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15 High-Quality Subscription Gift Ideas for Dads

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoMar 1, 2021 | 5 comments

Best Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Father's Day 2020

What makes the perfect gift for the guy who has it all? Is it a delivery containing a classic tie or pair of socks for your dad or father figure? Is it a spread of presents with a spectacular value? Is it a gift that keeps on giving? Ahem—we'd like to point out that subscription boxes for dads check all the boxes. Whether the dad or dude in your life could use contributions to his grilling inclination, cool collectibles, a T-shirt refresh, or a drink, there's a subscription box gift waiting to be sent his way!

And, the list doesn't stop here—check out our readers' favorite subscription boxes for men and our list of the best care packages for even more gifting ideas.

Updated on 7/16/20 to switch the focus from Father's Day gifts to year-round gifting for dads.

BBQ Boxes, Craft Beer Clubs, and More Subscription Boxes for Dad

1. Home Chef — for dads who love to cook

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Image from our review.

The Cost: Meals start at $9.95 per serving. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: If you've already tried a meal kit subscription you know that it's like cooking with a built-in sous chef! Yep, Home Chef sends a weekly box of pre-measured ingredients just waiting to be made into scrumptious meals. Choose from 2-6 meals per week, that can feed a family of two, four, or six, and follow the provided recipe to have a home-cooked meal on the table in about 30 minutes. For folks with vegetarian, gluten-free, or calorie/carb-conscious dietary specifications, Home Chef offers options to accommodate.

Check out our Home Chef reviews for more info. Ships to 90% of the US (see if Home Chef delivers to your zip code here). Shipping is free for orders over $45, $10 for orders less than $45. Honorable mentions: Purple Carrot (a plant-based option) and HelloFresh.


2. Bespoke Post — for the dad who appreciates deluxe quality

High-quality camp chair from Bespoke Post.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $45 a month + shipping for members, $55 + shipping if purchased without a membership. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: Bespoke Post is a great way to build a collection of high-quality lifestyle items month after month. With each new month comes a new curation of themed boxes—including some popular recurring options—from which subscribers get to choose which one they'd like to receive. This is a great subscription model for guys (and gals) who prefer a bit more control over what they bring into their home. Categories include home goods (think kitchen and decor items), lifestyle items (like clocks and fancy pens), bar gadgets (such as decanters and small-batch cocktail concoctions), and beyond. Not seeing anything that appeals? The subscriber can skip a month and they won't be charged!

Check out our Bespoke Post reviews for more info. Ships to the lower 48 US states for $3.95, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $10. All orders over $75 qualify for free shipping.


3. Birchbox Grooming — goodies for the well-groomed dad

Birchbox Grooming Kit

Image from our review.

The Cost: $10 per month. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: This men's skincare subscription service gives guys the chance to try the latest personal care products on the market, sending a spread of grooming samples every month. During sign-up you'll be asked to indicate the recipient's personal style, hair, and skin type, and he'll be sent self-care items tailored to those answers. There's also the option to upgrade your subscription to Birchbox Grooming Plus ($20 per month), which includes a hand-picked accessory or lifestyle item—think quality earbuds, corkscrews, beanies, wallets, et cetera—in addition to the 5 monthly samples.

Check out all of our Birchbox Grooming reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free. Honorable mention: Harry's.


4. Stitch Fix — a personal styling service for the best-dressed dad

StitchFix Mens September 2018 - Hawker Ray Shirt Maroon Model Wear Front

Image from our review.

The Cost: $20 styling fee, applies toward the price of any items you decide to keep. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: Dads everywhere are loving leaving their wardrobe updates in the hands of a Stitch Fix stylist! Letting the experts choose clothing for him looks like this: he'll take a detailed survey meant to collect what colors, patterns, and silhouettes the subscriber is drawn to, as well as sizing and other preferences. The stylist will then hand-select five items with the participant in mind, whenever he requests a Fix. He'll keep what he likes (the $20 styling fee will be applied to the total) and send the rest back for free. 

Check out all of our Stitch Fix Men reviews for more info. Ships to the US. Honorable mentions: Bombfell and Trunk Club.


5. BarkBox — for dads who dote on the dog (and rightfully so)

Barkbox subscription for dogs

Image from our review.

The Cost: $29 per month + free shipping. Save with longer commitments Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Free Double Upgrade to your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.

What He'll Get: BarkBox sends a monthly shipment of toys, treats, and occasional grooming products for your dog based on their size. Their treats are made with high-quality ingredients, the toys tend to be durable—and hilarious to have lying around the house—and each box is curated around a theme, making the human's experience of unboxing a fun one.

Check out our BarkBox reviews for more information. Ships to the contiguous US for free, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada for $8. Honorable mentions: The Farmer's Dog and PupBox.


6. Trade Coffee — whole beans or grounds for the dad who needs a pick-me-up

Trade Coffee Subscription Onyx Coffee

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $15 per week. The Classics subscription costs $25/shipment (two 12 oz bags per shipment, $12.50 per bag), The Hookup subscription costs $15-$22 for one 12 oz bag per shipment. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: Dad needs his coffee! Gift him a recurring delivery of high-quality beans from one of 50 small roasters around the US via Trade Coffee and he may just become a morning person if he isn't already. A Trade subscription starts with a short quiz to communicate flavor preferences and daily brewing techniques, and at the end, one of two subscription plans will be recommended. The Hookup is for those with more adventurous tastes, sending a bag of coffee from a different roaster with each delivery (you decide the cadence). The Classics is for folks who like to stick with what works for them, sending 2 bags of the same stuff each time. No matter what you land on, all beans are roasted to order and shipped straight from the roaster to the recipient!

Check out our Trade Coffee review for more info. Ships the US only for free.


7. Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club — beer for dads who deserve a toast

Microbrewed Beer of the Month September 2018 review

Image from our review.

The Cost: $27.95 per month + $15 US shipping. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: Let's be real, every dad deserves a toast, but perhaps yours is the kind who has earned a rotating selection of microbrewed beers to raise! Every month, the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club sends a variety box filled with twelve 12 oz. bottles of lightly distributed beers. Each box features two different US-based microbreweries, and two different styles of beer from each. Expect to see ales, pilsners, lagers, IPAs, and more make appearances in this exciting monthly club. We love that this club sends a free personalized message, making it a great gift subscription.

Read our Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club reviews to learn more. Ships to most of the US, except Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah. Honorable mentions: Winc (for wine) and Amazing Clubs Beer of the Month.


8. Carnivore Club — a savory way to treat your dad

Carnivore Club April 2017 Review

Image from our review.

The Cost: $29.99 per month + shipping for the Snack Box, $39.99 per month + shipping for the Classic Box. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: If dad's idea of pampering is a spread of flavorful ingredients for his sandwiches, charcuterie spreads, and general snacking, Carnivore Club will be the ultimate treat. These monthly subscription boxes contain a spread of the world's finest artisanal cured meats, curated around a theme. Make sure you sign up for the subscription that's best suited to your dude: the Snack Box ($29.99/month) sends beef & turkey jerkies and venison sticks, and the Classic Box ($39.99/month) sends salamis, prosciuttos, bacon, and more.

Check out all of our Carnivore Club reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $9.99, the UK, Canada, and Australia at various costs. Honorable mention: Cheese of the Month Club 


9. BREO BOX — to celebrate your savvy dad

Breo Box Spring 2020 men's lifestyle box

Image from our review.

The Cost: $159 per quarter. Save with an annual subscription. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: With a BREO BOX subscription, you can expect to see the latest gadgets, gear, and lifestyle goodies to hit the scene packed neatly in a reusable box. Honestly, it's a box full of ways to improve your dad's lifestyle! From high-quality speakers and Bluetooth devices to innovative toothbrushes, travel mugs, and coffee & cocktail tools, this quarterly subscription is a dream for dudes who have a knack for techy life hacks.

Check out our BREO BOX reviews for more info. Ships to the continental US for free ($20 to HI, AK, and US territories), Canada for $35, and worldwide for an additional cost. Honorable mention: GQ Best Stuff Box


10. Gainful — protein supplements for the fitness-focused dad

The Cost: $49 for an 854 g (28-serving) bag of protein powder. Other supplements are an additional cost. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: Gainful is a fitness subscription that sends personalized protein supplements straight to you! In order to match subscribers with the perfect proprietary protein blend, Gainful gathers insights by way of an introductory quiz that collects info about that person's unique physiology, dietary restrictions, and fitness goals. So, whether your pop is a weightlifter, runner, yogi, climber, or any other type of athlete—and whatever his dietary preferences may be—there are protein powders and coordinating workout supplements to set him up for success. 

Would you like to see us review Gainful? Let us know in the comments! Ships to the US for free. 


11. Gentleman's Box — for the hardworking dad

Gentleman's Box Classic

Image of the Classic Box from our review.

The Cost: $29 per month for the Classic subscription. $100 per quarter for the Premium subscription. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Use code Pocket75 to get pocket squares 75% Off
CODE: Pocket75

What He'll Get: Perhaps a new tie is the most classic gift you can get your old man, but rather than stressing over the ideal pattern for your pop, let Gentleman's Box do the picking—and pack it up with stylish extras each month! Accessories like pocket squares, dress socks, watches, cuff links, and other wearable items are known to appear alongside must-have lifestyle items (like headphones and wallets), and they're always classy-meets-contemporary goods. Expect 4-6 items per box, with a grooming product sample making the occasional appearance. Or, upgrade to Premium for luxury versions of each of these things every quarter!

Check out our Gentleman’s Box reviews to learn more. Ships to the US for free and worldwide for an additional charge. Honorable mentions: Sprezzabox and Wohven.


12. Sunsoil — for the chilled out dad 

CBD Oil makes a great Father's Day gift.

Image via Sunsoil.

The Cost: Products start at $30. Save 20% when you subscribe to receive on a recurring basis. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% your first order

What He'll Get: Sunsoil makes full-spectrum CBD oil offered in a few different flavored drops, softgels, and coconut oil that can be used for cooking, self-care, and more. This product is USDA-certified, super high-quality, and sold at an affordable price. We love that they are a seed-to-shelf company, meaning they farm their own plants in Vermont, then harvest, dry, test, cook, press, test again, and bottle their products in-house. Their lab results are posted on their website for anyone to see!

Would you like to see us review Sunsoil? Let us know in the comments! Or, visit our Sunsoil details page for more info. Ships to the continental US for $3.48. Honorable mention: Seabedee.


13. Cairn — for the outdoorsman of a dad

Cairn February 2020 Outdoors subscription.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $29.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: Adventure always awaits, and preparedness is key. Give your dad the gift of gearing up with a monthly subscription to Cairn. This box caters to those who enjoy camping, hiking, running, mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, and many more naturely disciplines. Make sure the subscriber fills out his Cairn profile, as they occasionally tailor the three items that come in each box to the hobbies indicated. Essentials we've seen in past boxes include dry bags, insulated travel mugs, nutrition & energy snacks, portable water filters, and more.

Check out our Cairn reviews for more info. Ships to the US for free, Canada for $5, and internationally for $10. Honorable mention: Nomadik.


14. Short Par 4 — for the dad who's missing his favorite pastime

Image via Short Par 4.

The Cost: Starts at $49.95 per month. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off your first box!

What He'll Get: If your dad is looking forward to getting back on the green and could use a gear upgrade, Short Par 4 will set him up with some fresh clothes and something to look forward to. This golf subscription sends men's apparel and gear from familiar brands like Oakley, Puma, Callaway, Under Armour, and more. The best part is the items are all priced at up to 60% off retail. Pick the box that's right for your pop's needs (they also have women's boxes, too), and Short Par 4 will send comfortable, classy outfits ready to be rocked on the course.

Check out our ShortPar4 details for more info. Ships to the US. Honorable mention: ESPN+ streaming subscription.


15. Say It With a Sock — socks so that dad kick up his feet in style

Say It With A Sock Men’s Two Pair June 2019 - All Content Review Top

Image from our review.

The Cost: $12.99 + free shipping/month for one pair or $19.99 + free shipping/month for two pairs. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

What He'll Get: Who doesn't love a new pair of socks? How about a new one (or two) each month? Say It With a Sock is all about the fun and funky patterns and graphics, so you can expect smile-worthy designs on the premium, high-quality combed cotton socks they send.

Check out our Say It With A Sock reviews for more info. Ships to the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland—all for free! Honorable mentions: Society Socks and Sock Panda.


That's it for the best subscription boxes for dads! What did you think of these men's subscription boxes as gifts? Which subscription are you considering for the dad in your life?

Best Subscription Box Gift Ideas for Father's Day 2020

Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen! I've been writing with MSA since 2017. I am all sorts of things: a writer, a mother, an outdoors-lover, a low-maintenance self-carer, and general hungry person.

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in colors and silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.

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kamir bouchareb st

nice topic thanks

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I’d love you to review Gainful. Ive been using the product and its the first time I’ve ever stuck to something because it is working.

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Christen Russo

Wow, Chris, that’s awesome to hear. We’ll look into it, thanks for the request!

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Good list! I would be interested in seeing a review of Sunsoil. There are also a couple other CBD subscriptions that I’ve been thinking of signing up for but would love to see reviews before I sign up – Hemp Crate Co and Cure Crate.

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Christen Russo

Hey Casey, so happy you’re finding this list useful! I’ll let the team know there’s interest in a Sunsoil & other CBD box reviews, thanks for your suggestions. 🙂

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