By now, you surely have the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, carefully wrapped and waiting for your special lady. You do, don’t you? If not, don’t panic: You can still bounce back and pull together a V-Day treat that she’ll love – or, at least, that she won’t hold over your head for years to come. Here, our last-minute Valentine’s Day gift guide for Montreal.
The It Bag
Of course, we don’t need to tell you that the nude handbag is the must-have item of the season. Okay. Maybe we do. (But we don’t need to tell you that nude is fashion-talk for flesh-toned, right? Oh. Well, it is.) Head to Holt Renfrew and submit yourself to the staff, who will happily guide you through the many brands’ offerings. From $350. 1300 Sherbrooke Street West.
If real pearls are out of the budget, head to Suite 88 for chocolate treasures sure to please any woman. Buy a dozen pearls, which are carefully crafted using the finest white, milk or dark chocolate. From $30. 1225 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., 514-284-3488; 3957 Saint-Denis St., 514-844-3488.
Show your loved one your sophisticated taste and take her to see Grammy-Award winning classic pianist Emanuel Ax. Last-minute tickets are here or by phone, 514-842-2112. From $52. Théâtre Maisonneuve, 260 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., 514-285-4200.
Take her to an exotic paradise without leaving town. A gift certificate for Espace Nomad Spa’s Bali Boreh treatment offers a luxurious taste of the South Pacific without the pesky flight. From $175. 4650 St. Laurent Blvd., 514-842-7279.
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