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Discover the Best of Handmade Canada with Canadian Originals

It won’t come as a shock to you that I love subscription boxes. I feature a ton of them on this blog and subscribe to several personally. What’s unique about today’s post is that I’ve recently discovered a subscription box that celebrates all things Canadian. Normally, it’s American subscription boxes that ship to Canada, but this time, I’m happy to say that I’ve found one that is distinctly Canadian. They are based in Canada and best of all, have prices in CAD! Yay for no exchange rate and customs fees.

I’m pleased to introduce you to Canadian Originals, a monthly subscription box featuring the best of handmade Canada. It’s a family owned business based out of Oakville, ON. I spoke to the owner and she shared the same love of subscription boxes as me. I’m glad they started this fantastic lifestyle box that showcases all the beautiful handmade creations that come from Canadian artisans and makers. I subscribe to a global artisan subscription box already so it’s great to see that they came out with a box that supports handmade items from our country’s talented artisans. Check out their story to learn more about the background behind the box!

They sent me their July debut box which also celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday. Perfect timing to launch a new Canadian business, I think!

I took photos as I was opening the box so you’ll see everything the same time as me.

Each month, Canadian Originals sends you three to five unique artisan products (like jewelry, home décor, natural bath and beauty items and stationery, to glass and ceramics, art and accessories) that represent the best of handmade Canada. Expect to be delighted by a lot of Canadian awesomeness!

Here’s a peek at what was inside the July debut box! All were brands that were 100% new to me. It was neat to be able to get acquainted with new Canadian small businesses. Learn more about the vendors on the Canadian Originals site.

I love handmade soap and this Celebration Soap Slice from Carberry Soap is unique and fun. I wish my homemade soaps were this pretty!

The Giclée Canada Map Watercolour Print from Art by Andrea Hill fits the Canada 150 birthday theme to a T. I’m going to put it up in my office.

John confiscated this Canadian Mint Anniversary Edition Quarter for his coin collection. I’m nice so I told him he could have it.

I love the relaxing scent of the Beeswax Travel Candle from 9 Senses. I can’t wait to use it while I relax in a hot bath!

My sweet tooth thanks Hugo and Nate Confections for making this creamy Sea Salt Caramels. So so good! Sorry, I’m not sharing this treat.

The Maple Leaf Necklace from Hidden Gems by Raquel is stunning. I love how it represents Canadian pride and I’ve been wearing mine daily.

The Home Wall Decor Plaque from Kylee’s Keepsakes adds a bit of Canadiana to your home. I’m thinking of putting it in my front entrance so people see it when they walk into the house.

Currently, Canadian Originals only ships in Canada, but are working at shipping internationally soon! I recommend you subscribe to their newsletter and follow on social media to stay updated.

In the meantime Canadians, get your box! Choose a subscription plan from month by month ($55), 3 months ($155), 6 months ($300) or 12 months ($575). The longer the plan you choose, the more you’ll save on the monthly cost.

Disclosure: I received a sample for review purposes. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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