9 affordable, locally sourced gift ideas

Published on December 10 2019

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

Where

212 Des Jonquilles Road, Duhamel

Good to know

This log inn combines rustic charm with the luxury of upscale accommodation. Nature lovers and fans of French cuisine will be especially happy.

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Arbraska Laflèche

Arbraska Laflèche – Perfect for families

Where

255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts

Good to know

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.

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Soif – Wine Bar

Soif – Wine Bar – Super for a friend

Where

88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau

Good to know

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.

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@Studio 157 via Facebook
@Studio 157 via Facebook

Studio 157

Studio 157 – For a loved one

Where

348 Main Street, Gatineau

Good to know

This urban day spa invites guests to de-stress with quality treatments ranging from facials and pedicures to therapeutic and relaxation massage.

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Wakefield Confectionery

Wakefield Confectionery – A nice thought for a teacher

Where

817 Riverside Road, Wakefield

Good to know

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.

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Brasseurs du Temps

Brasseurs du Temps – For the person who’s impossible to buy for

Where

170 Montcalm Street, Gatineau

Good to know

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.

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@Maison de thé CHA YI Teahouse via Facebook
@Maison de thé CHA YI Teahouse via Facebook

CHA YI TeahHouse

CHA YI Tea House – Ideal for a gift exchange

Where

165 Eddy Street, Gatineau

Good to know

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.

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@Fromagerie Montebello via Facebook
@Fromagerie Montebello via Facebook

Fromagerie Montebello

Fromagerie Montebello – For a great hostess gift

Where

687A Notre-Dame Street, Montebello

Good to know

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.

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M ta Région discount card – For fans of local discoveries

Where

Online.

Good to know

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!

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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!

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