GIFTS FROM MONTREAL
Our Four Favorite Unique Stores in Montreal
One of our favorite parts of any trip is selecting a memento to bring home, so that we can remember the fun we had and places we were lucky enough to see in our time there. Montreal is no exception. The city is home to many incredible boutiques, shops, and markets where travelers can select gifts for family and friends, and that one piece they’ve been looking for their wardrobe or home. Here are our top four places for gifts in Montreal.
1- YUL Designs
This store sells everything from journals to glassware, from artwork to jewelry, and from candles to scarves… all products are exclusively designed and, typically, manufactured in Montreal. Visitors can soak in the local creative culture and browse for a souvenir that is as unique as their own tastes. Many products are also eco-friendly. Be sure to look out for the 7 Deadly Soaps line of soaps, facial cleansers and fragrances.
Hours: Mon-Wed 11 AM-6 PM, Thu-Fri 11 AM-9 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-5 PM
Location: 5251 St Laurent Blvd, Mile End
2- Jean Talon Market
Although most people come here to pack for picnics or grocery shop, you can also stop here for an array of local products such as baked goods, cured meats, cheeses, and jams to bring home. The vendors will usually offer you samples of products before you buy them… just ask nicely! Be sure to look out for the buckwheat crepes and locally-made ales.
Hours: Mon-Wed 7 AM-6 PM, Thu-Fri 7 AM-8 PM, Sat 7 AM-6 PM, Sun 7 AM-5 PM (seasonal)
Location: 7070 Henri Julien Ave, La Petite-Patrie
Montreal is known for its leather goods, and this upscale boutique is a great spot to browse for a new backpack, wallet or dopp kit. The store emphasizes quality, design, and good service, with many options to choose from.
Hours: Mon-Wed 10 AM-6 PM, Thu-Fri 10 AM-9 PM, Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 11 AM-6 PM
Location: 3526 St Laurent Blvd, Milton Park
4- WANT Apothecary
The original location of the Canadian lifestyle boutique, here you can find a curated selection of clothing, skincare, beauty and accessory brands, such as their own brand Essentials, which focuses on accessories for travel, and Byredo, a high end fragrance brand. The store is the perfect place to find a new addition to your routine or a splurge to commemorate your trip!
Hours: Mon-Wed 10 AM-6 PM, Thu-Fri 10 AM-7 PM, Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM
Location: 4960 Sherbrooke St W, Westmount