SIX CHRISTMAS GIFT SUGGESTIONS TO PUT UNDER YOUR TREE
Hoping to encourage local businesses for all your shopping needs and to avoid big department stores? Here are a few 100% Brome-Missisquoi gift ideas to offer those who’ve been so nice this year: your mom, your best friend, your boys, your teachers, your better half…
Marie-Joël Turgeon & Jordan Lentik’s ceramic pieces express the beauty and treasures of the Maritimes. Although their bowls, plates and cups are available almost everywhere in Quebec, and on the web as well, I recommend that you visit the Atelier Trema boutique in Bedford, for an unforgettable shopping experience. A gift to offer those who love entertaining their guests in style.
LA FIBRE ET MOI
Sophie Marino, with her magical and nimble fingers, creates scarves, toques, wraps and many other pieces using alpaca fibres. The styles proposed by La Fibre et moi are timeless and classic, which make them the perfect gift for those who would love to receive warm, soft, and especially durable accessories! Her products are available online; otherwise, I invite you to drop by and say hello to Sophie and her team in her boutique in Dunham.
BROME LAKE BOOKS
Do you have any Louise Penny fans in your entourage? —A stop at Brome Lake Books in Knowlton is a must. This charming independent bookstore celebrates our Canadian author and her popular Three Pines novel series. Besides offering Ms. Penny’s complete collection, you’ll also find many of her books’ promotional brand items such as sweaters, scarves and cups.
Since 2005, Sophie B. Samson’s work is the latest craze attracting slow art enthusiasts, a movement promoting ecological values such as recycling and artisanal crafts. This Bromont artist showcases her adorable animals on wood surface paintings, skateboards and cushions which perfectly enhance a child’s room, a cottage or as a gift for animal lovers in your family!
This enterprise specializes in body care products which, along with their amazing scents, also nourish your hair and body without any traces of sulfate, paraben or synthetic fragrances. ONEKA’s boutique is open five days a week in the delightful village of Frelighsburg. However, if you don’t have the time to visit our charming little corner of paradise before December 25, just go online or in one of their many points of sale throughout Quebec.
FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE
For your family dinners, your uncle who loves to discover new wine products, or your sister who’s looking for that next special beer flavour, our region overflows with winemakers and brewers; they stand out with their contagious passion and exceptional know-how. Come visit La Route des vins, our wine route (as beautiful in winter as it is in the summer) or stop by one of our many microbreweries to fill your baskets with some incredibly delicious alcohol products!
These are just a few items we’ve listed for you, but they’re only represent a small part of the amazing group of artisans and producers who contribute to making our region shine. Would you like to learn more about the quality and the diversity our artisans and producers have to offer? Combine a practical outing with a pleasant moment by visiting one of our many Christmas markets.