10 Subscription Boxes Sure to Delight Any Dad This Father’s Day
It’s a universal truth that dads are among the hardest people to buy gifts for. While Mother’s Day can be won with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and a trip to the spa, Father’s Day always makes us question what our dads even interested in, you know, aside from golf. Enter the following ten subscription boxes, which truly have something for every type of dad.
1. For the Dad Who Needs to Be Caffeinated: Blue Bottle Coffee
He’s been brewing the same Dunkin' blend for as long as you can remember. No shame to that, but why not help him discover a new favorite brew? Customize this gift in terms of size, half a bag or three 12-ounce bags, and type of roast, single origin, coffee blends or espresso blends. Dad now runs on an exotic bean from halfway around the world.
2. For the Dad Who Likes It Hot: Hot Sauce of the Month Club
Not like that, you weirdo. This monthly subscription sends your pops one or three bottles of artisanal hot sauces (that he hopefully hasn’t tried yet) ranging from mild to extra hot.
3. For the Dad Who Still Uses Disposable Razors: Dollar Shave Club
This is likely a gift he would never get himself but would appreciate immensely once it’s on his bathroom counter. The first Dollar Shave Club box costs just $5 and comes with trial-size razor heads, prep scrub, shave butter and post-shave dew and (bonus!) your dad’s belated realization that he’s not too much of a guy’s guy to groom.
4. For the dad WHO'S ALWAYS WATCHING FOOD NETWORK: BBQ Box
If your dad’s idea of happiness is standing over a hot grill with an ice-cold beer in hand, look no further. Every month, BBQ Box sends one sauce or marinade, one rub or spice, one edible treat and one sample pack of wood chips, plus a recipe card to help him whip up something new and delicious.
5. For the Dad Who's a Bookworm: Culture Carton Book Club
The point of this subscription? To ship guys a book each month “that belongs on every man’s bookshelf,” along with lifestyle accessories curated around a monthly theme. Subscribers say they love the fashionable accessories that come in this box just as much as the reading selection.
6. For the Dad Who Makes a Mean Old-Fashioned: American Cocktail Club
Whether your pops sticks to the same scotch on the rocks out of habit or is constantly ordering the coolest-sounding drink on the menu, American Cocktail Club can introduce him to great, new recipes. Each month he’ll get everything he needs—including the option to add booze—to make four servings of a cocktail he might not have usually concocted for himself (think: mezcal and gin martinis and watermelon mojitos).
7. For the Dad Who Loves a Good Game Night: UnboxBoardom
He went from Chutes and Ladders to Mouse Trap when you were a kid. He’s even dabbled in Cards Against Humanity (but finds it a bit risqué). This fun subscription lets him choose a new board game each month, or every two or three months, from a selection that includes party games, family games and strategy games. Just be ready to get really competitive at game night, like, all the time.
8. For the Dad Who Loves Fishing: Postfly
Your dad's best life takes place on a lake at 5 a.m., so he’ll be delighted by this fishing essentials subscription. Each month, he’ll get a box with premium flies, tying kits and other gear we’re sure is straight from fisherman’s heaven.
9. For the Dad Who's New to Self-Care: Maapilim Good Day Face Kit
His idea of self-care might be a little more crack-a-beer-open-and-kick-his-feet-up and a little less adopt-a-ten-step-skincare-routine. But that's precisely why this kit is the ideal gift: It's just three steps and gets delivered to his doorstep like clockwork every two months, so he doesn't even have to think about it.
10. For the Dad Who Appreciates the Finer Things: Brightland The Duo Olive Oil Subscription
Just like wine, there are different flavors of EVOO depending on the region it comes from, which the old man taught you, obviously. Ensure his stash never runs out with this monthly subscription that features two California-grown olive oils with distinct tasting notes: Awake, which is meant to be enjoyed with hearty soups, pasta, warm bread and roasted potatoes; and Alive, which complements greens, hummus and baked goods.