The Best Subscription Services For Men | SLMan
According to a report from Royal Mail, it is predicted that the value of the subscription box market will reach £1 billion by 2022. In a crowded market, a good service will provide you with just what you want for a reasonable price on a regular basis without you having to remember to buy it. From regular razor blades and new pairs of socks to carefully curated bundles of pasta, here are a dozen of the best to know about…

Harry’s

Founders Jeff and Andy created Harry’s because they were tired of overpaying for overdesigned razors. They believe there should be no compromise when it comes to the products you use, so a team of more than 600 engineers, designers, craftsmen and chemists use the finest materials and ingredients to ensure high-performance shaving – for just £3.95. Subscribe and you’ll receive a thoughtfully packaged selection of products including the brand’s well-known orange razor with detachable head. You’ll also receive a shaving foam that will soothe even the most sensitive skin. Still not convinced? Every year the company donates 1% of sales to organisations that promote better mental healthcare for men.

From £3.95 for a trial box

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Harrys.com

Mindful Chef

Looking to eat well without the fuss of dieting? Look no further than Mindful Chef, a weekly health-focused food box. It delivers fresh evening dinners to your door in the form of pre-portioned ingredients and matching recipe cards. Simply follow the instructions, which have been designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes. The Mindful chefs craft new meals every week, with ingredients sourced from local, independent award-winning family farms. There are no commitments, no contract and you can cancel anytime. And for every meal they sell, they donate a school meal to a child living in poverty. 

From £5.50 per meal for a 2-person box

Visit MindfulChef.com

@MindfulChefUK

Money Week 

Become a smarter, better informed investor with Britain’s best-selling financial magazine. Money Week is a must-read for anyone who wants to make more from their money and protect their wealth. Expect contributions from industry-leading experts. Packed full of sound financial advice, hot stock tips and the latest economic news from the UK and around the world, this is an easy and convenient way to stay informed.

From £12 for 12 issues 

Visit MoneyWeek.co.uk

@MoneyWeekUK

Pure Steaks Selection Box

This is a great option for those who’d rather buy their ribeyes from a butcher, but don’t have the time or means to get to one. The monthly Pure Steaks Selection Box comprises eight free-range, slow-grown, outdoor-bred steaks from flat irons to sirloins. Each one has been carefully selected from UK butchers. Not just a showcase for finest British beef, the box can also include pork, lamb and, during game season, wild venison. 

From £45 a box 

Visit UOpen.com

UOpen.com

Pasta Evangelists 

Italy’s greatest export comes direct to your doorstep with Pasta Evangelists. It delivers fresh pasta, garnishes and sauces in insulated, letterbox-sized packages to homes across the country. Simply choose your dishes online, set your delivery frequency and you’re set. Prep times start from five minutes, but don’t worry if you can’t make the meals straight away – they’ll stay fresh in your fridge for up to three days. Dishes include Giant Gnocchi Filled with Mozzarella & Tomato with Sicilian Tomato Sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano; and Beef and Black Truffle Ravioli with Sage Butter, Parmigiano Reggiano and Hazelnut Crumb. Buon appetito.

From £15 a box 

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PastaEvangelists.com

Perky Blenders 

Aside from its brilliant name and cool packaging, Perky Blenders offers a fastidiously chosen coffee selection, with beans from Brazil to Rwanda, all put together from an east London hub. You can choose only to have single-origin coffee, a different option each month, or have Perky Blenders pick for you. All are beautifully put together by a careful and small business, delivered to your door in fresh packets. Delivery is customisable, starting from weekly upwards, and the coffee is specific to your favoured brewing technique. Packaging is biodegradable and the delivery service is zero-emissions.

From £6.50 a box

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@PerkyBlenders

Flavourly Craft Beer By The Case 

There’s not much better than regular deliveries of specialist beer to your doorstep. Subscribers to Flavourly’s competitively priced boxes can choose from a selection of dark beers, light beers, or a mix of both. Its Craft Beer Club offers four plans ranging in price from £17 a month (if you sign up for a year) to the basic monthly plan at £20 (you can unsubscribe any time). With eight new beers delivered every month, there’s no pressure to rattle through them all before the next batch arrives. Boxes include tasting notes and interesting snacks, as well as a note on the independent brewery who has supplied the beers. Not only is subscribing to a box better value than individual bottle purchases, it’s more likely to introduce you to beers you can’t find on your supermarket shelf. Cheers to that. 

From £26.90 a box

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@FlavourlyHQ

The Willoughby Book Club

Each month, this tailored subscription service sends you a brand-new book that’s been handpicked to match your reading tastes. Signing up is easy; and there are 3, 6 or 12-month packages. If you want more control of your reading, you can find out what is being sent in advance by signing up to the ‘spoiler service’. Need a break from Netflix? The Couples Book Club package gets you two copies of a specially curated novel to read along with your partner. For every book subscription box sold, a new book is donated to Book Aid International.

From £29.99 a box

Visit TheWilloughbyBookClub.co.uk

@WilloughbyBooks

Wax & Stamp

This is a vinyl record service for those who don’t have time to go crate-digging. For £30 a month, Wax and Stamp will send you one LP and one seven-inch single – one of which has been selected by founders Josh and Luke, the other by a musical guest. So far, guests have included snooker legend and DJ Steve Davis, comedian Josie Long and various DJs and label managers. Wax & Stamp promises to send out a wide range of genres, textures and styles. The only thing it shies away from is the mainstream – great for someone who covets a diverse music collection.

From £30 a box

Visit WaxAndStamp.com

@TheVinylFactory

Stiffy Club

Gone are the days when you have to drop a few quid in the vending machine in the pub loo or make an awkward late-night pharmacy visit for a last minute condom. The Stiffy Club will send you British Standard KiteMark and CE registered condoms for as little as £3.50 a month – promising the shop-bought quality you’re used to, but without the gimmicks or steamy marketing campaigns. Select from packs of six, 12 or 24, which will arrive discreetly with a complimentary container. You can change, cancel or pause your membership at any time so there’s a package for you, whatever your relationship. 

From £3.50 a box

Visit StiffyClub.com

@StiffyClub

The London Sock Company

Sometimes it’s the little things that can improve life. The LSC will drop hand-finished, British-made socks through your letterbox. It’s got tons of patterns and colours to choose from – spots, stripes, paisley, argyle and more. The mixing of a classic calf-length ribbed sock with a bold, distinctly modern range of colours speaks perfectly of the company’s ethos. Each pair arrives beautifully packaged in a gift box designed to fit through the letterbox. Choose from one, two or three pairs a month. 

From £10 for a 1 month subscription

Visit LondonSockCompany.com

@LondonSockCo

The Grape Reserve

Straight-talking and straightforward, The Grape Reserve will send you two bottles of wine a month for a set price of £33. You can select two reds, two whites or a bottle of each. Every delivery includes tasting notes, complementary food pairing ideas and a recipe. Working only with independent wineries, the aim is to shine a light on different varieties, from regions you might not know well. Nicely boxed and seriously padded, a delivery service would have to work extremely hard to damage your bottles. 

From £33 a box

Visit TheGrapeReserve.co.uk

@TheGrapeReserve

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