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Huge piles of Christmas and birthday gifts bring kids so much joy …
Except when they don’t.
Except when most of those gifts simply add to the mountain of clutter we are struggling under!!!
But there are loads of brilliant no clutter presents for kids of all ages.
And I have a big guide to the best no clutter gifts for kids here including :
- Awesome experience gifts
- The latest amazing virtual gifts
- And great clutter free digital gifts
- PLUS gifts that grow with them.
There’s clutter free gifts kids will love for all budgets including stocking stuffers & party favours :
I also have for you cool tips on how to wrap no clutter gifts so kids can still have huge fun unwrapping them on Christmas or birthday mornings.
It’s a seriously big gift guide so do bookmark or save for later.
And if you are struggling with the stress of too much clutter do read my simple declutter guide.
No Clutter Gifts Under £30
Always a big winner with sports fans.
Virtual Reality Experience
Cool VR experiences are appearing all over e.g. Other World, Meet Space, VR World. Most are for age 9+.
Space Walk VR Experience
Awesome space walk VR experiences are also available including Infinite Experience touring from Houston & Mission To The Moon (UK).
City Scavenger Hunt
City scavenger hunts are fun no clutter gifts for families. Check out:
- US : Let’s Roam
- UK : Hidden City, Great Game, Agent November, Locked City
Escape Room Ticket
Another clutter free fun idea for a family gift under £30 per person.
Steam Railway Ride
A lovely clutter free gift for little kids who are mad about trains.
Fellow Londoners can check out this guide to London Steam Trains.
Adopt A Zoo Animal
A super cute no clutter option for animal mad kids. Most zoos offer it.
Adopt A Dinosaur
A cool clutter free option for dinosaur & natural history geeks. We adopted an ancient crocodile in London’s amazing Grant Museum!!
Immersive Laser Tag
Laser tag upped its game as VR came on the scene. Uber cool venues – e.g. in London Bunker 51 – take immersive laser tag to another level.
An intro lesson for a fun hobby could be the start of a passion for life:
- Horse riding
- Rock climbing
- Ice skating
- Dry slope skiing
No Clutter Gifts Under £50
Harry Potter VR Experience
The Harry Potter VR Experience including broom flying hit New York last year and is expected to spread.
Monopoly Life Sized
For a fab immersive experience gift in the UK try Monopoly Life Sized. Just don’t end up in jail!!
Tree top zip wires are brilliant for the brave at heart 6 and up. Multi-site outfits like Go Ape offer vouchers.
There are some seriously amazing karting tracks (UK) for car mad kids or a big clutter free family gift.
Theme park vouchers can be a cool clutter free gift for grandparents to give kids of all ages as the oldies get what they are giving 😉
Mega trampolining can be super popular with tweens. Most jump parks offer gift vouchers.
No Clutter Gifts Under £100
Sky Diving Simulator
Experience the thrill of sky diving with the iFly simulator which has locations across USA & UK.
Coaching From A Sports Star
Gift a sports mad kid a masterclass with sports stars from Micheal Phelps to Megan Rapinoe.
Extendible Roller Blades
So many cool kids gifts become clutter as they grow out of them fast. But these roller blades (UK) extend over 5 sizes so kids keep skating.
And balancing activities are actually super important for kids health.
Must See Theatre Shows
Big shows like Matilda are far from cheap so make a great no clutter gift grandparents can help with.
Hard to get concert tickets are a fab clutter free gift for teenagers.
Football tickets are extortionate so are a good no clutter treat for a birthday or Christmas …
Other Sports Tickets
… and ditto other big sport events. Whatever your family is into, tickets are the perfect clutter free gift.
Help them take a hobby to the next level with cool courses in e.g.
- Musical instruments
If your kids love crafting or baking check out Craftsy. They have short courses for kids in everything from crochet to cake decorating.
You can give Netflix or Disney Plus as a clutter free gift for the whole family.
Or for kids into history or nature documentaries check out :
They offer annual gift subscriptions starting from as little as $20.
No Clutter Gifts Over £100
Zoo Keeper For A Day
Most zoos offers keeper for a day experience gifts for kids over 11.
For younger children there is often penguin feeding and meet the monkeys or meerkats experiences.
Lots of zoos also offer sleepovers.
Farm Hand For A Day
A lovely chance for animal mad to kids groom, walk & feed everything from pigs & sheep to alpacas.
Some Natural History Museums offer dinosaur sleepovers complete with torchlight tours for 7 to 11s. They are super popular and sell out fast.
There is a special magic about a treehouse sleepover and there are now loads of super cool treehouses to rent across UK and USA for a clutter free gift for the whole family.
Broadway Show Streaming
For theatre mad kids check out BroadwayHD which streams live shows from New York and London.
Online Guitar Lessons
Gift the chance to learn the guitar with Fender one of the world’s greatest guitar makers.
Online Art Classes
Or a year’s worth of online art classes for 6 to 18s with Sparketh.
Pony Trekking Day
Horse loving kids will love this gift.
Season Ticket Share
Football season tickets are crazily expensive but a season ticket share is a more affordable big clutter free gift for Christmas or a birthday.
If you have a super cool museum near you your kids love, membership cards can be a good gift.
National memberships can be a cash saving family gift from grandparents:
Theme Park Annual Pass
If you’ve got a local theme park your kids love an annual pass will let you pop in all year round.
Zoo membership is a big winner for animal mad kids with a zoo nearby.
Movie mad teens will love a cinema membership that gives discounts PLUS free tickets, previews etc.
Cool Year Long Courses
If you don’t have cool making classes on your doorstep try Jam who cover everything from machine building to animation for kids.
Great sing along music is one of the best parenting tips I know for turning around bad days.
You can work through every Disney soundtrack minus the ads with e.g.:
Audio Book Subscription
An audio book subscription is a super cost effective way to gifts kids clutter free access to a huge library of books from Harry Potter & Roald Dahl to new releases & old classics.
These services offer subscriptions:
- Epic : for 2 to 12 year olds
- Vooks animated books for littlies.
Annual eBook subscriptions are another clutter free gift that keeps giving all year round. Check out:
Experience Gift Companies
Experience gift companies aren’t a cheap way to give great clutter free gifts but are helpful last minute.
These companies offer loads of wild adventures from shark diving to paragliding older teens will love :
- Cloud 9 Living (USA)
- Great American Days (USA)
- Experience Days (UK)
- Red Letter Days (UK)
- Experience Mad (UK)
No Clutter Stocking Stuffers & Party Favours
These cheap clutter free gifts make great stocking fillers and party favours. You can also put them on gift lists so kids don’t get deluged with clutter from friends & family.
Ice Cream Parlour Voucher
A voucher for a local ice cream parlour is a hit with kids of all ages.
A cool little gift for tweens & teens once they’ve started going to the movies with friends.
Pizza Parlour Voucher
Another hit with tweens & teens as they start going out with friends.
Theatre shows are super pricey so asking for vouchers from aunties, uncles & godparents is a great way to make a theatre trip more affordable.
Audio books for kids are awesome for long trips but also when they’re playing or crafting or hanging out.
You can buy single books – rather than a subscription – from Chirp who offer some great cheap deals.
eBooks cut clutter on over flowing book shelves and are great on trips.
You can buy individual books from:
- Hive (UK)
- Barnes & Noble
- Blackwells (UK)
Make DIY Wonka style golden tickets for big dollops of our time to do whatever it is they love doing most.
Wrapping No Clutter Gifts
However much kids love their cool clutter free gifts they still want the excitement of unwrapping parcels.
And we can give it to them.
Get hold of huge boxes & decorate creatively like this snowman:
Then fill the boxes with shredded newspaper & mix in :
- Chocolate bars
- Candy canes
- Mini mason jars of candies or hot chocolate mix
- A few small fun physical gifts
- PLUS big gold envelopes for each of their clutter free gifts.
Or get a big A3 sheet of card & create a collage of where they are going with blown up pictures of them included and then triple wrap it in brown paper with these fun ideas …
And there you go, loads of uber cool clutter free gifts for kids of all ages.
For more fun gift ideas for your gift list check out these posts :
- Best Experience Gifts
- Digital & Virtual Gifts
- DIY Gifts
- Handmade Gifts
- Gifts For Gardeners
- Mason Jar Gifts
- Zero Waste Gifts
And follow my Christmas board on Pinterest :
What great ideas! Thanks for the detailed research!
So glad it helped Shannon – great to hear x