Father’s Day is all about showing dad the love and appreciation he deserves. You’ve been wracking your brain for a unique gift, but let’s face facts, when it comes to gift-giving, dads can be some of the trickier people to find that perfect something you know he’ll love.
Because fathers are particularly difficult to shop for, many of us fall into that trap of buying the same old standards: gift cards, golf balls and ties. Break out of that mold and send dad something with an element of surprise. The Cratejoy marketplace is full of monthly subscription boxes that are perfect for dads of all ages.
Whether you’re searching for something for a new dad or an old hand, we’ve put together a gift guide of monthly subscription boxes that make great gifts for dads. From fun and entertaining boxes, to those that are useful and practical, no matter what he’s into, continue reading below for some of the best Father's Day gifts.
Best Father's Day Gift Ideas for Any Dad
For the geeky dad
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
About the Box: Curated by self-proclaimed geeks and gamers, the Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box that's dedicated to some of the best TV shows, movies, games and comics. If one of dad's favorite pastimes is to dive into popular fandoms, this box delivers 4 or more items each month, including 1 tee and 1 pin, plus other gear, like collectibles, figures and swag, all from some of the biggest and best pop culture franchises out there.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. by the 31st of each month
For the sophisticated dad
Price: Starts at $45.00/month
About the Box: Focused on delivering a thoughtfully curated box each month, Culture Carton is a great gift idea that can help dad bring more sophistication into his life. Available in 3 subscription options, select from lifestyle items-only and book-only options, or a box that mixes the two, to receive a themed box filled with classy style, including leather goods, apparel, accessories, tech gear and a quality page turner.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 17th of the month
For the dad who enjoys the finer things in life
Price: Starts at $39.95/month
About the Box: One of many great Father's Day gift ideas is the Luxury Cigar Club, a subscription box that offers only the finest cigars from around the world. Providing a unique opportunity to experience the best of the best, both for cigar enthusiasts or those just wanting to dip their toe into the stogies and mash lifestyle, each of the 3 subscription levels features hand-selected cigars that are personally smoked before packaging.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 4th-6th of each month
For the dad who likes to add some fun to his daily wardrobe
Price: Starts at $11.25/month
About the Box: While many may think that socks should be included on the list of standard dad gifts, not all socks are created equal! Steer clear of the big bag o' socks, and send high-quality socks from SpiffySocks. Using sustainable bamboo fiber that is twice as soft as cotton, each pair is thermo-regulating, sweat-wicking, naturally antibacterial, comfy and durable, making it one of the best Father's Day gift ideas for any dad with an active lifestyle.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 22nd of the month
For dad's snacking needs
Price: Starts at $13.33/month
About the Box: Stick in a Box makes a great gift for jerky fans or a unique last-minute Father's Day pick up that's sure to satisfy any snack attack. With multiple subscription levels to choose from, sending 2 bags of jerky up to 21 jerky products, each box is packed with flavorful small-batch artisanal dried meat that's naturally protein rich and gluten-free.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
To keep dad stocked on everyday essentials
Price: Starts at $33.33/month
About the Box: If dad loves the laid back jeans and a tee kind of look, the subscription box from Forma Supply Co. is here to deliver that relaxed style. Shipping out monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly, each box sends 3 premium high-quality T-shirts right to the front door. Forma strives to make sure each box brings essentials for any wardrobe, while providing timeless casual shirts with the right fit and feel.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2-3 days after receipt of order
For the puzzle-loving dad
Price: Starts at $27.00/month
About the Box: Looking for a fun gift that can also let you get in on the action? The Finders Seekers Mysteries monthly subscription sends a fun-filled game night in every box. Dive into a challenge that involves clever puzzles and complex codes that are intricately woven into a new theme featuring a specific city and culture. While great to play with a partner or a group, dad can also choose to head out on a solo mission.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 23rd of the month
For dad's EDC gear obsession
Price: Starts at $23.00/month
About the Box: Hunters, hikers and outdoors men can all enjoy high-quality knives at a great price with the Knife Subscription Club. Select from 4 available subscription levels to receive a brand name blade guaranteeing high-quality craftsmanship and construction that's ready to use on the trailhead and makes a great addition to an existing knife collection. At the higher subscription levels, expect even more useful gear and outdoor essentials.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 15th-25th each month
For new or first time dads
Price: Starts at $22.00/month
About the Box: The Rad Dad Box is among the best first Father's Day gifts because it celebrates the joys of fatherhood and encourages each father to embrace and create special moments with their babies. With goodies for both dad and baby, get 3-4 items at the Starter level, or 5-8 in the Deluxe box, that includes early learning stories, classic toys, and apparel, along with body care, grooming products and tasty treats.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 10th-15th of the month
For the heat-seeking dads
Price: Starts at $33.00/month
About the Box: Perfect for dads that enjoy a culinary adventure, the Cajun Crate makes a unique Father's Day gift that celebrates the bold spices that are the foundation of Louisiana creole cuisine. Dive into the lively flavors of the Bayou by unpacking recipes and 7 or more full-size food products, including spice blends, sauces and roux, all produced in and sourced from the region.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of every month
For the dad who considers himself a beer snob
Price: Starts at $19.00/month
About the Box: This Father's Day, keep dad outfitted in colorful comfy tees with the Pub Shirt Club. A monthly shirt-in-a-box club, each box delivers 1 authentic Irish pub T-shirt, that sports a custom-designed print on a high-quality, 100% cotton shirt. Choose from vintage or classic styles and select the desired size for unique stylish tees.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 2nd day of the month
For the outdoorsy dad
Price: Starts at $16.95/month
About the Box: Designed exclusively for fly fishing enthusiasts, wade into the perfect gift for dads who love the sport with a monthly subscription box created by the Freestone Fly Fishing Company. Focused on sending out the essentials needed to make the most of this relaxing outdoor hobby, each month's box adds top-notch accessories and premium fishing flies to the tackle box, along with a little extra fisherman swag.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada on the 4th of every month
For dad's quirky side
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
About the Box: Skulls Unlimited’s monthly Bone Box is perfect for any dad who wants to explore top-quality bone specimen. Curated by the leaders in real osteological products, each bone specimen is expertly cleaned and graded to ensure the highest quality. Each monthly box delivers genuine uncommon goods, like animal bones, skulls, teeth and claws, along with collectible animal trading cards and art prints.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st full week of each month
For the science loving dad
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
About the Box: Find out what the buzz is all about with the M A T T E R box. Described as part museum and part lab project, each monthly box sends out a mini collection of curiosities. From matter with rare or special properties, to natural specimen and artifacts with historical significance, each item comes with an informational card and represents a fascinating piece of matter found in our universe.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month
For the dad who enjoys getting back to nature
Price: Starts at $46.25/every 3 months
About the Box: Help dad commune with nature this Father's Day by sending him an Out of the Box Camping subscription. Alleviate some of the stress that comes along with planning any outdoor excursion with this quarterly box that brings 8-10 camping-themed products, including RV accessories, organizational tools, camping swag and other unique gift items that celebrate packing up and heading off into the great outdoors.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S., with the summer box beginning to ship June 1st