Support Local! These Subscription Boxes Based in Alberta Make Great Gifts
Nothing beats the thrill of getting mail – especially when it has something special inside! Hence the popularity of subscription boxes. With so many options for subscription boxes based in Alberta to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one to pick. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite food, drink, activity, and clothing boxes curated by companies right here in Alberta to help you find the perfect box for any (or every) every member of the family!
Food Subscription Boxes Based in Alberta
Nutrimeals | nutrimeals.ca
Nutrimeals is a meal prep company located in Calgary that supplies meals across Western Canada. Each dish is high in quality and nutrition and fully cooked and ready to eat. Take your pick of a variety of subscription boxes including lunch and dinner, gluten free lunch and dinner, dairy free lunch and dinner, breakfast and dinner and more. There is also a custom meal plan option, which includes a consultation with a nutritionist who will gather information about your life, overall health and fitness, energy, and preferences to come up with a personalized weekly meal plan just for you.
Lunch Love | lunchlove.ca
I’ve gotta be honest – making lunches is one of the weeknight chores I could really do without. Trying to choose a variety of healthy snacks and meals that my kids will actually eat can be challenging when my brain is fried – and that’s where Lunch Love comes in! Choose from healthy treats, simple lunches, power breakfasts, and on the go dinners that have healthy, organic ingredients that are often locally sourced. Head to their site to make a one-time purchase, or subscribe to your favourite meals. Share your e-mail address to get 20% off your first order! Pickups can be scheduled Sundays between 4-7 pm at First Alliance Church (12345 40 Street SE) and deliveries within Calgary can be scheduled for Mondays between 9 am and 6 pm.
Inspired Go | inspiredgo.ca
I’ve never met a salad I didn’t like, but Inspired Go has salads you will love. Like, salads you’ll dream about until you get to eat them again. Visit their website to choose the meals of your choice (they also have bowls, snacks, and breakfast options), and order. Delivery is available to Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane, Okotoks, Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park. You really can’t go wrong, but the Superfood, Asian Crunch, and CHAR Caesar Salad are in my regular rotation. Be sure to check out the cutoff windows for orders to make sure you’re set up for the days you need, and prepare to become addicted! Although this isn’t a subscription box per-se, you’ll probably be ordering again and again!
La Mano Pasta Club | pastalamano.com
Did somebody say pasta club? You heard it here first, folks – La Mano has created a pasta club that delivers a new fresh pasta dish from a different local chef straight to your door for residents of Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, and Edmonton for $36. If you want to save $6, you can also pick up your hand-crafted pasta instead. Each pasta serves 2 people.
Made By Marcus | madebymarcus.ca
Ice cream delivered to your door? Count us in! Sign up for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription and receive all 4 seasonal pints before they’re even available in store. 3 month subscriptions come with a 10% discount off of in-store pint prices, and 6 and 12 month subscriptions are 15% off. In addition to your ice cream, you’ll also get a little surprise with each box (think swag, toppings, etc.). Delivery is available to residents of Calgary, Airdrie, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, and St. Albert.
Drink Subscription Boxes based in Alberta
Wine Collective | winecollective.ca
A subscription box for chardonnay lovers? Wine not? Wine Collective is a wine subscription box available to folks all across Alberta and beyond. Each box includes a curated selection of wine from around the world, complete with a tasting guide with information to get you acquainted with your latest bottles. Choose from 2, 4 or 6 bottle monthly subscriptions for $59.99, $99.99 and $139.99, respectively. There’s also an elevated subscription option which includes 3 premium bottles for $124.99. Pause or cancel your subscription any time!
Phil & Sebastian’s Coffee | philsebastian.com
Any java lover will agree that the best subscription box looks like coffee, smells like coffee, and tastes like coffee – and Phil & Sebastian’s delivers (literally). Order for yourself or someone else, select your type of coffee (filter, espresso, or both, including decaf) select your flavour profile (fruity, chocolatey, or roaster’s choice) choose your frequency and how many bags of coffee you’d like in each order and you’re all set! Shipping is free across Canada. Happy brewing!
Clothing and Accessories Subscription Boxes Based in Alberta
Apple and Iris Boutique | appleandiris.com
Apple and Iris Boutique was founded by an Alberta mom and teacher who wanted to remind fellow moms that they’re worth investing in. Whether you’d like to visit her shop to choose your own tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories, or love the fun of a subscription box surprise, there are plenty of great pieces just waiting to make their way into your closet. The Boutique Box is a seasonal subscription box that comes every three months (March, June, September, and December) and includes over $200 in products including items like 1-2 clothing pieces, gorgeous accessories, beauty products, hair accessories, home decor, and more. Boxes are just $105 and ship free across Canada.
FrockBox | frockbox.ca
Has your closet hit a bit of a work-from-home slump? If you’re looking to freshen things up but don’t have the time or energy to browse in-store, let the clothing racks come to you! Frock Box has three box themes to choose from with their Shoe Box, Gold Box, and Favourites Box. The Shoe Box comes with (you guessed it!) shoes. The Gold Box includes a complete outfit, and the Favourites Box contains 5 fantastic wardrobe pieces. Each box is curated by a stylist who examines your style profile and Pinterest boards to pick the perfect pieces to suit your body shape and personal style. When the box arrives, you decide to love it or leave it. For Favourites subscriptions, you pay for the items you decide to keep. Shipping is available across Canada.
Activity Subscription Boxes Based in Alberta
DiscoverE | engineering.ualberta.ca
DiscoverE is a student-delivered initiative of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering. Their mission is to have children and youth recognize the value and importance of engineering, science, and technology in today’s world, and engages them through fun, meaningful, and accessible science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs and activities. If you’ve got a budding engineer in the family, you’ve gotta check out their engineering activity boxes with themes like mechanical engineering, robotics, engineering in space, and electrical engineering. My kids’ favourite activity was definitely the Astronaut Glovebox! Boxes are shipped via UPS or Canada Post for a fee.
Pinnovate | deliverydiy.com
For all the art enthusiasts and crafty creators in your family, Pinnovate has DIY subscription boxes based in Alberta to turn your home into an art studio! Starting at $120 per month, choose from a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, and get ready to get creative! Each box comes with a surprise DIY project that’ll give you hours of art-infused enjoyment. The Jr. Pinnovator boxes are suited to kiddos between 4 and 8, while the All Ages box is great for anyone over the age of 8 (even grownups!) If you’d rather start with one project to decide if DIY is for you, Pinnovate also has a ton of great individual projects to choose from to get your creative juices flowing.
Wild Beans Play | wildbeansplay.ca
Book lovers will go crazy for these adorable story kits from Wild Beans Play. Each kit includes a high quality children’s book chosen for its great storyline, inspirational illustrations, meaningful messages, and learning opportunities. Along with the book comes with an art, craft, or sensory activity perfect for young kiddos aged 3-8. Shira, one of the founders, is an educator passionate about literacy, so each kit also includes guided literacy concepts, reflection questions, and suggestions for how to use the included materials. Kits can be shipped or picked up locally in Calgary!
The Wild | Life Outdoor Adventures | jointhewildlife.ca
If you’re looking for more ways to encourage your kids aged 6-12 to get outside and play, The Wild | Life may be just what you’re looking for! Each box contains essential outdoor gear, activities, games, outdoor crafts, and a merit pin to start your fresh-air adventures. Each themed kit brings new opportunities and activities to encourage exploration in the great outdoors. Kits can be delivered monthly, or for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. and are shipped across Canada.
Do you have a favourite subscription box service? Are you planning to check out any of the boxes from our list? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!