Our Home & Lifestyle Buyer Predicts the Hottest Trends for 2018
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2017 IN REVIEW: What Was Hot in Home & Lifestyle?
Embracing REUSABLE FOOD SOLUTIONS was a key focus for our Well.ca customers in 2017. The Abeego Natural Food Wraps became a customer favourite. Not surprisingly, since these food wraps are not only environmentally friendly and affordable, they also help to keep foods fresh for longer. Customers also gravitated towards our many litterless lunch options, mainly our reusable snack bags including Colibri, Russbe, and Stasher. And let’s not forget our favourite lunch bag from Fluf!
Also showing no signs of slowing down was GREEN & NATURAL CLEANING AND LAUNDRY. More and more consumers were making the switch towards natural alternatives. Some of our favourites including proudly Canadian brands such as ATTITUDE and Sapadilla.
COMING UP IN 2018: Top 9 Trends in Home & Lifestyle
2018 TREND #1: GOING GREEN WITH YOUR CLEANING
Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the dangers lurking in everyday cleaning and household products. Making the switch to greener and more natural alternatives, not just for one’s health, but for the health of the planet is top of mind for many us. Luckily at Well.ca, we try to make the switch easy by providing hundreds of options in one place. Remember that going natural doesn’t mean you have to give up great scents with your cleaning and laundry. Scent lovers delight in fragrances of lavender, bergamot, citrus and many more to choose from. Not forgetting those with sensitivities, we’ve also created a dedicated Fragrance Free Cleaning and Laundry shop.
2018 TREND #2: WELLNESS IN YOUR HOME
As life continues to be hectic for most of us, we predict a renewed interest in creating a calm and serene environment in the home. Doing so can help to reduce stress and enhance our overall sense of well-being. The Lumiere de Sel Himalayan Salt Lamps, ethically harvested from the Himalayan mountains, are a great addition to the home for their many benefits, including helping to clean and purify the air, reducing electromagnetic pollution, having a soothing and calming effect, helping to alleviate feelings of depression, and helping to reduce fatigue. These lamps can also be helpful for people suffering from asthma and/or upper respiratory problems, by reducing the number of airborne bacteria and dust. Candles and diffusers are also a great way to indulge, by picking your favourite scents and taking some time for yourself to relax and unwind after a busy day.
2018 TREND #3: SWITCH TO ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OPTIONS & REDUCE WASTE
Switching to reusable food storage options are great for the environment and your wallet! In our day-to-day, it can be hard to always think of putting the environment first. Take an easy first step by packing your kids’ lunches with reusable snack bags and bento containers with these great brands: Colibri, Russbe, Stasher, ECOlunchbox.
In the kitchen, ditch plastic wraps for natural food wraps by Abeego, which will not only reduce waste but also help keep your foods fresher for longer. Talk about a win-win! Compost bins are also a great way to do your part for the planet. Choose from some great options such as Green Lid Refill Pack, RSVP Compost Pail, OXO Good Grips Compost Pail, and Full Circle Fresh Air Kitchen Compost Collector.
2018 TREND #4: PACK YOUR LUNCH & STAY HEALTHY
It can be easy to forget about yourself when you’re putting your kids’ lunches first. While you’re packing your kids’ lunches for school, think about packing a healthy lunch for yourself. In fact, why not make it a resolution for 2018? We have plenty of adult-friendly food storage options for on-the-go. Packing your own lunch can help you make healthier choices by thinking ahead, and can also help with portion control. Start with a lunch bag like the Built Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote in Black and White Polka Dots. Packing a salad to go? We’ve got you covered with the Sistema Salad To Go. Finally, pack a few snacks in a reusable silicone pouch from Stasher. Taking your morning smoothie or coffee with you? Try one of the new S’well Tumblers for a functional and stylish option.
2018 TREND #5: SUPPORT CANADIAN
Show your Canadian pride and support our local Canadian brands. Best of all, there’s no need to compromise as they offer great products that will surely make you proud! For cleaning and laundry, try natural and Canadian brands like Sapadilla, ATTITUDE and Nature Clean. Don’t forget our favourite maple syrup candles from Seracon – now that’s Canadian!
2018 TREND #6: SUPPORT PRODUCTS THAT GIVE BACK
In a highly consumeristic society, we predict a shift towards more conscious spending in 2018. This means being aware of the companies and brands we support with our spending dollars and their overall impact. At Well.ca, we love seeing brands and companies taking initiatives to give back – one of our favourites is GROSCHE which manufactures a premium line of craft brewing accessories for coffee and tea while funding safe water projects in third world countries. GROSCHE is also a family run and majority woman-owned business based in Canada with 4 main principles: 1) Transparency, 2) Zero Net-Impact, 3) Constant Betterment, and 4) Purpose Before Profit. Now that’s a brand to get behind!
2018 TREND #7: D.I.Y. – DO IT YOURSELF
2018 is about taking health into your own hands, and with these trendy tools, it’s never been more fun. You’ve surely heard the buzz about the benefits of fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha, and now with these fun kits from Mortier Pilon you can make your own! However, if making your own fermented foods or kombucha sounds too adventurous, take smaller steps towards healthier eating with accessories like a spiralizer, mandolin or salad spinner to help you integrate more vegetables into your diet.
2018 TREND #8: DON’T FORGET YOUR FURRY LOVED ONES
When focusing on your health choices this year, don’t forget about the health of your pets. They too can benefit from supplements to aid in joint care, anxiety management, and overall health boosters. For optimal health benefits in dogs of all ages and breeds, try NutraSea CanineOmega3 EPA & DHA Fish Oil Liquid for Dogs. To help reduce anxiety, try Naturvet Quiet Moments Plus Melatonin Soft Chews. For joint care and reducing inflammation, try Holistic Blend My Healthy Pet Glucosamine HCL Complex Liquid.
2018 TREND #9: LEISURE & FAMILY FUN!
Canadian winters can be long, so when summer hits, be ready to treat yourself and your family to fun items that will help you enjoy being outdoors and active, and have fun. Some of our favourites include Sunnylife floaties (stay tuned!), Tofino Towel Co. round towels and Turkish towels from Stray & Wander.