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Looking for a creative, meaningful way to celebrate your pregnancy or the pregnancy of a loved one? Stuck looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Here are some ideas:

  • Mother2Mother Childbirth Services offers belly casting, mother blessings/blessingways (an alternative to traditional showers), and birth art sessions.
  • Momentum Massage Therapy offers belly casting
  • Photography: Winnipeg has lots of talented maternity and birth photographers — or check out the list I’ve got going here
  • Local artist Cassandra Smith creates beautiful hand-painted, custom pottery baby gifts such as piggy banks, picture frames, trinket boxes, and plaques. Check her out her website at
  • A Labour of Love Doula Support Services offers belly casting and belly henna
  • Local artist Junko Bailey creates custom nursery art called the Happy Frame: a lovely keepsake that incorporates your baby shower/new baby cards. Check her out on her Etsy shop, Kimonology.
  • Erthe Mama:”Erthe Mama provides belly casting services for pregnant people in Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, and surrounding areas. Please visit to view photos of previous work, and for pricing.”

Gift certificates are always appreciated, and lots of businesses sell them. Here are some ideas…

  • Yoga or other fitness classes
  • Meal delivery (purchase through a business like Supper Central or Soup Bee, or organize a meal delivery schedule with your friends and family)
  • Postpartum doula services
  • Photography sessions – birth or newborn
  • Massage therapy
  • Cleaning services
  • Birth Roots sells gift certificates that can be redeemed for Birth Doula services,
  • Prenatal Birthing Classes,
  • Postpartum Doula Services,
  • Breastfeeding Classes,
  • Baby Signing Classes,
  • Yoga Classes,
  • HypnoBirthing Classes,
  • Birth Pool Rentals and b
  • ellycastings.
  • Bean Family Wellness sells gift certificates for a value of your choice (e.g. $25, $50, or $75), or to use towards a service such as prenatal classes, doula services, photography services, and more.
  • Imagery by Bean’s most popular gift is their ‘Sweet Baby’ Newborn Photography Session, which is a studio posed newborn session completely customized with different set-ups, props, and opportunities for photographs with both parents, and siblings.
  • Nest Family Centre sells 5- and 10-class passes for their various classes and drop-in groups.