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This Grandma Made A Homemade Adventure Gift Box With 12 Months Of Family Activities

I am so stealing this idea! A grandma came up with an ‘Adventure Awaits’ box, and it’s brilliant.

Just imagine how fun it would be to wake up on Christmas morning and have this box sitting under the tree. How exciting! Just the name of the box is a thrilling surprise!

Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook

It started with this note from Nonna to her grandsons. She was giving these kids the “gift of time,” and “she can’t wait to spend time” with them. My kids would go CRAZY. Toys are fun, but spending time together, doing fun things is what they really love!

Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook

When the box was opened, the kids were greeted with TWELVE envelopes, one for each month.

Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook

Each envelope was creatively decorated, and gave a hint to what awaited them inside.

The envelopes included things like tickets to a baseball game, movie theater tickets, a trip to the horse stables, a trip to the bowling alley, and spending money for Disney World.

Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook

Some things were for Nonna and the boys to do together, some things were for the boys to do with their parents, and some of the envelopes were fun activities for everyone to do together!

Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook

There were twelve months worth of super-fun activities! Most Christmas toys are played with for a week-or-so, and by then the newness has worn off. This gift was going to last ALL YEAR LONG!

Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook
Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook

I could so pull this off! It would take some creativity, but it would be fun to put together, and TOTALLY fun to complete all the activities with the family.

Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook
Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook

Way to go, Nonna! What a fabulous idea. Twelve months of activities, twelve months of fun, and twelve months of memories!

Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook
Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook
Via Darlene Howell Waller on Facebook

See the original Facebook post from Darlene Howell Waller below.

Are you looking for creative things to put in YOUR activity box? Check out the Totally The Bomb blog for some fun ideas! There are SO many different things we have put together for tons of family fun.


Thursday 1st of April 2021

I love this idea! I am currently making a time capsule for my grands. I bought each one a fireproof/waterproof safe box. Inside I will have a journal that I keep throughout their first 18 years. I will put some of their favorite things inside as they outgrow the items. In the journal I will a fix pictures with stories of their younger years. I will be adding money to a savings account and have all of the paperwork. Their Mom is providing birth keepsakes and school papers for each. They are not to know about this time capsule until their 18th birthday. On their birthday they will have a nice safe, savings account and a lot of forgotten memories ?

JoNetta Anderson

Monday 4th of October 2021

@Joann, excuse me but where did you find the fireproof and waterproof box set

✨Kenz Duh✨

Friday 19th of February 2021

All the respect to grandma at least she wasn't that stupid to put gorilla glue on her actually she aint stupid at all


Wednesday 27th of January 2021

I love the idea! I did something similar. My grandson likes to cook so each month we make a menu and cook or bake together. First I gave him a recipe box to fill with the recipes we would be doing and of course some fun kitchen gadget. My intention was to make a lot of the recipes I made for his mom and uncles growing up! However there is always something he wants to try! We have a great time together.


Friday 8th of January 2021

very clever. i bet it was fun putting together. thanks!

Karen Krup

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Where did you find the chest? Great idea, always valued time together.