In recent times, the evolution of “of the month” clubs turned into “monthly box” clubs. What are they and which ones should you be a part of?
Which one is right for you?
The below suggestions are for those with active lifestyles or extremely fast metabolisms. I will not be blamed for subsequent (rapid) weight gain.
A different flavor of those sweet, delicious Parisian-inspired macarons can be on your doorstep every month. MCRNbar, out of New Orleans, offers 3- and 6-month subscriptions for a monthly fee of $25. You’ll receive 10 freshly baked macarons in one new flavor each month.
Beer of the Month Club features 12 bottles of microbrewed beers, featuring four varieties. They guarantee freshness and your satisfaction! Since 1994, they’ve been mailing three bottles of four hard-to-find domestic varieties of beer monthly, totaling a 12-pack of craft beers. From far-and-away to nearby local breweries, for the starting cost of $39 per month, the Beer of the Month Club made my list.
Ditsies is a luxury panty membership club that has a pair of designer underoos sent to you each month. Create a profile for yourself (or someone else) to specify your type of style, preferable colors and size — they take care of the rest. The $12 per month undies are made in NYC (yay American manufacturing!) at the same place Hanky Panky is made (yay amazing quality!). Here’s the best part — they send 10 percent of profits to a charity partner of your choice: Somaly Mam or the Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Carb lovers, unite!
Everyone loves bread. It’s a great start to any meal and a fabulous accompaniment, specifically if you have some sauce in which to dip. Pain D’Avignon offers a Bread of the Month subscription for freshly baked breads (the price includes FedEx 2-day shipping!). Shipped directly from Cape Cod, you have your choice of three ($150), six ($275) or 12 ($500) month memberships for such artisan flavors as Chocolate and Hazelnut Heart-Shaped bread for the month of February, Irish Soda Bread to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Cranberry Pecan just in time for Thanksgiving.
Do it yourself with your partner
Brit Kits ship monthly and provide you (and your beau) a new DIY project. Every kit includes directions and all the materials you need to craft it out. Projects are a variety of home decor, party essentials, eats and treats, fashion and more. For $19 a month, this monthly box is a Pinterest lover’s dream!
For the love of dogs!
Let’s face it… there are times that your doggy is your favorite family member. They’re always there for you no matter how happy or how sad you might be. Why not return the love with a monthly goodie for your doggie? BarkBox brings your favorite four-legged friend four or more presents ranging from bones and treats, shampoos, leashes and new gadgets. Boxes start at $17 per month and 10 percent goes to support a rescue.