The end of November is here… and at my house, that means we have already decorated our holiday tree and are regularly baking & decorating holiday cookies. Yep, I will be living in heaps of glitter and cookie frosting for weeks to come! LOL. Although busting out the decorations is loads of fun, what excites me most about the changing seasons is the arrival of The Winter 2023 Jilly Box at each of your doorsteps! While we adults work so hard to make this season memorable for our friends and family… it’s easy to forget to treat ourselves during the busiest time of the year! Enter The Winter 2023 Jilly Box!
In this blog, I’m ECSTATIC to reveal all SEVEN items featured in this season’s box.
This box is about all things après ski. And no, it’s not just for the avid skier or snowboarder! Whether you spend your winter days out cruising the slopes or hanging out at the chalet, you will fall in love with what’s inside.
The Winter 2023 Jilly Box is filled with products that are sure to enhance the magic of your après ski festivities.
I really loved creating this Jilly Box, and I hope you love it as much as I do! Thank you so much for your love and support, not only this season but every season. We couldn’t do it without you!
Now, without further ado… let’s get to know the incredible products included inside!
The Winter 2023 Jilly Box Revealed
Included in Your Winter 2023 Jilly Box
Avalon Puffer Jacket
Valued AT $260 CAD
All last winter, I wore a bright orange puffer jacket, designed by Canadian brand Noize, to watch Justin and the kids snowboard. I fell in love with every detail: the oversized fit, the stitching, the quality of the fabric, the warmth it provided even during long hours standing out in the cold… I could go on and on! When I learned more about the make & brand values, I became adamant that we had to include this jacket in The Winter 2023 Jilly Box. NOIZE specializes in affordable outerwear for all weather conditions and differentiates itself by being able to offer trendsetting, warm, and high-quality styles that are also vegan and sustainably produced.
Of course, Team Jilly Box then had the lofty task of figuring out how to physically fit a winter jacket into the box… (I’m pretty sure Jen, our CFO, thought I’d officially lost it! Haha!) but remarkably they made it work so that all of you could own a Noize jacket for yourselves!
Of course, we had to bring you this product with a Jilly Box twist! So, we worked collaboratively with Noize to bring you four EXCLUSIVE colours: Pink, Aero Blue, Black and Oatmeal!
Whichever jacket you received, I am SO excited to see photos of you out and about this winter in your new wardrobe staple!
Please note: to clean this jacket, we recommend taking it to professional cleaners only.
Backwoods Pom Toque
Valued at $48 CAD
Toques are a MUST for winter, and when Team Jilly Box and I discussed the possibility of designing one this season, we knew just the brand…
I was first introduced to Little Buck when they sent Leo a selection of snapbacks when he was a newborn! They are a Canadian brand founded and run by a couple on a mission to create the best hats for your little ones. They were moved to create Little Buck after their son, who was born prematurely at 32 weeks, did not fit any newborn hats available for purchase. So, a fashionable hat brand was born! They have since expanded to offer apparel for your minis and even a selection of curated goods (like graphic tees for adults & gift cards)!
The Backwoods Pom Toque included in your box is inscribed with the words “Après Ski,” which is a unique design EXCLUSIVE to The Jilly Box. You will have received it in one of two colours: Blue or Pink—which MATCH the pink and blue Noize jackets!!
Some other notable details about this vibrant toque are that it is Canadian-made, cruelty-free and eco-friendly!
Whether you received matching or mixed colours in your toque and jacket, you are bound to look fashionable this winter!!
Eucalyptus, Mint & Lavender Shower Steamers
Valued at $18 CAD
Waking up to a pitch-black sky in the winter months can be a challenge. Something I’ve added to my morning routine that I love is starting my day with a steamy shower with one of these handmade, luxe shower steamers from Calgary-based brand All Things Jill. It seriously elevates your shower experience with the scent of eucalyptus, mint and lavender wafting through your bathroom. To use, place one steamer in the corner of your shower floor, out of the flow of water, and it will slowly dissolve, releasing invigorating essential oils into the air. You can also rest easy knowing that the products included in these steamers are clean and all-natural.
All Things Jill is a boutique manufacturer of luxury natural products for the bath, body, baby and home. In addition to the clean ingredients used in their products, they also use sustainable packaging and offer refills on many of their products. They are a proud member of 1% for the Planet, a Living Wage employer, and woman-owned! They are also the manufacturers of Peas in a Pod, their very popular line of skincare products for babies and mamas-to-be.
Our team is SO EXCITED to include their shower steamers in this box to help you start the day off right!
Please note: These little treats are also quite brittle; if one happens to break in transit, don’t fret! It’s still 100% usable and will work just fine!
Peppermint Body Scrub
Valued at $30 CAD
Keeping my skin soft and smooth in the colder winter months is a necessity! This creamy Peppermint Body Scrub from women-owned brand Midnight Paloma gently exfoliates and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. After a busy day, this scrub is great to destress and get you ready for a good night’s sleep! It is also made by hand in small batches in Vancouver to ensure the highest quality, with unique ingredients, not to mention it has an incredibly refreshing scent.
What you can expect from this vegan & cruelty-free body scrub is unique ingredients and an addictive scent blend, in giftable packaging! After a long day of skiing, snowboarding or just enjoying the snowy outdoors, this body scrub will be the perfect addition to your cozy wind-down routine.
Valued at $30 CAD
One of the best things about après ski is the cozy vibes of the ski lodge or cabin after a long day outdoors… I wish I could create that same ambiance at home…. With the Alpine Bells, you can! Bring a sense of warm nostalgia and rusticness to your space with the addition of these charming bells. This style of bells was originally used by cattle farmers to keep track of grazing herds in the Alps. Eventually, the bells became a winter staple when those same farmers used them to cheer on skiers!
These handmade, eco-friendly bells were created by a Canadian, women-owned brand called An Honest Room. They are a designer-owned home interior shop providing customers with quality, carefully sourced home goods. Their unique name derives from a quote by designer Billy Baldwin: “Stick to the things you really love. An Honest Room is always up to date.” In other words, when your home is filled with the things (and people) you hold dear, it’s an honest representation of who you are—and that never goes out of style. And, we couldn’t agree more!
Ceramic Tealight Village
Valued at $30 CAD
Something that always gets me in the mood for the winter season is decorating the house! These adorable little houses from Indaba are Scandinavian-inspired and handmade! Indaba is a Vancouver Island-based home and lifestyle brand with an eye for sourcing beautifully crafted products. Founder Irene Held, inspired by her South African roots & love for handicrafts, aspires to share beautifully crafted, handmade designs from around the world with her local clientele.
When our team was introduced to this charming ceramic tealight village, it took me back in time! I remember setting up little holiday villages when I was a kid, and these are elevated versions of those. You can add a tea light in the back, and it will light up beautifully, or you can string lights through the hole in the bottom! These are perfect for tablescapes, fireplace mantels, or wherever your heart desires.
*Please note: handmade items like these have slight variances. That’s what makes them so special! They were lovingly made by hand to be uniquely yours!
Custom Jilly Box Playing Cards
Valued at $30 CAD
When heading up to the mountain, I always pack a deck of cards because as long as you have cards, the possibilities of fun are endless! Team Jilly Box designed these CUSTOM playing cards inspired by vintage ski posters! Who knew a deck of cards could be so cute?! Perfect for playing games around the table after a fun day on the hill or while you wait in the lodge!
The Jilly Box Market is Refreshed!
The unboxing of a new box means… you guessed it… a refresh of The Jilly Market [utm code hyperlink]!! This is an opportunity for EVERYONE to shop beloved products from this season’s box & even get some new items EXCLUSIVE to the market.
Here’s what items are available on the market as of today: the TBCo Recycled Wool Blanket, the Simply Merino Set of Two Crop Tops, the Fits Winter Wonderland Puzzle, the Honest Room Alpine Bells, the Indaba Tealight Sets, the Little Buck Toques, and the Jilly Box Playing Cards! And, if you loved the All Things Jill Shower Steamer and the Midnight Paloma Body Scrub, you can shop them now directly on those brands’s websites!
To keep things even more exciting for you, we have also added the following items that are available now and EXCLUSIVE to the market. They are:
- The Crawford Creek Set of 4 Ornaments
- The Brunette the Label: Ski Club Sweater (designed by Jillian & The Jilly Box)
The Crawford Creek Ornaments were a fan-favourite from our first-ever Jilly Box! And, due to the overwhelming love, we have brought them back… AGAIN!! These ornaments pair beautifully with the Star Tree Topper, which was an add-on from this season’s Jilly Box. They are handcrafted, whitewashed and then lightly sanded to give them a gorgeous distressed finish.
Crawford Creek is also proud of the fact that they have always supported and sourced over 95% of their raw material from local producers, which reduces their environmental impact tremendously.
Made in Canada and eco-friendly, these ornaments are sure to complete your holiday decorating! Be sure to add these to your cart!
Run, don’t walk because limited quantities are available for each of these items!
The Jilly Ski Club Crew is a one-of-a-kind sweater designed by Jillian, Team Jilly and long-time Jilly Box collaborator Brunette the Label! Made from Brunette The Label’s signature cozy fleece blend, the Jilly Ski Club Crew is perfect for all your après ski endeavours. It’s a slouchy, oversized fit with a raglan shoulder and full sleeve – that has a wide-cut body and hits at your hip. Rep “The Jilly Ski Club” with this limited edition apparel. The cream colour with navy blue lettering is classic and will stand the test of time, and it’s the perfect layering piece to wear under your Noize Avalon Puffer Jacket when strolling through the ski village.
This sweater is 45% polyester 55% cotton and is available in sizes XS/S – 3XL/4XL
Available while quantities last!!
As always, thank you for your love and support! The excitement for The Jilly Box each season never ceases to amaze me, and it fuels my excitement to keep creating beautiful boxes for you!