The Journey Box – our idea of unique travel gifts

Can you put some travel memories in a box? Can you indulge your senses with emotional and practical things from journeys to different corners of the world? Do you usually give unique travel gifts?

Let’s find out together! The Magic of Traveling is proud to present the Journey Box. We will fill it up for you to enjoy it and travel with us through its content!

We created our first boxes in the spring of 2016 for very dear to us people. In that period of time, we visited Spain, the Baltic countries, the Rosé Festival in Kazanlak, and a secret destination in Bulgaria (we announced it as soon as we realized it). The people who got the present were so happy that we decided to offer the Journey Box to our readers.

Here’s the content of one of the journey boxes:

  • the Spaniards’ favorite lucky charm
  • a story-telling fridge magnet
  • а small jar of Lithuanian beach sand
  • a bottle of our new favorite wine
  • written practical advice about visiting exciting places or meeting inspiring people – it could be business cards, maps and directions to hidden gems or contacts of amazing people
  • the aroma of just gathered Bulgarian roses
  • the thing people of the North use to cheat their stomachs
  • hand-mand memories from locals with big hearts and artistic talents
  • a personalized letter telling you the story of how we found the things from the box, why we chose them and how they can change the traveler’s life

We decided to create more editions of Journey Boxes – we started including a favorite travel book, and if you wish this could be our book “The Magic of Traveling: Follow the Locals”. And if everything goes smoothly, with the next journey boxes, we will be able to include our new book!

The Journey Box is a product and an experience that is custom created on request. The box contains items from our recent travels. It takes us one week to prepare The Journey Box, but we might do it faster in case it’s urgent for you. Here are the contents of a recent Journey Box:

  • Hand-painted fan from Spain, very useful for hot months
  • Natural olive oil soap and a magnet from Corfu island
  • Our book “The Magic of Traveling: Follow the Locals”
  • Book clothes, “Sea and sailing” theme
  • A bottle of Bulgarian wine, something that we tasted and loved
  • Other smaller souvenirs and stuff – a postcard, a note with contents and special wishes to the recipient, a feather of Macaw parrot, stickers, etc.

Many of the things we buy when traveling are in support of local (and most often small or medium-sized) businesses. For example, in one of the journey boxes, there were special body dyes from a smiling merchant in Kathmandu. Another included handmade notebooks by an artist in Lecce, Puglia (with some special paper called carta paglia and carta pesta). On the streets of Stone Town in Zanzibar, we met an artist who creates collage postcards inspired by Masai culture. And very often we dress the bottles of wine in special bottle-clothes that grandma knits.

This way you’ll be able to surprise some special for an upcoming holiday or a special occasion with some unique travel gifts. We produce every box custom-made (traveling light, and we usually buy one thing of a kind) and personalize it for you or for your dearest friend. The price of a Journey Box varies depending on its contents, but it’s usually 35 – 50 euros.

Get some of the magic of traveling with the next, customized for you, edition of the Journey Box! Make yourself a present and enjoy memories of known and unknown places and inspiring locals!

Let’s share memories and make travel plans together! You can use the following channels to get in touch with us and talk about the box or anything else – message us on Facebook, Instagram, or in the comments below.

May the magic be with you!

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We have options for kids, as well as adults, and for any type of travelers.