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.

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.

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 atelier (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 Montréaler 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 85 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 treats

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 themed gift boxes to choose from. 

Seasonal sweets

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

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.

Sentimental journeys for the senses

The sophisticated scents of Déjà Vu will take your imagination for a stroll down memory lane. Relive happy memories of holidays past with room sprays with names like “Winter Boreal” and “Grandma's Cookies”. This Montréal company also makes hand sanitizers that smell divine, now available with holiday packaging.

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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