Outside of the ToyBox Gift Guide

We love watching the kids faces as they tear the paper off of box after box, the joy and excitement is wonderful. Until we get all those shiny new things home and ask them to clean up! If your house is anything like mine you could probably use a few less toys for the holidays, but no one wants to be a Grinch at Christmas.

One of my kids favorite gifts is the day out with Grandma that they get every year. The each get one and they can choose a family or individual outing. The get to do something fun and create memories with their grandma. This year they have been to LEGOland {Schaumburg} and will be seeing Mary Poppins at the Marriott Lincolnshire.Another out of the box gift they have received that they love is magazine subscriptions. My kids love getting mail so Highlights and Ranger Rick are always on their list!

We’ve rounded up a few other local ideas for you, some of them are having some great Small Business Saturday Deals so give them a call today to take advantage of it!

Tell the grandparents to skip the toys and buy punch passes, memberships, or classes at one of these great locations! It will be the git that gives all year long!
  • Stay 2 Play {Ends TODAY!} Purchase a $50 Stay 2 Play Gift Certificate for $30 – gift certificates can be used on admission, food, parties, parents night out or other deals. May purchase in store or by calling. Gift Certificate expires June 30 2014.  Limited to the first 50 customers.
  • Bella’s Bouncies {Ends December 1} 10 visit pass only $40, 5 visit pass only $25. Open jump passes can be used anytime in the next 12 months. Purchase in store or by phone.


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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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