Let’s face it: Dads can be notoriously difficult to shop for. There are only so many times you can give him a bottle of wine or a jazz CD before it starts feeling repetitive. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your search to one specific item, why not try appealing to his broader interests? Finding the perfect subscription box will give him something new to try each month, and with the wide variety of services in existence, there’s something for every dad. Here are ten monthly subscription services to consider this Father’s Day.
Papa Bear Box
For the new dads who might still need some assistance in the parenting department, this box will help them navigate that tricky first year. Created by dads, for dads, Papa Bear boxes come with everything needed to make becoming a father a little easier. Each box includes four to six snacks designed to keep him awake during those long nights, dad-tested baby items, personal grooming products, and miscellaneous “Papa Bear Gear.”
The Daily Knot
Give the gift of style with a monthly tie subscription service. At just $9.99/month, you can get your father (or any fashion-forward guy in your life, really) high-quality ties in both classic styles and modern prints. There’s even a full-fledged e-store where he can purchase any past ties that he might have missed.
Best of Mouth
If you’re not sure what to gift your dad this Father’s Day, food is always a safe bet; plus, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Curated by Mouth, an indie food company that pulls artisinal foods from a variety of makers, this box of monthly treats includes delicious snacks like sea salt mini popcorn and PB&J chocolate bars (?!). If you’re not sold on this particular collection, Mouth also has an entire shop of other gift boxes —though they’re not all monthly— specifically designed for Father’s Day.
The Dollar Shave Club
For the dad who values practicality over everything. Give him one less thing to worry about with this shaving subscription service. Choose from three types of blades or a full starter kit that comes with four razor cartridges, a quality handle, and shave butter. A new cartridge will be shipped monthly for as low as $1/per month. With the money saved, you can also get him some luxe shaving and grooming products courtesy of the same company.
We all know how great Birchbox is, so why not share the love? Enter Birchbox for men. Each month, he’ll get four deluxe grooming supplies and one full-sized product like a tech gadget or stylish accessory. The box can be completely modified to your dad’s tastes, too, since after the first gift is shipped each ensuing box is tailored to suit the Grooming Profile he fills out. Choose from a three-month, six-month, or year-long subscription to further customize your gift.
For any fitness fanatic fathers out there, we’ve got the perfect subscription box. Choose from either the standard box plan or the weight loss box plan and get them ready for their healthiest year yet. The monthly box includes the latest in supplements and nutritious snacks as well as other items like gym gift cards and workout DVDs to cover all aspects of fitness. Find a sample product that’s working particularly well for your dad? He’ll be able to buy a full-sized version directly from Bulu Box.
Help dad take his love of coffee to the next level with a gourmet coffee subscription service. Each subscriber is matched with a “coffee curator” who learns about their taste preferences and sends them a new flavor each month (plus, the bags never repeat so you can guarantee something new every 30 days). MistoBox is about more than just providing a monthly bag of coffee beans, however; each package also comes with tips for getting the best brew possible, notes from the growers, and stories behind the beans. It’s the coffee aficionado’s dream.
Dedicated to helping men become the most distinguished gentlemen they can be, Gentleman’s Box curates a monthly collection of four to six handpicked items designed to fit a new theme each month. This luxe subscription service is on the pricier side (though you can opt for a month-to-month plan at $25/box), but the pieces in each box are timeless staples that can be appreciated for years to come. Boxes include grooming products, stylish accessories, fun socks, and a one-year subscription to GQ Magazine.
Give dad the tools he needs to become the best grillmaster ever with this unique gift box. Each month, he’ll receive a variety of sauces, rubs, and marinades as well as new recipes to test, grilling accessories, and a special grilling tip to help him get the most out of his grill. Each product is meticulously tested by the small team that runs Grill Masters, ensuring top-notch quality (and flavor) delivered straight to the door. In honor of Father’s Day, the company is including two special packages: A “learner bundle” to make sure dad’s got the basics covered and a “booze bundle” to make sure he doesn’t go thirsty in pursuit of grilling the best meal ever.
Craft Beer Club
Dads work hard. Help yours unwind with a monthly delivery of craft beer from any of the country’s 1,600 craft breweries and brew pubs. For just $42 he’ll get 12 bottles of four different types of beers each month along with a newsletter describing the unique story behind each brew. The Craft beer club celebrates the finest in American beer, and now thanks to this service, your dad will be able to do so too.