The 30 Best Men’s Subscription Boxes (That Go Beyond Socks & Razors)
Guys, they’re just like us. Whether it's a birthday, Father's Day or some other holiday, they're most excited at a gift that keeps on surprising…such as a subscription box that shows up on their doorstep with wine bottles, coffee beans or tech gadgets...or maybe he wants to ensure he never runs out of razors and socks, two of life’s biggest necessities. Or he might just want someone else to do his clothes shopping for him. The truth is, there’s a subscription box to delight nearly every man, focused on providing quality in everything from meals to cocktails to fragrance—whatever he's into.
The best men's subscription boxes are highly customizable, so you can choose them to come every month, every other month, or quarterly. There are sure to be several among these 30 winners that will keep him happy—and appreciating you again and again when his latest box arrives. And if you haven't found everything he'll love in this list, check out our roundup of the best subscription snack boxes (no judgment) or our favorite subscription wellness boxes (because, hello, stress relief).
1. Breo Box
Best for Gadget Collectors
What you get: Five to eight of the latest tech gadgets
Why we love it: Does he always pine after (and obsessively research) the newest tech launches? Then this is the box for him. Every three months, he’ll get a shipment of unique gadgets, home goods, fitness products and more (think drones, Tesla lighters and hydroponic herb gardens) that are curated to fit the season.
Cost: You can select a single season ($159), two seasons ($309), three seasons ($449) or a whole year ($589) of boxes, starting with a welcome box including Casalink Smart WiFi Plugs that turn household lights on and off via an app, a Lume UV Sanitizing Wand and a Sohp Touchless Dispenser for soap.
2. The Mantry
For the Foodie
What you get: Six full-size artisan products delivered to your door
Why we love it: To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, when a man is tired of snacks, he is tired of life. We know that the noshing fellow in your life is going to delight in the items we've found in past boxes: smoky peanut butter, fennel and pepper salami, even a frozen tonic syrup to elevate that after-work vodka-tonic.
Cost: Boxes are giftable in one-month frequency ($75), three-month frequency ($225) and for $450, you can get six months of snack happiness.
Best for the Wine Lover
What you get: Four expertly curated bottles of wine each month
Why we love it: He’ll take a quick, six-question quiz that helps determine the flavors he likes, and then Winc will select four bottles based on his palate. No more judging reds and whites by their labels in the middle of the liquor store (admit it, you do it, too). Then he’ll rate his wines to get better recommendations for the next delivery.
Cost: Winc lets gift-givers choose a one-month subscription ($60), a two-month subscription ($100) or a three-month subscription ($150), to be delivered at the frequency that your giftee requests. Best of all, the subscriptions allow your recipient to choose their own wines, so no risk of sending someone a cava when they're more of a Barolo drinker.
For the Outdoorsman
What you get: Three to six products
Why we love it: Create a profile that tells Cairn about his outdoor pursuits and expect a monthly surprise of expertly curated items fit for all types of adventures. Whether he’s a seasoned hiker or a beginner rock climber, each box can include new-to-market apparel, gear, snacks, skincare and emergency tools that match the activity (from brands like HydroFlask, Marmot and Clif Bar), worth up to $50.
Cost: These boxes begin at $30 per month.
Best for Sneaker Collectors
What you get: Two to four pairs of socks, or one to three pairs of underwear, shipped either monthly or quarterly
Why we love it: Not only does Stance make some of the comfiest underwear and socks, but it also features fun patterns with pop culture references, plus motifs from sports and movies. (The brand is hip among sneakerheads.) Just choose underwear or socks, the number he wants to receive (two, three or four pairs) and whether he wants them monthly or quarterly. Let the brand pick products based on a brief quiz or he can curate his own box.
Cost: This service is available in increments from three months ($57) to 12 months ($228).
Best for Grooming Product Samplers
What you get: Four to six sample-size products
Why we love it: Yep, the OG beauty subscription box also caters to dudes. This sample-packed delivery is great for test-driving products before committing to full-size bottles or tubs. Expect a range of grooming products from beard balms to oils, skincare items like moisturizer, plus hair care, so he can discover a new pomade (that actually works). P.S. You can purchase the full-size version of any item with an exclusive discount from Birchbox’s online store.
Cost: Sample box prices cost $10 per month, and your giftee can buy full-size versions from the site at discounted rates.
7. Amazon Prime Wardrobe
Best for the Guy Who Hates Clothes Shopping
What you get: Three to eight items—and pay only for the ones you keep
Why we love it: If he likes to pick out his own clothes, Amazon Prime Wardrobe has a giant selection of name brands he can try before he buys. Just fill his cart with three to eight pieces and they’ll all get shipped so he can try them on at home. He can keep the items he likes and send back the ones he doesn’t with a prepaid shipping label. There’s basically no risk involved in this shopping experience.
Cost: The price is based on how many items you choose for each shipment, and you're only charged for each one he keeps.
8. Blue Bottle Coffee
Best for the Caffeine Enthusiast
What you get: Six ounces of whole bean coffee (about a one-week supply for one or two coffee drinkers)
Why we love it: Choose from single origin, blends, espresso or decaf, all sourced by hand from sustainable farms and delivered every one to four weeks (the cadence can be changed anytime). All of Blue Bottle’s coffee is hand-roasted to order in small batches and shipped within 48 hours. That means the morning brew will never be bitter and will always taste like it’s fresh from the coffee shop.
Cost: Gift Subscriptions are available for $66 (six shipments of coffee every two weeks), $132 (12 shipments of coffee for every two weeks) or a create-your-own option that allows you to choose the coffee you want to send, as often as you like, in $22 shipments.
9. Trunk Club
Best for the Luxury Fashion Lover
What you get: Six to ten items
Why we love it: As a subscription box that sits under the Nordstrom umbrella, Trunk Club gives men (and women) access to the store’s massive inventory, but professional stylists do all the heavy lifting (i.e., the time-consuming process of browsing). Prestige labels like Boss Hugo Boss, Theory and Vince are among the selection, so there's a level of taste to count on. Expect to give final approval on all items—and request swaps—before each box ships. Plus, if an item rips or breaks, Nordstrom’s A+ customer service will take care of it. Hello, stress-free shopping!
Cost: While not technically a subscription service because there's no recurring commitment to receive ongoing boxes, this service has the best part of the subscription service model in that it allows your giftee to send back any items they don't want. Gift givers can use gift cards to pay for $50 to $500 of items.
10. Hot Sauce of the Month Club
For the Spicy Food Fan
What you get: One to three bottles per month
Why we love it: Get the best artisanal hot sauce, curated by the experts at Heat Hot Sauce Shop (yes, that’s a real store in California) delivered right to your door. Pick a spice level—mild, classic or extra hot—and turn up the heat on your next spread. The only thing missing is the actual food.
Cost: You pay $15 for bottle a month.
11. Dollar Shave Club
Best for the Neat Beardo
What you get: The first shipment is a starter set that comes with a razor, two blades and a variety of travel-size grooming products. For following months, customize a restock box with full-size items.
Why we love it: If buying razors is always a forgotten task, give his scruff a little extra attention with personalized shipments. For less money than he’d pay in the store (and way more convenience), Dollar Shave Club offers three razor options (two blades, four blades and six blades) and has additional products to add to each shipment, including body wash, shampoo and toothpaste from Dollar Shave Club’s own brand. Plus, subscribers can select what day and how often they want to receive their box.
Cost: The starter set is just $5, but we're partial to the Shave Gift Set (razor handle, blades, prep scrub, shave butter and post-shave cream) for $35 and the Super Ultimate Shave Kit for $50 which includes handy in-shower and sink holders for his razor.
12. The Craft Beer Club
For the Beer Connoisseur
What you get: Twelve beers
Why we love it: Impress all of his friends at Zoom happy hour with bottles and cans from microbreweries around the country. Each box spotlights beer from two breweries located in different regions and comes with four craft beer styles (three bottles of each one). It’s a great way to up your standing with the biggest beer aficionado in your life.
Cost: Shipments begin at $42 per month.
13. Menlo Club
Best for Guys Who Hate Shopping
What you get: Two or three items
Why we love it: This is just the thing to help men expand their style—without a fight or ending up with a pair of ill-fitting chinos. Expect boxes to come packed with clothing, footwear or athleisure from the brand’s in-house men’s labels. Eight months per year he’ll receive clothing-only boxes, while the other four months will be split between shoes and activewear. A yearly shipment calendar is sent to customers at the beginning of their membership, so he’ll know what to expect each month.
Cost: Gift memberships are available in three-month ($153), six-month ($270) and 12-month ($468) memberships.
14. Murray’s Cheese of the Month Subscription
For the Guy with a Sophisticated Palate
What you get: Three or four half-pound cuts of cheese
Why we love it: Calling all cheese lovers—we’ve found the best subscription box ever. Murray’s Cheese of the Month sources the highest-quality cheese from producers around the world and delivers it to your doorstep, along with a handy information card with serving and wine pairing suggestions. Consider this an excuse to invite your friends over when social distancing ends.
Cost: Your cornucopia of cheeses costs $75 per month.
15. Stitch Fix for Men
Best for the One Who Hates Shopping
What you get: A stylist-selected shipment of clothes comes, based on a questionnaire your guy fills out about his clothing needs. He gets to try on the pieces from brands like The North Face, Ralph Lauren and New Balance, as well as brands exclusive to Stitch Fix. The account is charged for what he keeps and there's a 25 percent discount if he keeps everything.
Why we love it: You can tailor how much you want to spend on each item, as well as tell your stylist (via questionnaire) how often you want to receive each type of look (so you might opt for, say, business looks infrequently).
Cost: Delivery options are every two to three weeks, every month, every other month or every three months, and can be customized for any budget.
Best for the Guy Who Always Smells Great
What You Get: New designer scent trial sizes for $15 per month.
Why We Love It: Your guy loves scent, but doesn't want to hang around a department store beauty counter being bombarded with too many samples at once. So here he can take a quiz about his likes and dislikes (maybe he leans toward fresh citrusy scents or prefers a spicy warm vibe?), then get an 8 ml bottle of a new fragrance from top brands like Prada and Bulgari delivered. And here's what's better, also, than a department store—the trial scent fits inside a sleek black reusable case.
Cost: Scentbird costs $15 per month and there's no obligation to continue if you decide to cancel after one month.
17. Short Par 4
For the Golf Enthusiast
What You Get: Stylist-selected golf apparel and accessories delivered to your door.
Why We Love It: Golf is booming due to the pandemic's requirements for social distancing and outdoors exercise, and this service allows subscribers to avoid crowded pro shops or unknown online vendors and get quality merch from esteemed golf brands like Calloway, Oakley and RLX.
Cost: You can gift three-month memberships beginning at $130, and any items your golfer returns will be credited to his account to be used against future purchases.
18. Frank and Oak
For the Eco Minded
What you get: Up to four on-trend pieces are selected by a stylist, based on your guy's preferences, and he gets to approve them before they are sent to his doorstep. He's only charged for the pieces he keeps.
Why we love it: This Montreal-based company makes quality clothes at fair prices. Not to mention, they're serious about sustainability; for example Frank and Oak are committed to removing virgin plastic and polyester from their supply chain. And the clothes are classics that last for years—you'll be hard-pressed not to steal his flannel shirt from Frank and Oak.
Cost: Box costs vary according to what's inside, but items range from $29 to $149. There's a $25 styling fee if the recipient returns everything in the box, and you can skip a month or cancel your subscription easily.
19. Rad Dad Box
For the New Dad
What you get: Three to four items to welcome the new dad to fatherhood and help bond with baby. Past boxes included blue bear rattle socks, hand sanitizer for dad's day out and maple syrup for Dad to put on his pancakes.
Why we love it: It's just a sweet way for new fathers to have something that's just for them and the baby.
Cost: There are two options—a $22 box, delivered every month with up to four items, and a $38 box that includes five to eight products.
20. Mash and Grape
For the Craft Cocktail Guy
What you get: A sampling of your choice of spirits from independent bottlers and small-scale distillers around the world. You choose among Whiskey, Scotch, bourbon, gin or tequila, and each month your recipient gets a bottle with tasting notes and the story of its creation.
Why we love it: This makes an excellent housewarming present because it is an excellent way to build a home liquor cabinet, as well as learn more about the traditional processes that go into making a distinctive scotch, say, or a notable sipping tequila.
Cost: Each spirit has its own monthly fee, beginning with the least expensive, gin ($44 per month) ranging up to the dearest, Scotch ($79 per month).
21. Grill Masters Club
For the Barbecuing Fiend
What you get: A specially curated box of barbecue sauces, spice rubs, wood chips, a "chef's choice" special tool or accessory and recipes.
Why we love it: There's something about a man and his grill in the high summer, the special relationship between the height of the flames, whether to turn the meat or not, how charred the ribs should get. Now turn his obsession up to 11 with these special additions that he can endlessly debate the other guys at the barbecue about (and psst, the other guys will want Grill Masters Club boxes of their own).
Cost: Subscriptions cost from $30 per month, and you can order non-renewable gift boxes as well.
22. Me Undies
Best for the Bright Clothing Devotee
What you get: It's a little colorful prize every month—a soft, fresh pair of undies, according to your preference.
Why we love it: First your giftee selects a style (boxer brief, trunk, boxer, or brief), then according to whatever plan you've chosen (Classic, Bold or Adventurous), and their size, they get just that pair of undies, made in the signature MeUndies ultra-soft lightweight fabrics, no-chafe stitching and a non-binding waistband.
Cost: At $16 per month, with no commitment, this is a low-risk, high-yield buy.
23. Butcher Box
For the Guy Who Craves Protein
What you get: Fresh-frozen beef, pork, chicken or salmon delivered to your door.
Why we love it: This service is a gem, mostly because it's high-quality and saves him the chore of having to go to the butcher, the fishmonger and various other special markets. You can choose what's in your box, from all grass-fed-grass-finished beef, heritage pork, free-range organic chicken and sustainably harvested, wild-caught seafood.
Cost: While there are one-off gift boxes for steak lovers ($135) and those with a taste for wild salmon ($149), the monthly subscription costs $129 for around 10 pounds of grass-fed beef, chicken, pork or fish, depending on which plan you choose. You can cancel or skip a month at any time.
24. Mystery Tackle Box
Best for the Angler
What you get: A box full of fishing equipment that's chosen by the recipient, for the recipient.
Why we love it: Fisherfolk are notoriously difficult to select gifts for—they like their lures just so, and won't be interested in trying anything you pick out, unless you're a bigtime fisher yourself. So this gifting service is great because it lets someone buy a monthly box, but lets the recipient choose among a wide selection of hard baits, soft baits, jigs, reels and other tackle you need not concern yourself with.
Cost: Three-month gift box subscriptions begin at $57 and top out at $117.
25. Gentleman's Box
For the Busy Young Professional
What you get: A monthly box of small style accessories or a quarterly box of luxury lifestyle goods, tailored to the season.
Why we love it: The free-ranging inclusiveness of the edit is what's cool here, from the pocket squares and tasteful bead bracelets that come in the style boxes to the weekend getaway bag and dopp kit in the luxury lifestyle edit.
Cost: The must-have accessories box comes monthly for $35, while the luxury lifestyle goods box comes quarterly for $119.
For the Survivalist
What you get: In a monthly box, you'll receive manuals, emergency supplies, outdoor gear and survival tools.
Why we love it: Is your guy a big fan of shows like Naked and Afraid and Doomsday Preppers, where some poor sap tries to outwit Mother Nature but fails miserably? Don't let him be that guy, with a monthly haul of how-to guides and gadgets guaranteed to at least give him a head start on surviving the zombiepocalypse.
Cost: The Basic monthly box costs $30; increasingly costly subscription tiers top out at $160 per month and include more serious gear such as compasses, tents and axes.
For the Guy Who Loves His Car
What you get: Car care is so much easier when you have the right products and tools, and this box contains five to seven of the best cleaners for all your detailing needs, as well as a microfiber towel. There's something for upholstery, for paint protection, tire maintenance and more.
Why we love it: Say your giftee just got their first car—this set of products will let them understand it better as they're taking care of it (i.e., they'll finally stop parking under that tree whose berries corrodes the paint). If your recipient is a longtime car buff, they'll appreciate new formulations of cleaning and buffing supplies.
Cost: The GloveBox costs $32 per month.
28. Good Cigar Co.
For the Cigar Aficianado
What you get: Four or eight premium cigars in a humidified case, along with a cigar cutter. matches and a detailed explanation of the cigar choices.
Why we love it: Before your first shipment, you request "mild to medium," "variety" or "medium to full" strength preferences. Then, once you receive your selections, there's an online palate quiz you answer by email, so that future sets can hew to your liking.
Cost: The subscription starts at $35 per month for four cigars, and can be cancelled at any time.
For the Hiker
What you get: Every box offers a collection of items useful for day hikes and overnight hikes as well. A quick-dry towel, firestarter kits, a tumbler and socks make up one edit.
Why we love it: It's both practical and inspirational, since there are items you can use right away and long-range planning tools like national parks tips and RV camping details.
Cost: $55 per box, sent quarterly
30. Jerky of The Month Club - Craft Jerky Co.
For the Dried Beef Buff
What you get: From four to eight bags of beef jerky sourced from across the U.S.
Why we love it: There's always a surprise flavor or two in this collection, such as lime-infused or hickory-smoked recipes. Your giftee will appreciate that it's also a great snack to take on hikes or in the car.
Cost: Starting at $29 for four bags per month, to eight bags for $54 per month.
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