Looking for one of a kind items for those special friends and family members on your holiday gift list? Look no further than L'art des Artisans du Quebec for high-end crafts handmade by artists from Montreal and the rest of Québec. Here on Ste. Catherine St. West, you'll find textiles, pottery, ornaments, wood carvings and blown glass - all of which make great gift items.
To complete your holiday shopping list, continue further west along the same street, taking in the holiday decorations along the way to Simons, Quebec's department store. Here’s where you’ll find contemporary fashions from young Quebec designers; they're often on sale, as the collection changes seasonally.
Other good choices for holiday shopping include the boutiques that line rue St. Denis and St. Laurent in the Plateau District, where you'll find chic clothing and original accessories often at bargain prices.
Old Montreal is ideal for more upscale gift items, including both decorative and functional glassware, arts and crafts and sculptures and paintings. The two main markets – Jean Talon in North Montreal and the Atwater Market in the west end of downtown – are ideal for the foodie on your list and those who appreciate fine Quebec wines and spirits.