Thinking Outside the Box

By: Sophie O'Reilly

Subscription boxes are one gift that keeps on giving. Whether for a family member, a friend or as a "treat yourself" type gift, subscription boxes are a unique way to give (or receive) niche products on a recurring basis. There are subscription boxes for everything and everyone. Here we explore 5 affordable boxes that ship to Canada!


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What’s inside: Fabfitfun subscription boxes are very popular and include 8-10 of the best products in beauty, fitness, health and wellness, home and much more. When ordering the subscription box for each season you can either choose to keep the contents a surprise or customize it with your own choices and add-ons.

Price: Approximately $65.00 (CAD) + shipping (approximately $10.00 CAD). The prices of the products in the box equal to about $260.00 CAD in value.

Baker’s Krate

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What's inside: Baker’s Krate subscription boxes offer a wide variety of delicious hand-crafted Canadian desserts based locally out of Guelph, Ontario. The boxes can be delivered to you or your loved ones each month all across Canada. The desserts are all-natural and local, made with care and handcrafted by Canadian artisan bakers.

Price: Starting from $17.99 per month + shipping $9.99 per box across Canada

Vegan Cuts

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What's inside: Vegan Cuts is an Ottawa-based subscription box service that offers the best in vegan snacks, beauty products, and make-up. If you choose the snack box, you'll receive about 10 vegan treats ranging from chips to cookies to soda every month at your doorstep. The beauty product box is another option which includes a monthly delivery of 4-7 new cosmetic or skincare items. The make-up box, which comes 4 times a year, is filled with 4 or more makeup products to match each season. You can't go wrong with either option!

Price: Starting from $18.50 per month (plus $9 shipping)

Sweet Oak

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What's inside: Sweet Oak monthly subscription boxes provide you with natural Canadian products including the best of self-care, beauty, drinks and snacks. All of the products are made in Canada using natural ingredients so you’ll be supporting small Canadian businesses as well as enjoying the products for yourself. Each box contains about 4-5 amazing products!

Price: Starting from $30.00 CAD/month

Feeling Fab

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What's inside: Feeling Fab offers amazing products in self-care such as yoga and beauty products. Each box comes with about 5-7 items valued at over $60. Feeling Fab promotes mental, spiritual and physical health. All of the products that will be sent to you are vegan, non-toxic and ethical.

Price: Starting from $28.99 per month