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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 code MSAWELCOME to save $10 on a 3, 6, or 12-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!

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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!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: globein | 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. Does anyone know where this ships from and what shipper is used? Thanks.

  2. I would LOVE to swap for the bread bowl if anyone has it available! It would be perfect for my hard to shop for mom! Let me know!!

  3. I love everything in this box! However, I already have a pair of salad grabbers that are very similar to these, so these will go up for swap.

    • I will look for them on the swap board. My salad hand got caught in the drawer and it looks like it’s giving me the finger 🙂

      It needs to be replaced – now!

  4. Wow! I never had an interest in GlobeIn before but I want this box!!!

    • I’ll probably have most of mine up for swap. I love the glasses in the benefit basket and wish they were in this one.

      • I would definitely be interested in swapping for some of these items. I don’t know how this box normally works so I don’t know if its available still.

      • If you sign up by the 15th you’ll receive this month’s box.

  5. I’m head over heels for those coasters! I love that you get so many of them, too! I’ll skip the placemats, though. I’ve never used placemats, and these aren’t going to be the ones to change my mind.

    Plus, I’m one of those people who actually can’t get enough of the palm leaf baskets. I subscribe to the Benefit Basket and Artisan Box and I find uses for my 24-ish baskets per year. They are so great for gifting, and the holiday season is nearing!

  6. Love this month’s box! The bread basket is so beautiful and the theme is great 🙂

    • Me too! It’s one of my all-time favorite boxes from them!

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