What It Is: Handcrafted Items from global artists, curated around a monthly theme
Subscription Length: Boxes are shipped monthly
Price $40 monthly | $114 for 3 months ($38 a box billed at one time) | $210 for 6 months ($35 a box billed at one time)
Billing & Shipping: Charged on the 14th of the month and boxes ship on the 18th. If you order now you will be charged now, your first box will be shipped within 5 days, you will be charged for July on July 14th and July’s box will ship on the 18th.
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I recently started seeing the Globe In box reviewed on other sites. I became super intrigued by the concept of the box and wandered if handmade products were really worth $40 a month. I was able to get a Globe In box to review so that I could tell you my honest thoughts, and if you’ve read my Birchbox Unboxing you know I’m always honest when it comes to subscription boxes. Before we jump in I do want to mention that due to the nature of the handmade items I won’t include a value chart at the bottom like I normally do. Everything in this box is full-size and not samples of items so the value comes down to if you want to support global artists and handmade items.
The box that I received to review was the Hydrate box, so all items were themed around hydration in some form. Most of the items came packaged in a Handwoven Palm Leaf Basket which was made in Mexico. All of the boxes come with a basket but more recently Globe In has been offering the choice of choosing a different basket. For example, the most recent Picnic basket had the option of choosing a Wine Bottle Holder Basket. For the basket that came in my box, it takes two to three hours to weave and the artists making them usually average about three baskets a day!
One of the first actual items that was in the Globe In Hydrate Box was the Zambeezi Lip Balm. The Zambeezi Lip Balm contains beeswax, mungongo oil, and other organic oils the former two of which are sourced from the forests of Africa.
The next item that was in the Globe In Hydrate Box was a bottle of Conscious Coconut Oil. If you don’t know already, coconut oil has so many uses in beauty and everyday life and the packaging for this is amazing for that. It comes in a tube that has a little plastic stopper that can be kept on or removed. You can keep it on for smaller tasks like using the coconut oil for hand lotion. Or you can remove it and then put the outer cap back on and place in warm water while massaging the container to loosen the oil up for other uses. Once finished the plastic stopper can be put back on and the oil allowed to resolidify. While all that is amazing it’s the behind the scenes aspect of Conscious Coconut that really blows me away. For each bottle of Conscious Coconut Oil that is purchased Conscious Coconut donates a meal to a child and along with that they employ developmentally disabled adults to package their products and they prepay farmers so that their basic needs are met! How amazing is that?!
The next item that was in the Globe In Hydrate Box, and quite possibly my favorite item, was a Glass Vessel. This glass container is HAND BLOWN and made in Mexico and is so gorgeous. This glass has a nice heft to it and while it should probably be used as a drinking glass, or as the pamphlet in the Globe In box suggests, or a vase I will not be using it as such…
This glass is going on top of my makeup storage with makeup brushes in it! You can actually get these in the Globe In Store (just click store up in the top menu bar) for $12! I’ll be adding a few more for other makeup items as well!
The last item that was in the Globe In Hydrate Box was a Trashy Bags Upcycled Tote from Ghana. These tote bags are made from recycled materials so no two are alike but what I love most about them?
Is that you can fold it up, zip it up, and store it compactly in your cabinets. Now if the local store would get on that bandwagon with their reusable totes!
That was everything that was in the Globe In Hydrate Box…actually I lie, there WAS a Brass Bottle Stopper from South Africa that from photos looks absolutely stunning. That, however, was not in my box and while I’m sad that didn’t make it in due to how great it looks the rest of the box was amazing! You really do get some great quality products for that $40 AND you are helping to support people and communities around the world! If you want to subscribe click this link right here >> SUBSCRIBE <<