Awaken Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2017
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!
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Awaken Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month (note the price drop!)
COUPON: Use code MYSA to 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. This month, instead of focussing on a specific country, it’s an animal themed box! Fun!
Our recipe of the month is Sweet Potato and Duck Chowder. It looks really decadent!
This keychain and the next item were both handcarved in Kenya by Craft Options, a husband and wife team dedicated to teaching skills to underserved teen boys. This keychain is so cute! It’s carved from wood, and the craftsmanship is impressive for such a small trinket.
Bird Picture Holder
The craftsmanship in this piece is exquisite! I love this! It’s so unique. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like it. I almost feel guilty keeping it for myself. But I’m going to.
Elephant Coin Purse
This coin purse, on the other hand, is something I will gift to my little niece, and she will love it. The info card even suggests gifting it to a special little girl in your life! It is a little cotton coin purse made by artisans in Thailand who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
Verdict: I am really enjoying my subscription to Awaken Box! I thought it was a nice way to break things up by choosing a theme instead of a country, and I liked all the items I received this month. I especially love the picture holder! Isn’t it so interesting? It’s hard to know what the specific retail values of anything they send might be, but I think the contents are always well worth the cost of the box.
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