Our Favourite Canadian-Made Pandemic-Friendly Holiday Gift Is Good For All Ages (Win!)

November 3, 2020

Either you remember it, or you still call it a staple in your wellness arsenal. Canadian-made, the authentic Magic Bag is a comforting, therapeutic classic that also happens to be one of our top gift-giving picks for the holidays!

Whether you wish to give those on your list some relief from so many months of uncertainty or help a loved one treat physical discomfort resulting from stress, an accident or an injury, look no further than this proven, easy-to-use solution! Original Magic Bag hot/cold compresses are proudly made in Canada and provide a natural, relaxing way to relieve pesky aches and pains. They’re super versatile, and can be used as a heating pad to relieve back pain or a cold compress to ward off inflammation, plus natural, safe, reusable and compostable after 100 uses, to boot!

Wonder what the “magic” inside each Magic Bag is? You may be surprised to discover it’s organic Canadian oat grains, sourced from farms across the country. Curious about the bag’s blue hue? Magic Bag designers chose this colour because it evokes a sense of serenity and peacefulness. According to the most recent Pantone seminar, blue is also the colour of stability! What better reason to adopt this colour during these uncertain times?

As if we needed more reason to put the Magic Bag at the top of our gift (and wish) list, both the classic and limited-edition Magic Bag compresses are made right here in Canada, so you can proudly support the local economy this holiday season. (Fun fact: the packaging is also designed and printed in Montreal.) Each model was designed with a specific body part in mind to ensure relief and comfort from stress, strains, neck pain, upper back and shoulder pain, menstrual pain and more. And, for the littles on your list, the Magic Bag line also includes Warmy—an adorable, comforting line of animal-shaped, rice-filled hypoallergenic compresses that provide therapeutic comfort, pain relief and improved well-being for kids three and up.

Magic Bag products are available online and at pharmacies across Canada (and visit the brand on Facebook, too). It’s a gift we’re secretly hoping we receive, too! —Vita Daily

Win! A Magic Bag Prize Pack!

We have a winner! Congratulations Robin C. of Port Coquitlam, B.C., who will receive a Magic Bag prize pack including an original Magic Bag and two Warmy compresses!


  1. Nikki L

    November 4th, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Good music and candles

  2. Margaret H

    November 4th, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    tea and a warm bath

  3. Jennifer Bradley

    November 4th, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Having a hot bath. @niferbrad

  4. Bonnie C

    November 4th, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    A blanket and a good book with a cup of hot chocolate

  5. Nicole F

    November 4th, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    A nice cup of coffee and a cookie at the end of the work day @nicoleroannef

  6. Kelsey

    November 4th, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Laying down watching tv.

  7. Janet M

    November 4th, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    I like to relax with yoga @asherares

  8. Stephanie LaPlante

    November 5th, 2020 at 1:01 am

    My top tip for relaxing is reading a book and sipping on something warm.


  9. Valerie Warmington

    November 5th, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Meditation moves me to a relaxed state.


  10. Chris Lowe

    November 5th, 2020 at 9:17 am

    A cup of hot tea 🍵

  11. Rose

    November 5th, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Spending time in a quiet room with calming music on

  12. Tabby72

    November 5th, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    I love to read a good book.


    November 10th, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Tea is always the answer @andreanne.bb_

  14. louise gilbert

    November 10th, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    I like to relax in a bubble bath

  15. Wendy Germaine

    November 10th, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    A good movie and a warm blanket

  16. l p

    November 10th, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    a quiet place and soft music. thanks

  17. K Peters

    November 10th, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    A warm bath and some nice music. @klp5ca

  18. Sue Kirkpatrick

    November 10th, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    A warm drink and a soft fuzzy blanket are comforts

  19. ANNA NGO

    November 10th, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Hot bath and candle @anga.nt

  20. Alana LeSueur

    November 10th, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Using my Breathe App on my Apple Watch…it will remind me up to 16 times a day, to stop and do the Breathing exercise. It is truly great. @diamondchick60

  21. weelkes

    November 11th, 2020 at 10:53 am


  22. Kcf Peters

    November 11th, 2020 at 10:56 am

    read a book I enjoy @kcfp5

  23. Kal

    November 11th, 2020 at 10:58 am

    a cup of tea and some nice music. thx

  24. CL Chin

    November 11th, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    mindful breathing and listening to calming music

  25. Harjit

    November 15th, 2020 at 9:53 am

    A big cup of tea if I’m really tired and going for a walk if I feel energized yet need to relax @plumerea

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