Written by Jenn Ruvo on 11.12.17

It’s time for last minute holiday shopping! We’ve made a list of Montreal-made products for you to shop for, so you can shop local and make someone you love happy.

Carriage 44 Mud Gift Set

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Clean up locally with these Carriage 44 natural mud scented products. From mud soap and shea butter to a mud votive, these products will have you smelling like the fresh outdoors without sleeping in a tent for the weekend! The magical mud soap is handmade with olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil, and castor oil. Its fine components smell so naturally sweet, there’s no need for any artificial fragrance. The pure shea butter is made up of 80% unrefined shea butter, divine almond oil, and, well, that’s it! Similarly, the mud candle is 100% EcoSoy wax and scented with essential oils. An all natural gift is the perfect present for those you care for!

Carriage 44 Mud Gift Set ($40) is available online. You can also find Carriage 44 products at Frank & Oak, 160 Saint Viateur East, Montreal, QC.

Bangarang Positive Cube

Bangarang Positive Cube

How about a gift that makes a difference? For every Bangarang positive cube ($29.99) purchased, $2 is donated to Save the Children. This inspirational box contains 199 cards of positive actions and quotes that can be drawn at any time: home or office, morning or night. The purpose of this gift is to encourage people to bring positive actions to life and to become inspired by the quotes shared within this little box with great meaning!

Bangarang positive cube ($29.99) available online, and at Boutique Buk & Nola, 1593 Laurier Ave East, Montreal.

So Vintage MTL

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Montreal’s So sisters have turned their passion for vintage fashion into a hunt for authentic 90s designer pieces for all the vintage lovers out there! Their mantra: one womans vintage is another womans treasure. We’ve just got word that So Vintage MTL will be holding a pop-up just in time for holiday gift shopping or self-splurging until December 24th at Salon des Refusés. They’re open from 12pm – 7pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 12pm – 9pm Thursday and Friday, and 12pm – 6pm on Saturday. Expect clothing, outerwear, footwear and leather goodies for all the unique fashionistas on your list. All remaining pieces from the pop-up shop will be on their Depop shop, sovintagemtl.  

Salon des Refusés, 1019 Ave Van Horne, Outremont, QC.

Domaine Kildare Crème

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If you don’t love maple syrup you’re just not a true Canadian, so for all of you who are, you’ll be excited to know that the family behind Domaine Kildare has expanded its maple syrup production business to producing wines and liqueurs made with the all-time Canadian classic. Their oh so popular La Crème is infused with pure maple syrup; it has no artificial colours nor any added sugar. This creamy maple syrup beverage is best served in coffee to make you all warm and fuzzy on a cold winter night or as a garnish on top of fruits and ice cream.

Domaine Kildare Crème ($33.25) is available at the SAQ.



‘Tis the season for dry skin, but do not fret for local creators of life saving Beautitude products have come to the rescue! Whoever is the lucky receiver of the 911 Lemon-aide scrub will love you forever, we promise! This Dead Sea salt based scrub not only soothes and hydrates dry skin, but also firms and tightens. Pair the scrub with the Baume body oil for optimal results. Its beauty with an attitude and a lasting impression!

Beautitudes 911 Lemon-aide scrub ($49.99) and Baume body oil ($39.99) can be purchased online, and at Nuva Beauty & Spa, 1750 Ave Pierre-Peladeau, Laval, QC.

Wise Mens Care


A wise man once told us that the natural world is therapeutic and the best ingredients can be found in nature. This is Wise Men’s Care’s number one goal! All products are made with natural, healthy, and cruelty-free ingredients. Expect the coolest Birch Bark Shampoo packed with high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants; Red Maple Cream Pomade boosting with collagen and elastin properties; and Glacier Clay Pomade picked from northern BC containing healthy minerals. Not only are these everyday care products, Wise offers you two packaging options: the recyclable packaging and reusable packaging.  

Wise Birch Bark Shampoo ($20), Red Maple Cream Pomade ($32) and Glacier Clay Pomade ($32) are all available online.

Chuck Hughes Holiday Gift Set

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For all the home cooks and foodies on your list, we have the perfect gift to spice up their dishes! Local chef and restauranteur, Chuck Hughes, has teamed up with talented local farmers and producers to bring us some of the most delicious products we’ve ever tasted (the antipastos are on the top of our list!). For the holidays, they’ve prepared gift sets that are easy to handle and offer an excellent assortment of kitchen staples.

Chuck Hughes Gift Sets ($30.50 – $32.50) are available online, and at several grocery stores, local bakeries, and cafes.

Pilar Agueci 

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This is not your average jewellery maker, Pilar Agueci is a goldsmith putting a spin on contemporary jewellery with unique finishes on precious metals and stones. PA Jewels offers Montreal-made jewellery for every budget. If you want to go in with a bang this holiday season, PA Jewels also offers custom one-of-a-kind pieces that can truly dazzle that special someone.

PA Jewels available online or in-store, 180 rue Beaubien East, Montreal, QC.

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