8 must-have QC gifts for kids (that aren’t toys)

As parents, we are in the home stretch!

That means, if you are anything like me, you are scrambling for last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers for your family members and friends.

Do you think that shopping local is only for adults? Not the case.

I love to find gifts for kids with a QC flair – and even better are the gifts that keep giving all year long. Most kids have plenty of toys under the tree, but these gifts give your kids the gift of experience.

So, if you are looking for a gift idea for QC kid, here are a few favorite picks.

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  1. Movie passes to Rave Cinemas in Davenport or Regal Cinemas in Moline. (The perfect family night out this winter.)
  2. Niabi Zoo membership (It’s not summer without a trip – or 10 – to the zoo.)
  3. Putnam Museum membership (The Science Center is a must-see for kids)
  4. Snowstar gift card – this is the perfect winter fun idea for the entire family – there’s even the option to go sledding for kids who don’t ski or snowboard.
  5. Family Museum membership (This is a great gift idea for kids under 7)
  6. Gift card for bowling, laser tag or games at QC Family Entertainment. (This is a wonderful idea for an entire family.)
  7. Figge Museum membership (There are also wonderful kid’s activities at the Figge all year.)
  8. Lagomarcinos gift card (Everyone deserves a hot fudge sundae once in a while.)
  9. Botanical Center membership (Kids love to explore the indoor and outdoor gardens – and we love the Children’s Garden in the summertime.)
What would you add to the list?



About the author

Kim Woodward Kim Woodward is a wife, mom, and freelance writer living with her husband and son in a barn in rural Geneseo, Illinois. A notorious dabbler and DIYer, she shares her projects and adventures at NewlyWoodwards.com, and contributes to QuadCityMomsBlog.com. A native of the Quad Cities, she loves setting out on local adventures and discovering hidden gems in the area. She’s always on the lookout for the best live music, family-friendly activities, and cup of coffee.

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2 comments on “8 must-have QC gifts for kids (that aren’t toys)

  1. It is a good idea to gift the membership cards to the kids, which they can enjoy visiting the place. People gift something that is temporary and for a short time period, but it is better to give something that is for lifetime like the membership cards. My friend who helps me to do my essay gave my baby brother membership card to the zoo and he is happy. Is there anything better to gift to the kids?

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