GlobeIn Artisan “Tea Party” Box Review + Coupon – July 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 membership ($10/month) provides monthly credit to access and purchase discounted items, or you can opt-in to receive a surprise item instead.
GlobeIn Artisan Box “Tea Party” July 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 coupon for Catalyst Connections.
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!
Hanging Lantern, India – Listed Value $20
I’ve always liked little lanterns like this for sitting out on the porch on a summer night. Just pop a candle in the tray of this 7″ tall lantern, close the door, and enjoy the glow. It’s also awfully convenient if you want to create a little ambiance indoors, but don’t want pets (take a curious cat, for instance) to go poking around any flames!
Set of 2 Tea Light Candles, Haiti – Listed Value $5.00
To complete the set, Globein included a duo of beeswax candles from Haiti! They have a more natural honey color to them than the pure white candles you see at the store, which I think makes a better complement for this rustic lantern.
Striped Ice Tea Pitcher, Mexico – Listed Value $50.00
Ugh, I am in LOVE with this 9″ tall pitcher! First of all, it was packed so nice and securely, so it arrived without any dings or cracks. (Always important with home boxes like this one.) Sometimes items in Globein feature more intricate, rustic designs—they’re beautiful, but this striped white pattern feels really fresh, modern, and true to my usual decor style. It’ll work great for serving drinks or cocktails, or even as a vase in a pinch.
Tulsi Tea, India, 2.47 oz. – Listed Value $22.00
The box includes some tea to help fill up that pitcher! This loose leaf blend contains bits and pieces of all sizes and shapes, so it’s a little tricky to fit into the basket of an infuser (without a good bit spilling onto the counter). But the aroma is beautiful. It’s a version of green tea with a hearty flavor and more aromatic notes than I’m used to from green tea blends.
Pom-Pom Garland, Nepal – Listed Value $20.00
How cute!!! I love that pom-poms are having a moment. The color palate of these richly colored balls is so charming. It’s festive enough for a party and moody enough for a sunset dinner outdoors. There are 5 feet of garland here with a convenient loop and a set of tiny gold bells on the ends.
The Verdict: I’m so charmed by this box! I like that they didn’t stick too tightly to the tea aspect of the tea party theme—even if you don’t love tea, I feel like the decorations and pitcher give you plenty to love. This would be a great box to give as a housewarming or hostess gift. (You could also give any one of these items as gifts and keep the rest for yourself!) $50.00 (price + shipping) always feels like a lot of money for me, but Globein usually rises to the occasion. That’s particularly true with this box. Especially given that these are handmade, fairly traded products, the $50.00 price tag feels totally reasonable. (If I had bought similar items at a fair trade shop near me, I could see spending about the same amount if not a little more.)
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 $117.00 worth of retail value (using Globein’s values). Using those estimated numbers, the proportional cost of each item is:
- Pitcher – $21.37
- Lantern – $8.55
- Garland – $8.55
- Candles – $2.14
- Tea – $9.40
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What do you think of this month’s GlobeIn Artisan Box?