Not sure what gifts to get? In need of inspiration? Look no further. The Montrealer is here to offer you some great gift ideas, ready to suit a wide range of interests and budgets.

Share a Laugh, a Recipe and a Cup of Tea

McCord Museum Boutique items

Mccord Museum Boutique: (top left) Mandy’s Gourmet Salads, recipes for lettuce and life, $35.00 | (top right) Aislin’s Favourite Covid Cartoons from around the world, $30.00 | (bottom) Akua Boreal Tea Tasting Set, sustainably hand picked in the territory of Nitassinan and carefully packaged using eco-friendly materials. $27.00

Art and Whimsy

MMFA Boutique

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Boutique: (top left) Le Foyer de la danse à l’Opéra de la rue Le Peletier by Edgar Degas, scarf $50.00 |(top right) Mont Saint-Michel Lithophane by Bernadaud, in bisque porcelain. $75.00 | (bottom left) Sphinx Rubber Duck, $7.50 | (bottom right) Juan-les-Pins by Paul Signac, Loqi Tote Bag. $20.00

The Gift of Music

Salute to Vienna

Salute to Vienna brings the music of Johann Strauss to life with singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet. Backed by the Strauss Symphony of Montréal, the performance is rich with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube Waltz. January 3, 2022 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, tickets range from from $62.34 to $117.88.

Rafael Payare

Spend an evening at the Maison Symphonique with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. The Lyricism of Bruckner – Maestro Payare conducts the OSM in a performance of one of Bruckner’s most celebrated symphonies. January 12-13, 2022. Tickets start at $35.

All that Glitters

Each Kaufmann de Suisse jewel is handmade using exclusive designs and expertise. With old world craftsmanship and care going into every bespoke piece, since 1954.

Kaufmann de Suisse jewelry

(left) Nouveau Jade Earrings, featuring hand carved jade drops and 18 brilliant cut diamonds set in 18k yellow gold. $11,500 | (top right) Wave Rainbow Sapphire Ring, featuring a rainbow of sapphires in 18k rose gold. $4,200 | (bottom right) Sapphire Heart Earrings, 2 heart shaped sapphires, 2 Asscher cut diamonds, and 52 brilliant cut diamonds set in 18k white & rose gold. $7,200

For over forty years, Gloria Bass has channeled her passion for design, and her skills as a goldsmith, to steadily build the reputation of Gloria Bass Design.

Gloria Bass Design Jewelry

(left) Rhodolite Garnet Crossover Ring, 1.77 carat rhodolite garnet with diamonds set in 18k yellow gold. $4,200 | (middle) Two Finger Diamond Ring, diamonds set in 18k rose gold. $3,750 | (right) Chalcedony Shell & Tourmaline Pendant, 20 carat chalcedony carved shell with a 2.74 carat rubellite tourmaline cab and diamond set in 18k yellow gold. $7,900

Fun for the Family


Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold is a completely original live entertainment spectacular based on the TV shows and movies.The show combines cutting edge technology with exceptional music, puppetry, magic, singing, dance, interactive audience response video, aerial arts and video mapping. Ticket prices start at $28.50 each including fees and taxes. at Place Bell

For Your Favourite Foodie

G. D’Aoust & Cie

G. D’Aoust & Cie, open since 1900: (top left) Simon Turcotte, Raspberry & Hibiscus Jam $11.99 | (top right) Ricardo Toaster, extra wide slots, plus an integrated stainless steel warming rack lets you heat croissants, pastries, and muffins, $49.99 | (bottom left) Michel Design, Lemon Basil Apron, $29.99 | (bottom left) Tigidou, Maple Apple Cream, $10.99.

The Gift of Giving

While compiling your holiday list, please think about giving to local charities too.

Sun Youth

Sun Youth helps thousands of people who have experienced employment instability, illness and even the loss of loved ones. Donations will give struggling Montreal families a rest from worrying about how they will put food on the table or gifts under the tree for their children. It will also help to keep our vulnerable senior community safe and healthy for the long winter months ahead.

Le Nichoir

Le Nichoir provides proper care and treatment for injured or orphaned wild birds and releases them back into their natural habitat. Celebrating more than 20 years of commitment to Canada’s wild birds, Le Nichoir saw more than 3000 bird admissions in 2021. Birds are nature’s voice and they need a helping hand.