Subscription boxes are my go-to gift idea for just about everyone that’s difficult to buy for, but it seems like there aren’t as many for men as their are women and kids. If you’re looking for an awesome gift for guys, check out these cool subscriptions boxes that are geared more towards the men in our lives!
As a total subscription box addict, I love giving others the joy of getting something totally random and new every month. It’s like Christmas all year round! As I said above, there are definitely more boxes geared towards women and children, but you can find some cool ideas for guys, too! Check out my top 10 picks!
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Cool Subscription Boxes for Men
As picky as he is, Jacob loves jerky. He asks for it every time we go to the store, but those little bags are crazy expensive for something that’s mass-produced and full of mystery meats. I’m sorry, but $6 for a tiny bag with three pieces of dried meat just doesn’t seem like a good deal.
With Jerky Snob, you can get your favorite jerky-lovin’ guy different high-quality jerky every month. They have three different sizes for every budget, including a $15 box that comes with two bags of jerky. Considering you’d pay that much for the mass-produced stuff in the grocery store, it’s not a bad deal. Regardless of the size you choose, you’ll get hand-picked quality jerky that’s free of MSG, nitrites, or HFCS.
2. Rad Dad Box
The Rad Dad box calls itself a “monthly dad starter kit,” and it’s a fantastic gift for new dads. Each monthly box features fun (and useful) things that all new dads definitely need! I love that they include a little something for him, and a little something for baby. For example, he may get an artisanal soap or shaving cream to make his life easier, plus a fun new toy to share with his tiny tot! This is a great gift idea for a Dadchelor Party!
3. Saloon Box
The SaloonBox is a great gift idea for the mixologist in your life. Each kit comes with enough ingredients to make at least 4 unique cocktails, including the alcohol itself. Because of that, you’ll want to make sure you don’t live in one of the nanny states that prohibit you from buying alcohol through the mail.
I live in PA, and while we can apparently now get wine from certain places, we’re not considered responsible enough to buy alcohol through channels other than the licensed state stores. Then again, maybe the state just doesn’t want to give up the revenue? Anyway, I digress, make sure your recipient’s state allows shipment of this box before you order.
Finders Seekers is perfect for your favorite amateur sleuth or armchair traveler. Every month, they’ll get a box filled with puzzles, codes and cryptic messages themed around a specific location. Solve the mystery while exploring local customs and culture, all without leaving your own home.
While Finders Seekers is great for housebound dads, The Nomadik subscription box is for guys who live for adventure. Each box features high-end outdoor and adventure gear tied to a different theme. Along with 3-6 premium items per month, the box comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you get an item you don’t love, just pick a new item and they’ll mail it to you for free. You even get to keep the original item.
Culture Carton offers three different boxes, but I recommend the Essential Box. It comes with lifestyle items and a handpicked book. Lifestyle items include things like gourmet food, EDC, stylish accessories, and other “cultured man” items. They also have book-only and lifestyle-items-only boxes.
On another note, I just learned that EDC means “everyday carry.” I guess that’s like stuff you carry with you regularly?
Okay, so the Candy Club isn’t specifically for guys, but it’s still the perfect gift for your own “sweetie.” While Candy Club may not be the only sweet subscription box on the market, it definitely gets my vote for the best! I reviewed them here a few years ago, and I still actually have the little containers that the candy came in. They’re perfect for storing small items in your bathroom, like cotton balls or Q-tips.
When you sign up, make sure you fill out the candy profile for your recipient. That way, he’ll get only his favorite yummy treats! While $40 a box may sound like a lot, you do get a good amount of candy in each little tub, plus extras sprinkled throughout the box. The jelly beans alone made it worth it. As any jelly bean lover will tell you, quality beans are expensive! Why is that? Are they like the rose oil of the candy world?
Taste Trunk offers a few different options, but I’m a big fan of The Gourmet Subscription. This is another one that I had the opportunity to check out, and it’s such a perfect gift for foodie guys in your life! I still have some of that lava salt (it’s great for using in salt scrubs, too!).
Now, I’ll be honest: this is definitely the most pricey subscription box for men on this list, but it’s absolutely worth it. Your guy will get 4-5 super high-quality items that he wouldn’t think of getting for himself, but will definitely love. If you don’t have $99 to spend on the Gourmet box, you can also get themed gift boxes for as low as $49.
9. Vinyl Moon
Got a guy who still appreciates the sound of music on vinyl? There’s a reason Billboard magazine rated VINYL MOON as one of the best gifts for music fans! Each month, VINYL MOON sends out a high-quality, colored vinyl record filled with 10 up-and-coming musicians. The record jacket itself is designed by visual artists. The entire thing is a gorgeous work of art!
10. Flaming Licks
I have quite a few hot-sauce-loving men in my life that would love a Flaming Licks subscription! The box ships from the UK, but they ship to the US and a bunch of other countries. They offer a couple options, including a Taste Box and a Crave Box.
- The Taste Box includes: 1 Hot Shots triple pack of tasters, 1 full-sized hot sauce, 1 fiery condiment or cooking product, and recipe cards
- In the Crave Box, you’ll find: 1 Hot Shots triple pack of tasters, 1 full-sized hot sauce, 1 spicy item, recipe cards plus 4 spicy snacks
Just make sure you keep a glass of milk handy, when they say hot, they mean it! Why milk? Well, while most people grab water when they’re overwhelmed by spice, that can actually make it worse.Water just kind of swishes the spicy capsaicin oil around in your mouth. Milk binds with it and washes it away. There, now you’ve learned something new!
While there are other subscription boxes for men out there, these are definitely my top picks! There’s something here for every guy on your list, no matter what they love.
Do you have any favorite subscription boxes for men? Tell me all about them!