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16 Subscription Boxes for Men

Updated on November 28, 2016
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Subscription Boxes for men
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What is a Subscription Box?

I don’t know if it is a proven fact but it is certainly a popular claim that men do not like to shop. Most of us shop out of necessity but some of us might occasionally shop for vanity. Most men claim they don’t care about style but if you observe them closely you will notice that every man has a unique style. A more proper claim would be that most men don’t care to copy the way other men stay trendy.

Several years ago a new trend popped up that makes it very easy for men to acquire stuff without actually having to go shopping for it. Subscription boxes are an easy, discrete, way for men to not only shop but to discover new products that they probably would never notice.

Subscription boxes vary by company but in general, they offer a sampling of items that the consumer might be interested in. It could be new clothes, tech items, food items, grooming items, or items that cater to a unique interest. While there are plenty of gender specific subscription box offering, this article is going to focus on those for men.

Just below, I have assembled 16 subscription boxes for men that cater to various styles, personalities, and hobbies. These are subscriptions that men purchase for themselves but also make great gift ideas for men that are difficult to shop for. Each brief description will include a non-affiliate link to the company website.

Dollar Shave Club Subscription

1. Dollar Shave Club

The Dollar Shave Club has three tiers of membership ranging between $3 and $9 per month. On the first month you will receive a handle and blade cartridges and any other “extras” you select. Each month you will receive replacement cartridges for your handle and you really can’t beat the price especially if you consider that these razors are comparable in quality to any name brand razor.

Birchbox Subscription

2. Birchbox Man

The Birchbox Man subscription will provide you with a monthly selection of personalized grooming samples plus a full sized “lifestyle” product. Not only will you receive 3-4 premium name brand products but you will also find items from startups that are looking to make a name. Subscriptions start at $20 but you can save 2 months if you get a yearly subscription.

Loot Crate Subscription

3. Loot Crate

The Loot Crate is a product discovery box that caters to anyone that embraces a geek and gamer lifestyle. Each mother “Looters” will receive 6-8 new items which may include gaming or tech gear, snacks, toys, art, or hardware. Also, each month one lucky “Looter” will receive a box valued over $2000. Plans start at monthly but if you subscribe to the 3, 6, or 12 month plan you will pay the entire subscription cost upfront.

Sprezzabox Subscription

4. Sprezzabox

The Sprezzabox allows men to experience a more dapper style. Each month subscribers will receive a box full of accessories such as socks, and ties, and premium grooming products. The company claims that each box will have an actual retail value “much greater” than the monthly subscription cost. Subscriptions start at $28 per month and the 3,6,12 month plans have a one time charge.

Mantry Subscription

5. Mantry

Mantry ss a food of the month club that helps the subscriber discover American artisan food items from all over the country and delivered in a handcrafted crate. These are food products that you probably will not find in your local grocery store and you’ll also get a “NO BS recipe guide” with each box. While this subscription is at the higher end at $75 per month, you can cancel at any time without penalty.

JackedPack Subscription

6. Jackedpack

Jackedpack is a monthly subscription box with a focus on nutrition. You first select the type of box based on your personal fitness goals. Each month you will receive several nutritional supplement products in sample sizes and trial packs to give you an idea of how each product performs.

Trunk Club Subscription

7. Trunk Club

The Trunk Club is not really a monthly subscription box but it is a great way to pick up some personalized fashions. You will complete a personal fashion survey and be matched up with a personal stylist that will then make some fashion selections based on your fashion goals. You will receive the items and have the option to keep them or return the items you don’t want. You will only be charged for the items you choose to keep. You get a box as often as you want but keep in mind that these are high end department store brands and can be on the pricey side. However, if you can afford it then you can’t go wrong with your own personal stylist.

Nerd Block Subscription

8. Nerd Block

Nerd Block is a subscription box that will deliver a monthly supply of geek and gamer gear plus an exclusive shirt. All items are licensed merchandise and the shirt alone is worth the cost of the subscription. Monthly plans start at $29 and all items are “Nerd Approved.”

Horror Block Subscription

9. Horror Block

Horror Block is a subscription box that will deliver a monthly supply of horror related gear plus an exclusive shirt. This is brought to you by the same company that supplies the Nerd Block and other themed subscription boxes and the monthly plans starts at $29 as well.

Tackle Grab Subscription

10. Tackle Grab

The Tackle Grab is a subscription box that will deliver a box of baits to your door each month. The baits will match your fishing preference, such as fly fishing, freshwater, or saltwater fishing. Items will include baits, lures, and other tackle that come from “under the radar” brands. You will also be provided with fishing tips, expert interviews, and tutorial videos on their website.

Monthly Magic Box Subscription

11. Monthly Magic Box

The Monthly Magic Box comes to you with 6–10 hand picked items related to the Magic the Gathering. Items may include exclusive shirts, booster packs, dice, or anything else related to the game. Monthly plans start at $25 and there is a one time fee if you select the 3 or 6 month plan.

Wet Shave Club Subscription

12. Wet Shave Club

The Wet Shave Club will deliver a monthly selection of wet shave products such as razors, soaps, lotions, and aftershaves. Your first box includes a premium double edge razor and a boar brush to lather shaving soap with a few select saving products. The plan starts at $29 a month but you can save up to 34% if you select the yearly plan.

Danklo Subscription

13. Danklo

Danklo - This is a mystery discovery box that will come with useful items but also a random amount of cash. They claim that there may be up to $1000 in a box but most boxes will have just a few dollars in them. Since plans start at only $8, this can be an exciting subscription box to open.

EDIT: this site seems to be offline as of Nov 28, 2016.

Manpacks Subscription

14. Manpacks

Manpacks - This will deliver a selection of premium socks, ties, condoms, and other manly grooming items. Unlike the other mystery boxes, you actually get to choose the items you want delivered. If you like the item you receive you can order it again from your dashboard.

Me Undies Subscription

15. Me Undies

Me Undies - Here you will select a style of underwear you want and they will deliver right to your door each month. All products are of the highest quality and there is no need to run off to the department store. Me Undies is a brand comparable to high end brands like Calvin Klein and Cosabella. Their monthly plans starts at $16 for each product where the same style from Calvin Klien may cost $26.

Sock Fancy Subscription

16. Sock Fancy

Sock Fancy - This is a monthly sock subscription where you will receive a premium pair, or two, of socks each month. Their socks are high quality with subtle patterns or really cool graphics. If you don’t like what you receive you can return them for a new pair as long as they haven’t been opened or worn. Plans are for $9 per month for one pair or $17 per month for two pair.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, subscription boxes for men are a great way to investigate new product lines without investing a fortune. You get to examine and experience these products in your own home without being pressured by in-store salespeople. You may discover items you would have never thought of purchasing plus there is the added excitement of opening a mystery box to see what treasures you can un-box.

While most of the items you receive will be samples or just enough to allow you to make an informed judgment or impression, the ultimate goal is for manufacturers to convert you to life-long customers so be prepared to receive quality products at a fraction of their retail prices.

Subscription Boxes for Men Comparison

SUBCRIPTION BOX
IN THE BOX
STARTING PRICE
SUBSCRIPTION TERMS
Dollar Shave Club
Razor Cartridges
$3
Monthly
Birchbox Man
Personalized grooming products
$20
Monthly
Loot Crate
Goodies for the geek and gaming market
$14
1,3,6,12 month plans
Sprezzabox
Ties, socks and more
$28
Monthly
Mantry
American Artisan Food
$75
1,3,6 month plans
JackedPack
Sports nutrition samples
$14.99
Monthly
Trunk Club
Personalized Men's Fashion
Depends on what you keep
Not Contract
Nerd Block
Exclusive shirt and geek/gamer gear
$29.49
1,3,6,12 month plans
Horror Blocke
Exlusive shirt and horror related goodies
$29.49
1,3,6,12 month plans
Tackle Grab
Freshwater and Saltwater tackle
$15
1,3,6,12 month plans
Monthly Magic Box
6-10 Magic the Gathering items
$24.99
1,3,6 month plans
Wet Shave Club
Premium blades, soaps, aftershaves
$24.95
3,6 month plans
Danklo
Mystery items and CASH
$7.99
Monthly
Manpacks
Selction of socks, ties, and grooming items
$20
every 3 months
Me Undies
Premium selction of underwear
$16
Monthly
Sock Fancy
Premium selection of socks
$11
4,6,12 month plans

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    • definingglamour profile image

      Hina 23 months ago

      This is awesome! I didn't know about the men's subs! This gives me lots of ideas for my husband's next birthday gift! Thanks for an awesome article!

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      Richard Bivins 2 years ago from Charleston, SC

      LoL Whtney, what can I say? Most men aren't as delicate with their clothing... you know it grows on trees. The Loot Crate is a good choice but the undies and the Dollar Shave Club are great for the price.

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      Whitney Rose Wood 2 years ago

      This is great! I had no idea there was a Birchbox for men or that there was a monthly magic box! I had been meaning to set my husband up with a monthly subscription to Lootcrate as he is jealous of his friend's subscription...but I think he would benefit from the Me Undies more, lol. What is it with men going through socks and undies like an F-150 goes through gasoline? Voted up!