About Us

Who is Glamping Essentials?

Me! My name is Anja, and as a nurse, wife, and mother during the pandemic, I embraced time in the outdoors and, in particular, camping, to help cope with the stress of working in health care while having three kids learning from home. I have been a life-long camper, and while preparing for another season of trailer camping, I decided I wanted to subscribe to a box of fancy camping ("glamping") goodies as a treat to myself (#selfcare).  

Unfortunately, there were no glamping boxes being curated from Canadian suppliers, so I took it upon myself to start a subscription box that supported small and independent Canadian businesses in hopes of bringing a smile to other Canadian Glampers across the country. 

What is Glamping Essentials all about?

Our mission is to support Canadian outdoor adventurers' pandemic recovery through connecting with friends, enjoying nature, and finding balance.

We created a product to support this purpose: a seasonal subscription box filled with items curated from small Canadian businesses. Each “Glamping Box” has a supportive theme like “friendship”, “hiking” or “a day on the water” and includes outdoor themed items such as fun campy drinkware, eco-friendly handmade soaps, soy and pine fire starters, natural insect repellents and your favourite outdoor snacks. Our boxes aim for the perfect mix of items to use and items to treasure for many seasons to come.  

2022 was our pilot year, and we supported 11 Canadian small businesses and one Canadian charity by having their products included in the boxes.

In 2023 we featured 16 Canadian small businesses through our Glamping Box Series and showcased an additional two Canadian small business through our gift boxes. We also highlighted Canda’s beauty through the inclusion of Parks Canada merchandise. 

We've also added a "Drinkware & Accessories" section to our website, where you will find customizable insulated wine tumblers, mugs, coasters... and soon clothing too! We strive to be environmentally friendly, durable, and fun for wherever your adventures take you!

I'd love hear from you! Email me at connect@glampingessentials.ca or connect with me through the Glamping Essentials' social media links below. I look forward to being part of your Glamping Adventures!