Vancity Box Review - April 2016 - Canadian Regional Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? Vancity Box 
How Much? $49.95/month, including shipping and tax. Prices in Canadian dollars. 
What’s in it? 5-8 handmade, artisan, and local products made by BC vendors

Vancity Box is a new Canadian subscription box focusing on handmade artisan products from Vancouver, BC and the surrounding area. I was pretty excited when I first learned about Vancity Box, as I am a Vancity girl and I love discovering new locally made products and edibles. With Vancity Box, you will get 5-8 products, with a retail value of up to $80. Products may include soaps, sncks, drinks, handmade items, knits, and more. It's a craft market delivered to your door!

Living in Vancouver for so many years  made us fall in love with everything it has to offer. Whether it be the nature in our backyard, countless types of foods and restaurants, active and healthy lifestyle choices,  or  the number of small businesses that make up more than 90% of companies in BC. We can really agree that it is the best place to live!

The first look wasn't so promising this month. The items were all strewn about randomly and a couple of crinkled tissue papers were crammed on top. I so much prefer when boxes are packed with care, like a gift to a friend. Looks aside, the products are great! There's no product card, but we did receive insert cards for each company.

Fox & Fancy Notepad - Notes & Such ($8)
This little 50 page notepad is designed and printed in Vancouver. It's simple and functional.

CraftedVan Magnetic Bookmark ($6) 
This little bookmark is printed on durable photostock paper and double sided so it clips over your pages, staying together with small magnets. Their other designs are all great. Check them out here. This is a great item to include in Vancity Box. The real East Van Cross lives at Clarke Dr and East 6th Ave. It's a 20 meter tall LED sign that is "a beacon of the East Van scene". Check out all the cool photos of this iconic symbol here.  

Cabin + Cub Owl Tie Pin ($13.35 Cdn) 
Cabin + Cub creates modern laser cut fashion and homeware items, right in Vancouver. This wooden wall calendar is amazing, and I'm coveting one of their map and pin sets

In a Jar Strawberry Pie (125ml, $5)
This little jar is filled with a handmade pie, baked with love in Chilliwack, BC. I love the "food in jars" concept because it's fun and there's no (or little) waste.

This strawberry pie was delicious. The portion size was perfect (although I see they now also offer 250ml sizes). The crust was on the soft side, but the flavour was amazing. In a Jar will be at various farmer's markets and events across the Fraser Valley. Check their Facebook page for event dates. 

Pure2 Salon Goat's Milk Soap in "Spirit" ($6) 
These handmade soaps are made with jojoba oil, vitamin E, coconut oil, and lots of love and passion! This "Spirit" soap is scented with lavender, sandalwood, and bergamot. Pure2Salon is located on Howe Street, in Downtown Vancouver.

Balmbay Collective Coffee Sugar Scrub ($13.95)
I first received this product from the February Ellebox, and I loved it. I'm glad to have more! Balmbay is based in Vancouver and focuses on vegan and cruelty-free products.

Fox & Fancy No Fun City Tote Bag ($12)
A light weight cotton canvas tote, screen printed with a hilarious slogan that only a true Vancouverite will understand. I laughed so hard when I saw this. The timing couldn't have been better. Have you guys seen the new IFHT video called "No Fun City"?? It's a music video all about Vancouver. You must watch it here. Warning though... It's NSFW. 

Not Pictured: Two Tickets to "Make it!" ($8) 
Make it! is Vancouver's handmade market. It runs April 22-24 at the PNE Forum. There will be over 175 "makies" selling awesome handmade items, along with food carts and a beer garden. I'm definitely taking advantage of these free tickets, and I'm so thrilled they were included in the box. I had no idea about this market until now. 

The April Vancity Box included eight products, with a retail value over $72 Canadian. It's a pretty fun box this month, and I love that they included a couple items that speak to the culture of Vancouver (the East Van Cross and No Fun City). To be an official Vancouverite, you have to understand the culture of the city! The items are all very high quality and sourced from independent, small-batch creators and designers all across Vancouver and the surrounding areas. I also like that they included tickets to the upcoming Vancouver Make it! market. I'm excited to go and see more of what Vancouver's amazingly talented artisants and crafters have to offer!

Interested in trying Vancity Box and becoming an official Vancouverite yourself? You can save 15% off your first box using promo code CDNBOXADDICT at checkout!

Click here to check out Vancity Box.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

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