If you’re like most everyone else, you struggle to answer the question “what do you want for Christmas this year?” The same probably goes for your husband, or maybe even your kids! And, if you’re like me, there’s a good chance you’ve even been sucked into clicking on those articles titled “Best Gift Ideas for Moms in 2018”, or “Hottest Toys for 5 Year Olds on Amazon” for ideas. And honestly, although their face might light up for 6.5 seconds when they open it, it’s only a matter of time before that toy is another forgotten piece of plastic at the bottom of the bin.
And that is why more and more families are leaning towards the gift of an “experience”. But, the challenge may present itself to the San Diego mom, who, like many others, already has a Zoo membership or a SeaWorld Pass. What now? What about for your older child, or your husband? Don’t worry…we’ve got you covered! Below are some of our favorite local experiences, and there is something for everyone on your list to enjoy!
For your Baby:
For your Toddler:
Concert tickets to Raffi (April 27)
For your Little Kid:
For your Big Kid:
Flightline Safari at the San Diego Safari Park
Tickets to Monster Jam (January 19th)
For your Family:
Boarded, A Pirate Adventure aboard the Californian (December 29th)
Camel rides at Oasis Camel Dairy
Overnight staycation (Big Bear? Idyllwild? Santa Barbara?) in an Airbnb
Tickets to a Gulls Hockey Game
A family date to an Escape Room
Rent a boat for the day, and explore the bay!
For your Partner/Husband:
Adults Only Roar and Snore at the Safari Park
Cruise through the Coronado Cays on a Gondola
Date Night Cooking Class at Sur La Table
So go ahead…fuel a passion, spend quality time together as a family, or create a lifelong memory. Because gifting an experience for Christmas is not only giving them a present, it’s giving them something special to talk about for many years to come.
One of our absolute favorite experiences, is taking the kids to see Disney on Ice. The lights, the familiar music, the fun characters, and the impressive skating is something our whole family enjoys. This season, we are excited to share that with one lucky family, who will win a 4-pack of tickets to see the January 24th showing at the Valley View Casino Center!
To be eligible to win, comment below with your favorite San Diego experience. Who knows, your suggestion may be exactly what another mama is looking for!