Au Papier Japonais

Arts & Crafts in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

You might never guess how many guises Japanese paper can come in until you visit this gorgeous little shop, which stocks more than 800 varieties. Origami kits and art books make great gifts, as do the elegant teapots, pottery and Buddha boards (where you can 'paint' ephemeral works with water).

The store is also an arts and crafts hub and offers fun, hands-on workshops. See the website for details.