Awaken Box is a new subscription service that delivers handmade global artisanal goods and supports global charities.
From Awaken Box's FAQ: "Our mission is to awaken hearts and minds to the needs of our neighbors across the globe and to support artisans in third world countries who are trying to sustain a business for themselves to simply survive." That's a noble mission. Bravo!
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The Subscription Box: Awaken Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month (note the price drop!)
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 25% off your first box!
The Products: Each box contains one or more handcrafted goods from around the world, a country sticker, a recipe, and a "gift from our sponsor." I'm still not sure what that means!
Ships to: US for free
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This card was included this month, describing Tiny Hands International, a faith-based charity that helps fight human trafficking in South Asia. What an important cause!
This is our recipe of the month, Dal Bhat, a lentil and rice dish. This looks delicious, and it's really well-timed as I have been trying different meatless dishes with my family lately.
Handmade Paper Notebook
This beautiful notebook was made in Nepal from the lotka plant. This is a craft that is hundreds of years old! I love it!
Handmade Cosmetics Case
This is a beautiful handmade cosmetics case! I just wish I had more information about who made it and where it comes from.
Look at this cute tiny bag!
Inside the bag was this beautiful silver ring! It's adjustable, but still quite big. I could only wear it on my thumb. My husband doesn't wear rings as fashion accessories, but I think it would be perfect for a man who does.
Best Assam Tea
Oh my gosh, I wish you could smell this tea! It smells incredible! It smells so fresh, I really have never smelled tea like this before. It tastes great, too.
Verdict: I am really enjoying my subscription to Awaken Box! Every month they send such beautiful items, and I love feeling like I'm helping to support such important charities and causes around the world. My only wish with Awaken is that they would provide more information about who makes the items and how they are tied to that month's charity organization, if at all. Sometimes they do, but not usually. Otherwise, I think it's a wonderful subscription at a very reasonable price.
What do you think of Awaken Box?