Canadian Originals Review - July 2017 - Canadian Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO

This box was provided complimentary for review.

What is it? Canadian Originals
How much? $55/month, plus tax and shipping. Shipping calculated based on location. Save on 3 & 6 month terms. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What's in it? 3-5 artisan handmade in Canada by local artisans

Canadian Originals is a brand new Canadian subscription box that begins shipping in July. Canadian Originals aims to select the finest handmade lifestyle products from across Canada and deliver them to you in a monthly box. Each month features a themed curated collection of quality small-batch Canadian-made goods. Products may include gourmet treats, luxurious bath and beauty products, original jewellery and personal accessories, unique home décor items, stationery and art, and more. Boxes ship between the 5th and 7th of each month. Canadian Originals also offers occasional limited  edition boxes and will soon be opening  on online store so you can purchase more of your favourites.

This is a review of the July Debut Box, which begins shipping next month. Spots are still available so if you are interested, be sure to sign up soon!

The debut box is themed Canada 150. Perfect timing! July is Canada's 150th birthday, so a Canada 150 themed box is perfect. The tissue fits the theme perfectly.

The debut box is the biggest and features 7 items instead of the usual 3-5 items.

First look!

Kylee's Keepsakes Home Wall Decor Plaque
This wooden plaque is made by a woman in Bramford, Ontario. This is a really nice piece. Kylee doesn't have a website (just Facebook) so I can't give a value, but I would estimate this goes for at least $20.

Here is the backside. It has a hook and is ready for hanging!

Cranberry Soap Company Soap Bar in Sweet Pea ($7.50)
Cranberry Soap Co is based in Ajax, Ontario. This soap is made from olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter, glycerine, fragrance oils, and mica. I love the pretty colours!

9 Senses Aromatherapy Candle in Sensual ($14)
This company is based in Maple, Ontario. 9 Senses was started by a mother creating natural and soothing body products that her daughter, who is on the Autism spectrum, would find comforting. 9 Senses also sells sensory therapy products that may help improve the lives of those on the Autism spectrum. Partial proceeds from the sale of these products goes to the Autism York Regional Chapter in Ontario. This beeswax candle smells lovely and is made from ylang-ylang, patchouli, tangerine, lavender, and sandalwood.

Hugo & Nate Confections Artisan French Caramels (4 pieces)
This little sampler bag contained four Fleur de Sel flavoured caramels. They were absolutely delicious. Hugo & Nate is based in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario.

Hidden Gems by Raquel Maple Leaf Necklace
This jewellery designer is based in Milton, Ontario. Her Etsy shop is currently on break so I can't get a value for this unique Canadian-inspired piece.

Here is a close up of the little maple leaf with red and white beads.

Canadian Mint Anniversary Edition Quarter
This little item was included as a bonus for Canada 150. It's one of the general circulation quarters to celebrate our country's milestone.

Andrea Hill Canada Map Watercolour Print (5x7, $5.40)
Andrea Hill is based in Kingston, Ontario. She creates gorgeous watercolour art prints and cards. This is a giclée print on acid-free, archival textured watercolour paper. It features an original watercolour painting of a map of Canada done in rainbow colours.

The Debut July Box from Canadian Originals includes seven products. I couldn't get values for every item, but I'm pretty sure these products are worth much more than the monthly box cost. The Canada 150 theme is perfectly timed and the curation was very well done. The Canada-themed items are unique without being cliche souvenir type items. I'm very impressed with Canadian Originals debut box!

This box begins shipping the first week of July. There are still spots available! As a bonus, sign up for Canadian Originals' newsletter before July 1st and receive promo code for 10% off your first box.

Click here to check out Canadian Originals.

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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