Christmas 2017: An Écorce-inspired holiday gift guide

Stumped by those last few names on your holiday shopping list? Écorce is here to help! We’ve put together some original gift ideas inspired by recent projects.

Entirely homegrown—and at times even entirely digital—these are our top picks for last‑minute Christmas gifts!


1. A subscription to Le Devoir

Do you remember how excited you were to get a J’aime lire magazine subscription at Christmas as a kid? Your loved ones will be just as thrilled to receive a subscription to Le Devoir! Not only will they enjoy weeks of great reading and countless conversation starters for family get‑togethers, but you’ll also be supporting a 100% independently run newspaper.

Choose from various print and digital options here.


2. Un passeport en fût

For just $40, this app entitles users to a pint or three tasting glasses at any 12 of 70 participating microbreweries across Quebec. It’s the perfect gift for the beer lovers on your list! Go one step further and grab a second passport for yourself—your ticket to 12 thirst‑quenching adventures with a best bud.

Purchase online.



3. A new Coquo kitchen

Okay, this one’s a little too big to fit under the tree . . . But if you’ve got major renovations in mind for 2018, it’s never too early to start planning (and putting money aside)! We recently launched the website for the new kitchen design brand Coquo, and it’s chock full of ideas.


4. An evening at the new Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault

Tickets to a show at the brand­‑new Théâtre Gilles‑Vigneault (whose visual identity we designed) are sure to delight friends and family in the Laurentians. Open since November, the stunning theatre is worth the trip alone and promises diverse programming for all ages.

Tickets and gift vouchers available online.


5. An Electrik Kidz sleepsack

In 2017, our friends at Electrik Kidz opened what may just be the most adorable kids store in town. Their original retro‑inspired designs are just the thing to spoil the little ones—and their parents—on your list. Browse the collection online at electrikkidz.com, or drop by the store at 5364 Saint‑Laurent Boulevard.

Pssst: We’ve got the Electrik Kidz logo in the works, so keep an eye out for it next year!

The entire Écorce team would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season. May the new year be filled with exciting personal and professional projects!