GQ Best Stuff Box Subscription Box Review – Fall 2018


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GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Box Front View

The GQ Best Stuff Box is a quarterly subscription from GQ magazine that features products that the editors have tested and love. Each box is promised to be valued at over $200.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Box Opened

About GQ Best Stuff Box

The Subscription Box: GQ Best Stuff Box

The Cost: $49.99 + free shipping

The Products: “The GQ BEST STUFF BOX is a quarterly subscription box featuring the things we love—rigorously tested and loved by GQ editors. It includes our favorite electronics, grooming products, and accessories—every box valued at over $200 each”

Ships to: US

GQ Best Stuff Box Fall 2018 Review

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Box With All Products

The Fall 2018 box features 8 items – with a ton of self-care items!

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Template 1

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Template 2

There’s a little fold-out information card/poster.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Products Info Template

On the back, you’ll find details, including the retail price, for all of the items in your box.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Trunks Template

This delivery arrived with a bonus coupon, too. This is listed as an item on the card – this gives you $45 in store credit to redeem on Tani Underwear.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Youth To The People Moisture Cream Upon Box Front View

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Youth To The People Moisture Cream Aside Box

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Youth To The People Moisture Cream Front View

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Youth To The People Moisture Cream Opened

Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream – Value $12 (based on $48 full-size value)

The first item is a superfood air-whip moisturizer cream – it’s made with kale, spinach, and green tea and made to be an age prevention moisturizer.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Oribe Creme With Box Front View

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Oribe Creme With Box Back View

Oribe Crème for Style Conditioning Styler – Value $42

My favorite item in the box is this full-size Oribe styling cream. Since getting my hair cut, my short hair likes to stick up – so I’ve had to start using different products to help keep my hair down – and not only does this Oribe hold my hair so very well, but it smells so great – even Liz was jealous!

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Bkr Water Bottle With Lable Front

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Bkr Water Bottle Front 2

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Bkr Water Bottle Front 1

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Bkr Water Bottle Opened Side View

BKR Gramercy 1L Water Bottle – Value $38

The other item that Liz had her eye on was this BKR water bottle. These glass water bottles are much easier to clean than plastic – much easier to get into the dishwasher. It’s wrapped with silicone to both protect the glass and to provide a good grip.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Knotted Pocket Square Clothing Tie

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Pocket Square Clothing Tie Top

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Pocket Square Clothing Tie Side

Pocket Square Clothing Tie – Value $60.00

What’s more Fall than a floral tie? This tie comes from Pocket Square Clothing – and while it’s a floral print it’s actually pretty subtle which lets it pair with a number of different clothing options.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Harry's Front View

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Harry's Back View

Harry’s Body Wash – Value $7

Harry’s not only does razors – but also some self-care items, like this body wash. It has a fresh scent and is pretty reasonable if you’re looking to reorder some.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Gold Toe Socks With Lable

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Gold Toe Socks

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Gold Toe Socks Opened Top

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Gold Toe Socks Opened 2

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Gold Toe Socks Opened 1

Gold Toe Socks – Value $8

Gold Toe Socks literally have a gold toe – and they are super cozy! They’re a 66% Rayon, 32% Nylon, 2% Spandex blend – thin and breathable like a dress sock, and perfect for the Fall cold.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Cremo Front View

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Cremo Back View

Cremo Original Shave Cream – Value $8

This is the one item that I really can’t use because I don’t ever fully shave off my beard. What I can say is that this cream has a subtle citrusy scent to it.

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Brothers Artisan Oil Front View

GQ Best Stuff September 2018 - Brothers Artisan Oil Top View

Grooming Oil: Sage & Mint Forest – $22

My second favorite item in the box is an artisan beard oil from Brother Artisan Pil. It has a fantastic pine-like scent to it. I’ve been using one drop each day and rubbing it in – it’s quick, simple, and smells great.

Verdict: This wasn’t my favorite delivery from GQ so far, but I did discover a few new items that I am just loving from this box – namely, the Oribe styling cream and the Brothers Artisan beard oil. On top of that, the other items, like the BKR bottle, are definitely nice and useable.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? I don’t believe so – they seem to be in waitlist mode for subscriptions at the moment. The FAQ also notes: “The specific box you receive will depend on the date you signed up and how that corresponds with the shipping deadlines of the quarterly boxes. You may contact customer service at: 1-800-999-6536 for the specifics.”

Check out all of our GQ Best Stuff Box Reviews and find similar boxes the Men’s Subscription Box DirectoryKeep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think of the Fall 2018 GQ Best Stuff Box?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

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7 Comments

  1. You have to pay tax and shipping on the underwear. Not the worst thing in the world but I hate bringing my credit card into a GC situation when I went under the “GC” amount.

    • Looks like the Holiday box is out now and it has a phone cover that has to be ordered. I assume you will need to pay shipping on that too. This box has a tacky necklace ($175) and a $60 face mask. The listed retail values are so over inflated it is sad.

  2. This was one of our favorite boxes! My husband was super excited for the cremo since his was just running out. He always wants more socks! The tie is perfect for my brother in law. We gave the beard oil to a friend who so excited since he had put off ordering a new one for himself. The oribe I’m putting up for swap but overall super happy! I wish they could have given a full size moisture cream instead of the tiny sample but otherwise this was a really great box!!! I feel like I will definitely have to resub if this is the direction they’re going in!

  3. Wow! This may be my new favorite box! Enough in here for my husband that he won’t mind when I take the BKR water bottle and Oribe creme. Just put myself on the wait list. Fingers crossed the Winter box is as great!

  4. Isn’t that funny, when I see floral I think of Spring. Just goes to show how diverse we can all be.

  5. Eric,
    I highly recommend giving Liz the Cremo cream!! I bought it for my husband who has sensitive skin, is allergic to menthol and eucalyptus, and he has asthma so he can’t used strongly scented products. (I know he sounds like a mess, but he’s not that bad.) Being allergic to both of those ingredients does make it rather hard to buy most traditional shaving creams. So we went through many different brands, and styles from lotion to soap to find something that that actually worked! Our friend who is a hairdresser actually recommended the Cremo cream, and once he tried it he will not use anything else. I honestly have to agree. A little goes a long way, and they have a mango, coconut scent for women, although I don’t mind the original scent. If you like to shave in the shower, like my husband, and most women I know then it is great because it doesn’t drip off like most traditional shaving cream. I would say give it a try, even though you’re a full beard guy, the next time you trim your neck or tidy up your beard. I can almost guarantee that you won’t have any razor burn on those sensitive areas that have been hidden behind the hair. I can also say that once your wife tries it that you probably won’t own it anymore, lol. (Note** I do not know if it is gluten free????)
    I just didn’t want to see a great product go unnoticed because it was definitely a game changer for our house hold!

    • I second that! My husband LOVED the Cremo! This was his favorite item in the box.

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