100% Outaouais online shopping for the holidays

Published on November 20 2020

As we approach the holidays, many of us will choose to do our shopping online this year. It may be a chance to buy less, but it’s also a chance to buy better! The Outaouais region is home to dozens of designers, artisans and artists whose unique and original creations will amaze and delight you. Here are a few virtual storefronts to discover to encourage you to shop local and give our local businesses a welcome boost. 

Virtual Christmas markets: Place des marchands et des artisans

Many  Outaouais’ big Christmas markets have been cancelled this year, but you’ll find several virtual and outdoor options on the Place des marchands et des artisans website. The goal? To encourage, support and promote small businesses in the region, while respecting health regulations. Browse the Christmas catalogue or choose a Christmas fair or market to visit! 

Les Promenades Gatineau: Christmas market and virtual gift cards

The popular Croquez l’Outaouais Christmas Market at Les Promenades Gatineau (LPG) is back this year from November 26 to December 24! It’s the perfect place to discover a wide range of regional products. You can also purchase virtual LPG gift cards. During the entire month of November, receive a 5% bonus when you spend $250 or more on LPG eGift Cards and gift cards purchased incentre. 

Where

Les Promenades Gatineau, indoors (Hudson’s Bay court) - 1100, Maloney Ouest Boulevard, Gatineau

When

Online purchases: November 16 to December 23 | In-person purchases: November 26 to December 24

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Boutique Le Local

Discover the unique universe of Le Local through its vast online store. You’ll find a selection of beautiful, sustainable creations by favourite Canadian designers, to dress you from head to toe without compromising on style. Gift boxes, handmade jewelry, clothing, shoes, therapeutic compresses: you’re sure to find the ethical gift you’re looking for! 

Where

144, Eddy Street, Gatineau

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*Vintage *Rustic *Nostalgic Christmas Boutique

Plan your dream Christmas thanks to the Christmas Boutique, which specializes in vintage and rustic-inspired decorations! Go back to your childhood and discover unique finds. The online store offers an amazing and nostalgic experience! 

Where

18, du Rivage, Street, Ripon

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Habitude Design

Buy less, but buy better! Habitude Design’s motto says it all: every object we live with should be carefully selected and bring us pleasure every day. The online boutique is full of original and eclectic products from Quebec and Canadian designers. Front and centre for the holidays: various ritual kits, quality games for your little ones, and funny mugs and cards for all tastes. 

Where

35, allée de Hambourg (suite 119), Gatineau

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Carpe Diem Aventures

This year, give your loved ones the gift of the outdoors and nature! Carpe Diem Aventures offers customized gift certificates to discover the wonders of the Gatineau Valley in an enjoyable way. Unusual accommodations (on land or on water!), including ready-to-camp options and suspended tents; meals prepared with fresh local ingredients; bike, kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals… The shores of Lake Edja in Blue Sea await you! 

Where

95, Saint Joseph Street, Gracefield

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HÉMISPHÈRES – Solart Studio Gallery

Here’s your chance to buy that special gift for art lovers and gourmets who love to entertain their guests in style and elegance! Solart Studio Gallery presents HÉMISPHÈRES, a collection of exceptional bowls created by Quebec ceramic artists Michelle Lemire and Émilie Laverdiùre. From utilitarian bowls to sculptural pieces, the online exhibition and sale will showcase unique and timeless works in stoneware and porcelain. 

Where

211, chemin du Lac Grosleau, Ripon

Good to know

The works go on sale (online) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 19. Purchases will be delivered by mail or can be picked up at the gallery on Sunday, November 22 and Sunday, November 29 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

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Virtual museum stores (Canadian Museum of History and War Museum)

Museums also have their own virtual stores! During the temporary closure of the Canadian Museum of History, be inspired by its exclusive collection of products showcasing Indigenous artists from across the country. Colourful porcelain mugs, socks, jewelry, blankets, prints, magazines, and more! There are even traditional items such as wooden musical spoons, arrow sashes and music boxes. Another great gift idea is a museum pass or gift card. A membership gives you unlimited access to the Museum of History and the War Museum for one year from the date of your first visit. 

Where

100, Laurier Street, Gatineau | 1, Vimy Place, Ottawa

Take the 100% Downtown Challenge!

To encourage Gatineau residents to buy local in the coming weeks, Vision Centre-Ville, in association with Outaouais d’abord, Outaouais Tourism and Croquez l’Outaouais, is launching a challenge to the population. The goal: to encourage residents to discover downtown businesses, and to promote local and sustainable consumption habits that will last beyond the current health crisis. 

Here are the 12 challenges, running until December 31, 2020: 

  1. Discover a new downtown business.
  2. Visit a business with a downtown storefront. 
  3. Discover a new downtown specialty store. 
  4. Trade three everyday consumer items for three consumer products purchased downtown. 
  5. Order a takeout meal from a downtown restaurant at least once a week. 
  6. Find out about the services offered by downtown merchants. 
  7. Follow three new downtown businesses on social media. 
  8. Buy all your Christmas gifts downtown (100% Downtown Christmas). 
  9. Create a gift basket of products purchased downtown. 
  10. Buy your holiday meal at the MarchĂ© de l’Outaouais from the many producers in the Outaouais. 
  11. Contact your downtown restaurateurs to order corporate box lunches for your employees. 
  12. Have a beer at the two downtown microbreweries during your holiday break. 
When

Until December 31

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100% Local Discovery Box Holiday edition - Croquez l'Outaouais

Croquez l’Outaouais in association with Outaouais Tourism present the 100% local discovery box! Filled with local delicacies and surprises, this festive collection will tickle your taste buds and those of your loved ones. Available for purchase from November 26 to December 23.

When

Until December 23.

Cost

$75 plus tax

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We wish you happy local holiday shopping live from your living room! If for you the magic of Christmas comes through a visit to the holiday markets, consult our calendar dedicated to the region’s Christmas markets.

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