GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – August 2014
The GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box is a monthly subscription that sends you original crafts by global artisans. Each box contains handcrafted items from around the world and the stories of the artists who made the pieces. You also get to pick which category you want: Jewelry, Home, or Surprise.
GlobeIn kindly sent us this box to review.
The Box: The GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box
The Cost: $29.99/month, with free shipping to US and $15 shipping worldwide
The Products: 3 specially handcrafted items from around the world
Ships to: US and Worldwide
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This month’s box held a beautiful, sustainably-made woven basket with the rest of the contents inside.
Here are the rest of the items included this month, unpacked.
The first item is a simple, well-made, blank-page notebook with a paper cover and fabric binding. I can never have too many notebooks! The cards telling the artisans’ stories say that this one is made via sustainable purposes (rescued branches, wood scraps, and logs) and no trees are cut down for this artist’s work.
Here is what the wallet looks like opened up: one side unsnaps to reveal a cash pocket, mirror, and 4 card slots; then there’s the divided coin pouch and on the other side unsnaps for two clear-front ID holders/card slots. It has that new-leather smell and feels very soft to the touch.
The last things in the box were a carved, wooden keychain that says “meditate” on it and a gift code for a free, digital 21-Day “Creating Abundance” Meditation Challenge through the Chopra Center – a $49.99 value.
Verdict: I sincerely enjoyed experiencing this GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box. Learning about the stories and work the artisans are doing – not simply in their craft but also in the lives of others and within their communities – is really uplifting. The high value of his box goes further than the monetary estimates. The items in this box are well-made and meaningful, and even if I end up swapping or gifting one or two things, I know they are a product of something good, sustainable, and positive. This is one of my favorite boxes to-date.
What do you think about the GlobeIn Artisan Gift box? Which item do you like the most?