Holiday Gift Guide 1: Give the Gift of Experience

This Holiday season will definitely look a little different than what we’re used to, but that absolutely doesn’t mean that the Holidays are cancelled! There are many creative ways to keep connected to friends and family during these unprecedented times, including virtual activities.

This holiday season, give the gift of experience, while supporting small businesses. You can offer friends and family, gift cards, vouchers and even buy them a virtual experience to enjoy together.

I’ve compiled a list of some Canadian businesses that are offering virtual ateliers, takeout, delivery, gift cards, the works! Now is a great time to get creative to stay connected!


  1. Makeup/Beauty Workshops: Elizabeth D’Amico Beauty offers both virtual tutorials as well as ateliers. Treat the makeup lover in your life to a class with her, and top it up with some makeup or a gift card to go along with it

Check out her website at or her Instagram @elizabethdamicobeauty for details

2. Grazing Boxes and more! A La Table offers virtual grazing box workshops as well as seasonal specific ones as well. These are available to Montreal area residents, because kits are shipped out to you before the workshop.

Check out her offerings at

3. Virtual Paint Classes! Place your order, and you get everything you need for a virtual paint night! They have great Holiday themed paintings, or just go for that bowl of fruit you’ve always wanted to replicate. Check out Virtual Paint Night to see their different offerings

Restaurants & Virtual Cooking

The list goes on for restaurants offering takeout, delivery and gift cards this Holiday season. Here are a few of my Montreal faves to support this Holiday (and always!)

Fancier Dining

  1. Damas Restaurant
  2. Lucille’s Oyster Dive
  3. Vin Papillon
  4. Tuck Shop
  5. Joe Beef

Casual Eats

  1. Falafel Yoni
  2. Barley
  3. Arthurs Mtl
  4. Mandy’s
  5. Atami Montreal
  6. Hello 123
  7. Kiwa
  8. Pigeon Espresso Bar

Virtual Cooking Classes

  1. The Chef Upstairs
  2. Aterliers Et Saveur
  3. My Mep (Montreal Only)

Baking Kits

  1. Cookies, cupcakes and more! If you’re in the Toronto area, check out Jodi’s Joys for all your baking kit needs. She will supply you with homemade treats, icing and topping so that all you have to do is decorate and enjoy!

Check out her Instagram @jodisjoys for more information or ordering and delivery

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