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 Dunamis in Ecuador, which is both the charity supported and the artisan group that created the items this month.
This is our recipe of the month, Arroz con Pollo. It's a standard recipe, but got me wondering how it would taste using beer as suggested. It looks yummy!
This necklace is made from tagua nuts! They are collected from the beaches and then cut, pounded, and dyed. How unique!
Spoon and Bottle Opener
This is a spoon and bottle opener made from a metal and clay amalgam. It has that rustic vintage look to it. It's not my personal style, but I'm sure some people would totally love this.
Verdict: This was my second box from Awaken Box, and I think they did a lovely job. I think both of the items are unique and special, and I completely support the mission of Awaken Box. I am still confused about the "gift from our sponsor" message on their website, and I'm further confounded that said gift seems to be missing this month. BUT, I think the important thing with this box is to love getting artisanal gifts while supporting important charities.
What do you think of Awaken Box?