Stock up on delicious ingredients and gourmet accessories at these artisanal foodie fix destinations. Visit Marché Artisans for delicious pantry items and gourmet coffee, and stop by the ultra-grammable Le Petit Dep for ready-to-eat specialty products. For expert cooks or cooks-to-be, Crème is an essential stop — it turns out there’s a kitchen tool for everything. Réunion offers carefully selected brands for setting a beautiful table.
If beauty’s your thing, Montréal has home-grown natural skin care lines that rival the big names, with gentle ingredients and careful preparations to soothe and nourish your skin. Enhance your routine with skincare, teas, supplements and more from Maison Jacynthe Montréal. Grab some cute jars filled with kindness from BKIND’s non-toxic, vegan line for your home spa or care packages. Luxcey skin-care products offer a complete sensory experience, hitting aromatherapy as well as bodily wellness. Slow-made by hand, Apprenti Ôr’ganik’s self- and home-care good will transport you with scents like blood orange or cedar.
Stay at home treasures
Up your comfort by outfitting your space with objects from these unique collections. Concept boutique Maison Pepin offers always-surprising housewares and fashion items curated by owner Lysanne Pépin. Visit 101 Artisans, arloca and Casa Luca to add a touch of handmade to your décor. For items that feel at once well-travelled and fresh, the collection at V de V has a heritage vibe with a modern twist, while La Dépendance offers inspired gifts and home items with a distinctly Scandinavian flavour. If you'd like to add more "bling" to your life, Camillette jewlery offers handcrafted collections of fashion accessories. They even offer workshops where clients learn how to make their very own jewelry.
Pretty & pretty
Have you met Swell & Ginger, Mimi & August and Buk & Nola? If there’s one theme uniting these three boutiques, besides their sweetly paired names, it’s that it has to be pretty. For children’s items, décor and fashion, these neighbourhood shops offer a beautiful array of items connected by an undeniable softness that is both lovely and modern.
For the ultimate in self-care, give your creative soul a hug by learning a new skill. At Boogies & Co, the Candles & Laughs events invite you to create two personalized candles of your own. You can learn the art of pottery and make your own cool dishware at Atelier Les Faiseurs, in either introductory or more expert classes. If you’re more of the decorating type, take a couple of hours to yourself at Céramic Studio Café and paint all the ceramic pieces you desire. (We bet you leave with your new favourite mug!)
Wrap it up
Create a locally sourced care package (for yourself or someone you love) with unique finds. Start with made-in-Montréal candles and home scents at Les Citadines or Add a one-of-a-kind, giftable objects from the ever-revolving themed collection at Bref. Source a vintage or contemporary treasure or two at Ex-Voto, and wrap it up in style with paper from Les Voisines. Finish it off with a card that says Made with love, from Montréal.