Whether you’ve got a hobby that you’re passionate about, or you’re looking to fill your spare time learning something new, the Cratejoy marketplace is packed with monthly subscription boxes that cater to a wide range of manly hobbies. From pumping iron or swinging irons, to playing games or cooking, really anything a man finds joy in amounts to a manly hobby, and we’ve got something for every man!
Getting engaged in a hobby can really recharge your batteries, help you expand your social circle, and give you the workout that you crave, and monthly boxes delivered directly to your doorstep offer a great opportunity to get the motivation you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone or bring you the crucial gear you need so you can bypass the annoying shopping trips and spend more time having fun.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite subscription boxes and put together a helpful guide of hobby ideas. If you’ve been sitting on the fence thinking about picking up a new hobby, now’s the time to hop off and dive into learning new skills and making new friends. Remember, there’s a first time for everything, but you’ve got to make it count, because it only happens once!
For the avid golfer, or anyone who wants to hone their skills
Price: Starts at $19.99
About the Box: For those interested to get out into the fresh air and take in plenty of sunshine, a round of golf may well be the perfect hobby. Packed with 6 new name-brand golf balls, 12 tees, a surprise gift, and a golf-themed book, from instructional reads to biographies of some of the best players to ever tee up, My Golf Ball Club helps save time and money, leaving more opportunity to hit the greens.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 48 hours from receipt of order
For cycling enthusiasts and road bike warriors
Price: Starts at $32.08
About the Box: Bringing the biggest name brands in the world of cycling in every box, the Street Cycling Team is a monthly subscription that strives to deliver a unique care package for any cycling enthusiast, novice to pro. Each month's box is filled with useful cycling equipment, stylish biking apparel, sticker packs, and a 700 X 18/25C, 48mm Presta valve tube, the essential high-quality inner tube that keeps you road ready.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 3rd of the month
For the gym rat to support his weight lifting gains
Price: Starts at $50.00 CAD
About the Box: Make it easy to fill your free time with fitness with The Barbell Box, a premium monthly box that's focused on delivering all the motivation needed to take any workout regimen to the next level. Packed with the latest training supplements on the market, healthy recipes, workouts, fitness gear and more, each themed box showcases new brands and products and brings the goods that yield results.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from Canada before the 14th of the month
For puzzle lovers to put their problem-solving skills to good use
Price: Starts at $22.50
About the Box: Popular among current subscribers for good reason, join in one of the best hobbies around with the monthly box from The Deadbolt Mystery Society. Sending a night of fun and games each month, open the box to discover a stand-alone mystery just waiting to be solved. Find high-quality writing that delivers suspense-filled entertainment, as you work solo or in a team to learn the characters, sift through the clues, and unravel the mystery.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. during the 1st full week of the month
For the dude who spends his spare time getting back to nature
Price: Starts at $34.99
About the Box: There are plenty of good hobbies for any nature-loving man, and The Timber Edge Outdoors monthly subscription box is here to get you properly prepped before heading into the great outdoors. Showcasing some of the top U.S. brands in camping, hiking, hunting and fishing, each box delivers 4-6 items including practical outdoor gear, apparel and accessories, from insect repellent to sweat guards.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 7th of every month
For any guy who loves board games and game night
Price: Starts at $27.08
About the Box: Anyone who has delved into the world of strategic card games knows just how pricey that hobby can become. Now, people are swapping that for more inexpensive hobbies like pen and paper RPGs. If you've made the switch, grab Roll for Treasure, a monthly loot box that keeps you in the game with a cohesive monthly adventure, along with a mix of dice, miniatures, from monsters to accessories, maps and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Portugal between the 1st-4th of each month
For the bookworm who loves Stephen King
Price: Starts at $16.00
About the Box: Avid readers with a penchant for the more anxiety-inducing genres will love My Thrill Club! Catering to armchair detectives who love spy novels, crime thrillers and horror stories, this unique monthly book club delivers 2 new hardcover books, plus an on-the-go eBook, from well-known authors, from a pre-selected favorite genre, along with an occasional surprise gift.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours of receipt of order
For the home-chef who idolizes Anthony Bourdain
Price: Starts at $18.00
About the Box: One thing that came to light in Kitchen Confidential is that to be extraordinary in the kitchen, the secret to success with food is as much about high-quality ingredients and preparation tools, as it is about skill. CHEFTRUNK is here to provide top quality kitchen essentials, delivering an assortment of 6-8 chef-tested and hard-to-find ingredients, plus a bonus kitchen tool that can help you bring the wow factor to any meal.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of each month
For any fishing enthusiast to stock up on essentials
Price: Starts at $16.95
About the Box: Wade into the ultimate treasure hunt of the great outdoors when you pick up the hobby of fly fishing. To make sure the tackle box is stocked with hobby essentials, grab the affordable monthly subscription box from the Freestone Fly Fishing Company. Designed exclusively with fly fishers in mind, each month's box delivers top-notch accessories, premium fishing flies and pro-fishing swag.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada on the 4th of every month
To master the art of mixology and craft cocktails
Price: Starts at $40.00
About the Box: It's time for your at-home bar to become an integral part of your new, fun hobby with Shaker & Spoon. Top bartenders have created 3 tasty drink recipes just waiting to be shaken up in your quest to learn the valuable skill of making a delicious cocktail. Unbox everything but the booze to make 12 cocktails, including syrups, bitters, mixers and garnishes, and enjoy learning about new flavor combos every month.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
For the geeky science and astronomy lover
Price: Starts at $11.24
About the Box: Here's a great subscription for any man who has a lot of fun with science and all-things geeky. From the creators of the popular MATTER box comes atomicpost, a monthly subscription that's all about science. Bringing a themed box of sciencey swag each month, get 1-2 detailed info cards, art prints, custom pins, patches and 1-3 stickers, from topics ranging from space and dinosaurs, to constellations and chemistry.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of each month
To master the art of jui jitsu and martial arts
Price: Starts at $14.17
About the Box: Channel your inner Joe Rogan and get all the health benefits of jiu-jitsu with The BJJ Box. Master the art of hand-eye coordination with a monthly box that brings the best in jiu-jitsu gear and apparel. Packed with everything from informative DVDs and fitness-focused supplements and training aids, to an inspiring tee and useful gear, like finger tape and healthy snacks, get the goods needed to maximize this fun way to push your limits.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 24th of every month
For nostalgic video games of yester-year
Price: Starts at $29.99
About the Box: For those nostalgic for the good ol' days of classic video games, Retro Game Treasure can make retro-gaming a great hobby. Create a game wishlist, set preferences for consoles and game style, and get a curated monthly box that brings 3-5 classic games that are cleaned and ready to play the moment they arrive. Round up a gang of game revivalists and duel in old-school video game style.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 22nd of the month
To learn how to grow your own food
Price: Starts at $17.92
About the Box: Head out into the backyard or get in on a lot in the community garden and learn what it's all about to grow your own food, from seed to table. The Seed Bank Box makes this a breeze by sending all organic and non-GMO seed packs to grow everything from root and vining vegetables, to fruits, leafy greens and rare heirloom varieties.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of each month