There are only a few weeks left until Christmas. I don’t know about yours but my kids don’t need anymore toys. One, they are getting older. Two, they have WAY too much stuff. I’m at a lost 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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Non-Toy Gifts For New Orleans Kids

1 Audubon Membership

2. Louisiana Children’s Museum Membership 

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

4. Tickets to City Putt  in City Park

5. Sign up for after school classes / activities. 

6. New Orleans themed books

7. New Orleans Museum of Art Membership 

8. Subscription to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 

9. Tickets to the World War 2 Museum

10. Tickets to Celebration in the Oaks with an unlimited ride band

11. Tickets to see the Saints or Pelicans play

12. Gift Certificate to BSI Comics

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

14.Passes to jump at Sector6, Sky Zone or Surge.

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

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

17. Membership to Bookoo Bounce 

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

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

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

21. Show tickets at the Saenger, JPAS, or Rivertown Theaters

22. Tickets for NOLA Christmas Fest.

23. Trip down the river on the Natchez or Creole Queen 

24. Bowling at Colonial Lanes 

25. Tickets to special events such as Disney Live or Monster Jam

26. Swamp Tour with Jean Laffite  or Honey Island Swamp Tours

27. Tickets to the Nutcracker 

28. Gift certificate to Cafe Du Monde or Morning Call

29. Gift Certificate to your favorite snowball stand

30. Backstage Penguin Pass/Sea Otter Experience

31. Art supplies 

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

33. Tickets to see Wreck it Ralph 2 or Mary Poppins Returns 

34.  An adventure in another city like Houston 

35. A trip to Discovery Cove or Sea World 

36. A trip to Walt Disney World 

37. Take one of these Road Trips

38. Passes to explore the nation’s National Parks

39. Membership to Global Wildlife

40. A camping trip at one of these Southeast Louisiana Campgrounds. 

41. A gift certificate for a ThinkerKids Workshop. 

42. A trip to Great Wolf Lodge 

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.


If your kids are like mine, they don't need any more toys. Here are 40+ non toy gifts for New Orleans Kids you can get them this Christmas instead. 

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