GlobeIn Artisan Subscription Box Review – October 2016
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 Gather!
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: $40 a month
COUPON: Use coupon code WELCOME to save $10 off a 3-month subscription
The Products: 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 products are detailed. There’s also details about the fair trade practices, community support initiatives, etc. – it is a feel-good read!
And this booklet included a recipe for Autumn Arugula Salad with Citrus-Honey Vinaigrette:
Now, onto the items!
Handwoven Bread Bowl, Mexico (Retail $22)
I love the painted burgundy band of this basket. This is a perfect item for a box that’s all about gathering around the table, too.
It worked great for us as a bread basket, but I think it could make a great succulent planter, too!
Neem Wood Salad Grabbers, India (Retail $15).
These salad grabbers are big!
They are easy to use, and pretty fun, too!
Palm Leaf Placemats (set of two), Mexico (Retail $12).
These palm leaf placements are an option for all subscribers. (You can pick these instead of the standard palm leaf basket with lid.)
This is one of my favorite basket substitute items – again they go so well with the theme!
The woven style should go well with most decor, too.
Recycled Cotton Coasters, India (Retail $20)
I love the colors and patterns of these coasters, but I was a little worried that with their material (the cotton has a paper-like feel) that they might not hold up well to water.
I decided to test one and spilled water on it. Good news – it dried and was good as new! (I’m not sure if I’d get the same result with a red wine spill, though.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $69. I think that’s a great value for a subscription box that focuses on fair trade and giving back. And it’s always nice when items feel both practical and special.
Plus, I love that GlobeIn did this Gather theme in October. You’ll be good to go with new table accessories for Thanksgiving!
What do you think of the October 2016 GlobeIn Artisan box?