Coming up with gift ideas for men in their 20s can be difficult, to say the least. After all, what can you get them that they don’t already have? Or that they’ll actually want?
Sometimes the gifts are those that combine the recipients interests with an experience, and subscription gift boxes do just that. Whether the 20 year old guy you’re shopping for is an avid hiker, music lover, or a foodie, we’ve rounded up 12 unique and awesome gifts perfect for whatever his interests may be.
1. Exotic Noods
Price: Starts at $15.00/mo
What You’ll Get: Whether he’s an adventurous eater or the kitchen is as foreign to him as Japan itself, one of the best gifts for 20 something guys is a unique food subscription. Exotic Noods is a premium ramen noodle subscription box that includes 4 different ramen flavors or styles with broths like Tonkotsu, Shio, Shoyu, and Miso. Elevate his late-night snacking or simply make his dinner decisions easier!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of each month
Price: Starts at $16.00/mo
What You’ll Get: Being in your twenties is all about personal growth and developing your sense of self, and Culture Carton is the perfect complimentary subscription box. Each box includes 1 hand-picked book along with an assortment of lifestyle items like food, socks, or artwork that encompass the theme of that month’s book.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 14th-17th each month
3. gain[z] box
Price: Starts at $32.00/mo
What You’ll Get: If the gym is his second home, then The Gainz Box is the gift for him. Each month he’ll receive a box full of athletic apparel, healthy snacks and supplements, and equipment to boost his workouts for maximum results.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 15th-18th of each mont
Price: Starts at $7.50/mo
What You’ll Get: For the dude that takes extra care of his facial hair, you can’t go wrong with gifting him a subscription to Beard Care Club. With 10 subscription options to choose from, you can easily find the best gift for him. Each box includes varying oils, balms, and tools to take care of his facial hair.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th-7th each month
Price: Starts at $12.99/mo
What You’ll Get: Is the twenty-something guy you’re shopping for a lover of all things spicy? Then get him the Hot Sauce of the Month Club! Subscription options range from 1 bottle to 3 bottles of varying degrees of spice, sure to test his heat threshold. Some of the sauces included have even won awards!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of each month
Price: Starts at $99.00/3 months
What You’ll Get: Whether surfing his one of his favorite hobbies or just possesses a beachy vibe, a gift to Surf Shop Box will keep his wardrobe looking fresh. Each month, he’ll receive 2-3 clothing items and accessories like shirts, pants, socks, and hats from premium surf brands.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 4 business days after orders are placed
Price: Starts at $50.00/mo
What You’ll Get: As he matures throughout his 20s, his drink of choice should too. Shaker & Spoon is a DIY cocktail box that makes learning how to make new drinks fun and simple. Each box is centered around a new liquor and includes 3 cocktail recipes and ingredients, like bitters, syrups, and garnishes, to make a total of 12 drinks.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the first Mon-Wed of each month
Price: Starts at $24.99/mo
What You’ll Get: Let’s face it, men in their 20s tend to play their fair share of video games and even if he’s outgrown his gaming habits he’ll still love the nostalgia Mario’s Mystery Block. Each box is packed with 3 to 6 mystery items all themed around Nintendo, like toys, t-shirts, novelty items and much more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-14th of each month
Price: Starts at $29.00/mo
What You’ll Get: Elevate his accessory game, and start building his watch collection, with a gift box from The Watch Studio. Each month he’ll receive a new, high-quality watch perfect for every day wear or special occasions. Plus, $1 from every subscription sold is donated to a different charity each month.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. during the first week of each month
Price: Starts at $19.99/mo
What You’ll Get: With streaming services galore, music is always at the tips of his fingers, but there’s still just something about music on vinyl that makes the listening experience so much better – and it’s no wonder why vinyl is becoming trendy again. Original Vinyl Records is a great gift for any music lover, delivering 6 vintage records every month in the genre of his choice.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st or 2nd of each month
Price: Starts at $30.00/mo
What You’ll Get: If he loves solving puzzles then the Finders Seekers Mystery box is a gift he’ll love! Each month’s box delivers a new mystery themed around a different location, plus all the puzzles, codes, and riddles needed to crack the case. Each mystery can be solved as a solo mission or completed with a group!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 23rd of each month
12. Hiker Crate
Price: Starts at $35.00/mo
What You’ll Get: Help him get back to nature and prepare for his next outdoor adventure with a gift box from Hiker Crate. Each box includes 2-3 practical hiking gear and tools, plus 3-6 healthy snacks, like trail mixes and bars, to keep him fueled all day long.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 17th-19th of each month