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GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – January 2015

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GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – January 2015 Box

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.

GlobeIn recently changed their format so that there’s only one box variation and each box contains more items and has an overall higher value!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – January 2015 Items

The Box: the GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box

The Cost: $29.99/month, with $5 shipping to US and $15 shipping worldwide

COUPON: if you haven’t signed up for a subscription yet, use coupon code NY25%MSA to save 25% ($7.50) off your first box!

The Products: specially handcrafted items from around the world

Ships to: US

Check out our Artisan Subscription Box Directory for similar boxes!

GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – January 2015 Shampoo

Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo – 2 oz, value: $2.24

Nobunto Hand-Painted Pillar Candle

This shampoo has lots of great ingredients in it, including rooibos tea and coconut oil! It says it’s designed for curly hair, which definitely isn’t my hair type, but I’m wondering if that matters all that much?

I love this candle – it’s really bright and happily colored. It’s something my mom would really like, so I’m definitely gifting it to her!

GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – January 2015 Tea

Guyaki Yerba Mate tea in Traditional, Greener Green Tea, and Pure Empower Mint – 3 tea bags, value: $1.30 total

Ten Thousand Villages Natural Hemp Washcloth – value: $10

Ten Thousand Villages Dead Sea Mud Soap – value: $9

Guyaki tea is organic and fair trade. I love getting tea in subscription boxes so these are a win for me.

I’ve never used a hemp washcloth but apparently it’s a stronger and more earth-friendly option, so I’ll give it a try!

Verdict: I’m happy with this month’s GlobeIn Artisan Gift box! I know they recently revamped their service, and I have to say that I’m glad with the changes. The items are definitely ones I’ll use. As far as value goes, everything adds up to $22.54 – that’s excluding any value for the candle (since I couldn’t find one online), so I’m guessing that the value actually ends up about breaking even with the cost of the box.

What do you think about GlobeIn?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I went to the outlets last weekend and saw a Ten Thousand Village store. It sounded familiar, but I couldn’t place it. Now I know. I like the shampoo a lot and may order a bottle.

  2. I liked the December box much better. I ended up getting my popsugar box the same time I got this box in the mail Which I pay $10 more for. When ever I get Popsugar the same day as other boxes, any of the other boxes don’t look as good as the popsugar one. I’m glad to see another basket in the box. I like some of the items in this box, but not others. This box does not have a WOWness to me of that the December box had. I hope I will like the Feb box is better.

  3. This box has great items in it. Send the shampoo my way 🙂 I rarely receive hair products for curly/wavy hair. I loved my holiday home box and am watching the reviews.

  4. You never mentioned or factor in the value of the palm leaf basket….

    • Heidi, you’re right – the basket is included in every box as their standard packaging so it slipped my mind, but it definitely adds some value to the overall box, as well! Sorry about that!

      • Are you sure? I got the basket in my first box, along with an apron, and there were cards for both the basket and the apron. I never received another basket.

        • You’re right. This basket isn’t part of their packaging; it’s one of the items. I got this box for a few months, and sometimes the items came in a plain, tiny basket, but I never got anything nearly as nice as this one; a lot of people probably would’ve thrown away the ones I got. The one in this month’s box is definitely one of the items – possibly the most expensive item in the box from the looks of it.

          • Hi Cecily & Shanna,

            Liza here from GlobeIn. I apologize we were not able to include baskets in all your boxes! We were very limited with baskets for a few months because the artisan, Martina Garcia, was working alone and struggling to get enough baskets done at the rate of new subscribers we were obtaining.

            But, we actually have been working with her and another one of our artisans down in Oaxaca, Mexico to gather other women and people of the local and surrounding communities to form a basket cooperative. Then, instead of Martina having to work alone while trying to keep up with the demand for more baskets, these women will work together with more efficiency, and they can all benefit from their teamwork.
            Not only are we able to get enough baskets to put in all of our customers’ boxes every month, but these women will be able to generate more of an income to help their families and community grow.

            From now on these baskets will be included in all the boxes!

    • Heidi,

      Thank you for pointing this out! Each basket is worth about $8 without the cost of shipping it from Mexico (around $10). It is a part of our signature packaging now but it is also very much a product on its own, handmade by women artisans. We are so happy that you appreciate them as much as we do!

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