The Best Travel Gifts for Wanderlust Travelers (2024)

Updated by Heather Lefebvre

Whether you’re a world traveler by nature or more of an armchair tourist, wanderlust comes for us all. And while relaxing on a pristine beach or driving through the countryside with the windows down sounds lovely, the realities of travel are way more complicated than that for most of us. Most of those eye-candy Instagram photos don’t show the kids howling in the backseat, the emails piling up from work, or the credit card bill waiting on your when you arrive back home. So cut the stress, and indulge in some of the best travel gifts on the market right now.

Travel subscription boxes make it super-easy to explore new destinations, even from the comforts of home. Cratejoy’s marketplace is full of subscription boxes that make amazing gifts for travel lovers , all thoughtfully curated to celebrate the joys of journeying.

From travel book subscriptions and artisanal goods to beach boxes and addictive global snack boxes , read on to see some of the best subscription boxes for travelers –– and bring the best the world has to offer right to your front door.

The Happy Glamper

The Happy Glamper

From $49.00 per box
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If they love outdoor adventures –– but, say, not sleeping in a tent –– the Happy Glamper is one of the best travel subscription boxes for them. Featuring outdoor gear and goodies like picnic blankets, warm socks, drink mixes for sitting around the fire pit, books, and more, this box is perfect for getting cozy and some fresh air, too.

Shipping: Our boxes ship around the 20th of March, June, September and December! In between those times, new orders ship out via USPS or UPS on Fridays. Please message us with any specific shipping questions.

Customer Review

“I simply ADORE the Happy Glamper crates! Seeing the tiffany blue packages waiting on the step when I get home always makes my day! I also really appreciate the fact that they introduce me to wonderful and unique products I wouldn’t encounter otherwise!” – Layne S.

Explore Local Box Monthly

Explore Local Box Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Take a tasty trip to a new town without leaving the house, thanks to the Explore Local box. Each month, this subscription service spotlights a different U.S. city. They’ll receive a curated selection of artisanal snacks and locally-made treats from that region, along with a beautiful watercolor map and fun facts. It’s a neat way to discover small businesses and local artisans, and it’s the perfect spring subscription box for people who love to travel. With the Explore Local Box, they can sample a little taste of a whole new place.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 3 days of purchase. All subsequent boxes ship the first week of the month. Order by the 14th to receive this month's box.

Customer Review

"GREAT GIFT, GREAT BOX. They support small businesses all around the country and choose the very best locally made items for each month. 10/10 reommend!" - Gene E.

Spice Madam Monthly Subscription

Spice Madam Monthly Subscription

From $20.00 per box
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Go on a culinary world tour right from the kitchen with the Wanderlust Select Culinary Spice Kit. If they love a good cooking challenge, this kit will have them exploring a unique array of cuisines like French quiche lorraine, Japanese yakitori, or Pakistani Kadhi Pakora. Give the option of exploring up to 1000 different flavor combos with this gift box.

Shipping: The 1st box of your subscription ships during the 3rd week of the month following your order. For example, if you order on May 25th, your 1st box will ship around June 18th. Perfect for date night, dinner clubs, family meals or home-schooling.

Customer Review

“Believe me when I say our family has tried all kinds of kits and this one is hands down our favorite. The kids are learning more about the world without even realizing it and the best part is seeing them actually try new flavors because they are involved in making it. Get this for your family now!” – Lauren L.

eat2explore explorer subscription box - a family educational food & culture box

eat2explore explorer subscription box - a family educational food & culture box

From $26.50 per box
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What do you get when you combine global cuisine with cultural education? You get the chance to diversify that kid-friendly meal plan, while teaching kids all about how others are eating. Whether you're chowing down on Mexican tacos or Singaporean chicken satay, eat2explore takes your kiddos to 17 different countries. Grab that passport, cook with essential spices and hard-to-find ingredients, eat and learn!

Shipping: Your first box will ship within 2-3 business days. Please order by the end of each month to get the current box. For existing subscribers, we ship on the 11th of every month. *Please order by December 13th, 2023 to receive your shipment by December 24th, 2023*

Customer Review

“This has been great for teaching young kids to cook and exploring different countries. They take much of the longer/harder tasks out making this great for weeknight meal.” – Annemarie V.

Celebrate States!

Celebrate States!

From $44.00 per box
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Celebrate States will allow you to support small businesses from all over the country while staying in the comforts of home. A great gift for travel lovers and adventurous souls, each month features a different state, sending small-batch treats and artisan goods from local businesses, along with interactive information and fun facts. Explore and expand your horizons with every box.

Shipping: We will ship your first box between two and five business days of your order. Subsequent boxes ship between the 11th and 22nd of each month.

Customer Review

“As a Geography Teacher, I have been getting this box for over a year and have been nothing but happy! They always have great stuff sourced from each specific state that delights me and/or makes me say “wow! I didn’t know that came from there!”. They also always include great print info about the state like travel brochures, maps, visitor’s guides etc that adds extra information and value. Very worthwhile purchase!! Highly recommended!” – Layne S.

Monthly Mercantile Box

Monthly Mercantile Box

From $45.00 per box
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Celebrate all things Appalachian with this thoughtfully curated gift box filled with Appalachian foods, crafts, and home goods. Your gift receiver will enjoy a collection of six to seven high-quality, full-sized products each month (or quarterly if you select the Seasonal Mercantile Box), along with a recipe and information about the products’ makers.

Shipping: We aim to ship our subscription boxes within 3 business days of your order. Your box will renew on the 15th of the following month, or season. Order by December 15th for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Customer Review

“Great box! I gave it as a Christmas present to my sister and her boyfriend. They both loved the variety of products in it. Everything was unique and high quality!” – Courtney

Wanderlusting for more travel-inspired gifts? We’ve got you !