A few months ago, I first introduced you guys to GlobeIn, an ethical subscription box and online marketplace, back in the fall… and then I had the founder, Liza Moiseeva, on my podcast last month! Ever since then, I have become a huge fan of Liza and GlobeIn and I can’t stop raving about their beautiful artisan boxes. They make the *perfect* gifts and each one is so unique and special!
GlobeIn is releasing the Admire box this month and it is going to be the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Or, let’s be honest, really ANY time because a GlobeIn box is just THAT. GOOD.
Check out what comes in the box and what I thought of each piece!
GlobeIn Box: The Admire Artisan Box Review
Woven Vase by All Across Africa – Rwanda
retail value – $36
This vase is absolutely beautiful! It is easily my favorite piece in the whole box. It’s so unique and I know it’s going to be something I will use and display for years to come. The vase is handwoven out of sisal fibre and sweetgrass and the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Not only could you put a glass liner in and display a small bouquet of flowers, but you could also use it as a utensil holder or wine bottle cover. The artisans who make these gorgeous pieces are provided with a much needed sustainable income to help support their families and communities.
Floating Necklace – Thailand
retail value – $36
I was blown away with how stunning this necklace is! I’ve honestly not really seen any other pieces similar to it anywhere! It is made with fine silk threads and semi-precious stones and has this really delicate, classic, and almost boho style to it. The jewelers who make this necklace are members of the Akha tribe in Thailand. The Akha jewelers employ over 100 artisans! The artisans are not only earning a fair and living wage, but they are also given flexibility to work from home, work part-time or full-time, and be able to balance their family and work commitments.
Hand Blown Wine Glasses – Mexico
retail value: $30
I audibly gasped when I unwrapped these wine glasses from the box. Pictures truly do not do them justice. They are VERY solid – a very thick glass – and don’t feel flimsy at all. The design on them is beautiful, and there is this rainbow-like iridescence that is all over the glasses and shows up as different colors in different lights. They’re SO PRETTY. These are the type of glasses that will be handed down and could even become family heirlooms because they are *that* pretty.
Brass Bottle Stopper – South Africa
retail value – $10
This is the cutest little bottle stopper! It has the most adorable little brass elephant on the top of it and it fits in almost any bottle. This adorable little piece was made in the Roots of Creation workshop in Cape Town, South Africa. This particular workshop is actually run by an entire family – aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers, etc. They really focus on family there! The design, metal-casting, electroplating, finishing, AND packaging are all done in the same place.
Infinity Scarf – Vietnam
retail value – $22
This infinity scarf is the most beautiful shade of deep teal blue. I love the bright, springy color and the material is so soft! The scarf was made by Binh Minh, a North Vietnam collective (meaning “morning sun”). The collective is located not far from the South China Sea and the weavers have a view of the sunrise each morning when they hand spin their yard from local, Vietnamese-raised silk. Can you imagine how BEAUTIFUL that view must be every day??? Right now there are about 20 families that belong to the collective and they operate about 25 looms and weave up to 5,000 shawls and scarves per month.
The total retail value of the Admire box is $134, but it’s only $90! A GlobeIn box honestly would be the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift… and, you could even get it and split up the pieces and give different ones to different moms and grandmothers in your life. How awesome would that be? You can snag the Admire box (and all the other GORGEOUS boxes and various fair trade pieces) from GlobeIn here!
So what do you think? Which piece is your favorite? Which GlobeIn box would you like to receive most? Would you love to receive a gift like this?
*Thank you to GlobeIn for sponsoring this post! I truly love this company and this box was just gorgeous. Thank YOU for reading and supporting the brands that help support this blog!