GlobeIn Artisan July 2018 Review + Unboxing
If you’re interested in supporting hard-working artisans from all over the world, GlobeIn is the subscription box for you. Their boxes include various types of handmade products from many different countries and typically revolve around a theme. They offer a few box options each month—you’re able to choose your favorite or leave it a surprise.
Since my first GlobeIn box was a surprise box that I loved, I decided to allow them to choose my box again for me this month. They chose the tea party set. Surprise boxes are so exciting, it’s like opening a gift! This GlobeIn review will share my reviews of the products in my box as well as coupons you can use to save money on your subscription.
Shipping + Packaging
My July box arrived late due to some payment and shipping issues (which were my own fault). I ended up getting it a couple weeks later than normal. It was shipped in their typical blue and white box.
Upon unboxing, I found five different products. On top was a small booklet that gave details about the theme of the box, products, and the people who made it.
One item was boxed separately because it was glass, which I appreciated. I’ll be reviewing and showing each product below!
Hand-Blown Glass Pitcher from Mexico
This beautiful glass pitcher is perfect for a large batch of iced tea, lemonade, or any other beverage. The design is beautiful and looks impressive in my kitchen. It’s also easy to hold due to the large handle. This piece was made in Mexico by an artisan named Tomas Angel Murillo!
Retail value: $50
Hanging Lantern from India
I’ve always wanted an adorable hanging lantern like this! I see them often at home decor or craft stores but never purchased one. I hung it outside on my balcony along with some string lights. It looks beautiful in the dark with a lit tea light candle inside!
This piece was created in India by a lovely artisan named Farzana Parveen.
Retail value: $20
Tea Light Candles from Haiti
I thought these Beeswax tea lights were a cute addition to the box and convenient since I didn’t have any on hand to use in the lantern when I got it. They fit perfectly in the hanging lantern. These simple candles were made in Haiti by Mondy, a candlemaker.
It came with two tealights.
Retail value: $5
Tulsi Tea from India
Tea is one of my favorite beverages—especially loose-leaf tea. I love the process it takes to steep tea. I occasionally drink green tea (I prefer the more caffeinated black tea), but I was still looking forward to trying this. The first thing I noticed was the wonderful aroma. And the taste matched the lovely scent! I would drink green tea much more if I’d known there were options that tasted as good as this one. I tried it both hot and iced, and they were both great.
Retail value: $22
Pom-Pom Garland from Nepal
I’m not sure I’ll be putting this item to use, but it’s still a cute decoration if you plan on throwing an actual party. It seems a little bit random and not very useful.
However, I’m sure I’ll find a use for it in the future or give it to somebody who can put it to good use! This colorful garland was made in Nepal.
Retail value: $20
GlobeIn offers a variety of deals that are continually updated. These are a few coupons I was able to find at the moment. They almost always provide a gift like the wine glasses below, so if that one is no longer available, there’s probably another!
CULTIVATE25: $10 off your first box
FREEWINE: Free set of two wine glasses with a three-month subscription or longer
You can also save a little money with longer-term subscriptions, such as the three-month or six-month options. The three-month one saves $2 per month, and the six-month saves $5 per month.
Also, they offer occasional deals and sales in their shop, such as the 33% off dishware sets of four that I mentioned earlier.