The Best Subscription Boxes for Dads – Father’s Day Gift Ideas
I’m a little biased, but I think subscription boxes make the best gifts! Here’s my round-up of the best subscription boxes to for dads – perfect for Father’s Day gift ideas!
My Go-To Gift:
Bespoke Post – $45 a month
I think I’ve gifted this subscriptions to Bespoke Post to at least 10 people in the last year. We just started subscribing to Bespoke Post at the beginning of 2013, and I was immediately hooked! I am consistently impressed with the quality of goods they send out – especially for the price point. I frequently call it a “mini-lifestyle upgrade” in a box because each month is a different collection of items that you didn’t know you needed, but now love! Past boxes have included amazing barware, the best dopp kit and grooming supplies, and everything needed for a delicious summer of grilling.
Technically Bespoke Post is a subscription box for men – but I think it’s a great gift for anyone – especially since you can skip any month that isn’t for you!
To get it: Bespoke Post is $45 a month, and use coupon code LONELY to save 30% off your first box! You also get the option to skip any month you’re not interested in. (They preview the boxes on the first of every month and give you time to opt out).
To gift it: You can gift a 1 month ($45), 3 month ($135) or 6 month subscription ($270). (I usually go for 3-months). Bespoke Post will email you the gift certificate, which you can print out to give, or just forward to the lucky recipient!
Check out my Bespoke Post reviews to see what you can expect to get each month!
For the Foodie Dad:
Mantry – $75 a month
The priciest box on this list, Mantry literally arrives in a wooden crate, and is full of gourmet food sourced from across the U.S. – the presentation and the products may be worth the cost for some! This is definitely a fun box to receive and to give – the crate is the best “wrapping paper” and the food items are amazing local finds!
To Get It: Mantry subscriptions are $75 a month with free shipping.
To Gift It: Order a 1 month, 3 month or 6 month gift subscription by June 9th and your first shipment will arrive in time for Father’s Day.
Check out my Mantry reviews to see what you can expect to get each month!
For Grooming and Basic Essentials:
Birchbox Man – $20 a month
Birchbox Man is a mix of grooming supplies and lifestyle items. Lifestyle items can range from socks, to wallets, to cufflinks, to headphones and other tech or fashion accessories. Their grooming products are usually deluxe sized samples as well, so the value of this box is impressive. I’ve gifted this a few times, and it’s one of the boxes I send to my brother in college so he always has new grooming supplies and the occasional fun gift like headphones, or practical item like new socks!
To get it: Birchbox Man is $20 a month, or save $45 if you sign up for an annual subscription ($195).
To gift it: Birchbox Man offers 3 month ($60), 6 month ($110), and 12 month ($195) subscription gift options. You have the options to mail the first box directly to the recipient and surprise them, or you can have the first box mailed to you so you can present the gift to them!
Check out my Birchbox Man reviews to see what you can expect to get each month!
For the Chef Dad:
Plated – $60 for two meals for two people.
Plated is weekly meal and recipe subscription service. Each week on Monday at noon EST they release their new recipes, and you can pick which ones you are interested in or skip that week. The meals then get delivered via FedEx on the following Wednesday. The packages are sent with cooler packaging and ice packs and shipped 2-day air so everything arrives cold.
We’ve been so impressed with this subscription that we’ve gifted a box to a lot of our extended family – and everyone is so impressed with the quality of the food! (I also had one interaction with their customer care team and I was very impressed with their response-time and helpfulness).
I love that the menu options let you know all the nutritional information up front – you can see how many calories are in each dish, and what type of food they contain: gluten, dairy, meat, etc. It’s a great way to make sure you eat healthy and have high-end restaurant-quality meals!
To get it: Take advantage of this deal to get your first box free!
To gift it: Plated offers many gift card options: 4 plates ($60), 8 plates ($120), 12 plates ($180), 16 plates ($240), etc. (FYI – 2 plates = 1 meal for 2 people).
Check out my Plated reviews to see what you can expect to get each month!
Those are my top picks, and here are some more ideas for specific interests:
For Quality Basics:
Dollar Shave Club – starts at $4 a month
Harry’s – starts at $8 a month
Both Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s offer inexpensive quality razors. In my opinion Harry’s razors are a little more high-design, and Dollar Shave Club’s razors are a little less money per month. (Dollar Shave club offers e-gift cards, and Harry’s has father’s day gift sets!).
For the Stylish (or needs to be Stylish) Dad:
Grover & Friends is a great men’s clothing subscription for basics – the value is great too. Alternatively, Five Four Club sends out more trendy items based on your style preferences.