For Christmas, I asked my sister for a box from GlobeIn because I love subscription boxes. I wish I could try each and every one! When this box came in the mail I shrieked; I was so excited! Thank you so, so much to my Sissy Poo!
I often read the My Subscription Addiction Blog and on there recently, I discovered the GlobeIn box–I moved it to number one on my list of boxes to try/ask for for Christmas. The box contains products made from all over the world–everything you purchase from their website makes an impact somehow. They list all the ways you are helping those in poverty by buying the products from their website.
You can handpick items from their shop and buy specific items when ever you want or you can subscribe to their monthly subscription box. There are a few different options; I thought the option for $10/month where they send you one item each month would be fun and most ideal for me.
For a gift, I thought that The Snug Box was absolutely perfect. My sister made the right choice! They also have other pre-packaged boxes such as The Cozy Box.
I know you’re not supposed to look at the price of your gifts but since I was looking on the website to link the page for you guys; I saw the exact box she chose!
Snug Box Retail Price: $60.00
The Batik Boutique’s Eye Mask Made by Artisans in Malaysia
The Tag Says:
“This product is handmade by artisans, and your purchase contributes to providing skills training and economic opportunity.”
I can not find this product on neither the GlobeIn website nor The Batik Boutique website. I’m assuming that you can only get it if you get GlobeIn’s Snug Box!
What I Thought: The eye mask is very well-made. The fabric is thick, definitely blocking out the sunlight, and it’s comfortable against my skin. The band fits nicely around my head. I also love the pattern. I always sleep in when the sun is at it’s brightest so this will definitely come in handy.
About The Batik Boutique: Highlights From The Booklet
“Batik Boutique works with female artisans in at-risk situations.”
“Artisans can live and work under the same roof, as well as gather as a community.”
“Batik Boutique artisans hand-dye and print all of their lovely fabrics. Committed to a low-waste operation.”
Krochet Kids’ Cotton Beanie Abby Style in Black Made by Artisans in Uganda and Peru
Retail Price: $28.00
Find your own beanie: here! They have a ton of different styles and they’re all adorable!
The tag says:
“KK intl. empowers people to rise above poverty by providing jobs, education, and mentorship. Every product is hand-signed by the person who made it.”
What I Thought: It fits perfectly on me. It’s not too tight at all. I mostly don’t like wearing hats because they always feel way too snug but I think I’ll like this one and wear it often. The fact that it’s hand-signed truly warmed my heart. I love that added little touch of love. Despite being called a cotton beanie, it’s actually made out of 100% acrylic fabric. It’s still super soft though. I haven’t worn it outside yet so I don’t know if it really protects from the cold, I’m nervous it won’t since my nails go right through it (it’s very holey). The top bobble is my favorite part…it is so freaking adorable.
About Krochet Kids: Highlights From The Booklet
“Based on the idea that when the lives of women improve, the lives of their families and vitality of their communities improve as well, Krochet Kids focuses on empowering women.”
“Akot Beatrice spent five years working with Krochet Kids in Uganda–she is not only sustainably self-employed, but has also created more jobs for her family and community.”
Hebron Glass’ Pair of Mugs Made by Artisans in The Palestinian Territories
I can’t find any information on where or how to purchase these separately from the Snug Box. I know the company is called Hebron Glass and that Eyad Natsheh works for them and painted my mugs. The booklet doesn’t give much information either.
What I Thought: These mugs are beautiful. I love the colors and design on them. I always drink hot tea so I will use these very often. I liked that it came in a pair so now boyfriend and I have matching mugs.
About Hebron Glass: Highlights From The Booklet
“The ornate floral design of your new set of mugs is an aesthetic staple of Palestinian heritage–shards of ancient pottery even bare floral patterns similar to their design.”
Equal Exchange’s Organic Dark Chocolate Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt Made by Small-Scale Farmers in Dominican Republic
Retail Price: $3.50
Buy your own chocolate bar: here!
What I Thought: I am chewing it for the first time right now as I’m typing this and I am thinking: YUM!!! It’s the perfect bite of crunchies, sweetness, and saltiness! The chocolate is velvety smooth.
About Equal Exchange: Highlights From The Booklet
“Ana Rodriguez grows her cacao completely organically, using a rich, earthy compost.”
“Small-scale farmers such as Ana have organized with the goal of producing a richer, higher-quality bean. Your chocolate bar tastes of their sweet success.”
I really love the concept of this box. I like knowing that my money is going somewhere that it can really and truly help those who need it most. The one complaint my sister and I both had is that she had written a note that they claimed that they’d send with my box but it was nowhere to be found. Luckily, we were video chatting so she tried to recite what she could remember writing to me.
Since we were video chatting when I opened it–I wasn’t able to take pictures of how it was all wrapped up. The mugs were very much protected with thick layers of bubble wrap taped tightly around them and there was a ton of super thick tissue paper wrapped around everything else. I will definitely think about subscribing for the $10/month one item box someday, for a few months or so…or maybe just look around the website for some specific pieces.