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 6 to 8 useful, unique and yummy products made by small and family-owned businesses as well as travel and educational items. Savor a taste of each state with items such as jams, sauces, and snack foods and enjoy the hand-made useful and unique items such as candles, tea towels, and coasters. Free kids pack for exploring the state as a family are available by request.

• Choose a gift subscription from either 1, 3, 6 or 12 months
• 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 produced by small businesses and local artisans from month’s city. Fun facts and a map included for each city.

• Choose a gift subscription from either 1, 3, 6 or 12 months
• Only ships within United States

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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.

• Choose a gift subscription from either 1, 3, 6 or 12 months

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GlobeIn – For unique artisan-made products
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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:

Backpacker One Book

Backpacker One Book from The Wordy Traveler is a quarterly travel 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. This box has won USA Today Top Ten Subscription 3 years in a row and has been featured in Oprah, Travel & Leisure, InStyle, Forbes, USA Today, and more. Each box supports the nutritional needs of children and pregnant women around the world. You can choose from fiction or non-fiction.

• One Book Per Quarter
• Choose from 1 box every 3 months, 2 boxes over 6 months or 4 boxes over 12 months
• Ships worldwide from United States

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World Food Subscription Boxes

Foodie travelers will love these subscription boxes:
Universal Yums – Snack subscription box
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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 fully-customizable premium tea subscription box delivering top quality teas. Every box is fully customizable from 25+ teas per month. Each box contains contains 4 pouches of tea which is enough tea for 30 to 50 cups and comes with tasting notes and steeping instructions.

• Choose from: Black Tea Box, Pure Tea Box, Herbal Tea Box or Original Box (a combo of different types of teas).
• Choose a gift subscription from either 1, 3, 6 or 12 months
• Ships worldwide from United States; free shipping to USA and Canada

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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. Each box includes spices & spice blends from each featured destination, 5-6 recipes to feed 6-8 people each (for a full course meal). Every box sold supports a non-profit that impacts youth education. They are also vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free.

• Choose a gift subscription from either 1, 3, 6 or 12 months
• Ships to select countries from United States.

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Exotic Noods – For those that love noodles
Exotic Noods is a monthly premium noodle subscription featuring specialty noodles from around the world every month. Each box contains a pamphlet with a description of each noodle treat in your box. Varied styles, featuring broths like Tonkotsu, Spicy Seafood, Shio, Miso, Shoyu or dry mix noodles and more.

• 3 subscription delivery options: choice of 3 Packs, 4 Packs, 4 Bowls or 8 Deluxe Package
• Only ships within United States
• Choose a gift subscription from either 1, 3, 6 or 12 months

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Japan Crate – For Japan lovers (like us)

Japan Crate is a monthly box of Japanese candy and snacks. Includes 18-20 full-sized curated candy & snacks with Japan-exclusive drink, manga-zine featuring translations, fun facts, and more and monthly bonus item.

• Boxes can be shipped worldwide from the United States except for select countries.

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You can find food subscription boxes focused on more countries including The Laddu House (for artisan Indian sweets), MexiCrate (for Mexican snacks and candy), Sealed with Irish Love Box (for artisan handmade products from Ireland), and Artza Israel Box (for artisanal food and crafts from Israel). 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.

Shore Thing Subscription Box – For beach and ocean lovers

Shore Thing Subscription Box is a bi-monthly subscription box filled with hand picked beach & ocean inspired items perfect for any beach or ocean lover. Filled with upscale, quality items featuring: home decor, beauty products, apparel, accessories, lifestyle items and more as well as an extra surprise gift that will be wrapped with bow.

• Choose either 1 box every 2 months or 3 boxes over 6 months
• Boxes can be shipped worldwide from the United States.

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Nomadik – For adventurers and outdoor lovers
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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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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 Global Citizens

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Little Global Citizens is designed for ages 4-10 and introduces children to different countries of the world and their cultures with a country guide, book, recipe as well as crafts and activities. A new country box is delivered every two months. There is also a sibling option which contains a second set of all crafts/activities in the box. You can also purchase a single box if you are only interested in a specific country rather than a subsciption.

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Little Passports
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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
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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.

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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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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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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