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Local gift for 50 dollars

hala Dec 11, 2013 08:00 PM

I need something for a family gift exchange. It needs to be local (Made or raised in Quebec) and the budget is 50 dollars. Not fois gras since I'm the only one who likes it in the family.

  1. hala Dec 19, 2013 03:07 PM

    Thank you for all your suggestions. I ended up getting the Miel book plus a honey mustard, a jar of honey and a bar of honey soap. Thank you Unlaced who suggested Miel d'anicet in the other discussion.


    I also got a surprise bag of Quebec products at Lefebvre et Filles in Verdun as a hostess gift for another event.


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      pyropaul99 Dec 16, 2013 03:40 PM

      There's lots of foodie things at the Salon des Métier's d'art - I bought some local cranberry products, amongst other things. The good thing is that there are a whole bunch of vendors in the same location, so it makes it easier.

      1. porker Dec 14, 2013 01:35 PM

        Howsabout ice wine or ice cider. Theres producers of each from Quebec and several options below $50.
        I'm fond of "Neige" ice cider, which runs $20 for a half bottle (375ml). Its an award winner made in Hemmingford.
        SAQ also has a gift pack with a 375ml bottle and two glasses for $32.

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        1. re: porker
          Shattered Dec 15, 2013 04:58 AM

          Yep, booze. Sortilege maple liqueurs products are a huge hit with my family, and definitely can't be found outside Quebec.


          1. re: Shattered
            hala Dec 15, 2013 07:13 AM

            They are all quebecers. It's DH's family. We are the only ones in Montreal. I am tempted to get Sortilege, but I have already given that as a hostess gift several times.

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          lagatta Dec 13, 2013 03:57 PM

          The fancy tinned foods from the Naked Lunch are always popular - like luxe emergency rations, for a very cold night (like tonight). I've only given the duck smoked meat. Several places sell them now: http://www.enpleinegueule.com/nakedlu...

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          1. re: lagatta
            Glaff Dec 13, 2013 09:16 PM

            Naked Lunch doesn't exist anymore: http://www.enpleinegueule.com/nakedlu...

            1. re: Glaff
              lagatta Dec 14, 2013 07:15 AM

              The place in Verdun hasn't existed for some years now, but I indicated the same link as you did. I saw them last week at JTM (two locations, the Québec product shop and Le Canard libéré, which has moved there. They only carry the two types of duck smoked meat.

              If you follow the link, there are many other retailers, and not only in Mtl.

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            Maximilien Dec 12, 2013 03:34 AM

            Spices and condiments from La Société Orignal (http://www.societe-orignal.com/accueil/fr/(

            Sweets from "La Dinette Nationale" (https://www.facebook.com/dinettenatio...



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            1. re: Maximilien
              eat2much Dec 12, 2013 08:47 AM

              I had some of Societe Orignal honey yesterday and it is absolutely amazing.

              1. re: eat2much
                unlaced Dec 12, 2013 09:56 AM

                Did you buy it through their online shop or is there another stockist?

                1. re: unlaced
                  eat2much Dec 12, 2013 11:57 AM

                  I sampled it at the new Espace Pepin / La Recreation Lunch space on St-Paui West (next door to Ostaria Venti). They also carry Dinette Nationale products.

                  1. re: eat2much
                    unlaced Dec 12, 2013 05:51 PM

                    Thank you!

              2. re: Maximilien
                hala Dec 13, 2013 05:46 AM

                And look at that, La Societe Orignal even has a gift pack for about 60:) Thanks!

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                C70 Dec 11, 2013 08:17 PM

                go to lemarchedessaveurs.com in jean talon market.

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