Hard work, memory making, stress and plenty of fun. These are just a few things that come along with heading to college and working toward a degree.
To help get your son, nephew, brother or friend off to a great start or help him at any point along the way, subscription boxes for college guys make for a healthy dose of happy mail each month.
Show him that you love and support him when you send boxes with basic wardrobe necessities, a useful care package to streamline his days, or gear to hit the outdoors on a day off. We’ve rounded up a list of boxes that are perfect gift ideas for college guys.
Price: Starts at $16.00/month
What You’ll Get: College life often requires a degree of budget-consciousness, so send a welcome infusion of refined sophistication with Culture Carton. A monthly box for men that’s available in 3 levels, lifestyle items-only and book-only options, or a lifestyle + book box, each option delivers an interesting mix including leather goods, EDC items and a good read.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 14th-17th of the month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What You’ll Get: Head back to the basics with the Basic Man box, delivering a new pair of high-quality underwear, socks, and a t-shirt every month. Help him expand his wardrobe basics, make it easy for him to say out with the old and in with the new, or tie him over till his next laundry day with each monthly delivery.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 5th of the month
Price: Starts at $32.95/month
What You’ll Get: College might be an adventure in itself, but the Nomadik Subscription Box is for all the adventurers that like to escape to the great outdoors. Make sure they head out fully prepared with premium products from time-tested brands. Each month’s box includes 3-6 full-size items including multi-tools, hammocks, bags and plenty of useful gear. For some added inspiration, every box delivers a fun adventure challenge with the potential to win extra gear.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 24th-26th of every month
Price: Starts at $50.00/month
What You’ll Get: Shake things up a bit when you send a veritable bartender in a box with Shaker & Spoon. Featuring 3 unique recipes from top bartenders, each month’s box includes all but the liquor to make 12 cocktails, 4 of each recipe. Delivering syrups, bitters and mixers, every box brings new flavors and combos. Nobody said that college parties can’t be classy.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st consecutive Mon-Wed of every month
Price: Starts at $22.00/month
What You’ll Get: The Pub Shirt Club is one of the coolest shirt-in-a-box subscriptions out there. One of many great gifts for college guys, each monthly box features 1 authentic Irish pub T-shirt, sized to fit, sending him on the ultimate across-the-pond pub crawl for his wardrobe. With a choice of vintage or classic, get a comfy tee every month designed with a limited-edition Irish pub print.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 2nd day of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What You’ll Get: Game-loving students will appreciate all the fun packed into the Deadbolt Mystery Society monthly subscription box. Enter a world of suspense-filled entertainment by unraveling and dissecting the given clues to solve each month’s stand-alone mystery. Every month delivers a nice break from school and is a treat for any puzzle lover.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except to select countries by the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $34.99/month
What You’ll Get: Let the Tipsy Box supply entertaining drinking accessories for the next house party. Delivering 5 full-sized products each month, from ice cube trays and bottle openers to mixers, games and useful accessories, it’s got all that’s needed to get the party started.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 21st of the month
Price: Starts at £21.95 + GBP/month
What You’ll Get: On a mission to inspire and empower students each month, the Unibox monthly subscription is a great way to help combat school stress. Sending some love from home, each month’s uplifting Lux box includes 5-8 exclusive products from stationery, tasty treats, the Tub Zine and pampering products.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. the week of the 7th of Dec
Price: Starts at $39.00/month
What You’ll Get: Send the ultimate care package each month with the College Delivery Club. Set at an affordable price, each box is packed with useful items selected by college student advisors including essentials like food and snacks, study supplies, laundry items, personal care products and a little something extra, just for fun. Include a personalized message that lets him know you’ve got his back every step of the way.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-5h each month
Price: Starts at $28.00/month
What You’ll Get: Help him level up his business smarts and know-how with the Business Book Monthly subscription box. Featuring 1 business-focused book, fun office supplies and specialty drinks and snacks, each month’s box sends a motivational mood to help fine-tune his focus on business intentions and progress, to reach the ultimate goal.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $7.00/month
What You’ll Get: Cooler Can Monthly is the box for those looking to have the coolest koozie at the next barbecue or bash. Representing everything from the shadiest of local bars to little-known Mom and Pops around the country, each month’s box sends 1 limited-edition koozie ready to hold a cold brew.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 22nd of each month
Price: Starts at $39.99/month
What You’ll Get: Filled with 8-12 full-sized snack items including jerky, protein bars, chips and other protein-packed healthy snacks, the BroteinBox is perfect for college athletes and college guys who care as much about their daily workouts as they do about academics. Give him a gift that helps him energize throughout the day or recover quickly from a draining session in the gym.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 5th of each month