Educational Gift Ideas

Are you lacking gift ideas for the holidays? Shopping for the holidays can sometimes prove to be overwhelming…especially with all of the current shipping delays and product shortages.  Do not allow these delays to encumber your holiday gift giving. 

Educational subscription boxes are great gift ideas that will bring fun, learning, and excitement every month! There are so many options to choose from; for every age.

 KiwiCo offers a whole series of educational boxes. You can create an enriching and fun crate just for your loved one. 

The Steve Spangler Science Club offers monthly science experiments to be shipped to your home laboratory! 

Green Kids Crafts Discovery Box offers a combination of award-winning art and science projects that respect the earth. The subscription includes 4-6 nature-based STEAM activities. 

My First Reading Club will help to grow a passion for reading. This is the perfect gift to encourage young readers. 

Crate Expectations brings a highly-rated book paired with an Adventure Guide and a coordinating mix of games and toys.

Owl Crate (14+) and Owl Crate Jr.  (8-12) is for readers and includes a brand new novel, a personalized letter from the author, and 3-4 usable items that are built around the month’s theme. 

History Unboxed is offered at several learning levels, so it is appropriate for most ages. You can customize the time period and age level.  

Bitsbox teaches your child to code and other computer concepts. 

Jasper Box are college care packages with a purpose. These great boxes are shipped quarterly. The products are centered around six skill sets: life hacks, personal finance, wellness, making connections, mindset, productivity and organization.

If subscription boxes are not for you, life experiences are always great options! Material items are not a necessity. Here are some great, mostly local, options: 

Carolina Tiger Rescue’s mission is to save and protect wild cats in captivity and in the wild through rescue and education. They work toward a day when wild cats are living in their native habitat and are not exploited by humans.

Morehead Planetarium’s mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists, continuing to be a resource for innovation and exploration.

Zipquest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure Park is the premier zipline adventure facility in North Carolina, and one of the best zip-line parks in America according to USA Today.

U.S. National Whitewater Center has been creating opportunities to bring people together outdoors at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Whitewater Center is designed and operated as an outdoor center offering over 30 different recreational activities. 

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ mission is to illuminate the natural world and inspire its conservation.

Marbles Kids Museum Play is how children learn best! At Marbles, play is fun and educational, with innovative hands-on exhibits, award-winning programs and larger-than-life movies.

I am sure there are plenty of other activities to enjoy, these are on our to-do list. Don’t let the current shipping delays cause you any stress. Let this be a time when you spend time with one another creating lifelong memories.

Article by: Jaime Detzi

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