Looking for a unique travel gift for a travel lover or even yourself? Then consider giving the gift of travel in a box. Here are some of the best subscription boxes for travelers to explore the world from home.

For anyone not familiar with subscription boxes, a subscription box delivers a curated selection of food, snacks or other products to your house. Each company offers different delivery options – most boxes are usually sent monthly (but some are quarterly). Some subscription boxes renew automatically month to month (unless you cancel) or you can purchase a one time gift (usually for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months). You can usually see videos or photos on their website of past boxes to decide if the box is right for you or your loved one.

A general world food subscription box will include a variety food or snacks from around the world, with each month usually featuring a specific country. There are also destination specific boxes that focus on food from a specific country. Non-food travel subscription boxes include boxes that feature travel essentials and gear, travel books or artisan products depending on the traveler’s interests.

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Subscription Boxes for Travelers

Travel Themed Subscription Boxes

Celebrate States – For U.S travelers

Celebrate States features a different state each month with 5-7 quality goods from local, small US businesses plus interactive and fun information on that state. Savor a taste of each state with items such as honey, jams, sauces, and snack foods and enjoy the hand-made useful and unique items such as candles, coasters and ceramics.  Interactive and interesting materials included in most state boxes.

• Ships worldwide from United States

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Explore Local Box – For U.S city travelers

Explore Local Box features a new US city every month through premium, locally made, artisan products and food. Boxes include products and food items locally made by small businesses and local artisans. Fun facts and a map included for each city.

• Only ships within United States

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The Holiday in a Box Co. – For international city travelers

The Holiday in a Box Co. luxury travel boxes feature a new city break each month including gourmet recipes and edible snacks. Their ‘virtual vacations’ bring everything you need to discover a new destination. Every adventure comes with an exclusive virtual tour, showcasing travel tips, historical highlights and quirky cultural facts. They are filled with activity cards like mini language lessons, games, quizzes and more. Seasonal gift wrapping is available as an upgrade.

• Ships worldwide from United Kingdom.
• Subscriptions automatically renew. You can cancel at anytime.

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Wanderkarma Travel the World Box – For unique artisan-made products

Wanderkarma Travel the World Box delivers handmade products by artisans from a new country every month. They also include a travel guide to the country.

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GlobeIn – For unique artisan-made products

GlobeIn is monthly subscription box featuring handmade, ethically sourced products from artisans around the world. Every box is curated around a different theme, and features 3-5 rare items. There are more than 5 box themes available each month, and you have the opportunity to choose which one you’d like to receive or you can choose to be surprised. Plus, you can shop for discounted Fair Trade items in monthly Add-Ons and VIP sales.

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Travel Book Subscription Boxes

Avid readers can travel the world through books with a book subscription box:

The Wordy Traveler

The Wordy Traveler is a quarterly luxury book club subscription box for travelers that love to read. The curated box will transport readers to an amazing destination with hand selected books from travel writers and local authors, ethically-sourced tea, an a limited edition art print. Each box supports the nutritional needs of children and pregnant women. You can completely customize the box: pick 1, 2, 4, or 6 books and choose from fiction, non-fiction or a combination of both.

• Ships seasonally – one box every three months.
• Ships worldwide from United States
• Subscriptions automatically renew; cancel anytime.

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World Food Subscription Boxes

Foodie travelers will love these subscription boxes:
Universal Yums – Snack subscription box

Universal Yums is a subscription box that delivers a variety of snacks from a different country each month. In addition to snacks, each box also includes a booklet with trivia & interactive games. The larger boxes also include recipes and other bonus content.

• Boxes come in 3 sizes: 5-7 snacks, 10-12 snacks or 18-20 snacks in each box
• Choose a gift subscription from either 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. If you want a subscription for yourself you can choose from a 1 year prepaid or month to month subscription.
• Free shipping in the continental US

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Tea Runners – Premium tea subscription box
Tea Runners is a customizable premium tea subscription box delivering a curated collection of loose leaf teas from small batch producers, many of which are top place finishers at the Global Tea Championship Awards. Each box contains enough tea for 30 to 50 cups and comes with tasting and brewing instructions. Teas are not repeated for at least 12 months. They have 4 boxes to choose from: All Black Tea Box, Herbal Tea Box, Pure Tea Box, and their Original Box (a combo of all kinds of teas).

• Choose from 3 delivery options: Monthly, Bi-Monthly, and Tri-Monthly
• Ships worldwide from United States; free shipping to USA and Canada
• Subscriptions automatically renew; cancel anytime

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Spice Madam – Global spice, recipe, and culture subscription box

Spice Madam is a monthly curated box of spices, recipes, themed music playlist from each destination, plus a welcome postcard with fun facts about the featured country. Every box sold supports a non-profit that impacts youth education and they are also vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free.

• Ships to select countries from United States.

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Exotic Noods – For those that love ramen noodles
Exotic Noods is a monthly premium ramen noodle subscription featurng specialty noodles from around the world every month. Each box is packed with delicious noodle treats featuring at least 3 different flavors, or styles, all of which are taste-tested by the team.

• 3 subscription delivery options: choice of 3 Packs, 4 Packs, 4 Bowls or Deluxe Package
• Only ships within United States

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Japan Crate – For Japan lovers (like us)

Japan Crate is a monthly box of Japanese candy. Comes in three sizes; Mini, Original, and Premium. In addition to their Japanese candy boxes, they have other subscription boxes including Doki Doki (for all things Kawaii), Gacha Gacha Crate (for collectable roulette capsule toys) and Inku Crate (for Japanese stationery items).

• Boxes can be shipped worldwide from the United States.

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You can find food subscription boxes focused on more countries including The Laddu House (for artisan Indian sweets), The Russia Box (for Russian candies, snacks and treats), MexiCrate (for Mexican snacks and candy) and the Korean Snack Box (for Korean snacks and candy). Here are more world food subscription boxes for traveling foodies.

Outdoor Subscription Boxes

These travel subscription boxes are perfect for travelers with specific interests, such as outdoor or beach lovers.

Life’s A Wave BEACH Box – For beach and ocean lovers

Life’s A Wave BEACH Box is a monthly subscription box filled with hand picked beach & ocean inspired items perfect for any beach or ocean lover. Each month they support an ocean minded non-profit and they also ship internationally.

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Nomadik – For adventurers and outdoor lovers

Nomadik sends freshly launched premium gear, outdoor challenges and expert tips delivered to your door by monthly subscription. They offer 1, 6 and 12-month billing plans.

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Camp Life Crate – For campers, glampers, & RV enthusiasts

The Camp Life Crate offers different quarterly subscription boxes for campers, glampers, RV enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.

• Seasonal themes, shipped quarterly.
• Only ships within United States
• Subscriptions automatically renew; cancel anytime

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The Happy Glamper – For the outdoor diva

The Happy Glamper is a quarterly subscription for women that enjoy glamping. The box features a different regional theme each season, with products from local artisans and luxury glamping gadgets. Only ships within United States.

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Travel Subscription Boxes for Kids

These educational travel subscription boxes geared towards teaching children about the world are great travel gifts for kids:

Little Passports

Little Passports is a popular travel subscription box for kids of different ages. Each month, kids receive a package filled with fun and educational toys, activities and souvenirs designed to spark a child’s curiosity and inspire them to learn about the world. There are different travel subscriptions available depending on age: Early Explorers (Ages 3-5), World Edition (Ages 6-10), or USA Edition (Ages 7-12). (I just recently got the Early Explorers box for my kids and they loved the first few boxes. I plan to review it soon after we get a few more boxes.)

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Atlas Crate

Atlas Crate offers geography subscription boxes for kids (ages 6-11) which are designed to help your child develop an appreciation for other world cultures through immersive, hands-on STEAM activities.

World Architecture Mini

World Architecture Mini are architecture and culture themed kits for ages 6-11. Your child will start with Big Ben Mini Kit, then followed by subsequent kits filled with fun activities and a 3D model to build. Each themed is curated alongside UK National Curriculum.

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Backpack The World

Backpack The World offers subscription based geography and travel kits for kids 9-15. Their boxes feature a new country every month and include a newletter with cultural, political, geographic and economic information, maps, a selected recipe, stickers, puzzles, and other activities and a backpack to store everything.

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eat2explore – Country exploration cooking kits for families

eat2explore monthly country exploration cooking kits allow families to explore the world in their kitchen by cooking, learning and dining together. The recommended age for their explore box is 5 years old or older. Each monthly explore box features a new country and contains 3 easy-to-follow recipes, pre-measured spice/sauce mixes for each recipe, shopping list, explore country brochure, activity sheet, country sticker, flag pin and a fun collectible. There are 3 options offered: (1) explore a country (1 or 3 countries), (2) explore a continent (4 countries), or (3) explore the world (12 countries).

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Want more travel gift ideas? See our list of 100+ of the Best Gifts for Travelers for more travel gifts for everyone on your list including practical travel gifts, unique travel gifts and stocking stuffers.

Best Travel Subscription Boxes


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