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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

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  • Price:$50.00 Quarterly
  • Ships To:US
  • Retail Value:$200.00

GQ Best Stuff Box Reviews

GQ Best Stuff Box Fall 2022 Review
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GQ Best Stuff Box Fall 2022 Review

The GQ Best Stuff Box is a quarterly men’s subscription from GQ magazine that’s $50 a box with free shipping. The box features $200 worth of products the editors have curated after testing and finding them to be the best in their class. Although this subscription is geared towards men, women love it for themselves […]


GQ Best Stuff Box Summer 2022 Review
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GQ Best Stuff Box Summer 2022 Review

I’m going to say this was my least favorite GQ Best Stuff Box of the eight installments I’ve reviewed. It wasn’t terrible by any means, but there was nothing special in it for me. The glasses were obviously a make or break item and this time it was a break. Maybe if they had chosen a simple color, it would worked better for me. Maybe I’m way off base and a lot of people will like them. The cards and clay mask were my favorite things. They will both get used a lot. The moisturizer, toner, and deodorant were OK. The eye cream is lost on me. And the guest pass to the workout app, while a good idea, will likely go unused. I actually don’t like when subscriptions include trials to other subscriptions in the value of their box. If it’s included as an advertisement – fine – but don’t act like we’re being given special access. Overall, an underwhelming effort from GQ Best Stuff Box, which is something I don’t say often. There is still a lot of value (see below) and your opinion on the glasses may make the box of you. Comment on this post what you thought of the sunglasses: the look, the price, the doing it two years in a row. Thanks for reading.


GQ Best Stuff Box Spring 2022 Subscription Review
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GQ Best Stuff Box Spring 2022 Subscription Review

Despite a couple of OK items, I really enjoyed this quarter’s GQ Best Stuff Box. Subscribers will appreciate the full-sized items. It feels like we’re getting a product rather than paying for samples. I also like getting everything at once. It makes sense that GQ often sends vouchers for their main items so you can choose your size or color, but this is the second quarter in a row we’ve received everything on our doorstep at one time and I like it. I immediately liked the canvas backpack. It’s mature, useful, and I just can’t tell you how much I love nice, un-branded stuff. I was really impressed with the mega-mushroom treatment, pomade, and the face wash. The shampoo was nice and will get used, but was pretty ordinary. The pimple patches and anti-aging serum are great and useful, but for someone else. And the journal fell flat for me, because it didn’t. Overall, I really liked this box. However, I did find some of the pricing in the booklet to be a little off. In my simple searching I noticed several of the items could be found cheaper elsewhere. In the case of the backpack it was on sale for nearly half off. The mighty patches seemed strangely priced, since you could get more than twice the amount for less money on the official site. And the notebook’s price seemed just plain made up, since it cost less to have one made yourself. GQ isn’t to blame for another site’s sale, discontinued item, or whatnot, but it’s always a little bit of a bummer to find something you bought for cheaper somewhere else. Despite some misgivings, this is actually one of my favorite efforts from GQ Best Stuff Box. I think it’s the full-size products and the fact that I’m a sucker for bags, brand-less items, and things that smell good.


GQ Best Stuff Box Spring 2022 Subscription Review
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GQ Best Stuff Box Spring 2022 Subscription Review

Despite a couple of OK items, I really enjoyed this quarter’s GQ Best Stuff Box. Subscribers will appreciate the full-sized items. It feels like we’re getting a product rather than paying for samples. I also like getting everything at once. It makes sense that GQ often sends vouchers for their main items so you can choose your size or color, but this is the second quarter in a row we’ve received everything on our doorstep at one time and I like it. I immediately liked the canvas backpack. It’s mature, useful, and I just can’t tell you how much I love nice, un-branded stuff. I was really impressed with the mega-mushroom treatment, pomade, and the face wash. The shampoo was nice and will get used, but was pretty ordinary. The pimple patches and anti-aging serum are great and useful, but for someone else. And the journal fell flat for me, because it didn’t. Overall, I really liked this box. However, I did find some of the pricing in the booklet to be a little off. In my simple searching I noticed several of the items could be found cheaper elsewhere. In the case of the backpack it was on sale for nearly half off. The mighty patches seemed strangely priced, since you could get more than twice the amount for less money on the official site. And the notebook’s price seemed just plain made up, since it cost less to have one made yourself. GQ isn’t to blame for another site’s sale, discontinued item, or whatnot, but it’s always a little bit of a bummer to find something you bought for cheaper somewhere else. Despite some misgivings, this is actually one of my favorite efforts from GQ Best Stuff Box. I think it’s the full-size products and the fact that I’m a sucker for bags, brand-less items, and things that smell good.

By Carlos Lamborn  |  
Mar 4, 2022  |  11 comments

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Kev
Kev
1st Time Poster!
"totally worth it and I'll continue to subscribe "
Jun 13, 2022
I've received two boxes now, and both boxes were definitely worth more than what I paid for them. Will every single item appeal to every single person every single time? Of course not. But overall, you're getting high quality stuff at discount prices. With both boxes, it still would have been worth it to me even if there were fewer items. In the most recent box, the voucher for the workout app was a bit of a waste, in my opinion, but the rest of the stuff was a hit. I'll continue to subscribe, and happily, because I like getting new, fun, random stuff to try and work into my daily routine. It keeps things fresh and interesting, and makes me try new things I never would have tried otherwise. I'm really surprised by all these reviews calling it junk -- that's not been my experience at all. Is a $50 box really going to have $200 worth of value each time? That's a little ambitious. But if you add up the cost of each item purchased at retail prices, it's ALWAYS significantly higher than $50
Jami Willaman
Jami Willaman
1st Time Poster!
"Fun and something good to look forward to - great gift!"
Mar 4, 2022
I bought this a Christmas gift for my husband. He loves getting it in the mail and going through it. I'm right there with him watching it all come out of the box. It's really fun - and the items are great quality. As a matter of fact, I found a wonderful winter mask from the Netherlands that I like to use myself. Just reordered their product. I wish they had a subscription box for women.
Anonymous
Anonymous
1st Time Poster!
Aug 28, 2019
Thoughtfully curated boxes and great customer service. Thank you, GQ!
Anonymous
Anonymous
1st Time Poster!
Aug 28, 2019
I love my best box!
MSA User
MSA User
1st Time Poster!
Feb 22, 2020
Great products so far. Shipping box needs to be sturdier. Box arrives pretty roughed up by USPS. One product, Dove shampoo arrived leaking. In the Winter 2019 box cotton citizen shirt never arrived, ordered in Nov 2019.
Alan Harnett
Alan Harnett
1st Time Poster!
"Bad service and terrible product "
Nov 1, 2022
Ordered a GQ Box with an offer from my credit card. After purchase they said I’d get a shirt in my box with an $100 value. I reached out to GQ Box same day to ask what size they offer. My size wasn’t an option. I requested to cancel, but said I could get either a pair of socks ($12 value) or a face mask ($5 value), but not both in place of the shirt. They need a lesson in good customer service. Box arrived and it’s a ton of junk. Random samples of men’s products that GQ likely got for free. For example shoe cleaner, $5 soap, $5 candle, drink mix, etc. I went to each product company site and the total did add up for the $50 I paid. If you want a gift Jack Black makes great mens products and has a $35 gift set. GQ Box is a scam.
John Paull
John Paull
1st Time Poster!
"Generally a box of junk. Occasionally a few gems. "
May 12, 2022
Occasionally they will a have a good box. But you should wait to see what's in it before you order. The summer 22 box is crap. They list full size prices in the booklet but most of the products aren't full size. The "big" item in this box was a pair of sunglasses. Although sunglasses fit most people, the chunky round tortoise shell plastic frames aren't going to look good on most people. The actual value of this box (summer 22) is probably 20 bucks? worth of stuff.
Dara Guiney
Dara Guiney
1st Time Poster!
May 9, 2019
@GQ after losing my account, @GQ charged my account on April 16th and mailed package April 25th, it still has not arrived. Called customer service and was told to call the post office. Customer service was rude at best. Unacceptable. Cancelled all future orders after being a customer for over a year. Buyer beware. Worst subscription service yet.
Michael Guardalabene
Michael Guardalabene
1st Time Poster!
"A Scam Of Unethical Proportions"
May 12, 2022
I ordered a box in late March due to an AmEx offer so I figured I'd try it out. The first box got shipped in early April. In early May, I got charged for a second box even though it was a quarterly subscription. Their excuse was that their next quarter starts in May so they were justified in shipping me a "Summer" box one month after they shipped me the "Spring" box. I'm not sure if they've ever referenced a calendar but the beginning of May is hardly "Summer". It's just an excuse for them to move product onto unsuspecting customers. They hide behind some hidden terms on their site that says that it isn't actually a quarterly subscription but rather a subscription based on when they determined quarters to be. If you really want to try this, I would strongly suggest cancelling it as soon as you get your first box so you don't get charged for a second shipment that comes immediately after the first.
Zach
Zach
1st Time Poster!
"Paid and didn't get box, now GQ wants me to fax them my credit card statement!"
Jan 20, 2022
I paid for a winter box, was charged for it, and then never received it. When I emailed GQ/Conde Nast for a refund or for my product, they said I needed to give them my credit card information via fax! Who still uses a fax machine and why are you making me do the work when you messed up! Terrible and slow customer service.

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