Montréal Holiday Gift Guide

Janine Hopkinson

Janine Hopkinson moved to Montréal 25 years ago and has been in love with the city ever since. She mostly works, writes and hangs out in Mile End, and credits all her best ideas to her daily hikes in Mount Royal Park.

This article was updated on December 8, 2022.

Give your gifting a local theme this year with Montréal-made treasures for everyone on your list. Whether you shop online or in person, you’ll find drinkables, wearables and objects that bring Montréal’s creative energy home for the holidays.


Locally-focussed arloca has everything, from dainty rings that delicately grace your hands to beautiful necklaces and smart-looking watches. It shines the spotlight on the immense talent of Canadian artisans. When you’ve picked out that perfect piece, browse the rest of the boutique’s plentiful wares, from home décor to gardening accessories and much more.

Trendy brands and designers

Opened next to the Cathcart in the Place Ville Marie Gallery, M.A.D. SHOPPE pop-up features various trendy products. With nearly 30 brands available, it's a great place to look for some stylish holiday gifts.

Huggable buddy

The ultra-loveable dolls from Raplapla are cuddly, original and full of personality. They’re lovingly handmade in the brand’s Mile End workshop (which also offers repair services at its in-house “hospital” for all fabric toys in need of TLC).


Cheerful brews

Raise a pint to Montréal with a selection of beers from La Maison des Bières, where there are 450 choices from microbreweries in Québec and the world.

Weekly bouquet 

Sign a lucky Montrealer up to receive the floral bouquet of the week, comprised of local and seasonal blossoms, from Oursin fleurs

Global influences

Inspired by global travel and artisans, Palma boutique offers limited-edition Montréal-designed jewellery with an earthy, hand-wrought feel.


Get crafty

The Empreinte Coop is a one-stop shop for Montréal-made goods, featuring pottery, toys, art objects or jewellery by dozens and dozens of local artists and artisans.


Leather bags

Make that special person in your life REALLY happy with a beautiful bag from local brand m0851. Their versatile pouches in different shapes and sizes are perfect for stashing everything from lipstick to electronics accessories.


Memorable decorations

Add some magic to your holiday tree with a handblown glass ball from Espace Verre, Montréal’s foremost glassblowing studio, where you can both learn and shop year-round.

Tasty cocktails

Made in Montréal from 100% natural ingredients, the tonics, syrups and shrubs from Les Charlatans will enliven any holiday drink menu. Great for gifting and for stocking at home!

Cozy lighting

Offer a dramatic yet delicate lamp from Montréal’s Atelier Cocotte. Their hand-crafted fixtures feature strong organic lines shaped from gently curved wood veneer.


Recycled fur accessories

Harricana is a unique fashion house in Quebec that takes second-hand furs and refashions them into recycles coats, hats, mitts and more.


Cool design

Looking for amazing homeware? Jamais Assez is THE shop for inventively designed chairs, lamps, bowls, cushions, throws, bed linens, tablewear and more.

Local snacks

Come stock up on Montréal goodies at Le Petit Dep, purveyors of local treats and sweets including the gorgeously packaged Avanaa chocolates. They even have delightful gift boxes to choose from. 


Seasonal baked goodies

Bakery Les Glaceurs makes gift-worthy cupcakes all year round, but their Christmas themed cakes add seasonal wow to any table.

Chistmassy candies

Every year Quebec gummy candy company KandJu produces a collection of seasonal gummies (like cute gnomes!) that you can mix-and-match to make a bucket tailored exactly to your tastes.

Sweets for your sweets

Juliette & Chocolat is a perennial purveyor of sweet treats, but the Holidays are a great opportunity to gift their jars of sweet caramel spread or homemade chocolate sauce.


Scandi-inspired aprons

The simple, sturdy, leather and canvas aprons from Montréal atelier Dahls¨ are built to last. It’s no wonder they’re favoured in professional kitchens around the world—you’ll want to offer one to every home cook, grill master and crafter on your list.

Womanly wonders

The First Nations brand Yawinonh makes beautifully scented products designed to assist women with their cycles according to natural medicine. Their signature kits, creams and soaps make for very pretty gifts.

Family-friendly creams

It took the founders of Maison Lavande a decade to finesse the delicately scented creams of their Clémentine & Lavande collection, designed to be hypoallergenic (even for delicate baby skin).


Montréal’s museum boutiques

Get artsy and find some of the city’s most unique gifts or souvenirs at the boutiques of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Stewart Museum and the Pointe-à-CallièreCanadian Centre for Architecture. They’re packed with everything from precious, one-of-a-kind jewelry to unique fashion, objects, coffee-table books and more. 

Janine Hopkinson

Janine Hopkinson moved to Montréal 25 years ago and has been in love with the city ever since. She mostly works, writes and hangs out in Mile End, and credits all her best ideas to her daily hikes in Mount Royal Park.

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