10 Best Gifts for College Guys That Aren't Lame

Hard work, late nights, memory-making, stress and loads of fun: this is just a glimpse of college life. If you’re looking for the perfect gift or a college care package for your favorite college student or grad, we’ve put together a handy gift guide that shows off some monthly subscriptions that make great gifts for young men.

To help get your son, nephew, brother, or friend off to a great start or make him feel a little less homesick, subscription boxes can bring everything from practical items to splurge-worthy gifts that will put a smile on his face.

Now, with added stressors and lots of virtual learning, your student needs your love and support more than ever. Whether you're looking to send a quick and convenient meal, coffee and snacks to keep energy levels high, or basic wardrobe necessities. Here are great gift ideas great for any guy who’s hitting those books hard!

1. The Hop-Heads Beer Club

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Price: Starts at $34.95/month

About the Box: One of the best gifts for all the college boys 21 years old and older is the Hop-Heads Beer Club. This monthly box will keep his dorm room mini-fridge stocked by sending an exploratory 12-pack of hoppy craft beers, including Pale Ales, IPAs, Imperial IPLs, and more. Each month features new American and international craft beers from a variety of breweries and an info-packed newsletter detailing each selection.

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

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2. The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

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Price: Starts at $21.67/month

About the Box: Since students' social lives are a little more relaxed these days, send a fun gift that will treat him to an afternoon or evening of challenging gameplay with the Deadbolt Mystery Society. Perfect for gamers and puzzle lovers, he can fly solo or work with a group of friends, diving into a well-written mystery that's packed with entertainment, suspense, and plenty of clues, puzzles, and secret codes just waiting to be unraveled.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. during the 1st week of the month

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3. Exotic Noods

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Price: Starts at $13.50/month

About the Box: Meals made in college dorms leave plenty to be desired, but by gifting your college guy a monthly subscription to Exotic Noods, you can help him instantly level up his ramen noodle game! Send a tabletop delight with 4 different subscription options that feature premium ramen packs, just-add-water packs, or a combo of both. From Spicy Seafood and Shio to Tonkotsu and Miso, he'll get flavor variety and between 3-8 easy-to-make meals.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 10th of the month

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4. Single Cup Club

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Price: Starts at $8.99/month

About the Box: Single-cup coffeemakers are well-loved gadgets on many a college campus, so set him up with a gift that keeps the coffee coming on autopilot with the Single Cup Club. Whether he needs a pick-me-up for the first class of the day or some extended energy to pull an all-nighter, each box delivers 15 artisan K-cups, 5 cups each of 3 unique blends, in a mix of light, medium, dark and flavored roasts.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the month

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5. VINYL MOON

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Price: Starts at $23.00/month

About the Box: Music-loving men who want to be in-the-know about the current music scene will appreciate a gift subscription to Vinyl Moon. Each monthly volume features a professionally curated track list showcasing the musical talents of 10 scene-worthy artists -- perfect when used as a relaxation aid or pumped through his wireless headphones or Airpods to tune his roomie out! Plus, it's pressed on color vinyl and packaged with a custom jacket and inserts.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries around the 17th of each month

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6. elevate. Snack Box

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Price: Starts at $29.99/month

About the Box: Whether he'll spend this season competing, training or simply hitting the books, elevate is a snack box that's perfect for college athletes, students who lead a healthy lifestyle, and those with dietary restrictions. He can stock his snack drawer with nutritious, sweet and savory grab-and-go options including protein bars, trail mixes, energy drinks and plant-based supplements.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the month

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7. Basic Man Subscription

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Price: Starts at $19.99/month

About the Box: Ensure that the big man on campus (or at home) has clean wardrobe basics at all times with a monthly Basic Man Subscription. Instead of a new trendy outfit that he may or may not like, gift him a box that focuses on comfy, durable essentials, bringing a practical and coordinated set that includes a fresh pair of odor-resistant bamboo boxer briefs, a long-lasting pair of socks, and a cozy, solid T-shirt in a wide range of colors.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2-5 business days after ordering; future boxes will ship around the 10th of each month

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8. Comic Mystery Box

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Price: Starts at $27.95/month

About the Box: Give him a break from textbooks and case studies by treating him to a stack of his favorite reading material with the Comic Mystery Box. Great to send as a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or a gift for any special occasion, each box is curated around his favorite comic characters, sending 15 vintage or present-day collector’s comics. He'll unbox new and back issues, variants and first editions, all meticulously inspected and in like-new condition.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2-4 days after ordering, and then every 30 days thereafter

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9. Fresche Box

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Price: Starts at $10.00/month

About the Box: Fresche Box is a great way to get him the toiletries he needs, and it's more fun than an Amazon gift card! A discovery box for premium products, each month sends 5 sample-sized items that are perfect to try before he buys. He'll complete a profile of what he'd like, including skincare, haircare, shaving necessities, beard oils and other beard care goodies, then he'll get a surprise mix of some of the best products on the market.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 business days of ordering; future boxes will ship on the same day as original signup

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10. Jerky Snob

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Price: Starts at $15.00/month

About the Box: College guys who care as much about their daily workouts as they do about academics can get a quick protein boost from Jerky Snob. Ideal for keto dieters, paleo enthusiasts, and everyday snackers, each box delivers a handpicked selection of high-quality artisan jerky. Choose from 3 different subscription tiers to send him the best of the best in dried meat, in both classic and original flavors.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries from the U.S. within 2 business days throughout the work week; future boxes will ship between the 15th-18th of each month

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