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The Caribou Barn: Handmade, Hand-Blown, Handcrafted Gifts

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The Caribou Barn Handmade Hand-Blown Handcrafted

Canadian Blog House received a set of handmade wine glasses from The Caribou Barn in exchange for this review. All opinions are our own. 

One of my all-time favourite purchases I ever made was a handmade wallet that I purchased at the Canadian Museum of History about 15 years ago.

It was the bright, beautiful colours of this woven wallet that caught my eye but, it was the fact that it was handmade that truly caught my attention.

My love of handmade products comes from the fact that many of my family members are very artistic, creating many beautiful handmade products themselves. I somehow got gypped when the artistic gene was being passed out in our family, but I truly love all the wonderful things they create.

The Caribou Barn Handmade Hand-Blown Handcrafted

So when we were asked to review a set of six beautiful hand-blown wine glasses from The Caribou Barn, we were thrilled.

The Caribou Barn: Handmade, Hand-Blown, Handcrafted Gifts

“The Caribou Barn is an online store dedicated to connect artisans, and independent designers with the global market. We are a slow & ethical fashion enterprise. Our headquarters are located in Mexico City, and soon to be opening offices in Canada.

We strongly believe in giving back, and fair-trade. We are passionate about scouting for high-quality products from different regions of the world that have unique hand-made crafts and designs. We work hard to carefully select extraordinary products to create curated collections, and find a way to bring them to you.

All of our products are crafted by highly skilled artisans, either in a rural community or a small business, all being hand-made in at least 80% of the process, with sustainable materials and techniques.”

The Caribou Barn Handmade Hand-Blown Handcrafted

Extraordinary Products Made By Extraordinary People

Recently launching their new website this past September, The Caribou Barn features a great selection of jewelry, premium leather, hand-blown glass, and hand-woven accessories and decor.

The Caribou Barn’s ethically made, sustainable, and fair traded “fine crafts” add a special beauty to any home decor.

Our set of hand-blown (transparent with crackle finish) wine glasses have quickly become our favourite set of glassware.

We are very much looking forward to showcasing these beautiful glasses during our family Christmas dinner next month.

Because…they are so much more than your average wine glasses!

The Caribou Barn Handmade Hand-Blown Handcrafted

The thickness of glass is incredible (as you can see in the lip of the glass in the photo above). These magnificent glasses have a light, bubbly look, but don’t let that fool you. These are heavy-weight glasses perfect for those who love to drink their wine from a truly special glass.

Or a marvelous Margarita, like the one my partner made me for our photo shoot!

Whatever your pleasure, these glasses are sure to make indulging in your favourite beverage, a very enjoyable experience.

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Personally, I have never sipped from such a beautiful glass before. I almost felt like a queen as I enjoyed my Margarita from this hand-blown wine glass. If you ever get the chance to hold one of these wine glasses in your hand, you’ll understand exactly what I mean.

The Caribou Barn Handmade Hand-Blown Handcrafted

Here’s just a taste of the quality workmanship that goes into the hand-blown glass products at The Caribou Barn.

High Quality Fine Crafts Delivered To Your Door

The Caribou Barn’s line of high quality fine crafts are shipped directly to your home.

I must admit, I was a little apprehensive about having 6 hand-blown wine glasses shipped to me all the way from Mexico City. That’s a long distance for fragile products to travel – and still make it to their destination in one piece!

Turns out, I did not have to worry. Each wine glass was expertly wrapped with great care, and packed into a sturdy shipping box.

The Caribou Barn Handmade Hand-Blown Handcrafted

I mentioned my appreciation to Arturo, one of the owner’s of The Caribou Barn, how well my shipment had been wrapped and packaged. Arturo explained to me that each handmade piece that leaves The Caribou Barn workshop is checked and packed carefully. The Caribou Barn staff do a double-check before shipping, and add an extra layer of protection.  Every piece is a work of art, so it is very important to make sure all items are secure and ready to be shipped.

In the event that you receive your order from The Caribou Barn, and discover that your glass products have been damaged or broken, don’t worry. They “will gladly replace any damaged items, as long as they are reported within the first 24 hours of order delivery.”

100% Satisfaction Warranty On All Items

The Caribou Barn is so proud of the quality of their fine crafts, they stand behind their products with a 100% Satisfaction Warranty on all items they sell.

The Caribou Barn is here for the long run, and they want to make sure you are satisfied!

Giving Back To The Artisans

A very important focus for The Caribou Barn is “giving back” to the artisans that make the products they sell, so they always purchase in the artisan’s asking price. The Caribou Barn have also established a scholarship program for their artisan’s children, in which they donate 10% of their sales revenue to sponsor children studies.

According to the folks from The Caribou Barn, the average daily wage of an artisan in Mexico is between $12 to $15 Canadian Dollars for an 8 hour work day, so a sponsorship program for their kids means a lot to these artisans.

A Gift For Someone Special On Your List?

Thinking you might like to order a fabulous gift from The Caribou Barn for a special someone on your holiday list?

Our friends at The Caribou Barn are providing Canadian Blog House readers with a special discount code for $10 US Dollars off your purchase – of anything in The Caribou Barn Shop – valid until January 31, 2018!

Here are the details:

–         Discount code: CANADIANBLOGHOUSE

–         Discount: $10 US Dollars

–         No minimum purchase required.

–         No limit of times to be used.

–         Ends Jan 31st 2018.

–         Cannot be used simultaneously with another Discount Code.

–         Applies to everything in the store.

Free Shipping to Canada & USA on Orders $150+ USD – Flat Rates to Europe – Credit Cards Welcome!

The Caribou Barn Handmade Hand-Blown Handcrafted

AND…until November 27th, you can save even more with The Caribou Barn’s Black Friday Sale! On Now!

Please be sure read The Caribou Barn’s shipping policies before making a purchase.

So while you are browsing through The Caribou Barn’s website, make note of what you’d love for yourself, or to give as a gift for someone special, and take a moment to enter for your chance to win a fabulous prize courtesy of The Caribou Barn – A Hand-blown Glass Whisky Decanter And 4 Old Fashioned Glasses Set (total value $103.20 USD)! 

  1. December 2, 2017

    Lyne Proulx

    I would love the beer mugs or glasses! Love their craftsmanship!

  2. December 2, 2017

    crystal porter

    There is a gorgeous whiskey decanter with handblown glasses that is sold out that I adore

  3. December 2, 2017

    Elizabeth Vlug

    Some very lovely items. I love the Mini Silver Origin Pendant and Earrings – Set. And some great bags too.Thanks for introducing them to me and of course the giveaway.

  4. December 1, 2017

    Krista M

    I would like to cozy up this winter in the Natural Wool Blanket or Rug – Handwoven in a Loom with 100% Natural Wool!

  5. December 1, 2017

    Wanda B

    I would love to get: Mountain Caribou Duffle Bag – Premium Leather – Maple with Details in Chocolate (Men)

  6. November 29, 2017

    Andrea

    I would buy the travel tote!

  7. November 29, 2017

    Loretta

    The Origin Bracelet in Gold Plate

  8. November 26, 2017

    Linda

    I would love to get the Toronto Tote – Vintage Brown – With Tassel for my sister.

  9. November 25, 2017

    TJ Turnbull

    The Origin Bracelet in Silver is something i would love to give my mother

  10. November 23, 2017

    Victoria Ess

    The Origin Bracelet in Gold is really nice!

  11. November 22, 2017

    Jenn Beckett jennpup

    I’d also love the matching pitcher (Hand Blown Glass, transparent with crackle finish).

  12. November 21, 2017

    Alison Braidwood

    I’d love to see the Cognac Toronto Tote under my tree this Christmas.

  13. November 21, 2017

    Tania Smith

    The grand caribou travel tote

  14. November 20, 2017

    Christine Murray

    Any of the hand blown glass items. I love hand blown glass. Thank you for the chance.

  15. November 20, 2017

    KellyPC

    The Origin Bracelet in Silver is gorgeous!

  16. November 20, 2017

    Tanis

    The Origin Bracelet in Gold Plate would be a nice gift for myself!

  17. November 19, 2017

    Jonnie

    The Woodland Cross-Body Messenger Bag – Maple Premium Leather (Men) woyld be perfect for my 17 year old son.

  18. November 19, 2017

    Katrina

    I like the Woodland Cross-Body Messenger Bag – Maple Premium Leather

  19. November 19, 2017

    Tainan Lu

    I would love to get the Royal Symbol Ring for myself.

  20. November 19, 2017

    brandi gauvin

    Love the leather messenger bag!

  21. November 19, 2017

    Amy Heffernan

    I just love the Origin ring! I would have to gift it to myself!!! Thanks!

  22. November 19, 2017

    Pauline Milner

    Our son would love their oversized beer mugs in amber. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

  23. November 18, 2017

    LILLIAN BROWN

    I Would like the Origin Bracelet in Silver .925 Rhodium Finish.(Nickel Free) for my self, beautiful gift ideas on the site.

  24. November 18, 2017

    Robyn Bellefleur

    I like the King Caribou Backpack for my husband.

  25. November 18, 2017

    lori galbraith

    I would love to buy the Round Constellations Ring for myself.

  26. November 18, 2017

    Sab Edwards

    Grand Caribou Travel Bag in Premium Leather – Maple – this is quite lovely

  27. November 18, 2017

    Wanda Tracey

    I love the Vintage Bottle Set on the Cariboou Barn site. They have some really lovely things! 🙂

  28. November 18, 2017

    Linda Svarovsky

    I like the pitcher in amber wash finish.

  29. November 18, 2017

    Michelle T

    The hand blown glass products are phenomenal. I also love the vintage bottle sets, particularly the solid black one.

  30. November 17, 2017

    Jada

    I would love to get the Royal Symbol Ring for myself.

  31. November 16, 2017

    Allie f

    I would get the Handwoven Palm Baskets for my parents!

  32. November 16, 2017

    Imelda Gutierrez

    Thank you Sandy for your blog post and thanks to your audience for all the nice comments to the products and the store. If any of you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at operations2@thecariboubarn.com
    Ime

    • November 17, 2017

      Sandy

      Thank you Imelda! Your products are beautiful! Thanks for leaving your contact info for readers!

  33. November 16, 2017

    Nancy T

    I love the Round Constellation Ring!

  34. November 16, 2017

    Melinda

    I would love the Toronto Tote – Cognac – With Tassel for myself.

  35. November 16, 2017

    nicolas bello

    King Caribou Backpack for my dad

  36. November 15, 2017

    Harvinderks

    I’m loving the Handwoven Palm Baskets. So beautiful.

  37. November 15, 2017

    Carol M

    I would like to gift one of the handwoven totes to my cousin.

  38. November 15, 2017

    LINDA G

    The Palm Basket is gorgeous, but the cotton scarves are perfect for gift giving.

  39. November 15, 2017

    Kim K

    I love the vintage brown Toronto tote with tassel. Thanks for the chance.

  40. November 15, 2017

    Marilyn Legault

    I love the Constellations Earrings and are tempted to keep them for myself.

  41. November 15, 2017

    Piroska

    I love the Hand-woven Palm Baskets.

  42. November 15, 2017

    jan

    I may just have found a gift for my husband!!! The Woodland Cross-Body Messenger Bag – Maple Premium Leather.

    • November 15, 2017

      Sandy

      Isn’t that a beautiful bag, Jan? I love it!

  43. November 15, 2017

    Joy

    i am loving the Mezcal tote !

  44. November 15, 2017

    Lynda Cook

    I also like the Cotton Throw – Yoga Blanket and the G1 – Long Gold Plated Chain 50 cm long

  45. November 15, 2017

    Stephanie LaPlante

    I would absolutely love to buy the Constellations Earrings for my mom! They’re beautiful, just like her!

    • November 15, 2017

      Sandy

      Awww <3 That's sweet, Stephanie!

  46. November 15, 2017

    Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I really wanted to say that blue flower in the photos, I think that’s beautiful, however I couldn’t find it. So now I’ve chosen this: Cotton Throw – Yoga Blanket – Handwoven in a Loom – Crude, Black, Wine, and Light-Grey

    • November 15, 2017

      Sandy

      Oh my goodness! It’s not from this store, that’s why you couldn’t find it. I was just using it as a prop…forgetting it was a piece of pretty glass that someone might think was from The Caribou Barn. Sorry for the confusion, Elizabeth! I like your other choice though!

  47. November 15, 2017

    Lee-Ann Sleegers

    Miss R would love one of the yoga blankets.

  48. November 15, 2017

    Lee-Ann J

    I love the Toronto Tote – Vintage Brown – With Tassel- would buy it for myself!

  49. November 15, 2017

    Lynn Duchesne

    I love everything from Mexico, but the Genuine Crossbody Bag would be useful. Great Giveaway Sandy!

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