The Best Gifts for Men in Their 20s Are Affordably Cool Subscription Boxes

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Your list is full of strapping young men who definitely have not gone through the trouble of filling out exhaustive Amazon wish lists, leaving you at a loss for what to gift them. They’ve already upgraded to the latest Apple iphone, have a spare charger or two, and are sitting in front of a high-end bluetooth speaker or have their AirPods in as we speak. So...

What do you get a guy in his 20s?

Since we know that coming up with gift ideas for men of all ages can be a challenge, we want to show off some subscription boxes that we think 20-something men will actually want. We already know that some of the best gift ideas deliver a personalized feel. Monthly subscription boxes are curated for specific hobbies and interests, so no matter what the guy in your life is into, there's a gift set just for him. Gamers and foodies , best-selling book readers, Star Wars fanatics and trailblazers, this gift guide is here to introduce you to a gifting treasure trove for young men.

What are the best gifts for guys in their 20s?

The ManBox

The ManBox

From $20.31 per box
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Introducing the perfect gift for any man - the MANBOX! This ultimate package delivers legendary items right to his doorstep each month, it includes men's essentials, lifestyle, tech/gadgets, and survival items. Every ManBox is jam-packed with 5 or more must-have items! Whether you're treating yourself, your boyfriend, your husband, your son, or anyone else, we guarantee they'll love it!

Shipping: All subsequent boxes ship between the 21st & 25th of each month.

"Not many subscription boxes for guys out there in this price range. A lot of them are either way too much $$$ or too focused (only knifes or only jerky). I enjoyed this box for the randomness of the themes and the items. 10/10 would recommend!!!" - Stefano S.

Bacon of the Month Club

Bacon of the Month Club

From $41.25 per box
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What You’ll Get: Pulled pork, pork chops, ribs and more––the Pig-of-the-Month-BBQ makes it as easy as ever to enjoy top-quality meats. No DIY necessary here! Simply go through the checkout process, select the best option for your needs and send the gift of delicious pre-cooked meats. All they'll need to do is open the securely packed cooler, unpack organic, all-natural meats, reheat and enjoy.

Shipping: Items will ship with a cooler and enough dry ice to reach you safely.

"The unique bacon selections were excellent - nothing like them can be found at the local grocery stores, so getting surprise flavors was a nice treat! Highly recommended!!" - Jason B.

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Aficionados at the Heat Hot Sauce Shop are bringing the heat to everyone who claims hot sauce as their favorite condiment with the Hot Sauce of the Month Club. The atomic-sauce experts put their skills to good use, selecting 1 or 3 full-size bottles of award-winning hot sauces in a preferred heat range.

Shipping: Orders placed now will ship January 1st. You can use our printable gift notes or send a gift email to notify the recipient. If you'd like to have your box shipped early, let us know by replying to the confirmation email.

"I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and so far it’s amazing! He loves putting hot sauce on his eggs in the morning and this subscription is such a fun way for him to try different kinds of hot sauce and so far he’s loving it!" - Emma P.

Craftsman Crate

Craftsman Crate

From $30.77 per box
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If you have any guys in your life who like to spend time doing hands-on creative projects, then they won't be able to get enough of the Craftsman Crate. Every month, this subscription box arrives with new activities—from woodcarving to mosaic-making—and real tools to complete them. There are also clear, easy-to-understand instructions that outline each project’s construction process so everyone from beginners to experienced builders can create the item with ease.

Shipping: Orders placed after 12/18 will ship by January 15th. All orders come with a printable card you can give your recipient. Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime.

“My 11-year-old son got a subscription to Craftman Crate for Christmas and he really enjoys it. He's been introduced to basket-weaving, leatherworking, glass-etching, globe creation, and more. It was a great gift that was a little outside the box for him.” — K.B.

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

From $49.91 per box
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Mix things up by giving them a craft cocktail subscription box. Each month, subscribers will get three unique and tasty cocktail recipes, along with everything needed (minus the liquor) to whip up 12 delicious drinks. Every Shaker & Spoon box focuses on a specific liquor, so they’ll be able to make the most of their home bar. Whether they’re celebrating a special occasion, getting together with friends, or just building their bartender expertise, this monthly box will have subscribers raising a glass in delight.

Shipping: The Bourbon Legend Box is slated to ship the week of May 6th. **IF YOU NEED A BOX SOONER, WRITE TO US by clicking the CONTACT SELLER button (bottom of the page) and we’ll hook you up with a different box from our vault!**

"Gave this as a gift and got to try some of the cocktails. The cachaca box was really fun! Really interesting combinations and usually some ingredients leftover for another batch of cocktails." - Leyna M.

Finders Seekers Mysteries

Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Solve puzzles while traveling the world with this thrilling escape room game! Finders Seekers is the perfect gift for puzzle solvers and mystery fans who loves a challenge! Enjoy this game with the family or venture off and uncover complex clues with a single use mystery game inclusive of hands-on and online gameplay.

Shipping: We ship on the 23rd of each month, for all orders placed by the 21st. All subsequent games will ship by the 23rd of each month. For last-minute gifts, we provide a fun PDF gift message that you can personalize and email or print. Shipping is $6 within the US, Canada shipping: $7.95.

“I have been getting Finders Seekers boxes for over a year, and I cannot lie, I'm obsessed. The mysteries are a lot of fun, and they are so much fun to do with friends, especially those that haven't done something like this before. Occasionally, the puzzles are evil (I'm looking at you, Paris box!), but the fact that after a year they can still challenge me is a good thing.” - Rachel C.

Original Vinyl Records - Your Genre Picks - 6 LPs

Original Vinyl Records - Your Genre Picks - 6 LPs

From $19.99 per box
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Are you looking for a timeless gift that will blow your loved one away? Vinyl Record Club delivers 6 original and vintage records from their genre of choice from jazz, musicals, hip hop to EDM that will get them up and dancing. Personalize their holiday or birthday gift with a selection of vinyl records hand-picked and wrapped in quality album covers and jackets.

Shipping: 6 Records ship out right away and then the remaining boxes will always ship prior to the end of each month. If you need your box earlier, just contact us for rush delivery options. The normal renewal date is the 11th of each month, you can cancel anytime. Thank you for your business.

“This is a great way to learn about new artists in certain genres. Some of the records I received, I probably would have never bought. But I am happy I got them and was able to expand my knowledge of music. Definitely worth it.” – Adrian R.

Barrel & Blade - Monthly Tactical Subscription Box

Barrel & Blade - Monthly Tactical Subscription Box

From $49.99 per box
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Shipping: We ship all boxes the first week of the month. Shipping cycles run from the 15th to the 15th of the next month. Your box will ship the first week of the following month.

The Ultimate BBQ Experience

The Ultimate BBQ Experience

From $40.99 per box
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Have a grill master in your life? This subscription box delivers premium BBQ sauces, dry rubs, and grilling surprises monthly, plus pitmaster-approved recipes and exclusive deals from award-winning suppliers.

Shipping: Your first box ships within 72 hours. Subsequent shipments will ship on or before the 9th of each month. Please allow 5-7 business days for your order to arrive. Free U.S. shipping! International shipping is $19.99/box. IMPORTANT: Giving a subscription as a gift? Remember to print or email our gift notification cards if you need one.

"Love these boxes! Always a great surprise as we grill a lot and what’s inside are products we are trying out for the first time." — Susan T.

Monthly Dice Subscription

Monthly Dice Subscription

From $10.00 per box
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Shipping: Your box will ship on the 25th of every month. Please order by the 20th to get the current box. Orders placed after the 20th will ship the following month.

Shaving Club Box

Shaving Club Box

From $33.32 per box
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Shipping: We ship your box the very next day after you ordered it! After that, following boxes renew every 2 months from the day you ordered. You'll be sent a reminder email when your renewal is coming up so you can decide if you want to continue.

Gentleman's Box (Quarterly)

Gentleman's Box (Quarterly)

From $89.75 per box
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The Gentleman’s Box is a favorite subscription box that brings an experience in personal growth. With a quarterly or month-to-month subscription, he'll become a more well-rounded man with a mix of modern fashion accessories fit from a Nordstrom shelf and tech lifestyle items, all of which will help him live his best life. With a retail value of over $300, he'll get everything from grooming products and barware to a pair of socks and sunglasses. It's like getting a stylist without the styling fee!

Shipping: Your first box ships within 3-5 business days of check out. You will renew each quarter on the date you subscribed. Subscriptions automatically renew. You may cancel your subscription at any time. We do not offer refunds or returns.

“I have had this subscription for over a year. Each time I receive a Gentleman box, I know I am in for pleasant surprises. Considering what is inside, the value and quality of everything inside is thoughtful and curated. A sleek pamphlet with what each item is meant is beautiful.” – Stephen H.

Standard Tool Subscription Box

Standard Tool Subscription Box

From $53.95 per box
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DIY projects have never been easier! Instead of a gift card to a hardware store, surprise your DIY-aficionado with a subscription to the Standard Tool Subscription box! This box includes high-quality tools and supplies from top brands like Dewalt, Husky, and Pittsburgh to name a few. The perfect gift for woodworkers, builders, and crafters!

Shipping: We ship on the 4th of every month. Orders placed from the 1st to the last day of that month, ship out on the 4th day of the following month. *Price includes shipping and package fees* EXAMPLE: All orders placed between 11/1 and 11/30, will ship on 12/4.

“Loved this box! I received it as a gift and absolutely loved it! I don’t know how I ever lived without some of the gadgets that came in the box. Not only were they all useful, but fun!” – Melisa H.

Box of Matter

Box of Matter

From $37.46 per box
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Described as part museum and part lab project, each month brings objects of intrigue such as rare crystals, ancient fossils, wartime artifacts, natural specimens, and items with scientific significance, like authentic NASA computer chips.

Shipping: Your first box will ship ASAP. The following boxes are shipped monthly. Free US Shipping & reduced international rates. If you have any questions, click the "Contact Seller" button below.

“Probably one of my favorite subscription boxes EVER! If you have kids and they love knowledge and seek out information constantly, this box is an education easter egg that initiates the start of great conversation and exciting exploration into learning. My daughter loved it and my husband and I were kind of jealous, but in a good way.” – Krista T.

He Time by My Me Time Box

He Time by My Me Time Box

From $62.50 per box
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Men can also appreciate a great beauty box especially when it comes to luxury essentials. He Time By My Me Time is a great gift for men who may be looking to try new and premium grooming and lifestyle products. Each box includes 8 to 10 items such as skincare and body products, aromatherapy, accessories, and gourmet goodies.

Shipping: Next shipment MARCH 10, 2024 Ship every 3 months Shipping Schedule *March 10, 2023 *June 5, 2023 *September 10, 2023 *December 5, 2023

“I bought a two-box subscription for my 20-something son. He opened the first one under the Christmas tree and loved it. His second box just arrived. It is even better than the first. I am very impressed with the selection and how the items complement each other.” – Robin D.

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