The Goods

By Christine Davis

Passion-ista Box
This quarterly/seasonal Canadian-based subscription box is curated specially for your taste and style for an entire private label women’s accessory look, not just samples. Available at $99 per quarter; $376 four quarter prepay. Get 10 per cent off your first order by using code Forever10

Z-Line Designs Ergonomic Standing Desk with Keyboard Tray
This ergonomic standing desk is designed to improve your posture and align your core and back muscles as you work. The electric motor makes it easy to move from a sitting to standing orientation depending on how you’re feeling. Available at $599.99

Windex Multi-Surface with Vinegar product
Single-use plastics will be banned in Canada as early as 2021 and Windex is meeting the demand by offering the Multi-Surface with Vinegar product in bottles made from 100 per cent recycled ocean plastic. It’s a product that you can feel good about using. Available at most major retailers. $4.29

Scentuals Skin Repair Balms
Give your dry or damaged skin deep moisture and nourishment with these balms that roll on for easy application. Available in Vanilla Tangerine, Lavender and Rosemay Mint scents with healing and moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, organic mango butter and coconut oil. Available at Sobeys, Pharamasave, IGA and IDA . $15.50

Transporter Wheeled Carry-On
The sleek and versatile design of this suitcase from Osprey includes a T-shaped handle and lightweight shell for fluid maneuverability while the internal organization will keep everything in its place. Available at MEC. $300 33L; $320 38L

Zeba hands-free sneakers
These shoes only need to be tied once then become slip-ons making them easy to put on without having to bend down. They feature a collapsible, comfortable and supportive stainless steel shoe heel that will last as long as the shoes do. Available in assorted colours for men and women. Available at $212

truLOCAL small farmed meats subscription service
Choose from a vast assortment of locally-sourced, non-GMO, antibiotic-free meats produced on small farms with this service. You can also choose the box size, frequency of delivery and customize the products, which include beef, chicken, pork, turkey, lamb and even buffalo, bison, boar and selections of fish. Available at One person small box (up to 18 pieces) $125; Two or more people (up to 40 pieces) $249

Millcreek Botanicals
Made from organic and plant-based ingredients, this line will give you smooth, glowing skin at an affordable price without all the added chemicals. Choose from Wild Oat Scrubs to keep you smooth and exfoliated and the Shower and Shave 2 in 1 Gels. Available at Scrubs $13; Shave Gels $15