14 Best Gifts for College Guys That Aren't Lame

Hard work, late nights, memory making, stress and loads of fun; these are just a few things that come along with life as a college guy. If you’re looking for the perfect gift or a college care package for your favorite college student, we’ve put together this handy gift guide that shows off some monthly subscriptions here on the Cratejoy marketplace that make great gifts for young men.

To help get your son, nephew, brother or friend off to a great start or help him at any point throughout his college journey, subscription boxes can bring everything from practical items to splurge-worthy gifts that will put a smile on his face.

Send him your love and support with a quick and convenient meal, coffee and snacks to keep energy levels high, or basic wardrobe necessities. Here are great gift ideas that are great for any guy who’s hitting those books hard!

1. Standard Dispatch

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Price: Starts at $29.17

About the Box: Bringing high-quality curated goods personalized with a unique monogram option, Standard Dispatch is a monthly gift box that will ensure others know just what's his while away at college. Selecting items with only the finest craftsmanship, each month's box brings 1 heirloom-quality item, including durable tools, custom keychains and stainless steel tumblers, all finished with a stylish laser-engraved mark.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 4th-6th of every month

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2. The HopHeads Beer Club

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Price: Starts at $34.95

About the Box: One of the best gifts for those last couple of years off at school is The HopHeads Beer Club. A great option if he's into trying new craft brews, each quarter brings an exploratory 12-pack featuring some of the tastiest hoppy American and international craft beers, like Pale Ales, IPAs, Imperial IPLs and more. He'll enjoy a dozen 12oz bottles, along with an info-packed newsletter detailing the chosen beers.

Shipping: Only ships to eligible states in the U.S. to arrive in the last week of the month

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3. Deadbolt Mystery Society

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Price: Starts at $22.50

About the Box: Whether you're searching for a birthday gift or a treat for a job well done, The Deadbolt Mystery Society is a great option if he's a game and puzzle lover. Working solo or with a group of friends, each monthly box brings a well-written mystery that's packed with entertainment, suspense, and plenty of clues and puzzles that need to be worked out before unraveling the solution.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries during the 1st full week of the month

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4. Smoke and Bones Woodshed

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Price: Starts at $29.17

About the Box: Instead of a restaurant gift card, send Smoke and Bones Woodshed, a monthly gift set filled with grilling goodies that are just what's needed for throwing a backyard bash. Each month brings a seasoning or rub, a paired BBQ sauce, 1 lb of premium wood chips for meat smoking, plus a fire starter stick, subscriber-exclusive discount codes, and plenty of creative meal ideas and suggestions.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 3rd of every month

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5. Champ-Chest

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Price: Starts at $59.99

About the Box: Being away at college does not mean he has to sacrifice his team fandom. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to take in all the big games. Champ-Chest makes a cool gift for college guys who are into the NFL, sending only the best in gear and NFL-licensed products, including graphic tees, hats, pint glasses, dorm room decor and never-before-seen merch, all supporting his favorite team.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 7-10 days after receipt of order

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6. Forma Supply Co.

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Price: Starts at $33.33

About the Box: Straightforward, simple and clean should be the style tenets for any college-age guy. Forma Supply Co. is here to deliver the perfect casual look for less, sending 3 premium-quality T-shirts in a range of different colors, on either a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis. Committed to timeless wardrobe essentials, each box sends style basics with a comfy fit and feel.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2-3 days after receipt of order

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7. International Meal Kits by Takeout Kit

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Price: Starts at $29.99

About the Box: Any college student will appreciate a break from ramen and fast food to enjoy a home-cooked meal made easy. International Meal Kits makes it a cinch to prepare a flavorful meal in less than an hour. Showcasing different flavors from around the globe, every box is open-and-go with pre-measured ingredients, tasty recipes, and step-by-step instructions to prepare a fresh meal for 4 adults.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 4 days following receipt of order

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8. Shots Box

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Price: Starts at $39.99

About the Box: Year 21 is finally here, so send an awesome gift to your college guy that brings a unique craft spirit experience every month. Instead of whatever beer happens to be on sale, the Shots Box represents the opposite end of the spectrum, delivering up to 10 spirit samples from top producers the world over, including classic whiskeys, vodkas, gins and tequilas, along with spice-infused spirits and flavored liqueurs.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 24 hours from receipt of order

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9. Munchie Case

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Price: Starts at $23.99

About the Box: Snacks and college life go hand-in-hand. For all the late-night study sessions, long days of classes, and plenty of other situations that require some instant grab-and-go nutrition, the Munchie Case can be there to help! Thoughtfully curated to ensure there's a snack to handle any craving, unbox 10-12 flavor-packed options, including an assortment of sweet, salty, savory, sour, and chocolate treats.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 4th of the month

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10. Mullybox - Better Golf.

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Price: Starts at $32.08

About the Box: A unique gift for guys who love to golf, whether it's through the college or on his own, the Mullybox is a monthly golf subscription that will help him improve his skills and push that score down. Packed with plenty of golf goodies, each themed box brings items like balls, tees, apparel and accessories, along with unique performance gadgets and training aids.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 48 hours of receipt of order

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11. atomicpost

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Price: Starts at $11.24

About the Box: Looking for a fun gift to show him just how much you support his academic goals? Atomicpost makes the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys celebrating the scientific achievements of the past. Each month sends a package that's brimming with a themed mix of swag, including everything from info cards and art prints, to 1-3 stickers, custom pins and patches highlighting sciency topics, like space exploration and prehistoric life.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of each month

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12. Endless Spiral Records

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Price: Starts at $26.25

About the Box: Endless Spiral Records is a fun gift that will help any music lover add to a growing collection of classic vinyl. Dedicated to delivering high-quality music that's tailored to each individual's taste in tunes, this monthly subscription box sends out a curated mix of some of the best vintage albums. To optimize sound quality and ensure their safe arrival, all vinyls are meticulously cleaned and shipped in a protective sleeve.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 10th of each month

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13. Your Morning Grind

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Price: Starts at $18.75

About the Box: The coffee maker is a well-loved appliance on many a college campus, so send a gift that's all about finding the ideal roast to brew in it. Your Morning Grind is a monthly subscription that sends 4 different freshly roasted coffees highlighting the goods from 4 different roasters from various coffee-producing regions. Serving up only responsibly sourced coffees, each box also brings a gourmet snack to enjoy alongside that perfect pick-me-up.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 14th-17th of each month

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14. Olfactorie Candles

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Price: Starts at $25.00

About the Box: Olfactorie Candles is a great gift option for men who like to keep their place tidy and fresh. Living with roommates can put a damper on making shared spaces feel homey, so create a tranquil private space with high-quality jar candles and diffusers. Available in 3 unique subscription options, choose the Mini Sampler, the Customized City Box, or the Deluxe Box Set to infuse any space with soft, welcoming scents.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month

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