*Disclosure: I received a sample Canadian Originals subscription box to review for this post.
As this is a site for parents of tweens, a lot of the products we review are aimed at tweens, as you would expect. This time, I’m happy to say we have something just for the moms – or for anyone looking for a unique gift idea for a special woman in their life. (Be sure to enter below for your chance to win a beautiful box of handmade Canadian goodies!)
Canadian Originals is a new monthly subscription box service, launching in July 2017. Featuring the “best of handmade Canada” the Canadian Originals artisan box includes a variety of unique lifestyle items aimed at women, all made in Canada. Items range from jewelry, accessories, natural bath and beauty items to home decor, stationery, art and ceramics as well as delicious treats.
I had the chance to receive the debut box and was very impressed with the quality and unique assortment of items included. Because the launch date coincides with Canada’s 150th anniversary, many of the items in the July box have a maple leaf / Canadian theme. Apparently the theme for August is travel, and I’m already coveting the red leather embossed maple leaf luggage tag that’s going to be in that box.
This is a cute plaque perfect for displaying your Canadian pride.
This maple leaf necklace is the perfect accessory for Canada Day, and any other time you want to celebrate being Canadian.
I love the colours in this print. I’ve currently got it on my desk in my office.
This lovely little aromatherapy candle is perfect to take on your summer travels.
This coin is great souvenir to commemorate #Canada150.
This rainbow soap slice looks almost good enough to eat (but don’t)! Sweet peas are one of my favourite floral fragrances so I can’t stop smelling this.
These sea salt caramels were so creamy and delicious, they disappeared in no time at all. I simply cannot explain how yummy they were. Let’s just say I was sad when they were gone. I need to get my hands on more of them!
The price for one month’s Canadian Originals gift box is $55, with prices decreasing for longer prepaid subscriptions of 3, 6 or 12 months. Flat rate shipping across Canada is $12 (including tax) for all Canadian deliveries.
I think this would be a fabulous unique gift idea for your BFF, sister, mom or any other special woman in your life. It’s also a fun way to treat yourself and find unique hand-picked Canadian handmade products you might not ever come across.
To find out more or order your own Canadian Originals subscription box, visit their website at canadianoriginals.com
*Until July 1st, when you sign up for the Canadian Originals email newsletter you will receive a promo code for 10% off on any length subscription.
Canadian Originals artisan box giveaway:
Be one of the first people to receive a Canadian Originals subscription box! Enter below for your chance to win the July 2017 debut box containing all of the items shown above.
Giveaway starts June 27, 2017 and ends July 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET.
This giveaway is open to residents of Canada 18+ only, excluding Quebec. No purchase necessary. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. The winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question and have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the prize sponsor.
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About Kathy Sima
Kathy is a blogger and freelance writer and mom of two teens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)