Read on to learn about GlobeIn, and get a code for 25% off your first box.
A few weeks ago I told you about Raw Spice Bar, a company that puts together exotic spice blends from all around the world, and ships them to your door each month. That was the first subscription box of anything I had ever received, and I gotta say, it was a pretty awesome experience. There’s something incredibly fun about getting a special package in the mail each month, and I’ve been in love with the idea of subscription boxes every since. So when my friend Heather told me about GlobeIn, I was more than a little intrigued.
What it is: Every month, they send you a hand-woven basket full of small-batch or handmade items from all around the world. They have literally made it their mission to put the globe in a box and mail it to you. All of their items are fairly traded (most are organic and non-GMO, too) and each one comes with a story about the person or people who made it.
I cannot stress enough how cool it is to know where something comes from, how it was made, and the story behind it.
It’s so easy to forget about the makers of the world when you can go to a box store and buy virtually anything, all perfect and the same, pumped out by the billions from a factory. I am all too guilty of this myself. But when something is made by hand, it just feels different. Like just by holding that item, you have some thread of connection to the person who made it, and their life, no matter how distant it may be from yours.
I got my first real taste of this when I took a pottery class last year, and began my own little collection of handmade dishes. Eating off of them takes on so much more meaning than eating off a mass produced plate or bowl. It makes the meal feel more sacred, for one thing (like the difference between grabbing fast food vs. sitting down to a homecooked meal), but it’s also very humbling. It reminds you that the world is full of amazing people with amazing talents, who touch our lives in all kinds of ways.
Whoa. Profound, right? Being able to support those makers, and knowing that in some small way I’ve touched their lives, too, just blows my mind even more.
Shortly after Heather told me about GlobeIn, they reached out to ask if I would write about their Rise & Shine box, and share it with you here on the blog. I happily accepted! This post was graciously sponsored by them, but even if it wasn’t, I would be glad to share their mission with you. (I make a point of only partnering with brands I personally believe in and would recommend to my own friends and family, and this one was a no-brainer.)
Inside the Rise & Shine box, I received their signature hand-woven basket from Mexico, a stunning olive wood spatula and spreader from Tunisia, a handmade trivet from India, and my favorite thing of all, a small jar of Amlou Argan Almond Butter from Morocco.
Are you surprised that my favorite item is food? I didn’t think so.
I’ve heard of using argan oil for your hair and skin, but had no idea it was edible… it turns out it’s mild, nutty, and totally delicious. And all that vitamin E oil that’s good for your hair and skin is even better in your body than on it.
The almond butter is a coarsely ground mix of just three ingredients: almonds, argan oil, and clover honey. And it tastes. So. GOOD. Immediately after opening the box I spread some on a piece of toast, and then proceeded to bliss out for the next five minutes, carefully savoring every bite.
Lucky for me, GlobeIn offers most of their products individually on their site, so if you find something you love (or want to try without a subscription), you can order it directly. (Whew — because I’ve only had it for a few days, and I’m already halfway through the jar!)
So, if you can’t tell, I really enjoyed my little box of global goodies. It’s hard to explain just how good it feels to get something in the mail besides bills and junk… getting that box feels almost like a friend was thinking of you out of the blue, or maybe it’s a few months after your birthday and a belated present has just shown up. Those things happen pretty rarely, though, which is probably why I love the idea of a subscription like this. It’s like giving yourself a gift every month, and even though you know it’s coming, what’s inside is a wonderful little mystery.
If you want to treat yourself to a little something special each month, I would definitely recommend giving GlobeIn a try. Their boxes are fairly inexpensive to begin with, and on top of that they are offering an extra little discount to Will Cook For Friends readers, so you can try it out and see what you think for yourself:
25% off your first box, when you get a three (or more) month subscription. Just enter the code WILLCOOK on checkout, and you’re good to go!
Have you tried GlobeIn, or do you get any other subscription boxes you love? Tell me in the comments below! I want to try all the subscription boxes!
This post was sponsored by GlobeIn, but even if it wasn’t, I would be glad to share it with you. I promise to only share brands I personally believe in and would recommend to my own friends and family, so you can know you’re getting my honest opinion every time!