12 Unique Birthday Gift Ideas for Any Dad

For many of us, our fathers have been right by our side, teaching us important life lessons, lending us a helping hand, and always willing to toss out a dad joke for a little chuckle. From teaching you how to change a tire, to walking you down the aisle, he’s really one-of-a-kind. With his birthday coming up, you find yourself searching for unique birthday gift ideas that will really wow him.

Because dads can be pretty difficult to shop for, often times you end up gifting him the same things year after year. The Cratejoy marketplace is here to help you get out of this gift-giving rut and send him something fun and exciting this birthday!

From new dads to experienced grandpas, fathers-in-law, and husbands, we’ve got monthly subscription boxes that cater to all sorts of interests and hobbies. We want to steer you in the right direction, so if you’re looking for birthday gifts for dad, check out this gift guide of gift boxes that we’re sure he’ll truly appreciate.

1. Luxury Cigar Club


Price: Starts at $39.95

About the Gift Box: Make your old man feel like he's living in luxury with each monthly delivery from the Luxury Cigar Club. With 3 subscription levels to choose from, select to send between 3 to 5 cigars, all handpicked and properly smoked before packaging. Showcasing only the finest cigars from around the globe, each box brings the opportunity to sample the best of the best, making it ideal for both cigar enthusiasts or dads who just want to explore the luxe world of stogies and mash.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 4th-6th of the month

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2. Vintage Beer Shirt Club


Price: Starts at $22.00

About the Gift Box: If dad loves the casual jeans-and-a-tee style, set him up with a collection of amazing T-shirts with the monthly Vintage Beer Shirt Club. On a mission to revive some of the best American beer artwork in T-shirt form, he'll unpack 1 super soft tee or tank sporting some of the finest vintage artwork from American breweries, including both pre- and post-prohibition designs. Each box also comes with a custom postcard that outlines the history of the featured brewery.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 10 days from receipt of order

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3. Coach Crates


Price: Starts at $33.99

About the Gift Box: Perfect for players, coaches and teams, if dad loves to get out on the diamond for a game of baseball, Coach Crates is one of the best gifts for him. Including 3 fundamental baseball training tools and 1 swag item in every box, he'll unpack handpicked products that have been specifically chosen to develop the strength, speed and agility needed to take his game play to the next level. What's more? Each box gives back by donating to a charity that provides baseball gear to underprivileged children.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. shortly after receipt of order

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4. Stick in a Box


Price: Starts at $14.99

About the Gift Box: Running low on time and looking for a unique last-minute birthday grab for dad? Try Stick in a Box, a monthly gift set that's all about delivering the best jerky on the market for a satisfying snack. Great for jerky lovers or those on a high-protein or gluten-free diet, choose the subscription tier that works best to deliver anywhere from 2 to 21 bags of jerky every month! Each box brings flavorful small-batch dried meat in flavors like jalapeno beef or classic hickory smoked.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month

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5. UnboxBoardom


Price: Starts at $29.99

What You’ll Get: A monthly box that gives games to kids in need, while also delivering plenty of fun to subscribers, UnboxBoardom is all about providing options and high-quality games. Available in 3 subscription tiers with a choice of shipping frequency, dad can select from 3 featured games or he can opt to go for a surprise, getting anything from a challenging card game, a strategic tabletop game, or a party game to enjoy with a group of friends.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of the scheduled month

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6. Finders Seekers Mysteries


Price: Starts at $30.00

About the Gift Box: Whether going solo or playing as a family or group, Finders Seekers Mysteries delivers a fun-filled game night in every monthly box. Unpack a well-written game that weaves a new theme into the backdrop of a specific city and culture, immersing the game players into a world of challenging puzzles, and complex codes and ciphers. Head online to start the adventure and get the first clues on the way to a successful solve.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 23rd of each month

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7. Endless Spiral Records


Price: Starts at $26.25

About the Gift Box: Hand-selected, custom tailored music could be his with a monthly gift subscription from Endless Spiral Records. Fine tuned to match each individual's taste in music, each box brings handpicked vintage records that have been meticulously inspected and cleaned for optimal sound quality. A great gift for any music lover, each collection of records is shipped in a hard, protective box to ensure their safe arrival.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 10th of the month

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8. HEARTWOOD Coffee Club


Price: Starts at $15.00

About the Gift Box: Now dad can fill his morning coffee mug with a freshly roasted smooth brew with the Heartwood Coffee Club. Opt to send a 12oz bag of 100% Arabica beans every week, every other week, or every month, so he can enjoy nothing but the best. Sourced from top growers and shipped immediately after roasting, he'll be able to whip up and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee for the perfect pick-me-up.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 24 hours of roasting

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9. The Dapper Dog Box


Price: Starts at $27.00

About the Gift Box: Here's a gift that's all about pampering his four-legged bestie. If you're looking for a birthday gift for the best dog dad in your life, The Dapper Dog Box packs in plenty of doggy indulgence. Curated around special themes, like Happy Howlidays and Coachella, each monthly box delivers 5 full-size products, like top-quality treats, toys and accessories. Happy subscribers attest to the stylish quality packed into every box!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 10th of the month

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10. American Cocktail Club


Price: Starts at $27.99

About the Gift Box: Bring the birthday celebrations home with the American Cocktail Club monthly gift basket. Craft cocktails can be his each month with a subscription box that delivers all the ingredients necessary to mix up 4 servings of a flavorful cocktail. All low in sugar and mixed with all-natural juices, opt for either the Everything box or the Everything but the Booze box for an at-home party he's sure to enjoy.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 3rd week of the month

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