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GlobeIn Artisan Box “Cheers” Review + Coupon – December 2017

The teal Globein box for 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. 

Bubble wrap surrounds the champagne flutes in the December 2017 "Cheers" Globein box.

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”.

Everything that's inside the December 2017 Globein Cheers box!

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.

Check out all of our GlobeIn reviews and the Artisan Subscription Box Directory for similar boxes!

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Here's the Globein December 2017 info booklet. Each product in Globein has a story, which is told in the Globein info booklet. There are photos of people who make the products in Globein. There are stories about each contributor to this Globein box. Globein provides information about all of its product creators. As part of their fair trade mission, Globein highlights its makers in the box's info booklet.

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.

Rainbow champagne flutes to brighten up your holiday table Cheers to these bright unicorn-inspired iridescent champagne flutes! There's a made in Mexico sticker on the bottom of each rainbow champagne flute. Look inside this rainbow champagne flute! There's a kaleidoscope of color inside each rainbow champagne flute.

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.

Bubble wrap surrounds the champagne flutes in the December 2017 "Cheers" Globein box.

Here’s how they were packaged, by the way. Super secure, safe, and sound!

This blue-gridded dishcloth folds up neatly for storage. The weave of this lightweight dish towel is smooth, as you can tell in this closeup. This blue gridded dish towel is lightweight and classic.

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!

I didn’t see this on Globein’s site shop, so I noted the value listed in our spoilers post.

Recycled fibers make up this card, which has two red cheersing flutes on the front. This greeting card says "Cheers" and features two red champagne glasses clinking together. The inside of this Globein greeting card is blank. The back of this Globein greeting card is blank.

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!)

This small red and blue woven basket can be used with or without its lid. A red and blue woven basket without its lid. An inside shot of this red, white, and blue woven basket. It comes with a lid!

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:

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. Heres the 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: 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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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 Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: globein | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Mine arrived today and I was so excited until I opened the thin, cheap box they shipped it in – not the standard sturdy one like in your post and how I have gotten in the past as a subscriber (just rejoined). A flute, of course, is broken. I’ll have to contact customer service tmrw. The one in tact is so beautiful and so is the basket. I love the subtlety and simplicity of the tablecloth. The card is adorable too.

  2. Those glasses are gorgeous. Downright tired of the table runners and cloths, though. They never fit my decor.

  3. Wow, I love those glasses and I think they are definitely squeal worthy. Could the tablecloth be folded and used as a table runner too? I’d love to see the size of the glasses by a wine bottle and maybe the basket too for perspective on size.

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