I love watching my kids tear through their presents on Christmas morning.  It truly is like being a kid again. I'm living vicariously through them and just loving the joy that is pouring from their eyes.

But not everything HAS to be drones & Barbie Dream Houses (do they still make Barbie Dream Houses?)

In fact, some of my most memorable presents growing up were aRanger Rick magazine subscription and a coupon book to McDonald's.  I felt like I was getting a great deal because I was getting free stuff past December 25th.

Here are some memorable gifts that go beyond the "one & done" style gift giving.

Niabi Zoo
Become a Member of Niabi Zoo and support our conservation, education, and preservation efforts. You pick the plan. Find your category and choose a basic package or get more great perks by upgrading to one of our premium packages.

Putnam Museum
Inspiring ideas for nearly 150 years and today, we’re better than ever with hands-on fun for the whole family! One visit won’t be enough! By becoming a member, you can experience all that the Putnam has to offer while having access to perks only available to our valuable members.

Family Museum
Admission for one year to our exhibits, Drop-In programs, and most special events. A 10% discount in our Museum Store. Reciprocal admission to over 300 other museums in the ASTC Passport Program. Exclusive invites to member-only events

Figge Museum
As the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines, the Figge Art Museum can give you a cultural experience unlike any other in the Quad Cities.

German American Heritage Center
The German American Heritage Center focuses on teaching, demonstrating, and bringing to life the timeless spirit, values, and work ethic of the German immigrant to our current and future generations.

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