GlobeIn Artisan Box
Original crafts by global artisans delivered once a month. You can cancel any time
$29.99/month
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Artisan items will arrive to you or your gift recipient starting:
November 2014
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Why Subscribe to GlobeIn Artisan Box?

Unique items

Gift unique, handmade items to your friend, your mom or yourself.

Learn about incredible people

Learn about incredible people and their cultures.

Support Artisans around the World

Support artisans from remote
regions of the world.

How it Works

Pick a Category
Pick a Category

Awesome and Unexpected,
Statement Jewelry
or Global Home
 

We select items & stories
We select items & stories

Enjoy new items with new stories
from new artisans in far-off lands
every month.
 

Delivered!
Delivered!

To your door
or to your
lucky gift getter.

Our Previous GlobeIn Artisan Boxes

  • Zimbabwe (May)
    Zimbabwe (May)

    * Traditional musical instrument.

    * Necklace from beans and seeds  

    * Bicycle statuette from recycled wire.

    * Hand painted safari magnet.

  • Kenya (June)
    Kenya (June)

    * Colorful table runner.  

    * Bracelet from recycled paper.  

    * Beaded slinky bracelet.

  • Mexico (December)
    Mexico (December)

    * Naturally orange-scented candle.

    * Oaxacan black clay vase.

    * Coasters from traditional fabric.

    * Elegant glass earrings. 

    * Palm leaf basket.

     

  • Morocco (March)
    Morocco (March)

    * Marrakesh scarf from Tameslouht.

    * Rose water ointment.

    * Handmade soap.

    * Naturally woven basket.

What's in the Box?

Up to 3 handcrafted items, specially created by an amazing artisan from a far-off land. These are items that we've carefully selected to suit your theme preferences. We also include special, printed stories about each month's artisans. By combining items into each month's collection, we're able to provide great value for both you and the artisans.

How can I manage my subscription?
To manage your GlobeIn Artisan Box subscription, including updating your address, payment, preferences, and canceling your subscription, please go to your Subscription Settings.
When will I receive my box?
Boxes ship around the 15th of each month. Allow 5 days from date of shipment for delivery (within US). Orders placed after the 15th of the calendar month will ship on the 15th of the following calendar month.
I ordered the monthly subscription. When will I be charged next?

All charges are made each month on the day of your original purchase. For example, if your initial purchase was made on January 5, the next charge would be made on February 5.

Can I switch my theme?

Yes. You can change your theme every month if you'd like, or select the Awesome and Unexpected theme and you'll automatically get a newly themed box each month. 

What if I want to cancel?

No problem. You just have to wait to receive your first box before you can cancel. Go to the Subscription Settings while logged into your GlobeIn account and click Cancel. 

I received a promo code to use with a subscription purchase. Can I use it more than once?

Unfortunately, we can only allow one promo code per customer.

 

What if I want only one box?

All you have to do is subscribe for the monthly subscription and then cancel after you receive your first box.

Note: If you use a promo code for the first box free with a subscription and then cancel before receiving your first box, we will refund you for shipping and not send you a box.
Does subscribing to the box save me money?

Yes. On GlobeIn, artisans make each item especially to order. By placing an order of scale, we are able to save on shipment and fulfillment costs, and we pass that savings along to you. 

Does subscribing to the box provide better value for the artisans?

Undoubtedly. The subscription model allows us to place a significant order, in advance, with multiple artisans every month. As a result, artisans are able to produce their goods more efficiently, plan their workload and enjoy a predictable source of income.

How much money does the artisan receive?

Artisans set their own prices, and GlobeIn does not take a commission, so artisans receive 100%. Further, we reinvest an additional 10% of each item's sale price back into the country of origin.

Do you have a trial membership?

You can sign-up for a month-to-month subscription for $29.99, and unsubscribe anytime with no obligation.

Customer reviews
5
Laura Kertz wrote:
Review added Oct 28, 2014
I have been receiving GlobeIn boxes for almost a year now. I wanted to wait to review them, because I wanted to see how consistent the service was. It, honestly, is pretty amazing. Almost every month, I feel like I get some pretty awesome stuff AND (still important for a subscription service) get my money's worth. I had done some research when selecting a subscription box because I don't have a lot of money to spend on such things, but I did want to find something fun to "treat" myself once a month. After some time, I stumbled on the GlobeIn boxes, which were in their infancy still (I had just missed the first box, in November '13)...and I decided to take a chance. I absolutely love crafts from around the world, I love the idea of supporting local artists, and I love that this is a service which tries to help people do the things that they want to do. As I said, so far I've had pretty great experiences. There was a bit of a mix-up early on, but the customer support is excellent. I've always felt like my questions are taken care of. I had initially started with two boxes (the then "Best and Brightest" and the "Home Accent" boxes), but had to par it down to one due to financial reasons. They made it very easy to do, and pointed out I could switch box types at any time, should I like. The quality of the crafts continues to amaze me. Even on the months where I get things that I honestly have to clue what to do with them (such as a musical instrument made from a gourd--pretty, functional, but not something I know quite what to do with), the actual craftsmanship is phenomenal. They are finding extremely talented people and bringing you some very awesome things. I have a small stack of "gift" items, now, for family and friends--and I have a similar stack of things just for me. One of my favorite "boxes" wasn't actually a box at all--it came in a soft package and turned out to be an entire handwoven blanket. Mind blown. Other great things have included numerous other textile products (gorgeous shawls, hand-stitched bags with phenomenal designs, felted eyeglasses cases, etc), cool beaded creatures, clothed notebooks, and just a pretty fun assortment of things that kind of boggle my mind every month that *someone made this.* I also really love the cards that come with it every month, which tell you about the different artists and crafts. The only problem with them is I've tried looking up the artists numerous times (based on what the card tells me to look up), and the artists don't always have a page/stock/etc. Which is fine--I imagine after a month's run in the boxes, sometimes the stock gets completely depleted. But I have wanted to set up "alerts" for certain artists, simply because I loved what I found in my box by them. My original plan with this had been to give a lot of the things away, in a "hey, help support art around the world!" sort of way, but each month I find there's always at least one thing that I'm going to keep for myself...and sometime the entire box. It has truly been a wonderful experience to get these boxes every month. I have very much enjoyed them and I hope that I'll be able to continue to subscribe in the upcoming year. Thank you.
5
Alicia Connolly wrote:
Review added Apr 6, 2014
Globein is definitely my favorite subscription box! It's beautifully curated with well-made that you'd never have otherwise. Including with each item, a card description of the maker, is a gift in itself. Learning about these artisans and how our purpose is helping make a difference in our lives, is wonderful. Definitely well worth the money, I will stay on with Globein as long as I can. Also, fantastic fantastic customer service!!
5
Erin Hamm wrote:
Review added Feb 18, 2014
This box is simply amazing! This is one of my favorite subscription boxes I have received. The box was filled with 8 items (counting the baskets as 1 item). I loved learning about each artisan. The story of Margarita really touched and amazed me, that after all these years, poor sight doesn't keep her from creating beautiful baskets. The vase is exquisite with all it's details. This box is well worth the $29.99. I would actually pay for for this box.
5
Linlin Wills wrote:
Review added Feb 18, 2014
I love my GlobeIn box! This month is fabulous and unexpected! When I opened it up, I was mystified at first by what was inside of the basket. They are incredibly cute and charming handmade birch bark blocks, extremely ornate and functional. My first thought that was children's toy blocks, but upon reading the note....it was an awesome intelligent and imaginative fun game for the family (including adults)! My 3 years old loves it!. She thinks it is the best and coolest blocks she has ever gotten. She won't let anyone else hold them but herself and she carries them with her everywhere she goes. I have never seen something like that and won't be able to find a "wonder" like that by searching any shopping site or googling it cos I can't name it. It was truly a treasure just landed on my door step!!! The subscription box is a wonderful way to discover amazing cultural artifacts from different countries, especially those faraway rare cultures. You have no hassle and can learn about them in a bliss. I can call it a bliss box! BTW, the box also includes other two practical items I love: one is handmade purse I would use it for putting credit cards or coins. Another is handmade wood comb, that messages your scalp when you comb your hair. It is truly awesome!
5
Giulia Pische wrote:
Review added Feb 11, 2014
I truly appreciated my giftbox! It was full of unique handcrafted items and..... reading whos hands actually crafted the earrings im wearing , the candle and the felted items....well....this just made each single piece so special and meaningful and with a beautiful story to tell!! Thank you!!
5
verity inett wrote:
Review added Feb 7, 2014
Seriously impressed by my GlobeIn Gift Box. I loved reading the stories of where my surprises came from - so unique to feel a real connection with something you own. I wrote a review about it too! http://meetthemakers.co.uk/globein-subscribe-to-the-world/
5
Sonia Herrera wrote:
Review added Jan 14, 2014
We greatly appreciate the artisan gift box. It's wonderful! Right now I'm wearing the earrings that came inside. The coasters are beautiful and what I liked most is the "tortillero". Long time ago that did not have one. Thank you so much.
5
Rebecca Rieser wrote:
Review added Jan 12, 2014
Amazing box subscription service! I subscribed to a few similar services but this one far exceeded those and my expectations. Not only is this box significantly less expensive you also receive more items and they are high quality and usable. The basket with a flower lid I received was an exceptional piece of craftsmanship. I love it. I also received some wet felted items which included two pouches. Very high quality and so pretty. I highly recommend this subscription box. You won't be disappointed!
5
Pete Rognli wrote:
Review added Jan 10, 2014
The box makes an incredible impact on participating artisans. It allow them plan out their orders and income months in advance (a lucky privilege for many artisans), and enjoy a "large" order of sales.
5
Elena Ermakova wrote:
Review added Jan 9, 2014
I really loved my gift box. Each item was unique and I enjoyed it.
5
Ellen Christian wrote:
Review added Jan 8, 2014
If you are searching for unique monthly subscription boxes, I highly recommend GlobeIn. The quality of each item I received was truly top notch and they will all make amazing gifts if I don’t decide to keep them all for myself.
5
Michelle Davis wrote:
Review added Jan 8, 2014
I gave this as a Christmas gift and the recipient loved it - here's what she told me: "My gift from [globein] is wonderful! The basket made from palm leaves is from Oaxaca, Mexico, and she is preserving the craft for the future. The Santa and snowman are made from felt by 2 women from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and their inspiration comes from Kyrgyz folk heroes. They are so cute. I will have a lot of fun putting them up every year, and the snowman can stay up through the winter. The basket can stay up all year round. The craftmanship is excellent. So, thank you very much."