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25 Creative Subscription Gift Ideas for Him


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Dad gift ideas

on March 30, 2021

From holidays to birthdays, it can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for the men in your life. There’s always that one tricky person to shop for, and for those of us who put a lot of thought and energy into finding the right presents for our loved ones, we need a gift that keeps on giving. If you want to gift something that will surprise him, tug on his heartstrings, or both, we’ve rounded up some great subscription ideas, including Chatbooks photo gifts!

Subscribe him to hardcover Monthbooks 

Give the gift of your family’s most treasured moments, printed in 30 5x7” pages for just $15 a month (yes, shipping is free). Instead of letting your family’s memories sit forgotten in his camera roll, he can print his son’s first fly-fishing trip, his daughter’s first visit from the Tooth Fairy, and sweet moments stolen during date nights. This brand new monthly photo book subscription comes in sage ombre or four single colors: blush pink, slate blue, sage or black.

Shower him with goodies from a tailored theme box

After taking a quiz on his likes and dislikes, you’ll be able to preview a mix of unique products built around a specific story or theme created by Bespoke Post. The goal of this box is to introduce him to something new and exciting, like a better way to shuck oysters or a stylish travel-sized grooming kit. Previous boxes have offered goodies ranging from a cocktail smoking kit to a weekender bag. One box costs $45 (US shipping is $3.95) and typically has items worth more than $70.

Surprise your craft beer lover with a delivery

If he’s a fan of craft beer, Tavour’s delivery service is a great way to give him unique flavors that he won’t find in his local taproom. Whether he’s a fan of IPAs, stouts or sours, he can access hard-to-find brews from across the US using an app. Automatically, a box will be curated with highly-rated beers that suit his taste buds. Prices vary based on his picks but shipping is always free.

Gift him softcover Monthbooks

For a present that costs only $10 a month, our brand new softcover Monthbooks subscription is super affordable and even easier to create. If he’s always snapping pics, whether he’s at the soccer field or inventing a new culinary creation, these 5x7” photo books were designed with his vertical phone photos in mind. For $10 a month (including free shipping!), this beauty will collect 30 of his favorite moments. Opt for sage ombre or one of four single colors: blush pink, slate blue, sage or black.

Delight your hot sauce enthusiast

Heatonist’s Hot Ones hot sauce box (yes, this box is dedicated to the show that gets celebrities to answer questions while eating hot wings!) is a monthly subscription that includes three bottles of all-natural hot sauce. Sourced from around the world, each box typically includes a mild, medium and really hot sauce. For $30 a month (US shipping is $6), this box is a great way for your hot sauce fan to build his collection.

Jumpstart storytime with Monthly Minis

Does he always say he can’t remember life before having kids? Personalize his evening storytime with Monthly Minis, a 5x5” softcover photo book subscription with rounded corners (perfect for littles to hold). Minis can be designed with either rainbow or single color spines. For $5 a month (shipping is always free), he can turn bedtime into a walk down memory lane. While flipping through photos, he can retell his favorite story to your little ones—how his life changed the day his kids entered the world.

Revitalize his closet with new threads 

Snappy dressers will go bananas for Menlo Club’s curated apparel subscription, which will add great pieces to his closet. Based on a short styling quiz, he’ll receive two or three pieces of clothing, including New Republic footwear, Grand AC athleisure wear and Five Four contemporary wear. One box is $60 a month and shipping is free.

Give your carnivore the gift of snacks

If he’s always looking for something to snack on, Jerky Gent will hook him up with jerky sourced from top artisans. As part of his monthly subscription, he’ll receive craft jerky brands and flavors curated for his preferences. Costs vary based on subscription choices.

Let his inner fanboy shine

Nowadays, entertainment isn’t in short supply. If he loves all things gaming, movies, TV, comics and pop culture, Loot Crate will check all his boxes. Crates vary in goodies, but always offer at least three licensed and exclusive collectibles or gear ranging from Marvel superheroes and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Rick and Morty and Fallout. Costs vary based on subscription.

Treat his sweet tooth

If he’s always got a bag of gummies or chocolate open, surprise him with Candy Club, a subscription that will send him treats based off his candy profile (sweet or sour). Depending on his sweet tooth, he can choose from a fun box (six 6 oz. cups) or a party box (six 13 oz. cups) filled with candy from both small artisans and well-known companies. Costs vary based on subscription.

Give the gift of music to your vinyl lover

Each month, Vinyl Me, Please will send him one record of his choice based on four categories: classic, essential, hip-hop and country. Previous vinyl choices have included Queen, Johnny Cash, John Mayer and Stevie Nicks. If he loves his 45s, he’ll love having access to exclusive pressings. Prices start at $33 a month and shipping is free.

Elevate his cooking with new spices

He can add a kick to his regular meal rotation with new spices, which come with a monthly subscription to Piquant Post. Inspired by flavors from different countries, he can spiceup his weekly dishes and create new ones with freshly ground spice blends and recipes from around the world. Costs vary based on subscription.

Encourage his love for reading

If he’s a bookworm, he’ll love The Strand’s Pick of the Month, which will send him a signed, first edition hardcover book (plus a surprise) based on whatever genre he prefers: fiction or mystery. Subscriptions start at $35 and include shipping. If he’s afraid he’ll get backlogged in books, try The Strand’s Book HookUp, which delivers two books every quarter (and offers more genre choices).

Feed his obsession with video games

For the man whose fingers are always connected to a mouse or joystick, a subscription to Humble Choice is the way to go. This monthly PC subscription lets him pick and choose which games he wants to own for $12 a month. Genres range from racing and simulation to strategy and RPG.

Keep him smelling fresh and clean

Known for creating men’s products without harsh chemicals, Dr. Squatch offers two types of soap subscriptions (with scents like pine tar and cedar citrus) that will keep him feeling—and smelling—fresh. Costs vary based on subscription.

Bring the escape room to your living room

Your escape room fanatic can crack codes, solve riddles, and uncover hidden items with Escape the Crate, a bimonthly subscription. Along with family and friends, he’ll dig into themed mysteries like defusing a time bomb or solving a murder from the comfort of the couch. Crates are $29.99 plus shipping.

Make a toast to his inner sommelier

Whether his knowledge extends from reds and whites to rosé and everything in between, he can explore vineyards from across the country with Winc, which will deliver bottles right to his door. After answering questions to narrow down his tastes, he’ll get at least three bottles each month, which he can rate to personalize his recommendations further. Prices begin at $39 ($9 for US shipping, free shipping offered when you order at least four bottles).

Motivate him to experiment on the grill

If he’s all about sauces and rubs, BBQ Box’s monthly subscription is a great way for him to experiment with flavors. Each box includes one sauce or marinade, one rub or spice, an edible (like jerky), wood chips and custom recipes. Whether he wants to grill, barbeque or smoke his meat, this subscription will help him level up. Costs vary based on subscription.

Keep his feet warm and in style

Shark Tank fans will be familiar with Foot Cardigan, a monthly subscription that aims to make his feet ridiculously good-looking. Each novelty sock also offers arch support, a bump-free toe, Y-stitched heel, and combed cotton. Subscriptions start at $12.99 a month and shipping is included.

Let him know you love his scruff

Whether he’s looking to grow or groom his beard, The Beard Club will help him maintain a great look (and smell). He can choose from popular kits or create a personalized mix of products from growth oil to beard shampoo. After his first delivery, he can schedule his next shipment according to his needs. Costs vary based on subscription.

Help him look sharp with a bold tie collection

If he’s got a reason to dress his best, Spiffster Tie Club can add some new pieces to his rotation with monthly deliveries featuring a new look for his neck. Depending on his likes, he can choose from a basic, silk, skinny or bow tie subscription, plus three different categories of styles and patterns. Costs vary based on subscription.

Find your way to his heart through his stomach

Instead of getting your resident chef an apron, spring for quality steakhouse meats with Man Box Meats. Subscription options range from dry-aged ribeye steaks and burgers, wagyu meats, or game meats. With this box, he’ll have access to meat that he won’t find in a grocery store—delivered right to his door. Costs vary based on subscription.

Make your sneakerhead’s dreams come true

You can’t go wrong with the world’s first sneaker subscription service, SNEAKERTUB. If he’s been growing his sneaker collection, this monthly subscription offers sneakers from brands like Nike, Air Jordan, Adidas, Puma, New Balance, Converse, and Vans. Packages also include sneaker laces, socks, cleaning solutions and more. Subscriptions vary in cost and shipping.

Upgrade his soda bubbles

For the guy that always has a can of soda in his hand, give him new fizzy flavors options with Apothecary Soda’s subscription service. Apothecary offers 12 bottles of rare, small batch craft soda drinks, which are typically created by family-owned businesses and made using real cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Costs vary based on subscription.

Fuel his competitive side with board games

Tired of Monopoly and Clue? Sign your tabletop gamer up for Unbox Boardom, a board game subscription service that lets him select a new game from three options: family, strategy, and party games. Previous choices have included Harry Potter: Trivial Pursuit, Munchkin Deluxe and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Chess. He can always opt to “Trust the Experts” if he wants to be surprised each month. Costs vary based upon subscription.

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