upfront and the fun can last for months! Besides, my kids will probably grow out of the clothes they got during the holidays in a few short weeks anyway.
What are these kids eating??
Holiday Gift Package from Goldfish Swim School
If you’re also thinking that a practical gift makes sense this year but aren’t sure where to start, take a look at Goldfish Swim School. My kids love it there! With weekly classes that are easy to plan for, kids can advance through swimming skills, earn prizes, and enjoy the fun of a 90-degree pool (even during the chill of winter).
What’s really great is that throughout Metro Detroit, Goldfish Swim Schools are offering a pre-bundled holiday package that makes giving the gift of swim safety even easier.
Here’s what’s included:
- Two months of swim lessons
- Waived registration fee
- Family swim passes
- Winter hat
- Fleece blanket
- Water bottle
You can pick up a holiday package by visiting your nearest Metro Detroit Goldfish Swim School or online at https://www.goldfishswimschool.com/shop/.
Enter to Win
Thanks to Goldfish Swim School, we have a holiday gift package available to give to one of you! Before entering, please understand that the winner must be available to pick up their prize in person at the Goldfish Swim School in Clarkston, Michigan, however, it can be redeemed at any of the seven Metro Detroit locations.