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11 Best Subscription Boxes to Gift Travelers


Whether your recipient already has everything or just loves a fun surprise every month, these top subscription boxes make a unique and playful gift.

Gifts That Keep on Giving: Best Subscription Boxes for Travelers

Shop 11 easy-to-gift subscription boxes, perfect for travelers.


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This is among the best subscription boxes for travelers. With Wanderpak, you can give a gift card or a specific destination box (if your recipient has an upcoming trip). To create a box as a gift, simply pick the continent of their trip and travel style, and you’ll see their customized box, complete with a mini-travel guide. Or, BYOB (build your own box) with travel essentials.


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Send the vino-lover on your list a subscription to VINEBOX. The service delivers three glasses (yes, 10 cl glasses, packaged as individual vials) of wine each month, sourced from small vineyards across the world. This lets your recipient taste each wine without committing to a full bottle. VINEBOX then will recommend full bottles for purchase based on favorites.


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This is one of the best subscription boxes for frequent flyers. Each month’s box includes five sample-sized, TSA-friendly products tailored to hair, skin, and personal style. Birchbox curates both niche and luxury brands, so your recipient can travel in style. And don’t forget about the guys in your life: Gift BirchboxMan for the latest grooming products for men.

Target Beauty Box

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For a one-time box or stocking stuffer, the Target Beauty Box is the way to go. Available at the beginning of the month, Target offers both a men’s and women’s box with seven travel-sized products. And at $7, it’s one of the more affordable boxes to gift travelers.


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For the trendy traveler on your list, this is one of the best subscription boxes to give. Delivered quarterly, each FabFitFun box contains beauty, wellness, and “just for fun” products. Each box (priced at $50) contains more than $200 worth of full-sized products. You can purchase a gift card for any traveler to put towards their membership.


The Wordy Traveler

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If you have a bookworm on your list, then consider this subscription box. Choose from either the “Backpacking” or “Full Suitcase” subscription and your recipient will receive either one or three destination-inspired books quarterly. The full subscription from The Wordy Traveler includes three books, one fine art print, and ethically-sourced tea to transport you to a far away place. 

Little Passports World Edition

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Give the gift of travel to any kid on your list. The Little Passports World Edition subscription box starts with the “Explorer Kit” and continues for six or 12 months. Items include a wall-sized map, activity sheet, passport, souvenirs, and access to online games. Recommended for ages six to 10.


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True wanders will love WanderAway‘s bi-monthly box. You can gift either a single or family subscription (based on two adults and two children). Each box has a destination theme, with items sourced from or about the monthly destination. You can also shop the store for a one-time box featuring different themes, like “Coffees & Teas from Around the World” or the “Inspiration Bundle.”

Explore Local Box

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Travel the U.S. without leaving your house. The Explore Local Box provides the perfect inspiration to those who are always itching to go on their next trip. Subscription boxes are sent monthly and include locally made and sourced food and specialty items from that month’s city. The box also includes a fact sheet about the city and an add-on option for kids.

Thread & Flourish


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We all know that a scarf is the ultimate travel accessory, so gift your favorite traveler a bi-monthly scarf subscription box. Included in the Thread & Flourish box is a Fair Trade scarf, plus two additional surprise items.’s “Beach of the Month Club”


If money really is no object, send your family or friends the ultimate travel subscription “box”: A trip to a surprise island each month. For a cool $19,999, the Beach of the Month Club membership includes 12 pre-planned vacations, one for each month of the year. Flights and accommodations at four- or five-star resorts are included. The length of the trip is either three or four nights, and destinations include spots like Antigua, Bermuda, and Curacao.

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