Themed present packing containers with solely native produce help Edmonton’s charities


Having a business in Edmonton makes it easier for shoppers to support the local community this holiday season.

The YEGBox brings locally made products into various gift collections such as specially curated boxes for foodies, dog lovers, or even families welcoming a newborn.

“We curate what I think are the coolest gifts,” says Daphne Simkin, co-founder of YEGBox.

“We only use locally-based companies and products to create some of the most unique Edmonton experiences in a box.”

Simkin told CTV News Edmonton that they want to give Edmonton people a chance to find out what local businesses have to offer.

“What most people don’t know is that Edmonton is amazing,” she said. “We have some of the most amazing companies and products being produced, and some of the products are even made on a global scale.”

According to Simkin, their best-selling box is called Taste of YEG and contains everything from salsa to chocolate.

The products in the YEGBox are different every year to keep things fresh, added Simkin

“I think it’s the most fun box,” she added.

In addition to the local element, each of the boxes is also associated with a local charity. For example, the Taste of YEG Box is linked to the Edmonton Food Bank.

“The demand in Edmonton was so great this year that we ran different charities for each box,” said Simkin.

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