While I don’t review many subscription boxes anymore, I was intrigued by GlobeIn and wanted to see what they have to offer. Afterall, GlobeIn is a box filled with handmade artisan products from around the world, which are two things I love! I’d travel non-stop if I could, but since that’s not an option, boxes like this allow me to experience a little bit of the world from the comfort of my couch.
GlobeIn boxes are typically themed, and the theme of my box is “Picnic.”
Here’s what I received from GlobeIn:
Travel Cup from India
It may be hard to tell from this image, but in-person you can very clearly tell that the beautiful brush strokes on this cup were done by hand. I absolutely love this cup and think it’d be perfect as a nightstand water cup, but I’ll be honest: It’s the perfect size for my toddler’s chubby hand so I know he’s going to be putting this to good use and I’m hopeful to eventually claim it back as my own!
Description: This cup was made by “Dilshad Hussain and his group of stainless steel artisans situated just outside Moradabad.”
Wood Travel Cutting Board from India
I think this mini cutting board is super cute, although not particularly practical, especially on its own. If I had a set I think they would be perfect for displaying cheese at a cocktail party. One on its own is fairly limited, though. That said, I do love the design and am actually considering purchasing a few more of these from the GlobeIn website. All items sent in boxes can be purchased directly from GlobeIn. These Wood Travel Cutting Boards cost $15 each, or you can purchase 4 for $40.
Description: “Creation of your new cutting board was a family affair Meet Chayya, a young grandmother who has mastered the skills of wood carving. She learned the trade through her husband’s family, who come from a long line of carvers.”
Peace Picnic Blanket from Cambodia
I absolutely love this picnic blanket! It has the chic cotton plaid pattern on one side, and a waterproof backing on the other. The waterproof backing is made from heavy duty upcycled bags. This is something I know we are going to get a ton of use out of over the years, and will likely be stationed in our car for impromptu beach and park trips.
Description: “Established in 2002, Peace Handicrafts trains and employs deaf, disabled, and underprivileged persons in the making of high quality, award-winning products from recycled materials.”
Palm Leaf Bottle Basket from Mexico
Typically every box from GlobeIn includes a handmade basket, which I was really looking forward to receiving. Seeing how I received a picnic box, however, I received a slightly smaller “basket” that’s intended to be a case for a bottle of water or lemonade. Unfortunately, it’s just a little too small to fit a full bottle of wine, but it would perhaps fit a half bottle.
Description: “Made by our weaver friends in Oaxaca, this piece is dexterously hand-woven by palm leaves gathered in the hills.”
A subscription to GlobeIn costs $40 per month, though the price goes down to $35 per month with a pre-paid six-month subscription.
GlobeIn ships for free within the United States. Shipping costs $12 to Canada and $15 to the rest of the world.
Is GlobeIn Worth It?
If you enjoy finding new ways to support those around the world who are trying to earn a living wage and/or you enjoy receiving handmade products from around the world, then yes, absolutely! GlobeIn works had to provide their artisans with fair wages and they guarantee that all products shipped in their boxes are handmade. So, even if you don’t keep everything for yourself, you will definitely find items that you can gift to others. (I actually regift most of the items I receive in boxes!) Alternatively, this box is incredibly giftable! I know a few people who would love to find a box from GlobeIn on their doorstep!