Krista the Explorer
Canadian Based Subscription Boxes You Need To Try
Updated: Dec 31, 2022
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Subscription boxes have been picking up steam over the past few years. Today you can get everything from global snacks to wellness items, homemade goods, and clothing delivered right to your door on a monthly basis. Subscription boxes often make a great gift for people who love to travel, but sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself to something too. And what better way to treat yourself than to choose one of the many monthly subscription boxes in Canada that also help to support local businesses?
Over the years, Canada has seriously upped its game when it comes to subscription boxes, and Canadians can now enjoy the thrill of opening a package from different parts of the country, without having to do anything other than subscribing online. International subscription boxes are great, but there’s nothing quite like supporting small Canadian businesses. Here’s a look at the best Canadian based subscription boxes in 2022 that ship across the country, as well as (sometimes) to the US. You can thank me later!
If you’ve always dreamed of going on a Canadian road trip but don’t have the time yet, Acre75 Gathered will bring the ultimate road trip right to your doorstep. Rather than focus on big cities that many people have probably already visited, Acre75 puts a spotlight on small towns across the country. Each seasonal subscription box will include no less than six handmade items from different small businesses, so you can pretend that you’re on your very own coast-to-coast road trip. The box also has an information sheet which outlines where each product is from, as well as some fun facts about the locations. The 2022 summer box from Acre75 was filled with unique summer themed items such as Pina Colada pancake mix, tropical kiwi chips, and a coconut lime candle. This Canadian subscription box is the perfect way to support small businesses and at the same time get to know more about different areas of Canada.
Acre75 Gathered is based in a small town in southwestern Ontario, and currently only ships within Canada (sorry, everyone else). You have the option to subscribe seasonally, where the boxes are shipped four times a year, or you can try a one-time box. Either way, the price is $97.95 CAD per box, and shipping is included in the price. Acre75 Gathered will definitely get you wanting to plan your own small town Canadian road trip in the near future - and why not?
Let's Go Eco
Let’s Go Eco is a quarterly Canadian subscription box delivering unique sustainable products to your home every 3 months. Each box contains up to 10 low-waste products that are both eco-conscious and sourced from small sustainable businesses, across Canada and sometimes globally as well. These products range from fashion to beauty, wellness, health, and home, and I guarantee you probably haven’t come across them before, making this box so much fun to open!
What I love about Let’s Go Eco’s 2022 summer box is that all of the items can easily be taken on your travels. Everything from the copper mugs to the bug spray, sunscreen, and sunhat can be packed away without taking up much room in your bag. By subscribing to Let’s Go Eco, you’re not only helping to support small businesses, but you’ll also be introduced to products that will help you live a more waste-free lifestyle. These boxes sell out fast, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Let’s go Eco offers one-time boxes that cost $99.99 CAD, or you can subscribe and save 10%, with each box costing $89.99 CAD every 3 months. They’re based in Toronto, and currently ship to Canada and the US ($10.00 CAD to Canada, $20.00 CAD to the US). And in case you’re still on the fence about Let’s Go Eco, you can save an additional 10% on your first subscription box (excluding one-time boxes) using the code KRISTA10. It’s time to start living that eco-friendly lifestyle, and Let’s Go Eco is a great way to start.
Who can say no to snacks? Not me - especially when they’re snacks from around the world! Snacks Monthly is helping Canadians to get their snack on by offering their delicious Around the World Snack Box to subscribers. You'll receive high-quality snacks to your door on a monthly basis, and no two boxes are the same, so it’s a great way to eat your way around the world and learn more about new countries. This month their box included a great selection of chips, chocolates, cookies, and even liquorice from places like South Africa, Australia, Jamaica, Israel, and Scotland (just to name a few). Most of the places featured in the box I haven’t travelled to yet, so it was a fun experience trying out some of their popular snacks. Snacks Monthly’s Around the World Snack Box is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face each month, and is the perfect subscription box for foodies.
Snacks Monthly is based in Canada, and only offers shipping within Canada - but that may change soon so keep your eyes peeled! The Around the World Snack Box costs $29.99 CAD per month and your box will be shipped within 24 hours. Shipping costs are generated at checkout once your address is submitted. If this sounds like the perfect snack subscription box for you, you can get 15% off your subscription each month by using the code AroundTheWorld15% - Happy snacking!
Panty By Post
Luxury lingerie sent straight to your door? Yes, please! Panty By Post is one of the best Canadian subscription boxes for her in today’s market. Subscribers can choose what style of panties they prefer, and each month a new design and colour will be mailed out. They curate only the best luxury lingerie brands that they know will put a big smile on your face. Each panty comes in a beautifully designed box, and is wrapped in a silk paper, but you can always ask for a plain white box if you prefer.
You can choose between their basic, signature, and premium lines. If you want to splurge, you can even opt for a bra and panty matching set or their cheeky Naughty But Nice range. There are plenty of great options available, and you can pick what style you want, such as boy shorts, hipster, bikini, and many more! They only ship the best made panties, so there's no need to worry about them getting worn out quickly. Panty by Post helps to support women of all ages and the environment too, so you can feel good signing up to this lingerie subscription box.
As one of the leading Canadian based subscription boxes, Panty By Post offers free shipping across Canada and the US, and can ship internationally for an additional $8.00 USD so no one misses out. The prices for this monthly subscription box vary based on the line that you choose, so it can cost anywhere from $18.00 to $48.00 CAD per month. Panty by Post is the ideal Canadian subscription box if you’re the type of person who never has time to shop for lingerie. It also makes a great gift for a friend or partner. Don’t miss out on what many are calling their favourite lingerie subscription service. Use the code kristatheexplorer30 for 30% off your order!
Looking for the best meat subscription box in Canada? Let me introduce you to truLOCAL. Each month you can expect only the highest quality local meats brought straight to your door - and there is a lot of food in the box! Whether you’re eating for one or cooking for the family, there are plenty of options in their monthly subscription box to help elevate your meals to the next level. truLOCAL isn’t just a convenient way to get your meats delivered. It’s a way to connect you to the source of your food, and with more and more people looking to support local businesses, truLOCAL have added a variety of new local producers to their supply chain.
They give you the option to fully customize your box, meaning you only receive meats and fish that you really want, so nothing goes to waste. My box was filled with fresh salmon, different types of sausages, bacon, chicken, sirloin steaks, and tasty lamb and beef burgers - just to name a few! If you have a campervan or RV with a freezer inside, you can easily take all of this local meat on the road with you as you enjoy all that Canada has to offer.
truLOCAL is a Canadian based subscription box service operating out of Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. They ship nationwide from Ontario to most postcodes, which you can double check on their website, and shipping is free. Their monthly meat subscription boxes start at $139.00 CAD for the starter box, and go up to $259.00 CAD for a family sized box so it’s completely up to you how much meat you want to receive. truLOCAL is one of the best food subscription boxes in Canada that helps to support local farmers and bring farm-to-table food right to your doorstep.
The Good Lane
It feels good to shop eco-friendly and ethically, which is why The Good Lane has created their fantastic subscription box. Their curated seasonal boxes feature brands that are helping to make the world a little better, and 5% of every purchase is donated to a Canadian charity. Each box will include 5-8 ethically made products, ranging from home goods to everyday items that you can swap out for eco-friendly alternatives. Their Summer 2022 Box features a total of 6 unique items from small businesses, which are all cruelty-free as well. Inside was a beautiful Turkish towel from Chile, a sun lip balm, plastic-free hair ties, a bamboo + hemp beauty cloth, a watercolour print by a Canadian artist, and a very handy collapsible water bottle from the US. Since all of these products are small in size, they’re perfect for travelling with - especially the handy water bottle! The Good Lane is definitely one of the best subscription boxes in Canada for eco-conscious buyers.
The Good Lane is a seasonal subscription box, meaning you’ll receive four boxes per year if you sign up to their subscription services. The boxes cost $94.95 CAD quarterly, or for a one-time purchase you can grab one of their eco subscription boxes for $110.00 CAD, plus $10.00 CAD for shipping. If you happen to reside in the USA, The Good Lane now ships across the border too (shipping is $20.00 CAD)! You can get 10% off your first subscription purchase by using the code KRISTATHEEXPLORER at checkout as well. This is one purchase that will instantly make you feel good, since you’re supporting small businesses and giving back to charity at the same time.
Klondike Kettle Corn
Canadian food subscription boxes don’t come much more unique than Klondike Kettle Corn. Their ready-to-eat popcorn is made in small batches with fresh ingredients, and is based in the Yukon. It has quickly taken over as one of the territory’s favourite snacks - and it’s soon to be your favourite snack too! This family-run business was started by a mom who loves the outdoors and is a bit of a foodie, and she’s come up with some great new flavours of popcorn you won’t have tried before. Klondike Kettle Corn offers all of the classic flavours of popcorn that you’ve come to love, such as sweet & salty, movie night, and Buffalo blue cheese. But you can expect some delicious seasonal flavours as well, so make sure you check those out before ordering. If you’ve never been to the Yukon before, subscribing to Klondike Kettle Corn is the perfect way to get a taste of the Yukon delivered right to your door, and is great for events, nibbling on at home, or even to take on an outdoor adventure!
Klondike Kettle Corn is based in the Yukon, and only ships within Canada - sorry everyone else! Their subscription services start at $37.80 CAD per month for a one year or continuous subscription with their essential flavours box. The prices increase slightly for a 3 or 1 month subscription, or you can select your own flavours from their shop if you don’t want to subscribe (but why wouldn’t you?). There’s also the option of subscribing to their seasonal flavours subscription box, which starts as low as $39.60 CAD per month. If you’re located within Whitehorse then you can pick-up your popcorn in person, but for all other locations there is a flat shipping rate of $12.25 CAD. Once you taste this incredible popcorn you’ll never look at grocery store popcorn the same way!
Live Love Local
Live Love Local is one Canadian subscription box that you won’t want to miss out on, especially if you love discovering unique small businesses and supporting locals. The idea behind this subscription box is to bring that feeling of small town charm right to your doorstep, because who doesn’t like to hop between shops? This is a seasonal subscription box that includes 6-8 unique and useful high-quality lifestyle products, and most of the items are kept as a surprise so it’s even more fun to open when it arrives. They like to mix up the scents and colours too, meaning there’s always a nice variety inside the box. I won’t spoil their summer box too much, but it included products such as Eucalyptus Shower Steams, a small succulent, a scrunchie, and a bouquet fire starter (which is too pretty to set on fire in my opinion). There are some great hidden gems in this box, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised when it arrives!
Live Love Local grew out of the small rural town of Grafton, ON and continues to support small businesses across Canada, run by locals. A single purchase subscription box currently costs $90.00 CAD plus $15.00 CAD shipping if you’re outside of Northumberland County. Or you can opt for their seasonal subscription services which cost $85.00 CAD every 3 months and includes a surprise gift. Live Love Local makes it easier than ever to find and support local businesses, so I’m sure you’ll be signing up for their seasonal Canadian subscription boxes in no time.
Apple & Iris
Sometimes it’s good to invest in yourself, which is why Apple & Iris Boutique are here to help all the hard working moms and women feel a little more beautiful on a daily basis. They offer a seasonal subscription box, The Boutique Box, which is filled with products for the home, life, and of course yourself. Each box will also feature one small Canadian business! When you first subscribe to Apple & Iris Boutique you’ll receive their Starter Box which is packed with stunning basic items that are usable all year round, many of which are perfect for travelling with, like the tote bag and wristlet wallet.
Half the fun is opening the box, so I won’t spoil everything, but my starter box included two items of clothing (a t-shirt and cardigan), a handy hair clip set, an organic lip balm and facial cleansing grains from an Ontario-based business, a gold snake chain necklace, and a beautiful pair of earrings, on top of what I mentioned above. The boxes are aimed at being a surprise each season, but you’re sure to get a mixture of lifestyle and beauty products so you really can’t go wrong with this amazing Canadian subscription box!
Apple & Iris Boutique is based out of Edmonton, Alberta and currently only ships within Canada, with free shipping offered on orders over $50.00 CAD. Each seasonal box will have over $200.00 CAD worth of goodies inside it, and many items are exclusive to their subscribers. They do have an online shop though, so make sure you check that out too. The Boutique Box is $105.00 CAD and is billed every 3 months, when your seasonal box ships out. Can’t wait to get started? Don’t forget to use the code STARTER20 for 20% off your first box!
If you’re travelling a lot or have a busy schedule, it can be difficult to make sure your body is getting the right nutrients and vitamins. VTMN Packs helps to simplify this by providing people with personalized packs of daily vitamins from premium brands across the country. The packs come in two different boxes, for morning and evening, and all you need to do is tear the pack off of the strip and take your vitamins for the day! I find them really handy to pack and take on the go. If you don’t know which vitamins you need, VTMN Packs offer a free online health assessment questionnaire that will let you know which vitamins are recommended for you. If you already know which vitamins you need though, you can simply add them to the cart and you’re good to go. VTMN Packs is Canada’s first monthly vitamin subscription service and is helping to make Canadian’s lives a little more convenient.
VTMN Packs is a Canadian owned and female founded subscription box service based in Toronto, who curate each box from trusted brands. They currently only ship across Canada and offer free shipping for orders over $75.00 CAD. The price for the monthly VTMN Packs varies based on what vitamins are chosen, and is priced per pill at checkout. I’m personally very pleased with my order and can’t wait to take them on my next trip since I always forget to pack vitamins! If you’re interested in trying out VTMN Packs for yourself, you can use the code KRISTA20 for 20% off your first order. There’s no better way to simplify your daily vitamins.
Hopefully you’ve found something you like in my list of the top Canadian based subscription boxes. There are a lot of fantastic subscription boxes in Canada to choose from, and many help to support small businesses or promote local travel which is great in the current world we’re living in. Whether you’re travelling around Canada or are home for a few months before jetting off abroad again, there’s definitely something to suit everyone and you never know what unique items you’re going to get in your subscription boxes next!
Do you have a favourite Canadian subscription box service that you’d like to recommend? Please let me know in the comments as I’m always open to new suggestions! Don't forget to check out my best subscription boxes for adults and sustainable gifts for travel lovers blog posts too. You can also follow me on Instagram to keep up to date with my travels and for more tips on travel related products.