Montréal gifts and souvenirs your attendees will love

published on November 29, 2018
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As a UNESCO City of Design, Montréal knows what’s what when it comes to carefully crafted gifts and souvenirs perfect both for welcoming VIPs to your events or for attendees to bring back home to commemorate their trip. And every two years, the minds at Design Montréal publish the CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL catalogue, bringing together the hippest, most design-savvy objects created in the city – each of which says “Montréal!” in their own special way.

Great gifts to welcome VIPs

Your VIPs are a discerning bunch, and the products selected for CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL all meet a list of criteria set by Design Montréal. Products must be sustainable, environmentally responsible and as often as possible, locally produced, as well as represent Montréal’s place at the forefront of design or be emblematic of the city’s energy and attributes. Objects are also customizable, so your logos and branding can also make an appearance.

As featured in the extensive catalogue, present your presenters and VIPs with objects like the YUL Passport Covers designed and hand-crafted in Montréal by Holdur, or String Theory’s Pixelate Scarf that makes a bold two-tone statement. The felt Theodore Tablet Sleeve by Cindy Cantin is perfect for those on the go (and offers perfect branding opportunity), while the Montréal, je me souviens Magnets packs by Jules mon poisson bulle are popular favourites in welcome gift bags.

Perfect souvenirs to bring home

For busy attendees with hectic travel schedules, gifts for their loved ones back home are an important part of the trip – but it isn’t always easy to find just the right thing. First and foremost, Paperole’s Images de Montréal Postcards will brighten up any mailbox and we’re particularly fond of the Manas Urbana – Quartiers de Montréal notebooks by W. Maxwell, each showing off a different neighbourhood of the city. The Les souliers Travel Bags by TOMA Objects are great for upcoming travel and no kitchen should be without Quelle Histoire!’s kitchen towels emblazoned with Montréal facts and trivia.

Foodies will love the iconic Farine Five Roses Print T-Shirt by PLB Design (whose red neon sign blinks brightly over Montréal nightly) or Fleur de Sel Caramel Spread from Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois. And the little ones will go gaga for the Monsieur Tsé-Tsé cuddly doll by raplapla. Simply put, there’s something for everyone!

Books and buses and keepsakes, oh my!

Library lovers won’t want to miss the new BAnQ Boutique in the Bibliotheque et Archives nationale du Québec, the city’s main central library. Focusing on Québec-made products, there’s a great range of items from $5-$50 with a few luxury products at higher price points also on hand. Transit fans will flip for the items on sale at the Boutique STM, created by Montréal’s bus and métro service. Route posters (some vintage from past years), keychains, jewellery and other items all emblazoned with Montréal’s recognizable buses and train cars make for the perfect mementos.

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