Elevita Subscription Box Review – February 2019


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Elevita February 2019 - Box

Elevita is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to helping artisans in developing countries find a global marketplace for their goods. What a noble purpose!

Elevita February 2019 - Box Inside

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Elevita February 2019 - Review

About Elevita

The Subscription Box: Elevita

The Cost: $30 per month

The Products: Three to four handcrafted items (exclusives, not available in Elevita’s regular online store)

Ships to: US for free, contact [email protected] for international inquiries

Elevita February 2019 Review

Elevita February 2019 - Bag

Once again, everything arrived in this lovely cotton drawstring bag! Such a nice bonus!

Elevita February 2019 - Booklet

This is the letter I received in my package this month, detailing the contents. I especially appreciate the detail it provides about the artisans who created this month’s handicrafts. It gives it such a special, personal touch!

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Bracelet, Philippines

Look at how pretty this bracelet is! The cord is rigid, not stretchy. I love the little key charm! I will definitely wear this. This was handmade by an artisan in the Philippines as a means of supporting herself and her young son.

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Pouch, Cambodia

Every time I see a piece with this kind of embroidery and rich colors, I know it’s from Cambodia! I love the deep purple and gold together. I just don’t know what this pouch is for. Any guesses? It says essentials, but it is pretty small for that. This was handmade in Cambodia by a handicapped single mother.

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Game, India

It’s the peg game! I love this game! They have a less finely crafted version of it at every table at Cracker Barrel, and we used to play it on road trips when I was a kid and my family would stop in. I love the design and the impressive quality of this one! The pegs live inside a compartment in the base that is opened by a hinge on the side. My kids instantly dropped their devices and played this thing. I love it! This was handcrafted by disadvantaged woodworkers in India.

The Verdict: Elevita is awesome! I really appreciate everything they do to help global artisans, and I love feeling like I’m a part of that. This month’s items were all great! Still wondering what that pouch is for, though… I can’t often find values for the items Elevita sends, but I always feel like the value far outstrips the cost of the box. Thirty dollars for these lovely items is a steal!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, Sign up by the 18th to get the current month’s box.

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $30 with free shipping, which means that each of the 3 items in the box has an average cost of $10.

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Artisan Subscription Boxes, Elevita Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: elevita | 14 comments

14 Comments

  1. If anyone is interested in swapping the items in this box, I would be happy to negotiate a trade! Thanks so much!

  2. I LOVE the bracelet. Does anyone know where I can purchase several of them?

  3. My first thought for the pouch was tampons. I thought the makeup brushes/flatware comment was a great suggestion, too.

  4. @AH Not sure what NSFW is or the real intent for this pouch but I put silverware utensils in it for my lunch. They fit perfectly. I also Wrap them in an extra napkin so I dont Soil the pouch afterwards.

  5. The pouch looks like it was made for a NSFW item ! Lol

  6. The pouch could be used on-the-go for a few make-up brushes… or to put your silverware in for a packed lunch… or maybe as a pen/pencil pouch?

  7. that pouch is obviously designed to hold your banana. 😊

  8. I got this box. My pouch is black with gold embroidery. I had the same question you did, and concluded that it’s for whatever you put in it. I’ll probably use it for a tampon holder to stash in my purse, tbh. Those suckers love to fall out of my inner purse pocket and onto the at the most inconvenient times.

  9. Is there any info on where the peg game could be purchased? I love that game too! And would totally buy pretty versions for my entire extended family!

    • My guess is that it’s made by Matr Boomie. It does look really nice and I love the hidden compartment.

      • P.S. they have a “store” on Amazon!

    • I agree and would love to know where I could purchase one! I would absolutely purchase one for my family, as well as several others for gifts! I love that game and have never before seen such a beautiful version!

    • LB is correct Matr Boomie has it for $34.99

      • Thank you both so much!

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