Best of … a gift that keeps on giving
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Sara Shea, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Deciding what gift to get for the person who seems to have everything … is always such a challenge! In these instances, it may wise to give the gift that keeps on giving (and giving… and giving.)
Monthly gift clubs can save you the time and energy of deciding on just one gift, and they will provide the recipient with surprises and delights every month throughout a year.
Hopefully this list will provide you with creative gift ideas for your boss, your goofy co-workers, your most loyal clients, your old college buddy, your eclectic new brother-in-law and your your and even your crazy aunt Wilma.
Online Gourmet Stores
International cheese delivered
International online food stores will make certain that your friends and family don’t have to book a plane to experience international cheeses with a a delivery that has enough to share for weeks. The foodie on your list will love you forever, and might even invite you over for some wine and cheese. To your health!
Award-winning limited production wines
A wine club offers gift giving options that range from two bottles of small vineyard wines each month, to an aged Cabernet gift package for the wine connoisseur. Select gifts that arrive every month for any where from one to 12 months. And then, renew it the next year … your friends and family will do everything but outright demand that you “do it again.”
Web-based Coffee Shop
Ready-to-brew gourmet coffee to the door
Visit an online coffee store to have gourmet coffees – whole beans or ground – delivered right to the door of your favorite early riser. You can pick the delivery schedule and quantity, request which favorites are delivered. They’ll also get special members-only freebies and personal assistance from the coffee pros at Cafe Britt.
A morning cup of Joe -every morning – is a special way to show that you care. If you can’t be with them every morning, at least you can send the coffee.
Gift Store Catalogs
Accessories & Premium smokes for the afficionado
Every cigar connoisseur will appreciate a monthly gift of hand-rolled cigars, and really get into the monthly newsletter written expressly for the cigar lover. A cigar gift basket isn’t complete without all of the necessary accessories including cutters and – personalized for a truly special gift – engraved lighters. For the cigar-smoker, this is a classy gift that will inspire hours of enjoyment.
The Fruit Company
A monthly taste of sunshine
The Fruit Company promises hand-selected premium fruit for monthly delivery and offers choices that can’t be resisted: exotic, Americana, deluxe … name your fruit. Monthly fruit gifts are a classic. Why? Everyone loves them and you’ll get thanked when each box of sunshine-fresh fruit arrives.
River Street Sweets
Sweet tooth heaven every month
River Streets Sweets is the place for praline confections and the perfect gift choice for anyone on your list who lives for the sweeter moments in life. Fresh from Savannah, Georgia, this monthly gift has an old-timey charm and flavor to match.
From America’s Dairyland, with love
WisconsinMade.com is the solution for almost everyone else on your gift list. Cheese-of-the-month, kringle-of-the-month, ice-cream-of-the-month (Mackinac Island Fudge & Bucky Badger – what’s not to love!) … the list of possibilities is endless. The theory is simple: if they would love it once, they will love it three, six or twelve times as much when you give it as a monthly club.