With travel restrictions keeping us all at home, I, for one, am missing the chance to go somewhere fun. A lot of people love to travel, and it’s not just because of room service. Our world is really amazing, and traveling gives us the opportunity to see the beautiful sights as well as experience different foods and cultures. Even though travel isn’t possible right now, you can bring the travel fun to your loved ones with some great international gifts. I’ve compiled a travel lovers gift guide that I’d be thrilled to get. Treat your friends and family with these gifts for people who wish their could travel.
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One of the great parts of traveling is bringing home beautifully crafted items from the places you’ve visited. With GlobeIn, you can bring the items to your travel-missing friends and family. GlobeIn has subscription boxes that curate gorgeous artisan goods from various places in the world around a theme. For example, in the Affogato Box pictured, there are two whirlpool dessert glasses from Mexico, a barista milk frothing pitcher from India, a beaded wooden coffee spoon from Kenya, java drops from Peru and whole bean coffee from Congo/Peru/Ethiopia. What I also love about GlobeIn is all their products are made and sourced ethically, giving jobs and fair wages to remote artists around the world. Plus, subscribers can save from 30% to 70% in exclusive sales. These make great international gifts, and bonus, we’ve got a coupon for 50% off the first box on any 3-month subscription with code “TRYUS50”.
The Culture Cakes subscription box brings snacks from around the world to your travel-loving foodie. Every month, the box will feature snacks from a different country. Plus it’ll include a cultural fusion cupcake recipe, ingredients and tools to fuse international flavors into a common cupcake.
There’s nothing like spices to help you experience the food of another country. The Spice Madam subscription box features spices and recipes, plus themed music and fun facts from the featured country every month. Each box has enough spices and spice blends for 5 or 6 recipes and to feed 6 to 8 people each for a full-course meal. The spices are also vegetarian and gluten-free. But perhaps the best part is, every box sold supports a non-profit that helps youth education.
If your travel-loving giftee likes to cook, this Complete Book of National Dishes will be just the ticket. The book contains more than 200 recipes for the national dishes of different countries all over the world. Each recipe has a full-color picture and a historical background, giving readers the chance to feel a little more like they’re actually there.
We might not be able to go to all the corners of the world right now, but you can bring the sight-seeing to your giftee with documentaries, like BBC’s incredible Planet Earth. The complete series covers 200 locations from the tallest mountains to the deepest rivers. And, let’s face it, these are viewers you’d probably not get on your own.
What kind of international gifts do you like to give? Let us know in the comments.