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Affordable Gifts for the Whole Family

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A Membership to the Zoo or a Museum
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Has your Christmas list gotten impossibly long? Make the shift from buying a gift for each person on your list to buying a gift for each family on your list, and you'll save a ton of money, shopping time and sanity.

One gift that's sure to excite: a family membership to the zoo or a local museum. It will provide a whole year of free entertainment for the family, and it won't add any clutter to their home – now, that's sure to make you popular with both the parents and the kids.

Tip: Choose a museum that belongs to the Association of Children's Museums or the Association of Science and the family will also get free admission to hundreds of other museums across the US and abroad – perfect for when vacation time rolls around.

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