The Unique Gift Boxes Under $20 for Dads Who "Want Nothing"

Updated by Timothy Paradis

If Dad's fond of saying, "I don't want anything! I have all I need," the hunt for the best gift for your loving dad becomes an even bigger challenge. Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, and those who claim to have all they want and need are even more so!

So, we set off on a search to find monthly subscription boxes that will make great gifts for all those dads out there who claim to want nothing, and we came up with some of the best gifts that they don't even realize they'll love! Curated for a wide range of interests and passions, there are gift sets for dads who love video games and craft beers, music and multi-tools.

In fact, this gift guide is packed with cool gift ideas for all types of dads. These thoughtful gifts, delivered month after month, will let Dad know that he is loved the whole year round.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Necktie Subscription

The Necktie Subscription

From $9.16 per box
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Send him high-quality neckties and bowties that he can use for any occasion including holidays and company parties! The Spiffster Tie Club is committed to sending a collection of and fashionable ties made out of cotton, wool, silk, and microfibers. With 7 subscription tiers to choose from, go business, bold, or a little bit of both!

Shipping: Initial boxes ship within 3 business days. If you'd like to change the date of your first shipment please reach out to us. We're flexible! Subsequent boxes ship around the 22nd of each month.

“Love this club. For the price the quality of the ties and socks are fantastic. I get a lot of compliments on the ties, very modern and traditional and the ties are neutral enough to go with any number of shirts and patterns. Great stuff!” - Elvis S.

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.

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.

National Park Adventure Tees

National Park Adventure Tees

From $17.00 per box
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National Park Adventure Tees not only comes with soft tees, but a fun scavenger hunt! Each box includes a National Park shirt, an info card, and a hidden password hidden in the tee itself! Use the password to access monthly challenges and be entered for the chance to win free merch. The plus side – 5% of the proceeds are donated to the National Parks Foundation.

Shipping: If your order is received during the first week of the month, it will ship with the current batch. If it is received after that shipment has gone out, your subscription will start the following month.

"The shirt is nice soft material and good quality!" - Michelle S.

My BBQ Box

My BBQ Box

From $22.50 per box
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Perfect for anyone who enjoys trying out new recipes and exploring the ins and outs of their barbecue grill, send them My BBQ Box, a monthly subscription that's all about indulging in some of the best barbecue the country has to offer. He'll head out on a month-to-month tour of regional BBQ styles and popular dishes with handcrafted rubs, pro recipes, and grilling accessories, like stainless steel tongs and a quality meat thermometer.

Shipping: Orders placed in FEBRUARY will ship MARCH 4th-7th. Order by the last day of the month to get the next month's box. All subscription boxes will ship between the 4-7th of each month and should arrive 5-7 business days after that via USPS. Shipping charge is a flat rate $8 per box.

"The recipes and instructions are outstanding. I have never been able to barbecue this well and my first two boxes were exceptional." - Ralph D.

###If you're still looking for the perfect gift, be sure to check out our Father's Day Shop .