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15 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

These 15 easy-to-gift subscription boxes are perfect for travelers.

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Apollo Box Surprise Box

Items subscribers could potentially receive in the Apollo Surprise Box (left) and an aerial view of someone opening up an Apollo Surprise Box on a purple background
Apollo Surprise Box

Look forward to the mail every month, with Apollo Box’s Surprise Box. Simply fill out a short survey about your likes/dislikes, and Apollo Box will deliver a fun box full of unexpected treats to your doorstep. Sign up for a monthly or quarterly shipment, and get ready to be surprised!

Vegancuts Beauty Box

A Vegancuts box surrounded by the items you could potentially receive in your box

Discover new, cruelty-free skincare and makeup brands through Vegancuts’ Beauty Box. This monthly delivery sends you 100 percent vegan and Leaping Bunny certified brands (which means absolutely no animal testing) to try. Each box includes a minimum of $60 in skincare, makeup, and other fun beauty items.


Several plants in terracotta pots next to the "Horti" logo

Know someone who just can’t keep a plant alive? Help them grow a green thumb with Horti’s subscription box. Horti’s boxes start at just $28 a month, and will send you a hard-to-kill plant, along with a pot, and simple instructions for planting and caring for your new greenery. You can even choose to receive pet-friendly plants, for households with curious cats or dogs.

Simplicity Teas

Simplicity Teas box with various bags of loose leaf tea surrounding it

Help the globetrotter in your life unwind after their last trip with a soothing cup of tea. Simplicity Teas boxes come in two sizes, Mini and Deluxe, with each featuring a selection of loose leaf teas, a reusable tea infuser, and brewing and tasting instructions. Subscribers can opt for a mix of caffeinated and non-caffeinated teas, or choose to make their box totally caffeine-free. Each package, depending on the size, is good for roughly 20 to 40 cups of tea per month!

Spice Madam

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Spice Madam

Gift your favorite foodies the Spice Madam subscription box so that they can bring culinary travel home to their own kitchens. They’ll receive a curated box of global spices, recipes, a downloadable soundtrack to cook to, and fun facts every month.


Various Scentbird tester bottles and outer containers across a table

For a taste of travel-sized luxury, you can’t go wrong with gifting a Scentbird subscription. Each month, Scentbird sends subscribers a generously-sized tester bottle of a perfume or cologne of their choice. Users can start with a quiz to narrow down their fragrance preference and see top suggestions, or browse the entire catalogue. Best of all, the tester bottles are TSA-compliant, so they can throw them in their carry-on.

Universal Yums

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Universal Yums

Not every foodie is a master chef. For the subset of snackers on your list, Universal Yums is the perfect way to get international treats delivered to their door. Each box contains several snacks from the featured country of the month along with a booklet of trivia and games. Spring for the Super Yum Box for an additional drink, recipes, and more. Prices range from $17 to $45 per box, so there’s an option for every budget.


Four vials of wine in a white box with two vials placed outside the box next to a partially full wineglass, on a white table with a pink background. The VINEBOX logo is next to it.

Send the vino-lover on your list a package from VINEBOX. This one-time package includes three or six 100ml glass vials of wine, 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.

Cruisin’ + Campfires Box

Various items you can get in the Cruisin' + Campfires box

This is one of the best subscription boxes for travelers who love the outdoors. Designed “by an RVer for RVers”, each box contains items based on the monthly theme such as “Elevated Campfire Dining” and “(Not So) Wet and Wild.” Subscribers will receive anything from snacks to keep them energized as they hit the road to gear and accessories to make their outdoor adventures safer, cleaner, and more comfortable.

Target Beauty Capsule

Various health and makeup products available in the Target Beauty Capsule

For a one-time box or stocking stuffer, the Target Beauty Capsule is the way to go. Available at the beginning of the season, Target offers products for everyone, from skin care to clean beauty, with seven to ten travel-sized products. And at $14.99, it’s one of the more affordable boxes to gift travelers.


Woman opening fabfitfun box (left) and multiple products you can get in the fabfitfun box (right)

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 $54.99) contains more than $300 worth of full-sized products. You can purchase a gift card for any traveler to put towards their membership.


The Wordy Traveler

Pink elephant Wordy Traveler logo (left) and two Wordy Traveler subscription boxes with a pair of reading glasses on top (right)
The Wordy Traveler

If you have a bookworm on your list, then consider this subscription box. Choose between options like The Backpacker, the Full Suitcase, and the Overflowing Suitcase, each featuring a different number of books and other small items such as coffees, teas, fine art prints, and more. Subscribers can choose to receive fiction books, non-fiction books, or a mix of both.

Little Passports World Edition

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Little Passports

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 monthly, every 6 months, or every 12 months. Items include a wall-sized map, activity sheet, passport, souvenirs, and access to online games. It’s recommended for ages six to 10.

Explore Local Box

Items from an Explore Local box (left) and the Explore Local logo (right)
Explore Local Box

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 the products in the box.


BloomsyBox surrounded by floral bouquets

Make being at home a little brighter for your favorite traveler, with a subscription from BloomsyBox. This floral subscription company will send a beautiful bouquet to a loved one’s doorstep on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Choose from the original box, Bloomsy Deluxe, or Bloomsy Premium.

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Carol McPherson contributed to this story.

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