GlobeIn Artisan “Appetize” Box Review + Coupon – August 2018


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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.

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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.

GlobeIn offers one new theme every month. They also have 3-5 best selling theme boxes that they restock each month. Users have from the 1st to the 10th of the month to make their theme choice. If you don’t choose by that date, GlobeIn will send a random box from what’s in stock. They do guarantee that you won’t receive a duplicate theme!

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.

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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). 

New Deal: Use code GETFREEMUG to get a free month in a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription

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. (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 “Appetize” August 2018 Review

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Each box from GlobeIn contains a booklet that talks more about the theme for the box and the items inside.

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globein coupon card

I also got a coupon for Globein.

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globein promotional card

And some info about Darzah.

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!

globein ceramic boat

globein long boat

globein bottom of ceramic tray

Ceramic Olive Boat, Tunisia – Listed Value $25

This is such a gorgeous piece to add to my tablescape! I’m not a huge fan of olives, but I could see using this boat as a unique fruit and cheese tray, or even a place to hold utensils during a party. The boat measures 14.5″ long and has a sophisticated black and gray color palette. I’m always so pleased with the ceramic pieces I get from this subscription!

globein long spoon

globein stirring spoon for cocktails

globein metal spoon

Swirl Olive Spoon, India – Listed Value $10.00

Should I cave and use the ceramic dish for olives, I can tuck this long silvery metal spoon into the side for serving! I love the twisting texture and the gleaming finish of this 8″ spoon. I could see using it for other serving purposes, too, or even as an elegant stirring spoon for a small pitcher of lemonade or cocktails.

globein placemat set

globein placemat with blue trim

globein placemat with orange trim

Palm Leaf Placemat Set, Mexico – Listed Value $15.00

I could see using these rustic woven placemats as a set during a meal or individually as trivets or accents (maybe under a vase or beneath a collection of seasonings/sauces during a party). They’re 12″ across each, so they’re close to the size of a large dinner plate. I love the orange color (it’s a bit peachier than it comes across in the photos) and how beautifully it pairs with the cobalt blue hue.

beaded napkin rings

globein beaded napkin rings with snaps

globein beaded napkin rings with snap closure

Tatreez Napkin Ring Set, Palestinian Territories – Listed Value $10.00

I’ll be honest—I rarely get fancy enough about my dinner service to warrant napkin rings. But the uniqueness of this snap-closed set makes me want to find a night worthy of breaking them out. The colors of the intricate patterns woven into these fabric bands coordinate with the colors of the placemats!

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globein black striped napkins

globein black striped napkins with rings on them

Block Printed Napkin Set, India – Listed Value $20 ($10 each)

These simple, yet striking, black and white napkins work perfectly with my typical aesthetic AND look great with the other items in this box! Each napkin is made from lightweight woven cotton, which should wear beautifully wash after wash. I love that they can look minimal and casual or modern and eye-catching depending on what place-setting they’re paired with.

globein vial

globein vial and lid

globein vial on its side

Wood and Glass Canister, India – Listed Value $15.00

They call this little glass container a “canister”, but to me, it’s really much more of a “vial” due to its small size (and plug-like wooden top). It’s only about 4″ tall, so it’d be ideal for something like a homemade hot sauce or seasoning blend that you want to keep on the table. I’m not usually THAT crafty in the kitchen, so I might skip the top and use the bottle as a rustic vase for a tiny sprig of flowers. (The glass has a nice weight to it, so I think it’d work well for that purpose!)

globein table setting

The Verdict: I really liked the cohesiveness of this box. The fact that they included items that coordinated so that they could be used together or separately, was really nice. As usual, I’m impressed by the quality of everything I received, and personally, the style fits my aesthetic. There are soooo many products that I’ve gotten via this subscription that I use literally every day, from glassware to storage baskets. (My home is FULL of the lidded baskets they sometimes send—I’m obsessed with how handy they are.) If you can afford this slightly pricier box and you like the aesthetic that you see across our reviews, then I recommend giving it a try. I find that everything is reliably nice enough quality that if I don’t like something for myself, I can repurpose it as an impressive gift.

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.

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 $8.33. But I estimate that I got $95.00 worth of retail value (using Globein’s values). Using those estimated numbers, the proportional cost of each item is:

  • Olive boat – $13.16
  • Olive spoon – $5.26
  • Palm placemats – $7.89
  • Napkin rings – $5.26
  • Napkin set – $10.53
  • Canister – $7.89

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

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What do you think of this month’s GlobeIn Artisan Box?

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 GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: globein | 9 comments

9 Comments

  1. This is going to be my first box and honestly I’ve been kicking myself for not biting the bullet earlier! I am so looking forward to receiving this! This is going to look gorgeous on my table. I also love the humanitarian aspect of this box!

  2. They often have past boxes available to buy in future months. So if you missed the box this month, chances are you’ll be able to select it in a future month.

  3. Just what everyone wants…Half of a mismatched table setting.

    • I like the color contrast and “splash.” And Globein offers lots of discounted add-ons so you could add more placemats, napkin rings and/or napkins of this style or lots of others to complete a set. I ended up getting 8 “natural” placemats for the place settings and plan on using these colored ones as hot pads or under serving dishes as suggested in the review. I’m really looking forward to this box and the useful items.

      • This will be my first globein box and that’s exactly what I did! I added on another set of placemats and napkins so I could have four.

    • Oh and 99% of the time my table setting is only 2 people so it’s not half of one at least for me. LOL.

      • Hehe, I’m in the same sitch, LB! Unfortunately, when it’s just the two of us, I don’t often bust out the placemats, but maybe I’ll start. It would’ve been nice for them to have included at least 4 (and AMAZING if they’d have included 6), but it’s nice to know that you could add more as add-ons. (Thanks for that tip!)

    • I feel ya.That would drive me nuts. But still super cool. This box is thst best …if only shipped was included. 🙁

      • Yes, it’s definitely pricey then they add shipping and it’s like should I eat this week or get the box!?

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