Wherever I Wander

Coal and Canary Cafe Collection

What It Is: Today I’m delighted to be highlighting yet another killer Canadian brand. This one is extra special as it’s actually co-created by someone I’ve crossed paths with! Amanda Buhse (who attended the same college as me) and Tom Jansen are the brains behind Coal and Canary candles, an upstart brand that’s turned heads after being selected as an Oscars and Grammy’s gift bag item (amongst several other high profile pieces of coverage). How does a Winnipeg-based candle company take centre stage with Hollywood types you ask? Their scrumptious candles are hand-poured from a high quality blend of vegetable and soy wax and feature rich aromas that are seriously true to their real-life counterparts (I own that Baguettes & Sunsets candle you see above and it truly smells like fresh baked bread with a slather if melty butter). Not only do they come in super cute packaging with fun names, but the candles also all feature the brand’s signature wooden wick, which burns clean and creates a warm, crackling sound as it burns.

Coal and Canary Jet Set Box Set

Coal and Canary releases new candles on a seasonal basis, with a few special editions popping up on the regular (their Fresh Cut Flowers & Super Powers Mother’s Day candle was a hit with my mother-in-law!) This summer they’ve debuted an amazing gift set that features five mini-candles inspired by exotic destinations but containing roots in Canada. The Jet Set Box Set includes Vancouver to Valencia (olive, bergamot and vanilla), Calgary to Cairo (caramel, cream and coffee), Winnipeg to Waikiki (coconut, pineapple and mango), Toronto to Tokyo (cucumber, wasabi, and cilantro), and Halifax to Havana (possibly my fave – honey, tobacco and orange). Each little candle burns for hours and quickly infuses your space with a rich, luxurious scent. It’s an awesome gift whether you’re new to the brand or already a diehard fan and simply looking for the latest and greatest from them.

Who It’s For: Your minimalist friend, as it’s a gift they can use and love and then say farewell too. Your jetsetting sibling, so she can pack a travel candle amongst her gear. Your mom, as a lovely birthday present she’ll treasure for months.

What It Costs: The Jet Set Box Set retails for $50, whereas the regular candles are $30 each.

Where It’s At: There are plenty of retailers across Canada stocking these beauties, but you can also shop online.

Now for the super exciting news! I’m giving away a Coal and Canary Jet Set Box Set to one lucky reader! Want to nab it? Read on!

1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then, tell me in the comments below by August 12, 2016 which Coal and Canary item you’d most love to snag for yourself – include a link please!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around August 13, 2016 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Coal and Canary on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site onto your own Instagram, tagging them + me (@cdngiftguide). Then leave a link to your Instagram post in a separate comment below.

**Psst! Keep an eye out – Bonus Entry opportunities for this giveaway will pop up throughout the contest period in other posts – starting with tomorrow!

88 Responses to “Wherever I Wander”
  1. redlizzy1 says:

    They all sound beautiful but I am going to go with the Baguettes and Sunsets. Love the names too. Here is the link:

  2. Kay Burke says:

    I love candles – especially fresh smells – love the sound of this

  3. Deanna Barkley says:

    I love candles, and would love to win this. The names of these candles are really cute.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


  4. Malti Chaitan-Mohan says:

    I’m thinking that I would love one of each but I would like to start with this one…http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4142306011/great-complexion-%26-no-reception

    All such great names…..ingenious really~

  5. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would love to have the Don’t Be Chai candle,http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/2896188601/don't-be-chai.

  6. doreen lamoureux says:

    Gosh, I would love to grab this awesome giveaway prize. Wow. I love this kind of thing. Thanks so much for the review. I already subscribe by email. I love That Hot Barista
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  7. katydidit21 says:

    I love the names of the candles. It was hard to choose. I would most love to nab the Hiking Trails and Breaking Nails candle. http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4142302791/hiking-trails-%26-breaking-nails

  8. Alyssa says:

    I’d want to peach pies and cute french guys. I love the smells of peaches and the name is funny. http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4484350381/new!-peach-pies-%26-cute-french-guys

  9. I’ve seen Coal and Canary in one of my favourite boutiques here in Ottawa (Boogie & Birdie) and they smell soooooo good! In addition to the Jet Set Box, I think I’d love the Great Complexion No Reception scent http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4142306011/great-complexion-%26-no-reception. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  10. Katie says:

    Oh my goodness I honestly couldn’t decide because they all sound so good, but I think my pick would be Great Complexion & No Reception: http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4142306011/great-complexion-%26-no-reception

  11. Christina D says:

    I wish I could smell them!! But I’d love to try the http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4484350361/new!-cr%C3%A9me-br%C3%BBl%C3%A9es-%26-french-berets
    Sounds Devine!! Already a subscriber 🙂

  12. CLC says:

    I’d love to try Big Hair and Fresh Air. It’s funny how the name grabs you.

  13. Julia H says:

    Hard to pick just one, but I’d go with “Peach Pies and Cute French Guys”. Love the creative names of the candles. I’m already a subscriber. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Kathleen L says:

    I would most want to try the Crème Brulees and French Berets Candle. Love the name!

  15. sophie lapierre says:

    First, thank you for this lovely contest and this is the one that I would give it a try : http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4484350361/new!-cr%C3%A9me-br%C3%BBl%C3%A9es-%26-french-berets

  16. Joan G. says:

    I know the Peach Pie & Cute French Guys would be delightful – peaches and vanilla are 2 of my favourite aromas.


  17. They say variety is the spice of Life so I think I’d choose “Jet Set Box” Thank You for the chance!

  18. Carla B says:

    How do you pick just one?!

    I’m intrigued by Great Complexion & No Reception:

  19. binabug says:

    I’M a subscriber http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/2896188601/don't-be-chai DONT be Chai LOL – thanks for hosting this!!

  20. Leah says:


    I’d love to try the crimped hair and truth or dare candle. Sounds delish!

  21. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. I’d most love to snag for myself, Coal and Canary’s Don’t Be Chai http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/2896188601/don%27t-be-chai
    [wonder where they city candles are sold, as they aren’t listed on their website]

  22. Alison K says:

    Bonus Instagram Entry: Followed & shared https://www.instagram.com/p/BIEdSrdjS43/?hl=en

  23. Debra says:

    They all sound yummy – I think I’d really like that hot barista – http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/2896183811/that-hot-barista

  24. Donnas says:

    I’m a subscriber; I’d also like the Baguettes & Sunsets candle, I love the aroma of freshly-baked bread

  25. janicour says:

    One of my favourite Canadian retailers. So many shops here in Manitoba. My favourite would have to be http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!gallery/cs3b

  26. Susan says:

    Crimped Hair & Truth or Dare would be my choice.

  27. Erin McSweeney says:

    so many great choices i love the good beats eatin sweets http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/3727594151/good-beats-%26-eatin'-sweets

  28. Shelley N says:

    I would pick peach pies and cute french guys since I love the smell of vanilla and peach is always great too. http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4484350381/new!-peach-pies-%26-cute-french-guys

  29. Brenda Penton says:

    I would like the Good Beats & Eatin’ Sweets candle http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/3727594151/good-beats-%26-eatin'-sweets

  30. Sarah says:

    I think I would like the Peach Pies and Cute French Guys candle. It sounds like a great summer scent.

  31. Linda says:

    I think I’d like the Cupcakes & Confetti (the birthday candle) – it looks fun! http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4236804721/cupcakes-%26-confetti-(the-birthday-candle)

  32. Lori L. says:

    My mother-in-law loves Coal & Canary, I am jealous of her collection!

    I think “Good Beats & Eatin’ Sweets” would be best for me – mmmmm,maple!


    Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Lori L. says:

    I regrammed one of their images with downtown Winnipeg in the background! https://www.instagram.com/p/BIVC8ARD09r/?taken-by=miss_elles

  34. KellyPC says:

    I’d love Good Beats & Eatin’ Sweets! Two of my fav things!

  35. marla says:

    I love the cupcakes and confetti – super cute!!

  36. Linda says:

    I like Baguettes and Sunsets – two of my favourite things – http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4484350681/new!-baguettes-%26-sunsets

  37. Valerie Gibson says:

    Hiking Trails and Breaking Nails would be my choice. http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4142302791/hiking-trails-%26-breaking-nails

  38. Val says:

    My fav would be Great Complexion and No Reception. http://www.coalandcanary.com/#!product/prd1/4142306011/great-complexion-%26-no-reception (Repeat as I think I did my previous comment incorrectly…apologies if a duplicate!)

  39. Megan Young says:

    I would love to get the “gimme some sugar” candle

  40. Lori L. says:

    Where can we see who won your Coal & Canary contest? Thanks!

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