Acre75 Gathered Review Fall 2020
Acre75 Gathered is a proudly Canadian seasonal subscription box curated by online store Acre75.ca. Your Acre75 Gathered box will be a surprise each season (they don’t post spoilers!) and will be filled with high quality products all locally made in small Canadian towns. They kindly sent us this box for review.
I’ve had my eye on Acre75 Gathered for a while and today I get to review it for the first time. I have a really good feeling about this box and am pretty sure it is going to be a new fave. It has so many wonderful things going for it. Here’s just a few….
- Canadian based subscription
- seasonal (I love quarterly boxes)
- reasonably priced
- includes a variety of items
- features locally made products
- features small town Canadian companies
- $1 per sale is donated to rural mental health
I also wanted to include the following info I found on their website as I think it is VERY important…
Is Acre75 Gathered a “value” subscription box?
- If by value, you mean filled with high quality, handcrafted products made by hard working Canadians, then yes! Acre75 Gathered will never be a “get $200 worth of product for $50” type subscription box. We pay our makers a fair price for the incredible time, effort and talent that they put into handcrafting each of their pieces. Most items in Acre75 Gathered are made to order and made in small batches. None of our products are mass-produced in factories. We will never ask our makers to donate their products. Acre75 Gathered is about story; it’s about supporting Canadian made; it’s about discovering new small towns in our beautiful country – we think that is very valuable!
Each Acre75 Gathered box will contain at least 5 high-quality and practical products, all handcrafted in small batches in small Canadian towns [pop. less than 30K]. These products range from home goods, to bath and body products to gourmet food items and more! They hand select every product featured in their boxes with careful consideration as to how their loyal subscribers will use and interact with these items every single day.
The boxes are primarily geared towards women, but will also have products that everyone can use and enjoy!
Here’s a closer look at the items we received in the Fall Acre75 Gathered box….
Pumpkin Caramel Hand & Body Wash
Made By: Tub Loves
Made In: Priceville, ON
Indulge in the warm and delightful scent of Pumpkin Caramel. Enriched with Vitamin E, this formula helps to gently cleanse, hydrate and moisturize your skin after every wash, leaving you feeling ‘Harvest Happy’ with every use.
And we are off to a great start! They won me over just by including a pumpkin scented item in the Fall box. I love it when subscription boxes take in to consideration the actual season/time of year. In my personal opinion, every Fall subscription box should include an item like this. I may need to check out the Tub Loves website and see if they have more Fall scented goodies.
Homestyle Noodle Soup Meal Kit
Made By: Everything Nice
Made In: Milverton ON
This classic light broth soup with egg noodles is a comforting dish that is low in sodium and ready in just 20 minutes.
Butternut Squash Risotto Meal Kit
Made By: Everything Nice
Made In: Milverton, ON
A perfectly creamy risotto without all the stirring. Pairs well with almost anything or add a side salad for a fresh and flavourful dinner.
If you were to look in my pantry right now you would find a basket full of soup mixes and meal kits very similar to these. I LOVE having items like this in the pantry as they make for an easy meal. I especially love them during the Fall and Winter seasons because they are warm and comforting. There’s nothing better than spending a chilly Sunday at home, curled up on the couch with a soup (or risotto) simmering on the stove. These kits are also perfect for last-minute guests.
Made By: Tullamore Lavender Co
Made In: Arthur, ON
Stash lavender in all the places! Your drawers, gym and yoga bags, purses and luggage. Each sachet is filled with 100% dried French Lavender buds.
What a lovely little handmade goodie to receive in a subscription box. I absolutely love lavender and find the scent so relaxing. I am going to put one of these sachets in my panty drawer and I’m tempted to put the other one in my car. They also say that you can add one to the dryer for the last 10 minutes of the cycle. LOVE that idea!
Made By: Amy Nicole Designs
Made In: Milverton, ON
These eco-friendly 2-pack face scrubbies are perfect for washing your face or removing makeup. 100% polyester. Machine washable and dryable.
These little scrubbies are the perfect alternative to face wipes. They are super soft and I love the color. Perfect for Fall! I also love the size. It makes them perfect for my travel bag and/or makeup bag.
Parmesan & Rosemary Shortbread
Made By: Provisions Food Company
Made In: Beamsville, ON
The classic combinations of Parmigiano-Reggiano and rosemary baked into a delicious savoury shortbread. Serve as an elegant appetizer with a chilled Pinot Grigio.
This is the kind of item I like to have in the pantry. It’s perfect for last-minute guests or when you feel like making a fancy little appie tray for at-home date night or movie night. I love the idea of serving with chilled Pinot Grigio. How good does that sound right now?!
Acre75 Gathered Review Fall 2020 – Final Thoughts
Oh my goodness! What a lovely subscription! Acre75 Gathered has stolen my heart. Everything about this subscription gives me good vibes. You can tell that a lot of time and energy goes in to the curation. From the box tape featuring the locations of the vendors, to the super cool newspaper printed tissue, to the beautiful product card and the wonderful selection of items.
I also have to say that I love this statement – Acre75 Gathered will never be a “get $200 worth of product for $50” type subscription box. We pay our makers a fair price for the incredible time, effort and talent that they put into handcrafting each of their pieces.
It makes me love this subscription that much more!
If you are someone who appreciates handmade products and sees the value in shopping locally, our Acre75 Gathered subscription box was created for you.