Between manning the grill and cleaning up after the kids, being a dad is hard work. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help ease the load. Subscription boxes for dads run the gamut, from facilitating hobbies to making both parenting and relaxing a little bit easier. Let's take a look at what's out there.
Boxes for parenting
Caring for a little one often means juggling cooking, cleaning and keeping your child entertained. The best subscription boxes for dads can help lighten the load.
Meal delivery boxes can make dinner a breeze by sending you recipes and fresh ingredients. Most services allow you to choose your recipes for the week, and how many you'd like, and then ship everything to your door. That's right, meal planning is officially off your to-do list.
Cleaning supplies are another thing you can have delivered right to your door. Never worry again about not having soap for your kiddo's dirty hands or laundry detergent for grass-stained clothes. These types of subscription boxes bring you new products to try or restocks of your favorites on a regular basis, whichever works best for you.
There are also subscription boxes that provide supplies for babies. They generally focus on diapers, wipes, baby-safe laundry detergent and other items to help care for a baby. There are also subscription boxes that focus on development. These are boxes that, based on your child's age, come with toys for enrichment and play. They may help your babies build their muscles with tummy time mats or help develop motor skills with stacking cups.
Boxes for dad's interests
As any parent knows, it can be tough to keep up with your own hobbies when you have a little person (or people!) to take care of. If you find that's the case, you may want to explore monthly subscription boxes for dads that prioritize your interests.
If you're into fashion, there are plenty of style subscription boxes available. These include curated boxes based on individual style, boxes that help get you out of a style rut, or accessory-based boxes.
While being a grill master may be a bit of a cliché, it's still true that many dads love to show off their skills at the family barbecue. There are subscription boxes that will send monthly shipments of high-quality meat to up the grill game. If craft beer is more your speed, there are subscription boxes for that too. They send out monthly boxes with beer from small breweries around the country, often including information about the brewing process and ingredients.
For dads who like to read, there are many book subscription boxes that cater to a wide variety of interests. You can find boxes that specialize in certain genres, bestsellers or up-and-coming authors.
Boxes for self-care
When you're caring for children, it isn't always easy to take time to care for yourself. Monthly subscription boxes for dads that focus on self-care can be a great way to encourage a little me-time.
For the cologne connoisseurs, there are subscription boxes that send new scents each month to try. To avoid being wasteful, the scents are usually travel-sized, making it easier to use up before your next shipment. As a bonus, travel-sized scents are easy to store and convenient to throw in a toiletries bag for a weekend away. Plus, it's often easy to purchase a full size if you find your new signature scent.
Whether you're clean-shaven or keep your beard long, there are subscription boxes that will provide luxury items to maintain your facial hair. From oils that encourage hair growth and beard shampoo to beard brushes and trimmers, these subscription boxes will take beard care to a new level.
Sometimes self-care just means taking a little quiet time to reflect and relax. There are subscription boxes that help you do just that by providing journals, meditation guides and mindfulness exercises. They often also come with things like essential oils, incense and vision boards.
Of course, a great way to relieve stress is through exercise. For the dads who find self-care through endorphins, there are many fitness and exercise subscription boxes available. No matter how you like to get a workout in — hiking, yoga, running, lifting weights — there is probably a box that caters to that. These may include equipment, active wear, protein bars and more.
Subscription boxes for dad can be whatever you want them to be. Whether it's to help with daily tasks, support your hobbies or help you get a moment for yourself, you'll likely find a subscription box that's a perfect fit for the dad you are.