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Food-of-the-Month Clubs Are the Perfect Gift For Everyone on Your List

Nov 14 2015 - 11:00am

Our prescription for low-stress gift giving this holiday season is simple: work smarter, not harder, by giving them gifts that will brighten their days for months to come, without you even stepping into a store. Too good to be true? Nope! We're talking subscriptions to a monthly or bi-monthly food or drink club. From artisanal coffee to Japanese candies and beyond, we've got regifting-proof ideas aplenty.

French Delicacies of the Month

Francophiles will adore Bon Appétit Box [1] ($75-$390), a subscription exclusively focused on French fare. Boxes are grouped by theme, like Provence aperitífs and French breakfast.

Craft Coffee Subscription

Give your favorite coffee nerd the gift of discovery with a subscription to Craft Coffee [2] ($30-$300). Each month, he'll receive beans from three different artisanal roasters, as well as brewing tips and tasting notes.

Cheeses of the Month

Not sure what to get him? We can think of few folks (aside from vegans) who wouldn't love a subscription to Cowgirl Creamery's Cheese Club [3] ($225-$695), which ships a trio of artisan cheeses from the famed San Francisco Ferry Building shop to his doorstep each month.

A Gaggle of Artisanal Goodies

Surprise your foodie friend with a selection of artisanal goodies each month from Hatchery [4] (from $20 per month), which includes not only five to six treats but also suggestions for how to put them to use.

Sipping Spirit of the Month

Help him unwind with a subscription to Taster's Club [5] (from $55 per month, depending on the spirit), which will send one full-size bottle of a stellar sipping spirit to his doorstep each month, ready to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Whether his go-to is tequila, rum, or whiskey, there's an option he'll love.

Japanese Candies of the Month

An editor favorite, Candy Japan [6] ($25 per month) sends two shipments of hard-to-find Japanese candies each month, each packaged in an elegant envelope and with eye-catching washi tape. All in all, it's pretty sweet (literally).

Jam-Lovers Club

With flavors like peach saffron and fig with candied ginger, it's no surprise that Pim's (of Chez Pim fame) exceptional jams sell out fast. Let your loved ones cut the line and get first access to limited-release batches with a subscription to the jam-lovers club [7] ($160 per year).

Salami of the Month

From sopressata to saucisson, the world of salami is surprisingly vast. Help him taste his way through 12 varieties with Olympic Provisions' salami-of-the-month club [8] ($145-$390 per year).

A Subscription Box For the Surprise-Averse

Hampton's Lane [9] (from $55) stands out from the pack by allowing members to opt in or out of various themed boxes monthly, so they'll never get a collection of products they won't use. Past months' themes include American breakfast (pictured), coastal Italy, and Southwestern fiesta, the unifying factor being the swank products included.

Fruit of the Month

Farmers market devotees (or those who just wish they were) will appreciate the gift of superlative fresh fruit from Frog Hollow Farm [10] ($160-$198 for three months) every month.

Chocolate of the Month

Astound the chocoholic in your life with a chocolate-of-the-month subscription [11] ($96-$318), which includes four craft chocolate bars (dark, or a mix or dark and milk) per month.

Snacks of the Month

Snackers will be giddy to receive a subscription box from Mouth [12] (from $50 per month). Each month they'll receive an assortment of five excellent indie snacks like black truffle popcorn, Korean barbecue beef jerky, and pickled cauliflower.

Meats of the Month

As its name suggests, Carnivore Club [13] ($55 per month) brings the meat, with each monthly shipment including four to six items from around the world ranging from prosciutto to buffalo jerky.

A Sampling of Global Fare

Those with a penchant for travel will appreciate Try the World [14] (from $49); subscribers receive a range of treats both sweet and savory from a different country (such as France, Spain, or Japan) every other month.

Sweets of the Month

Satisfy her sweet tooth with a monthly delivery of irresistible candies. With the gift of Candy Club [15] ($20-$28 per month), she'll receive a box filled to the brim with two to three pounds of sweets like sour belts, salt water taffy, and Haribo gummies.

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