GlobeIn Artisan Box “Cheers” Review + Coupon – December 2017
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.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This is a review of the Premium box, which is $40.00 per month. This month’s theme is “Cheers”.
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 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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
One of my favorite things about GlobeIn is the booklet of information they provide with each box. They really take care to tell the story of the people and companies behind the items they feature.
Confetti Champagne Flutes, Mexico, 9″, Set of Two – Retail Value $16 each ($32.00 total)
I legit squealed when I saw these colorful flutes! As the name suggests, they feature splotches of colored glass that are reminiscent of a storm of confetti. But my favorite part is how the glass in between those splotches is a gorgeous, iridescent mix of shimmering blue, yellow, green, orange, magenta, and violet. These heavy handmade flutes are perfect for a colorful New Year’s cheers, but I feel like they’d also be fun to pull out on birthdays, or any day that needs a little pizzazz. I’m a champagne gal, but I feel like some sparkling rosé is more appropriate for this rainbow color scheme.
Here’s how they were packaged, by the way. Super secure, safe, and sound!
Checkered Table Cloth, India, 62″ x 42″ – Listed Value $40.00
This item isn’t quite as festive as the glasses are, but it’s still helpful to have around. I like keeping a tablecloth on my kitchen table to help make cleanup easy. This one is a little more traditional than what I’d typically pick up for myself, but in that way, I’m glad to have it—it expands my options a bit!
The blue and white pattern feels really classic, too, so it’s not adding anything obtrusive to my kitchen’s style. I also kind of like how there are twisting blue and white threads embroidered into the center of each blue line. It gives it a bit more oomph and specialness. The fabric isn’t the thickest, but the weave is tight and well-made. I bet this would make a decent setting for small picnics, too!
Elephant Poo Greeting Card, Sri Lanka – Listed Value $6.00
No, no, you read that right. This card, believe it or not, is made using the cellulose-rich material that comes from… well… you know. You’d never know it, though! I thought this card was just a traditional recycled paper greeting—it’s full of little fibers and has the soft, almost fabric-like feeling of a rustic, recycled card. Apparently, using elephant dung to create recycled paper has raised the Sri Lankan tolerance for wild elephants—animals that need protection, but which can be a tremendous burden on Sri Lankan farmers. (Ever have deer eat your flower garden? I suppose it’s like that but on a way bigger scale.) Sales of this unique paper help get farmers the revenue they’ve lost to grazing elephants and keeps people from killing them to prevent future damage. (Especially now that they’re a revenue stream!) Wild, right? And soooo smart, too. Can you imagine the conversation this cute card could start?!
Just FYI, this particular card isn’t available for sale on Globein’s site, so I noted the price from the spoiler post above. (They do sell other styles of the card on the site, though!)
Mini Palm Leaf Basket, Mexico, 3″ x 4″ – Retail Value $10.00
This is the cutest little basket! I got a similar, yet larger, basket from a previous Globein box and it’s been so helpful in keeping things organized on my big long coffee table. I think the fact that the woven fibers have some flexibility to them (not stretch, but in the sense that the basket has a slight flopsy quality to it) makes baskets like this great for storing all sorts of oddly shaped items, or more delicate pieces that you don’t want to scratch (or get scratched). My big basket is holding room sprays, palo santo sticks, essential oil blends, and even some crystals (all from subscription boxes, of course!) right now. This little guy would be great for small, golf-sized pencils and pens, and maybe a small notepad—I have a million of those sorts of things, but for whatever reason, I’m always scrambling to find a pen and paper when I need it (like on a phone call, etc.). The jewel tones (emerald, sapphire, and ruby) in the design give it a holiday vibe, too! Maybe this will serve as the hiding place for holiday chocolates or mini candy canes!
The Verdict: While I kind of expected the GlobeIn Artisan Box’s “Cheers” box to have more of a blatant holiday vibe, I’m actually quite pleased with the goodies I ended up with. The glasses and the greeting card feel the most season-specific, but I think it’s great that the rest of the items have a year ’round appeal (the glasses, too, really). I think my favorite Globein items are always the colorful ones. If they wanted to keep sending dreamy glassware like this in each box, I would be A-OK with that…
To Wrap Up:
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: This box cost a total of $50.00 (price + $10.00 shipping, though if this is your first box, shipping will be free), but I received $88.00 worth of product (going by GlobeIn’s values). That means, proportionally, I spent the following on each item:
- Glasses – $18.18
- Tablecloth – $22.73
- Greeting card – $3.40
- Basket – $5.68
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