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23 Monthly Gifts Your Dad Will Actually Use

A (lazy) monthly reminder of your love...and good taste!

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1. Help him put his survival skills where his off-the-grid-reality-show-watching mouth is with this Prepper Gear Box.

It includes two to three, ("or one very cool"), items to help him prep for outdoor survival, a la Bear Grylls.

Get a monthly box from Cratejoy for $25+.

2. Let someone else pick out your designated tie gift with The Daily Knot, which has a way better selection than your local department store on Dec. 23rd.

The monthly delivery consists of an on-trend tie that'll help your dad up his street-style ante.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $11.99+.

3. Upgrade his dried meats game with the Jerky Snob, which delivers at least two bags of jerky for better snacking.

The low-carb, high-protein selections contain no MSG, nitrates, nitrites, or high fructose corn syrup.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $15+.

4. Channel his nostalgia for The Grateful Dead, vintage comics, and more with the Retro Pop Box. Plus, it'll help him populate his man cave.

Each box contains a Retro Pop Box-exclusive T-shirt, and four to six items.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $20. / Available in 70's, 80's, or 90's.

5. Help him replace his ratty old team gear -- but not the lucky jersey -- with Game Day Box.

He'll get an assortment of hand-picked, officially licensed merch from his favorite NFL, MLB, NHL, or NBA team. Yep, any of them.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $39.95.

6. Refill his liquor cabinet with the Gin Every Month box and prepare thyself for ALL The Anchorman jokes.

The spirited delivery includes a full-size bottle (750ml) of craft gin.

Get a monthly subscription from Mouth for $45+. / Also available in bourbon, whiskey, vodka, wine, and cocktail hour.

7. Mix up the playlist rotation on long family drives with The Music Box, which will intro some variety to his normal listening patterns of Styx or Frank Sinatra.

Each shipment contains at least two CDs, artist stickers, download cards, and other music-related goods.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $3. / Also available in vinyl.

8. Skip self-curating him the perfect combo of Geektastic accessories and sign up for Loot Crate instead.

Enter his T-shirt size and he'll receive four to six collectibles on the reg that are totally worth geeking out over.

Get a monthly subscription from Loot Crate for $13.95.

9. Add a little extra flair to your pop's work uniform with a Cufflinks Monthly sub.

He'll get a pair of cufflinks that fit a theme of Sports Enthusiast, Geeky is Cool, Business Professional, or Mix it up.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $12.

10. Put off the gift of an Alaskan cruise yet another year with Alaska Crate Co., which will fulfill his desire for outdoorsy stuff from The Last least for a while.

He can expect five to six Alaskan products based on the state's microbreweries, fishing, and adventure industry. The company is based out of Anchorage and Kasitsna Bay Alaska, and veteran-owned.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $29.99.

11. Tap into his love of the cross-country part of watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with the Indie States of America box that curates indie food goods, minus Guy Fieri.

The monthly haul includes four to five items from one state or region.

Get a monthly subscription from Mouth for $45+.

12. Light it up with the Southern Cigar Co. box that includes a curated selection of cigars to take off the edge every week.

He'll receive a complimentary cigar cutter and torch with his first month, and expect four cigars (with an informational card) every month after.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $39.95.

13. Source his comic-book addiction with ComicBoxer so he'll stop snagging yours.

He can expect at least five of the best new comic releases from companies like Marvel, DC, Image, and others.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $19.99.

14. Equip him with "not junk" knives for all his slicing needs -- like hunting, fishing, and tactical stuff -- with Bladesman Club.

He can count on receiving a high-quality, pro-level knife on the reg.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $29.95.

15. One-up your annual ginormous tub of holiday popcorn with the Popcorn Every Month box full of artisanal popped snacks that you can normally only afford when you find it discounted in the check-out line at Marshalls.

The snack box includes three bags of ~exotic~ popcorn varieties.

Get a monthly subscription from Mouth for $37.50.

16. Slash his time spent tracking down the perfect fishing supplies (and complaining about doing so) with Postfly Box.

This magic little box includes premium flies, tying gear, kits, and stickers. Available in different fishing varieties.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $19.

17. Take the guesswork out of selecting the perfect tome with and The Story Begins, which'll deliver two books a month in his favorite genre.

Books are new and published within the last five years. Chose from Mystery, Surprise, Book Club, Individually Wrapped, or Random.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $9.99.

18. Stock his medicine cabinet on the reg with a fresh supply of razors from Dollar Shave Club.

Pick a blade type, he'll receive a razor the first month, then a set of three refill cartridges each following month.

Get a monthly subscription from Dollar Shave Club for $1+.

19. Provide the chance to make allll the dad jokes with this golf-centric Swinger box.

Each box includes as many goodies as a glove, tees, SPF, lip balm, and six balls.

Get a monthly subscription from Swinger Box for $49+ (available in two other types).

20. Boost his spicy bragging rights with the Fuego Box to fulfill all his hot-sauce needs.

The curated selection include more than 1,000 taste-tested, small-batch sauces.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $12.95.

21. Help him get a jump start on his New Year's resolution to finally grow a veggie garden with PlowBox.

He'll receive a box every three months with seasonally-appropriate and region-specific seeds. And yes, they're certified organic and non-GMO.

Get a quarterly subscription from Cratejoy for $14.95.

22. Dissent from his usual Old Spice request and help him zero in on a new cologne with Scentbird.

Each month includes a monthly supply of your chosen fragrance for a substantial test drive.

Get a three-month subscription from Scentbird for $44.

23. And if you're going to get him socks, opt for some stylish dress ones via Southern Scholar.

The package includes a pair of un-boring dress socks and styling tips.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $15.

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