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Gift Ideas for Men: Limited Edition & One-Time-Purchase Boxes

ByMSANov 18, 2016 | 3 comments

We love to give subscriptions almost as much as we like to receive them, but sometimes you need a really great gift that doesn't come with a monthly or quarterly commitment. Thankfully, many of our favorite subscriptions offer great one-time-purchase boxes, too! Check out our 2016 picks below for limited edition and one-time purchase boxes that make excellent holiday gifts for the men in your life!

Limited Edition Birchbox Man Kits
Starting at $48m_lte_fathers-day-man-on-the-move_02_1500x1500-1

What’s in the box: There are Limited Edition Birchbox Man Boxes geared toward all sorts of men's interests and styles. One of our favorites from earlier this year is Man On The Move, a dopp kit filled with essentials designed with the jetsetter in mind -- but we think it's a great pick for college students, too!

Interested in subscribing instead? For $20 a month, Birchbox Man is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription box for men. Each month, you’ll receive 3-4 sample size items to try along with another lifestyle item that you can select. The selection process opens about a month before shipping and, typically, allows you to pick 1 of 3 selection items.

Plus, use coupon code HELLO to save 10% off either a shop purchase or subscription at Birchbox!

Check out all of our Birchbox Man Reviews to learn more about the subscription box!

Special & Limited Edition Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin Boxes
Starting at $75

Special Edition GRRM BoxThese boxes are to celebrate the 20th anniversary of A Game of Thrones! A great gift idea for fans of the show who are anxiously awaiting the next book and/or season of the HBO show!

The Box: George R. R. Martin Box (Special Edition)

The Cost: $75

The Products:

  • Exclusive book: Collectible 20th anniversary illustrated edition of A Game of Thrones bound in eco-trim fiber, featuring gilded edged paper, color illustrations, color endpaper maps, and ribbon marker
  • Exclusive HBO Game of Thrones t-shirt, featuring map of Westeros and sigils
  • Exclusive reproduction of Robert Baratheon’s Willfrom the HBO series
  • Living Language Dothraki online course
  • Iron Coin of the Faceless Man from Shire Post Mint

Order by December 9th, 2016 for holiday delivery!

Limited Edition GRRM Box

The Box: George R. R. Martin Box (Limited Edition)

The Cost: $200 (Limited to 3000 copies)

The Products:

  • Limited numbered production run of 3000. Limit 5 per customer.
  • Exclusive book: Collectible 20th anniversary illustrated edition of A Game of Thrones bound in eco-trim fiber, featuring gilded edged paper, color illustrations, color endpaper maps, and ribbon marker
  • Exclusive HBO Game of Thrones t-shirt, featuring map of Westeros and sigils
  • Exclusive reproduction of Robert Baratheon’s Willfrom the HBO series
  • Living Language Dothraki online course
  • Iron Coin of the Faceless Man from Shire Post Mint
  • Dead Man Set of coins from Westeros (previously unreleased) from Shire Post Mint
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game with exclusiveDaenerys as Khaleesi card from Fantasy Flight
  • Holiday sigil shield lights from Kurt Adler
  • Exclusive Lord Commander Jon Snow and Queen Daenerys miniatures from Dark Sword Miniatures
  • Exclusive Maester’s journal from Insight Editions
  • Exclusive silk map of King’s Landing (2 feet x 3 feet)
  • Exclusive keepsake printed box with GRRM insignia, individually numbered

Order by December 9th, 2016 for holiday delivery!

Stay tuned for a review of the GRRM Box coming soon!

Starting at $59Fanchest Pittsburgh PenguinsWhat’s in the box: A variety of officially licensed team gear and the chance to win VIP fan experiences. Each box includes T-Shirt and Hat, plus 3-4 other mystery items. Fanchest is currently offering boxes for 12 teams: Carolina Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Jets, New York Yankees, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Seattle Seahawks.

Most boxes are $59 but Fanchest also offers more expensive limited edition chests for specific players which contain autographed memorabilia. Shipping is free over $50!

Check out all of our Fanchest Reviews to learn more about this box!

POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Winter Box for Him

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-2-51-46-pmWhat's in the box?: The contents of this box are a mystery! From POPSUGAR: "Everyone needs a set of timeless essentials to give or get as gifts. This array of rugged yet style-worthy goods is ready to keep your guy well-equipped for the holidays and the days after."

Boxes will ship by Dec. 5 via FedEx SmartPost.

Check out our POPSUGAR Must Have Spoilers to learn more about the items included this year as they are being revealed, or read our review of the 2015 Limited Edition Box for Him from last year to learn about the types of items included!

Bespoke Post
One-time gift boxes available for $55


What’s in the box: They have several options available at all times, but expect “best in class,” artisanal, small-batch products around various themes. Bespoke Post announces their new boxes each month; see their current offerings by clicking “Boxes” on their website. They also have lots of great non-box gift options in their shop, including products and brands they've featured in the past!

Interested in subscribing instead? You'll save $10/month if you buy a gift subscription. Once you have a subscription, you can preview and select the box you want each month. Subscriptions can be gifted for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Use coupon code ADDICT25 to save 25% off your first box! (This offer is not valid for one-time purchase boxes)

Check out all of our Bespoke Post Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Loot Crate Past Crates
Starting at $20


What's in the box: Loot Crate is one of our favorite geeky subscription boxes, and they often have previous crates available for sale - perfect for gifting! Loot Crate contains 5-7 Items in each box, all geared along a specific theme. Every box comes with an exclusive shirt for the theme. Loot Crate has moved toward all-exclusive items in their boxes – meaning there’s no way you’d be getting something you already own!

Want to subscribe instead? Subscribers can choose to skip any month that doesn't interest them. Use coupon code ADDICTION to save 10% off any length subscription!

Check out all of our Loot Crate Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Scentbird Men Gift Boxes
screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-2-41-03-pmWhat's in the box: Scentbird Men gift boxes each include three 0.3 oz scents, each packaged in an exclusive Scentbird color case. It's a great way to sample several scents at once, and as a bonus all gift packages receive one month of Scentbird free!

Want to subscribe instead? Gift boxes include 1 month of Scentbird free! They also offer gift subscriptions. Subscribers receive authentic perfume each month. They also include a twist up perfume atomizer with your first shipment and you’ll get a $15.00 credit each month to put towards a full sized bottle of cologne. Buy one month, get one free when you subscribe, no code required, just use this link!

Check out all of our Scentbird Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

People's Choice Beef Jerky
Boxes starting at $27

peoples-choice-some-like-it-hot-jerky-box-2016-0003bWhat's in the box?: 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 themed 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.

Use code SUBADDICTION29 to save 15% off all orders (you’ll have to enter your email for the coupon to apply).

Want to subscribe instead? Set up a recurring delivery at any frequency you like and save 5%!Check out all of our People's Choice Beef Jerky Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Gentleman's Box Past Boxes
Boxes starting at $29

Gentleman's BoxWhat's in the box?: There are a number of past boxes from Gentleman's Box currently available in their shop. With most, you can expect to get a tie, quality pair of dress socks, an other accessory such as a tie pin or bracelet, as well as men's grooming products.

Want to subscribe instead? Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first month! Subscribers receive monthly upscale, high-end grooming, style and fashion essentials for men. Along with all these great essentials, the latest issue of GQ Magazine will be packaged as well and delivered right to your doorstep.

Check out all of our Gentleman's Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Winc Gift Boxes
Starting at $50

winc-gift-black-boxWhat's in the box?: All Winc Gifts start with wine! They have gift options that include snack pairings like caramel popcorn and chocolate, or boxes that include glassware and other accessories. Gifts come packed in boxes ready for giving!

Want to subscribe instead?: Gift cards start at $60; bottles in Winc's selection start at $13. Subscribing for yourself? Save $20 off your first month, no coupon needed, just use this link!

Check our all of our Winc (Formerly Club W) Reviews to learn more about their subscription!

If you enjoyed this list and are looking for more subscription gift ideas, be sure to check out our Best 2016 Subscription Gifts for more!


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I think getting gift boxes directly from shop is not a perfect gift but better to visit shop and select particular gifts accessories and pack them in a box is a perfect gift which is selected according to the choice a man likes.

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Lisa D.

My mom is more or less easy to shop for since like every women there a hints to what she likes and wants. However my dad and brother are a whole other story. Every occasion I start thinking over a month in advance. Snooping around is no use since even though they carry pens they forget to circle things they like (how selfish lol).
Anyways appreciate you doing this to give a little breather on searching.

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What a GREAT post! It’s my brother’s bday today and I just ordered him some amazing looking beef jerky! Thank you! I don’t know why, but I always have trouble finding gifts for my Dad too so he may be getting something similar… hehe 😀

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