9 affordable, locally sourced gift ideas
The holiday season is upon us and you still haven’t started your Christmas shopping? Don’t panic: with help from the M ta Région discount card, we’ve lined up some affordable gift ideas featuring local products and services!
Give like Santa, save like Scrooge
Have you heard about M ta Région? The concept is simple: it’s an online platform and membership program where you can discover some of Quebec’s top businesses and save a minimum of 25% on your purchases.
Armed with your M ta Région app, here are some places where you can support local artisans and enterprises while enjoying an attractive discount on your purchases!
This year, give the Outaouais
Auberge Couleurs de France
Auberge Couleurs de France – Ideal for your significant other
212 Des Jonquilles Road, Duhamel
This log inn combines rustic charm with the luxury of upscale accommodation. Nature lovers and fans of French cuisine will be especially happy.
Arbraska Laflèche – Perfect for families
255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts
This aerial park has more than 45 suspension bridges, 9 zip lines, a GPS rally and a Via Ferrata. A dream day out for adventure seekers of all ages.
Soif – Wine Bar
Soif – Wine Bar – Super for a friend
88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau
This wine bar is run by world-renowned sommelier Véronique Rivest. It offers a short but constantly changing wine list and a full menu of small plates and dishes to share.
Studio 157 – For a loved one
348 Main Street, Gatineau
This urban day spa invites guests to de-stress with quality treatments ranging from facials and pedicures to therapeutic and relaxation massage.
Wakefield Confectionery – A nice thought for a teacher
817 Riverside Road, Wakefield
This confectionery sells a wide selection of treats hand made with love by owner Marc Fournier. The sweet tooth on your list is sure to love the all-natural fudge.
Brasseurs du Temps
Brasseurs du Temps – For the person who’s impossible to buy for
170 Montcalm Street, Gatineau
Besides a pub serving gourmet fare, this microbrewery has a boutique where you can buy several beers brewed on site and other products, including BDT souvenir glasses. Ideal for an original gift basket.
CHA YI TeahHouse
CHA YI Tea House – Ideal for a gift exchange
165 Eddy Street, Gatineau
This tea house includes a tea room, a tasting room and a boutique stocked with gift sets, top picks and recent tea discoveries, and a wide selection of tea accessories.
Fromagerie Montebello – For a great hostess gift
687A Notre-Dame Street, Montebello
This artisanal Montebello enterprise specializes in ecologically responsible fine cheeses made on site from cow’s or sheep’s milk from local farms. The cheese factory has received several awards and distinctions.
M ta Région discount card – For fans of local discoveries
That’s right: M ta Région itself makes a great gift. A one-year membership is a unique way to offer the Outaouais (and the rest of Quebec) as a gift!
For more suggestions on where to find local artisans and businesses for your holiday shopping, here are 8 boutiques to discover in Chelsea and Wakefield!