Awaken Box is a new subscription service that delivers handmade global artisanal goods and supports global charities.
From Awaken Box:
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: U.S. for free
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This card was included this month, describing the contents. Awaken usually has a focus on one country per box but this month is holiday themed, so the contents are from different places and organizations.
Our recipe of the month is also usually from the country of interest, but this month it's holiday themed. I love hot cider!
Look at how pretty these beads are! They seem to be the same type of beads featured in the Ugandan/July box, and based on the charity organization mentioned on the info card, I'm betting they are. I love the color!
I love this little bowl, it's so pretty. It seems to be hand painted! It comes from the West Bank and helps to empower women.
I know I'm really sentimental about the holidays, but this might be my favorite item in the box this month! This angel ornament helps support impoverished children.
Look how pretty she looks on the tree!
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, but I think this month they did a better job than they sometimes do. Otherwise, I think it's a wonderful subscription at a very reasonable price.
What do you think of Awaken Box?