Now that that the festive season is fast approaching, it’s probably a good idea to start shopping for Christmas. Better still is to combine a trip to the Eastern Townships with a search for presents—in and around Magog!
Here are our suggestions for some of the local gifts on offer in our beautiful region…
Hot Massage Oil Candle | Savonnerie Les Diligences
Crafted by hand, this candle emits subtle scents of lavender, ylang-ylang, cajuput, black pepper, and peppermint. It can be used simply as a candle, but when heated, it turns into a massage oil—the perfect little stocking stuffer!
A Box of Vanden Eynden Chocolates
Vanden Eynden’s sweet treats are impossible to resist. The fine chocolates made by this company make excellent hostess gifts, and not just at Christmas. Locavores will love its range of sweets flavoured with locally-sourced ingredients—lavender caramel, apple and maple, and even blackcurrant!
A Bottle of Murmuration Perfume | La grange du parfumeur
“Green”, “floral” and “ethereal” are the dominating aromas of Murmuration perfume—adjectives that could be applied equally to the landscapes of the Eastern Townships! Perfumer Alexandra Bachand creates this intoxicating scent (and many others) in her studio. Luxury in a bottle!
Tickets for a Show at Vieux Clocher in Magog
A cultural night out is a fabulous gift! The Vieux Clocher theatre features live shows and stand-up comics and after an evening of entertainment, you can end up at our place… The upcoming lineup includes the actor and writer Philippe-Audrey Larrue-St-Jacques, comedian Rosalie Vaillancourt, a new show from Louis Morissette and the latest singing sensation, Pelch.
A Gift Box from Bleu Lavande
You can’t go wrong with a gift box from Bleu Lavande! The products are of such a high quality and from time to time, the lavender farm even offers special deals. Fill a gift box with the classics—essential oil (for an aroma diffuser), linen water, home fragrance, a candle, etc.
Microbrewery Beers | Canton Brasse
What to buy as a last-minute present for a random gathering of people, or for your nieces and nephews? Craft beer of course—produced locally! Stop by this microbrewery in Orford and create your own mixed “six pack”—IPA, Italian pilsner, berry wheat beer, NEIPA, red ale, double sour… Package it in an attractive box and you’ll have an instant gift!
Artwork from Bibo Atelier
Looking for a larger gift—something special and unique? Look no further! Head to Nathalie Bibeau’s studio on Merry Street in Magog and pick out one of her eye-catching canvases depicting the region’s stunning landscapes.
The Cherry River Advent Calendar
Advent calendars aren’t just for kids! Here’s an alcoholic take on a seasonal favourite that adults will enjoy opening day by day, throughout the month of December. Behind 24 small “doors” is a selection of miniature spirits and cocktail ingredients from the Cherry River distillery. (The contents of the calendar are enough to mix around 30 drinks.)
Get a Tattoo at L’art n’a cœur
Some people have just about everything you can imagine and it’s hard to think of a gift that they might appreciate. One solution is to offer them a tattoo from the L’art n’a coeur studio, in downtown Magog. A tattoo, whether it’s their own design or from the artist’s catalog, would certainly be something to remember. Even better, you could plan to get a tattoo together, sealing your friendship forever!
An Overnight Stay at the Versō Hotel
So you don’t have to rush home after a hard day’s shopping, why not stay overnight at the Versō hotel, then enjoy a Mediterranean-themed breakfast or brunch at the Kóz bistro? We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay so much that you’ll end up treating another person to the same experience!
That’s very easy. We have a super-flexible gift card that can be purchased online or at the hotel. You simply indicate the amount you want to spend and have the card sent directly to the recipient. The monetary value of the card can go towards paying for one of the many great tourist experiences offered by PAL+!