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GlobeIn Artisan “Refresh” Box Review + Coupon – June 2017

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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, subscribers could choose one of two themes—”Refresh” or “Al Fresco”. 

This is a review of the Refresh Artisan Gift Box ($55.00).

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn “Refresh” Artisan Gift Box

The Cost: $55 a month + free shipping

COUPON: Use code MSAWELCOME to save $10 on a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.

The Products: Handcrafted items from around the world curated around a monthly theme.

Ships to: U.S.

Good to Know: June Artisan Box options are available for all active subscribers in their subscription settings June 1st through June 5th!

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Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

Each box comes with a detailed booklet that introduces the items in the box, as well as the artisans behind them!

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The items in this “Refresh” box are meant to be a little oasis from the busy, hot days of summer.

Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

Each page of the booklet is dedicated to a different item.

Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

I love that they include photos of the people from the companies that make these products, as well as suggested uses and interesting facts.

Check out my review of the GlobeIn Al Fresco Box!

Seeing the stories and the human element behind these items makes them feel even more valuable to me.

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Now, let’s take a look at the products themselves!

Though GlobeIn doesn’t list any values for the products in the box, they did release the retail values of the products in their spoiler for the box. I’ll be referencing those prices since these aren’t products I could easily find elsewhere online (except for the tea, which goes for the value GlobeIn gave it online, too). I’ll note that the prices do skew a little higher than I may have expected, but I do most of my home decor shopping at big retailers, who probably aren’t getting their products from fair-trade sources or fairly paid artisans!

Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

Kikoi Blanket, 60″ x 39″ – Listed Value $25.00

I love the colors in this blanket! The pastel rainbow of hues dips a toe into the unicorn trend but in a mature, subtle way.

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GlobeIn refers to this piece as a blanket, but they note that it’s super versatile. Taking it out of the box, I assumed it was a tablecloth or a towel. Turns out, you could probably use it for all of the above! The booklet even suggests wearing it as a wrap—I might try that out at some upcoming summer concerts. Something stylish to wear that I can also use as a picnic blanket? I’m sold!

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Here’s the logo for the company, which is stamped on one corner of the piece. The 100% cotton aspect explains why this breeze weave is so darn light and soft!

Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

Sun Hat – Listed Value $25.00

I’ve never been one to wear sunhats, but with my pale skin, I certainly should start. Is a straw hat really my style? Well… no. But the idea of hanging outside on a sunny day without the sun in my eyes (or a sunburn brewing on my nose) sounds totally worth it!

Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

The hat is on the smaller side. My head is relatively small, and it was just slightly snug on me. But if you can’t wear this hat, it could be a fun way for kiddos to keep their faces sunburn-free!

Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

Moroccan Tea Glass, 4″ tall x 2.5″ diameter – Listed Value $15

How cute is this glass?! I love pink, so this magenta glass caught my eye instantly. It’s definitely on the small side—it’s more of the size of a typical juice glass than a tumbler. But it’s perfect for small servings.

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The gold details are pretty, too. I kind of hate the idea of shutting this glass up in a cabinet all day… Maybe I’ll use it to display a small bouquet or some air plants instead. It’ll be a nice pop of color in my living room!

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Moroccan Mint Tea, 18 Tea Bags – Value $5.26

To go with the Moroccan tea glass, there’s, of course, some Moroccan mint tea!

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I’d never had this type of tea before, but I really loved the flavor. I was expecting something closer to peppermint tea, which is really herbal and sharp in a way. This tea struck me as a little milder and a bit sweeter—truer to the taste of fresh mint leaves.

Check out my review of the Refresh themed GlobeIn Artisan box for June 2017!

I tried this tea hot, but I’d be really curious to see what it’d taste like cold. It could be a fun stand-in for a mint julep on a hot day.

Verdict: I really liked the items in this box, and I thought they did an interesting job of interpreting the theme in more ways than just refreshing flavors. The hat might’ve been the one wildcard, but I appreciate the idea of providing some respite from the sun. The box itself is $55.00, but based on the values given by GlobeIn’s spoilers, the items inside are worth around $70.00. In my experience, fair trade items at a boutique or local shop are typically priced a little higher (as well they should be—these are quality products with prices that support, rather than exploit their creators). I could see the hat and the blanket costing as much as the box (if not more) at a fair trade shop, so I’m going to say the pricing is pretty fair. That said, it is pretty pricey. If you’re mostly interested in exploring new home and lifestyle products on a budget, then there’s probably a more cost-effective subscription out there for you. But if you’ve got the ability and interest to spend a little more, then definitely consider this quality, feel-good box.

What do you think of the June 2017 GlobeIn “Refresh” Artisan box? Which box did you pick this month?

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

Posted in GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: globein | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Hey Anna, is there any give to the hat at all? I’d really like a sun hat but have a medium to large head. Hoping it’ll stretch a bit…

  2. I’m so torn this month. I have two months left on my sub and I don’t love either of these and am on the waitlist for epicure. How do I skip a month? Is it too late?

    • Hello Stacey!

      To skip a month, you sign in to your GlobeIn account, click “Me,” click “your subscriptions,” click your box.
      When that comes up, scroll down past add-ons all the way to the bottom of the page.
      At the very bottom of the page, you will see a “Need Help?” section.
      Click the blue “skip a month” link, and it will take you to where you can choose “continue to skip.” (the green box)
      From there you click the number of months you want to skip and click “skip.”

      You have until either the 5th or the 10th of the month to skip.
      I’m not sure which date is the deadline to skip, so I’d try to make the choice before the 5th.

      Hope this helps. 🙂

      • Thank you!!

  3. I love Globein and I have received some great boxes in the past but that being said with the price increase I just can’t justify this box now which makes me sad

  4. I’d love to swap for the blanket!

    • Ditto! I actually went to the website printed on the blanket hoping they would be selling it there but it appears it is all clothing on the site. Bummer. Such great colors.

  5. Love your review and a very well said summation!

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