January 18th, 2021

New gift box business looks to promote local specialty products

By Jensen, Randy on May 25, 2020.

Jennifer Foisy has launched Sweet Southern Gift Box, where she offers a package of local specialty products for home delivery. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald


With so much gloomy news out there about the challenges facing Lethbridge and southern Alberta’s economy due to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, one local entrepreneur has decided to start a new business which is also intended to float the boat of various other local specialty product businesses.

Jennifer Foisy has recently began Sweet Southern Gift Box where each month she will put together a curated sample of various local products for home delivery.

“I have kind of teamed up with local businesses, and we have created these gift boxes,” she explained recently to The Herald. “I have reached out to local businesses and created my first box. I am kind of looking to provide some relief for local businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.”

Foisy says she hopes to create a unique gift box featuring at least some new local products every month to help people facing social isolation due to COVID-19 and giving a much-needed boost to some unique businesses.

“In this first box, for example, we have some locally made caramels,” she explains. “We have handmade soap. We have some natural honey from a local farm, a bath bomb, a bracelet of 10 beads, along with some essential oils. We also have some cookie mix, and things like that. We’re going to do a different one and kind of make the rounds every month.”

Foisy says she never expected the gift boxes to catch on like they have from her first month of operation, but she has already had massive interest from customers and businesses who would like to be involved with Sweet Southern Alberta Gift Box.

“I have had lots of interest, and more than I could handle with this current box,” she says. “I have had to tell some people I am going to think of you for the next month. If we can get the word out not just for my businesses, but also for those businesses, it is kind of a win-win.”

To learn more about Sweet Southern Gift Box check them out on Facebook or Instagram. To make inquiries about purchase or delivery call or text 403-634-9708.

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