When I was a kid, one of the most exciting things about the holiday season was getting the big Sears Christmas catalog, filled with page after page of awesome toys. I’d pour over the book, circling everything my heart desired. I knew I might score one or two things out of that giant book, but the fun was really in the looking.
Today my kids take photos of things they see when we are out at the store and and I add them to their ever-growing wish-lists. They too might get lucky and receive one, maybe two things from their “most-wanted” list.
What I’d rather spend my money, and what most parents I know would rather spend their money on is experiences, and gifts that won’t be out of season before the winter break is over.
Some of the best gifts I think we’ve given and received have been experiences, including:
- Rock climbing classes for MAM
- National Park passports & a trip to St. Louis to get some passport stamps
- Tickets to Holiday World (something to look forward to all winter long!)
ENTER TO WIN A HOLIDAY GIFT PACKAGE FROM GOLD FISH SWIM SCHOOL
This holiday season, Goldfish Swim School & I are on the same page about giving experiences. This year’s Goldfish Swim School holiday basket is fun to open and filled with goodies like two months of swim lessons, family swim passes, a winter hat and water bottle. The baskets start at $168 for current members and $193 for new members and they can be purchased at the Goldfish Swim School Fishers or the Goldfish Swim School Carmel.
Want a chance to win a Holiday Gift Package from Goldfish Swim School (at either the Carmel or Fishers location)?
Just leave me a comment telling me the best non-toy gift you’ve every given or received!
I’ll pick a random winner next Weds, November 22!
Disclosure: Thanks to Goldfish Swim School for providing this giveaway. My son participates in their program in exchange for my honest reviews.