Gifts to Inspire Lifelong Learning

Posted by Kelli McKinney

smart gift ideasNo matter where you are in life, having a natural curiosity about the world around you will take you far.

So what better gift to give this holiday season than one that sparks the imagination?


Inspirational Gift Idea #1: Memberships to a Zoo, Museum or Park

Pardon the cliché, but this truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Every major metropolitan area (and a ton of not-so-metropolitan ‘burgs) has at least one museum, park, or zoo. These magical places pay tribute to history, music, art, nature, or science and bring the very world to your doorstep. They’re appropriate for all ages (usually) and memberships often include admission to any traveling or special exhibits – check with your organization to find out. As a military service member, you can also qualify for discounted membership rates, which is an added bonus.


Inspirational Gift Idea #2: Educational Games

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are familiar with the universal appeal of the video game. Whether your family’s system of choice is the freestanding system like Wii, Playstation or Xbox or the  handheld tablets like the iPad, iPod, and Android , or you prefer the PC-based games, there’s a huge array of educational, intellectually-challenging games that are fun for the whole family.


Inspirational Gift Idea #3: Magazine Subscriptions

Magazine subscriptions are great. Who doesn’t love getting something special in the mail?  Not only do magazine subscriptions encourage reading, they increase the readers’ knowledge about a subject they are interested in and provide hours of fun.


These fun and imaginative gift suggestions can appeal to recipients of all ages and backgrounds.

Happy Holidays!


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