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53 incredible clutter-free gift ideas for kids

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Clutter-free gift ideas for kids of all ages who don’t need toys and to help prevent clutter

Whether you are giving gifts or seeking to share a minimalist gift list with family and friends the list below will help prevent the accumulation of things in your home. It’s time that we put a stop to the toy mess stress and the chaos of the influx of things that take over our homes during holidays and special events.

It is a common dilemma to choose the perfect gift for a loved one. Many people tend to give gifts that are not useful or end up adding to the unused pile.

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What are clutter-free gifts?

Clutter-free gifts can be described as gifts that are easily maintained or contained. But being a mom and working with many moms even those gifts can create clutter. Because if we don’t keep a regular decluttering schedule anything physical kept in our homes can begin to create clutter.

So for me, clutter-free gifts are gifts that replace physical items and enrich a child’s life with knowledge, fun, experiences, and memories.

Especially when it comes to kids. Kids outgrown toys and other items so often that it is a never-ending cycle of trying to get rid of things. It’s the reason why things like, books and magazines aren’t even on my list.

So I believe truly that clutter-free gifts consist of experience gifts and consumable gifts. Keeping it to two simple categories makes it so much easier to think of ideas for any age.

Here is a list of clutter-free gift ideas that you can give Kids

  1. Gift certificates to art classes
  2. Gift certifications to an indoor playground
  3. Gift certificate to bowling
  4. Indoor racing
  5. Go-carts
  6. Water park passes
  7. Language classes
  8. Horseback riding lessons
  9. Gardening lessons
  10. Flying lessons
  11. Home economics course
  12. Donation to a charity in their name
  13. Piano lessons
  14. Dance Classes
  15. Baking classes
  16. Self-defense classes
  17. Martial arts classes
  18. Streaming subscription
  19. Pay for camps
  20. Open a Roth IRA
  21. Legoland membership
  22. Zoo membership
  23. Children’s Museum Membership
  24. kindle Membership
  25. Golf lessons
  26. Concert Tickets
  27. Sports game tickets
  28. Children’s theater
  29. Ice skating classes
  30. Kid-friendly manicure or pamper session
  31. Trampoline passes or membership
  32. Online art classes
  33. Coding classes
  34. Robots classes
  35. Movie tickets
  36. Audiobook membership
  37. A gift card to the farm – think berry picking, apple picking, etc
  38. Open a Greenlight account
  39. Learning Apps
  40. Woodshop/woodworking classes
  41. Bedroom upgrade
  42. Sightseeing passes/city passes
  43. prepaid visa cards
  44. Food boxes – what kid doesn’t want to eat endless snacks all day. And hey groceries for kids aren’t cheap. Especially if you have a child who is active in sports they never stop eating. My kids between volleyball, swimming, and baseball are constantly hungry. You can get a subscription snack box or create your own.
  45. Ziplining adventure
  46. Dinner date
  47. Aerial Yoga classes
  48. Bath bombs my kids love these things. And the minute they get them. They use them. So it’s usally a win-win.
  49. Gymnastic classes or open play passes
  50. Indoor skydiving
  51. Suba diving classes
  52. Survival classes
  53. Pearachute e-gift card – this was a huge hit when I gave this to my niece and nephews. Pearachute is an awesome company that has the best family-friendly activities anywhere in the U.S.

Embracing minimalism with gifts for kids

You don’t want to let family and friends feel as though when they buy gifts for your kids that are not exactly clutter-free aren’t worthy or loved. It can be hard for family and friends to understand your goals.

There are a few things you can do. First off if they ask what gifts to get the kids. Well, you can share this blog post or a few ideas with them. You can say things like we are looking to give the kids more expereinces and would love for you to participate. Give your family and friends the opportunity to gift-give and share in the gift-giving experience as well.

For many people, gift-giving is a form of their love language, and offering the gift of time and fun can be a great way for everyone to share their love.

But it’s also important to talk to your kids about gifts. And why not all gifts are created equal. Teaching your kids about consumerism, comparison to other kids, and embracing simplicity through life experiences instead of stuff. Can be a catalyst to also help them.