The Gift Refinery Spring 2022 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Hello hello! I have a few really wonderful boxes to share with you this week, all of them Canadian πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ which is interesting because I feel like it wasn’t so long ago that pickings were slim. Three or four years later it’s a whole different story, with several exceptional made-in-Canada boxes to choose from in virtually every category. Today’s box is one of the more luxurious offerings and a great value for the price, IMHO. It’s the Spring delivery from The Gift Refinery, a quarterly lifestyle subscription box that sends you a 7 to 10 luxe Canadian-made products from beauty to housewares and everything in between. I treated myself to this one and I’m so glad I did. Let’s take a look.

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Currently coveting

Photo: @ahousetomakeourhome

Yesterday I said finding an affordable house in this market is like looking for a grain of sugar in a salt shaker and then wouldn’t you know, something sweet came up last night. Well maybe “sweet” is a stretch. It’s a fixer-upper but it’s roomy and do-able for the price, but how much renovating do we want to be doing and do we need that much house? I hope we can get in to look at it in the next day or two. More news to come! In the meantime here’s some other things sweet things I’m eyeing.

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Artisanal candles monthly: Vellabox April 2022

Hi everybody! I hope you had a good weekend. My mom came up from Toronto and we had a really nice visit — tried a new dessert place, watched some of Jim Gaffigan’s stand-up on Netflix and scoped out a couple of houses coming up for sale. We do this cute thing where we dream we’ll be able to find something larger in the neighbourhood. And then they post the listing. 😩😩 You can’t buy a house bigger than this box for under a mill! 😩😩 But I digress. Let’s get to this box.Β Vellabox is a candle subscription that delivers artisanal, small-batch candles made with 100% soy or coconut wax, top-quality fragrance oils and lead-free cotton wicks. You get one each month (chosen with your favourite fragrances in mind) plus a surprise gift from a natural lifestyle brand.Β I’ve been reviewing Vellabox for a few months now but this is the first one my mom’s seen IRL and she thought it was delightful! Here’s a closer look.

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