The Gift Refinery is a woman-run Canadian company that expertly curates gift boxes that spotlight a selection of full-size and high-quality lifestyle products from local makers and artisans.
Company founder Jessica Avellino is a former nurse with a love for all things selfcare, which inspired her to create her own giftboxes so that she could share some of her favorite products with her customers. The Gift Refinery curates new gift boxes every season, providing its subscribers over $200 CAD in products they'll love every March, June, September, and December, for just under $100 per box. Those looking to trial the service or just receive one box that they gift to a loved one can also take advantage of the one-time box purchase.
The Gift Refinery is currently shipping its December box, which comes with seven products that are valued at more than $320. This includes a set of polymer clay earrings from Bec Design, a versatile day oil from Evrēdā that's suitable for all skin types, and BERG + BETTS' Mindful Watch.
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The Gift Refinery's Lifestyle Gift Boxes Spotlight Canadian Businesses
1. Artisan Gift Boxes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Exploring collaborations with local artisans and curating gift boxes that feature unique and high-quality products.
2. Subscription Box Services - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing a subscription model for curated gift boxes that offer value and convenience to customers.
3. Local Business Support - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating platforms or services that promote and support local businesses by featuring their products in gift boxes.
1. E-commerce - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Building an online marketplace that connects consumers with curated gift box offerings from local artisans and makers.
2. Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Partnering with local retailers to create a physical display or section for curated gift boxes that highlight local businesses.
3. Beauty and Selfcare - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborating with beauty and selfcare brands to curate gift boxes that cater to specific themes or customer preferences.