The Son-in-Law Gift Box Guide for Hard-to-Buy-For Guys (2021)

Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for your son-in-law may be no easy task, but with the Cratejoy marketplace, there are tons of great gift ideas that will let him know how happy you are that he's a part of the family! Whether he's new to the dynamic or about to be a future son-in-law, give him the ultimate gift of a monthly subscription box he can equally enjoy with your daughter or son.

With our curated holiday gift guide, shopping will be a piece of fruitcake this year! We've come up with a list of Cratejoy's best-selling gift boxes that all sons-in-law can appreciate and enjoy! Whether he's a hot sauce connoisseur, gadget lover, or a keepsake collector, we've included a little bit of everything in our gift guide below that will have him leaving the family function feeling extra loved. Can you say best mother-in-law ever?

What are the best gifts for a son-in-law who's hard to buy for?


The Hop-Heads Beer Club

From $43.95 per box
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Keep his fridge stocked this holiday with 12 unique international and U.S. beers delivered straight to his door. Each month, he'll get the chance to explore different award-winning craft beers such as IPAs, Double IPAs, Imperial IPLs, and other selections from two or more breweries. With this gift set, he'll receive hoppy beers from two or more breweries accompanied by a monthly newsletter with tasting notes and brewery profiles. You bet this makes for a great bonding session a father-in-law and his future son can enjoy together!


Jerky Snob

From $15.49 per box
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Don't give your son-in-law another boring gift card this year. Make this year's gift-giving exciting with a subscription to a box of the best dried meats! Jerky Snob has all the flavors any snacker would enjoy from Chipotle Garlic to spicy Korean BBQ. Treat your him to handcrafted and artisanal jerky treats this holiday season with 4 oz, 1/2lb, or 1 lb of delicious goodness.


Barrel & Blade - Monthly Tactical Subscription Box

From $49.99 per box
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Upgrade his tactical toolbox with a new set of survival gear with the Barrel and Blade subscription box. This makes for the perfect gift for men who love to be outdoors and have handy survival, stainless steel knives, and gun accessories on hand. With a monthly subscription, he'll receive new toys to add to his growing toolbox!


This Month's T-Shirt Big & Tall Sizes

From $26.00 per box
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If he’s one to love a good pub crawl, set him up with new apparel with a subscription to the Pub Shirt Club. Each month, receive a high-quality “T-shirt of the Month” from unique pubs across Ireland. Choose from men’s classic, men’s vintage, and women’s vintage with sizes ranging from small to 4XL.


Brothers Coffee - Single 12oz Bag

From $19.00 per box
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Keep his coffee mug flowing every morning with gourmet-quality roasts from Brothers Coffee Company. This is the perfect gift for sons-in-law who always have a tumbler in hand or loves a good morning cup of coffee to start their day. Each monthly box includes an ethically sourced coffee from a new roaster with 3 roast and size options to choose from.


Comic Mystery Box

From $28.95 per box
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Make an impression as the coolest in law with a this personalized gift! If he's a comic book fan, the Every Comic Mystery Box is the perfect gift that will have him geeking out to his favorite universes and stories. Send a list of his favorite characters and your son-in-law will receive 15 first print comics personally curated just for him. Receive a wide range of selections from 40-year-old vintage prints to new and back issues and variants.


Craftsman Crate

From $30.77 per box
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If your son-in-law is a craftsman at heart and enjoys building things with his hands, then the Craftsman Crate is the perfect subscription box to gift this holiday season. Each box comes with a complete kit including all the tools and materials to craft projects using different skills such as wood carving and mosaic tiling.


Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Is your son-in-law the type who loves participating in fiery food challenges or bold enough to try the Carolina Reaper? If so, expand his collection of artisan and award-winning hot sauces with a subscription to the Hot Sauce of the Month Club. Each month, he’ll receive three different hot sauces that’ll add that extra kick and fire to his food. Who also wouldn't love hot sauces as stocking stuffers?


The Ultimate BBQ Experience

From $32.99 per box
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With the Ultimate BBQ Box, he's on the fast track to becoming a grill master. While sons-in-law may be hard to shop for, one can never go wrong with a handy stash of BBQ goods, grilling accessories, delicious rubs, sauces, and spices to add that extra flair while he works the grill. This gift set includes four full-size grill master approved products curated by those who know to make some mean BBQ.


Air Drop Crates

From $33.58 per box
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Shopping for gaming apparel and products could be tricky on Amazon. Instead, send your gamer son-in-law a subscription from Air Drop Crate. Each box includes gaming accessories, apparel, and household goods. With each monthly theme, keep him surprised and guessing with an assortment of officially licensed geeky goodies like collectibles, patches, jewelry, and snacks.


Box of Matter

From $37.46 per box
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About the Box: Your SIL is a collector who loves to line his shelves with intriguing curiosities, so it's time to gift him something truly unique with MATTER, a one-of-a-kind monthly subscription box that's described as part museum and part lab project. Each delivery brings a mini collection of interesting matter, including everything from natural specimens like rare crystals and ancient fossils to historically significant artifacts like authentic NASA chips.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month


The ManBox

From $20.32 per box
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Not quite sure what’s on your son-in-law’s wish list this holiday? Cover all of your bases with the ManBox. From watches to sunglasses to lighters to tools, each box includes a mix of lifestyle, gadgets, and survival items all men could enjoy.


He Time by My Me Time Box- September BOX

From $62.50 per box
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Pamper your son-in-law this Christmas by sending him a thoughtful gift set filled with luxurious self-care items. As one of the most popular luxury items made for men, he'll receive 8-10 grooming and lifestyle products including skincare products, aromatherapy items, and gourmet goodies. Replenish his stash every three months with this quarterly subscription box.


Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club

From $49.92 per box
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Say cheers to the first holiday celebration with your new son with a subscription to Shaker & Spoon Cocktail. Craft and sip on amazing cocktails by the fireside with this all-inclusive bar kit. Each box includes 3 unique recipes crafted by top bartenders with syrups, bitters, and garnishes needed to make 12 tasty drinks. A gift so good he wishes he received it on his wedding day!


Monthly Subscription for Gentlemen

From $20.00 per box
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About the Box: From dapper accessories to practical survival gear, each themed SprezzaBox focuses on lifestyle essentials for the modern man. Centering around a fun theme every month, each box sends a curated assortment that includes wardrobe essentials like socks and ties, everday carry items, wallets, and stylish accessories such as watches and sunglasses. Up his style game in an instant with this budget-friendly go-to!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 5 business days of ordering


Electronics (12 Projects ANNUALLY)

From $104.97 per box
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Just because he's now a married man, doesn't mean he wants boring gifts like cutting boards and cufflinks. Give your son-in-law a gift that his younger self would love! With the Creation Crate, have hands-on projects delivered straight to his door with new lessons to learn with each project. With each project, he'll be building and learning cool skills like electronics, coding, and engineering and a video tutorial and step-by-step instructions he can follow along with.