There are some people in our lives that mean more to us. People that we want to show our love to more than just during the holidays, but throughout the year. That’s why subscription boxes make a good gift idea. Since this is a travel site for kids, I’m going to focus this gift guide on culture-themed subscription boxes. Below I’m going to share 19+ finds with you. I have not tried all of them. The ones I have tried I’ll write a few thoughts down about my experience. For the rest, they’re added because I think they fit the topic nicely AND they don’t have bad reviews. But make sure you do read some reviews to make sure you’re getting what you really want. Check more of our travel-themed subscription boxes for kids.
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Monthly subscription boxes for kids about the world
There are several companies that offer travel or country subscription boxes that allow kids to discover the world. Each month there’s a new focus country. Here are a few:
One of the first subscription boxes I ever heard of. Overall, I think it’s a fun kit – especially for smaller kids. It’s priced right and isn’t overly intimidating. I’ve written several posts about Little Passports that you can read to learn more about the different subscriptions they offer.
This is part of the Kiwi Crate Company, which has a lot of crafty and STEM subscription boxes. Their Atlas Crate boxes combine learning about a new country with associated craft activities. My kids were gifted a subscription last year from their grandmother and they love it.
Scholastic Top Secret Adventures Club
I subscribed to Highlights magazine for my kids for a year. In that time we received a deal to join the Top Secret Adventures Club, which we did. This one was amazing. We received the China adventure. What I love about it is that it is Scholastic Highlights, so you know it’s quality. It’s so fun and so informative. We ended up not subscribing because my kids were still young, but I’d definitely consider it again soon.
Monthly subscription boxes for kids about the world and food
I’ve ordered this one for my kids this year. While it doesn’t seem like the monthly boxes are always geared towards learning about the food of other countries, quite a few of them seem to be. I like that for a small fee I can make sure both of my kids get aspects of the kit, while sharing the recipe.
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Try the World
If you want to guarantee that the subscription box is geared towards international recipes, then Try Your World is your box. I subscribed a while ago. The recipes aren’t meant for kids but can be kid-friendly. The box includes some of the ingredients, recipes, and information about the focus country. This is a great option for families who like to cook, but may have difficulty finding some international ingredients.
Buy Try the World
This is another food-related subscription our family has tried. Each box comes with a variety of snack foods from one country. There are three different box sizes to subscribe to, with the more expensive boxes including more variety. They also come with fun information about the country. Good for the snacky family.
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More monthly subscription boxes about other countries.
All of the subscription boxes above I’ve either personally tried (at my own expense) or I’m about to try because I’ve ordered it (at my own expense). However, I know there may be more interest out there for other boxes. So I scoured the web and found these.
Most of these are a subscription service about a specific country (whereas the ones I’ve tried are a different country each month). They may or may not be created with kids in mind, but I’ve included them because they’re at least kid-friendly.
I have not tried these below, so I won’t give any opinions. I’ll just say a few sentences.
Country or Region Specific Subscription Box
Russia: The Russia Box
They offer two options – a monthly box and a quarterly box. The boxes include one large item, a few snacks, and a cultural item about Russia.
Buy the Russia Box
Germany: German Chocolate Box
For those who REALLY love German chocolate, this subscription is for you. It weighs in at over 4 pounds of deliciousness. Personally, I feel the price is a lot – but I have a lot of hook-ups for German chocolate so I don’t have to worry.
Italy: Us | Authentic Italian Experience
If you love Italian food, and who doesn’t, then this may be a good box to consider. The boxes include real Italian ingredients that will make an authentic Italian meal.
Japan: Japan Crate
Japan Crate offers various Japan-themed crates. These include a snack crate, a kawaii crate, an instant noodle crate, and more. This may be the perfect match if you want to gift several members of a family with Japanese fun.
Buy Japan Crate
Canada: The Great Canadian Adventure
For kids who want to learn about Canada – this is a great box to consider. It alternates between a geographical study of a Canadian province, followed by a historical look at that province.
China: Dear Panda
This is a very niche product. Dear Panda offers four Chinese books with each box. Yes, the books are in Chinese.
Buy Dear Panda
Kids can learn about Africa via history and STEAM lessons. Activities include biography lessons, hands-on items to help with building and problem solving, and stories from antiquity to today. Select the correct age range for the kid. There are also supplemental items that can be purchased.
Get authentic candy and chips from Mexico with this monthly box.
France: A taste of France
This quarterly box is French-themed, so everything in it is French. You can expect a candle, a hand-crafted item, and other curated items.
This Caribbean-themed food box includes “seasonings, condiments, spices, pepper sauces, snacks & more!”
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Different Places around the World Kit
Food Kit: Culture Cakes Kit
Learn about a new culture via sweets! This kit includes country-specific snacks, baking ingredients, and a tool. Each month is a different country.
Handcrafted Kit: International Blessings
This box is a little different. Instead of focusing on an activity to try, food to eat, or something like that – this is a box of several handcrafted goods from around the world. Help support people in developing countries with this box.
Meal Kit: International Meals Kit by Takeout Kit
These kits include the grocery ingredients needed to create a meal for four. Fresh items and protein need to be purchased separately. Each kit is a new country. Subscription is not required, and you can pick out which box you’d like.