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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Because we love a special edition: The Hello Summer Hygge in a Box πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

I used to think hygge was just for fall and winter but when I learned it’s more than being cozy but also being present, connecting to nature and loved ones, feeling at peace and enjoying simple pleasures (yes all of these things!) it was clear that hygge could be experienced any time of year. So what does summer hygge look like? Growing your own herbs and vegetables. Sharing stories around a campfire. Watching the sun set from your porch with a light blanket and an ice tea. Hygge Canada paired these ideas and others with a selection of hyggelig products in its Hello Summer Hygge in a Box and I’m happy happy to share it with you today. πŸ˜„ The box is one of several limited editions released throughout the year in addition to the seasonal (and generally larger) subscription boxes for spring, summer, winter and fall. Let’s look inside.

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Making lasting memories trying small, simple things: Inside the Kids Hygge Box from Hygge in a Box

I received the Kids Hygge Box in exchange for an honest review.

“And what is hygge in a few words? It’s homeyness, coziness, and togetherness. It is bonding with those you love and who make you feel safe. Snuggling on the couch under a blanket with your loved ones. Going berry picking and eating more berries than are going into the bucket. Playing games with friends and family well past your bedtime.” — Hygge in a Box

Well we’ve had a lot of togetherness over the past few months and it hasn’t all been hygge (😬😬), but now that summer is winding down and school is on the horizon I feel like we’ve been at each other less and enjoying each other more. Making lasting memories trying small, simple things in all of a few minutes or an afternoon — making beeswax candles, building our first birdhouse, playing tic-tac-toe. All of the makings were in our Kids Hygge Box from Hygge in a Box. The Canadian co. curates seasonal and stand-alone collections of hygge treasures, recipes and DIYs from Canadian makers available by subscription or single box. The Kids Hygge Boxes varied but here’s a look at ours. Continue reading Making lasting memories trying small, simple things: Inside the Kids Hygge Box from Hygge in a Box