My husband is terribly difficult to buy for. A few years ago I came up with what I thought was the perfect Christmas gift - a beer of the month club! Unfortunately I got less and less excited about the idea the more I researched it. Beer is heavy and glass bottles are fragile so it's understandably expensive to ship. Plus my husband prefers local beer and I couldn't find a local club. That's when I decided to "DIY" a beer of the month club! I wrapped up a bottle of local San Diego craft beer and attached a tag that said there would be a new bottle waiting for him in the fridge on the first of each month. It was a hit! He loved that the gift lasted all year long and he was able to sample new beers he might not have picked out for himself.
Last year when my husband asked me to put together a Christmas list I remembered how much he enjoyed his beer of the month club so I asked for my own "something" of the month club! I wasn't sure what I wanted to get each month, just that I wanted to get a little surprise to start off each month. I was thrilled when I unwrapped a few rolls of washi tape with a note telling me I was now an official member of the washi tape of the month club!
On the first day of each month I find a couple rolls of washi tape waiting for me on my nightstand. It's the best.
If you find yourself stuck trying to figure out the perfect birthday or Christmas gift, consider putting together your own monthly gift club. The options are nearly endless - chocolate, nail polish, wine, notebooks, stamps, flowers, socks...
Scared you might forget to buy the recipient their monthly gift, or think you just don't have the time to buy the gift each month? As long as the gift isn't edible, simply stock up all at once. I'm not supposed to know, but my husband doesn't spend a lot of time in scrapbook stores so he bought all of the washi tape at once from Etsy and keeps the stash in his office closet! All he has to do is dig in there once a month to pull out a few rolls.