GlobeIn 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!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About this Fair Trade Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: GlobeIn
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 February 2020 "Bud" 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.
Whitewashed Terracotta Llama Planter, Bangladesh - Listed Value $42.00
Measurements: 9" x 6" x 11"
Materials: Whitewashed terracotta
Ok, this little llama is beyond cute. Like... really cute! And totally well made. He is beautifully finished in a chalky whitewashed look which gives him even more character. I do wish there was a drainage hole here (especially for succulents which won't tolerate stagnant water) but I am just going to layer in some charcoal and rocks to simulate drainage when I plant something inside.
Blue Pottery Herb Marker, India - Listed Value $8.00
Measurements: 5.5 inches long
Materials: Indian blue pottery.
I love white and blue ceramics and this name marker is very charming! You can use a marker and write down the variety of seed or herb you are sprouting to keep track of what is going on in your garden. I generally can recognize mine by sight at this point, so instead, I plan on jotting down fertilization dates for my extra needly plants who want extra nutrition, but not too frequently. Using a dry erase marker will let me change this as often as needed.
Ceramic Pocket Wall Planter, Morocco - Listed Value $22.00
Measurements: 5.5" x 4"
Materials: Stoneware ceramic
This midnight teal pocket planter is perfect for the larger air plant I have hanging out in my office. I think it will look really cute peeking out and I love the idea of it hanging from the wall rather than just sitting on my coffee table.
Indoor/Outdoor Tealight Lantern, India - Listed Value - $26.00
Measurements: 5" D x 5.75" T, with 4" handle.
Materials: Enamel-painted stainless steel.
Finally, our last item is a beautifully enameled metal lantern. You can use a tea light or LED votive inside and the golden painted interior just glows! I like that there is a little removable "trap door" on the bottom so if you do choose to go with a real candle, getting it in and out is easy and safer than reaching down inside.
The Verdict: GlobeIn somehow knew I was a plant person this month. I can easily use every single item that arrived this month and I think each was really beautifully designed.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. 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 4 items has an average cost of $12.50.
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