This might be the perfect gift for that person who has everything: a box of themed products made by artisans from across the globe. You know it’s a good gift when you want to keep it yourself!
I got this box from GlobeIn, and I seriously could’t wait to try everything in it. I will not receive payment for this post, though I did receive this box free of charge. I am under no obligation to give a positive review, and would only tell you about items I’m truly excited about!
The items in the baskets follow different themes and are high quality, but the most appealing thing about them are their makers. GlobeIn works with artisans and farmers in developing countries to help communities in poverty. The boxes also include stories behind the products.
Here’s what I found in my Entertain Basket:
Palm leaf basket: I’m obsessed with this basket. I’m in awe looking at a picture of a woman in Mexico weaving dozens of leaves into a perfectly uniformed pattern. I have too many places in my house it could go.
Tea time bunting: The pendant banner is stamped from a hand-carved wooden block onto upcycled Indian saris. You cannot beat the price and quality. I looked for fabric bunting for Clara’s room and wish I would have known about these first!
Coasters: The coasters are made from batik fabrics and plastic bags in Ghana, which also helps keep litter off the streets.
Sun-dried tomato caper spread: I love having spreads like this one made in Palestine on hand for unexpected company. You can just smear it on bread or a cracker and serve. Marcello took things a step farther — because that’s what he does — and added goat cheese and parsley to lightly toasted bread. Yum!
Za’atar spice mix: I don’t think I would have picked up this spice mix on my own, so I’m happy it was in the box, because it’s really good! The pamphlet suggests using it in salad or as a meat rub. We did both when we had some friends over last weekend. They were both tasty, but we especially liked it as a rub.
GlobeIn boxes come in subscriptions of three or six months, or you can shop their online store. And here is a coupon code for an extra 25 percent off!: HOUSEMIX