GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – Oct 2015
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. This month’s theme is Cozy.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box
The Cost: $35 a month
NEW COUPON: Now through October 15th (or while supplies last), use coupon code COZY to get a bonus second mug with your first GlobeIn box. This offer applies only to 3 and 6 month subscriptions.
The Products: specially handcrafted items from around the world
Ships to: US
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This box comes with an info booklet – the first page is a letter explaining the theme. Inside each maker and their product is detailed. There’s also details about the fair trade practices, community support initiatives, etc. – it is a feel-good read!
Le Souk Ceramique Latte/Soup Mug – Value $11
This mug is different from the one shown in the spoiler pictures (a tall coffee mug), so I reached out to GlobeIn to get more info:
Originally everyone was supposed to get the same shape (like the one on the promotional photos). But the artisans had a major setback with shipping so we had to buy the two variations of the mugs. These things happen when you work with small producers and we try to do our best to make it work.
As promised all the mugs will be featuring Tunisian designs/patterns, we think that’s the most important part and hope that our customers will appreciate them.
Our customers will receive a combination of these mugs: the original ones and the latte shaped ones (in different designs/patterns). All the customers using the COZY code will receive two identical mugs, i.e. same shape and same design/color.
Most importantly, we will be sending an email to all our customers about this issue before shipping out the October Boxes. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s requests.
I was originally disappointed to not get the tall mug, but now I’m thinking I can use this mug for both tea and soups, so it works even better for the fall cozy theme! (This mug measures 5.5 inches across).
And the pattern on this mug is beautiful:
And my favorite part: these mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe!
Marquet Scarf – Value $22
(Subscribers will receive one of multiple colors). This scarf is made with 100% cotton and measures 62 x 22 inches.
This scarf isn’t super warm, so I think it could work for different climates. The weave is somewhat loose, and the strings are knotted at the ends.
Divine Cocoa – Value $5
This is pure fair trade cocoa powder. I’m happy to see that it isn’t a dairy blend. This way I can make hot cocoa with coconut milk! GlobeIn also included recipes for “Simple, Creamy and Surprisingly Healthy Hot Cocoa,” and “Cocoa Roasted Almonds.”
Palm Leaf Basket – Value $12
Each box comes with some of the contents packaged in a palm leaf basket. (I think I get a different color each month – they’re great for storage).
Verdict: This box has a value of about $50. I think that’s great for a subscription box that focuses on fair trade and giving back. Plus I’ve been impressed with the curation with these boxes. They definitely nailed the cozy theme!
What do you think of the October 2015 GlobeIn Artisan box? Which mug version are you hoping to receive?