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The Gift Of Time: 6 Fun Experience Gift Ideas

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Experience gifts last much longer than that plastic toy under the tree. You get to spend special time with the gift recipient, you get to enjoy the experience gift too and those memories last a long time for both gift giver as well as gift recipient.

Are you looking for experience gift ideas too? C’mon in, I’m sharing the experience gifts we’ve given to our grandkids over the last several years.

We opted for an experience gifts over toys for our grandchildren at Christmas. Come see examples of the fun times we've spent with them. #TexasHomesteader

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12 Must-Have Gifts For Any Home Cook

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Do you know someone who loves to cook? Or maybe someone like me, who tolerates cooking and just needs tools to get it all done more quickly or easily?

There are tons of great gift ideas out there to make cooking more enjoyable. (and for me, most importantly – made EASIER! LOL) Here’s a list of my favorite & most-used items in my Homestead kitchen:

Must-Have gifts For Cooks. Come see the most used tools in my homestead kitchen. I always opt for tools that make cooking easier. #TexasHomesteader

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Lavender Gardener’s Hand Scrub Makes A Great Gift Idea

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I make my own natural lavender-scented hand scrub using just Epsom salts, coconut oil, liquid soap and lavender essential oil. It works wonderfully to scrub the dirt from my hands after a hard day of gardening while still being gentle on my hands. And it makes a perfect gift for a gardener as well.

All-Natural Lavender Scented Gardener's Hand Scrub. The perfect gift for the gardeners in your life. Includes crushed lavender blooms. #TexasHomesteader

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Experience Gift Idea: Rock Climbing

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Earlier I told you about this year’s experience gift to our grandchildren. We took them to a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course called Urban Air.

This facility was a trampoline park as well. So there was lots of physical fun had by all the kids.

But since they came home with us to spend the night, we thought it would also be fun to take them to a rock-climbing experience the following day!

Experience Gift: Rock climbing. We gifted all four of our grandchildren this experience gift for Christmas and we all had a blast! #TexasHomesteader

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Experience Gift: Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

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Several years ago our children requested no new toys for our grandkids. They already had mountains of toys, and Christmas always just sent it all over the edge. So RancherMan & I have been gifting our grandchildren ‘Experience Gifts‘ for Christmas instead.

One year we took them to a live production of ‘A Christmas Story’ at a theater in a nearby town. We’ve taken them to see a live production of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at a lovely refurbished 1940’s theater one year too. Often we’ll drive through a Christmas-Light display at the lake or stop at a restaurant for a bite to eat as well.

But they’re starting to get older, so this year we wanted something a little more physically challenging for them. So we hunted down a Warrior Ninja Obstacle Course/Trampoline park in a nearby town. It was all the rage on TV so we knew they’d love it.

Our kids requested experience gifts only for our grandchildren. We wanted something more physical for them so we took them to an Obstacle Course. #TexasHomesteader

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