The 14 Best Subscription Box Gifts for Men
Updated for 2017!
If you’re looking for subscription box gift ideas for men, this list should have you covered! We put together our top recommendations based on subscription boxes our husbands, friends, and other guys love, along with tips about how to give them as gifts. Some boxes have gift cards, some offer digital subscriptions, and some are only available by buying a regularly recurring subscription. A lot of these subscription boxes make great gifts for women too!
Subscription Box Gifts for Guys
Bespoke Post, for the design-minded guy who loves small-batch products
Why we recommend it: Bespoke Post is known for their well designed boxes that focus on high-quality products around a specific theme. They release a new set of themed boxes each month, and when you buy a gift, the recipient has the option to choose which box they want to receive… so you can ensure they’re getting something they want, but it’s more personal than just a gift card. Although intended for men and many boxes do include masculine accessories and personal care items or men’s apparel, some of the boxes are unisex and make great gifts for women, too — like those oriented around food or home products.
Price: Single boxes cost $55, but 3+ month subscriptions get the subscriber $45/month rate
How to Gift: Click “Gift a Gift” and choose a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month gift. You can either send a digital gift card (perfect for last minute gifts!) or select the recipient’s first box for them.
Learn More: Check out all of our Bespoke Post Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Robb Vices, for the most interesting man in the world
Why we recommend it: One of the few boxes where we see truly new and innovative concepts every month – an MSA reader favorite! “Robb Vices delivers a curated selection of exceptional goods that tell a story of authenticity and intrigue. Created by the publishers of Robb Report, each delivery includes products that represent the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. In any given month you can expect unique foods to taste, spirits to fill your glass with, as well as tools and toys that empower the ultimate host and that will make the most discerning connoisseur smile.”
Good to Know: For ages 21+ Only: Robb Vices almost always includes alcohol, so someone 21+ must be available to sign for each delivery.
Price: $89.99/month, with discounts for 3, 6, and 12 month prepaid subscriptions
How to Gift: On their homepage, click “Give a Gift” and select a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month plan. These plans look to be recurring subscriptions, so you do need to cancel once your intended subscription length is complete.
Learn More: Check out all of our Robb Vices Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Gentleman’s Box, for stylish guys who accessorize
Why we recommend it: Gentleman’s Box is consistently packed with quality accessories (think ties, socks, pocket squares, and more) plus fun lifestyle items, like the whiskey stones pictured in the September 2017 box above. This box is refined, but they still manage to have topical themes each month, too.
Price: $25/month; gifts are available in a minimum 3-month subscription
How to give as a gift: On their homepage, click “Gift” in the top navigation and select a 3, 6, or 12 month plan.
Learn More: Check out all of our Gentleman’s Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Loot Crate Family of Boxes, for the guy obsessed with geeky pop-culture and fandom
Why we recommend it: Loot Crate is one of our favorite geeky subscription companies. It’s great for anyone on your gift list that is into into video games, comic books, science fiction, and more, and it’s full of great exclusive items so you can be sure they won’t be getting something they already have at home. And– Loot Crate has a whole family of boxes! This means you can choose something that covers a lot of different fandoms, like Loot Crate or Loot Crate DX, or you can gift one of their franchise boxes for Halo, Star Trek, WWE, Marvel, and more. There are options suitable for every budget.
The core Loot Crate ships 5-7 Items in each box along a common theme. Every box comes with an exclusive shirt to go with that month’s theme. The types of items greatly vary from a comic to vinyl figures to a Breaking Bad themed apron. Other subscriptions that they offer contain other variations of products, including higher value boxes and simple subscriptions that send just a single tee or a few pairs of socks each month.
Price: The Loot Crate family of boxes ranges between $11.99/month for a geeky t-shirt from Loot Tees each month, to $26.99/month for the core Loot Crate (5-7 items along a common theme), to $42.99 – $49.99 every other month for the franchise boxes like WWE and Star Trek.
Good to know: Subscribers can easily skip any month if they’re not interested in the current theme.
How to give as a gift: Sign up for a gift subscription! Loot Crate’s gifts are all prepaid, so you select which box you want to gift and for how many months, and that’s it.
Learn More: Check out all of our Loot Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Stitch Fix Men, for the fashion-forward guy who’d love a wardrobe refresh
Why we recommend it: If you are looking for a luxe gift, or the man on your list is in need of a new wardrobe, a gift certificate for Stitch Fix Men is the ultimate gift. We find that many guys (and gals for that matter!) appreciate personal styling services like Stitch Fix instead of spending hours at the mall when they need some new threads.
Each box will have 5 pieces of clothing to try on, and keep or return. You sign up for a “Fix” by completing a style profile with your guy’s size and style preferences, and then your personal stylist picks out items for you and sends them your way. Send back anything you don’t like and just pay for what you keep
Price: $20 per shipment styling fee, which is applied towards any items you decide to keep. Get a 25% discount if you keep everything in your Fix!
How to give as a gift: Instead of signing up for a Fix on their behalf, buy a gift card, which can be applied to the Styling Fee and any items they decide to keep. You can choose to ship the gift card, print it out, or e-mail it.
Learn More: check out all of our Stitch Fix for Men Reviews to learn more about how this subscription works!
Watch Gang, A new watch, every month… and it might be a Rolex
What’s in the box? Watch Gang is a watch subscription service that sends a new watch for you to keep each month. Each month they partner with a brand for their watches, and one lucky subscriber will receive a Rolex! For the Original subscription ($29.99/month, pictured above) you can expect to receive a watch worth $50-$150.
Price: The Original subscription is $29.99/month. Watch Gang also offers Black ($99/month) and Platinum ($199/month) plans. Shipping is $9.95 on all plans.
How to give it as a gift: Watch Gang offers gift subscriptions in 1, 3, 6, or 12 month plans, but please note that as of the time of this update, they will renew after the prepaid term is complete.
Check out all of our Watch Gang Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Birchbox Man, for the guy who wants to look his best every day
Why we recommend it: Birchbox Man is a subscription box with a good mix of grooming and lifestyle products. Some of the lifestyle items can be a little formal (cuff links, ties, collar stays), and others are casual, so it’s good for the guy who needs a little bit of both– but who always wants to be on top of his daily routine.
In the regular Birchbox Man box, you’ll receive 5 grooming samples personalized to you each month for $10. For an extra $10/month you can join Birchbox Plus, which gets you 5 grooming samples and a handpicked lifestyle item, such as a tech gadget, accessory (think hats and socks), and more.
Price: $10 – $20 per month
Learn More: Check out all of our Birchbox Man Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Mantry, for artisanal food and snacks curated around themes guys love
Why we recommend it: There are tons of food subscription boxes out there, but Mantry is particularly giftable because of the cool, re-usable wooden crate that their first box will arrive in. The themes are typically more modern than other “food gift baskets”, and recipients should find at least a few products and recipes they’ve never tried before.
Expect artisan foods for the “modern man’s pantry” sent every other month. Expect 6 full-sized items all curated along a common theme, like “Pizza Party,” “Bourbon BBQ,” and “Tailgate World Tour” (as seen above).
Price: $59 every other month, with discounts for longer subscriptions
How to give as a gift: Head over to Mantry, click “Gifts” in the header, and select a 1, 3, or 6 box gift plan. (Boxes are shipped every other month, so 6 boxes is a full year subscription).
Learn More: Check out all of our Mantry Reviews to learn more about this subscription!
People’s Choice Beef Jerky, for the best in flavorful, family-owned beef jerky
Why we recommend it: People’s Choice Beef Jerky is a family-owned beef jerky company that’s been crafting their jerky for four generations. They offer a selection of theme Jerky Boxes to get a good sampling of their product – these range from Sweet Tooth to Some Like It Hot! These are all one-time purchase boxes, which makes them ideal for gifting.
Price: People’s Choice offers a series of one time purchase boxes, or, you can subscribe to an ongoing delivery and save 5%. (Note: prices listed below do not include shipping. Shipping is free on orders over $85.)
How to give as a gift: Head over to People’s Choice, select a box, and checkout! They mention that if you include a gift note, they’ll add a handwritten note to your order, too.
Check out all of our People’s Choice Jerky Reviews to learn more about this box!
The Craft Beer Club, for the hop-head or lager-loving guy in your life
Why we recommend it: A subscription to a “beer of the month club” is a classic, no-brainer gift for the beer guy in your life. We’ve been reviewing this subscription for awhile now and have been pleased to find they include a good mix of beers that we can’t always find locally!
The Craft Beer Club sends craft brews from around the country. Each month, they send a selection of different beers from around the US and information about the breweries behind them. Each shipment contains 4 different styles (3 or 6 bottles/cans of each kind, depending on the plan you choose).
Price: $39 per month for 12 bottles or $74.11 for 24 bottles. Free shipping except to Alaska and Hawaii.
How to give as a gift: Just select “Give a Gift” on the Craft Beer Club homepage, choose 12 or 24 beers/month, and designate how many months long you want your gift to be. Couldn’t be easier!
Learn More: Check out all of our Craft Beer Club Reviews to learn more about this subscription and some of the beers we’ve gotten to try!
Winc, for the guy who prefers grapes to hops
Why we recommend it: Wine of the month clubs are a great way to discover new wines, and Winc is no exception. You can easily manage your selections and preferences online, making it easy to have wine on hand for impromptu dinner parties and date nights in.
Winc allows you to customize how many bottles you receive, but their most popular plan is 4 bottles per shipment. They’ll suggest bottles to you, or you can shop online and pick yourself.
Price: Bottles start at $13 each. (Shipping is free on orders of 4 or more bottles.)
Ships to: All US states EXCEPT AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, OK, RI, DS, and UT
Learn More: Check out all of our Winc Reviews to learn more about this subscription and some of the wines we’ve gotten to try!
Flaviar, a quarterly speakeasy in a box for exploring new spirits
Why we recommend it: Flaviar is the go-to place to discover and taste craft and premium spirits – from Bourbon and Scotch to Rum, Gin, Cognac and others, as well as learn the ways of a true whiskey aficionado. Membership costs $60 per quarter ($20 / month) and offers a wide variety of perks & benefits you will not find elsewhere, with an undertone of a 1920’s speakeasy club.
You’ll receive quarterly curated tasting packs that contain 3 x 1.5 oz. vials of premium spirits from around the world. All new members receive a welcome pack containing three craft whiskeys.
How to give as a gift: Visit Flaviar and choose “sign up for a gift”, and select from one box, half a year (two boxes), or a full year (four boxes).
Learn more: Check out all of our Flaviar Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Fanchest, sport franchise gear for fans of Hockey, Football, and Baseball
Why we recommend it: Fanchest is a one-time purchase box that sends team gear from your favorite sports team. This box is great for gifting, with high quality memorabilia and licensed gear suitable for any fan. They have boxes for a wide variety of NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB and College teams available!
Price: Starting at $59, with more ‘exclusive’ editions featuring specific players for an additional cost
How to give as a gift: Fanchest is designed for gifting and isn’t a recurring subscription, so just order as you normally would for giving!
Learn More: Check out our Fanchest Reviews to learn more about this box!
BattlBox, for the guy who is always prepared for anything
Why we recommend it: BattlBox is a subscription full of tactical and EDC items and other useful gear. Each month has a different theme with a unique mission or focus on preparedness and survival; no two months are exactly alike. The $149.99 Pro Plus box contains a lot of high end gear, and usually ends up with a retail value over $300– it’s an impressive box to unpack and would be a great gifting experience.
Price: Packages range from $24.99 to $149.99; you get more high-end gear in the more expensive boxes.
Learn More: Check out our BattlBox Reviews to learn more about this box.
Breo Box, a luxury seasonal box that anyone would enjoy
Why we recommend it: Breo Box is a newer luxury lifestyle box, but we’ve been impressed with their unique wooden packaging and their ability to get cool products never seen before in subscriptions: think brands like FujiFilm, Sur la Table, and Amazon Echo. Receive a handcrafted customized wood box each quarter with 6-9 essential products selected for the season.
Learn More: Check out our Breo Box Reviews to learn more about this box.
Not looking for a subscription gift? Check out our list of one-time purchase boxes for men instead!
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