2019 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!

Maud Lewis Coasters - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax)

With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada. Maud Lewis (1903-1970) had no formal training in the visual arts. Like many folk artists, she painted for the joy of adding color, light and fun to a poverty stricken rural existence. These are the 'animal' coasters, that comes in a set of 4.

 

Cherry, Pistachio and Dark Chocolate Holiday Bar - Peace by Chocolate (Antigonish)

For more than 20 years the Hadad family operated a successful chocolate factory, employing 30 people in Damascus, Syria. They shipped their specialty treats from Damascus all over the Middle East to countries like Yemen, Jordan and Lebanon. Like much of their homeland, the Hadhad chocolate factory was destroyed in a bombing that forced their family to leave everything behind and flee to Lebanon. For three years, Tareq Hadhad and his family lived in a refugee camp with little opportunity or hope. When their family was invited into Canada and became full Canadian citizens, their dream of rebuilding their lives and business came true. Since starting Peace by Chocolate at the beginning of 2016, they have been fortunate to share their passion for chocolate with new friends in their community of Antigonish, across Nova Scotia and now around the world. Contains nuts

 

Halifax Clock Tower Ornament - Halifax Paper Hearts (Halifax)

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. This cute Halifax clock tower ornament also comes with a keychain ring - so you can enjoy it all year long!

 

 

 Maritime Seafood Spice - Rub That Rubs (Bedford)

Chef Lori Ahrens noticed that her clients all experienced a similar dilemma: how to bring diversity of flavor into a meal without adding artificial flavors or fillers? With this in mind, she launched Rub That Rubs in 2015.Lori believes that you should know what is in your food and where it comes from; convenience shouldn't be bad for you. Rub That Rubs spice blends are gluten, soy, and dairy free and contain no added chemicals or oils. Their rubs are perfectly balanced to bring your meal from ordinary to extraordinary.

 

2020 Wine Calendar - Classy Cards (Windsor Junction)

Classy Cards is a small, one woman (plus help from her husband) shop located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Classy Cards started as a hobby with an online Etsy shop, and as orders increased it quickly turned into a full time job. Their products are shipped all around the world (to over 40+ countries), spreading joy through warm wishes and a tiny bit of inappropriate and sarcastic humour. Classy Cards simply say what everyone else is thinking.

 

Limited Edition Plum Chutney - Chef Jason Lynch (Grand Pre)

Jason is the chef at Le Caveau restaurant in Grand Pre which was named one of twenty world’s best winery restaurants by Wine Access magazine. At the forefront of the local food movement in the region, Jason sources roughly 80 percent of the restaurant’s ingredients locally. Jason is also Chef at the Black Spruce Restaurant in Gros Morne National Park, an author, host of a podcast, and creator of preserves and bitters.

 

Salted Butter Caramel Spread - Rousseau Chocolatier (Halifax)

With 15 years' experience, Rousseau uses only the finest quality chocolate and ingredients - locally and seasonally sourced as much as possible. Everything is made on site and production can be seen through the viewing bay window. Hand crafting delicious treats in the South End of Halifax, drop by their beautiful café and enjoy a latte and a selection of chocolates, French macaroons, caramel spreads, artisanal marshmallows and more!