10 Locally Made Christmas Gifts to Buy in Montreal

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Maple cream from Domaine Kildare. Made from maple syrup and cream, with no artificial colours and sugar, this liquor has rich flavours. It is so natural that you can actually taste the cream. It is an excellent gift for a sweet tooth and pairs perfectly with dessert or even fresh fruits. In Montreal you can find it at Marché Jean-Talon. 

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Chocolate from Chocolaterie Bonneau. Yves Bonneau, with more than 20 years of experience as chocolatier in France and Montreal, has gained himself a reputation for creating delicious, high-quality chocolate. You can find many taste combinations, like classic chocolate-raspberry or chocolate blended with maple-whiskey and even with black Périgord truffle. Chocolate bars are also irresistibly delicious. The shop is located on 69 Fleury Street West.

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Bec Cola. A healthier version of the famous soda is prepared with organic ingredients and flavoured with real maple syrup. This is by far the best cola I have tried, largely due to its unique taste. It can be found in many groceries and restaurants around the city. For details visit their website.

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Blackcurrant flavoured wines from Le Cep dArgent. Le Cep d’Argent offers a number of different wines. The two wines that stand out the most are Le Fleur de Lys, blend of white wine and blackcurrant syrup, and Sélection royale, a sparkling wine, also mixed with blackcurrant syrup. This is a perfect gift for someone who enjoys fruity wines. The vineyard is located in the Eastern Townships, but you can order the wines online or over the phone.

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Soy candles from Au Naturel. These candles are hand-made by a wonderful family at their house in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. The wax is produced from soya, so it is plant-based and all natural. The candles are scented with essential and fragrance oils. There is a special Christmas edition that will fill your house with holiday spirit. 

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Fruit jams from Simon Turcotte Confiturier. These jams are made mostly with fruits produced in Quebec using environmentally-friendly methods. You have an option to select your flavours individually or get a trio (3 jars with 3 different tastes combination). For the Christmas season there is a Holiday Jam made with dried fruits, zest of citrus, vanilla and brandy. The actual store is located in Ste-Marcelline-de-Kildare, but the jams are available in many locations around the city. For the points of sale visit their website. 

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Candies from La Confiserie Candy Lab.  Located in downtown Montreal on 2305 Guy Street, La Confiserie Candy Lab offers vegan, nut-free, preservatives-free, hand-made candies, lollipops and candy sculptures. All candies are made in the store and if you are there at the right moment you will be able to observe their preparation. You can also order custom-made candies for special events. 

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Jewelry from Nazanin Rostami. This Montreal designer creates original jewelry using her own unique style. Each piece of Nazanin Rostami's work is well-thought out and made to perfection. You can find some of her jewelry at the Articho gallery on 300 Villeray Street or order customized items to spoil someone special in your life.

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Coffee from Saint-Henri micro-torréfacteur. While the actual coffee beans come from around the world, the roasting is done in Montreal by a coffee aficionado Jean-François Leduc, the founder of Saint-Henri micro-torréfacteur. There is a variety of coffee styles available online to buy. You can also directly visit the roaster located on 3632 Notre Dame Street West. 

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Gummies from Squish. This is another gift idea for the sweet tooth. Squish is a new Montreal business founded in 2014, making colourful and flavourful gummies. The company uses icons for each gummy type to indicate whether it is organic, vegan, has real fruit extracts, gmo-free etc. For store locations check out the website. 

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