It’s a festival of bargains — Les Promenades Gatineau’s 40th anniversary! Here’s a little list of forty finds for under $40 that will make it easy to please your pocketbook.
Pure Lavande travel kit
La maison Lavande – $21.95
Because, after all, don’t we all need small size products for those overseas trips?
Laura Secord – From $9.99
There’s no better way to say “Thank you” or “I love you” than a tasty assortment of chocolates or truffles!
Assorted coffee beans
Second Cup – Under $20
Because it’s always better to start the morning off on the right foot. A bag of coffee beans is just that little something for those who like a good roast.
Box of hot and iced teas
David’s Tea – $26
Nothing goes better with the change of seasons than a box of hot and iced teas to pick you up during the day.
Charcoal sheet mask
Bath and Body Works – $4.95
Bath & Body Works’ revolutionary charcoal sheet mask is getting people talking because of its effect on facial impurities and dirt. Works like magic!
Ocean Breeze LED Reed Diffuser
Clair de Lune – $19
Enjoy your favourite fragrance with fun LED lighting effects!
Minimalist tree tablecloth
Simons – From $12.99
Nothing beats a tablecloth with a soft, relaxing, nature-inspired pattern for welcoming the fall.
Hanging planter in cement
Kozy – $14.99
The perfect accessory for a boho chic or urban garden setting.
Decorative metal leaf tray
Stokes – $14.99
Clean and delicate, this lovely Stokes decorative tray will surely add a little oomph to your kitchen this fall.
Circle straw tote bag
Dynamite – $34.95
Essential for any fashionista, this trendy bag is what you’ll need this year!
Ardene – $9.45
For those cool October days, or just to go with your look any day.
Under Armour HeatGear collection
Hudson’s Bay – $40
Under Armour’s HeatGear collection is a favourite this season. Comfortable, stretchy, breathable and unbelievably light.
Imitation suede espadrilles
H&M – $34.99
Another fave this season (and it’s hard to stop at just one pair), these espadrilles with braided jute around the soles are just too cute!
MAC – $32
This lip duo — lipstick and lip pencil in Ruby Woo shades — is all the rage at the new MAC shop. Mwah!
Darlène CD by Hubert Lenoir
Archambault – $14.99
The new Hubert Lenoir CD, in the top 5 of lots of charts, is nothing short of a revelation.
Aldo – $20
These earrings, chic and delicate, still go with a casual look. To pull it off, pair them with an updo.
Forever 21 – $33.90
Wear it bare-legged, or, in fall and winter, with tights. Either way, we can’t resist this black romper from Forever 21.
Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi
Renaud-Bray – $50
Whether or not you’re vegetarian, you’ll be totally enchanted with this cookbook from one of today’s most talented chefs, Yotam Ottolenghi. Tasty!
Bikini Village – $22.95
A tip top fashion accessory, right up there with a cap or a hat. A headband adds lots of elegance and style to your look.
Souris Mini – $19.95
There’s nothing better to encourage kids to develop their curiosity and creativity.
Soft serve dipped — or double dipped
Chocolato – $2.99 to $5.99
Yes, you read that correctly. At Chocolato, anything goes: soft serve with a regular dipping, a dipping and a half or even a double dipping. Because, after all, with a choice of twenty 100% chocolate dippings, it’s hard to make up your mind.
Stainless steel plate
Boutique Planète Bébé – $15
Whether for home or school, nothing makes things easier than an environmentally-friendly, reusable and durable stainless-steel plate.
Murano glass pendant charm
Pandora – $35
You’d be a fool to not take advantage of Pandora’s markdown on these very popular Murano glass charms.
WLKN goal socks
WLKN – $9.99
For girls or boys, WLKN socks add style and comfort all day.
Midi striped sweater
Garage – $34.95
Be it daytime at school, an evening with friends at the movies or a morning studying at the neighbourhood café, here’s the perfect sweater for any occasion.
La Vie en Rose – $11.95
To please your better half … or just you!
Booty lift ankle legging
La Senza – $29.95
Perfect for the gym, a day cocooning at home or a movie and popcorn night with your besties.
Botanical seed body scrub
Yves Rocher – $9.95
Yves Rocher’s botanical seed body scrub is perfect for all skin types. It’s one of our facial care faves.
Tristan – 35,00 $
Suspenders are the newbie on the list of men’s essentials. And yes — they’re sexy!
Ernest – $12
Black socks are so over. Try something colourful.
Knit crepe culotte
Le Château – $39.95
The must-have item of the moment: the culotte. It goes great with flats and a casual top.
Oversize T-shirt with layered details
Jack & Jones – $12.50
A key addition to the wardrobe of any streetwear fan.
Stuff N Scuff seat back protector
Clément – $10
No more dirty, muddy seat backs. (You’ll thank us later!)
Foot Locker – $24
Basketball fans know that Bagheera socks combine comfort, support and a wicked look.
Amnesia – $14.99
This year, 80s fashions are making a big comeback. Look for logos, lots of them. We’ve got a particular thing for this Dickies women’s T-shirt.
JanSport waist pack
Bentley – $19.99
Yes indeed! The very popular waist pack (or fanny pack, if you’re on more intimate terms) has its place on our list of finds under $40. Fashionistas will want one in pastels.
Roxy adjustable cap
Atmosphere – $22.99
For girls, young ladies or even older women who want a bit of a skater or surfer look.
Creamy caramel popcorn
Kernels – $2.99 to $21.99
Got a movie night on your calendar? Forget about that microwaved popcorn. Head to Kernels and pick up a bag of creamy caramel popcorn. Mmm!
Bizou – $9.95
To add the right feminine touch to your chignon, or just for a change from a necklace once in a while.
Herschel lunch box
Panda – 34,99 $
Want your little princess to eat her lunch at school? Buy her this super-cute lunch box, and bye-bye resistance!