The Best Gift-of-the-Month Clubs

A Look at the Unique, Creative, Strange, Funny, Gift Options

Man opening door to courier delivering parcels
Sofie Delauw / Getty Images

Traditional Books, Fruit and Wine-of-the-Month Clubs are getting competition from the strange and funny gift-of-the-month clubs which offer to send a different selection of things like bacon, exotic meats, panties and moss to a gift recipient's mailbox or doorstep each month. The most popular "Of-the-Month" clubs are the ones that are the most unique and creative these days.

Gift-of-the-month Clubs were designed to give customers their fix of their favorite things each month with repetition and variety all at the same time.

Just as you read a different book each month with a Book of the Month Club, you'll also sample a different type of wine each month with the Wine of the Month Club, enjoy a different bouquet with the Flower of the Month Club, and fry up a different cut and flavor of bacon with the Bacon of the Month Club.

    "Of the Month" clubs are popular with gift givers who want their gift recipients to remember them every month. Businesses use "of the month" clubs to build employee and customer loyalty and keep their business top of mind in a positive way throughout the year.

    Last-minute gift-givers also like "of the month" clubs because they can be joined online at the very last minute, and presented to the gift recipient even before the first month's shipment arrives. Last minute gift of the month memberships can seem more thoughtful and generous than desperate and last-minute.

    What follows is a complete collection of the best creative, traditional, unique, funny, and strange "of the month" club offerings that are available for enrollment, business gifts, and last-minute gift giving online.

    This list is arranged in alphabetical order, according to the stuff that will arrive on your doorstep each month with each club membership. Click the links to be taken to the website where each of-the-month memberships are offered.

    • Bacon of the Month Club: Who knew there were 12 kinds of bacon that are so different they each get assigned their own tasting month? Bacon lovers knew; that's who. There are several different Bacon of the Month Clubs. (Who knew there were enough bacon lovers to sustain several different clubs?) One example is The Pig Next Door which offers two Bacon of the month clubs - one with a different artisan bacon each month, and one with different breeds of pigs raised with sustainable methods. For more info about The Pig Next Door and the Bacon of the Month Clubs, click here.
    • Book of the Month Club: The book of the month club is one of the oldest and most enduring of the monthly club offerings in the U.S. If you love a reader and would like to demonstrate that love to them every month, then a book of the month club membership is a quick and easy alternative right up to the last minute of our gift-buying deadline. The club that seemingly dominates without any competition is, which is owned by Direct Brands Inc., a company that doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon. For more about joining the BOMC Book of the Month Club click here.
    • Earrings of the Month: The Earring of the Month Club from DivaDangler will ship a new pair of trendy earrings every month to your Valentine for $9.95 per month plus $3.95 shipping and handling. You'll get a free bonus pair of earring with your order and you can cancel the monthly shipment and fees at any time. Order online and print out the Earring of the Month Club enrollment page and tie it with a bow for a last minute gift of bling. To start the Earring of the Month Club for our Valentine click here.
    • Fruit of the Month Club: One of the most traditional of the traditional Valentine's Day gifts can also be a last of the last-minute Valentine's Day gifts. The Harry & David Fruit of the Month Club can be joined online and a piece of fruit from the fruit bowl can be wrapped with a bow for the Valentine gift exchange. To join one of the several versions of the Harry & David Fruit of the Month Club click here.
    • Jerky of the Month Club: Your Valentine doesn't have to be a jerk to be happy with a membership in the Jerky of the Month Club. For $30 per month, your Valentine will get six bags of the animal jerky of their choice in the flavor of their choice. This might just be the perfect last-minute Valentine's guy gift because one woman's romance is another man's dehydrated animal flesh. To join the Jerky of the Month Krave Klub click here.
    • Panty of the Month Club: If you never made it to the fancy lingerie store, or if you never want to set foot into the fancy lingerie store, the Panty of the Month Club will get the gain without the pain. You can order online, wait until the last minute to print out the Panty of the Month Club page, and relive Valentine's Day each month when the panty surprise package arrives. To join the Panty of the Month Club, click here.
    • Peanut Butter of the Month Club: Two jars of unusual non-grocery store peanut butter will be delivered every month from boutique peanut butter makers. One can only assume that there will be some uniquely flavored peanut butters and butters from other nuts besides peanuts included some time in the year. This would not be the greatest gift for someone with a peanut allergy. That is unless you don’t like that someone and then it really delivers a clear message. To give the monthly gift of peanut butter, click here to join the Peanut Butter of the Month Club.
    • PMS Pampering Box of the Month: Every female Valentine is already a member of the PMS Time of the Month Club, so wouldn't it be great if there was also a PMS Pampering of the Month Club too? Of course, there is, and it's another quick and easy last-minute Valentines Day of-the-month gift idea. The Good & Lovely Box, (as it's officially named), is filled with different chocolates, teas, aromatherapies, and other good and lovely pampering treats each month. And, of course, you can pick the day that it's delivered each month so that it arrives when your Valentine (and probably you) need it the most. To join the PMS Pampering of the Month Club click here.
    • Sock of the Month Club: A different pair of fun and funky socks will be delivered every month. To join the Sock of the Month Club, click here.
    • Steak of the Month Club: Getting meat in the mail is always a memorable event, but particularly when it happens on a regular basis. There are many choices of beef cut combinations that can be sent throughout the year including Filet of the Month, Steak Variety Cut Combos, and even club choices that would include chicken, salmon, lobster, and turkey as the delivered meat of the month. Since meat every month can be a little bit pricey, you can just get quarterly deliveries as an option instead. Get a Steak of the Month membership.
    • Flowers, Bears, and Just About Anything of the Month Club: The ultimate destination for of-the-month clubs is where they have an of-the-month offering for just about anything anybody would be happy to see on their doorstep twelve times a year. You can choose from the well-known monthly club items like wine, flowers, cheese, chocolate, and coffee. Or you can choose the unusual for your monthly treat, like bourbon, marinades, candles, and jelly.​

      More Christmas Shopping Information