The Best Gifts for Single Dads Who Want Nothing

Posted by Akina Chargualaf

If a special man in your life deserves some extra recognition, you’ve come to the right place. Cratejoy offers a wide range of gifts for single dads, the ultimate superheroes. With a multi-tool and coffee mug in hand, he’s tackling parenting responsibilities from sun up to sun down. 

Being a single father is no small feat: Give him a gift that reflects the love and dedication he provides every day! 

The Best Gifts for Single Dads 

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 15-18th 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.

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 within the next 3 days. If you would like to delay your shipment until December 15th or January 1st, reply to your confirmation email to let us know. You can use our printable gift notes or send a gift email to notify the recipient.

"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.

The Hop-Heads Beer Club

The Hop-Heads Beer Club

From $47.95 per box
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Trying to win the best gift award this year? Surprise them with a fridge stocked with crisp craft beers from unique international and U.S. breweries. With each monthly subscription to the HopsHeads Beer Club, they'll receive award-winning IPAs, Double IPAs, Imperial IPLs, and more from two or more breweries. Each box is accompanied by a monthly newsletter with tasting notes and brewery profiles.

Shipping: An Adult Signature is required upon delivery. We cannot ship beer to AL-AK-AR-DE-HI-KY-MA-MS-NE-UT. Delivery Schedules-Orders placed by the 15th should arrive within 3-4 weeks of purchase via a carrier in your region. If placed after the 15th, your membership will commence in the following month and arrive by the final week of that month.

“Got it for my dad for fathers day. He likes it a lot. Would gift again.” – Alana H.

VINYL POST Record Club

VINYL POST Record Club

From $4.99 per box
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VINYL POST Record Club delivers 5"x 7" postcard sized-records to play on a turntable by up-and-coming indie artists. Each record includes a handwritten note from the artist, lyrics, a bio sheet, a digital download, and original wall art. They'll discover new talent and find their favorite song of 2023 with this unique and affordable subscription box suited for all collectors and vinyl lovers!

Shipping: Orders made before the 15th of each month will ship by the 22nd of that same month. Please order by the 15th to get the current box. For existing subscribers, we ship by the 22nd of every month. Each release is packaged in envelopes / plastic sleeves & sent via USPS first class letter.

“WHAT A COOL Subscription Box!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I'm saving up each month's Vinyl to give my 17yr old daughter at Xmas. Very affordable & Unique!!! Product is good quality as well. Highly recommend!!” – Angela J.

The Adults & Crafts Crate

The Adults & Crafts Crate

From $32.00 per box
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There’s no need to get bogged down in project planning when the pros behind the Adults & Crafts Crate have got it covered. Each monthly box sends at least 1 new Pinterest-worthy craft project, including all the supplies, tools, and illustrated step-by-steps to teach new crafting techniques while making one-of-a-kind keepsakes.

Shipping: New orders will ship within five business days! If you need a gift printout before we ship, just message us! Then, will ship around the 25th of each month. If you need a kit by a certain date (i.e. birthday), just message us after you order and we will get that set up for you! You can order now even if you want it to start in the future.

"I received the engraving kit and I love it! I practiced on an old glass weigh scale to get the hang of engraving. I then started the glass coasters using pictures off google. I am sooo happy with how they turned out! It’s very relaxing and is a great stress reliever. I have a few people now wanting me to make them sets of coasters :)" - Megan T.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brothers Coffee - Single 12oz Bag

Brothers Coffee - Single 12oz Bag

From $19.00 per box
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Support coffee with a cause by upgrading your morning Timmies' brew with a monthly subscription box from Brothers Coffee Company. This box focuses on single-origin, ethically sourced coffees, and tells the unique story of a different independent roaster and their mission on how to make the world a better place. Choose the single, double or triple for up to 3 bags of fresh coffee roasted to your personal specifications.

Shipping: Your package will ship within the first week of every month. We aim to get customers coffee within 1 week of roast. Please order by the end of the month to get the current box.

“I gave this as a Christmas gift to my boyfriend and he tells everyone about how amazing it is! Every time we have a cup of coffee, he repeats how amazing each cup is even though it’s from the same bag; it’s like a renewed enjoyment in every cup! After the 3-month subscription, we resubscribed—and I know I’ll be subscribing again after that.” – Lindsay R.

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 DECEMBER 12, 2023 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.

My Coffee and Book Box (12 Ounce Bag of Gourmet Coffee, 2 New Hardcover Books, and an eBook selection)

My Coffee and Book Box (12 Ounce Bag of Gourmet Coffee, 2 New Hardcover Books, and an eBook selection)

From $31.99 per box
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Ideal for coffee-loving bibliophiles, My Coffee and Book Club delivers the chance to unwind with a new book while sipping top-quality brews from their favorite coffee mug. Each monthly delivery features a unique 12oz bag of micro-roasted gourmet coffee, in either whole bean or ground, plus 2 new hardcover books in their favorite genre and a free ebook as an extra bonus.

Shipping: "Holiday Orders - Orders placed between now and Dec 18th will ship Dec 15th - Dec 18th in time to arrive by Christmas. Each subsequent box there after (ie the next box renews on January 11th) will be shipped the 1st- 3rd of February and each month after."

“Nice! I like everything in my box and am looking forward to the next one!” – Wendy D

Comic Mystery Box

Comic Mystery Box

From $31.00 per box
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For comic collectors, Comic Mystery Box delivers 15 collector’s comics from new issues to variants. Each box comes with $60 worth of comics, including vintage issues dating back 30-40 years.

Shipping: FAST, FREE SHIPPING IN USA. Order today and your box of 16 comics will arrive in 2-4 days. You'll get a new box approximately every 30 days thereafter until you cancel.

“Received lots of great comics and options to read, even helped me discover some I didn't know existed. The comics arrive well packaged and protected, I'm very happy and hope to continue this subscription for a long time to come!” – Khaezarn

All Natural and Organic 6 in 1 Beard grooming care includes Oil|Balm|Wash|Brush|Comb| Scissor for men,father,boyfriend,husband,birthday gift

All Natural and Organic 6 in 1 Beard grooming care includes Oil|Balm|Wash|Brush|Comb| Scissor for men,father,boyfriend,husband,birthday gift

From $19.99 per box
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A healthy beard is a man's greatest accessory. If he's the type to buy the first grooming product off the shelves at Walmart, treat him to this great gift inclusive of 6 all-natural and organic beard grooming items. Styling accessories include beard oil, balm, wash, scissors, comb, and brush.

Shipping: Your box will ship on the 1st of every month. Please order by the 15th to get the current box.

"I got this box for my son and could not have been more happy. It has a 6 in 1 kit with everything he needed for his beard. This was a great gift and will renew my membership every month." - Darryl M.

SCOUTbox - Monthly

SCOUTbox - Monthly

From $38.00 per box
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Shipping: SCOUTbox shipments ordered from Cratejoy leave our warehouse around the 20th-22nd of every month. Boxes ship via USPS and often arrive in 4-6 days from the date of shipment (often faster, but that's entirely up to USPS).

Hiker Crate :)

Hiker Crate :)

From $999.00 per box
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Shipping: We ship around the 17th-19th of each month.

What Are the Most Popular Single Dad Gifts? 

Whether he’s a fisherman, gym goer, barbecue aficionado, or sports nut, there’s something for every father out there. 

Gifts for Outdoorsmen

If “The Great Outdoors” has a special place in your special guy’s life, check out Cratejoy’s outdoor subscription boxes. Have great memories of fishing with your dad? Send him a bait and tackle box that’s loaded with the stuff pros use! Maybe the two of you bond over camping and hiking. If that’s the case, a survivalist subscription box is a curated monthly shipment – for all levels of preparedness!

Gifts for “Cool” Dads

Some guys will always be sharp dressers. Recipients of the Comma Vintage Quarterly Gift Box will get 1-3 pieces of authentic, American-made clothes – tailored to their personal size. If your father is into music, a monthly vinyl music collection is something he’ll absolutely put to good use! 

Gifts for Gym Rats

If your dad is already – or has talked about getting – in shape, encourage him with a fitness subscription box. Stuffed with full-sized goodies like activewear, supplements, protein powders, you’ll give him the boost he needs to keep hitting the gym!

Gifts for Dads Who Cook

If your father knows how to wield a spatula, you can’t go wrong with a variety of cooking subscription boxes. One of the best gifts for single dads is food-related. More specifically, it’s a collection of barbecue supplies or compilation of handmade jerky. Looking for a way to bond over cooking? An international recipe box contains sauces, spices, pantry staples, and recipes you can make together! 

Be sure to check out our Gift Shop for more great gift ideas for dads!