5 x Best Christmas Box Subscription Gift for Him

Today I'm going to highlight some of the best Subscription Services I've earmarked for Christmas gifts. A subscription service is truly the gift that keeps on giving and every month someone gets reminded what a good egg you truly are. 

DiscoverBrew

You might have seen me Vlog about DiscoverBrew where I talk about the benefits of being a BrewBox subscriber. Each month 6 of the best beers arrive on my doorstep, complete with personalised vids that will describe each beer and what food you can pair it with.

The merits of the brands rest on its fantastic selection of beers. Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about craft beer you get presented with a new one and you fall in love all over again. 

Each beer in the box is hand-picked from hundreds that are tasted by the DiscoverBrew team, and only great beers make it into each box. 

Coffee 

My favourite scene from Pulp Fiction is when Quentin Tarantino gives a thrift monologue schooling Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta and indeed the entire audience on why quality coffee is so important. (Unfortunately the dialogue is far too colourful to transcribe here, but I'm sure you get my point). 

If you have someone in your life that is serious about Coffee then introduce them to Pact Coffee.

Their coffee is bought directly from the best farmers across the world then roasted in small batches at Pact HQ in Bermondsey, to ensure the very optimum quality.

Grooming

A lot of us feel begrudged leaving the house at all these days. Especially in this inclement weather and for something so perfunctory as razor blades. 

Why not save someone else the hassle as well by treating them to a razor blade subscription service by the Bearded Colonel. Made in Germany, the high water mark for quality razors.

Delivered direct to your door and small enough to fit through the letterbox so you needed hang around waiting on the postman. 

Music

A promise I've made to myself in the new year is that I'm going to rekindle my passion for vinyl. Really Carl? You're such the go-getter trend setter. 

I know, it's about 20 years too late, but I'm a sucker for nostalgia and I've already got the beard so I feel like I'm halfway there. 

If you know someone that is an avid music goer or has seen High Fidelity and   on a regular basis why not sign them up to Flying Vinyl.

They're a company that sends its members a monthly box filled with the best new alternative music printed onto beautiful 7” vinyl records. 

Shirts 

Ok well you know I'm no shrinking violet when it comes to self promotion. I like to think I tread that fine line of eagerness and persistence. My Hawkins & Shepherd shirt subscription service is the ultimate gift for that man in your life that is career driven, professional and scrupulous about his personal style. 

Save him the hassle of going out and finding new shirts every other month and keep his wardrobe enlivened with new design led, sophisticated hand crafted shirts every month 

Delicacy

Finally, avoid the hustle and bustle of the farmers markets by signing up to the Neals Yard Dairy cheese subscription service. 

Treat your palette to a wonderful myriad of different British farmhouse cheeses. If anyone is looking to get me a gift for Christmas I'll be pleased as punch to receive this. 

Ideal for people who enjoy entertaining or those who like having a few hearty pieces of cheese to hand for both cheeseboards and cooking.

*This sponsored post was created in collaboration with DiscoverBrew

London Subscriptions You Need in Your Life Now

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We do live in a bit of a bubble don't we Londoners? We have our local newspapers outside every tube, we have pubs that have signs on their windows saying 'Arsenal supporters only', we woke up to find out Brexit was a thing we should have taken seriously because outside the M25 everyone wanted out. But we're here, and as self-deputized proprietors of the bubble we lube its membrane with our London-only amenities; the subscriptions. 

We live at a faster pace than anyone else. Our waiters slide our sag paneer across the tables frenetically because other mouths aren't being filled on the tables next to them. So we need subscriptions in our lives to optimise time, and because we're lazy and don't need the agony of choice. Here are my top 5 London subscriptions you need in your life right now. 

HAWKINS & SHEPHERD

Straight out of the gate with this one and I'm not going to apologise for beating the shameless self-promotion drum here. My own personal shirt subscription service through Hawkins & Shepherd accommodates everyone from all walks of life, no matter your budget. Whether you're the business professional needing regular wardrobe upgrades, or simply a shirt enthusiast wanting to leave great impressions wherever he goes, check out the packages that start out from as little as £24 a month and make sure your shirt game never gets old. 

EVERYMAN

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I love my films and I love seeing them as God intended, on the big screen. There's a whole bunch of Everyman cinemas around London (recommend the Baker Street one) and they do tiered packages all of which you can bring in a guest free on Mondays. Cool way to start the week huh? If you're looking to go whole hog with unlimited yearly cinema outings then its £50 a month for two. 

HELLO FRESH

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Eat healthy and save time. Have you already abandoned the New Year’s resolution of not eating crap that costs a king’s ransom? This subscription to Hello Fresh will get you on the safe and narrow. I'm traveling a fair bit and the subscription is perfect for me because the package is flexible, you can miss a week, mix up the recipes etc. You're never locked into a contract where your fridge is backed up with unmolested broccoli. 

THE HOPPIST

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Who wants to wait 20 minutes at the bar anymore and struggle to hear anything other the ubiquitous and quite frankly, shit muzak that is the scourge of London bars. Now you can appreciate the finest London craft beer as God intended, in your own armchair watching MOTD. 12 beers in a box every month, which if you don't drink like a maniac should be enough. Although if you're a regular entertainer or regular cowboy there is a 24 beer box available for £64 a month. You can also rate your beers each month, then our system will learn which styles you do & don't like as well as matching you with beers that people with similar tastes also liked

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING ASSOCIATION

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Warren Buffet once said that his public speaking courses served him better than all his years at college combined. This public speaking association starts at £150 a year and you can apply for dedicated slots to sharpen your public speaking skills. Classes are held monthly in London at Marble Arch and people are invited to give speeches on any given subjects, with immediate feedback from other attendees and members. 

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The Best Father's Day Subscription Boxes Delivered to Your Door

Why should we JUST make an effort for our Father's on one day of the year only, when we should be making an effort all year around. My Dad means the world to me and like him, I'm a bit of a closed book, keeping my feelings locked inside and Father's Day gives us that opportunity to show how much we care for our Dads. So this year, why not ditch the one-time one-day gifts like aftershave, DIY handbook, gardening tools etc and opt for something more meaningful and lasting. Subscription boxes. Here are my top subscription services for Father's Day.

 

THE PERFUME SOCIETY (FRAGRANCE)

Discover, explore and enjoy this fragrance box for men. This box is packed with 13 men's aftershave samples plus some luxury grooming essentials from Elemis and Penthaligon's worth around £40 alone. For only £19, you can get this box delivered to your Father's door and is the perfect gift for scent lovers. Not only that but your father will have the rest of the year to trial all these amazing fragrances ready for you to buy the larger bottle for his Christmas present! To top it off...everyone who purchases The Scent of a Man Discovery Box between 20th May and 1st July will be entered into a prize draw to win one of the 16 featured fragrances.

 

HAWKINS & SHEPHERD (SHIRTS)

Hawkins & Shepherd have just launched their Shirt Subscription Service for their growing UK customer base, offering three packages EnthusiastExecutive and Essential. Their enthusiast package is designed for the business traveller who churns through their shirts. Their executive package designed for the London city worker who wants to keep up to date with new designs and love the feeling of a brand new crisp shirt. Finally the essential package is for those who want premium shirts but at a more manageable payment plan. 

Sign up their Sock Club as a gift this Father's Day from only £30 choosing from 1-3 pairs per month and over a 3, 6 or 12 month period. You can also choose the sock styles yourself or if you would prefer, let their in-house stylists choose for you. Their membership is fully flexible and can be cancelled or paused at anytime, a risk free gift. Their Sock Club subscription was created to offer the ultimate convenience to their members, delivering new socks through every member’s letterbox each month.

 

LE PETIT BALLON (WINE)

Le Petit Ballon, the number one wine subscription box in France is now available in the UK. Treat your family and friends to a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription and they'll receive 2 amazing bottles of wine that's been hand-selected by one of the best sommeliers in the world: Jean-Michel Deluc, making this the ultimate wine lover’s gift. 

 

FLAVIAR (SPIRITS)

Flaviar is a fine spirit tasting subscription service inspired by culture, rich history and the art of distillation. They only supply the finest spirits of the world in this Members Club. You are what you drink, diversity and quality matter and all that should most certainly be enjoyed with style and in good company.

 

FLAVOURLY (BEER)

Forget dogs, beer is a mans best friend, so sign your father up this Father's Day to Flavourly - The Craft Beer Club. Send a craft beer box, which includes 10 craft bottled beers, tasting profile and personalised gift message. The single box is only £24 including FREE Delivery, however there are longer term options available.

 

THE PERSONAL BARBER (GROOMING)

This is the ultimate shaving subscription for men and in particular your father. Their aim is to turn our shaving routine into an experience to look forward to, rather than a daily chore. Better products, a closer shave, and more enjoyable. Every month you'll receive their hand-picked choices of the best shaving products available, right to your door.

 

BACHELOR'S BOX (MENSWEAR)

For only £22.95 per month you'll receive 4-5 high quality branded accessories delivered as all of these gifts - to your door. Ties, pocket squares, flower lapels and socks are popular choices.