Single dads are like superheroes, taking on parenting responsibilities, while striving to be the best role models for their little ones. But, being a single dad is often a thankless job. Now’s the perfect moment to show a loving, hardworking single dad in your life that he's admired, appreciated and seen!
Never underestimate the power of a little monthly happy mail! Something to bring out a smile whether the day has been full of parenting wins or losses. Knowing that the Cratejoy Marketplace is filled with small, independent businesses that make it their life’s work to spread joy and connection, in an age of social distancing, a monthly box can be the ideal single dad gift.
Catering to gamers, grill masters, coffee addicts or collectors, there are monthly subscription boxes that make great gifts for all types of dads! So, if you’re looking for the best Father’s Day gift for a dad who’s flying solo, or something to mark a special occasion, check out this gift guide that's filled with great gift ideas for single dads!
Best Gifts for Single Dads
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
About the Box: Promote plenty of bonding time between Dad and the kiddos with a 5-star rated box that makes crafting easy and stress-free! With The Adults & Crafts Crate, there's time to get creative and explore new techniques every month with a fun DIY home goods project. Designed as an open-and-go, all-inclusive craft kit, he'll unpack everything he needs to create one-of-a-kind keepsakes, like a wooden wine caddy or wall art to proudly display in the living room.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 20th of each month
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
About the Box: One of the best buys for single dads of tweens or teens, Finders Seekers Mysteries is the perfect gift to get them on the same page with a monthly box filled with engaging and challenging gameplay. This bestseller brings a standalone game that takes place in a new city and culture, complete with new, dynamic characters and storylines. Using plenty of thought and creativity, they'll work together to solve puzzles, codes and clues as the mystery unravels!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 23rd of each month
Price: Starts at $45.00/every 3 months
About the Box: With other priorities on their plate, it's likely that single dads don't have all that much time to shop or focus on fashion trends. Acting as a personal stylist of sorts, Comma Vintage is a monthly subscription box that can help him infuse some retro fashion sense into his everyday wardrobe. Every 3 months, he'll get a curated selection of vintage menswear, including T-shirts, jackets, pants and a coordinating accessory, along with a letter detailing each item.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 2-4 weeks after the subscription is paid
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
About the Box: Looking for a gift that will give him and the kids plenty of unboxing fun? Look no further than MATTER, a one-of-a-kind subscription that sends a monthly collection of curiosities and conversation pieces. From authentic NASA gadgets and wartime artifacts to a wide variety of natural specimens like fossils, animal teeth, crystals and more, each mix of 5-6 unique objects is rightly described as part museum and part lab project -- and makes for the ultimate grab bag!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
About the Box: Whether he's searing steaks or cooking hot dogs and hamburgers over some open flames, the Grill Masters Club is here to bring the best dad around some grilling goodies that'll give his backyard barbecues an instant upgrade! Curated by a certified BBQ pitmaster, every monthly box sends a hand-selected mix of 4 top-quality grilling essentials, including spice rubs and blends, hot sauces and marinades, smoking chips and access to an online world of pro tips and recipes.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of every month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
About the Box: Heartwarming, delicious and perfect for a single dad who needs a steady stream of caffeine to keep up with the kiddos (and doggo), treat him to a monthly delivery from Puppy Paws Coffee & Company. Dedicated to making a difference by supporting dog and animal rescue organizations around the country, each box brings a 12oz bag of freshly roasted premium coffee, in either whole beans or ground coffee, plus a treat and a toy for his furry BFF!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 7 days from ordering, with renewals shipping on the 5th each month
Price: Starts at $23.00/month
About the Box: Created for those who are musically curious and artistically adventurous, Vinyl Moon is the perfect gift to give Dad a change to explore new songs, sounds and scene-worthy artists. The perfect opportunity to put the headphones on, get the turntable spinning, and take a little "me time," each new volume is pressed on high-quality color vinyl, packaged with custom-designed jackets and inserts, and features a curated track list of 10 talented, up-and-coming musicians.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries around the 17th of each month
Price: Starts at $34.95/box
About the Box: Available in 3-, 6- or 12-month subscriptions, The HopHeads Beer Club is a refreshingly, unique gift for any single dad. Now he can grab that bottle opener and kick back with a frosty, hoppy brew with the ultimate 12-pack that sends 3 bottles of 4 different beers from domestic and international craft breweries. Featuring everything from Pale Ales and Imperial IPLs to IPAs and Double IPAs, each month brings the chance to explore and discover new favorites.
Shipping: Only ships to eligible states in the U.S. to arrive in the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $22.00/month
About the Box: Navigating fatherhood is no easy task, but The Rad Dad Box strives to enhance the bonding process with a little fun for Dad and baby. A great first Father's Day gift for a new, single dad, each month brings a thoughtfully curated assortment of 3-8 goodies for both Dad and his little one, including a colorful, age-appropriate storybook to read together, hands-on toys and activities, and apparel, plus snacks and self-care items so Dad remembers to take a moment all to himself.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in early June
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
About the Box: Know a dad who loves to peruse the local comic shop to add to his growing collection? Surprise him with a stack of comics delivered directly to his doorstep with the Comic Mystery Box. Each box is curated around his favorite characters, bringing 15 collector’s comics, including both like-new vintage editions from decades past and present-day finds. From new and back issues to variants and rare firsts, each box is worth at least $60!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2-4 days after ordering, with renewals shipping every 30 days thereafter