Do you have a kiddo who is into all things Pacific Northwest? Or what about a child who you want to send a distinctly northwest gift? Here are some ideas we came up with for kids of all ages, even the adult sized ones.
For the Northwest Adventurer
Get your loved one access to all Washington state parks for all of 2016 for only $33, transferable between 2 vehicles. This is a great gift for an outdoor loving family, especially one new to the area. Passes give you admission to state parks and other state lands all year round and all the adventure you can squeeze into 2016.
Did you know there was such a thing? My kiddo found this one day and desperately wanted it. I made a mental note to put it in his Christmas stocking. Water beads off of this paper that soldiers rave about. Beware, you do need to buy the special pen for best performance.
This is a kids’ version of the real thing. For the older kids, you could get them the real deal!
The double wall vacuum insulated seal on this water bottle is incredible. Keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. It’s stainless steel, so no icky chemicals to worry about. Awesome for all your northwest adventures, no matter what the season. And, you can get one in different colors for each member of your family. Coming to you from an Oregon based company, with a lifetime warranty.
This is more than a flashlight! It’s also a weather radio and a phone charger! You can hand crank it or get solar power. When the power goes out at your house, put your kids to work. Or, they can use this when they create a fort in your living room.
Tie this rope to two trees and learn how to walk across while balancing. This is a game that is fun for the whole family.
For the Northwest Sports Fanatic
My oldest had this on his Christmas list a few years ago, and I am still surprised at how much usage he gets out of it. The helmet itself is worth the price!
I didn’t even know this existed, but it is so cute!
Highly detailed Sounders players that you can play with!
Remember when everyone and their mom were wearing hats just like this for the Hawks? Now you can don one with M’s flair!
Take your baseball fan to tour behind the scences at Safeco Field, to areas such as the press box, luxury suits, and the dugouts. Now only $7 on Groupon if you tour between Tuesday-Friday until December 31.
Did you know they make them in cute colors for girls, too?
If you have a kid in the northwest, chances are they have played soccer. And, chances are they will love a soccer video game.
For the Northwest Animal Lover
This magazine put out by the National Wildlife Federation is sure to be a hit month after month with your little conservationist.
Give your little one an orca to snuggle with and teach her to love these beautiful creatures of the Pacific Northwest.
Brown Bear, Black Bear, Moose, Frog, Fox all share a home that littles can tote around the house.
Want your little one to reenact the scene of when you caught the BIG ONE? You’ll need to be sure this set is under the tree!
Membership to NW Trek includes unlimited admission, discounts to Trek programs, and a 20% discount to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. A family membership includes 2 named adults and legal dependents ages (3-18) for $115.
Pet sharks in the aquarium, giggle at the walruses, and explore beautiful marine life of the northwest and beyond all year round. A family membership includes 2 named adults and legal dependents ages (3-18) for $115.
If you haven’t made the trek up to the Aquarium, you won’t be disappointed by the 9th largest aquarium by attendance in the U.S. There are lots of touch tanks, a 120,000 gallon aquarium, and all kinds of marine life to ooh and ahh over.
For the Northwest Fun Lover
This award winning museum is where curiosity, creativity and learning are encouraged through fun and interactive exhibits. Membership includes benefits for 2 named adults, all dependent children in the household through age 17, PLUS 2 additional guests per visit AND three one-time guest passes. You’ll also receive a $15 coupon toward a birthday party and discounted family admission to participating museums around the country.
Get your kiddo a 2016 season pass to Wild Waves for only $49.99 through Tuesday, December 1, 11:59pm. This isn’t just for summer fun! The pass is good year round, with unlimited entrance on all regular operating days from May 2016 – December 2016. That includes access to the water park and amusement park during during Summer, Fright Fest, AND Holiday with Lights. This offer is available online only.
This museum is packed with fun things for all ages. There’s the Butterfly House, Insect Village, the water play area for the preschool ages, and even a touch tank, not to mention the Planetarium, Imax, and more. Get 10% off membership for Cyber Monday through November 30, 11:59pm.
Check Seattle Groupon for local attractions and events:
- Right now you can get 52% off to rides and attractions at Family Fun Center in Tukwila
- Pay only $18 for 2 to visit the breathtaking Sky View Observatory at the Columbia Tower which offers 360 degree views of Seattle
- Gift an Introduction to Sewing Class to your little one who wants to become a seamstress at area Quality Sewing and Vacuum locations in Federal Way, Tacoma, Puyallup and Silverdale.
- Pay only $17 for 10 open swim sessions (valued at $35) at the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center in Burien
- Tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Showare Center in Kent
If none of those sounds right for your northwest kiddo, what about a gift Certificate to local places kids love, such as Wiggle Works Puyallup, Trampoline Nation in Federal Way, Laser Quest, or a froyo date at Menchie’s. Do you have any ideas to add?