Sunday, December 15, 2013

A MUST SEE! Simply Awesome Of the Month Gifts

These are some of the easiest gifts to buy, and work for last minute shopping - and they give your good cheer not only once but for as many months as you decide. What's not to love?  As late as Christmas morning You can print out a certificate and wrap it and put under the tree - or roll it up and stick it in a stocking.

I put traditional gifts first last and lead with the see the VERY VERY COOL, very unique box choices for kids, for crafters, for art lovers, for organic foodies, for those who want to give with social responsibility - some for as low as $5.75 a month! LOOK THROUGH THEM ALL!

Williams Sonoma has everything from wine to croissants by the month. CLICK HERE for someone with a high taste level on your list.

Give a taste of the South for Southern Food Lovers - CLICK HERE for Lee Brothers. You can find very affordable packages but if you want to go wild, they offer "The Ultimate Southern Pantry" -- 12 months of Southern goodies delivered to your door. Items include: Benne wafers, Artichoke relish, Stoneground grits and cornmeal, Pickled okra, Peach preserves, Creecy greens, Lady Cream peas and red field peas, Boiled peanut kit, Carolina Gold rice, pickled green beans, Cheerwine soda, Moon Pies for $350.

These next ones that are just too a-some to be believed!

KIWI CRATE - Like a house call from the summer-camp crafts instructor. Kiwi Crate’s deliveries include supplies and ideas for a weekend’s worth of creative projects, all designed for open-ended, imaginative play.

Love With Food Boxes: For only $10 a month, this co sends yummy natural or organic food gifts to your recipient BUT ALSO every box purchase buys one meal donation for food banks across the country through the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength—No Kid Hungry.

For the Makers - For about $29 a month, a pair of New York jewelry designers fills each For the Makers box with materials for four to six fashion-forward (but beginner-friendly) projects—and, thankfully, posts step-by-step instructions and how-to photos on their site. (TIP: As of this publication date, get 20% off site-wide with code GIFT20!)

SUPER COOL ALERT for the budget minded: Papirmasse - Art in the Mail. For a year at ONLY
$5.75 a month in Canada and the US ($10.75 overseas) you get archival-quality prints of emerging artists’ work—paintings, illustrations, collages—with a piece of original, contemporary creative writing stamped on the reverse. The format changes from month to month: Past projects have ranged from a 5-by-7-inch booklet to an 18-by-24-inch poster.

VEGAN CUTS Beauty Box- A cruelty-free beauty gift!! The easiest way to discover cruelty-free brands without committing to full-size products or prices. Each month you'll receive a delivery of 4-7 new products to try, ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare. For $19.95 per mo, free shipping.

BIRCHBOX: For MEN or women. For only $10 a month, they ship out 4-5 deluxe product samples (think travel-size, not single-use) each month from brands like Benefit, Kiehl’s, Korres, Stila, and Nars—some tailored to the recipient’s specific grooming or beauty needs.

CRAFT COFFEE - a monthly coffee sampler culled from top micro-roasters and boutique bean companies (Portland’s Coava Coffee Roasters, Miami’s Panther Coffee, New York’s Gimme! Coffee). Each set includes three four-ounce pouches with detailed tasting notes and brewing tips.

BARK BOX: Spoil one pup while you help save another: They donate 10% of each sale to local
animal rescues. Boxes contain at least four items, from food and treat samples to shampoos and leashes. chosen to suit your dog’s size.

UMBA: High end handmade crafts from the US and around the world for as little as $29 a month.. They say "We scour the handmade community to find the freshest handmade goods from a wide variety of categories including home goods, women's accessories, jewelry, stationery, and bath products, allowing artists in both the US and around the world to earn a living wage. By subscribing to Umba Box you join a movement of individuals dedicated to making ethical purchasing decisions." 

And lastly, CLICK HERE for a former post called The Conscious Box, and CLICK HERE for Cheese of the Month from Wm Sonoma (half price as of this posting).


CLICK HERE for the homepage of Month Club Store. They have wine, coffee, salsa, jerky, soup, and potato chip of the month, among others, about 40 in total. So check it out for yourself, but here are a few of my picks to get you started:

Puzzle of the Month - Order medium, large or both in variety puzzles for 3,6,9 or 12 months. 3 months is $69.

Bloody Mary ClubThe fans of this drink can be like coffee-lovers - always looking for the best mix, which can be limited based on where people live. Each month the club looks for unique, hard to find mixes from smaller, regional producers.

Golf Ball of the Month New, first quality (not x-outs or used) and include brands like Taylor Made, Calloway, Titleist, Srixon, Bridgestone, Wilson, Maxfli, Nike, Precept as well as top-line balls like Taylor Made Penta, Nike 20XI, Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone B330 and Callaway HEX Tour.  Choose from one sleeve per month (3 balls), two sleeves per month (6 balls) or one box/four sleeves per month (12 balls).

Cigar Month Club - Not sure how good these are but if your recipient is one of those connoisseurs, I would think this would not be for them. But old dad or grandpa happy with a plain old cigar - great gift!

Then there's Clubs Galore - CLICK HERE for a choice of 35 clubs. They offer plants, coffee or tea and biscotti, beer, vodlka, spas, gift cards, and of course, BACON of the month. Here are other picks:

Scotch of the Month!  - Features only authentic, single-malt Scotch, produced in an oak cask and aged 10 – 15 years. They send  a 750 ml of single-malt Scotch each month. Some labels include Duncan Taylor Imperiale 13-year-old 92 proof, Glenmorangie LaSanta, Glenfarclas, Gordon & Macphail, Glen Grant 15-year, BenRiach 15-year, Littlemill 12-year, and more.

The College Care Package of the month sounds unique for that kid who you stare at having no idea what they'll like. A care package is delivered at the end of each month chosen, filled with a mix of healthy and sweet snacks to get them through those long study nights! They also receive a $5 gift card to either Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks and a personal certificate to remind them that you're thinking of them.

Candle of the Month - Offer someone the comfort and warmth of fragrant, glowing candles each month, featuring a pair or set of candles, including beautiful sculptured glass candles, pillar couplets, votive gift sets, jarred candles,etc..

Gardener of the Month - Beyond a simple “seeds of the month” club, your recipient will celebrate the art and science of gardening with their unique surprises each month, including seed kits, innovative tools, whimsical outdoor ornaments, decorative pots, gifts “for the birds,” and more. Thoughtfully chosen and created by horticulturists, garden enthusiasts, and green thumbs alike.

And saving one of the best for last - THE BACON CLUB!! Bacon seems to be making a big comeback... Varieties include Maplewood Smoked Bacon, Pepper Bacon, Sundried Tomato Bacon, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Cinnamon Bacon, and many more! I know it will be a hoot for someone on your list to get this.

This was such a fun post to research and write up. Hope you found something great!! 

1 comment:

Cathy and Steve said...

Rochelle, what a fabulous collection. I hope that many of these links will still be offering monthly plans when we finally get resettled in the spring! There are at least a half dozen that Steve and I would really enjoy.