The Best Birthday Gifts From Dad to Son

Fatherhood is a remarkable journey filled with milestones and memories that leave a loving and lasting impact on both father and son. A huge milestone is the birthday celebration of a son, and as a father, choosing the perfect birthday gift for your son can be a daunting task. However, with some thought and effort, it is possible to find a gift that will make his birthday a memorable one.

You should always consider your son's hobbies and interests first before making a decision. This will help you narrow down the type of gift you buy him. For example, if your son loves sports, you can buy him new sports equipment or a jersey of his favorite team. Or, if your son loves music, you can buy him a guitar or a ticket to a concert by his favorite artist.

Of course, you could always say ‘I love you’ with one of our monthly subscription boxes that will surely put a smile on his face. Like the Vinyl Moon box, which is a subscription box that offers the best of both worlds: a vinyl "mixtape" that features 10 new artists from around the world every month, along with original artwork and amazing pressed vinyl in vivid colors. Each box comes with a lyric book that shares information about the bands, allowing record lovers to sing along to their new favorite tracks.

Or, if he is a fan of Legos, give him a monthly gift of bricks, perfect for building cityscapes and encouraging imagination and problem-solving.

Whatever his age, Cratejoy has the perfect birthday gift for sons.


Brick Loot Subscription

From $39.17 per box
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Construction toys are one of the best ways to introduce the engineering design process to young minds, and LEGO-obsessed kids know how to make learning a good time! Brick Loot is a monthly subscription box that's curated by brick-building fanatics and brings hard-to-find brick sets, custom kits, and customized mini figures to LEGO lovers of all ages.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 10th of each month


2 Dice Sets

From $10.00 per box
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You can never overstock on cool dice pieces. Customize your D&D adventures with the D20 Collective dice subscription box. Choose to have 2 up to 10 curated dice sets sent straight to your door in time for the next epic adventure.

Shipping: Boxes ship on the 25th of every month.

“Overall the best monthly subscription service I’ve ever subscribed to.” – Debra M.



From $24.75 per box
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ArtSnacks delivers a varied mix of full sized and high-quality art supplies and materials, plus an insert detailing each product with recommended techniques to try them out. Every item is handpicked to support creativity and to create a fun, artistic learning experience!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the last business day of each month

"I have been an Artsnacks subscriber for about 4 years now and I gotta tell you its such a delight every month getting some fabulous art supplies which I probably wouldn't have tried out at art stores but given the chance to do so has really made my art go into so many different directions and I LOVE it. Thanks Artsnacks!" - Liz P.


Baketivity Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit

From $28.95 per box
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Let the littles get in on the kitchen creations, too! With Baketivity, you can teach kids the art of baking with a monthly DIY baking kit that's curated just for them. They'll don their apron and hat before diving into a kit that’s specifically designed to be stress-free for parents, complete with pre-measured ingredients and straightforward recipes. All boxes are nut-free and kosher to be inclusive to more tiny bakers.

Shipping: Boxes are shipped on the 10th of every month.

“My 5 year old loves to cook and bake and he just shouted with joy when he opened the box. He was amazed by every little item; and it also makes it easier for me as I am not a baker/person. I like to have all the ingredients for each recipe along with the instructions.” – Sophie


Cryptid Crate Monthy Subscription Box - Cratejoy Edition

From $43.00 per box
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Happy subscribers attest that the team at Cryptid Crate goes above and beyond, curating delightful collections of all things cryptozoological. A great gift idea for any teen who's into the not-yet-substantiated species of the world, each monthly box delivers 4 to 7 handpicked curiosities, including graphic T-shirts, offbeat decor items, intriguing accessories, and books and films from some of the best independent producers and artisans in the game.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the United States on or around the 1st of each month.

“Amazing! I was so excited to get this box and it did not disappoint! LOVE the t-shirt and one of my new favorite stickers came in this box. Can't wait for next month!!!” – Megan S.


Daddy and Me Gift Set

From €72.61 per box
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Daddy and Me is a monthly subscription box that’s designed to evolve and change as your little one grows. Soft and snuggly ‘I heart Daddy’ onesies or colorfully illustrated children’s books — it’s all about baby and Daddy bonding!

Shipping: Your first box ships 2 days after purchase. Ships worldwide from Greece.

“100% recommend this box for any parent whether a new father or a new addition! You often see so many subscriptions for mothers but not much for fathers! This idea is perfect and I’m so glad we found them! A perfect gift to make a father feel just as important! 10/10 x” — Kayleigh M.


Finders Seekers Junior Explorers

From $25.00 per box
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Finders Seekers Junior Explorers takes the learning of the classroom and turns it into enthralling mystery games, perfect for children of all ages. Designed by the team behind the #1 rated mystery box on Cratejoy, each box contains a fun 4-day itinerary chock-full of activities to get the brain ticking and heart thumping.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the United States by the 23rd of every month.

“My kids love Junior Explorers and so do I! It's fun to watch them experiment with a puzzle, trying different things and cheering out loud when they finally figure it out. I like learning about different countries and people along with them. So fun!” – Kendra L.


Potter Crate - The Harry Potter Subscription Box

From $47.00 per box
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Unlock the magic of the Wizarding World with Potter Crate —The Harry Potter mystery box filled with exclusive items from the beloved series, including memorabilia, artwork, accessories & more! Perfect for fans of all ages, these boxes make the perfect gift for yourself or a fellow Potterhead.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United Kingdom (except for select countries) within 1 to 3 business days.

“Great selection of items, pulled some great cards in my booster pack and loved my plush toy. Thanks :)” – Matt C.


Minis In A Box - Monthly Subscription

From $19.95 per box
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What better way to show up to a D&D game night than with exclusive miniatures? Minis In A Box ships two custom-made resign miniatures exclusively to box subscribers. Show up and throw down these unique pieces at your next tabletop game night!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States within the first two weeks of every month.

“I just got my first Dungeon in a Box, and I am BLOWN AWAY by how much amazing stuff is in here! Great quality and soooo much for so little! I can't wait to incorporate these into my campaign! 10/10 would recommend in a heartbeat to anyone, new or experienced in Dungeons and Dragons.” – Julie H.


Our Little Book Club

From $14.00 per box
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Help your tiny humans read more by enrolling them into Our Little Book Club, a monthly book box that specializes in everyone from newborns to 12-year-olds! No matter where your little bookworm is on their reading journey, there's a box for them that sends 2 age-appropriate board books, picture books, or chapter books, plus add-ons like an activity book and creative craft ideas.

Shipping: New orders will ship within two business days. Subsequent boxes for following months will ship on the 1st of each month.

“Great books for my 3 year old grandson. He loved getting packages in mail. Always so excited to read the selections. Will choose this little book club for our new granddaughter too.” — Teresa B.