2017 Holiday Box
This season's box is inspired by the holidays. It's the most wonderful time of the year; the time where we get together with family and friends, and celebrate new beginnings. Though the weather outside is getting chilly, the warmth of the holiday season is all around us.
Each item was carefully selected from partners who are not only talented, but also care about their community and the environment!
Special shout-out to the wildly talented, adventurous, and inspirational Stephanie Florentina for the beautiful Nova Scotia landscape and product photography on our website.
Joanne and Ron Schmidt turned their dreams into reality in 1994 when they founded Galloping Cows Fine Foods. They started out small, selling their delightful sauces and preserves around their home base in Nova Scotia, Canada. Years of hard work and dedication have transformed Galloping Cows from a small country market to the darling of fine foods retailers across the country. From their home kitchen nestled in the seaside town of Port Hood, in the Cape Breton Highlands, the Schmidts have perfected their unique and inspiring flavours. And true to their farming roots, they use only the freshest, ripest fruits. This Brandy Cranberry Marmalade is perfect with scones, toast or as a spread on a holiday charcuterie board.
Duckish is owned and operated by Carolyn Crewe and Josh Beitel, partners in life and in business. Their goal is to help you avoid weird stuff in your skin care products. While Duckish officially opened for business in October 2015, the story began two years earlier, when Carolyn's sister had a baby. As a first-time aunt, Carolyn started looking a little closer at commonly used baby products. Upon seeing the questionable ingredients in most diaper rash creams, she decided to make something better, something with natural ingredients that was both effective and affordable. After a ton of ingredient and safety research, and an equal amount of experimentation, the diaper rash stick was born. From there Duckish has grown into a line of lotions, bath salts, lip balms and other all natural skin care products. The mint bath salts and unscented lotion stick are perfect to sooth dry skin during the cold winter days.
For over 22 years 24 Carrots Bakery has been providing quality baked goods to many fine food establishments. They bake from scratch using simple, wholesome ingredients. Family owned and operated, 24 Carrots Bakery began as a small food court outlet in Spring Garden Place and has proudly grown into a well established full service bakery located at 3200 Kempt Rd. in Halifax’s revitalized North End.The 24 Carrots Bake Shop features a delicious selection of fine breads, cakes, and sweet things like this gingerbread man!
My HOME Apparel feels passionate about providing high quality apparel that you can wash and wear over and over again! 100% of their shirts are printed in Nova Scotia, and 75% of their products are made in Canada and then shipped all over the world from their store in Truro. In addition to being a wonderful local company, 5% of all profits are donated back to initiatives to end homelessness in Canada! Wear or give a Hug from HOME with this stylish and warm tartan blanket scarf! Show your roots and wear them with pride in the most cozy way.Get the most out of your scarf, by using it as a blanket on a chair or sofa for an amazing East Coast accent!
Fundy Treasures was created from a love of the Bay of Fundy and its surrounding landscape. Owners Brian and Laura turned their love for rock hounding, tourism and their community into a thriving gift shop and guided tour business in Joggins, Nova Scotia. Having both grown up in small communities along the Bay of Fundy, the landscape of the Bay inspires their products and services. In addition to candles, Fundy Treasures has a line of hand painted buoys and paddles. Each brightly painted nautical wooden buoy is made from pine and genuine lobster rope.
Halifax Paper Hearts is a greeting card company that believes in fairy tales & snail mail... and they believe in cultivating closeness through the written expression of love, celebration, encouragement & grace. Brighten someone's day with a sweet & thoughtful note of Christmas cheer! 'Tis the season to bring comfort & light, (and to make someones day merry & bright of course)
Cedardog Custom - Birch Light Holder with LED Light (Canadian Shipments only)
From time to time we get the creative spark and have ideas to make cool things! This birch light holder is made especially for Nova Box by a local wood craftsman, who specializes in beautiful furniture pieces. Collected from the woods around Halifax, each piece is totally unique and maintains it's natural beauty. Paired with an LED tea light, enjoy the warm glow of this beautiful piece on your table or mantle during the winter season.
TNT Candles- Peppermint Tea Lights (for International Shipments only)
TNT Candles is committed to making candles that are simple and pure; made with GMO-free soy wax and scented with 100% essential oils. Their subtle scent quality allows them to be used by customers who are overwhelmed by traditionally fragranced candles. In addition to their full size 8 oz candles, TNT makes tea lights in all their popular scents. The peppermint tea light is a light a refreshing scent, perfect any time, but especially around the holiday season. Comes in a box of 6 tea lights.