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GQ Best Stuff Box Overview

About the Brand

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

Key Info

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

GQ Best Stuff Box Reviews

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 Winter 2021 Subscription Review
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GQ Best Stuff Box Winter 2021 Subscription Review

I thought this was a solid box from GQ Best Stuff. Most every item fit the winter theme well and there were a few more items rather than a box full of self-care products. I’m a big fan of the socks, candle, and notecards. I think I’ll use all three of them together and reach out to some friends. The beanie is great, but my head is a little big. So I wish the hat were too. The beard oil will obviously only be interesting to those with facial hair and even then it will likely be hit or miss. (I liked it.) I really dig the winter mask. I’ll definitely be using that up this winter to see how I enjoy it long-term. I think everyone will enjoy the face scrubber like I have. It’s not life changing or anything, but it’s a nice tool when you want that extra clean. I can take or leave the rejuvenating serum, but I did like the feel and smell of it. The gummies and parfum were just throw-in samples. Overall, I was very happy with this box. I liked the useful items and that everything came at once. No vouchers. Now if you’ll excuse me, those sleep gummies are kicking in and I need to go to bed.


GQ Best Stuff Box Limited-Edition “The Future of Grooming” Box Review
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GQ Best Stuff Box Limited-Edition “The Future of Grooming” Box Review

Just after I complained about the last box feeling like a bunch of samples, GQ Best Stuff hits a home run with its “The Future of Grooming Box.” Thirteen amazing, full-size items. Granted this was an additional, pricier box, but it was exactly what I was talking about just a few short weeks ago. Each item was great and fill out the theme nicely. While the toothbrush would be my best item, because it is functional and something I can keep for a long time. Choosing that as my favorite seems like a cheat. So I’m going with The body wash, cologne, and hydrating cleanser. All these products really excited me and made me feel great using them. The body wash in particular is something I could see myself buying again. I thought the exfoliating towel and glass file (R.I.P.) were awesome. And, honestly, I liked just about everything. The eye cream and eye patches are lost on me, which feels like a shame, because the cream is so expensive. Overall, I thought GQ really knocked it out of the park with this box. I’d like to see GQ continue its limited edition boxes each year. Since I am not a big grooming guy, I’d like to see one geared toward items that make a man look and feel gentlemanly. Maybe a watch, socks, tie, wallet, etc.


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  |  10 comments

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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.
jamiekleinberg@gmail.com
1st Time Poster!
Aug 28, 2019
Thoughtfully curated boxes and great customer service. Thank you, GQ!
llamonte3@gmail.com
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.
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.
David G
David G
1st Time Poster!
"Never Received "
Jul 7, 2021
Terrible customer service and delivery timeline. Will be telling the entire story with screenshots on my youtube channel, its pretty funny actually.
Jordan
Jordan
1st Time Poster!
Feb 18, 2021
Will NEVER subscribe to this box, EVER again! I ordered this as a Christmas and Birthday gift for my sister's boyfriend for all of 2021 and in mid-January, he still hadn't received it. When I ordered the subscription I received a confirmation e-mail telling me that I would be notfied when the box shipped. Since I never received a shipping notice, I reached out to the company to see what the status of my order was. Their response was that they couldn't find ANY information in the system pertaining to me, or the recipient. Now I had been charged the $200+ for an annual gift subscription the DAY AFTER I placed my order. They had EMAILED ME a confirmation, and yet had NO RECORD! I had to send a copy of my credit card statement, the confrmation e-mail and numerous additional e-mails to get them to FINALLY admit they messed up my order. It is now 2/18/21, and my order was placed over TWO months ago!! I still havent received my refund and was notified that "due to a punctuation mark at the end of the name placed on the order, it never received our system." HOW DO THEY NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROCESS SOMETHING LIKE THIS? Or at the very least notify the individual that there was an error processing their information??? WATCH OUT IF YOU USE THIS COMPANY! You could very well place YOUR order, or a GIFT order and never receive anything and have been charged. KEEP EVERYTHING IF YOU DECIDE TO CHANCE IT WITH THIS COMPANY! ABSOLUTE SCAM ARTISTS!

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