Single dads are like superheroes, taking on all parenting responsibilities while striving to be the best role models for their minis. 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 seen and appreciated!
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. So in an age of social distancing, a monthly box––curated by a small business to spread joy and connection––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! If you’re looking for the best Father’s Day gift for a dad who’s flying solo, or just looking to celebrate his birthday, check out this gift guide filled with great gift ideas that Dad will love.
Best Gifts for Single Dads
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
About the Box: Promote plenty of bonding between Dad and the kiddos with a 5-star box that makes crafting easy and stress-free! With fun DIY projects from The Adults & Crafts Crate, there's time to get creative and explore new techniques every month. 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 fun wall art.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 25th 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 the whole family on the same page with a monthly box filled with challenging gameplay. This bestseller brings a standalone game that takes place in a new city and culture, complete with 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 to the U.S. and Canada on the 23rd of each month
Price: Starts at $59.99/every 3 months
About the Box: With other priorities on their plate, 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 day-to-day style. Every 3 months, he'll get a curated selection of vintage menswear including T-shirts, jackets, pants, and coordinating accessories, 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 $33.25/month
About the Box: Looking for a Father's Day gift idea that will bring 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, rightly described as part museum and part lab project, makes for the ultimate grab bag!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the following month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
About the Box: From searing steaks to cooking some hot dogs and burgers over an open flame, the Grill Masters Club is here to bring the best dad around some grilling goodies to give his backyard barbecues an instant upgrade! Curated by a certified BBQ pitmaster, every monthly box sends a hand-selected mix of top-quality grilling essentials, including spice rubs and blends, hot sauces and marinades, smoking chips, and plenty of pro tips and recipes.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 7th every month
Price: Starts at $23.00/month
About the Box: Vinyl Moon is the perfect gift to give Dad a chance to explore new songs, sounds and scene-worthy artists. The ideal opportunity to take the Airpods out, get the turntable spinning, and take a little "me time," each new record from Vinyl Moon is pressed on high-quality color vinyl, packaged with custom-designed jackets and inserts, and features a uniquely curated tracklist of 10 talented musicians.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries around the 17th of the month
Price: Starts at $34.95/month
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 the ultimate 12-pack, featuring 3 bottles of 4 different beers from some of the best 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: 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 Father's Day gift for a first-time dad, each month brings a thoughtfully curated assortment of goodies, including a colorful, age-appropriate storybook to read together, hands-on toys, 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. between the 22nd-25th of the month
Price: Starts at $31.99/month
About the Box: Poll single dads to find out what's most important to them (besides the kids, of course), and you're likely to hear "coffee"! Fill his coffee mug with a gift that's equal parts pick-me-up and quiet time with a monthly subscription to My Coffee and Book Club. A great last-minute gift, this fuss-free book box sends the perfect combo every month––a 12oz. bag of premium ground or whole bean craft coffee plus 2 new hardcover books in his favorite genre.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 2 business days of ordering, then on the 1st of future months
Price: Starts at $36.00/month
About the Box: Looking to send your favorite single dad a little something more than a Father's Day card on his special day? Spruce up his space with a little living decor when you send The Plant Club. Each box brings a healthy houseplant, along with plant-care essentials like Etsy-worthy pots, potting soil, and detailed care instructions. Month after month, he'll add new varieties to his indoor garden with a gift that keeps on giving!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the week of the 17th, then around the 15th of future months
Price: Starts at $49.99/month
About the Box: Whether he's an avid outdoorsman or he occasionally gets the urge to track down a yeti, he needs the proper gear to do it right! Barrel & Blade is a monthly gift box packed with field-tested and expert-approved tactical gear that's perfect for survivalists, sportsmen, and hunters of all kinds. Get him fully prepped with everything from stainless steel blades and shooting accessories to EDC items and lightweight first aid gear.
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $16.00/month
About the Box: Send your favorite single dad a little style and sophistication with the Culture Carton. Choose the budget-friendly book-of-the-month club to send a New York Times bestseller, the lifestyle essentials box, or the full gift set, which brings a curated selection of lifestyle items like leather goods, tech gadgets, EDC items, and stylish accessories along with an interesting title to help him expand his horizons.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 18th of the month