Chatelaine has a great article in the latest issue about the importance of self-care, including several smart and do-able ways to show yourself some love on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. I’m going to make another suggestion for the monthly column: treating yourself to a health-based subscription box that’ll introduce you to all kinds of better-for-you food, beauty and lifestyle products, many of them Canadian, and delivered right to your door. Montreal’s Little Life Box is just that. The company sent me their classic box to try.
The classic gift box is one of three single-box gift options, with a mix of 8 to 12 gluten-free, organic, non-GMO, vegan, preservative-free, eco-friendly and/or fair trade items (some full size, some sample size) from big brands and local artisans. Original and vegan classic boxes are available, both for $25 + $8 shipping and a minimum value of $40. There’s also a deluxe box (12 to 15 items) and a Man box (8 to 12 items), and of course monthly, three-month and one-year subscriptions.
My box was carefully packed and filled to the brim, with everything in perfect condition.
Top row, left to right: Beekeeper’s Naturals throat relief spray, Crunchy Rob’s Brazilian coconut popcorn; Fourmi Bionique gourmet mélange dried fruits and nuts (Beatitude); Three Farmers roasted chickpeas (maple frosted). Bottom row, left to right: M’Nonga D’Amour bath bomb (rose); Seabuckthorn Soothing Salves (sunburn); Simply Protein bars (lemon coconut); Luna caramel walnut brownie nutritional supplement; Pur mints (polar mint); Four O’Clock jasmine green tea.
I already love Simply Protein and Luna bars so I was glad to see those, along with the coconut popcorn (I’m on a huge coconut kick!), the trail mix and the sunburn salve, since we don’t have anything like it in the house and it’ll come in handy this summer. (I may even rub some on my daughter’s shoulders tonight — she’s a little pink there from a pool party today.) Seven of the 10 products are Canadian-made, and I like that too.
I opened up all of the food this afternoon so we could try it. The Luna bar (that’s half a bar) was a big hit, along with the popcorn, the Simply Protein bars, the minty-fresh mints (well with me, anyway) and the fruit and nut mix. We didn’t care for the roasted chickpeas but they won’t go to waste — the zip-top bag will keep them nice and fresh for willing visitors. And I don’t like green tea but I have a girlfriend who does, so it’ll find a good home.
I feel like the throat relief would be better in a winter box since that’s when we tend to get sore throats but who knows — there’s the odd summer flu so I won’t tuck it away. And the bath bomb smells lovely. I’m going to save that for a good soak.
I like the variety of products in this Little Life Box (heavy on the food, just the way I like it!) and can think of several people who would love to receive one as a gift. What do you think? Would you gift one to someone, or perhaps to yourself?
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The giveaway is open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec) and ends at midnight EST on July 10, 2016.
Update July 12, 2016: Congratulations Daniela P!
Little Life Box sent me the classic gift box to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.