OOps it is almost Christmas and as usual I am running late for Christmas shopping. I am looking at my list of favorite Boutiques in Montreal and I would like to share my finds with you. Don’t forget to call before you shop to make sure that they still have these items in stock.
Old Montreal http://www.ludovik.ca/ is like the caves of Ali Baba with a zillion things ranging from $5.00 and up. 514-678-6617
Starting with the eternal scented candles, they are a great gift, we cannot neglect the power of smell. The sense of smell is closely linked to memory, maybe more so than any of our other sense and I believe that Christmas is also about memories.
Votive Scented candles $3.99 to $31.99 for the adult ones.
Funky Nostalgic Animal Pillows and others, great for your teenager vary from $18.99
I am thinking of getting this portrait of a Moose for my son louis by Quebec artist
Phuc Nguyen $65.00, anything Moose is very in this year.
Create your own Puzzle Moose or is it a puzzled Moose. Quite a few moose, they differ in prices.
From Haïti dozens of decorative animal heads, price vary.
For my daughter in law Fiona, an Eiffel Tower, Paris toujours Paris.
For my ex-husband I was thinking of a Jonathan Adler cup $27.95
I could also get my Ex this brain game, they are 2 Pisces that you have to separate, there is a variety of zodiac signs. $14.95, but you really don’t have to buy your Ex a present, no obligation.
(Remember this object) For a writer friend, this adorable typewriter porcelain knob. $5.99
Whales seem to be in also this year. A salt and pepper shaker by Jonathan Adler $55.00
for His and Hers
For me, a Think outside the box paper holder, to remind me that there is a solution for almost everything.
For children or adult, a lovely metal box $17.00
Mobile and tablet scented holder $25.00
For your office door, a ”I am thinking” sign, ”please be patient”
A Zipper Ring for your girlfriend’s Christmas stocking from $20.00 to $40.00
A foxy giant eraser $12.95
The soft stuffed toys for the little ones (if you can pronounce it) a bit of a tongue twister. $28.99
http://boutiquekokoon.ca/ Bernard Street Outremont 514-4901061
For my grand-daughter Ella, a beautiful rabbit bamboo blankie (made in Canada) $31.95
Colourful bibs by Le Baluchon from Montreal $11.00
Incredible crazy socks for the entire family around $14.95
Sock it to me socks $14.95
Moose again, socks $14.95
For little girls rings and necklaces by Baluchon
Little girls Rings from $4.00 Baluchon
School bags and lunch bags from $30.95 (Made in Canada)
Who would not want an O’ Canada musical box, I certainly do $19.95
Hey Jude, Beatles’ music box $19.95
A very girly Alice in wonderland note-book $17.95
For my sister Louisette Quebec artist Lili Graffiti’s nostalgic Poster
” Live winter in Montreal” $28.00
An enormous multicoloured dream catcher by Pop Factory Montreal $80.00
Pac-Man alarm clock $41.95
A Vegan tote for Fiona who is vegetarian
For cookie lovers an owl cookie jar. $34.95
For the Foodies http://lerichmond.com/le-richmond-marche-italien/ in Griffintown
At Le Marché Italien, you can find anything and everything that a foodie can dream of. Panettone from $4.99
Sophisticated oil, Oils are like wine now, there is a big range of prices.
Frasier Fir products scented liquid soaps, diffuser anything scented for the kitchen or bathroom.
Reed diffuser is a super gift for host or hostess or your lover or all your Ers $36.95
Jams, sauces of all kinds to enhance your meal.
Chocolat chocolat chocolat
Always chocolat, chocolat Biologique by Chocolat le comptoir Montreal.
Natural soaps hand-made in Canada
Pepper mill made by The Pepin Shop
Salt box by The Pepin Shop $45.00
https://boutiquelachaumiere.com/ in St. Bruno South shore of Montreal
BOUTIQUE LA CHAUMIÈRE
Brigitte Sheddleur $64
Anne-Marie Chagnon $49.75
Anne-Marie Chagnon $75.00
Anne-Marie Chagnon $75.00
Josh bracelet for men $23.95 leather and stainless steel
Josh bracelet $69.00
Meunier Pillows with poems for family and friends $30.00
Boutique La Chaumière carries a multitude of jewels by Quebec Designers for women, men and teenagers.
Don’t forget Indigo, where you can choose marvelous books for all and at the same time you can get very interesting presents such as these Insertia winter gloves that allow interaction on your iPad and iPhone, great for teenagers or me. $13.50
Back to scented candles perfect Host or Hostess gift $20.00
The boutique of the Museum of fine Arts in Montreal [email protected]
514-285-2000, option 6
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOUTIQUE
The Museum has also a great children’s books and educational toys section.
I would recommend that you keep your last minute shopping for smaller gifts, the less expensive ones. For the bigger presents like for the love of your life, you can always buy something at the last minute, but try to scout a few items before so that you are not in a bind and forced to buy something your will regret.
These choices are from $5.00 to $75.00 except for the big puzzled Moose.
To all my last minute shopper friends, ”MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU” and have the Merriest of Christmas