During our play dates we get to chit chat about all sorts of aspects of our everyday lives, just like any other moms do. We share tips and tricks about potty training and making our kids eat more veggies, talk about our oldest's pre-schools, complain about the huge number of toys our kids have and how they both still want to play with the exact same toy at the same time, etc.
The idea of the blog NON-TOY GIFTS came once we started thinking of toy-alternative gifts for our children. When we had this impressive list of 60 non-toy presents, we thought it was a good idea to share it with other parents living in the Twin Cities. Although some are local gifts, like Family Theater Membership to the Stepping Stone Theater, Train Rides in Duluth or books from the Red Balloon in St Paul or Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, parents from anywhere can check out the blog to find interesting ideas.
We also made available a list of 25+ local freebies and activities for children: gifts they can receive for free on their birthday, treats to enjoy year round and events and activities the kids can attend for free.
If you're looking for a place to celebrate your kids' birthday, all you have to do is go through our list of 40+ party venues. There are so many in the Twin Cities and we try to put them all together in one place.
We created Non-Toy Gifts for all the parents in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area, one place to go to when it comes to celebrating our kids and finding new ways in building them wonderful childhood memories. We hope that Minnesotan parents will find it resourceful and share their own ideas on non-toy gifts and experiences about the party venues they have used for their kids.
All the links we provide on the blog are purely for information purpose. We have no intention in promoting any businesses or services. We wished useful information like we've gathered, consolidated and put in one place, was available to us when we first became parents and that's the whole idea about this blog - to share this information with the Minnesotan parents like us.