VanCity Box Review May 2017
VanCity Box is a Canadian lifestyle subscription box that sends their subscribers a box filled with fresh new finds from around Vancouver city. A craft fair and a farmer’s market in a box! They kindly sent us this box for review.
I feel like this box excites me, and that’s not just because they filled the last one I reviewed with jam! Sarah mentioned last month that this is a box that is continually striving to find its stride. I really like the type of items that come in this box; though random there is a feel of receiving a birthday present upon opening it. You never really know what you’re getting, but you know it’s going to be fun to peek through and play with.
At first glance I really like this month’s VanCity Box. All these items are items I would pick up and look at at a farmers market or say in Granville Island Street Market.
Mother’s Day Greeting Card
Oh my goodness! A few boxes have been providing items for Mother’s Day, but I think this is my favourite card I’ve seen yet. It’s just so darn cute! I also love the pun and drawing. This is right up my alley.
This is exactly the kind of item I would expect to see at a Vancouver street market. These wooden magnets are a perfect representation of north shore art. They are small, simple, yet beautifully crafted. This is the perfect gift topper in my opinion.
Nature’s My Friend Enamel Pin
Ummm. Cutest. I would 100% have picked this out for a number of my friends as part of a birthday present or just even a small gift to tuck into an envelope. I love the quote, something I say all the time.
SeaLuxe Handmade Soap
Ah! I alway love a good homemade hand soap. This one has such a rustic scent to it as well.
Pinch Vanilla + Mint Candle
I’m not actually a big candle person, but this one smells so good! I just can’t stop sniffing it. I find most candles to be really overpowering and can’t stay in stores that sell excessive bath products for too long, as I feel like I’m reacting to all the scents. This candle, however, is really delicate in its scent, which I really love. I think it might be the combination of the mint with vanilla. Love mint.
Vancity Box May 2017 – Final Thoughts
Ok, so I may have been a little more excited about the jam that was provided in the March box. Can someone please start just a jam subscription? I’m all over that. I did really like this box and am loving all the items. They are all items I would keep or choose as gifts for friends. I do feel like there is definitely a west coast vibe to the items, which makes it feel all the more special. I think if their trends fall more along with April’s and May’s boxes this box could slowly creep up the list as a favourite of AYOB! Keep up the great work VanCity Box. We like what we see!