The Best Gift Boxes for Men in Their 30s Who Are Hard to Shop For

Updated by Akina Chargualaf

By the time a guy hits 30, he’s likely become rather hard to shop for. With a job, an apartment, maybe a partner, maybe kids—He knows what he wants and he goes after it. Because gifts for a 30-year-old man are not necessarily intuitive, it can be easy to reach for something obvious and techy, like AirPods, an air fryer, or bluetooth speaker. (We promise; he already has a bluetooth speaker!) But rather than getting something through Amazon 1-click, why not get him something that can speak directly to his interests and hobbies, like a monthly subscription box.

While there are no one-size-fits-all gifts, consider what the 30-something in your life appreciates. Is he a foodie, who wants to try novelty munchies and food from around the world? Is a collector, a gamer, or a self-described nerd who wishes he lived in a galaxy far far away? Maybe he doesn’t like spending time in front of a screen, and prefers to be outdoors camping and trying out the latest survival techniques? No matter what his interests are, we have something that is sure to please any millennial man.

While practical gifts may sometimes seem more reasonable, thoughtful gifts are the best gifts because they come straight from the heart. Dive right into this curated gift guide for some of the hottest boxes in the Cratejoy marketplace. Surprise your best friend, brother, or coworker, with the spiciest hot sauce collection, a DIY crafters kit, or a Star Wars collectors box he can geek out. Whatever it is, there's a perfect gift set for everyone! Cover all your bases with some of the best gifts men in their 30's can enjoy and appreciate.

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.

Customer Review

"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.

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.

Customer Review

"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.

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 Begin Again Box is slated to ship the week of August 5th. **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!**

Customer Review

"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.

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 JUNE BOX SHIPS 06/08/24 IN TIME FOR FATHER'S DAY Ship every 3 months Shipping Schedule *March 10, 2023 *June 5, 2023 *September 10, 2023 *December 5, 2023

Customer Review

“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.

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.

Customer Review

"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.

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.

Customer Review

“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.

Electronics (12 Projects ANNUALLY)

Electronics (12 Projects ANNUALLY)

From $104.97 per box
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It's never too late to learn new skills! While there are many tech gifts on the market, Creation Crate definitely ranks high on the cool gifts list in the STEM world. This unique gift will have him learning new skills in electronics, coding, circuitry, and engineering with monthly or quarterly hands-on projects. Each project includes an online course with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. The perfect gift for gadget lovers looking for a new techy project.

Shipping: Your first box will ship on the next Tuesday or Friday. If you purchase a: Monthly subscription, you will receive your next box every 30 days. Quarterly subscription, you will receive your next box every 90 days. Semi-Annual subscription, you will receive your next box every 180 days. Annual subscription, you will receive your next box every year.

Customer Review

"I bought the 12 project box. I've made a few of the projects, and so far they've been fun! Glad I decided to check it out. My favorite so far has been the mood lamp--I'm currently working on a battery operated version that I can take to work once I'm back in the office. - Rachel C.

CLUBTAC - Elite EDC, Tactical & Survival Gear Subscription

CLUBTAC - Elite EDC, Tactical & Survival Gear Subscription

From $33.00 per box
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Hand-selected by military vets and experienced survivalists, Club Tac is the ultimate kit packed with premium tactical gear, multi-tools, first aid supplies, EDC products, and armor. This box alone has everything they need for an epic adventure outdoors or to just keep handy for just-in-case scenarios.

Shipping: Orders placed between the 1st-10th ship by the 14th. Orders placed between the 11th and the end of the month ship on the 5th of the following month. Subsequent crates ship on the 5th of the month.

Customer Review

"I love all of the products I have received from ClubTac. I have been receiving boxes form them for 6 months now and the one time I had an issue with a missing part, they took care of it with no issue. Great box and great customer service.” – Rhett R.

Didn’t see the perfect gift for the guy in your life? Check out our entire list of subscription boxes for men for the best gift ideas!