Purchasing a special item on behalf of another is a lofty task that is even more daunting when the recipient in question is your dad.
Father’s Day shopping can be a pain for those of us who no longer live at home and are unsure if dad’s hobbies still revolve around lawn care and cocktail peanuts. So, when in doubt, we recommend going the already- curated-for-him Father’s Day subscription-box route. Whether for gifts or for groceries, subscription boxes have risen in popularity as a welcome gift-giving convenience. It's also a The 18 subscriptions ahead do the heavy lifting gifting for you by creating thoughtful care packages across a wide range of categories — including wellness, food, and fashion — and delivering them directly to your pop’s doorstep. Whatever he’s into these days, there’s a fitting one-off or recurring surprise shipment out there that will make his day (or week, or month, or even his year). From craft hot sauce to small-batch roasted coffee and beard-care shipments, shower your papa in care-package love on Sunday, June 19. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Fuego Box Hot Sauce Subscription For the padre who loves all things spicy, this small-batch hot sauce subscription (which includes four quarterly shipments with three bottles each) will ensure that he's never without a totally unique, artisanal bottle of liquid heat. Shop Fuego Box Fuego Box Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription, $, available at Food52 Butcher Box Grilling Subscription Get the grill-master what he wants most: a limited edition gift box of recurring monthly shipments of grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and heritage pork just in time for cookout season. Each Butcher Box contains meat that is completely antibiotic- and hormone-free. Shop Butcher Box Butcher Box Mixed Box, $, available at Butcher Box Dollar Shave Club Grooming Subscription Dads with strong beard games will cherish this subscription set tailored to their specific grooming routines and preferences via either a one-off gift box or recurring monthly shipments — each package is filled with all the essentials from shaving cream to razors, handles, deodorant, face and body wash, and more. Shop Dollar Shave Club Dollar Shave Club Dollar Shave Club, $, available at Dollar Shave Club Man Crates Whiskey Subscription Not a subscription, per se, but a shipment of curated, die-hard whiskey connoisseur essentials that are delivered directly to your dad’s doorstep in celebration of his honorary day. Spirits not his thing? Man Crates offers boxes curated for a variety of interests, including grilling, sports, and smoked meat. Shop Man Crates Man Crates Whiskey Appreciation Crate, $, available at Man Crates Scentbird Cologne Subscription Fragrance startup Scentbird doesn't just offer monthly perfume deliveries for the commitment-averse among us; they have a robust array of colognes as well. Whether your dad has worn the same signature scent for as long as you can remember or loves to mix it up, a sampler of scents is the perfect gift that'll make of think of you with every spritz. Shop Scentbird ScentBird 3 month gift subscription, $, available at ScentBird Hemp Crate Co. CBD Subscription Give your papa the gift of ~chill~ with one of Hemp Crate Co.’s many CBD subscription boxes. This explorer box is perfect for newbies looking to delve into the CBD realm without totally tripping out. Shop Hemp Crate Co. Hemp Crate Co. Hempa The Explorer, $, available at Hemp Crate Co. BLK & Bold Coffee & Tea Subscription If your dad runs on java, then surprise him with a coffee (or tea) delivery with a cause — this Black-founded and run business pledges 5% of all its proceeds to initiatives that support at-risk youth programming and workforce development as well as eradicating youth homelessness. In addition to curating one-off care packages, BLK & Bold also offers a Subscribe & Save option that allows dad to automatically receive his coffee or tea gift on future dates and frequencies of his choosing. Shop BLK & Bold BLK & Bold The Warm Up: Western Conference, $, available at BLK & Bold — PAID — Give your dad the gift of prioritizing his health and wellness. With the Fitbit Versa 2, he'll have all the fitness tools he needs at his fingertips, like 24/7 heart rate tracking, built-in Amazon Alexa, sleep tracking, and Spotify. And with a free three-month trial of Fitbit Premium included, don't be surprised if he never takes it off. Fitbit Versa 2™, $, available at Fitbit The Daily High Club Smoking Accessories Subscription Whether you're gifting this one to your dad-dad or your partner who is a dad, this online headshop offers everything but the actual stuff they smoke. He'll get monthly shipments of themed accessories, from premium rolling papers to novelty-shaped bowls and lighters. Shop The Daily High Club The Daily High Club El Primo, June Subscription Box, $, available at The Daily High Club Horti Plant Subscription Since we do not subscribe to dad stereotypes, here is a trendy plant subscription for your green-thumbed father. Horti sends one plant surprise (in an aesthetically pleasing planter) complete with detailed care instructions to your chosen giftee's doorstep each month, with the option to skip where needed. (Options for pet-friendly leafy friends are also available!) Shop Horti Horti Month to month, $, available at Horti The Beard Club Grooming Subscription Dads deserve some pampering, too — this specialty grooming subscription for men delivers a monthly assortment of five essential beard care products to keep any dad’s facial hair game on point. Best of all, he can shop from curated sets or customize his own personalized product selection tailored to his skin type. Shop The Beard Club The Beard Club Beard Growth Kits, $, available at The Beard Club Box Dog Dog Toys & Gear Subscription If you sometimes think the dog is your dad’s favorite child, why not make him (and the freakin’ dog) happy with a monthly box of wacky puppy accessories. Give the gift of ombre leashes, silk bandanas, doggy backpacks, and more unnecessary-but-very-necessary treats for dad and his best friend. Shop Box Dog Box Dog Box Dog 6-Month Plan, $, available at Box Dog Trade Coffee Coffee & Cold Brew Subscription Upgrade your dad’s coffee game with a Trade Coffee subscription — you might even get a scoop or two yourself. From cold brew bags to classic dark roast grounds, these curated collections are guaranteed to replace morning yawns with lifted eyebrows and satisfied taste buds. Shop Trade Coffee Trade Gift Coffee Subscription, $, available at Trade Breo Elevated Essentials Subscription If your dad’s hobbies are tough to define, go with a subscription that covers a range of categories with unique product picks in lifestyle, tech, home, fitness, and more. Each hand-packed wooden box comes stocked with five to eight premium goods curated to fit the specific season. It can either ship as a one-time gift purchase or a recurring three-month shipment. Shop Breo Breo box seasonal (new box every 3 months), $, available at Breo Loot Crate Horror Fan Subscription For the Scream fathers; a one, to three, six-month, or yearly shipment of exclusive horror-fan loot will surely impress — each surprise box is filled with an assortment of horror movie collectibles that dad will go nuts over. Shop Loot Crate Loot Crate Horror Movies Collectibles, $, available at Loot Crate Firstleaf Wine Subscription As far as wine subscriptions go, Firstleaf is a reader favorite and spot-on parental gifting material. Its competitively priced selection of award-winning international and domestic wines is matched to your pop’s personal profile so you can ensure he is getting a tailored-to-his-taste shipment. Send him this oldie-but-goodie bundle to whet his appetite before signing up for the flexible monthly subscription service. Shop Firstleaf Firstleaf Father’s Day Favorites Mixed bundle, $, available at Firstleaf Sock Fancy Sock Subscription This is not another pair of sad socks for Father’s Day! These are fancy socks. The monthly shipment service lets you take your pick from one or two pairs of 70% combed cotton crew or no-show socks in styles that escalate from “less bold” to “bold” to “surprise me.” Shop Sock Fancy Sock Fancy Two-Pair Subscription (3 Months), $, available at Sock Fancy Swinger Box Swinger Box Subscription If your dad plays golf, say “Happy Father's Day” in the simplest but most powerful way possible: monthly shipments of premium golf accessories delivered right to his doorstep. Shop Cratejoy Swingerbox.com Swinger Box, $, available at Cratejoy Vinyl Me, Please Record Subscription Made for the classic-rock dad, this music membership ships off an exclusive record each month to its recipients. Choose from different styles ( essentials, classics, and rap & hip hop) and swap out monthly records for a different one of your choosing. Shop Vinyl Me, Please Please, Vinyl Me Vinyl Me, Please Gift Membership, $, available at Please Gift Membership, Vinyl Me Watch Gang Watch Subscription If your father is a “watch guy,” then try signing him up for a premium service that allows members to browse, try out, and keep the luxury timepiece styles they love with discounts that are up to five times the retail value. Members are also granted exclusive access to a private Facebook group where they can exchange and sell their chosen watches. And, as an added bonus, once enrolled, your pops will be entered for weekly chances to win his very own Rolex, TAG Heuer, or Seiko. Shop Watch Gang Watch Gang Black Tier Membership (Month To Month), $, available at Watch Gang SprezzaBox Style Subscription Whether your father is a bonafide fashionista or just the opposite, this trendy subscription box will take his style game to new heights — each one-off or recurring monthly shipment is filled with a stylist-curated selection of five or six premium fashion goods that he can proudly sport on his special day and beyond. Shop SprezzaBox SprezzaBox Monthly Gift Subscription, $, available at SprezzaBox Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Dad-Approved Father’s Day Gifts From $8 & Up Father's Day Gifts For Foodies Crafty Father's Day Gadgets For Every Dad