GlobeIn Artisan “Mindfulness” Box Review + Coupon – June 2018
The GlobeIn Premium 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.
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.
About This Fair Trade Subscription 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 Products: Handcrafted items from around the world curated around a monthly theme.
Ships to: U.S. (free shipping for the first month, $10 shipping for future months)
Good to know: Other subscriptions are available: 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.
GlobeIn Artisan Box “Mindfulness” June 2018 Review
Each box from GlobeIn contains a booklet that talks more about the theme for the box and the items inside.
I also got a card for Simple Habit, a meditation app.
Just a heads up, there aren’t prices listed in the booklet for the items, so I’m going off the prices given in this Globein spoilers post!
Blue Lineas Palm Leaf Basket, Mexico – Listed Value $15.00
These woven grass baskets make frequent appearances in GlobeIn baskets, and I am a big fan. This one has bold blue accents and a lid for hiding whatever’s inside. I’ve used these baskets for storing spare cords, coasters, pens and pencils, and all sorts of other clutter that I want to keep nearby but out of sight.
Mini Usha Bells, India – Listed Value $20.00
The booklet suggests using these as wind chimes or hanging them on the door. They have a pleasant, gentle ring to them, and I love the gold color. I just moved to a place with a front porch, so I may hang them there to add to the atmosphere outside.
Mala Beads, India – Listed Value $20.00
The idea behind mala beads is that you count the beads, perhaps repeating your mantra with each one until you return to the center tassel-adorned bead. This mala is made of wood and bright red thread. I could see someone wearing this as a long necklace, too!
Blue Ombre Reed Diffuser, Mexico – Listed Value $20.00
The idea of this kit is that you add some essential oil to the bottle and let the aromas seep up the reeds and into the air. I love the ombre blue tones of the handmade glass bottle. It’s a smaller diffuser at 4″, which is a much more convenient footprint than my electronic diffuser that uses water. But the aroma spreads in an equally pleasant way.
Lavender Oil, India, 10ml – Listed Value $12.00
I also got an essential oil to use with my new diffuser! This lavender essential oil is relaxing, peaceful, and best of all, organic.
BONUS: Holstee Manifesto
This bonus item is a card created by a mindfulness service. The 5″ x 7″ card could be an encouraging design to frame, hang over a desk, or maybe in the bathroom where you can read it to yourself as an affirmation in your mirror.
The Verdict: “Mindfulness” is a great match for this subscription. After all, buying fair-trade or ethically is perhaps a more mindful way to shop, as it takes into consideration the people behind the products. I liked that the products in the box supported meditation as well as creating a mindful space. The basket was the least directly mindful product in the box, but I suppose I do feel more at ease when my space is tidy! $50.00 is on the higher end of what I typically feel comfortable spending on a subscription box, but I do think that the price feels fair in the end. You end up paying an average of $10.00 per item (not counting the bonus item), which is about what I’d expect to pay for things like these at local fair-trade boutiques.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Subscribers have between the 1st and the 10th of the month to pick their box from the available themes.
Coupon – Use coupon code MSAWELCOME to save $10.00 off any subscription
Value Breakdown: At $50.00 for this box ($40.00 + $10.00 shipping), each item has an average price of about $10.00 (not counting the bonus item). But I estimate that I got $87.00 worth of retail value (using Globein’s values). Using those estimated numbers, the proportional cost of each item (not including the bonus item) is:
- Basket – $8.62
- Bell – $11.49
- Mala – $11.49
- Diffuser – $11.49
- Essential Oil – $6.90
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What do you think of this month’s GlobeIn Artisan Box?