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. The stuff gets old pretty quickly but the experiences offer a lifetime of memories.
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 welcome 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! Hopefully 2021 will see a return to family shows and plays at MTYP. Why not purchase tickets to an upcoming play or concert for a great family experience.
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? Mad Science offers exciting and fun classes for parents and kids to do together on zoom. Sagehill Stables had equestrian lessons for all ages. You can find classes for dance, coding, martial arts, music, art, gymnastics and more! 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. Why not a gift card to a Lasertopia Lasertag or to a local Virtual Reality arcade or Climbing Gym for future family fun! 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 a 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 an upcoming concert or Winnipeg Jets or Manitobe Moose game? YES Please!
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 kids...how about creating a coupon book for Mom to redeem? The coupons could be for cleaning up your room, watching a younger sibling, emptying the dishwasher, making dinner and doing the laundry. Now that would be appreciated, and it won't cost a penny!
A NEW DO!
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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 balloon...you can purchase that experience. Tickets to one of our professional sports teams...The Jets, Moose, Bombers or Goldeyes? You can do that! They won't talk about it but Dads like to be pampered too so a massage or pedicure would be a a great idea if you think he would love it!
Gift cards to movie theatres and restaurants are wonderful ideas. Date nights are important to couples with busy lives. Thermea Spa is unique experience for all that have been there...especially in winter.
Couples massages might be another welcome gift.
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 Manitoba Children's Museum, Manitoba Museum or the Canadian Museum for Human Rights allowing your family to visit these fantastic destinations regularly!
Dinner delivery services are booming and a busy family would appreciate a dinner box arriving with all the ingredients and recipe to make a delicious dinner.
You could also offer a personalized gift card for your babysitting services or sleepover evenings. Exhausted parents would love it!
It has been a difficult couple of years for local businesses so why not think about buying gifts to support a Manitoba business. Check out these links to find many great local small businesses where you can help them.
There is something for everyone on your list!
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