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Winnipeg Parent's Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

If you haven't started your holiday shopping, it's time to get down to business. We would like to suggest unique gifts and experiences instead of the usual material stuff. Experiences will offer a lifetime of memories while toys can only offer short term enjoyment.

For Expectant And New Parents
Why not give a gift certificate for an ultrasound? There are a few companies that offer this service so the expectant parents can have a DVD of their baby and even determine the gender if they want to. How about paying for a baby sleep consultant for sleep- deprived parents?
Pregnant Moms might want a massage or some spa pampering before and after they give birth. Now that is a gift that will be appreciated. New parents would appreciate gift certificates to restaurants or you can provide meals for them, so they don't have to think about cooking. Of course, offering to babysit is always appreciated so the new parents can go on a date night after baby is born.

For Little Ones
Preschoolers love to explore and learn, so why not get a membership to The Children's Museum or The Zoo. These places are built especially for kids! You could start a RESP or purchase stocks or Canada Savings Bonds in the child's name for the future. Setting up music, art or dance classes would be fun idea too! Tickets to Fred Penner December 15th at the Burton Cummings Theatre is a great idea or tickets to Paw Patrol at the Centennial Concert Hall, January 3-5, PJ Masks at Bell MTS Place, January 27th or Disney on Ice, also at Bell MTS Place, February 21-24!

For School Age Kids
School age kids just want to have fun so what can you give them? How about a week at camp? A membership at a gym? Dance, martial arts, music, art or equestrian lessons? These are all gifts that will provide wonderful learning experiences. Tickets to an upcoming concert are also a great idea!

For Older Kids And Teens
Teens are challenging to buy for. If your child wants to learn to play an instrument or sing, why not give them lessons from a local music school. Dance classes from your local dance studio are also a great idea! How about art classes at at local art school? If they want to learn to ski or snowboard, get them lessons at one of the ski hills close to Winnipeg. Tickets to Justin Timberlake? Yes Please!

For Moms
All Moms want to be pampered. Think about how hard Mom works and what she would really love. A spa day, a house cleaning company to come in and clean. Hey about creating a coupon book for Mom to redeem? The coupons could be for cleaning up your room, watching a younger sibling, making dinner and doing the laundry. Now that would be appreciated, and it won't cost a penny!

A New Do!
If you know someone who hates their curly or frizzy hair, send them to Sets on Corydon for an all new organic Keratin Hair Straightening Treatment, exclusively to Sets only! It is an all-natural treatment that makes one's hair straight, smooth, shiny and silky, greatly reducing time spent trying to make your hair look great. A new cut and style could be just what they want to start 2019!
If thinning or hair loss hair is a problem, check out Sets on Corydon's new Volumizer System that helps women with thinning hair at the crown and top of the head. This semi-permanent, non-surgical system uses carefully matched human hair that is hand tied and no tape or adhesive is required. It looks and feels weightless and natural. The process takes about 2 hours and lasts 4-5 weeks before a reset is required.

For Dads
What are Dad interests? Have they always wanted to play guitar or drums? How about lessons? If they always wanted to skydive or go up in a hot air can organize those easily? Tickets to one of our professional sports teams...The Jets, Bombers or Goldeyes? You can do that!

For Families
How about a membership to a Family Fitness Facility? The Rady Jewish Community Centre offers great state of the art workout equipment, large gyms, aerobics, yoga and pilates classes, great kids and family programs, personal training, a fabulous pool area. Imagine your family heading off together for fun and fitness.

You could also purchase family memberships to the Assinboine Park Zoo, Manitoba Children's Museum, Manitoba Museum or the Canadian Museum for Human Rights allowing your family to visit these fantastic destinations regularly!

If you love concerts, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra offers subscriptions to their Great West Life Concerts for Kids Series. What a great way to spend time with your kids! If Family Theatre is your choice, Manitoba Theatre for Young Children and Prairie Theatre Exchange offer great plays for the holidays!

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