Wondering what to get for the people on your list? 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, with a special nod to local businesses.

Books for Information, Inspiration and Fun


Check your local bookstores: (top left) Make Every Dish Delicious: Modern Classics And Essential Tips For Total Kitchen Confidence by Lesley Chesterman $40.00 | (top right) Can’t Help Falling: A Long Road to Motherhood by Tarah Schwartz $21.95 | (bottom) Montreal to Moscow – 1972 Summit Series: Cartoons and Anecdotes by Terry Mosher $30.00

Celebrate with local Flavour

McAuslan Brewing began operations in January of 1989. Located at 4850 St-Ambroise Street in Montreal’s St-Henri district, it has established itself as Quebec’s foremost micro-brewery. Their first beer, the St-Ambroise Pale Ale was an immediate success.

St-Ambroise beer

St-Ambroise Pale Ale, Apricot Wheat, India Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and Grapefruit India Pale Ale are available in stores.

The Gift of Music

Kent Naganao

Spend an evening at the Maison Symphonique as Kent Nagano conducts the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) once again. Pianist Alexandre Kantorow makes his OSM debut. February 22, 25 & 26, 2023. Tickets range from $40.24 to $160.97.
Photo: Antoine Saito

Bourgie Hall - Bach

Complete Cantatas of J.S. Bach – Experience the final concerts of this 8 year concert series. Arion Baroque Orchestra, January 14-15, 2023 | Ensemble Caprice, January 29, 2023 | Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, February 12, 2023 | L’Harmonie des saisons, February 26, 2023 | A Nocte Temporis (Belgium), March 12, 2023 | Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain, March 26, 2023. | Ticket prices for each concert range from $33.00 to $100.00. Subscribe to all six concerts and save 30%.


Sparkling Jewels

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

(top) Wave Sapphire & Diamond Bracelet, featuring 4 pear cut sapphires, with diamond pave set in 18k white gold. $6,500 | (left) Wave Rainbow Sapphire Ring, featuring 23 round multicolour sapphires set in 18k white gold. $4,200 | (bottom right) Archive Ruby Ear Studs, featuring 2 oval faceted rubies and 24 brilliant cut diamonds set in 18k white gold. $9,200

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

(left) Purple Sapphire Diamond Ring, featuring a radiant cut purple sapphire, with accent diamonds set in platinum. $8,925 | (middle) White and Gold Pearl Lariat, featuring small white round freshwater pearls, with larger golden and white South Sea pearls and 18k yellow gold beads. $9,300 | (right) Narrow Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Ring, featuring a large pink freshwater pearl and accented with natural pink diamonds set in 18k rose gold. $3550

Sublime Scents

Sequoia is a Proudly Indigenous brand that is 100% owned and operated by Indigenous women. Founded in 2002 by Michaelee Lazore who is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Akwesáhsne and Northern Paiute from Nevada. The flagship store is located in Kahnawake, QC.


(top left) Travel Candles, made with a blend of natural soywax and beeswax, are available in six beautiful scents and three different sizes. Prices range from $10.00 to $28.00 | (top right) Ceramic Feather Incense Holder, individually hand poured and hand painted, comes with your choice of incense. $50.00 | (bottom) Large Blackberry Sage Canoe Candle, the ceramic canoe is hand poured and hand painted. The proprietary blend of soywax and beeswax, comes in four exclusive fragrances. Burn time ∼ 30 hours. $90.00

The Gift of Giving

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

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 25 years of commitment to Canada’s wild birds, Le Nichoir saw more than 2400 bird admissions in 2022. They have cared for nearly 42,000 birds since they began in 1996.


*Prices are correct at time of posting.