Gift Giving: Ideas for Unusual Gifts, Cards, Shopping and More
You've got a lot of gifts to give: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, holidays and sometimes "just because." We've found the Web sites to help you with gift giving ideas, places to shop, greeting cards and tips on the best way to wrap your presents. And you don't even have to send us a thank-you note.
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Whether you choose a magazine gift subscription, a gift of-the-month club or any other type of present that gets delivered monthly, your friend or relative will be reminded of your thoughtfulness all year round. Club and gift subscriptions can be a particularly good idea for the person who has everything—who doesn’t get excited when a new gift arrives in the mail each month?
- Many specialty and gourmet shops offer their own gift-of-the month or gift basket options. If you have a favorite store in mind, visit its Web site to see what your options are.
- Most monthly subscriptions (especially food, wine and coffee clubs) can be purchased in time spans ranging from 3 to 12 months.
For magazine gift subscriptions ...
provides one-stop magazine subscription shopping. Both specific magazine subscriptions and open-ended gift cards are available.
is a less traditional way to purchase magazine subscriptions but it has a huge selection, and some great deals. Be sure to read the security advice
before engaging in any eBay transactions.
has a smaller selection than other sites but the prices are tough to beat, the shipping is free and there’s no sales tax.
For monthly clubs ...
has a dizzying array of gift-of-the-month clubs. From porterhouse steaks to exotic flowers to organic fruits, you can find it here.
offers free shipping and instant e-mail gift messages in addition to a wide array of monthly food and beverage clubs. Their "Wine of the Month Club" is particularly popular.
Wine of the Month Club
claims to be "The Original" wine-of-the-month club. The monthly gift membership comes with a sampling of red and white wine along with serving suggestions, recipes and more. Gift certificates, specialty wines and gift baskets are also available.
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