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GlobeIn Artisan Box “Serve” Review + Coupon – November 2017

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GlobeIn Serve November 2017 Box

The GlobeIn Artisan 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.

There are two levels of subscription: Essential and Premium. The Essential subscription comes with one handpicked artisan item each month, and the Premium comes with a full curated collection. Each month (with the Premium subscription) you have a choice of two new themes, as well as any theme from the previous month that may not have sold out. They also have a shopping club they call the Starter in which you can choose one of three levels of monthly membership, which is applied as a credit to shop in their online store at a discounted rate. 

GlobeIn Serve November 2017 open box

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

a Look inside the GlobeIn Serve November 2017

This is a review of the Premium “Serve”, $40 per month, box.

Group shot of the contents of GlobeIn Serve November 2017

The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn Artisan Box

The Cost: The Premium box is $40 per month + free shipping for the first month ($10 shipping for future months). The Essential box includes one item for $10 per month+ free shipping for the first month ($3 shipping for future months). There is also a Starter level where your monthly membership fee gets put towards credit to use in their online shop. 

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

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

Ships to: U.S.

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GlobeIn always includes a beautiful little booklet that highlights the artisans who made the goods included in your box. They tell personal stories of how making these items helps encourage independence, fair wages, and safe work environments for the craftsmen. These co-ops and small businesses also help the local communities in which they’re based.

handmade glass pitcher from mexico

Handblown Glass Pitcher, Mexico, 10″ x 4″  – Retail Value $30

handmade glass pitcher from mexico

I love how thick this hand-blown glass is. Some pieces like this seem too delicate to use, but this one is nice and sturdy even though it’s glass. The booklet says you can use it as a cold beverage pitcher or a wine decanter, but I actually have some flowers in it as we speak!

close up of colorful bottom of handmade glass pitcher from mexico

The colors incorporated are really pretty and will surely brighten up my dining room with this sitting on the table full of flowers!

close up of colorful bottom of handmade glass pitcher from mexico

There’s a slight texture within the colored glass droplets that feels nice to run your fingers over.

handmade wood and bone condiment bowl from kenya

Wood & Bone Condiment Bowl, Kenya, 3.75″ diameter – Retail Value $12

The booklet suggests using your new condiment bowl for sauces, but I’d be too afraid to get it stained with something! I’m going to only use this for salt or sugar to make sure I preserve it’s beauty.

birds eye view of handmade wood and bone condiment bowl from kenya

I love wooden tableware so much and am constantly finding myself buying more little wooden items for various types of storage. The black and white bone accents really level up this little guy and make it impossible to not display out in the open.

bottom of handmade wood and bone condiment bowl from kenya

Taking a look at the bottom, you can tell it was hand-carved and made from one solid piece of wood (that came from an olive tree). Since wood has become scarce in Kenya, olive trees are being protected until more can be planted and grown to make sure they can be fully replenished. To be able to cut down trees to support their income, woodcarvers must pay for a license to be able to do so.

handmade wood and bone condiment spoon from kenya

Wood & Bone Condiment Spoon, Kenya, 2.5″ (Retail $5)

The matching spoon is absolutely perfect and also hand-carved from a single piece of wood. It has a complimentary black and white bone accent that is a slight swirl instead of the polka dots found on the bowl.

bottom of handmade wood and bone condiment spoon from kenya

The grain of the wood is so pleasing to me, even on this small utensil.

handmade wood and bone condiment bowl and spoon with salt from kenya

Here are the two in action, classing up my table salt.

handmade Gold and ivory block print table runner from India

Block Print Table Runner, India, 80″ x 17″ – Retail Value $30

I am OBSESSED with this metallic gold block-print runner! I love entertaining, but I don’t have a very large table in my home right now to do as much as I’d like. One day I will buy a large midcentury dining table and this will be the first thing to grace it.

handmade Gold and ivory block print table runner from India

Symbology is a company that employs women from India and the West Bank to create beautiful block print textiles like the one for this table runner in exchange for fair wages. Check out the video here to see how they’re made.

close up of handmade Gold and ivory block print table runner from India

I just can’t get over how much I love this print. The points remind me of that of a pencil, which is just so cool, but it’s abstract and classy. The metallic gold ink used is perfect for my dining room as well.

Verdict: GlobeIn Artisan Box’s “Serve” box this month is just amazing. I appreciate the exceptional quality of the 4 items included. They each are super useable as they are beautiful and I’m happy to bring them into my home for everyday use. As always- by purchasing this subscription box, I know that I am a small piece of helping artisans receive livable income for their craft. The retail value of the pieces included totaled up to $77, so I feel like it’s a good buy for liking everything.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you subscribe by the 15th, you can choose to get this box. Premium Box schedule from Globein:

1st – 5th: Customize your theme and choose add-ons!
10th: Last day to cancel or skip before getting this month’s box (and add-ons).
15th: Last day to update your shipping address
18th – 21st: Your box starts to ship!

Coupon – Use coupon code MSAWELCOME to save $10 off any subscription

Value Breakdown: At $50 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Glass Pitcher: $19.50
  • Condiment Bowl: $7.80
  • Condiment Spoon: $3.25
  • Table Runner: $19.50

*These prices would be even less if this was your first order and you didn’t pay shipping costs.

Do you love the “Serve” GlobeIn Artisan Box as much as do?

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, anything kawaii, and all things food. She is also proudly the unofficial “Meat Editor” of My Subscription Addiction.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Adore the runner, so I’ll give Globe In another chance, since I used to love them.

    • Same here.

  2. At the top it is referred to as the “tea time” box and at the end it is called “serve”. Assume this is the serve box?

    • Yes. Tea time was a theme last month…I assume they forgot to update that part in the review copied from last month.

    • Definitely the Serve box. The Tea Time box came out last month. Just another copy and paste error…

      • Liz please hire a proof reader! This is your business and there are way too many cut and paste fails for a business.

        • Wow. It’s just a quick cut/paste error. No big deal! Don’t worry about it, Liz.

          • Right!!! Whoa hold up ms liddy!!

        • Proofreader is one word.

    • Sorry, this is the Serve box, just updated the post.

  3. That runner is gorgeous!

  4. Does anyone know if the coupon code works for all subscription levels or by the artisan box?

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