Museum Tickets: Sometimes the best gifts aren't things, but experiences. Children's museums are incredible places for little ones to learn and explore, and most towns have at least one. Older kids might like a membership to a sculpture gallery, a science center or a planetarium. Check out what is available where you live, and find something meaningful to your recipient. If you live close by, offer to schedule a time to take the child yourself. Spending time with you will make the gift even better.