Written by Jenn Ruvo on 12.12.16

It’s crunch time and we’re here to ease your holiday gift shopping stress! Actually, we want to make gift giving as convenient, meaningful, and local as possible this season. Whether it be for your parents, partner, BFF, or co-worker, this curated list of local gifts has something for all! Explore the many unique offerings available within Montreal below, and feel good about supporting our city’s talents.

Main and Local – Five Roses Apron ($25)


Main and Local brings us Montreal souvenirs that don’t suck. Forget the moose and beaver, think Montreal Canadiens, poutine, and old school STM gear. Gift your favourite cook with an apron featuring the iconic Farine Five Roses. Maybe they’ll even be motivated to cook Montreal classics for you!

Available online.

Maison Eläma – Alisa Tuque ($125)


Maison Eläma is making our not-so-favourite chilly winter season a joy to dress up for. This playful and versatile Alisa tuque is perfect for any ensemble. What makes this chic winter hat even more fun is the two detachable pompoms: one in traditional wool and the other in a fluffy fox fur.

Available online.

Ella Dugré – Lava Elephant Bracelet ($60)


Some say an elephant is a symbol of strength and wisdom and also carries good luck! Ella Dugré’s elephant bracelet will bring the lucky owner nothing short of all of the above. This charming unisex bracelet is made of black lava beads, Swarovski crystal rondelles, and an antique silver-plated elephant for that modern yet vintage look, and can be worn alone or stacked with other bracelets.

Available online.

WhatisAdam – Sugar Socks ($20)


WIA’s iconic “Maple Sizzurp” has gone from the canvas to making its mark on street walls, murals, installations, and computer screens across the world. Now, it’s taking the sock game up a notch with the novelty WIA sugar socks.

Available at Station 16 Gallery.

N2 par Nüva – Holiday Beauty Package ($110)


This one’s for the ladies – mom, sister, bestie, or girlfriend! They will be sure to enjoy a day of pampering in a stunning urban oasis called N2 par Nüva. This limited-time-only holiday beauty package includes a blow dry, manicure, and makeup session.

Available in salon, 3527 blvd St-Laurent, Montreal QC H2X 2T6

Les Industries Groom – Beard Grooming Set ($90)


Spoil the men in your life with a clean and luxurious shave with Les Industries Groom products. This grooming set includes a beard oil, beard balm, beard wash, tobacco beard oil, and folding comb.

Available online.

Luxcey – Emma Ultra-Moisturizing Body Balm ($44)


Luxcey is an organic product that connects health and beauty without any compromise, so this is something you will want to share. The Emma Ultra-moisturizing body balm was designed to protect, nourish, firm, and rejuvenate dry skin. What makes this moisturizer even sweeter is the delicious scent of chocolate from the raw cocoa butter and cocoa absolute oil.

Available online.

Ville-Marie Bougies – Apothicaire Candle ($45)


Ville-Marie candles are made of organic soy wax and are hand poured, making each of them a unique and quality product. The Apothicaire candle has notes of ginger and lemon, which makes for the most comforting odour on brisk winter days.

Available online.

Citizen Atelier – Gift Card (starting at $50)


Citizen Atelier is an online art gallery, based in Montreal, providing luxury curated art prints for an urban lifestyle. If you’re having trouble choosing a piece for a special someone’s space (because you’ll literally want them all), the perfect gift lies in a gift card…and not just any! The Citizen Atelier gift cards are beautifully wrapped in a signature premium matte black box adorned with double-faceted silk gold ribbon. You can even customize your handwritten letterpress stationary to add that personal touch. All gift cards include a complimentary art e-consulting service too!

Available online.

123Klan – Oh Merde Pillowcase ($40)


We’re almost all guilty of using this racy French exclamation in any given situation, so 123Klan decided to put it on a pillowcase. You know exactly whom this gift is for on your list.

Available at Station 16 Gallery.

McCord Museum – Annual Membership (starting at $30)  


Give the gift of our vibrant city and bustling culture! The McCord Museum annual Membership allows for unlimited access to exhibitions, exclusive tours, openings, and much more for the entire year. For a limited time only, receive 4 additional months with your annual subscription. Order by December 13th to receive the Membership card just in time for the Holidays.

Available online.

L&V Sweets – Holiday Chocolate Gift Boxes ($10)


L&V Sweets have created the most beautiful delicacies we’ve ever laid our eyes on. These pyramid chocolates are almost too chic to eat, but too yummy to fight temptation. Any hostess would appreciate such a delicious gift, which comes in various flavours from white chocolate with Oreo cookie filling to cranberry with vanilla cookie filling. Not to mention the edible gold detailing!

Available online.

Romeo’s Gin ($38.25) 


Romeo’s Gin doesn’t only taste awesome, but looks it too. Every edition of the bottle showcases artwork from a local urban artists, the current artist being Stikki Peaches, and a percentage of the sales go to the promotion of urban art and culture in Montreal and abroad. As for the taste, expect audacious and fresh flavours of juniper, cucumber, dill, lavender, almond, and lemon with every sip.

Available at SAQ.

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