Besides snapshots and good memories, we also like to collect mementoes of our travels, but that doesn't necessarily mean getting a trinket from the first tourist shop we see! For yourself or to give to a fan of Montreal and Quebec, there are many places in the city where you can find beautiful and unique souvenirs, as well as gifts for an art lover or sports fan.
If the mother you love loves decorating, she’ll adore a beautiful decorative gift for Mother's Day! Wall hangings, pillows, blankets ... the possibilities are endless. Montreal is full of pretty boutiques, including these shops full of fabulous finds that your mom will treasure.
Not sure what to get Dad this year? Don’t settle for something boring. There are plenty of interesting gifts out there to show your dad that you care. Here are some of the city’s top spots to find a unique gift for Father’s Day this year.
Montreal has a diverse number of stationery stores to suit your mood, occasion or business profile. Writers, artists and office managers alike have their pick of stationery manufacturers who supply beautiful hand-made products, in a range of paper formats, with printers or quality pens to supply that colourful ink. [Image credit: iStock.com/ollinka]
After ComicCon is over, there are plenty of ways to continue your love affair with comics by visiting the many comic book stores scattered across Montréal and its environs. Whether you're looking for manga, vintage superhero issues, comics-themed statues or French-language series, the Montréal comics scene has everything to help you get your geek on.
Montreal is known for its musical scene, but a musical landscape is only as strong as its independent record stores. Without these places, independent artists would get next to no exposure. Luckily, Montreal matches its excellent number of musicians with an equally excellent series of record stores. So, dive deep and take a look at the city's premier record stores. [Image credit: iStock.com/Mypurgatoryyears]
Candy isn’t just for kids! While we may have outgrown some of our childhood candy addictions, there’s always room for a few guilty pleasures to stick around. Here are some of the city’s ultimate candy shops – where even the pickiest sweet tooth is sure to find a satisfying treat.[Image credit: iStockphoto.com/Carmen MartA-nez BanAs]
Whether you’re passionate about cinema or avid collector of cult film posters, there’s always room for one more poster on the wall. These shops are your go-to source for posters from the latest blockbuster or that rare art house film you fell in love with during college. Happy hunting!
Montreal has seen the birth and development of some of Canada's greatest francophone and anglophone authors - Michel Tremblay, Hubert Aquin, Mordecai Richler, Arlette Cousture, Leonard Cohen, Claude Gauvreau, Rafaële Germain and many more. This strong literary tradition is one of the reasons that so many wonderful little bookshops continue to stand up to the big chains. Here are a few of our favourites.
Everyone’s got that special someone who loves jewellery. Add some sparkle to their lives by giving them something you know they’ll love. You’ll find beautiful pieces that bring the bling at these Montreal jewellery boutiques.
In the Digital Age, one may not see the need to visit a simple stationary store. But in Montreal, some paper stores have evolved to bring us all sorts of specialty papers and tools that you won’t find at Staples. Here are a few paper shops in Montreal worth checking out.
Whether you're a successful artist or looking for a gift for someone just starting to unleash their artistic talent, you'll find what you're looking for at these Montreal craft stores.
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