9 months ago

20 “in the box” ideas for Father’s Day Gifts

I’m not just saying this because the whole internet can read it (although I guess it is a modern day version of “shouting from the rooftops) but MY HUSBAND IS AN AMAZING FATHER. I could go on and on but I’ll save that for another post. The point of this post isn’t how wonderful he is but actually how terrible he is… to shop for!  If he wants something, he just buys it for himself, donezo. After giving it much thought, I’ve decided that the “dad who keeps on giving” to our family deserves the gift that keeps on giving: a subscription box, tailored just for him! I’m so darn proud of this choice that I’ve compiled a list the Best Boxes for the Best Dads in your life (I specify below whether or not they are offered as recurring subscriptions):


image courtesy of Society Socks

For the dad with fancy feet:

  • Give dad the gift of cozy feet with a monthly brand name sock subscription from Say It With A Sock. Prices for subscriptions are $12 a month for one pair, $20 for two pairs, and $27 for three pairs. [subscription]
  • The Society Socks service delivers two pairs of funky socks monthly. For every pair he receives, they donate another pair to charity in his name. That’s awesome! (use code MSA50 for 50% off your first box)


image courtesy of Beer of the Month Club

For the thirsty gentleman:

  • Beer of the Month Club is great for any (wannabe) beer connoisseur. Every month you get 12 handcrafted beers from different U.S. microbreweries and a monthly newsletter that gives you detailed information on the beers and suggested food pairings. $28 monthly [subscription]
  • The Tasting Room will keep the vino flowing and will match his shipments to the wines best suited to his taste, according to the results of his taste-test. $85/3-months [subscription]
  • Bars and Beans is  a great choice for the dad who secretly likes to indulge in small luxuries like gourmet coffee and artisan chocolate.


The Manly Man

  • This Jacksonville-based GrillMasters Club team wants to help your pop become a pro pitmaster. Every box has the best new sauces, rubs, marinades, wood chips, recipes, and grilling accessories. All he’ll have to do is light up the grill! $28/month [subscription]
  • If you roll your eyes at most of these gift boxes because your guy wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything trendy and would rather be drilling, fixing or manning-it-up in some other fashion, then Man Crates for the win! Starting at $46 [one-time gift boxes]
  • For the dad who loves Home Depot more than you love Target (hahaha jk that’s not possible), The Handy Box is guaranteed to be a winner. He’ll get useful, quality tools and gadgets in each box.
Image courtesy of Gainz.com

The Fit Father

  • You know he wants dem Gainz so why not have them delivered? These boxes have super high quality products (gear, apparel, snacks, supplements, etc). $32/month [subscription]
  • If his “fix” is RUNNING then The Runner Box will keep him fueled. $20/2 months [subscription]


For the guy who likes variety:

  • Whether he loves barbeque, Bloody Marys, or Coffee Brews, Thoughtfully has something for them. $20-90 [one-time gift boxes]
Image courtesy of Butcher Box

If Big Papa has a Big Appetite:

  • Butcherbox makes the best quality meat affordable and convenient. 21 to 25 individual meals that feature 100% grass-fed beef and organic, pasture-raised chicken and pork. Starts at $129/month [subscription]
  • When you want to tell him he’s a great catch 🙂  Fresh Catch Club from The Lobster Place offers either three or five varieties of specialty fish or shellfish per month, the membership has great value. Prices vary depending on package [subscription]
  • To help him avoid junk food from the vending machine, FitSnack swoops in to the rescue! Healthy, delicious snacks as well as other goodies. Starts at $16/month [subscription]
  • If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, Mantry might be the super-highway to love.
Image courtesy of Culture Carton

The Well Dressed Dad:

  • Who doesn’t love fresh, clean t-shirts with no pit stains or taco-sauce dribbles? Fresh Clean Tees is IN OUR BRAINS! $36/month for 3 t-shirts [subscription]
  • I tend to steal my husband’s razors and then deny guilt (which I freely admit here only because he doesn’t read mommy blogs. ha!) so a membership to Dollar Shave Club is a win-win for our ongoing bathroom battle.  You can also order shaving creams, after-shaves, and butt wipes (Don’t act like you don’t buy those). Starts at $8/month [subscription]
  • Unique lifestyle items and a book can be found in each Culture Carton you will receive a carefully curated selection of lifestyle items and a book that belongs in every man’s library, every month. $16-45/month [subscription]
  • I can think of a dozen modern dads off the top of my head who’d love the boxes by The Gentleman’s Box. Grooming supplies, wardrobe accessories, etc. Starts at $23/month [subscription]
  • If he has to wear a suit, may as well be a dapper dad. A  G+Co Apparel box delivers four to six suit accessories such as bowties, pocket squares, lapel pins and more. $28/month (use code “Dad2017” to get the first three months of your subscription at $15 per month!) [subscription]


Bonus Pick:
para mis amigos que tienen una familia cubana

  • Abuela Mami is your source for food, snacks, coffee, kitchen tools, mugs, and other Cuban memorabilia. Starts at $19.99/month [subscription]