Best Subscription Boxes For Fathers & Older Men (Great Gifts Ideas!)
Choosing a gift for your father or (ahem) more mature gentleman in your life can be a daunting task. They are probably tired of the same old tie and slippers they receive every year without fail. Spice things up with my list of subscriptions below. You are sure to find something cool, even for the man who "has it all".
Jack's Top Picks!
Best Gifts Ideas & Subscription Boxes For Dads & Older Men
"The Ultimate Cigar Experience" - Are you looking for a gift for a man with discerning taste? Let the experts choose for you.
Curated by a professional 9-member tasting panel, The Rare Cigar Club reviews over 12,000 cigars each year, and less than 5% make the final cut.
Each delivery comes with 4 rare, extremely limited, small batched, premium hand rolled cigars. It's complimented with a newsletter, drink paring notes, cigar maker profiles and more.
Sending as a gift is super easy, just check "Is a Gift" at check out. A nice last-minute-gift touch is the gift announcement that lets the receiver know you got them a gift today and they'll be getting something great soon.
Use one of these codes during checkout in your cart:
- $10 off any 4-shipment: SAVE10
- $15 off any 6-shipment order: SAVE15
- $30 off any 12-shipment order: SAVE30
2. Short Par 4
"Golf style on demand" - Keep your guy looking good while hitting the green with the premier golf clothes and gear subscription.
There are four different memberships: the Fairway, the Executive, the Tour Experience, and the Magnolia.
So, whether your guy is more Athletic, Traditional, or Loud & Wild; there is something to suit his stye preference.
It's also crazy easy to send as a gift when you grab a gift card subscription; which let's the receiver customize with their own preferences.
Or you can click here to start your membership today.
"Delicious and nutritious meals made easy" - I've been a happy Freshly customer for over a year now. I'm not the best cook in the world and this is a great option to get variety without resorting to fast food.
What I love most is the time I save, shopping, cooking, cleaning dishes afterwards. All I have to do is heat up and eat. Plus I never feel like I'm eating a boring "Frozen TV Dinner" - I look forward to the meals each day.
This is an excellent gift if the man in your life could benefit from any of these factors.
"A Wine lovers dream" - Winc provides customers with 4 hand curated bottles of boutique wine for an introductory rate of only $39. A six question quiz ensures that you get the best bottle for your own taste (customizable later if needed).
One of the features I really love is their flexibility. If you don't like one of their selections, you can exchange it for another in your next shipment.
Customer satisfaction is high with Winc, making them one of my "Top Picks". All said and done, this makes an amazing gift for the wine connoisseur in your life.
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5. Breo Box
"The coolest stuff he never knew he needed"
Breo Box subscription starts at $159 for a one-time gift or you can opt for season/ annual subscriptions.
Breo Box boasts raves from loads of celebrities probably for the sheer variety of novel items that come in every delivery.
I find this box to be awesome for gifts, holidays and even a really cool office gift if you want to impress the boss. I find myself looking at the items and saying out loud, "oh this is pretty cool!" For the guy that has everything, this box will surely hot them with a neat surprise.
Past boxes have even included an Ekho HD Video Drone. Say what!? Now that's fly!
6. Watch Gang
"Time is of the essence" - I am a watch lover. I've been a member of Watch Gang for a few months now and I can say I am pleased with my watches. I find having a selection of watches gives me a kick in the style department and adds some flare to my routine wardrobe.
At first I thought this would be pricey and not worth it. But you can actually save up to 5 times off of retail. The watches are delivered in nice boxes but I just put them in my watch case my wife bought me.
You can choose your style preference and how swanky you want to get from Swiss quartz to automatic luxury models.
Every member has a chance to win a Rolex, TAG or Seiko every week and there is a free giveaway almost every day. Sounds like a good time to give a great gift.
"Meat lovers dream" - ButcherBox cooperates with family farms to bring you free range organic chicken, 100% grass-fed beef, and "heritage breed" pork.
Choose from a curated case or build a box according to your preferences.
The curated classic box contains enough meat for about 24 meals and the big box has enough meat to cook approximately 48 meals.
Starting at $129 a box or $6 per serving, ButcherBox makes a great gift for anyone having trouble getting to the market, lives in a "food desert" or values animal protein sourced in the highest standards.
"Every woman loves a man that smells great" - I don't know about you but when I'm dressed to the nines it's just not perfect unless I'm smelling good as I look.
That being said, Scentbird is one of my personal favorites (you should see my bathroom sink lol). A monthly delivery of high-end, famous brand name mens fragrances that is sure to spice things up.
What I love about this box is the size of the 8oz bottles; just enough to test it out for a month (about 140 sprays) so you can see if you like it enough to buy a full bottle. Many times I've purchased an expensive fragrance hastily and regretted it later, well Scentbird totally fixes this problem.
Plus the subscription is super flexible. You can skip or cancel and upcoming order or change the frequency of your deliveries.
Scentbird is easily sent as a gift and keeps your man smelling as good as he looks.
9. Sock Panda
"Step up your man's style" - Sometimes I like to peacock. One way to stand out from the crowd is to add flare to your sock rotation. I like that you can choose a gift box of socks depending on the age of the recipient which is a nice touch.
Sock Panda gives a pair of socks to those in need for every purchase you make, so you can feel extra good by choosing this as a gift. You can opt to be billed monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, or annually; saving on the longer term subscriptions.
“Isn’t beer the holy libation of sincerity?" - Umm yes, duh! Beer isn't just for the Homer Simpson in your life, just about every guy like a cold one now and then.
I like this box because The Original Craft Beer Club pours through hundreds of small brewery craft beers every year to provide you with only the creme de la creme; so you can be certain that your guy will have a great variety of interesting and tasty brewskis.
Craft Beer Club delivers IPA’s, Ambers, Porters, Stouts and many more with flexible shipment available.
If you order for the year you get 25$ off, a Heavy-duty logo Bottle Opener, an E-Magazine, (AND) a Set of 4 custom Koozies.
11. Lucky Tackle Box
“I spent most of my money on fishing. The rest I wasted"
If this sounds like the man in your life, this is the gift for him. LTB offers three different options of one of the best fishing subscriptions on the planet: Regular, XL, and Tournament. One month gift options are available.
They will love that you can also choose fish species: Bass, Panfish, Trout, or Catfish. There are also multi-species combos available.
The "Regular" plan contains five new baits at a $25 value. Or you can go big and opt for the XL or Tournament versions to blow their minds right out of the water.
Click here get $5 OFF your first box NOW!
Need more info? Read our FULL REVIEW of LTB here.
"The ultimate shaving experience" - Keep your guy looking clean cut and smelling fresh. I have a low beard but even that needs some upkeep.
DSC is more than just razors. Dollar Shave Club has an assortment of body washes, face scrubs, deodorants, and tons more. I personally love the smell of most of the products I received.
You can take a quiz to customize a box or go the easy rout and opt for starter sets. Send it as a gift and they can choose for themselves.
13. The Tie Bar
"Raising your style bar" - For me there is no better way to update a tired wardrobe, look like a million bucks, without breaking the bank.
I've shopped at their store in Manhattan several times coming away with ties, handkerchiefs, socks, belts and pins that have given me bundles of compliments.
But what really sets Tie Bar apart, for me, are their nicely tailored shirts. I am a slim to athletic built guy, so finding a good fitting shirt was difficult. Like me, many guys champion The Tie Bar as having some of the best off the rack shirts available in various fits: Regular, Trim and Tailored.
Make it super easy and go for the e-gift card option.
"Kiss the cook" - If your guy loves to fire up the grill, long fork in one hand and ice cold beer in the other (like me), then this is your box!
In every box, you get four products including grill accessories, wood chips, rubs, and sauces. Also provided in the box are BBQ tips and smoking recipes to help up your guy's grilling game.
The Grill Master's Club features the best BBQ and grilling goods from all over the US. Their products are selected by a certified BBQ judge. They take the time to taste test and research all of the products.
15. Birchbox Men
"Make grooming fun again" - Starting as low as $10 this monthly grooming subscription rocks.
The Birchbox Men's Plus upgrade is a great way for dad (or the man in your life) to discover new products and get a nifty lifestyle product added to each delivery.
Past "Plus" boxes included an item like sunglasses, headphones, mini speaker etc.
"Give the gift of inspiration!" - You can actually give him something priceless. In a form that you could not deliver it; MasterClass!
With more than 80 of the world's best minds in Food, Music & Entertainment, Design/Photography/Fashion, Business/Politics/Society, Film & TV, Science & Technology, and more. All classes are available under one subscription.
I personally love these courses because you here directly from the master on the subject. And they are all heavyweights in reputation. Go here to see the full list of masters.
"Soul in a box" - Get creative. VNYL is a monthly subscription box of curated vinyl records just for you. I have a personal record collection. I love to take Sundays, sip coffee and dig through my records while listening to some great vibes.
The tactile pleasure from, reading the covers, to enjoying the album artworks, to actually playing the physical records on a player - the experience is a lost treasure in this digital age.
"The Perfect Gift For Him" - Mantry is the #1 food subscription for men. It consists of 6 FULL sized products (rare) from top American food makers delivered in their signature wooden box (which is a nice touch imo).
Mantry has reviewed over 11,000 products from food artisans, choosing only the very best to deliver to your doorstep.
Each box has a unique theme like "Bacon Nation", or "Bourbon BBQ" and comes with tips and recipes he's sure to enjoy.
"Healthy doesn’t have to be hard" - Care/Of is a personalized vitamin subscription. This is great for guys who forget to take care of themselves and need a little nudge in the health department.
Care/Of provides transparent research and sourcing of the most bioavailable and sustainable products.
Just take the quiz and they'll deliver vitamins, supplements and more to your door monthly (for both men and women).
"Strengthen your faith, right at home!" - Gifting is not all about the material, it can be spiritual as well.
Faithbox encourages you to grow closer to God with "do good" products and build lasting friendships with other members in their digital community.
If your guy is religious then this may be the box for him.
Which Subscription Box Should I Choose?
Hopefully we gave you some great ideas for giving a gift to your father or older gent in your life. Giving a gift to someone is truly personal act. Only one that can truly answer that question. If you pick one of the options above it's a high chance that they will be happier for it. When you do , drop me a line to let us know how it went.
If you liked this article check out our article on the Best Cigar Subscription Boxes or if your guy likes to hit the green read our list of the Best Golf Subscription Boxes.