Of-the-Month-Club Gift Guide

Whether you’ve put off gift buying too long, or are just looking for something particularly special, gift clubs are terrific last-minute options.

We’ve collected a few of our favorite clubs for your consideration. If there’s anything better than coming up with the perfect gift, it’s reminding the recipient how thoughtful you are every few weeks.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 23 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason

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  • Threadless 12 Club


    Twelve months of community-chosen T-shirts. Your wardrobe is in their hands.

    $200 at Threadless | Buy

    | Posted 23 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Stack Independent Magazine Subscription


    Stack curates independently published magazines, and sends you the best of the best once a month. The site says:

    “Each delivery of Stack is a surprise so there’s no way of knowing what will come next. However, every magazine delivered by Stack comes with a guarantee that it represents the very best of independent magazine publishing, targeted at young, intelligent readers who appreciate an alternative to the mainstream.”

    $146 at Stack | Buy

    (Price converted from British Pounds.)

    | Posted 23 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Gummi of the Month Club


    A different gummi candy each month. Excellent for your dentist, and for your butt.

    $139 at Candy Warehouse | Buy

    | Posted 23 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • 12 Month Play Dough Subscription


    When the all the old dough is dried up in the fibers of your carpet, a new package arrives! Convenient.

    $27 at Do Si Dough | Buy

    | Posted 23 Dec, 2008 by Melissa Summers
  • Vintage Button Rings of the Month


    Six big, colorful rings to admire while she types.

    $55 at Whimsy Love | Buy

    | Posted 22 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Sock of the Month Club


    New socks are such a simple luxury.

    $100 at Ozone Socks | Buy

    | Posted 20 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Pretty Little Things Club


    This one-year subscription delivers twelve whimsical surprises to your beloved’s doorstep. Here are a few samples of past items.

    The Pretty Little Things Club is a project by Jordan Ferney, who was recently a guest editor for Mighty Goods. Jordan won’t spoil the surprise by giving a list of items, but she has impeccable taste, so we promise you’re in good hands.

    $100 at Flood Street Curiousity Shop | Buy

    | Posted 19 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Beef Jerky of the Month Club


    Mmmmeat! Six months of high quality beef jerky, and a new flavor every month. Subscribers receive half a pound of jerky for six months. Amusing, and delicious.

    $108 at House of Jerky | Buy

    | Posted 19 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Film Movement Subscription


    A genius movie-of-the-month club for film lovers. Every month, subscribers receive a feature-length, award-winning film and a short from one of the top film festivals. These are movies that aren’t yet available to the public.

    You can print out or email the gift notification, so this makes an excellent last minute gift. If $132 is too steep, Film Movement also offers six-month ($68) and three-month ($36) subscriptions.

    $132 at Film Movement | Buy

    | Posted 19 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • McSweeney’s Book Release Club


    Book release club subscribers receive the next ten McSweeney’s books as they’re released. When you see the first book, you’ll agree that the price is a steal for the quality of books they produce. Each one will be an excellent addition to any personal library.

    $100 at McSweeny's | Buy

    | Posted 19 Dec, 2008 by Margaret Mason
  • Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription


    Blue Bottle is a San Francisco-based small batch roaster that’s a little OCD about coffee. As their site says, “We take freshness and small-batch roasting to an extreme not considered practical anywhere else in the coffee business.” What does that mean exactly? Essentially, a cup of coffee so delicious that you feel it in your spine. The good news for you? They offer bean gift subscriptions. You need never sleep again.

    $18 at Blue Bottle Coffee | Buy

    (Per month)

    | Posted 07 Mar, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Bacon of the Month Club


    Oh, my friends. Is there a more hedonistic gift than the gift of bacon? That is, the monthly gift of bacon? Delivered to your door by women in Playboy bunny costumes! OK that last bit isn’t true, but that would be just about the only thing that could make this better.

    $190 at The Grateful Palate | Buy

    (For a six-month subscription.)

    | Posted 05 Oct, 2005 by Margaret Mason