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!
FYI: This "Sunrise" theme is not currently available for subscribers but may restock in the future!
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 "Sunrise" 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.
Asma Mug, Morocco
Measurements: 4" H x 4" D.
When you drink a lot of tea, you dirty many mugs. I am always adding more to my collection. Seriously, when you come into my office there are empty teacups and mugs everywhere. It's kind of a mess. This one is the perfect size for an extra-large cup of coffee OR tea (tea!) and is decked out in a blue, peach, and yellow design featuring geometric lines and lotus blossoms. The handle is a very modern square style and features sunny yellow dots.
Asma Cereal Bowl, Morocco
Measurements: 3.5" T X 6" D
The perfect coordination to the above mug, this bowl is a great size for midday ice cream, trail mix, or any other delightful snack. I found it too small for cereal, but TBH, I eat WAY too much cereal at once. It has the same design and looks just as beautiful as its mug counterpart.
Upcycled Bell, India
Measurements: 1.75" X 1.75" with an 8" drop
Materials: Iron, tin, brass, copper, cotton, wood.
I absolutely love handmade bells. The other I have received from this sub is on my entryway door, so I can hear if anyone comes in or out. This one is on my office door because my cat, Birdie, uses it to let me know she wants in if the door is closed. It has a very pretty and clear sound and I love the color of the cord it is hanging from.
Blockprint Elephant Pillow Cover
Measurements: 16" square
The final item in this box is a cheerful yellow cushion cover featuring an elephant. This isn't really the style of my home decor, but I have a friend who is obsessed with elephants and I plan on gifting this to her. It will actually look so good in her pale blue living room! I like that the edges are lined with poms, which makes it feel more special.
The Verdict: The GlobeIn 'Sunshine' box wasn't my absolute favorite of their selection, but it was still charming. I can always use a new mug for tea and a snack bowl, and of course, Birdie greatly appreciates her new bell. The elephant cover wasn't exactly my sort of thing, but my friend Julia is going to love it! This box could have had just one more item (maybe some tea?) to make it feel more complete, but the curation itself was thoughtful and shows off some really nice artisan items.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but there are other curated box options to choose from.
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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