The Best Of Handmade Canada ~ Giveaway ARV $70

Do you shop local, are you passionate about supporting Canadian owned and operated businesses?  Then you need to hear about Canadian Originals and the New Handmade in Canada Subscription Box.

What is Canadian Originals?  Canadian Originals is a family owned business based in Oakville, ON. They take pride in buying handmade goods, shopping at local markets and craft fairs, supporting small stores featuring Canadian artisans and makers. Realizing they were missing out on many fantastic products made by artisans outside of their immediate area, they decided to launch a subscription box, by sourcing goods from across the country.

What is this subscription box and what makes it different from others you may have heard of? Canadian Originals is a monthly subscription box featuring artisan products selected from the best Canada has to offer. Perfect as a gift, or to keep all to yourself, each months box aims to includes a variety of lifestyle items of interest to women, ranging from jewelry, home décor, natural bath and beauty items and stationery, to glass and ceramics, art and pretty accessories.

I received the July box to review.  Here’s what I found!  Wrapped up in festive paper and packed with care, the July Box is ready to help us Celebrate Canada’s 150th historic anniversary in style with the aptly named Canadian Originals debut box. It’s this companies very first subscription box and it’s a winner.  Inside I found several sweet surprises and exclusive designs.

Up first a lovely necklace with a little sparkle.  I’ll be wearing this necklace this weekend with pride!

A giclée art print perfect to either to frame or gift to someone special.

A beautiful home decor item (not shown), a celebration rainbow soap, a package of caramels by Hugo and Nate Confections, a limited release collectible from the Canadian Mint, and a deliciously scented beeswax candle.


What I loved:

*This is a Canadian company supporting Canadian businesses.

*The subscription box features artisan products selected from the best Canada has to offer.

*It’s a great way to spoil yourself or give to someone you love.  A perfect gift!

*You can choose subscriptions from one month through twelve

*Boxes are packed with care.

*Prices are in Canadian Dollars.

*Subsciptions can be ordered by 1 month, 3, 6 or 12 months.

*A truly unique subscription service that would make a great corporate gift, or teachers got too!

If you are addicted to pretty things, like to support your fellow Canadian, or are looking for a unique gift for someone special, look no further than Canadian Originals.  Their lovely boxes provide a little something for everyone on your list, and don’t forget to spoil yourself!

Want more information?  Please be sure to follow Canadian Originals on their website, TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

Insider Tip:  Visit the Canadian Originals website before July 1st and you will receive 10% off your subscription!

Even more exciting news?  One lucky reader of How To Survive Life In The Suburbs will WIN the exact limited edition subscription box shown above!  ARV $70.00.  Here’s how to enter: Comment below and answer this question; “What do you love most about the Canadian Originals Subscription Boxes?”  Hint:  Some of my ideas are above.

Then use the Rafflecopter form provided to earn those extra entries.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to Canadians only, excluding Quebec, and to all those who have reached the age of majority in their Province. Limit of one entry form per household.  Closes July 14, 2017

Disclosure: I was pleased to partner with Canadian Originals in order to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions reflected on this blog are my own.


  1. Laurie P says:

    100% Canadian! Love that!

  2. Kristy R says:

    Loving this box!! I really love the necklace! So Canadian. The caramels has my mouth watering!

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    I love that it’s all Canadian and homemade items!!

  4. Judy Cowan says:

    Love that it is all from Canadian Businesses, some really nice items!

  5. Marlene J says:

    I like it that all Canadians artist are creating unique items.

  6. I love that it introduces me to new Cdn products and companies that I didn’t know of about before!

  7. kathy downey says:

    What i love most about the Canadian Originals Subscription Boxes is everything is Canadian…i love Canada

  8. Melissa F says:

    I love that it showcases things made in Canada. Show our national pride!

  9. I love buying Canadian products so a box that is 100% Canadian is awesome!

  10. Lorraine says:

    I love buying Canadian products.

  11. KittyPride says:

    That if I like something included in the box, I will be able to purchase it in Canada.

  12. Rachael R says:

    Love the support for Canadian businesses ❤️🇨🇦

  13. i would love that i am receiving a box that has canadian made items only

  14. I love that they support Canadian business ventures.

  15. Love that it’s all Canadian items.

  16. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I love that the box is supporting Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs!

  17. Shirley P says:

    The box is Canadian and the items are all very nice

  18. Florence Cochrane says:

    I love the necklace and the rest of the items too.

  19. Rhonda W G. says:

    It’s Canadian!!! Love this and getting this box would be so much fun…

  20. Francine says:

    I love that they are unique Canadian products, not mass produced

  21. I really love learning about great new Canadian companies and trying out their products!

  22. Elaine G says:

    I like that it is all Canadian businesses.

  23. Janet M says:

    I like that it is all Canadian businesses and that you can join for various monthly periods.

  24. Christine w says:

    I like how it is a Canadian company supporting Canadian businesses.

  25. Lushka Smith says:

    I love that it supports Canadian artisans.

  26. Holly MacRitchie says:

    I love that it supports our local businesses!

  27. Love the Canadian variety 😄💙💕

  28. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love that its in Canadian prices offering great Canadian products

  29. Amanda Latreille says:

    Completely Canadian! Sow awesome!

  30. I’m a Canadian living in the US. There are so many things I miss about Canada. This would be amazing to receive.

  31. Shirley S says:

    I love that they support Canadian artisans!

  32. Maritess says:

    I love that it showcase the products of Canadian artisans.

  33. Angela Castle says:

    I love that all the products are from local Canadian businesses.

  34. Tara Betterley says:

    I like that it is Canadian products by Canadian businesses. I love that it encourages local shopping..

  35. I love that it’s Canadian – and so lovely!

  36. Leslie W-H says:

    I love that this is supporting so many different kinds of Canadian businesses and artisans.

  37. Kristi F says:

    I love that these boxes are coming from a Canadian company and supporting different Canadian businesses. And I don’t have to worry about dollar conversion!

  38. Julie bolduc says:

    I love that it’s Canadian

  39. I love that it’s Canadian.

  40. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I love that its homemade items and Canadian, what’s not to like about that

  41. Gillian Morgan says:

    I love that they are canadian.

  42. This looks like a great box. Glad to see all Canadian indie businesses in it. Also glad to run across your blog always looking for Canadians to follow. @p11971

  43. Kim Tanti says:

    I love that is is Canadian and I look forward to the soap. Thank You for the chance to win this great prize.

  44. Sunshine G says:

    Love a good caramel, and even more when it’s Canadian!

  45. Valerie says:

    I greatly admire that CANADIAN content….well done! 🙂

  46. I love that I would be supporting Canadian artisans/companies and that all of these items are Canadian-themed!

  47. Michelle W says:

    I love that it is Canadian made! Nice!

  48. Carla B says:

    I love the variety in this pack – and the fact that it’s Canadian!

  49. Love this Canadian box! It’s about time we got something like this! Kudos! So exciting!

  50. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like that they are all Canadian businesses .

  51. Melinda Jana says:

    i like that it showcases Canadian products and goods that we may not be aware of

  52. Andrea Amy says:

    I love that it is all Canadian!

  53. Charlene A. says:

    I love that this is a Canadian company supporting Canadian products AND that it’s in Canadian dollars!!

  54. LILLIAN M BROWN says:

    I like it that all Canadians artist are creating items that Canadians will enjoy

  55. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I most love that everything is handmade by awesome crafty Canadians .

  56. I love that the items are crafted by Canadians.

  57. Tina L. says:

    I like that it’s 100% Canadian

  58. KellyPC says:

    I love that it’s by independent Canadian artists!

  59. Jeannie Lam says:

    I love that it supports Canadian businesses and artists.

  60. Jessica eapen says:

    I love that it’s supporting Canadian businesses.

  61. nicolthepickle says:

    I love that it’s totally Canadian.

  62. I love that it’s Canadian!

  63. Gail Nelson says:

    It’s giving a lot of small business owners exposure.

  64. Sarah Smart says:

    I love how everything is made here in Canada ! So important to support local businesses

  65. I love that everything is from our amazing country!

  66. Meghan Dent says:

    I love that everything is Canadian made!

  67. Josie Tusa says:

    I love that everything is made by talented Canadians!

  68. Emily Schietzsch says:

    Love all the Canadian artisanal products.

  69. Carole D says:

    I love that it is 100% Canadian and love the content too! Thank you!

  70. heidi c. says:

    I am all about supporting Canadian products and companies!

  71. Terri O'Donnell says:

    All Canadian made! 🙂
    I cannot love this enough

  72. I love that they are unique items that I probably wouldn’t know about if not for the box.

  73. Jenness M says:

    I like that they feature Canadian made products and that you don’t have to commit for 12 months.

  74. Carol M says:

    Love that it’s Canadian and so unique!

  75. Julia H says:

    I like that they source Canadian products from across the entire country (instead of just one region). That’s really neat! Any other boxes I’ve heard of, I’m pretty sure they were just regional. This is a much better idea, and represents all of Canada, instead of just a part of it.

  76. Alison Braidwood says:

    I like that all of the items are hand-made, Canadian, and are quite unique.

  77. lori butler says:

    I think a canadian made box is fantastic 🙂

  78. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I love all the Canadian content – go CANADA!!!!

  79. Sherri Ford says:

    I love that it’s Canadian! Awesome!

  80. What a great idea! I love that all the products are Canadian. I’m sure this is making a BIG difference in the lives of the makers.

  81. Kelley Moore says:

    I love that it is 100 percent Canadian, I always try to buy and support our own

  82. Monique L.S. says:

    I like that it is a way to discover new (to me) Canadian businesses.

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