With coronavirus procedures effectively getting worse again around the country, shopping is likely to become as challenging as it was in March. With our favorite stores and restaurants likely closing in anticipation of a second shutdown, it’s going to be a hassle to shop anywhere again. Fortunately, the best subscription boxes for men make this whole pandemic much easier.
Generally speaking, the best subscription service boxes all work the same. On a regular basis (be it once a month, a few times each year or somewhere in between), each company will send you a box full of things you might like. For Trunk Club that means fresh new threads, whereas Un’Kuppd delivers coffee to your door. Regardless of the price or regularity, each is set with the same goal in mind: eliminating the need to pick up new things. This, in turn, gives you just a sliver of free time back to enjoy. And for a nominal fee, we think these cool subscription boxes for men are worth it.
Below, we’ve collected the top subscription boxes for men which have the power to transform your look from top to bottom, and your bar cart from front to back. We’ve tried to cover anything and everything you might need with an extensive list of our favorite monthly subscription boxes for men.
Use these as a jumping-off point, get your subscriptions set up, and see just how easy they can be. Though you may not need all of the boxes below, there are plenty that will chip away at the endless list of errands you’ve somehow accumulated.
1. Nordstrom Trunk Club
BEST CLOTHING BOX
If you are trying to expand your style horizon, but perhaps are unsure where to begin your journey, look no further than style subscription box, Trunk Club. This fashion-forward — but not over-the-top — fashion box will act as a personal stylist that works with your specific taste. To begin, you will fill out a questionnaire, and the team at Trunk Club will send some items you’re sure to love, as well as some designed to push the envelope. Maybe you were unsure about wearing a silk paisley pocket square, but since it just WORKS with the grey blazer they also sent you, now you’re into it.
This attention to personal style and fashion know-how makes Trunk Club one of the best clothing subscription boxes for men. Pricing is based upon what you keep from the box. However, like a lot of clothing subscription services that depend on regular returns, customer service can be a mixed bag.
2. Harry’s Shaving
BEST SHAVE KIT
While beards are more commonplace now than they have ever been in modern history, some either can’t grow a proper one or must keep their face clean-shaven for work. Others still are follicularly challenged above the beard, and want to “rock” the Dwayne Johnson clean-shave look! Harry’s provides a monthly subscription for all your shaving needs, of which they have several different options, starting at $15. Plus, Harry’s makes high-quality shaving cream you can’t just buy from a store.
3. Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix isn’t just one of the best clothing subscription boxes for men. It’s also one of the best subscription boxes for men, period. This subscription service delivers clothing and accessories that have been handpicked by a certified stylist, and it’s perfect both for men who love shopping and men who hate shopping. However, Stitch Fix also has a great no-commitment system, so you don’t have to be locked into a recurring membership to benefit from their wardrobe-upgrading boxes.
They source their clothing from a wide range of brands, so you can pick up boardshorts from O’Neill, suits from Ralph Lauren and high-end loungewear from Rag & Bone all in one subscription. Stitch Fix is less geared towards style help than Trunk Club, so we recommend it for guys who already know a bit about dressing themselves well.
BEST COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION
If you’re looking to try new coffees that aren’t readily available at your grocery store, consider Trade’s coffee subscription service. While some services offer their own in-house coffees, Trade is more of a curator, selecting different coffees from independent roasters and sending them to you. You start by answering a questionnaire that Trade uses to curate a selection of the best beans. You can also choose between ground and whole bean, and set the delivery frequency. (Check out our roundup of other coffee clubs, too).
5. Bespoke Post
BEST FOR MANLY GOODIES
Bespoke Post is one of the best monthly subscription boxes for men because, well, it’s just manly and plain entertaining. The monthly box service sends out a wide variety of men’s goodies every month, ranging from grooming products to beach gear to food. It’s certainly one of the most fun monthly subscription boxes for men, as it’s basically like wandering around a premium men’s department store from home. Each box is $45 (with contents valued around $70), and if you’re not happy with any box you can swap it for another or skip that month altogether.
Seriously, this is one great box. If you love an element of surprise when opening a monthly box, this is the service to choose. Check out some of Bespoke Post’s most recent boxes and see what manly surprises are in store.
BEST MEAL KIT
Love cooking, hate prep? HelloFresh makes it easy, by sending you a box of pre-proportioned meals. These aren’t microwave meals —you have to be willing to actually cook. But HelloFresh makes it easy and eliminates those I-forgot-to-buy-the-most-important-ingredient moments. The way it works is that you choose how many meals you’d like per week and for how many people. If you have any favorites, you can specifically choose them from that week’s menu. And if you’re going out of town or just don’t want a box that week, you can skip deliveries as often as you need, as long as you request it five days in advance. And since every ingredient is pre-measured, HelloFresh cuts down on food waste.
7. MeUndies Underwear
Who doesn’t like the feeling of a brand new pair of underwear? Some people aspire to wear a brand new pair every day, and though that’s a little absurd, we see where they’re coming from. MeUndies provides several subscription options starting at $16 per month for one pair, and have an airtight guarantee, if you don’t like your first pair, you get a full refund within 90 days. From the basic blacks and blues, to grand and wild patterns, pick up a pair for a boring Monday through to a wild Saturday night.
BEST FOR LOVERS OF FINE SPIRITS
In the interest of expanding your palate, why not try some fine spirits as well? We’re big fans of Flaviar, a top-shelf alcohol subscription service, costing either $300 a year or $95 a quarter, that avails you the opportunity to sample the best whiskey, bourbons, scotches . . . anything your heart desires. Use it as a means to expand your home bar, and sample some with your buddies at night in celebration. On a regular basis, they ship you samples of different spirits to try, plus a full-sized bottle. From there you can go in and fine-tune your presences while expanding your horizons.
9. Best Grooming Box: Birchbox Man
BEST TO STAY FRESH
Getting your grooming regimen dialed-in with a subscription service will eliminate the need to shop, and it’ll also let you sample a variety of grooming products to find the right one. This means you’ll save time, and look better too. With Birchbox Man, you get an initial sample box, and then a $5 credit toward building your perfect grooming kit. From soaps and cleansers to shave creams and serums, Birchbox wants to help build a fresher you. And when you run out, just click a button for a refill.
BEST FOR HAIR LOSS
Hims is one of our favorite subscription brands because they send guys the stuff we really hate shopping for, such as hair loss products. Hims’ complete hair kit comes with a combination of supplements, anti-hair-loss shampoo, and special medication that will keep your mane looking thick and handsome.
BEST FOR MUSIC LOVERS
We’ve talked about it before, but VNYL is easily our favorite subscription boxes for music lovers. Choose between a one-time box, a three-month subscription or an entire year’s worth, and get three vinyl records curated to your music taste delivered directly to your door each time. If not for you, a VNYL box makes an excellent gift to give your favorite music lover in your life if you happen to know their music taste. Our e-commerce editor Tyler had the chance to try VNYL out a few months back and he loved his experience. It’s a total must-try!
BEST FOR ACCESSORY OBSESSIVES
Clothing delivery boxes can be skimpy when it comes to accessories, so if you’re a watch enthusiast, you might want to try WatchGang. Naturally, if you’re the type who only needs one watch, this won’t be the club for you. But if you’re a budding collector, trying on new watches you might not have otherwise considered is a unique thrill. Watches can range very widely in price, which is why WatchGang lets you choose your tier. There are even weekly giveaways for top brands like Rolex.
13. Hunt a Killer
BEST FOR TRUE CRIME LOVERS
For all you true crime lovers out there, boy, do we have the subscription box for you. Hunt a Killer is a super fun fiction game where you (plus anyone who wants to join you) can act as a detective in order to get to the bottom of a crime. The game is quite addicting and will have you on the edge of your seat trying to solve the puzzle. Hunt a Killer works as a great gift for any true crime nerd to play with friends, and each month, there’s a new story for you to begin solving.
14. Cratejoy Mystery Pleasure Box
SEXIEST GIFT BOX
Get a sexy surprise right at your front door once a month with this discreetly-packed mystery pleasure box from Cratejoy. Each box has a slew of naughty items ranging from toys to bedroom accessories to potions to lotions, ridding your need to ever head to a sex store ever again. Boxes come five different ways, in the form of either three couples options (boy/girl, boy/boy and girl/girl) or solo gender options. So, whether you’re getting maximum playtime during quarantine or you’re looking to spice up your sex life solo, these boxes will definitely leave you consistently surprised month to month.
BEST PICK ME UP
A truly good cup of coffee can start your day properly, while a bad one can leave you feeling worse than you were without it. Enjoy the aroma and the pleasant pick me up of caffeine with Un’Kuppd. This monthly service sends an assortment of pour-over coffee packs to your door. The best part? All you need to do is add hot water. Each pack comes with a filter made to fit an array of mugs. No more crappy K cups or waiting in line at your local coffee shop.
16. Accessories: Sprezza Box
BEST FOR A FEW EXTRA DETAILS
If you love accessories you can’t find at your generic department store, then this is one of the best men’s subscription boxes for you. “Sprezzatura,” or the Italian sentiment behind a studied choice to break the rules of fashion in your own special way, is the namesake behind Sprezza box. Sprezza Box specializes in accessories, like sunglasses, ties and wallets. They conveniently deliver all these hand-selected items in curated boxes, that make great gifts for a graduate, a busy traveler, or someone who just landed a new job and needs an upgrade. Most of these accessory brands are small independent brands you wouldn’t be able to find in a store, so you’re not only getting something unique, but you’re also supporting up-and-coming designers and businesses.
17. Craft Beer Club
BEST FOR BEER LOVERS
Nevermind the fact that their website looks like it was designed in the Web 1.0 days; Craft Beer Club is one of the best ways to try new beers every month. While some subscriptions have different tiers, Craft Beer Club keeps it simple — one flat rate, one box size, free shipping to the continental US. You can, however, choose how often you want a shipment — monthly, every other month or quarterly. Each box includes 12 12-ounce beers. Each box includes four different styles (three beers each) and they come with tasting notes, pairing suggestions and other detailed info.
18. Nice Laundry Quarlterly Sock Box
BEST SOCK BOX
We’ve written about Nice Laundry before when we named them the best sock subscription box. This brand doesn’t over-deliver to the point that you get sick and tired of receiving the box, which can be a problem with some of the best subscription boxes for men. Instead, once a quarter, Nice Laundry will deliver six pairs of men’s socks plus a special edition bonus pair. Stock up on these essentials with socks of varying colors and patterns.
BEST FOR YOUR INNER CAVEMAN
ButcherBox is a great way to get high-quality meats for the chest-pounding caveman in you. Heritage Breed Pork, Steaks, Chicken and more are all available through this subscription service. Use this as an excuse to learn several different preparations of each of them, and make an impression next time you have people over for dinner. Starting at $129, you get several pounds of meat — all steaks, all chicken, all salmon, or a mix of your choosing. No more haggling with the guy behind the butcher’s counter at your local supermarket, quality meats are coming to you.
BEST FOR WINE AFICIONADOS
Knowing a few things about wine is a skill everyone should partake in, if only for the opportunity to enjoy it just that much more with your meals and with friends. Winc’s pricing starts at $39 per month and goes up from there based upon quantity. To set you up, Winc asks you a handful of questions and then ships you a regular amount of wine based on your palate. And if you’re really looking to level up your dining game, try pairing this subscription with ButcherBox above!
21. Colognes: Scent Box
The best cologne can get very expensive, and finding the right one is tough. Scent Box solves this by sending you a small monthly delivery of cologne, as well as samples to find the perfect scent. The chic spray bottle (which arrives in an equally chic black box) has just enough fragrance to last you a month. (We liked that these bottles were all travel-sized, so they fit in our toiletry kit and carry-on luggage for our trips, letting us take our new scents with us on the go). If you like the cologne sample they sent you, there’s an option (usually with a coupon code) to get the full-size bottle. If you don’t, wait 30 days and you’ll get your next scent in the mail.
This is a great way to try out new fragrances from the convenience of home and to discover new colognes often before anyone else. Some people find that “signature” scent and stick to it forever. Others like to switch it up and keep things (smelling) fresh. Scent Box works for both types of people. In the end, you’ll end up smelling better, and you’ll have a few extra dollars in your pocket too.
22. Boxwalla Book Box
BEST FOR BOOK LOVERS
Even if you’re a dedicated reader, it can be hard to keep up with the best new books. We’ve written about our favorite science fiction books and the best books for men recently, but with libraries closed, how can you stay on top of the latest fiction? Boxwalla makes it easy by sending you two great new reads every month for just $35. The Book Box is a fair price and contains the right amount of books, which is why Boxwalla was one of our top picks for the best subscription box for men.
BEST NERDY GIFT BOX
If your tastes skew nerdy, LootCrate is the box to get. They send a sampling of different collectibles, comics and T-shirts. You can also customize the box you get to your preferred fandom — Loot Sci-Fi and Loot Fright are just a couple of examples.
24. Daily High Club
BEST FOR SMOKERS
For those who love to imbibe in a little greenery every now and then, Daily High Club or “DHC” is a great place to add a few extra treats and accessories to your stores. Starting at only $1 a month for some basics (including rolling papers and some accessories), and going up to a $29.99 mega box that includes glassware, basics, and mystery items, this is an easy and convenient way to keep your smoking setup varied and plentiful. Never worry about running out of papers or smoking utensils again!
BEST FOR CANDLE LOVERS
Set the scene with gorgeous smelling scents and an ambiance that will put any dim electrical light to shame: it’s candle time. Vellabox is a monthly candle subscription service that’s an extremely affordable option for candle lovers to experience new scents they otherwise wouldn’t buy. Scents are curated depending on the season, so you’ll never get an awkwardly scented spring candle when receiving your box in the winter. Because, yikes. Vellabox will help bring your at-home quiet place just a little more peace.
26. Dollar Shave Club
THE ORIGINAL SUBSCRIPTION BOX
Dollar Shave Club was one of the first big subscription boxes for men, and they’re still killing it. Now they offer a variety of grooming supplies, but shaving remains their bread-and-butter. Although they still go by Dollar Shave Club, the brand’s shave starter kit is actually $5. But we promise your face will be very grateful for those extra $4, as the kit now includes high-quality shaving products as well as razor blades. Dollar Shave Club teamed up with Dr. Carver to offer incredible shave products including hydrating shave butter, prep scrub and soothing post-shave dew. If you hate cheap disposable razors, this is one of the top shaving subscription boxes for a reason.
27. BarkBox Dog Toys & Treats Box
BEST FOR PET OWNERS
Just like you might get tired of wearing the same clothes or eating the same food, your dog might get bored with their toys. BarkBox is a great way to keep your dog entertained because two new toys are shipped every month. Plus, each box comes with treats and chews that your pup can enjoy. BarkBox is available for small, medium and big dogs.
BEST FOR FOODIES
Goldbelly is one of the most unique subscription services in terms of sheer variety. While many subscription services offer basically one package, Goldbelly has tons of unique subscription boxes. The way it works is that they partner with restaurants and small shops all over the country to deliver tasty, fresh foods right to your door. Want to try the best bagels in New York but can’t afford the plane ticket? Goldbelly will deliver them to your door. Boxes include bacon, pizza and BBQ boxes. But if you want to be surprised, choose Best of Goldbelly for a mix of the best sweet and savory foods.