Every year my brothers and I join forces in an attempt to find an amazing gift for our dad. Regardless of the occasion, Christmas, his birthday, or Father’s Day, let’s just say he’s ‘challenging to buy for’.
Read: the man already has everything.
Thank goodness for the advent of monthly subscription boxes! It has completely revolutionized our gifting strategy. So we proudly present the best subscription boxes for men in our gift guide below. (Fanfare, please.)
The L&L shopping brigade has carefully selected gift boxes to include on our list for practically every man. We aim to save you a ton of time and screen fatigue while erasing any worries you might have about getting your special guy a sub-par present.
So join us, won’t you?
Best Subscription Boxes For Men
1. Craft Spirits Of The Month Club
by Mash & Grape
Pick his poison and Mash&Grape will send it to him each month! He’ll receive a carefully-chosen bottle of his favorite bourbon, scotch, whiskey, gin, tequila, or rum. The spirits are crafted by small and independent distillers from all parts of the globe, which means he’s bound to be introduced to new favorites along the way. As an added bonus, every monthly shipment comes complete with the story behind the beverage and tasting notes.
Good to Know: Monthly subscriptions range from $44.00 to $79.00 per month, depending upon the spirit you send. Shipments are sent around the 15th of each month, and you can cancel or pause the subscription at any time.
2. Craft Beer Of The Month Club
Stop right here if you guy is more of a beer drinker, this one is going to be a favorite subscription box!
Each month, he’ll receive 12 specialty craft beers from right here in the good ol’ USA. Each box will feature a selection of four styles of beer representing the creative genius of two breweries.The shipment also includes a beer-of-the-month newsletter with information about the brews, the back story, and recipes for great meals to pair with it.
Good to Know: Choose a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly subscription box membership at $44.75 per month, and you can cancel at any time. Oh! And you’ll receive a $25 bonus with his first shipment. He’ll receive 3 cool beer-related bonus surprises. Welcome to the club.
3. Artisan Food Subscription Box
This one’s perfect for the man who fancies himself a foodie, a beef jerky snob, or maybe a coffee lover!
When his Mantry food subscription boxes arrive, he’ll be beyond ecstatic to start sampling the generous variety of products inside. Warning: there may be some serious mouth watering happening!
Each crate contains 6 full-sized artisanal food items, an info book about the products, and recipes for putting them all together.
Crate themes are diverse, with previous past box titles such as: The Taco Issue, The Travel Issue, The Spice Route, The Grilling Issue, and tons more.
Good to Know: Choose between a bi-monthly, 6-month, or yearly subscription. Crates begin at $75.00, and you can cancel at any time. Shipments in the US usually take from 2-6 business days.
4.The Grill Masters Club
The primal urge to cook over an open flame is one of our favorite urges! This may sound selfish, but if you give him a gift box that’ll scratch that barbeque itch, chances are you’ll reap the benefits sooner or later.
Each box is packed with four to five BBQing such as must-haves like marinades, rubs, sauces, and smoking chips, as well as a mystery item for his grilling pleasure. Plus, he’ll get recipes, cooking tips, and interesting info on the products.
Good to Know: A month-to-month subscription runs for $29.99 per month, with 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions. The longer the prepaid subscription, the bigger the discount. They’re also offering a code for 10% off your first box. You’re free to cancel at any time.
They also offer one-time gift orders and gift certificates.
5. Shaker and Spoon Cocktail Club
Has he secretly wanted to be one of those guys with arm garters and perfectly groomed beards serving impressively crafted cocktails in a sultry speakeasy? If so, this subscription could be just the ticket.
Each shipment comes assembled around one type of liquor and how to mix with it. He’ll get fancy ingredients for twelve cocktail recipes (recipes and how-to guide included), including specialty syrups, garnishes, bitters, mixers, and more.
The box also includes notes and recommendations from the bartender-of-the month responsible for creating the recipes and recommendations about specific spirits that pair best with the recipes. However, he can just as well use his own liquor stocked in the house if he chooses.
Good to Know: Pay $50 for a month-to-month subscription plan, or choose prepaid plans for 3, 6, or 12 months at discounted prices. You can pause or cancel the subscription at any time.
Subscription Services For Dudes Who Like To Look Good
6. Birchbox Grooming Subscription
Because men need self-care too. Birchbox is a classic subscription service with amazing men’s grooming products selected specifically for him. Have him set up his grooming profile, then each men’s subscription box he receives will contain five grooming samples for high-end products tailored to his profile.
Stuff like skin care, shaving cream, etc. It’ll also include pro tips on how to use the products, just like a personal stylist would give!
Good to Know: Monthly subscriptions run for $10 a month, and you can cancel at any time. Prepaid subscriptions are also available for 6 months and 12 months. For $10 extra per month, Birchbox also offers the Grooming Plus subscription. This box includes a full-sized lifestyle item in addition to the five samples from the basic box. Examples of the bonus stuff they’ll receive in the Plus box include wearable accessories, tech products, bar accessories, and lots more.
7. Clothing Subscription Box For Men
by Menlo Club
The clothing subscription boxes you’ll receive with a Menlo membership deliver amazing threads on a monthly or seasonal basis (every 3 months).
Your man fills out a quiz about his personal style, how he likes his clothes to fit, and his sizes. Nex, a personal shopper will choose two to three pieces of quality clothing from exclusive designers to suit him. If anything doesn’t fit, they make it really easy to exchange sizes, too.
He’ll also receive 25% off toward clothing orders from the Menlo House store if he wants to order more great stuff.
Good to Know: A monthly clothing box subscription runs $60.00 and is outfitted (look! a pun!) with gear valued at at least $100.00 per month. Seasonal subscriptions are $75.00 and include at least $125.00 worth of fashion with each shipment.
You can cancel a subscription at any time, but you’ll need to call or use the live chat feature online to speak to a customer service representative first.
8. Men’s Fashion & Grooming Box
If you think he’d like to switch it up a bit, SprezzaBox delivers fashion and lifestyle products of all sorts to his door each month to spruce up his style.
He’ll have the option of choosing which box he’d like to receive every month to accommodate his desires. Boxes include things like grooming products, ties, pocket squares, socks, and more.
Good to Know: A monthly subscription runs $28.00 per month, with prepaid plans for 3, 6, and 12 months at discounted prices. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
9. Awesome Socks Subscription
by Sock Fancy
This is such a neat gift, particularly for someone you may not know intimately enough to send grooming products or underwear (we’re thinking co-workers). Choose his size, choose the quantity (send 2 pairs at $9.50 per pair or 3 for $9.00 per pair), then choose a monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly, or yearly plan.
The socks are super-stylish, and every pair of socks is really high-quality! They even come with a no-slip cuff guarantee. Almost two thousand five-star reviews can’t be wrong.
Good to Know: When purchasing a sock subscription as a gift, the month-to-month plan isn’t available. You’ll have to choose the prepaid 3, 6, or 12-month options. If you’re ordering for yourself, you can order month-to-month at $19.00.
10. Underwear Subscription
Shopping for underwear is a hassle for ladies and dudes alike. This neat underwear subscription service will handle it all for him (pardon the pun).
After your recipient receives his gift subscription, the UnderwearExpert will begin the customization process to choose the underwear that’s perfect for him. All he has to do is let them know what kinds of colors, cut, and styles he prefers, choose his size, and voila! Fantastic specialty underpants delivered right to his door every month!
Good to Know: Gift subscriptions begin at $105.60 for 4 pairs (two pairs delivered for two months). There are also subscription options for 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid plans with varying prices depending upon whether you’d like to send 2 or 3 pairs to him every month.
You can pause, change, or cancel your subscription box service at any time.
11. Designer Watch Club
A Themed Box around watches, why not! A WatchGang membership will send your favorite fashion-forward man a new watch each month based on his lifestyle and style preferences.
Each watch will be a surprise, hand-picked by the style gurus at WatchGang, and he gets to keep them to add to his collection. They guarantee he’ll always receive a watch valued at more than the cost of the membership.
Good to Know: There are three tiers of subscriptions to choose from. He’ll receive high-quality lesser-known brands with Japanese Miyota or Seiko movements with the original subscription, valued at up to $150.00.
The Watch Gang Black tier subscription sends primarily Japanese or Swiss quartz movement watches, valued at up to $500.00.
The Platinum tier will send him the same movements, with a few additions. The watches are valued at up to $1500.00.
An original tiered subscription costs $49.99 per month, but if you prepay for a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription, you’ll save. Black Tier memberships are $99.99 per month, and Platinum plans run $299.99 per month. You can cancel at any time.
Subscriptions For Guys Who Dig Gadgets & The Great Outdoors
12. Tactical Survival Club
by Crate Club
Does your man like to live a life of mystery and intrigue? Or maybe he just likes camping. Either way, he’s bound to love getting useful tactical and survival gear curated by Special Ops professionals delivered straight to his door.
Good to Know: The subscription is available in 3 tiers with quarterly and annual prices for each:
At just $49.99 per quarter or $179.99 per year, the Lieutenant crate ships gear for those just starting out or who don’t need a bunch of crazy gear. He’ll receive things like EDC gear, survival tools, and more.
The Captain crate features a mix of items you’d find in the Lieutenant and higher-level gear like medical kits, self-defense gear, and more. The Captain runs $99.99 per quarter and $359.99 annually.
The General tier contains tactical and survival gear you’d find in the go-bag of a Navy SEAL or British SAS soldier. Stuff like heavy-duty tactical self-defense gear, bulletproof bag inserts, night-vision binoculars, portable survival hammocks, and more. A General crate will set you back $399.00 per quarter, or send him an annual subscription of four crates for $1399.99.
You can cancel your membership at any time, or it’ll auto-renew if you prefer.
13. Tech Subscription Box
by Breo Box
For a more comprehensive array of tech gadgets, a subscription to Breobox is just the thing. Each crate contains cool stuff like light therapy lamps, laptop cleaners, a PhoneSoap PRO, and much, MUCH more.
You can expect health and wellness, home and lifestyle, and tech gadgets from brand names like Williams Sonoma, Yeti, FujiFilm, and more.
Good to Know: Boxes are shipped quarterly at $159.99 per box, or you can opt to prepay and receive a discount for an annual subscription at $570.00 ($144.75 per quarterly box). You can choose to auto-renew or cancel your subscription at any time.
14. Monthly Fishing Gear Boxes
The perfect gift for the fishing enthusiast! Choose from three memberships:
The Classic – a monthly crappie/panfish box runs $12.59 for the first box and $17.99 each month after. It features five to seven products per box, and each box is valued at over $25.00.
The Classic XL- includes boxes for both bass and multi-species fisherman. The first box runs $18.89, and each monthly box after costs $29.99. Both are valued at over $40 per box and contain 7 curated items.
The Classic Extreme – includes gear specifically designed for bass and multi-species fishers; each costs $32.89 for the first mystery tackle box and $46.99 monthly thereafter. Each box contains 14 fisherman-approved products and has a value of over $75.00 per box.
Each box includes items like tackle, lures, baits, and all kinds of useful accessories. You’ll also receive the “Lucky Monthly” digital magazine featuring tips, tutorials, and more.
Good to Know: Just a heads up, the gift subscription packages don’t auto-renew. If you’d like to give the gift that keeps on giving, it’s best to opt for the 3, 6, or 12-month pre-paid subscription options.
Miscellaneous Gift Subscriptions For Him
15. Themed Subscription Boxes
by Bespoke Post
We love the freedom of this subscription; it’s literally a box of rad luxury items sent to his address every month based on his preferences. He can swap or skip any box he doesn’t love, and you can cancel the subscription at any time if he’s not into it at all. Perfect.
He’ll complete a quiz to determine the kinds of lifestyle items he prefers. Next, he gets to preview each month’s box to decide if he wants to keep it, skip it, or swap it out for another box that appeals to him more. Box themes run the gamut from food-related to personal care.
Monthly subscriptions run $45 per box, and gift cards are also available.
16. Cigar Of The Month Club
This monthly subscription box is a fantastic way for your man to explore new cigars from around the world! It features four hand-rolled, premium-brand cigars and literature about each detailing its tobacco, its origin story, and how it’s made. He’ll receive a cigar cutter and butane lighter along with his first shipment, too.
The first box ships at $37.95, each subsequent box will run you $39.99 per month, and you’re free to cancel at any time.
17. Geeks Subscription Box For Gamers & Nerds
The Loot Crate website is a one-stop-shop for all things fanboy. Is your guy an incurable Anime nerd? They’ve got a crate for that. Gaming freak? Check. Does he eat, sleep, and breathe sci-fi? Yep. You get the point. You’ve got to see it to believe it.
So the way it works is simple: choose the theme he’s into, and the folks at Loot Crate put together a box full of collectibles, apparel, and swag he’s sure to love, then they ship it to him once a month.
Subscriptions run monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly and begin as low as $9.99 (for the exclusive pop-culture sock crate). The crates’ prices are as diverse as the themes, so you won’t be able to swap out crates, but they make it easy to cancel at any time, and you can sign up for a new theme if he’s interested in checking out more.
Subscription Boxes for Men, Made Easy
Subscription boxes are quite possibly the world’s best gift. Definitely waaaay better than just a “gift card”. Not only will he love the swag sent to his door, but he’ll get something surprising and new every month! If you can come up with something better, we’d love to see it.
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