The GlobeIn Premium Box is a monthly artisan subscription that sends you original home items created by global artisans. Each box contains handcrafted items from around the world and the stories of the artists who made each piece.
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 you a random box based on what's in stock. They do guarantee that you won't receive a duplicate theme!
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About this Fair Trade Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn Premium Box
The Cost: $40 per month + free shipping for the first month ($10 shipping for future months). Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: Handcrafted items from global artisans curated around a monthly theme.
Ships to: The US (free shipping for the first month, $10 shipping for future months), Canada ($22), and internationally ($25).
GlobeIn January 2020 "Bonjour" Box Review
Each box from GlobeIn contains a booklet that talks more about the theme for the box and the items inside. This little booklet is almost as valuable to me as the items inside the box, because it gives background on each piece and often includes names and photos of the artisans behind them. I absolutely love knowing more about the products and the hands that crafted each item.
Time to check out our handmade goodies. Just a heads up, since there aren't prices listed in the booklet for the items, I'm going off the prices given in this GlobeIn spoilers post for items I couldn't find online. Also worth noting is that there were two box variants this month!
Collapsible Breakfast Tray, India - Listed Value $45.00
Measurements: 20" L x 10" W x 7" H
Materials: Mango and composite woods.
Wow! This feels like a big-ticket item for this box. It is a full-size breakfast tray made out of really lovely mango wood. The legs tuck away so you can also use it as a normal tray because of those built-in handles. I am one of those people who likes to use her laptop while on the couch, and I always shove a random book underneath it when it gets hot, so this is certainly an upgrade. It might be an excuse to try out breakfast in bed on the weekends too.
Ceramic Egg Cup, Morocco - Listed Value $12.00
Measurements: 6" D
Materials: Stoneware ceramic.
I have to admit that I likely won't use this super often for eggs, because it is really awesome for my gouache and watercolor paints. The little well in the middle holds the perfect amount of water for a quick session and the rounded rim has plenty of room for laying and mixing colors. The raised edge also makes sure none of that paint escapes!
Handpainted Recycled Glass Beldi Cup, Morocco - Listed Value $35.00
Measurements: 4" T x 2.5" D
Materials: Handblown recycled glass, finished and handpainted.
I really like hand-painted juice cups like this because they feel really nostalgic. My Nana has a similarly shaped set that I grew up using. The pale blush, white, and blue feel positively Parisian, and the little dotted edge is adorable. I know I am being selfish here, but I wish this was a set of 4 because I like them so much!
Ceramic Bud Vase, Morocco - Listed Value - $15.00
Measurements: 6" T
Materials: Stoneware ceramic.
This was the only item that fell a little flat for me this month. I absolutely love bud vases, and the chubby round shape of this one is way cute. I just wish the paint had been less uniform, and maybe more pattern-based. The ceramics that come in this subscription always have this hand-painted quality that makes them feel extra special, and while I love this shade of blue, I miss seeing the actual strokes of the maker's paintbrush.
Two-Tone Hammer Spoon, India - Listed Value $8.00
Measurements: 5" L.
Materials: Stainless steel and gold-plated stainless steel.
How freaking cute is this egg spoon! The end is a tiny hammer for cracking your egg! I might have to use the egg cup as an egg cup now, just to use this with it. The little brass hammer has a nice amount of weight behind it too, meaning go easy on that eggshell!
The Verdict: GlobeIn was really great this month. It was basically a bed in breakfast complete kit, minus the yummy food. Compared to some of my more recent boxes, it felt really over the top. I am excited to use each of these items on a luxurious Sunday morning, though I probably will have to serve myself food then hop back into bed, preferably with Netflix ready for a binge session.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You need to choose your theme by the 10th of each month or they will select one for you. From GlobeIn:
We'll always try our best to send you the new theme, but it's not a guarantee. To ensure that you know what you will receive, you can choose your own theme from the 1st-10th of the month.
To be eligible for the current month's shipment, please subscribe by the 15th of the month. Premium Boxes typically start shipping around the 18th-21st of every month (the exact day boxes go out varies since our boxes are shipped in batches).
Example: If you subscribe on November 14th, your first box will be the November Premium Box. Please note that if you subscribe from the 11th-15th, you will automatically receive a Surprise Theme for that month's Premium Box. Add-ons are not available during this time, but you'll be able to choose add-ons from the 1st-10th for your next box.
Example: If you subscribe on November 16th, your first box will be the December Premium Box. Please note that you can choose your theme and add-ons between 1st-10th of the upcoming month.
Value Breakdown: At $50.00 for this box ($40.00 + $10.00 shipping), each of the 5 items has an average cost of $10.00.
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