The Rad Dad Essentials Box

by The Rad Dad Box
Includes 3-4 items to welcome you to fatherhood and help you bond with baby
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The Rad Dad Box - essentials for dad and baby

The Rad Dad Box promotes Dad self-care and baby bonding, all in one convenient monthly box! This plan includes 4-5 essential items to welcome you to fatherhood and help you bond with baby. Products often included are a Dad-themed children's book, toys, self-care items like soap, snacks, and Dad swag!

  • As seen on Forbes, Good Housekeeping, What to Expect, My Modern Met, and more!
  • A Dad-themed children's book is included in every box for dad-baby bonding!
  • Items include: grooming products, snacks, Dad-themed books and apparel, toys for baby, and dad/baby activities!

Customer Questions (5)


Q: Will the gift recipient receive an email at purchase?Asked by Rachel G., September 2021

The Rad Dad Box answered...September 2021

Hi Rachel, we can email the gift recipient upon request, but we do not automatically email gift recipients. If there is a gift message, we will include a hard copy of the gift message inside the box.


Q: When do I need to order in order to get my first box by Father's Day 2020? (I don't want to get a box earlier, but to spread 3 out across June/July/Aug) :))Asked by Sharon G., May 2020

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Q: I’m waiting to gift my son in law with a box also while my daughter is pregnant, what do the boxes containAsked by Lisa R., November 2019

The Rad Dad Box answered...November 2019

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your interest in the box and congratulations to your family! A typical regular box will include a Dad-themed book, a self-care product for Dad, a toy or Dad-themed onesie for the baby (as well as a guide on how Dads can use the toy to help bond with baby and help promote baby's development), and one other product (some months, this product is for Dad, other months, it's for baby). Our Deluxe boxes include everything that comes in the regular boxes, plus 2-3 more products for Dad and baby. We do have photos of our past boxes on our Cratejoy listing, which you can see by clicking through the photo on our main Cratejoy page. Thanks again for...

I loved my box. We had our membership for almost 2 years. We were able to set up our profile and got items that matched what we put down. My boxes had a toy for the baby, a children’s book to read, an activity to do together, and something for me (usually something to eat or a grooming product). We also got near little shirts or onesies. You can change your profile as you go to fit dad’s and baby’s...

by Brian D., November 2019


Q: Hi, I am currently pregnant and due July 2, I saw this and thought it was a prefect gift for my husband for his bday which is in August! Thought it would be a sweet gift to get from the baby to him. How do you know the appropriate box to give when the baby will only be a few weeks old? Is this good for newborns? Asked by Jessie I., June 2019

I did this for each of my sons when there babies were born, they loved it and she works with you to customize it. She was so good helping me with adding something because I didn’t want to leave the 4 year old out. My sons and there wives loved it.

by Ramona P., June 2019

I got a subscription for my husband, and was blown away by the personalized service. In my experience, the people who curate the boxes will reach out to you via email to make sure the choices are age-appropriate, and something you’ll like/use. We loved every box.

by Rachel G., June 2019

Hi Jessie! We give you several options at checkout that allow you to choose which box you feel will be best for your baby. We normally segment the boxes based on age. We will also be offering customized boxes again in July and will reach out to you to discuss the box's contents if you choose this option. Last of all, we also offer a one-time Rad Dad Newborn Starter Kit filled with products that we found essential for the...

by Michelle L., June 2019

Reviews (56)

Making the perfect gift

Aug 19, 2019
Verified Purchase
Amanda F.
2 Reviews
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

The best thing about this gift is the communication between the curators to create the perfect present.
We are muslims and had to make several aberrations and they were patient and quick to reply.
This is the perfect gift for new dads, or repeat dads who need to be reminded what a blessing it is to be a father. It really boosted the excitement in my house.

Great gift for engaged dads!

Feb 19, 2019
Verified Purchase
Anne P.
1 Review
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

My husband loves getting his Rad Dad Box. He's very engaged with our 5 month old son and sometimes feels left out by the prevalence of advice/gifts/books/support, etc. geared more towards mothers as the assumed "primary" caregiver. He loves reading and playing with Rad Dad Box items with our son--one of the books has become a key component of our bedtime routine! It's great that the book features dads nurturing and caring for their infants. The extra treats (honey, lotions, etc.) are also appreciated during this stressful time. And the way the boxes tie in with seasonal events/holidays is great too. Highly recommend!


Apr 06, 2019
Verified Purchase
Bernice R.
5 Reviews
5 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

Awesome! Recieved our last box from our subscription and it is just as great as the first! Big THANK YOU to MICHELLE & Team Rad Dad for keeping dad encouraged, supported, and present with my babies! We enjoyed the tips and information on play, bathing, and all baby related things! We hope to return in the near future but as for the last 6 months, it has been such a treat for our family to share and enjoy together. Thanks for providing something for dads out there!! ♥️

Radder Than Rad

Apr 25, 2019
Verified Purchase
Emily Q.
2 Reviews
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

We have loved receiving our Rad Dad Box in the mail now for over a year and a half! My husband and daughter have enjoyed finger painting, playing trucks, blocks, coloring, puzzles, making ornaments--the list goes on and on--all facilitated by items received in their Rad Dad Box. On top of all that, it has been great to receive a special book each month; many of these books have become my daughter's must-read favorites. The just-for-dad things have been fun too--everything from coffee, self-care items, sweet treats, etc.
The 'unboxing' of our monthly Rad Dad Box has become special for both my husband and my daughter. I recommend this subscription box to anyone looking for a sweet, fun, meaningful gift-that-keeps-on-giving for the young dad in their life!

Love it!

Feb 07, 2019
Verified Purchase
Ramona P.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

I gifted this subscription to my son for Christmas (first time dad) and it has been so much fun seeing pictures of him and his son enjoying the products together.
The products are well thought out and the themes are always so creative. The company always has been so easy to work with, and will customize any box making it even more special. I am looking forward to starting another subscription for my other son next month when his baby is born!

I have only good things to say about it!

Oct 07, 2021
Verified Purchase
Augusto M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

I have been a subscriber since before my son was born, and now he's 2. Every month we got a very well curated number of items, which have always included a book, which my son loves, awesome toys and sometimes a good snack! The quality of the items is excellent; it's a great value for its price.
I give so much importance to being a good father, and this box gets it! Thanks Michelle and family for the wonderful experience and an awesome customer support.

Loved it!

Jun 20, 2021
Verified Purchase
Jessica B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

Such a cute box to give to fathers. My husband loved it! Items in the box were high quality too.

Great gift for a first-time dad!

Dec 26, 2020
Verified Purchase
Cheri W.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

My son-in-law loved his first box!


Dec 01, 2020
Verified Purchase
Lyndsie L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 5 months

I loved this box. I got it for my husband for Father’s Day. The gifts were well planned and he always got a little something for himself. The attention to detail and communication from the woman who does this was great! Would definitely recommend!

The Rad Dad Box said...Dec 20, 2020

Lyndsie, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I am so thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed the subscription, we try really hard to make sure our Rad Dads and families are happy with the boxes! Take care and wishing you all the very best!

So cute!!

May 04, 2021
Verified Purchase
Beth M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 6 months

Always a fun surprise with Rad Dad!

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Shipping Policy
First box ships within 2 business days of your order
Between the 25th and 28th of the month (exceptions below)
Renews monthly on the 11th
June and December boxes will ship earlier in the month to ensure arrival by Father's Day and Christmas.
Cancellation & Refund Policy

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