Awesome Non-Toy Gifts for New Orleans Kids

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I don’t know about yours, but my kids don’t need any more toys. One, they are getting older. Two, they have WAY too much stuff. I’m at a loss as to what to get them for Christmas. I’m leaning towards experiences over more junk that will just be played with for five minutes and never see the light of day again. I put together this list of non-toy gifts for New Orleans kids to help me out!

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Audubon Membership

Louisiana Children’s Museum Membership 

Season Passes to the Carousel Gardens and Storyland at City Park.

Tickets to City Putt in City Park

New Orleans themed books

Trip to NOMA for the art lovers in your life.

Subscription to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Tickets to the National World War 2 Museum

Tickets to Celebration in the Oaks with an unlimited ride band

Tickets to see the Saints or Pelicans play

Gift Certificate to BSI Comics

Play Passes to Palm Tree Playground, The Monkey Room, Luv 2 Play, or We Rock the Spectrum.

Passes to jump at Sky Zone Metairie or Defy New Orleans.

Gift Certificate to Laser Tag of Metairie, Adventure Quest Laser Tag, or Area 51 Laser Tag.

Gift Certificate to The Grand in Kenner or the AMC theaters in Clearview and Elmwood

Membership to Bookoo Bounce

Gift certificate to one of the pottery or local painting places.

A week at one at one of these awesome Holiday Camps.

Horseback riding lessons at the stables in City Park or Audubon Park

Show tickets to a performance at the Saenger Theatre, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, or Rivertown Theater. 

Tickets for NOLA Christmas Fest.

Trip down the river on the Steamboat Natchez or Creole Queen

Bowling at AMF Lanes In Kenner

Tickets to special events such as Disney Junior Holiday Party

Take a tour with Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours or Honey Island Swamp Tours

Tickets to the Nutcracker

Gift certificate to Cafe Du Monde or Morning Call

Gift Certificate to your favorite snowball stand

Backstage Penguin Pass/Sea Otter Experience at the Aquarium of the Americans

Art Supplies

32. A subscription to one of the many monthly subscription services such as:

Tickets to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker or  Frozen 2

 An adventure in another city like Houston 

A trip to Discovery Cove or  Busch Gardens

A trip to Walt Disney World 

Take one of these Road Trips

A camping trip at one of these Southeast Louisiana Campgrounds. 

A gift certificate for a ThinkerKids Workshop. 

A trip to Great Wolf Lodge 

Ice skating at Penguin Ice Skating at the Esplanade in Kenner

Roller Skating at Airline Skate Center

Tickets to BrickUniverse LEGO Expo

We hope this list helps you find the perfect gift for your New Orleans kid! Have any suggestions we forgot? Tell us in the comments

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