The Best Subscription Gifts for New Dads & First-Time Fathers

Updated by Timothy Paradis

When a new baby has just arrived or is on the way, new fathers can be overlooked in the frenetic excitement. But, just like new moms, new dads face their fair share of sleepless nights and diaper duty shifts. So sometimes, they need to pick me up a little to get their days going. Why not celebrate your favorite new dad with a curated gift box designed just for him?

The preparation, patience, dedication and love that babies need to thrive is a family affair. New dads and dads-to-be will welcome a gentle reminder that self-care = survival! Whether you want to send a new parent “survival kit” or a box that indulges his favorite hobby, Cratejoy is stocked with curated boxes and subscription services that are perfect for new dads.

First-Time Dad Gifts They’ll Love

Take for instance the Daddy and Me Gift Set which yells adorable. Daddy and Me is a unique monthly subscription box that is designed to help Dad and baby live in style. Each box is filled with soft and snuggly 'I heart Daddy' onesies or colorfully illustrated children's books, creating special moments for baby and dad to bond and create lasting memories together. The soft and snuggly 'I heart Daddy' onesies are not only adorable but also provide a cozy and comfortable outfit for the little one, perfect for cuddling up with dad. The onesies are made with high-quality materials, ensuring that they are gentle on the baby's delicate skin.

If you don’t want to go the fashion route, gift him The Rad Dad Box Subscription kit. It’s a unique and thoughtful subscription box that serves as a welcoming starter kit into the world of fatherhood. This small business behind it takes pride in curating high-quality baby toys and small-batch self-care goodies to support and celebrate first-time dads on their journey into fatherhood.

There you have it, what are you getting him? Becoming a father for the first time is a momentous occasion that deserves to be celebrated!

The Rad Dad Box - The Essentials

The Rad Dad Box - The Essentials

From $27.99 per box
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Looking for the perfect gift for a dad-to-be? The Rad Dad Box promotes self-care for daddies as well as baby bonding. Each box arrives packed with 3-5 essential items to welcome your favorite new dad to fatherhood with dad-themed children's books and toys as well as dad-approved soaps and snacks to encourage moments of parental self-care.

Shipping: June and December boxes will ship earlier in the month to ensure arrival by Father's Day and Christmas.

"Our whole family really loves the Rad Dad Box. My husband and two young sons eagerly anticipate receiving the box each month! My husband really enjoys getting a unique treat each month. He also loves that the box includes gifts for him to pass on to our sons. We highly recommend the Rad Dad Box!" - Kristen B.

Sibling Box (mixed age books for 0-8 yrs)

Sibling Box (mixed age books for 0-8 yrs)

From $30.00 per box
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Since reading is a window to the world, Tiny Humans Read focuses on developing literacy skills from babyhood and beyond. Each curated selection encourages story telling and creating a lasting love of reading in kids.

Shipping: Your box will ship on or around the 18th of the month after you subscribe! Order by the 17th day of the current month to receive the latest box.

“I received a box for my baby boy and the board books were awesome! Such a good variety and names I had never seen!! I love this, and will absolutely be a continued subscriber!!” -Alena P.

Jerky Snob

Jerky Snob

From $15.49 per box
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Jerky Snob takes dried meats seriously. Beef jerky makes for the perfect snack for road trips, while watching Netflix, and even on the way to the gym. Whether they're a dried meat connoisseur or looking for another source of protein, Jerky Snob curates premium handcrafted jerky from small-batch artisans. Choose between 3 different levels, sending from 2 bags up to a full pound, for a variety of protein-packed tasty products.

Shipping: **Shipping not included. Ships to the U.S. ONLY (all 50 states, 5 territories, and APOs.) New orders ship in 1-3 business days, or the date specified. (Gifts ship in logo package via USPS). Regular shipment is 12-16th of each month. No pork allowed? Dietary restrictions? Questions? Scroll to the bottom and click "Contact Seller."

“My S.O. loved these! I got this for him for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed looking forward to a new delivery each month. The jerky was really good, exceptionally fresh! Even his least favorite jerky's, the sugar free ones, were pretty good. They just need some kin of sweetness to balance out the flavor. All in all this was a wonderful experience and will be my first stop for future gifts!” -Donna H.

BBQ of the Month Club

BBQ of the Month Club

From $70.75 per box
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No need to mess with the slow cooker or grill when the BBQ of the Month Club delivers high-quality ‘re-heat and eat’ meals that are perfect for grill lovers. Simply open the securely packed cooler and enjoy organic meats, seasoned and cooked to perfection.

Shipping: Following boxes all ship UPS or Fedex around the 15th of each month, or the second week of the month.

"Delicious product (bacon) and top notch customer service." - Cherie T.

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.

SnackSack Classic

SnackSack Classic

From $26.91 per box
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Looking for the ultimate snacking subscription? This box delivers between 11 and 13 surprise snacks every month centered around a fun or seasonal theme. There are four snacking plans to fit different lifestyles: classic, vegan, gluten-free, or vegan and gluten-free.

Shipping: Secure your April SnackSack today, shipping on April 18th! Act fast – limited quantities available until sold out. Don't miss out on our "Mother Earth" theme, celebrating Earth Day with an array of refreshing snacks and spring flavors! Order now to guarantee your spot in this delicious adventure!

“I am enjoying everything that came in my monthly box, there wasn't a bad snack in the entire selection! Also, I love the cute bag to keep my snacks in; it's a really nice touch. I can't wait to see what other delights are in the other months to come.” — Kareema B.

Comma Vintage: Quarterly

Comma Vintage: Quarterly

From $54.99 per box
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Comma Vintage is on a mission to infuse some retro fashion sense into every OOTD by sending unique and stylish garments from days gone by. Perfect for men who want to add classic vintage pieces into their everyday wardrobe, each quarterly box brings a curated mix of vintage menswear, all handpicked to match one another, along with a one-of-a-kind accessory, like a tie, hat or belt.

Shipping: We ship 2 to 4 weeks after the subscription is paid. This gives us time to find the perfect item, as we may not yet have it in our inventory. The sizing & preferences survey is emailed immediately after payment. Gift recipients will immediately receive their survey if their email address is entered. The "Wait until ship" option doesn't apple here.

"Such a cool idea and my box turned out better than I could have hoped. Received some very vintage pieces I can't wait to play around with styling. This would make a great gift too." - Zarah D.

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.

Baketivity Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit

Baketivity Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit

From $28.95 per box
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Let the littles get in on the kitchen creations, too! With Baketivity, you can teach kids the art of baking with a monthly DIY baking kit that's curated just for them. They'll don their apron and hat before diving into a kit that’s specifically designed to be stress-free for parents, complete with pre-measured ingredients and straightforward recipes. All boxes are nut-free and kosher to be inclusive to more tiny bakers.

Shipping: Our yummy kits are being shipped out every month on the 10th.

“My 5 year old loves to cook and bake and he just shouted with joy when he opened the box. He was amazed by every little item; and it also makes it easier for me as I am not a baker/person. I like to have all the ingredients for each recipe along with the instructions.” – Sophie

Basic Man Subscription

Basic Man Subscription

From $19.99 per box
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Shipping: FREE Shipping (USA). Initial orders ship within 5-10 business days from CT. Renewals process by around the 10th each month (if not sooner) and ship out soon thereafter. Subscriptions can be paused.

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