Best Subscription Box for Travelers (2021)


You don't always have to travel to satisfy your wanderlust. These 10 subscription boxes deliver new destinations and travel gear to your doorstep each month or quarter. What boxes do you subscribe to?

  • Treeline Thyme

    Treeline Thyme

    This quarterly box features full-sized, locally-made products picked with travel lovers in mind. It’s an excellent way to support local businesses while learning more about destinations and the makers that live there.
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  • Flygirl Box

    Flygirl Box

    Each item inside a Flygirl Box is hand-curated by a flight attendant. Choose between a Deluxe Box with five travel essentials or a Mini Box with three. Items include snacks, travel-sized toiletries, lunchbox and purse accessories and other travel gadgets.
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  • Cairn


    Cairn ships out the best outdoor products to inspire subscribers to get outside. Each box, shipped monthly, contains up to $50 worth of curated and tested, full-sized items, including things like apparel, lighting and hydration gear, trail snacks and drink mixes, skin care products and emergency first aid kits and navigation tools.
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  • Wanderkarma


    Each Wanderkarma box includes three to five items inspired by a different country each month. Boxes support local economies and, often, female artisans. Items might include jewelry, beauty products, home decor items and artisanal foods.
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  • GlobeIn


    Subscribing to GlobeIn is like traveling the world, sampling artisan goods, without leaving your living room. Each box contains four to five handmade items, and while not all of them are edible, there’s usually at least one treat or bit of kitchenware, like Ghanaian cocoa with a hand-painted mug or a mortar and pestle from Indonesia.
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  • Life's a Wave

    Life's a Wave

    If you’re craving a day at the beach, this subscription box is for you. Each Life’s a Wave features a variety of items inspired by the ocean, including sea-inspired soaps and bath salts, home decor items, jewelry and snacks.
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  • Wild Woman Box

    Wild Woman Box

    This monthly box outfits subscribers with gear, snacks and inspiration for getting outdoors.
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  • Nomadik


    The Nomadik boxes inspire subscribers to spend more time outdoors by outfitting them with the latest gear from top brands. Each box features gear and an adventure challenge based on a monthly theme. Past themes have included Keep Warm & Carry On, Light the Night and Hammock Box.
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  • Camp Life Crate

    Camp Life Crate

    The Camp Life Crate subscription two different delivery option. Choose between outdoor essentials, delivered quarterly, with full-sized items for campers, hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts, or opt for a glampers and campers box designed with RV enthusiasts and glampers in mind.
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  • The Happy Glamper

    The Happy Glamper

    Each seasonal box from the Happy Glamper focuses on a different U.S. region through four to seven curated items. Boxes often feature work from local artisans who make snacks, jewely, books and guides, and glamping gadgets.
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The top 10 winners in the category Best Subscription Box for Travelers are as follows:

  1. Treeline Thyme
  2. Flygirl Box
  3. Cairn
  4. Wanderkarma
  5. GlobeIn
  6. Life's a Wave
  7. Wild Woman Box
  8. Nomadik
  9. Camp Life Crate
  10. The Happy Glamper

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning boxes!

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