Your list is full of strapping young men who definitely have not gone through the trouble of filling out exhaustive Amazon wish lists, leaving you at a loss for what to gift them. They’ve already upgraded to the latest Apple iphone, have a spare charger or two, and are sitting in front of a high-end bluetooth speaker or have their AirPods in as we speak. So...
What do you get a guy in his 20s?
Since we know that coming up with gift ideas for men of all ages can be a challenge, we want to show off some subscription boxes that we think 20-something men will actually want. We already know that some of the best gift ideas deliver a personalized feel. Monthly subscription boxes are curated for specific hobbies and interests, so no matter what the guy in your life is into, there's a gift set just for him. Gamers and foodies, best-selling book readers, Star Wars fanatics and trailblazers, this gift guide is here to introduce you to a gifting treasure trove for young men.
What are the best gifts for guys in their 20s?
When you're trapped in indecisiveness and can't think of the perfect gift, let the pros at The ManBox do the decision making on your behalf. Rave reviews from subscribers say that this box is curated with quality in mind, making the low cost a total deal. Treat him to everything from knives and earbuds to name-brand lighters, sunglasses and more.
Whether he's an adventurous foodie or someone who lives off toaster waffles, he's sure to appreciate the convenience and ease of Pig-of-the-Month BBQ, a Bacon of the Month Club that delivers 2 pounds of high-quality, nitrate-free gourmet bacon right to the front door. He can sizzle it up and eat it with a hardy breakfast, slap it on a BLT, or eat it as is!
The 20s is a decade that's all about personal growth and developing a sense of self, and the Culture Carton will give him a fresh take on refined sophistication. A unique gift for young men, choose from 3 subscription tiers to send an insightful read, an assortment of lifestyle items like accessories, tech gadgets, and EDC items, or a book + lifestyle combo.
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. (It also makes a spicy stocking stuffer!)
The Craftsman Crate brings a DIY experience, complete with all the bells and whistles. Indulge his hands-on attitude or gently nudge him out of his comfort zone with an all-inclusive craft kit that focuses on a new technique every month. Whether it's seat weaving or tie-dying, each box brings all the supplies, materials, tools and instructions he'll need to get making.
What He’ll Get: Now that he's past his 21st, shake things up a bit by sending a veritable bartender in a box with Shaker & Spoon. Bringing the goods for DIY cocktails, each box features expertly crafted recipes and includes all but the liquor to make 4 servings of 3 different drinks. Take him to new drinking heights with fun combos, and specialty syrups and mixers.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Send him a fun-filled night of games with Finders Seekers, an at-home mystery game. Whether it's a birthday gift or a date night adventure, each box brings complex puzzles and codes ready to be solved. Every standalone mystery features a new setting and intriguing characters, and is designed to be played as either a solo mission or a group effort.
If you're looking for a great gift for a beer lover, skip the 6-pack and bottle opener and opt for the Pub Shirt Club instead! Arguably one of the coolest shirt-in-a-box subscriptions, 20-somethings will love getting a graphic T-shirt featuring an authentic Irish limited-edition pub print. Simply choose his size and preferred fit -- vintage or classic.
What He’ll Get: Pass on the uninspired Amazon gift card this year and surprise him with a subscription to the Vinyl Record Club! A great way to stock the shelves of his record collection with some top-quality vintage albums, each month sends 6 selections tailored to his musical tastes, all thoroughly tested, packaged with care, and delivered right to his doorstep for his listening pleasure.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of every month
What He’ll Get: Hiker Crate is just the box for those who want to hit the trails fully prepared for whatever adventure awaits. He'll get the opportunity to discover unique products and new outdoor brands with a gift box filled with practical tools and equipment, such as long-lasting stainless steel water bottles or multitools, plus trail-ready snacks to keep him moving forward.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 17th-19th of each month
Catering to all the video game lovers out there, Air Drop Crates is a gaming grab bag that focuses on gaming-related accessories, apparel, and household goods. With changing themes each month, subscribers can expect a mystery assortment of officially licensed geeky goodies like patches and jewelry, snacks, collectibles, and more, all valued at $40+.
Field-tested and expert approved, Barrel & Blade is a monthly tactical subscription box that sends out a full range of useful survivalist gear. Help him make the most of his next trip into the great outdoors with a mix of tactical gear, prepper products, blades, shooting accessories and uncommon goods that experienced outdoorsmen wouldn't be without.
And, last but not least, coffee! What man in his 20s isn't all about a great tasting pick-me-up to be used on an as needed basis? With the Cold Brew Club, he'll be able to whip up 38 cups of cold brew coffee from a monthly delivery of a convenient, fridge friendly pouch. Plus, it's shipping has been certified carbon neutral, an added bonus to all your favorite zoomers.
If your special guy is on a mission to grow his knife collection, then the Knife Subscription Club is the perfect gift box for him. Bringing brand name stainless steel knives at a low price point, simply choose from 4 different options to send 1 or more folding knives, an occasional fixed blade, and a mix of EDC items and multi-tools from the industry's top brands.
What He’ll Get: Any twentysomething man who's aspiring to make his mark in the world of backyard barbecues will appreciate becoming a member of the Grill Masters Club. He'll get a curated selections of 4 grilling essentials to take his grilling skills to the next level, including rubs and blends, hot sauces, marinades, and smoking chips, along with access to pro tips and tried-and-true recipes.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 7th of each month
Ideal for tabletop gamers and D&D players, the D20 Collective satisfies all his dice needs without breaking the bank. A budget-friendly, practical gift, choose to send anywhere from 2-10 sets at a great price point. Dedicated to never sending repeats, this box is great for anyone who wants to build a collection and always have new dice at the ready!
Revolutionize his shaving routine and keep his facial hair looking and smelling fresh with The-Personal-Barber's Shaving Club Box. Now he can ditch the beard trimmer and pack his toiletry bag with classic wet shaving tools, including shaving soap or cream, replacement blades, and other full-size grooming products like after-shave balms and scented colognes.
Champ-Chest is the champion of monthly subscriptions devoted to NFL fan gear. A perfect gift for helping him take his fandom to the next level, gear up for game day, or deck out his man cave, each month's box packs in over $100 worth of NFL-licensed products, including graphic tees, hats, pint glasses, wall decor, and even never-before-seen merch.
No matter the holiday season, help him stay on track to reaching his fitness goals with a gift subscription to the Fit Lifestyle Box. Available in 3 different options, choose from the Get Lean, Get Strong, or Stay Fit boxes depending on his needs, and he'll unpack a mix of fitness items, apparel, snacks, product samples and a motivational 30-day challenge.
Maybe you're on the lookout for a Christmas gift that delivers a mix of style and personal growth. Send a gift that will help him become a more well-rounded gent with the Gentleman’s Box. Lavish him with high-end fashion accessories, like ties and cufflinks, tech gadgets, and lifestyle goodies, like barware, grilling essentials and skincare products.
Never underestimate how valuable it is for a 20-something guy to start growing a collection of practical tools. Not just for gifts on Father's Day, the Standard Tool Subscription Box by The Tool Chest is dedicated to delivering high-quality hand tools from some of the best brands in the biz, along with workshop supplies, like fasteners, adhesives and stains.
Skip the gift card and go out on a limb with a truly unique gift box. Perfect for collectors and lovers of 'cool stuff', Box of Matter is packed with, well, things! Really cool things, in fact, that will intrigue and inspire science and history buffs. He'll unbox a collection of conversation starters, like fossils, crystals, natural specimens and historically significant artifacts.
What He’ll Get: No need to run out to the barbershop when you can send the barbershop to the front door with TOPPBOX! A premium grooming box designed just for men, now he can get a great shave or maintain his flawless hairstyle with a mix of sample-size and full-size top-shelf products. From hair care to skincare, every selection is tailored to his unique needs.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.K. around the 24th of each month
Looking for a birthday or holiday gift for a young man whose car or truck is his life? GloveBox is perfect for him! Treat him to all the best detailing essentials that have been tried, tested and selected by fellow car enthusiasts and hobbyists. It's a monthly box that's filled with premium products, including everything from deep cleaning sprays to waxes and shines.
Young men, old men and everyone in between will love the pampering products in He Time by My Me Time Box, whether they want to admit it or not. This box is here to make self-care accessible to men, sending premium grooming necessities, lifestyle essentials, aromatherapy and more, picked specifically to give him a special moment all to himself.