One minute they’ve got smartphones in hand obsessively playing Game of Phones, the next, they want a drone or the newest tech gadget. How can you be expected to find that perfect gift for the teen guys in your life when their interests change at the same pace as the trends? And a lot of the time, these young adults simply keep quiet on their interests, making gift giving even more of a challenge.
Here’s where monthly subscription boxes come in. Subscription service curators run the gamut, appealing to different interests and age groups! So, whether it's fandom gear in the form of a clothing subscription, a Japanese-themed care package for your favorite college student, a book-of-the-month club or a comic book subscription, you'll always have the chance to leave the purchasing to the pros. Birthdays, grad gifts or a reward for a job well done, the Cratejoy market has great gifts for teen boys.
What are the different subscription boxes for teen boys?
About the Box: Happy subscribers attest that the team at Cryptid Crate go 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 4-7 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 U.S. on or around the 1st of each month
About the Box: Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely noticed that Japanese pop culture is wildly popular with the teen girls and boys today! Kids these days just can't get enough of the video games, manga, anime and colorful snacks that hail from the land of the rising son. With Japan Crate, you can choose from 6 unique subscription options, offering everything from gachapon capsule toys and sweets to instant noodle pots.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries within 5-10 business days from ordering
About the Box: Everyone knows teen boys will eat you out of house and home. Send him some grub that he can enjoy all to himself with Box Of Jerks. Curators hand-select artisanally crafted beef jerky that's flavorful and made from only the finest ingredients. No more gas station jerky for him -- with this box, he'll get the chance to sample deluxe craft jerky from across the country!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of every month
About the Box: Baseball Cards of the Month makes a cool gift for all types of MLB fans and baseball card collectors. With 4 unique options, this month-to-month subscription offers plenty of choice, catering to everyone's interests and budgets. Subscribers say that it's a great way for card collectors and enthusiasts to get more of what they love from their favorite teams.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the following month
About the Box: Subscribing to The Hiker's Compass is a great way to get him to put down those screens and head outside! Ideal for those living in and around New Jersey State, each monthly box sets out to expand his knowledge on nature and hiking by sending NJ forest info, maps, plant ID cards and nature-themed accessories, like pins, pouches and trail snacks.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 5 business days from ordering
About the Box: Add to his ever-expanding comic collection with a subscription to The Comic Garage, a monthly subscription that sends a stack of 10 or 24 premium comic books, all boarded and bagged in water resistant packaging, that are either new or in near-mint vintage condition. Your teen will geek out over this gift that lets him select his favorite comic universe and characters and then sends a handpicked mix tailored to his personal tastes.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. to arrive within 3-5 days from ordering
About the Box: When owning a diesel truck is a lifestyle, deliver a gift that's all about it with Diesel Crate. Right from the first month, he'll get an assortment of everything from apparel and additives to decals and detailing products, all selected by curators who are diesel truck owners themselves. And, remember to use the coupon code at checkout for extra savings!
Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada within 48 hours of ordering
About the Box: Perfect for any teen boy who has a genuine interest in learning about electronics and computer programming, the Creation Crate is packed with STEM projects that focus on teaching new skills and gaining valuable experience. He'll start at the beginning and track his learning and progress over time with a monthly box that brings hands-on electronics and coding activities, step-by-steps, video lessons and bonus challenges.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada every Tuesday and Friday of the week
About the Box: Help him put down that Playstation or Xbox One controller and get into a game that taps into his intellect and creativity with Dungeon Crate. Kick his DnD tabletop set-up into high gear with a box that's curated by gamers, for gamers. He'll unbox a wide variety of handpicked RPG goodies, including fun downloadable adventures, campaigns and battle maps, coordinating Reapers minis, dice and other game-play props.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 3rd week of each month
About the Box: Give a gift where he can call his best friends over for some DIY armchair investigations with Sleuth Kings. A highly rated fan favorite, box reviews rave about each fun and interactive mystery. Put him to work alongside Sullivan, the lead detective, as he makes his way through the case's evidence file. Each mystery provides single-box closure with plenty of puzzles and ciphers to solve on his way to working out what really happened.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. by the 4th of each month