After leaving home to experience a new culture for the first time, wanderlust is bound to take over. There’s nothing like relaxing on a faraway beach, driving through the countryside with the windows down, or celebrating at a festival with the locals.
But traveling comes with a high price tag, and being a tourist can be expensive. Let yourself, friends and family explore new countries and cultures through foods, goods, and literature, all 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.
Price: Starts at $32.00/month
What's Included: Keeping your sights set on the next dream destination by giving you a taste of the good life is what the Vacation Crate monthly subscription is all about. A great gift for travel lovers, each month’s box strives to deliver a taste of paradise with 8-10 items from around the globe, including handmade, fair trade artisan goods, food, drinks, art, and bath and body products. Explore the distant corners of the world with every box.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $38.75/month
What's Included: Jetsetter Chic is a women's lifestyle subscription box designed for those frequenting TSA lines before taking off to their next destination. Curated by an in-the-know flight attendant, choose the Travel Cosmopolitan box for 5-7 items that provide a 30-day supply of TSA-approved health and beauty products, or splurge on the Travel Connoisseur box for additional luxury travel goods like healthy snacks, tech accessories, trendy travel gear and VIP surprises.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of the following month
Price: Starts at $35.00/month
What's Included: PowMau is for lovers of gear for surf, snow and everything in between, all at a great price. Select the activity of choice and appropriate clothing size to unbox 3-5 premium brand products, from apparel and gear, to accessories, power-packed snacks and more each month. At roughly 40% off retail prices, this box is filled with quality goods at top-notch prices.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $40.49/3 months
What's Included: Offering a great escape for bibliophiles who’ve been bitten by the travel bug, give the gift of globetrotting in book form with The Wordy Traveler. Available in 2 levels, choose the Full Suitcase or the Backpacker, and each quarter they’ll unbox books that bring a new destination to life, along with additional scene-setting goodies, like art prints or loose-leaf tea.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. the month following receipt of order, then on the 15th of each month
Price: Starts at $46.25/month
What's Included: Camping in the great outdoors is a great way to commune with nature, but it also requires plenty of planning. Take the stress out of organizing your next outdoor excursion with the quarterly Out of the Box Camping subscription that sends 8-10 camping-themed products, including camping swag, RV accessories, planning and organizational tools, and plenty of unique items that celebrate the outdoor lifestyle.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 5-7 business days of receipt of order
Price: Starts at $62.50/every 3 months
What's Included: Ideal for beach bums of all persuasions, The Wanderlust, a quarterly subscription from BIKINI.COM, explores all the iconic beaches around the world. Whether you’re seaside or landlocked, each themed travel subscription box is a mini-trip to exotic locations from the Hamptons to the Maldives, sending 10-15 full-size luxurious beauty, style, fitness and travel items.
Price: Starts at $45.00/month
What's Included: When you can’t get to the beach, the Life’s a Wave Box can bring the beach to you. Great as a gift for any beach lover or for yourself when you’re needing the rejuvenation of a quick trip to the shore, each monthly box is packed with 5-8 sea-themed items, all handpicked to bring a relaxed beachy vibe your way. Being inspired by all things ocean, proceeds from each box go to support a non-profit dedicated to keeping our oceans clean and healthy.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 7th-11th of every month
Price: Starts at $38.00/month
What's Included: When the sea is miles from home, SeaCrate delivers a taste of what you’re craving to tide you over till your next beach adventure. Featuring 5+ items in each month’s box, from beachy home decor items and beach-combed treasures, to delicious coastal recipes and sea-inspired jewels, this box offers the serenity of the sea to all those longing for walks along the beach.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of every month
Price: Starts at $12.00/month
What's Included: Perfect for foodies that like to experience the flavors of the world, Spicery Recipe Kits get you prepped to make exciting meals bursting with new, bold flavors. Each box includes 2 recipe kits with colorful recipe cards, simple step-by-step instructions and carefully crafted spice blends. Get to the market for any produce and fresh ingredients needed, then impress friends and family by preparing exotic homemade dishes.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK except to select countries at the end of each month
Price: Starts at $39.00/month
What's Included: Delve into the uniqueness of the cities throughout the U.S. with the Explore Local Box. Showcasing a different U.S. city every month, this subscription box delivers artisanal local treats and well-crafted products highlighting the best of the best from the featured locale.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 1st business day of the month