There’s nothing nicer than receiving unexpected mail, especially when it’s a curated gift box or a special subscription made just for the holidays. We’ve gathered the best Canadian boxes for you to give to your favourite people this festive season. —Amanda Nunes
Plant parents will adore the Piante plant box subscription ($49). Each box has three new plant friends and three pots, along with a selection of plant goodies like cool containers.
Give the best that Canada has to offer with the Gift Refinery ($99), a curated subscription box with Canadian-made products like candles, skin care, cosy throws and more.
Monthly pampering is guaranteed with the SELVmade subscription box ($65) filled with bath and shower products that are Canadian, all vegan, and cruelty-free.
The foodie in your life will love the Simons Wild Flavours gourmet box. ($110) The collection features tasty Canadian gourmet treats including sea salt from Newfoundland, wild mushrooms from B.C. and so much more.
Get ready for a mystery adventure with Guess Where Trips ($72). Avid travellers can choose a surprise road trip in eight different Canadian cities. The distance and theme are up to them!
Winding down after a long day with a cup of tea is easy with the DavidsTea Tasting Club subscription box ($140). Tea lovers can choose between special DavidsTea blends, organic teas and more. No matter what option they choose, they’ll get a special box of delicious curated teas four times a year.
Looking for a box that gifts back? The Heart-Mind Box presented by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education is a new quarterly subscription (or single purchase) box that contains unique items with stories from around the world, curated to nurture heart-mind well-being through connection and creativity. The items in each box are curated using the same five positive human qualities that form the core tenets of the work of the Center: Being Secure & Calm, Alert & Engaged, Solving Problems Peacefully, Getting Along with Others and being Compassionate & Kind. Limited-edition items include hand-crafted mala bracelets from Nepal made specifically for the Heart-Mind Box, and packaged inside a hand-crafted Lokta paper box that allows the recipient to keep one bracelet and gift the other. Another unique feature of the Heart-Mind Box? It is gender-neutral.