While we firmly believe that treating yourself on the regular is a good investment for your overall wellbeing, this holiday season, nobody has time for any Scrooges! In fact, men in their 50s on up have been dealt an unusually tough blow this year, facing added risks on top of spending more time in the confines of their own home.
Now's the perfect time to give them a treat to remember! Whether you're shopping for a holiday gift for Dad (or Grandpa) or looking for 50th birthday gift ideas for the gang, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of gift-giving. After giving it some thought, we've filled this gift guide with some of the best gifts for men over 50. Continue reading below to help you narrow things down and find the perfect gift!
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Price: Starts at $30.00/month
What He’ll Get: GrandBox is a unique gift for Grandpa because it's specifically curated for those over 65. Focusing on practical and fun items that'll brighten his day, whether he's long (or socially) distanced or right next door, each month’s themed box sends full-size items, like activity books, body care products and healthy snacks, with the option to add a personalized touch by including a letter and 5 photos that are printed and tucked inside, just for him.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. near the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What He’ll Get: Does he consider himself a bit of a grilling wizard? Well, help him serve up one great creation after the next by enrolling him in the Grill Masters Club. Curated by an award-winning, certified pitmaster, each month’s box is packed with 4 unique items including spice mixes and rubs, wood chips for smoking, delectable BBQ sauces, and practical accessories. He'll get all he needs for his backyard cookouts delivered right to his front door!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 7th of the month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What He’ll Get: The Postfly Box delivers all the supplies and gear needed to get a start in the wide world of fly fishing. Offering plans designed for Trout, Warm Water, Saltwater, Steelhead & Salmon, and Fly Tying, this is one of the best subscription boxes for men who love to get out on the open water or enjoy fishing on their annual camping trip. Each box brings an assortment of premium flies, accessories, and fisherman swag guaranteed to reel 'em in!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of every month
Price: Starts at $34.95/every 3 months
What He’ll Get: When kickin' back with a cold beer is his favorite pastime, send him the ultimate exploratory 12-pack with a quarterly subscription to The HopHeads Beer Club. Seasoned beer lovers will get a dozen 12oz bottles of hoppy Pales, IPAs, Imperial IPLs, and more from some of the best American and international craft breweries. He'll also enjoy a read-through of Malt of the Earth, their info-loaded newsletter filled with beer profiles and food pairings.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. to arrive in the last week of each month
Price: Starts at $6.75/month
What He’ll Get: If you’re looking for unique gifts for 50-year-old men who are sporting an ever-fashionable beard, the Beard Care Club will give them the goods to tame their whiskers. Offering 11 subscriptions that range from budget-friendly mini kits to splurge-worthy gift sets, bearded men can keep their facial hair soft, manageable and smelling fresh with grooming essentials made from all-natural ingredients, including beard oils, waxes and balms.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th-7th of the month
Price: Starts at $8.25/month
What He’ll Get: Nothing says that a professional suit-and-tie job has to be stiff. In fact, it can be downright spiffy with the stylish offerings brought by the Spiffster Tie Club. A perfect gift for dads, best friends and other dapper souls, this monthly gift box is committed to sending customized ties, from bowties and silks to skinny ties and combos. Each tie is mindfully selected to bring a mix of traditional patterns and eye-catching colors and textures.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 17th-22nd of every month
Price: Starts at $37.95/month
What He’ll Get: With Southern Cigar Co, he can dust off his old-fashioned smoking jacket and get ready for some of the world’s finest smokes. With this unique opportunity to dive into the world of exceptional cigars from some of the best global producers, he can indulge in an intriguing hobby with a curated selection of 4 premium stogies each month, along with a detailed info sheet and a bonus cigar cutter and lighter.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries towards the end of every month
Price: Starts at $26.50/every 2 months
What He’ll Get: Delivering one of the best game experiences that's great for the whole family, Escape the Crate is a bi-monthly subscription that delivers an at-home escape room adventure right to the front door. Whether it's a Christmas gift or Father's Day gift, everyone can bring their A-game, working together to decode ciphers and solve riddles and puzzles until a historical mystery is worked out and an escape is made!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. bi-monthly during the 1st full week of the month
Price: Starts at $32.79/month
What He’ll Get: A great gift idea for men 50+ is the American Cocktail Club, a DIY gift box that will have him becoming a master mixologist every month. Craft cocktails will be his with a unique mixing kit that delivers all the ingredients to make and serve flavorful drinks. Low in sugar and mixed with all-natural juices, choose the Everything box with booze included, or the Everything but the Booze box that's perfect for those with a well-stocked home bar.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. during the 3rd week of the month
Price: Starts at $13.75/month
What He’ll Get: Thanks to Southern Scholar Socks, an old, standard men's gift is no longer destined to be deemed uninspired! Now he can forgo cheap basics that have a short lifespan and fill his drawers with high-quality comfort. Each month brings 1 pair of stylish men’s dress socks with the added element of surprise. Sporting classic colors and timeless designs, each box also delivers a pro style tip on how to pair each pattern.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 business days after ordering, with renewals shipping on the 1st business day of the month
Price: Starts at $19.00/month
What He’ll Get: No matter his age, the Pub Shirt Club can keep him stylin' and comfortable! This unique monthly shirt-in-a-box club delivers 1 authentic Irish pub T-shirt emblazoned with a colorful custom-designed graphic printed on a high-quality, 100% cotton shirt. Size-inclusive, with a range of sizes from small to 4XL, you can choose to send either the vintage cut for a fitted look or the classic style for a regular, looser-cut tee.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 2nd day of every month
Price: Starts at $18.95/month
What He’ll Get: Not for the faint of mouth, The Scorchin' Hot Box is a monthly subscription that's ideal for foodies who like plenty of heat. Available in 5 different subscription options, including snacks, snacks + sauces, and hot sauce kits, each box brings a mix of spicy snacks, sweet and savory, from around the world. He'll get to sample everything from artisanal hot sauces and chili-infused lollipops to flaming pork rinds and habanero popcorn.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the following month
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What He’ll Get: A thoughtful gift for any avid golfer is golf balls -- lots and lots of golf balls! With On Par Golf Balls, he'll get a box that's packed with between 1 to 4 dozen mint condition used golf balls delivered right to his front door. Available in 10 different box options that feature a wide range of name brands, amateur and pro golfers alike can enjoy bargain-priced balls that are completely without scuffs or refinishing. And it makes a great stocking stuffer!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 11th of every month