10 Best Monthly Subscription Boxes for Men
Here we'll go over the best options you currently have along with there Pros and Cons, and what to look out for before you set up your subscription. If you are shopping for the best monthly subscription boxes for men for yourself, then it will be a little easier to narrow down your choices since you know your needs best.
However, if you are searching for someone else make sure to take a look at how much you are willing to spend and what the box has to offer. Enjoy!
10 Best Monthly Subscription Boxes
1. Dollar Shave Club
Easy to pause or cancel a subscription
Some users thought the blades weren't quite as good as in-store name brand razors.
This relatively new company started sending out its first boxes in March of 2012 with the sole purpose of providing high-quality products at a fraction of the price as razors in stores. If you love getting fresh blades every month, along with some other top-notch skin care, then Dollar Shave Club is for you.Read more
Your first month you’ll start with the “Best F***ing Starter Set” which includes the 6-blade Executive razor and the Sh*t, Shower & Shave Kit, all for $5. The Sh*t, Shower & Shave Kit includes sample sizes of Dr. Carver's Easy Shave Butter, Wanderer Calming Body Cleanser and One Wipe Charlies. Each month after that you will receive fresh blades (4 cartridges) for only $9. Did you love the Calming Cleanser or the Easy Shave Butter? Easily add a full-size version to your next order.,
Ease of Use
Dollar Shave Club makes it easy to subscribe, pause, cancel or skip a month. Don’t shave very often? You can choose to set up your delivery for every other month or pause your subscription up to 3 months.
The first month, pay $5 for the Best F***ing Starter Set. Replacement blades are $9 after that. So, overall, it is well worth the cost--especially if you have a serial shaver on your hands.
Razors can be expensive, but an electric razor just doesn’t give that smooth close shave. So in comes Dollar Shave Club. No more spending insane amounts of money on disposable razors from the drug store.
2. Bean Box Coffee Sampler
Local Seattle small batch roasters
Comes with an additional treat
Not enough coffee for those who wish to drink it every day.
There are not too many things better in life than a good cup of coffee. If you are a coffee aficionado, then check out the Bean Box Coffee Sample. This company was created by two former software engineers and has been shipping premium coffee since 2014. In each monthly sampler, Bean Box features coffee from the best small batch roasters in Seattle.Read more
Each box comes with 4 hand-picked coffees from Seattle's best small batch roasters like Ladro, Zoka, Slate and more. You will receive a total of a half a pound of whole bean coffee that's been freshly roasted (shipped within 48 hours after roasting) and includes tasting notes, tips on brewing the coffee, roasters profiles and a special artisan treat to go with your coffee. Not into caffeine? Bean Box offers decaffeinated options as well.
Ease of Use
This coffee is really easy to use. You can just stick it in your coffee machine and voila you are done. If you have a Keurig just use it in the container that came with it and you are good to go
This is a sampler box, so don't expect to get 4 "normal" size bags of coffee. Depending on how much coffee you drink in a month, I'm going to guess you will need to buy more coffee. If you are looking for a monthly subscription to satisfy your daily coffee craving of local small-batch crafted coffee, this would not be it. This is a treat, experience and certainly some high-quality coffee, and thus, worth the money.
Choose between one, three, six and twelve-month delivery options. Shipping is free. Coffee is shipped out every Wednesday, so if you'd like to cancel, make sure to do so on Thursday by the end of the day the week before your next scheduled shipment, Still not sure if you will like it? Try your first month FREE. Just pay for shipping.
Fill out a profile to receive products that fit your needs
Includes high-quality gear
Expensive for a subscription box
Here at RunnerClick, we are all about fitness and keeping yourself healthy, so it is no surprise that we would love StrengthCrate! They don't leave anything out of this box. Simply fill out a profile and they will make a StrengthCrate specifically for you!Read more
After you fill out your profile, you'll be sent one of two boxes (your choice). The first is the Game-Day Crate which includes 5-6 products such as supplements, apparel, workout gear, gym accessories and more. But if you are looking for a little more, check out the G.O.A.T Crate for some bigger, more pricier items. Some examples of items found in a StrengthCrate include Caveman Coffee MCT Oil, EXO knee sleeve, Virus’ Jade Technology Shorts and AI K-Tape.
Ease of Use
If you are a fitness enthusiast you will love all of the products this box has to offer. More than likely you will be familiar with how to use the box or, at a minimum, you will be able to easily figure it out.
The Game-Day Crate will run you $60 a month and the G.O.A.T. Crate is $80. You will be getting some substantial gear in this box, so the value might be worth it if you are looking for some great apparel, supplements and much more!
Choose from month to month, every 3 months and quarterly memberships. Cancel anytime, but make sure to cancel before the 22nd of the month or you will be charged for another box for the following month.
4. Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
5 different clubs to choose from
Comes with tasting notes and food pairing recommendation,
You've just finished your weekend long run. It's time to kick back, relax and grab a brew from your latest Beer of the Month box. This monthly subscription company has been sending out the best-microbrewed craft beers since 1994.Read more
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club offers 5 different packages! Choose from U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club, Hops-Head Beer Club, the International Beer Club, the U.S., and International Variety Beer Club and the Rare Beer Club. Each shipment (with the exception of the Rare Beer Clubs) comes with twelve 12 oz beers and a monthly newsletter that goes over the beers tasting notes, brewery profiles, food pairings and more.
How do they select the beers? The company has several brewmasters and beer judges that handpick the month's selection so you know you'll be getting the best of the best. If you are looking for extra special beer such as limited release or imported craft beers, try out the Rare Beer Club which comes with either 2, 4 or 6 750ml bottles of two different featured beers.
Ease of Use
When it comes to ease of use there isn't much we can say--all you have to do is crack open your bottle, turn the tv on, and get to watching the game!
Once you add in shipping, you are looking around $45 a month for their cheapest subscription. But this is, after all, microbrewed craft beer. But after that long run, don't you deserve to treat yourself? Also, the company believes in their monthly selection so much that they offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and will either replace or refund your purchase.
There is a minimum of a two-month subscription sign up. You can sign up for an ongoing membership.
Easy to cancel
Includes both well-known name brands and smaller brands with innovative products
Value of products more than the cost of the box
Most of what comes in the box is nutrition products, so unless you are looking for more runner "stuff" this may not be the box for you.
Well, of course, we were going to include a runner's box! (We are RunnerClick after all, right?) Started in 2012, StrideBox wants to help beginners to advanced runners find new fun and useful products that will enhance their running experience. If you are looking to try out the latest (and perhaps the tastiest) running related products, sign up for this monthly subscription. It may uncover a new running must have or a fun treat!Read more
In each box, you will receive 4-6 products from both big and small brands. This includes nutrition, running gear & accessories, body care and miscellaneous items such as recipes, stickers, and more.
Ease of Use
This one is perfect for runners! They offer a variety of products to choose from, so you will get options.
The StrideBox is a deal! Only $15 a month for a variety of runner goodies. Added bonus: shipping is free.
StrideBox is sent out once a month, before the 7th of every month. StrideBox is month to month or buy a gift subscription for 1, 3 or 6 months. Want to cancel? Simply email them and let them know you want to cancel. It's that simple.
Two different box subscriptions to choose from
Grooming profile allows for products to fit your specific skin type, hair type, and style
Products are only sample size.
No, this isn't your wife's or girlfriend's Birchbox monthly subscription filled with beauty products and accessories. This box is specifically designed for men. After the success of the Birchbox for women, founders Katia and Hayley decided to offer a Birchbox just for men. In 2012, Birchbox Man began shipping grooming and lifestyle products to men to help you find products you'll love!Read more
Each month you'll receive 5 samples of grooming products. This could be beard care, face care, hair products and more. But before that, fill out a profile so that the products they select will work best for your skin type, hair type, and style. Looking for a little more? Sign up for the BichboxMan Plus. On top of the 5 grooming product samples, you'll get a "lifestyle" item such an accessory, tech gadget or the like.
Ease of Use
If you like to sample new products before you buy, then you will love this box! It offers tons of different things to choose from.
Another great value. Only $10 a month for the BirchboxMan and $20 for the BirchboxMan Plus!
Choose from monthly or every 6 months. No longer want anymore a Birchbox? Cancel anytime.
7. Spartan Carton
Two box options
MSRP for products are guaranteed to add up to the value you paid or more
Easy to upgrade or downgrade
Warrior Box option is expensive
Are you training like a Spartan? Do you want to train like a Spartan? Well here's a little something to keep you on the Spartan Path. Each month the Spartan Carton offers a variety of snacks, supplements, and gear tailored to your level. Find out if you are you a Citizen or a Warrior!Read more
Choose between a Citizen box or the Warrior Box. The Citizen box comes with 3 supplements, 3 snacks and a piece of outdoor or workout gear. The Warrior Box is everything in the Citizen box plus higher end workout and outdoor gear as well as some occasional extras whether it be gear or consumables. Examples of workout and outdoor gear include fire starters, resistance bands, massage kits, EDC gear and more.
Both boxes come with recipes and suggested workouts to help you change up your routine and can be done at home or while traveling.
Ease of Use
If you are into mud runs, then you will love this one. It is perfect for anyone who likes to try out new things and likes a constant change when it comes to the products they receive. The stuff they send is easy to use or figure out.
Spartan Carton guarantees that the products you receive will add up to (or be more than) what you paid for the box. Spartan Carton lists everything that was in the Spartan Carton Box and their MSRP so you know what type of deal you are getting. Not sure if Spartan Carton is for you? Try the Citizen Box first, coming in at only $25. Love your Spartan Carton? Upgrade to the Warrior for $99.
Choose from month to month subscription or three month prepay. Users can cancel or change the order as well as upgrade or downgrade their subscription as long as they do so before the 21st of the month. You can also choose to skip a month. Spartan Cartons are shipped by the on the 14th of every month.
8. Grill Masters Club
Includes a variety of products
Products in the box are well tested before being chosen
Must love to BBQ a lot. Maybe hard to get through all the products in a month if you don't use it consistently.
If you love BBQ then this is the box for you. Turn your boring burgers and steaks into something extra delicious with the best BBQ products delivered to your door every month. Gill Masters Club only sends the best of the best, ensuring you the perfect flavor for your dinner or next BBQ party!Read more
Each box contains 4-5 BBQ products including marinades, rubs, sauces, recipes and more. Each product is reviewed and tested before going into the box, to make sure you get the best BBQ products out there. Some items found in previous boxes include Lower East Side Brisket Rub with kosher salt, black pepper, coriander, and other spice; Big Bob Gibson Habenero BBQ Sauce as well as the Big Bob Gibson White Sauce; One Legged Chicken Buffalo sauce and Suckle Busters Texas Chili Seasoning.
Ease of Use
Looking for something extra special? Start with either the BBQ Learner Bundle which includes Meathead's Award Winning Meat Temperature Guide, Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke and Aaron Franklin's A Meat Smoking Manifesto as well as a three month subscription to Grill Masters Club or try out the BBQ Booze Bundle which includes "Eat BBQ Drink Beer Repeat" beer mug, "Save Water Drink Whiskey" whiskey glass and Grill Masters Club koozie and bottle opener as well as a three month subscription to the club.
Price starts at $33 for month to month, making it a pretty good value. Choose from 1, 3, 6 or 12-month memberships. Had your fill of BBQ? Cancel at any time.
The company is pretty responsive and easy to get a hold of, so if you need to cancel or change your subscription you should not have any issues.
9. Trunk Club
Style profile will customize pieces according to your style and budget.
Choose pieces before having them sent to you.
Send back items you do not want.
Can be expensive depending on what items you choose.
There is a stylist fee.
If only we could wear our running clothes all the time. Well, I guess you could if you really wanted to. But for all the guys out there who want to look as good at the office or around the city as they do running the streets without spending hours in the store, check out Trunk Club. Personalized apparel sent to your door monthly.Read more
First, Trunk Club will have you fill out a "style profile" so they can get an idea of your likes and dislikes as well as your budget. Next, you'll speak to a stylist online who will find your clothes according to your profile. You'll receive an online preview which you will then approve or make changes to. Each box comes with 6-10 pieces. The clothes are shipped to you where you have 5 days to try on and choose which pieces you will keep and which you will send back.
Ease of Use
This one is a little more difficult because you will need to know all of your sizes when you subscribe. If you lose or gain weight, which may lead to a size change, you will need to go in and adjust your new size. Overall, this is a great option for those of you who don't have time to shop all of the time but want to make sure you still look snazzy.
Price varies from box to box as you get choose which pieces you'd like to keep and which to send back. Pricing for each piece starts at $25 and can go up to $300. Shipping and returns are free, but there is a $25 stylist charge. If you have a Nordstrom's credit card, the fee is waived.
Unlike the other boxes on this list, you have control over what your order is. It is easy to fill out the profile and chat with your stylist in order to come up with a Trunk Club box you will love! Don't want a Trunk Club box every month? Sign up for Trunk Club when you need clothes be it monthly or seasonally. Bottom line: Use Trunk Club when you need it!
10. Try The World
High-quality ingredients from around the world
Ability to "pause" subscription
Boxes are themed by country
Can purchase products you love on the website
Some customers had customer service issues, including shipping issues.
Runners love food. But are your taste buds looking for a little excitement? How about you explore the food of a new country every month without leaving home? Check out Try The World where you will receive delicious products from a new country every month!Read more
Each month you will receive a box filled with a variety of items to snack on, cook with and drink! This month the box featured 8 products from Spain including Tumaca Sauce, Paprika, Cinnamon Cookies, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and recipes from Chef Jamie Bissonnette.
Ease of Use
Subscribe monthly or every 3, 6 or 12 months. Free shipping is included. Cancel anytime. Just want to take a breather? Feel free to pause your subscription too.
Pretty good value for some high-quality ingredients from around the world. Price starts at $39 a month but drops to $29 a month if you sign up for the year.
If you decide that you want to get this subscription box, you will find that the company really is pretty good at getting in touch with you. If you want something you can cancel whenever you want, then you will like that the company is pretty lenient and get a hold of--although they do have strict guidelines.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
When choosing a monthly subscription box, you want to receive items that you’ll actually use. It’s far too easy to toss unused items into the corner of a room and to forget about all the money that you’ve wasted on them. A lot of these boxes were created for very specific interests, but there are plenty of more generalized options too.
Variety is the spice of life, and we tried to provide you with enough of that to keep you excited about receiving something new every month.
Ease of Use
While most boxes are very easy to order, some companies make you jump through hoops in order to cancel your subscription. The list above includes boxes that not only are easy to order and cancel but may also allow you to prepay for a certain amount months or pause a month to month subscription.
If you’ve ever had to argue with the company about the cancellation process, then you can definitely appreciate this. It’s a lot easier to log into an account and cancel your monthly delivery than it is to sit on hold and wait on a cranky customer service rep. This is why we took this into consideration when compiling our list. Getting trapped in an auto-ship nightmare isn’t something that we’d wish on anyone.
The first box they receive might be a great deal, but the reoccurring monthly cost can get really expensive. We looked at both the monthly cost of the box and the value of everything that comes with it. This includes the return policies and the prices you’re going to pay for shipping. Some of the more expensive boxes may seem a little over-the-top, but the items inside are definitely worth every penny.
The majority of what we featured is fairly inexpensive and gives you a wide range of different products to choose from. No matter what your preference, there should be something here that fits your budget and your taste. Also, it’s worth mentioning that many of the companies above offer pre-paid monthly subscription gift boxes for men, so if you’d like to share a month (or 3) as a gift, be sure to check if the company offers that option!
Waiting on an overdue package is no fun. This takes away from the anticipation of receiving your subscription box and can mark a company as unreliable. We looked at when the company ships their boxes, and how quickly they’re delivered to customers. A subscription box service should be consistent with their timeline and be just as reliable as any other company.
If your box contains perishables, this becomes even more important. The last thing you want to do is spend money on something that arrives spoiled.
Expert Interviews & Opinions
Whether you are a runner, athlete, or just someone who is looking for a subscription box then you will be happy to hear that we have something out there for everyone. From foodies and beer lovers to running attire and mud run gear--trust us when we say that there is something on our list for you.
If you know who you are buying for really were, the best monthly subscription boxes for men can be a great gift option. Just make sure you get something you know they will love, that they won't mind getting on a monthly basis and that you can afford.
Other Factors to Consider
While we cannot predict what will be in each box, we can get a better idea of the overall satisfaction by accounting for trusted user reviews. Many users will provide a list of what they received and their initial reaction. If customers were consistently unsatisfied or disappointed with their box or ran into a lot of customer service or shipping issues, we made sure to not include these boxes on our list. Only highly rated boxes were considered.
Purchasing recurring subscription boxes can be tricky. If you aren’t sure of the types of products that you’re getting, it can be difficult to know if you’ll really enjoy them. We also don’t want you to spend a lot of money on something that just isn’t worth it. We looked at several different factors when putting together our list.
This ranges from the types of products that you could be receiving to the price of the individual items. Everyone likes to get a deal, and some of these boxes provide great value for the cost. Read on to find out a little bit more about how we chose the best men’s subscription boxes.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Am I locked into a certain amount of time when I sign up for a subscription box?
Many subscription box companies offer a variety of options. The most common is the month to month option where you pay for each month and cancel when you no longer want to receive it. Many companies also allow you to “pause” your monthly subscriptions for a certain period of time if you need to take a break.
Other options many companies offer are signing up for every 3, 6 or 12 months. If you choose one of these options, you can usually expect a better deal, as the monthly payment will be less when you commit to a certain amount of time.
q: I don’t like anything in the box. Now what?
Some companies offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, but make sure you read the fine print before signing up. Half the fun of a subscription service is to be surprised and for the chance to learn about new products! For more of a “guarantee” on products that work for you, look for monthly subscription services that have you fill out a profile prior to receiving your first box in order to provide a customized box made especially for you.
But as previously stated, if you are unsatisfied with your box, most companies make it easy to cancel the subscription.
q: Do I have to pay for shipping too?
Fortunately, many companies include free shipping. Other companies will include the shipping cost in the monthly price. However, if you are looking for expedited shipping or are looking to order a product that requires special care, extra shipping cost could apply. Again, make sure you read the fine print before subscribing.
q: I love something that I received in my box and want more. What do I do?
Before you Google that product and purchase it online, many monthly subscription box companies make it easy for customers to purchase more of a product they received. Check out the companies website first. You may get a better deal purchasing through them! With the best monthly subscription boxes for men, you will definitely find that this happens quite often!
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