The Beaver Box Review - January 2015 - Canadian Lifestyle Subscription Box

This box was provided complimentary for review.

** As of December 2016 - The Beaver Box appears to be out of business.** 

What is it? The Beaver Box 
How Much? $55/quarter, including shipping (CDN$) 
What's in it? A box of seasonal goodies that will make you feel pampered and special!

The Beaver Box is a new Canadian Subscription box service for women. Each quarter The Beaver Box sends a seasonal collection of goodies for home, beauty, fashion, food, & more. That's about all I can tell you about The Beaver Box, because there isn't very much information on their website. Hopefully now that the service has launched they will enhance the site a bit and add some more detail.

As for the name - it's a subscription box for Canadian women called The Beaver Box. See the humour? I'm not sure if the name is an unintentional double-entendre, or purposely cheeky. Either way, I like it. 

Instead of telling you about The Beaver Box, why don't I show you. The first look was lovely. The box was packaged simply, but with care. The product card includes full colour pictures of each item on one side, and on the flip side, a little narrative about everything inside. It was nice to see a little story instead of an itemized list of products. Prior to opening this box, I had no idea what to expect, so my first impression was pretty good.

Our Winter box is full of warmth to help you feel cozy in this weather.

Bits & Pieces by Ash Delaney 2015 Calendar (Printable PDF $9)
The product card lists this as coming from "Bits & Bites". The designer is based in Halifax and creates original vector illustrations, which you can be downloaded and printed. A PDF version of this calendar is $9, so the printed version we received is worth more if you factor the printing cost. It's pretty cool and simple, and I plan to hang it on my fridge.

Heart Shaped Tea Strainer ($3 - similar)
A tea strainer is something most boxes forget, so it's nice to see. This one is handy as it sticks up in the cup so there's less mess. My current tea strainer has a chain and it's rather annoying


Herbal Infusions Premium Teas - Moose Tracks Black Tea (5-cup Sampler, $2.50)
If you're a fan of Moose Tracks ice cream, you will love this tea. It's made with organic coconut, fair trade coffee beans, organic almonds, hazelnut, chocolate, and Sri Lankan black tea. I can't wait to brew up a Moose Tracks Tea Latte. The chocolate, coffee, and nutty flavours will go so well with a touch of steamed milk! Herbal Infusions is based in Toronto.

Pristine Thirteen Soy Candle in Maple Cream ($9.75 CDN)
This candle is handcrafted in Airdrie, Alberta. It smells delicious. I don't think they could have picked a more "Canadian" scent. I couldn't find any more Maple Cream in the Etsy shop, but they do have Maple Bacon!

Essie Nail Lacquer in Mochacino? (full size, $8.50)
There is no label or product code on this polish, but from eyeballing it, I think it's Mochacino, a "perky grey with shimmer". It's a light, neutral shade that works well as a winter basic.

Plaid Blanket Scarf (~$30)
This scarf is huge at 4.5 feet square. No wonder they call it a blanket scarf! It's very on trend for winter 2015. I almost bought one back in November, and am now glad that I waited. Similar ones on Etsy go for $30-$50 (I linked to a reasonably priced one above). Pinterest is a great resource for tips on how to wear and style a blanket scarf.



 
The January offering from The Beaver Box includes six items, with an estimated retail value of about $60. As a winter themed box for a Canadian woman, it's perfect. They lived up to the promise to include goodies for home (candle), beauty (nail polish), fashion (scarf), food (tea), and more (calendar). I love that several of the items are from small Canadian companies, and it's very apparent that this is a Canadian themed box. Hello maple and moose tracks! The Beaver Box actually reminds me a lot of the old Seasons Box, which used to be my all-time favourite box (before it was sold to an American and ruined). The Canadian subscription box market has been missing a lifestyle box for women, so it's great to see The Beaver Box filling that void. The next box ships in April 2015, and I plan to sign up for next season. I can't wait to see what The Beaver Box will bring us Canadian gals for Spring.

Click here to check out The Beaver Box.
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Comments

  1. Doesn't sound too bad. I hope it doesn't go the way of the Seasons Box. That one started out so good!

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  2. That scarf looks super cozy!

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  3. Great review! I agree, their website is a bit bare bones at the moment, so it was great to see such a detailed review in your post. Thanks!

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