Au Revoir from Canadian Box Addict

I started Canadian Box Addict in 2013 when there was nothing else like it in Canada and subscription services were an emerging market. Over the past six and a half years, I’ve posted nearly every weekday, over 1500 posts. My blog came at the right time and filled a void for this niche market and its curious consumers. What started as a hobby turned into something much bigger and a little community formed. I am grateful and honoured that companies trusted me enough to send me boxes to review, especially in the early days when I was still starting out. I’m even more appreciative of the small and loyal group of box lovers that followed me from the beginning, as well as those that joined more recently. What a trip we’ve been on, this wild and crazy subscription box journey!

Most people don’t know that while I was working on the blog and reviewing boxes, I was also juggling a full-time job, a side business, part-time schooling, travel, and life! I never complained because the boxes were m…

Crafty Cocktails Review - July 2019 - Canadian Cocktail Subscription Box

This box was provided complimentary for review.

What is it? Crafty Cocktails
How much? $60 per month. Save on 3 and 12 month terms. Free Bar Tool Kit included in 3-month subscription. Shipping $5 per box. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What's in it? Curated cocktail kit with all the ingredients needed to make 12 cocktails (except booze)!

Crafty Cocktails is a new Canadian subscription box that sends an expertly crafted cocktail kit every month. Each box includes curated craft ingredients, tools and recipes to create three different cocktails. There's enough to make four of each drink for a total of 12 cocktails per box. Each kit includes everything required except the booze.

Every month, Crafty Cocktails features a new type of booze and themes the cocktails to the specific liquor. At the start of each month, grab a 26 ounce bottle of the feature booze and you're all set! The Crafty Cocktails team also recommends having a proper cocktail shaker, a 1 & 2oz jigger, …

Creation Crate Review - Boom Box Project - Tech Activity Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review & this post contains affiliate links.

What is it?
Creation Crate
How Much? Starts at $29.99/month plus $8.99 shipping. Prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? A monthly tech project with all the hardware and programming software needed.

Creation Crate is a Canadian subscription box that helps kids and adults aged 12+ learn how to build electronics without any prior experience. Creation Crate’s curriculum teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills for 21st century careers.The projects are a combination of building hardware and programming software. Each month's project will be slightly harder than the last. Click here to see some of the projects. The only equipment you need is a computer with USB port.
Creation Crate recently introduced new re-imagined projects. These advanced projects include upgraded components that are display-ready in the newly designed Creation Crate box. Little techs can subscribe to the origi…

BuddhiBox Review - July 2019 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.

What is it?BuddhiBox
How Much? $34.95 per month, plus $12.99 shipping to Canada. Save on longer terms. All prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? Mix of 4-6 full-size products and product samples to enrich mind, body, and soul.

BuddhiBox is a subscription service for yoga lovers. The goal of BuddhiBox is to deliver "monthly mindfulness through a curated box of products that enhance your yoga practice and lifestyle". Each month you will receive items that enrich mind, body, and soul. Items may include healthy food, supplements, beauty products, and yoga accessories. A monthly BuddhiBox will include 4-6 products for you to discover and share. Even if you don't practice yoga, BuddhiBox is for people who enjoy a peaceful and mindful existence. BuddhiBox practices Saucha (living purely) and only partners with businesses that follow ethical and conscious standards in production.

Click here to see all my BuddhiBox reviews.


Mapleblume Review - August 2019 - Canadian Luxury Beauty Box

This box was provided complimentary for review.

What is it?Mapleblume
How Much? $120 every quarter. Includes shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What's in it? At least five full-size or deluxe sample-size products inside

Mapleblume is luxury Canadian beauty box that sends a minimum of five premium brand skincare and cosmetic products every quarter. Boxes ship in February, May, August, November. Mapleblume ensures that every box contains a balance of skincare and cosmetic products. They only include products containing the highest quality ingredients that are beauty-enhancing and skin-nourishing. Mapleblume tests every product and only includes products they absolutely love. They also guarantee that the value of every box will be significantly more than the retail cost of the products.

Click here to see all my Mapleblume reviews.

Since my last review in April 2018, Mapleblume switched from a bi-monthly subscription to quarterly.

The theme for August is Rejuvenate & Glow.


Topbox Review - July 2019 - Canadian Beauty Subscription Box

Canadian Box Addict pays for this box. This review was written by Hayley. 

What is it?Topbox
How Much? $12 per month, plus tax. Shipping included. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? 4 deluxe beauty samples

Topbox is a Canadian subscription service that sends four deluxe samples from top beauty brands each month. Topbox is the premiere monthly beauty subscription box in Canada and at only $12 per month, plus tax, it's an affordable option for those just getting into the world of beauty boxes. Topbox includes a mix of skincare, hair care, and cosmetics.. They tend to feature higher end drugstore and department store brands, along with some niche brands.

You can see all our previous Topbox reviews here.

I received the regular Topbox this month. Each month you are asked to fill out a survey and you can bid to receive a Prive Topbox, or you can opt to get a regular one. I opted for a regular Topbox this month. I received the shipping information for my June Topbox the day…