The Best Travel Gifts for Wanderlust Travelers (2023)

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.


Travel Through Music (No commitment)

From $255.00 per box
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Travel the world from your living room (or kitchen or home office) with Safiya's World Music Playlist! With 3 monthly subscription boxes to choose from –– Suitcase, Bookbag, and General Admission –– Safiya features a different country, and musical artist, each month. The business partners with independent artisans and musicians in that month's featured country to feature their work in each and every box, from playlists and USB cassettes to home goods, a country travel guide, live performances (over Zoom), and more. Plus, Safiya shares a small commission of partial profits with the featured artist in each box, so you're giving back to support the arts, too.

“I've had a year's worth of boxes from Travel Through Music and nothing compares to this box. it's absolutely unique and magnificent. I love the artist interaction. Each box is like a Christmas morning, full of surprises. You can tell that Safiya the owner puts a lot of work into this box.” – Janet S.

Shipping: Boxes ship the last week of every month.


The Happy Glamper

From $49.75 per box
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If you love outdoor adventures –– but, say, not sleeping in a tent –– the Happy Glamper is one of the best travel subscription boxes out there. 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.

“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.

Shipping: Boxes ship through USPS on a quarterly basis.


Explore Local Box Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Missed road trip season? Discover new cities around the USA with Explore Local Box, a travel-themed subscription box that features local goods (and foodie-worthy snacks) from a new destination every month. Enjoy full-sized products like candles, treats, and more from small businesses and local artisans!

“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 recommend!” – Gene E.

Shipping: The initial box ships within 3 days of purchase, while all additional boxes ship the first week of every month.


Spice Madam Monthly Subscription

From $20.00 per box
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The perfect gift for the adventurous chef in your family, Spice Madam helps you explore the world's flavors with globally-inspired, curated spice blends. Each box features a new country, with 3 generous bags of spices and spice blends plus travel tips, fun facts, a playlist, and high-quality recipes to feed 6 to 8 people.

“I received a 6-month subscription as a Christmas gift from my youngest. She could not have chosen a better gift. I love trying different cuisines and this took me on a trip around the world. One thing I especially appreciated was that each recipe came with a vegetarian option.” – Pompton Q.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the United States between the 2nd and 3rd week of the month.


Spicery Recipe Kits

From $13.50 per box
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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.

“Amazingly good! Bought this for a Mother's Day gift for my wife. We've been really enjoying the spice packs every month. Excellent quality, sensitive to a vegetarian diet. Highly recommend.” – Raymond H.

Shipping: Ships worldwide to most countries from the United Kingdom at the end of every month.


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

From $29.25 per box
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This unique subscription box introduces kids to new cultures and baking, with 3 different recipes designed for you and the kiddo in your life to celebrate a different country every month! Created and curated by professional chefs and culinary educators, eat2explore also includes interactive learning activities, fun collectibles like country-inspired stickers and little passports, kitchen tools, and more.

“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 a weeknight meal.” – Annemarie V.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States within 3 business days of purchasing. Additional boxes ship on the 11th of every month.



From $74.99 per box
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Discover the Holy Land with Artza, the only travel subscription box that celebrates Israel. In each box, you'll receive high-quality, full-size products from local businesses and artisans in a new destination across the country, from home decor and crafts to self-care and local foods.

“Incredible! I was blown away by the quality of the products and the personal stories of the artisans. Curated with great care. My favorite subscription box!!” – Erika S.

Shipping: Boxes ships within two weeks of ordering, and then on a quarterly basis.


Celebrate States!

From $42.00 per box
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Explore the USA with Celebrate States, a monthly subscription box that, well, celebrates each state! Subscribers can discover foods and goodies from small local businesses in a different state each month, from October's "Massa-BOO-setts" box (featuring, of course, Salem) to Florida, Nevada, California, and more.

“The monthly boxes have been a fun assortment of food items and home/kitchen items. I love that I have a state keepsake each month along with consumables that won't take up space.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States 3 to 5 business days after purchase. Additional boxes ship on the 11th of every month. Top-notch subscription. I highly recommend it.” – Michele D.


Appalachian Mercantile Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Love the Appalachian Mountains –– or just curious? Check out the Appalachian Mercantile, a seasonal or monthly subscription box that offers 6 to 7 full-size products from artisans, makers, and small businesses in the region.

“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

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States 3 business days after ordering. Additional boxes ship on the 15th of every month.