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GlobeIn Artisan Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Jan 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 the Bathe. 


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

COUPON: Use code MSAWELCOME to save $10 on a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.

The Products: Sspecially 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!



Hand Towel from Turkey – Retail Value $13

(Colors will vary).

This hand towel measures 19 X 31 inches – a good size for a hand towel!


I was expecting this towel to be the same material as the larger bath towel, but it actually has a terry cloth side:



Pestemal Bath Towel from Turkey – Retail Value $25

This is a big bath towel – I think it would be great as an oversized beach towel. It measures 39 x 67 in (100 x 170 cm) and is made with 100% cotton.

And here it is styled as a scarf because… I can’t help myself:


Here are all the color options that are available for subscribers:

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I’m loving the color I received!


Alaffia Lemongrass Citrus African Black Soap – Value $4.50

Alaffia Shea & Red Palm Body Lotion in Mango Citrus – 2 oz Value $3

These both smell SO good! The Lemongrass soap has a lovely and subtle citrus scent, and the shea body lotion has a tropical vibe! Both are paraben-free and fair trade too!

Here is the soap out of the wrapper:



Silk Face Scrub – Value $?

I had to use the included booklet to figure out what this is! It is made from 100% raw cocoon silk and naturally antibacterial. GlobeIn’s recommended use:

After a hot shower, when your skin is soft and damp, rub in gentle circles over the whole face, then rinse with cold water.

Here it is on my hand:


And here is a model who has mastered the technique:


I tried it out on the back of my hand, and I think I could tell a difference in the softness of my skin. I’m not 100% convinced yet, though.


Palm Leaf Basket – Value $12

Each box comes with some of the contents packaged in a palm leaf basket. I’m happy to see we’re back to baskets with lids!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $58 – not counting the value of the silk face scrub. I think that’s great for a subscription box that focuses on fair trade and giving back. And GlobeIn is really impressing me with their themes and curation each month! And I am very happy with the quality of the towels this month.

What do you think of the January 2016 GlobeIn Artisan box? Which item are most excited about?

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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Comments (35)

  1. Got my first box and found a use for the basket. A single roll of toilet paper fits exactly in it so you could keep the extra on the back of your toilet. My basket doesn’t match my bathroom so need to find another use for this one but if I get one that matches will be using it for that for sure.

    • I have a few of my baskets in my bathrooms for toilet paper. I love the baskets!

    • That is so clever! I am doing this in our guest bath as soon as I get home!!!

  2. Anyone else routinely having shipping problems with GlobeIn? Mine never ships until maybe the 20th at the earliest and then wends its way to NY so slowly it boggles the mind. My December box arrived on NYE! January’s box has been sitting in NJ for days and days and days. Pretty soon I’m gonna be receiving boxes the month after they’re actually for, it’s heading that way so quickly! That said, I am really looking forward to this month’s box and wish they’d quit torturing me! 🙂 I was considering canceling GlobeIn but now that we can swap out a month for a different past theme, who’d want to leave now? 🙂

  3. Received my first box today and love it! Looking forward to next month. I got the same color towel as Liz and it’s so pretty. It almost matches the color of my basket. My hand towel is in the light green.

  4. Hi, the BESTFRIEND promo code worked for me, took 20.00 off of a 3 month subscription! I am so excited to receive my first box!

  5. Received my first Globein box today and just love it! The bath towel is a large purple one and the hand towel is pretty large and was a very nice shade of slightly mint/white. The little basket was purple and nicely made – haven’t figured out what to use it for, but I like it. The soap and lotion will become gifts. Not sure about the little facial thing, but will give it a go. Really looking forward to the next box. Really glad I subscribed!

    • I’ve used my baskets for:

      – kurig cups
      – coffee toppings packages
      – cotton rounds
      – handkerchiefs & napkins

      Basically, they are good for things that are relatively light weight and all the same. I finally got a different colored one (all my other ones were purple) and I think I’ll use it for decaff kurig cups.

    • I just got my GlobeIn box and I’m very happy. The bath towel, looks too flimsy to be a towel. Has anyone used it as one?

      I got it in yellow and I think I’m going to use it as a tablecloth for my coffee table – I have what my brother describes as an “ethnic junk” decor to my house, so it works. Plus my coffee table needs to refinished.

  6. Use code BESTFRIEND, to save $20 on a three month box.

  7. I was so excited to receive my box today only to open it up and find wander instead of the January theme. So disappointed. I know we had the option to choose a different month and I did look at the other options but in the end elected to keep this month. In fact, wander probably would have been my least likely to have chosen. I emailed customer service and hopefully will hear back soon. I love GlobeIn but that’s 2 months in a row I I’ve had issues with my box. 🙁

  8. Hi. I just tried the WELCOME code and it only discounted $8.75, not 25%. Help?

    • I believe that’s 25% off of the first month in a 3-month subscription. Sorry if the code is confusing!

    • Never mind. I realized why. The wording is a little tricky, since it only applies to 3/6 mo. subs, but the discount is only on one of those months. Sorry, and thanks for all the great reviews!

  9. I just found out from GlobeIn that if you don’t like that month’s box, you an go to your account and choose a different one. The choices for this month are Cozy, Celebrate and Wander, though I imagine that will change depending on availability.

    To me this means I’m with GlobeIn for the long haul now.

  10. Is there any way to know what comes in the benefit basket?

    • It’s usually the first spoiler, which would be the large turkish towel.

      • Thanks! 🙂

  11. I’ve been so pleased with this sub. The items are unique, the spirit behind the box is wonderful and their customer service is top-notch.

  12. The color of your bath towel is great! I hope I get that or a blue. If I get pink I may try to swap with someone for a different color. Seems like plenty of people want the pink.

  13. I can’t wait to get my box! I’m hoping for a pink towel and a yellow small hand towel 🙂
    This sub is absolutely one of my favorites! The items are so unique and things I always end up using and loving.
    I’m so glad I decided to subscribe a few months ago. This is one that I don’t see myself ever cancelling. Love GlobeIn!

  14. This will be my first Globein box and I am stoked!! I am hoping for a yellow bath towel. That I may even wear as a scarf haha. If I don’t get a yellow one, maybe I can swap for one. And I also hope to master the technique of the face scrub 😉

    • If you don’t get the yellow, email me! I did and I would swap you! roneydapony at aol dot com

  15. I’m psyched!

    I get the Benefit basket and am looking forward to getting the bath towel (I’m assuming that’s what we’re getting) but I also got a 3-month sub of the Artisan box for my sister for Christmas. And this looks great! Yay!! 😀

  16. “And here is a model who has mastered the technique.” BAHAHAHA! And the scarf-towel. This review is hilarious. It looks better as a scarf though!

    • 🙂 Thanks Heathery!

  17. Cannot wait to get mine! This is one sub box that is just consistently great.

  18. So happy I didn’t cancel this one during my New Years resolution un-subbing fest. I can’t wait to see the items in person, this looks awesome!

  19. I had been thinking about signing up and I like the January box so much I bit the bullet and went for 3 months. Blue would match my bathroom, but I’m fine with any color, especially since I keep hearing such good things about Turkish towels.

  20. OK, I resubscribed.

  21. I’ll bite! Looks like this one will make trying this sub worthwhile. Thanks for the promo code.

  22. I totally love the big towel and am really hoping to swap for it ! All the colors are pretty, but i really love the blue ones

  23. I’m excited to receive my Artisan Box and Benefit Basket, even though I will be gifting/swapping the lotion (no mango for me!) and possibly the towels, depending on the colors I receive. I think they’re all neat products. I wonder what colors are available for the hand towels? They haven’t made it into the shop, so I’ve only seen the ones on here so far: Liz’s pink/peach and the one in the spoilers — celadon/sage? And then I’m not sure if the one in the booklet is also that light greenish hue or if it’s an ivory.

  24. I’m really hoping for the coral-ish or pink bath towel. Do we know if the soaps are coming in a variety of scents, or if everyone gets the same one?

    • I’ll reach out and ask!

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