For the man who seems to have everything in his life (he has you, doesn’t he?), it can be difficult to come up with a creative and useful gift that will remind him of how special he is. A “World’s Greatest Dad,” mug will be in the donation bin next month. If you are looking for a gift that keeps on giving and will remind him of you throughout the year, consider a subscription box. The subscriptions could be monthly or quarterly deliveries containing items that match his interests, be it tennis, hunting, Ford Mustangs, hiking, tactical survival or golf. The list is immense and creative. Pricing ranges from $10 per box to $100 per box. Here are a few subscription box ideas to get your creative gift-giving ideas flowing.
The Barrel and Blade subscription box is for the tactical and survival enthusiast. Their site boasts, “if we won't use it - we won't send it. Each month get the best tactical, survival and EDC gear delivered to your door. Top experts in their fields ensure you receive the highest quality and most useful products.” EDC is short for “every day carry,” like whatever a guy carries in his pocket, from a pocketknife or flashlight to chapstick and personal protection.
Islebox contains the latest gear for hiking, camping or even traveling through the airport. The website states, “Get the most out of your adventures. Save your energy for the trail. We’ll find the best products for you.” Choose a one-time box, or subscribe to receive a monthly box full of useful items.
For the Ford Mustang owner or enthusiast, try PonyCrate. The subscription box contains items for every Stang lover, from car washing equipment to monthly custom-made T-shirts and accessories. A satisfied customer wrote, “When you receive your #ponycrate, you will want to go show off. Clean up the Stang, hit the streets in your new T-shirt and show everyone what you got!”
For your tennis player, consider Tennis Trunk. This monthly box made just for the man found frequently on the court boasts, “You’ll always get two cans of tennis balls, and the rest of the tennis products change after your first box. In the past, our tennis gift boxes have included apparel, sports towels, socks, wristbands, overgrips, protein bars, energy gels and much more!” Makes a great gift for teens as well.
If the dad in your life knows what EMOM stands for, The EMOM Box is a perfect Father’s day gift for him. EMOM (“every minute on the minute”) is a workout term used by the most ardent of workout people. The subscription box is filled with fresh gear, WOD (workout of the day) accessories and healthy snacks.
Final tip: If you don’t see a subscription box that would fit the bill this Father’s Day, check out the website Cratejoy.com for a plethora of subscription boxes created for men (and women) and their hobbies, interests and passions.
As a personal wardrobe consultant and owner of Alpharetta-based Fashion With Flair, Lori Wynne helps people look their best. Connect with her at fashionwithflair.com.