Unique Gift Boxes Under $20 for Dads Who "Want Nothing"

If Dad's fond of saying, "I don't want anything! I have all I need," the hunt for the best gift for your loving dad becomes an even bigger challenge. Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, and those who claim to have all they want and need are even more so!

So, we set off on a search to find monthly subscription boxes that will make great gifts for all those dads out there who claim to want nothing, and we came up with some of the best gifts that they don't even realize they'll love! Curated for a wide range of interests and passions, there are gift sets for dads who love video games and craft beers, music and multi-tools.

In fact, this gift guide is packed with cool gift ideas for all types of dads. These thoughtful gifts, delivered month after month, will let Dad know that he is loved the whole year round!

Unique Gift Ideas for a Dad Who Wants Nothing

1. Brewski Craft Beer Shirt Club


Price: Starts at $19.00/month

Outfit your favorite dad joke-spewing DIY-ing weekend warrior with a comfy tee from the Brewski Craft Beer Shirt Club. Now Dad can grab the bottle opener, bust open his favorite brew and look good in his man cave celebrating one of his favorite beverages with limited-edition T-shirts. Simply choose the Classic heavyweight tee for a roomy fit or the Vintage lightweight, slim-fitting tee, and he's in for some stylish surprises.

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2. GeekGear


Price: Starts at £13.99 GBP/month

Whether he's a die-hard fan himself, or he's reliving his love of all things Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts with his kiddos, help him level up with a subscription to GeekGear. Each box packs in plenty of wizarding magic with an assortment of 6-10 uncommon goods, such as exclusively-designed wearables and limited-edition collectibles, original artwork, wands, teas, treats and other themed goodies.

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3. Red Star Vintage


Price: Starts at $12.00/month

Game night is the perfect way to spend time as a family, making memories and enjoying some friendly competition. Red Star Vintage can give game night fun a retro spin with a monthly box that sends either gently-used vintage board games or jigsaw puzzles. Each game is a blast from the past that's been thoroughly checked and verified to ensure that it's complete and contains all its original contents.

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4. Hot Sauce of the Month Club


Price: Starts at $14.99/month

For the heat-seeking, BBQ-loving Dad who wants nothing, send him a budget-friendly gift that will kick his backyard creations up a notch (or 10). He's got the grill and grilling tools, so bring on the sauces! The Hot Sauce of the Month Club delivers award-winning small-batch hot sauces in his preferred heat range, along with pairing notes and serving suggestions.

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5. Jerky Snob


Price: Starts at $15.00/month

Being a snob isn't always a bad thing. It means that you have exacting standards and won't settle for anything but the best. For this, you can put all your trust in Jerky Snob to deliver Dad delicious artisanally crafted dried meat. Perfect for everything from Christmas gifts to stocking stuffers, each box serves up quality jerky from select craft brands who pride themselves on using only the best ingredients.

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6. The ManBox


Price: Starts at $16.15/month

The ManBox is your all-in-one gift box that's filled with practical essentials, so even if he doesn't want anything, he'll be able to actually use what's in this box! Designed and curated just for men, each month brings a fun unboxing experience filled with everything from survival gear and multi-tools to tech gadgets, stylish accessories, spice blends and more.

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7. My Thrill Club


Price: Starts at $16.00/month

Infuse a little fear into the holiday season and the whole year with a monthly book club that caters to those who like hair-raising genres that'll get their hearts racing and palms sweating. Thriller, mystery and horror fans will love exploring new titles and authors with My Thrill Club! He'll unpack 2 hardcover books, plus a bonus e-book, in the horror category of his choosing.

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8. Basic Man Subscription


Price: Starts at $19.99/month

When Dad lets you know that he doesn't have any wants, go for a gift that's all about practicality with the Basic Man Subscription. Take care of what Dad needs by making sure he's got fresh, new wardrobe essentials all year long with a box that sends a coordinated set, including a pair of bamboo boxer briefs, durable socks, and a cozy, solid T-shirt in a wide range of colors. It's basically the ultimate Dad gift!

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9. My Sci-Fi Club Subscription Box


Price: Starts at $16.00/month

Remember, there's no need to splurge to show how much you love and care for your Dad. When he's all about sci-fi, but you're on a tight budget, My Sci-Fi Club makes it easy for him to get his fantasy fiction fix, delivering 2 new hardcover titles to the front door every month. Choose to send Sci-Fi, Fantasy or a mix of both genres at checkout, and keep him stocked with reads he'll enjoy.

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10. Knife A Month


Price: Starts at $15.30/month

Perfect for Dads who like everything to be straightforward and to the point, Knife A Month is a no-frills subscription box that's all about making sure lovers of tactical gear have what they need. Choose from 4 different subscription plans to send anywhere from 1-3 items from some of the best brands, including stainless steel multi-tools, folding knives, push knives and spring-assisted knives.

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11. The Gentleman


Price: Starts at $13.75/month

Whether your Pops has a suit-and-tie gig or he just prefers to gussy up, a monthly subscription to Southern Scholar Socks will keep his feet as classy as they come. A premium dress sock subscription that prioritizes quality, he'll get 1 pair of top-quality dress socks that are crafted from a special material blend using a 200-needle count knitting process, along with a Signature Style Card for pro tips on how to rock them!

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12. The Original Tie Subscription


Price: Starts at $9.16/month

From strictly business and boldly stylish to a little bit of everything, the 7 different subscriptions from Spiffster Club are perfect for helping Dad grow his collection of neck ties. Every tie is made from high-quality, fashionable materials and comes in a wide range of timeless, classic patterns, like solids, stripes, plaids, paisley and polka dots. And, with so many options, you can tailor it to his personal preferences.

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13. Brothers Coffee Company


Price: Starts at $19.00/month

It's easy for coffee lovers to get behind a great cup of coffee that supports a great cause! And, with a gift subscription to Brothers Coffee Company, that's just what he'll get. If Dad prefers to skip the fancy espressos and lattes and stick to a quality cup of joe, this subscription delivers between 1-3 12oz bags of great-tasting coffee from a featured roaster. Plus, every purchase donates $1 to screening for and treating cervical cancer.

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14. Mixed Single Cup Club Membership


Price: Starts at $9.92/month

Dads who need a steady stream of caffeine to face the day ahead will enjoy the Mixed Single Cup Club. A practical gift for anyone who has a Keurig (and a tendency to ignore the alarm clock), this subscription is quick and easy. Simply open up a monthly sampler of 15 K-cups in a variety of different blends, grab the one that suits the mood, and brew a delicious cup in no time.

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15. VINYL POST Record Club


Price: Starts at $4.99/month

Enroll Dad into the 'most unique record club in the world' -- the Vinyl Post Record Club! This fun subscription sends monthly postcards that double as playable records. Music enthusiasts of all persuasions will get a limited-edition postcard that plays a single, and features original artwork and a handwritten message from the featured artist. Bust out the turntable, drop the needle on the postcard and give it a spin!

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16. Debonair Scent


Price: Starts at $12.50/month

Give him the chance to find the perfect fragrance for him with Debonair Scent, a monthly cologne discovery box. Whether he's looking for something to compliment a casual day on the job, or something to wear when he has to don his tux and heirloom cufflinks, each box brings three 3ml bottles of brand-name cologne, just the right amount for him to give it a try and see what suits him best.

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