20 local gifts that do good for Christmas
What if, this year, for Christmas, we treated ourselves to something sweet, good and simple little pleasures? To help you in this quest, Métro shares its selection of well-being gifts made here.
Driftwood + Sea Salt by Moodgie Home Fragrance
At the same time delicate, complex and refreshing, this home fragrance obviously evokes the ocean, its power and its calm. It will please those who are tired of generic and artificial fragrances.
Photo: Courtesy, Moodgie
35$ – moodgie.ca
Bath candies from Quai des bulles
Handmade at the Quai des bulles workshop in the Lower -Saint-Laurent, these mini bath bombs made with rice oil, cocoa butter and Dead Sea salt are ideal for hydrating the skin and relaxing. The flavors – in particular citrus, rainwater, eucalyptus, wild berries or butter shortbread – are as sweet as each other.
Photo taken from Facebook, Quai des bulles
$18 for six – quaidesbulles.ca
Crackling Pineapple Candle by Strøm spa
Yes, the Nordic spa chain Strøm also has its own scented soy wax candles! In addition to diffusing its winter scent, our favourite, the apple-pine candle, crackles for an even more soothing atmosphere.
Photo: Courtesy, Strøm spa
$29 &# 8211; stromspa.com
Customized beauty products by Omy Laboratoires
Thanks to its SkinIA artificial intelligence tool, the Omy Laboratoires cosmetics brand can create personalized skincare and beauty products. By asking you a series of questions and analyzing a photo of your face, the AI will suggest a formula adapted to your skin. A gift card from the brand will allow your loved one to treat themselves to a complete tailor-made routine!
Photos: Courtesy, Omy Laboratories
From $64.99 – omycosmetics.com
Jetés Pointelle – Pink Buddha
Did you know that the Montreal clothing brand confo uses its ends of rolls to make beautiful and soft throws? Copper clay or cloudy skies, it's the perfect gift for snuggling up on the sofa this winter.
Photos: Courtesy, Rose Buddha
75$ – myrosebuddha.com
Juliette and Chocolate speculoos caramel spread
If you no longer know what to offer to the sweet tooth of your entourage, look no further! Both sweet and spicy, this speculoos spread – the famous Belgian biscuit – is as delicious as it is original. It is eaten on toast, on pancakes or with ice cream for even more indulgence.
Photo: Courtesy, Juliette and Chocolate
9.99 $ – julietteetchocolat.com
Les Mauvaises Herbes Herbal Teas
Digestive, relaxing or invigorating, the herbal teas from the Les Mauvaises Herbes cosmetics and bulk shop are definitely a gift that feels good. Our favorite goes to the invigorating herbal tea made from oats, basil, rosemary and nettle, plants selected for their energizing properties. A little boost to which we do not say no!
Photos: Courtesy, The Weeds
$12.99 – boutique.lesmauvaisesherbes.com
Coffees from 49th Parallel
If the coffee lover in your life doesn't know about the 49th Parallel Roastery, now is the time to fix it. We warmly recommend their decaf beans (full-bodied or fruity) and the classic old school espresso with aromas of caramel, nuts and chocolate.
Photos: Courtesy, 49th Parallel
20-23$ – 49thcoffee.com
Boreal bowls and goblets by Gaële ceramist
For coffee/tea/matcha/chocolate that tastes even better, we suggest these beautiful boreal-themed tea bowls and tumblers designed and made here by ceramic artist Gaële. Each piece is unique and decorated by hand.
Photos: Courtesy, Gaële ceramist
From $25 – gaeleceramiste.com and at Les Faiseurs, 6564, boulevard Saint-Laurent, in Montreal
M’Nonga's soap sets
Soaps made from vegetable oils and made by hand in Montreal? That's a big yes! To discover several fragrances at the same time, the M’Nonga soap factory offers two assortments of six soaps each. If you don't know which one to choose, opt for the “choice of the soap maker” set!
Photo: Courtesy, M’Nonga
$30 & #8211; savonneriemnda.com
The book Imparfaite by Sophie Montminy
In a world where ambition rhymes with perfection, Anna, a young editor for a fashion magazine, does everything to conform to expectations and respect deadlines< /em>, even if it means getting lost behind appearances and a mountain of work. Inspired by the life of its author (Sophie Montminy was herself the editor-in-chief of a Quebec fashion magazine), the story of Imparfaitehumorously takes us behind the scenes of an image-obsessed environment.
Image: Éditions Québec Amérique
$29.95 – available in bookstores
Bien Beau comforter cushions
The designer behind the interior design brand Bien Beau has created a whole slew of beautiful two-tone cushions in bouclé fabric. Striped, wavy, knotted or in the shape of a carton, all are as pretty as they are soft!
P.-S.: We also love his frames of dried flowers and his selection of vintage objects.
Photos: Courtesy, Good Beautiful
From $42 – bienbeau.ca
Ernestine Cherry Bomb Chocolates
If Christmas is just another excuse to offer or receive a good box of chocolates, we won't complain. This year, we love the Cherry Bombes from the Ernestine chocolate factory on Mont-Royal Avenue.
Photos: Courtesy, Ernestine
$24.95 – ernestine.ca
The Yogang Game
We found THE perfect gift for the apprentice yogi in your life! A board game around yoga with a completely playful and uninhibited approach, and which is played in gangs, as its name suggests. An original way to practice.
Photos: Courtesy, Yogang
$44.95 – yogang.ca
Daisy Polo Shirt by Truand Truand
Both stylish and comfortable, here is a polo shirt that has understood what is expected of it in these post-pandemic times. Its mint and peach colorblock is eye-catching, while its bamboo and organic cotton fabric will have you wanting to wear slack again and again. In addition, Truand Truand donates 10% of sales to the Women's Foundation.
Photos: Courtesy, Ugly Ugly
$189 – truandtruand.co
Fringed scarf by Livøm
Because you can never have too many scarves in your wardrobe, this accessory always makes a great Christmas present. To be on trend, we suggest the large soft fringed scarf by Livøm available in two colours, brown or grey.
Photos: Courtesy, Livøm
45$ – livom.ca
Chanv's home spa set
In order to offer a total relaxation experience, the brand of hemp-based cosmetics Chanv has developed the perfect box. A fortifying hair serum, a facial exfoliator and a moisturizing and soothing massage oil, it's all there to take care of yourself!
Photo: Courtesy, Chanv
$84.99 – chanv.co/boutique
The book Don't stress, kitty!
Explaining anxiety, talking about it, is good. This is what prompted these 11 women writers to take up the pen to tell their story in this beautiful collective work. Illustrated by Safia Nolin, Stress pas, minou! allows you to take a more peaceful and forgiving look at this mental health disorder.
Image: KO Éditions
$24.95 – available in bookshops