A candle in a cup
Have they adopted the zero waste lifestyle and are they allergic to excessive consumption? Give parents who care about the health of the planet this adorable campfire-scented soy wax candle. It is hand-poured by Quebec company Mimi & August and, when finished, transforms into a coffee cup with a handle. Bright !
Bonfire – The Reusable Candle, Mimi & August, $28 (5.5 oz)
Never tired of the aperitif
Is happy hour still on with your parents? Give them this new book by the co-founder of the Cherry River microbrewery and well-known artist, Marc Dupré, which offers around fifty cocktail and appetizer recipes on different themes, whether for appetizers, game days or an evening for two, inviting the experience of several Quebec chefs and mixologists.
Aperitif with Marc DupréMarc Dupré, The Editions of Man, $34.95
With the return to normal life, are mom and dad away? Help them travel light and worry-free with this Lambert suitcase, which meets the required size for hand luggage on an airplane. Its two large main compartments offer ample storage capacity and the front pocket can accommodate a 15-inch laptop. Practical and chic!
Bali Suitcase, Lambert, $269.99
mom loves yoga
Piga non-slip socks, a brand created (and patented!) in Quebec, are a great ally to avoid slipping or sliding while practicing yoga – or Pilates, barre or even SUP, while helping to stabilize your legs. Mum (or Dad!) will love putting them on before doing her sun salutations, more grounded than ever.
Pigalite Stability Grip Socks, Piga, $24.99
The paper age is not over
Not fully digital yet? It’s very good that way. Because there’s a quality to paper that can never be replaced by a screen, especially when it comes in the form of a cute notebook like those offered by Montreal-based firm Marlone. There is something for all tastes in his new collection: notebook of gratitude, for passwords or simply to take notes, according to the inspiration of the moment.
Prairie Bold Notebook (120 lined pages, printed in Quebec), Marlone, $20
Say it with flowers
Giving a bouquet of flowers is good. Offering a subscription of local flowers to brighten up the home of your baby is even better. Well, floral design studio Enfants Sauvages, located in the Eastern Townships, just opened floral bouquet subscriptions for 2023. The farm produces some sixty varieties of flowers, which subscribers can enjoy throughout the summer, picking them up at one of the many delivery points in Montreal or Estrie.
Wild Children Bouquet Subscription, Full Season (10 bouquets) for $585 or Mid-Season (5 bouquets, Spring or Summer) for $310