My Petite Box: A Calgary Subscription Box Review

My Petite Box: A Calgary Subscription Box Review

A Local Monthly Subscription Box

I’ve seen subscription boxes on Facebook over the last year or two but never really paid much mind to them. I’m picky, I hate surprises, and is it really worth the money or do you get the dollar store equivalent of products you’ll never use? I figured they can’t all be bad and I have a few friends who a box enthusiasts with nice products to show for it, so I thought I’d see what’s available right here in Calgary.

My curiosity was piqued when I came across My Petite Box, a local company that features only makers and businesses from Calgary and the surrounding areas! The contents of the box change every month and are a surprise until they land on your doorstep! But that’s not even the best part… IT’S TOTALLY AFFORDABLE!!

Check out their website!

My Petite Box – How It Works

For $35 a month, as a one time gift (treat yo’self) or monthly subscription , you receive a My Petite Box that contains 100% local products!. Simply head to their website, choose to get a gift or subscribe, and then wait for your monthly delivery of super awesome surprises and feel good knowing that you are supporting local!

I was pretty stoked on the concept so I asked the dynamic duo of Marianne and Mathilde, the creators of My Petite Box, if they could send me a box to review. I had to keep it a secret though because no one knows what’s in their box until it’s delivered. Thank you very much for letting us review My Petite Box! Even though this was sent to us for free for review purposes, our opinion is, as always, 100% genuine.

This month it was tea in the petite box!

My Pettite Box

It’s so cute

The box is exactly as they say, petite! It was super adorable and the packing was cute too. I’m a sucker for presentation! Immediately I could smell a London Fog latte and I got really excited because…..

My Pettite Box

What was inside

It’s tea from Tearrific! You may have seen Sam, the passion behind it all, in her Tea Wagon at local events, or at her new permanent home at Granary Road. Since 2013 Sam has been inviting Calgarians to fall in love with great tea as she creates gorgeous blends of tea that are all natural and free of the sweeteners and additives that can be found in commercial tea blends.

My Pettite Box

You can learn more about Sam and her tea here.

Included in the box were full sized bags of Lavender Earl Grey and Caramel Apple loose leaf teas, a container of biodegradable teabags, 3 sample packs of Farmer’s Market, Mulled Cider, and Strawberry Rhubarb blends, and a coupon for 15% off tea when you order from the Tearrific website.

My Pettite Box

yum

Mr and I both love tea and have a lot of tea pots and tea balls and fun little types of tea so this box was well loved by us both! I immediately tried to figure out how to make a London Fog for myself (note to self, get a milk frother thingy) and Mini laid claim to the Caramel Apple blend immediately. She was right to as it was perfect for being on holiday from school and life in general, and warmed us up during the cold snap!

My Pettite Box

Caramel Apple – Rooibos, apple pieces, calendula, natural flavours. Caffeine free.

 

My Pettite Box

Lavender Earl Grey – black tea, lavender, cornflower petals, natural flavours.

 

My Pettite Box

Farmers’ Market – green tea, cucumber, apple, rosehip, hibiscus, tomato, lemon, lime, orange pieces, natural flavours.

 

Contest!

My Pettite Box

I loved My Petite Box so much I’m going to buy a box for one of you to enjoy, in the hopes that you’ll love it so much you’ll buy one for someone you love!

To Enter: Simply drop a comment below and tell me which local Maker you hope to see in your My Petite Box. That’s it! I’ll pick a winner from the comments Monday, January 8th and send you the next box of local awesomeness!

I am SO excited to see what you get!

There are 56 comments for this article
  1. KERRY TUDIN at 9:12 pm

    Longview jerKY would be amazing

  2. Kim Willison at 8:37 am

    Hi. Great Job on this amazing site ! I would love to receive a TEARRIFIC filled box !! mmm great for this -30 degree weather in this city that we love !!

  3. Sabrina Nordquist at 12:45 am

    Ooooh Tearriffic or River Rock fudge!

  4. Shawn Charlton at 3:44 pm

    Hey this is Shawn I’m wondering if you are making the Dead Matter full Xbox one

  5. Paula at 10:44 pm

    Anything from Apothecary in Inglewood or Milk Jar Candles.

  6. Samantha Whitley at 4:58 pm

    Spices from Silkroad or drizzle honey! 😀

  7. John J at 4:25 pm

    I have no idea how they would do it, but I’d love to see something from Fiasco Gelato in there

  8. Erin at 3:37 pm

    Bar 13 in High River or Chinook Honey in Okotoks. And for something sweet – River Rock Fudge – also Okotoks.

  9. ashley at 1:01 pm

    Lace Brick Design….. that is all.

  10. Robin Ivany Stoodley at 12:04 pm

    Would like to see something from Drizzle Honey or Silk Road Spice Merchant.

  11. Angie at 11:53 am

    Springbank cheese, logisitcs might need some work but it would be a great box!

  12. Kerrie at 7:49 am

    Cochu chocolates, or another local chocolate company

  13. Evelyn at 10:06 pm

    Friday Sock Co would be perfect for this! There are also so many good local coffee roasters in town!

  14. Laura at 5:07 pm

    Plant! Made by Marcus is the best ice cream ever. And silk road and camp brand. All have been mentioned above obviously because they are amazing!! Almost forgot Phil and Sebastian!

  15. Rebekah L at 5:01 pm

    Something from silk road spice would be cool

  16. Courtney at 4:58 pm

    Sidewalk citizen or redesigned jewelry!!!

  17. Christina Metters at 4:49 pm

    It would be super cool to see one with Friday Sock Co. – funky socks are my jam!!

  18. Janice at 4:45 pm

    I would love to see Made by Marcus or Fiasco gelato, but since those are both highly unlikely candidates, I’d just be stoked for the surprise!

  19. Cherylyn Radford at 4:22 pm

    I would love to see cookies from real treat kitchen.

  20. AmberCraig at 4:19 pm

    Rosso, BEST COFFEE! Or any of the amazing YYC Girl Gang ladies: GypsySkulls, Drizzle Honey, Lace Brick Design… literally hundreds of amazing ones!

  21. Steph Hudson at 4:13 pm

    I’d like to see Drizzle Honey!

  22. Trina Rae at 3:50 pm

    Can I say Tearriffic? Because that’s pretty much the best thing you could possibly get in the mail.

  23. Linda Pushor at 3:44 pm

    Hope that I’m not too late. Would love to see a craft brewer sample…would have to be a cert, of course! Unless they can do a microsample microsize.

  24. Noelleish at 9:50 am

    I would love to see Lace Brick Design swag <3

  25. Alexandra at 7:23 pm

    I would LOVE to see something from Salty Sea Dog Designs! A mug and spoon rest would be wonderful! They have the cutest designs and so much work goes into their products!

  26. Maritess S at 11:34 pm

    I love cooking and would love to see spices from the Silk Road Spice Merchant.

  27. Line at 8:52 am

    I am a former Little LifeBox subscriber and would love to try another type of Canadian subscription box…..how about something from Twisted Goods

  28. Amanda Danielle Seaton at 6:55 am

    How about a “love to yourself” themed box with Valentine’s day on its way featuring Unwrapped life, chocu chocolatier, and Chinook honey? Love the look of this little package, would love to try! And that everything is local!

  29. Robyn C at 11:32 pm

    Anything local would be great! Tearrific, Silk Road, Sidewalk Citizen, Chokolat, Friday Sock Co. are some of my favourites!

  30. Melinda at 9:33 pm

    I would love to see products from Chinook Honey.

  31. Louise Marsh at 9:00 pm

    Heavenly Hot sauce, Spolumbos,Routine Creams,Sweet Relief Pastries, Wild Rose Brewery,Sun 7 Designs, Liz & Lottie, Bagelino’s, Red Bush Tea & Coffee, Spud, West Elm, Artables, Naked Leaf, Chokolat,Sidewalk Citizen Bakery

  32. Colette Henley at 6:55 pm

    Love the idea of supporting local. Any product would be welcome but would love me some Silk Road

  33. Lindsay Johnson at 6:51 pm

    Oh awesome! I fwel like Plant or Camp Brand would be great

  34. AHR at 5:41 pm

    I’d love to see something from Rosso coffee. That’d be fun.

  35. Jennifer D at 5:36 pm

    Jewelry from Tracy Zeller…but now I need to find the shampoo bars from Unwrapped Life!

  36. Danielle at 5:28 pm

    Such a great idea! I’d love to see Chokolat, Annex (their root beer is sooo good!) or Family Freeze!

  37. Jenny at 5:25 pm

    What an awesome idea to get to know local entrepreneurs and retailers! I’m new to Calgary, so being introduced to locations where I can support local business using this petite box is great! I would love jewellery, bath, tea or eateries to try in the box!

  38. Andii at 4:59 pm

    Eden Essentials. Silk Road, Tearrific, Sidewalk Citizen – there are so many how can I choose just one!

  39. Kirstin S at 4:56 pm

    Wow! I think something bath like would be awesome in there! Especially by lambs!

  40. Christine R. at 4:41 pm

    Fiasco Gelato! Although the shipping would be tricky 😉

  41. Dee Lake at 4:13 pm

    I love this! Would love to see Skinny Hooker Creations or Soleil Crochet <3

  42. Sharon at 3:57 pm

    Silk Road, fiasco gelato, sidewalk citizen are a few of my favorites. I’d love to be introduced to more

  43. Erica at 3:50 pm

    I would love to have any local treats. I’m too new to Calgary to know what there is.

  44. Courtney at 3:46 pm

    Oooo… good question! I like boxes with a variety of products rather than a box full of the same type of product but seeing stuff from places like Camp Brand, plant, Unrefined, Silk Road, and cochu chocolatier would be amazing!

  45. Jeannette C. at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for bringing this local company to my attention. I think Chinook Honey would bee awesome in a Petite Box!

  46. Virginia Rayner at 3:40 pm

    Ooh I mean I’d love ice cream from Made by Marcus but I think given it’d melt I’ll go with some yummy Sidewalk Citizen Bakery pastries 😛

  47. Alaina Hansen at 3:38 pm

    I would love to see one of our rad craft beer companies, or Ellinor Stenroos jewelry!

  48. Jo Calliou at 3:13 pm

    Thanx so much for the great post on another great local business!! I’m TOTALLY looking into this as soon as I’m done my comment!!
    If I’m lucky enough to win, here’s hoping the box has pies from Simple Simon Pies!! Woop woop!

  49. Glenna Roth at 2:55 pm

    Wow. I am stoked to try this! All local makes it even better. I’m a tea-aholic so trying various Tearrific flavours is a must.
    Always wanted to see how good these subscriptions were… thanks for the detailed review.

  50. Terri at 2:55 pm

    OoOoOO. I want the tea box!!! I am really sad that I did not know about this one!!! Would have made a great gift!!!

  51. Jenn O at 2:30 pm

    Still so new to Calgary that I’m not qualified to know all the local gems. Yet. Hence the need for this snazzy subscription box lol

    Except Fiasco. I sure <3 gelato! But I cant imagine that boxes and ships well….

  52. Kelsey at 2:27 pm

    I’m obsessed with the shampoo bars from Unwrapped Life so I’d love to see some of their products! Definitely signing up for these boxes 😁

  53. Jessica at 2:07 pm

    I love stash because they also support smaller yarn sellers from around Calgary and area as well.

  54. Sydney S at 1:53 pm

    Plant! I love the aesthetic of that store.

  55. Lisa Vanderwal at 1:41 pm

    Local maker Eden Essentials. Going nuts. HCR (heritage coffeeroasters Little Tucker Munch YYC

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