This guide was designed for shoppers who want to think outside the box -- literally.
Each experience in the gallery below won't fit into a gift bag, cardboard container or envelope; they can't be played with, rolled around the floor on Christmas morning or (thank goodness) broken. They can, of course, be enjoyed -- and they're likely to broaden little boys' and girls' horizons, too.
Take budding paleontologists back in time with a hands-on dinosaur dig -- or leave fossils far behind with a hot air balloon ride. Outdoorsy types will appreciate family kayaking or canoeing excursions, and (though food might be the last thing you want to think about in the midst of holiday excess) cooking classes are sure to be a hit with fledgling foodies.
Happy holiday adventuring!
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