Beautiful, unique, incredibly patriotic! Those are the first words that come to mind when I describe the July debut box by Canadian Originals, a local Oakville based company on a mission to celebrate Canadian artisans across the country via their custom curated subscription boxes.
I was lucky enough to be gifted their Canada 150 themed box just in time for Canada Day; the timing was perfect as my family and I were prepping for a relaxing long weekend of much needed family time including strawberry picking at a local farm followed by celebrations at Bronte park. Strike that, “relaxing” isn’t quite what a parent does when you have two kiddos under 6, but we strive for it.
Back to the box!
It came beautifully wrapped, so much so that I didn’t want to touch the tissue paper adorned with red maple leaves before snapping a photo.
Taken straight from their mission statement, Canadian Originals is on a mission "to select and deliver some of Canada’s finest lifestyle creations, featuring a highly curated collection of items not widely available abroad or across the country. We strive to work with and promote talented artisans who are dedicated to their craft and the continuing traditions of making beautiful things. All our vendor partners are Canadian makers – from mompreneurs to small indie brands, everything you find in our box and our store was made locally, and that includes our box and our website.”
In the July box I received such beautiful items as a handmade wooden plaque by Kylee’s Keepsakes, a gorgeous maple leaf necklace by Hidden Gems, beeswax candle from 9 Senses, a soap slice from Carberry Soap, sea salt caramels from Hugo & Nate Confectionary, a Giclée Canada map watercolour print by Andrea Hill and a shiny Canadian Mint anniversary edition quarter – a truly wonderful collection of Canadian goods.
There are are several types of subscription boxes on the market ranging from yoga products to home décor and personal care. What I love the most about the Canadian Originals box was the celebration of Canada, of Canadian-made products and the feeling that I’m supporting a local entrepreneur.
I’d invite you to have a look at Canadian Originals and consider trying out a box for yourself or gift for a friend! You can view their subscription options here.
This post was written in partnership with Canadian Originals.