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Culture Carton Standard

by Culture Carton
A monthly lifestyle subscription for men, with a book included!

Product Details

The best holiday gift for men!

Every month receive a book that a cultured man would want in his growing library, along with select accessories curated around a monthly theme related to improving varying aspects of one’s self. Improve your confidence, sophistication and knowledge! We take the effort out of looking for the best tools and resources for improving your life.
  • Typical 'Standard' box value is $90-$120!
  • Every Culture Carton Standard includes 1 book + 3-5 lifestyle items
  • Lifestyle items are high quality & full size products including: style accessories, leather goods, EDC, grooming products, gourmet food, and much more!
  • Book selections vary between classic fiction and modern fiction every other month.
  • Boost your confidence, sophistication and knowledge, monthly.

Customer Questions (5)


Q: This keeps advertising that it arrives before Christmas. However, it is February 11th??? What is that about? Just an outdated web page?Asked by Kara O., February 2020

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Q: I want to give as a gift. Are there options to buy x number of months or a quarterly subscription for a gift?Asked by Faye S., December 2019

Culture Carton answered...December 2019

Yes, gift subscriptions can be purchased in prepaid terms of 3, 6 or 12 months. If you would like to receive boxes quarterly, send us a message after signing up for a prepaid subscription and we'll set your account to ship quarterly.

Yes i believe so!

by Garry W., December 2019


Q: I still haven’t gotten my January box, it’s been in Philly for weeks and I live in California. And now I’ve paid for my February box before I could give January a try. This isn’t right at all. Asked by Jamie H., February 2021

Culture Carton answered...February 2021

USPS has had unusually long delays due to the pandemic and the holiday shipping rush. The package arrived on Feb 3rd. If you do not wish to continue your subscription, let us know and we will issue a refund for the renewal charge. I went ahead and applied a 40% discount to your next renewal. This discount does not expire. Thank you again for your support and understanding as this shipping issue is outside of our control.


Q: Do I understand that I could subscribe to a box without the book? If so, what is the cost?Asked by Alden C., October 2020

Yes, our subscription without the book is called Essential. It costs $35.00 and you can select it by clicking the dropdown box next to Culture Carton Standard on the Culture Carton page.

by Culture C., October 2020

Reviews (52)

Great quality! It was a hit at our house

Jan 30, 2021
Verified Purchase
Lisa L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

My husband loves these!

Great Gift

Dec 08, 2019
Garry W.
1 Review

A great gift for anyone... bringing some style and culture to life! Fantastic idea!


Oct 29, 2019
Scott M.
1 Review

I like the socks and the tie very much. The travel tie box is pretty cool. I love the book, Tuesday’s with Morrie. It is profound and am reading it slowly so I can be finished right when the new box comes!

A Great Gift for Fashionable Young 20s

Sep 26, 2019
Verified Purchase
Jennifer G.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 year

I gave this as a 6 month gift subscription to my 23 year old son. He loved it so much, I ended up extending it. My son aims to be cultured and the book selections are an excellent mix of old and new - definitely all things someone well read should touch on.
The fashion is mostly good - on trend for sure. He particularly loved a watch he received. Many of the gadgets have been fun and useful for him as well.

A pretty snazzy box.

Aug 04, 2019
Verified Purchase
Krysta W.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 years

I purchased this as a gift for my husband, and planned for just the 3 months. Turns out my husband has loved everything he’s received and we’ve kept it going as something just for him each month. He’s had several awesome pair of Sunglasses, pretty nice watches, socks, ties, and other great stuff. He’s also really enjoying all the books. Communication with this crate has been super quick and accommodating/helpful. I highly recommend this as a gift or just because!

Ryan was Great!

Apr 19, 2019
Jean R.
1 Review

Ryan is a pleasure to deal. I was happy with my box. Give them a try.

5 Stars minus a Canadian 1

Jan 05, 2019
2 Reviews

Great variety of items along with the book each month instead of different variations of the same stuff. My wife bought me a 6 month subscription as a gift for Christmas. I already received two boxes before Christmas, which I got to open on Christmas day!
I've been enjoying the books - good variety on those too while still staying in the "smart" zone... of books that make you think and grow as a person. I love philosophy so if there was ever a philosophy subscription box (I've looked but haven't found one), this would be the closest thing. Instead of fluff fiction, it's got good meat to it while still keeping it light, especially with the other stuff you can enjoy in the box to take the edge off being too serious!
The only downside is I live in Canada, which makes the box really expensive to ship ($25 US just for shipping each month). This is a huge turn off for renewing the subscription. The upside is that it ships fast. If you really think about it, you can get various boxes with neat stuff that don't cost as much to ship (because there is no book) and then just go buy the book at the local store. It wouldn't be as serendipitous and suspenseful but it would be more practical... if that's your sort of thing.

Pay no mind to the previous review

Dec 22, 2018
Verified Purchase
Kimi M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 17 days

I sent them an email about my box missing and someone contacted me this morning and offered to send me a new box! Thanks Ryan for the Christmas miracle!!

Great Start

Dec 22, 2018
Verified Purchase
Roger M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 9 months

I received my first Culture Carton box this month and couldn't be happier. The book is excellent, the leather products were put to immediate use, and the Blender Polarized Shades came just in time. Can't wait to see what the next box brings.

Great Box

Dec 21, 2018
Verified Purchase
Ian M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 year

Solid monthly subscription with original unique products and quality reads. Highly recommend.

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Please order by Dec 21st to get your first box by 12/25/21. Future boxes will ship by the 18th of every month. Email us if you request a...
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