christmas gifts ideas
. Nike, Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade. Theyre all part of Birdie Lifes ball of the month club, which ranges from one sleeve, up to a full box, and from three months to a full year. A golf towel is included with the first shipment. Tees come with all.
. Oregons Olympic Provisions salumeria makes twelve kinds of dry cured salami, one for every month in the year. Choose from one, two, or three of the months featured selection. Then look forward to fennel laden Finocchiona, spicy Chorizo Navarre, and more varieties.
. For the best and most affordable selection of beer from U.S. craft breweries, the Craft Beer Club delivers. Four different beer styles and breweries are loaded into each months twelve bottle shipment, and new subscribers get extra freebies like glassware. Recent boxes have included Pennsylvanias Lancaster, North Carolinas Foothills, and Indianas Upland brewing companies. At the very least, hell have something new in his hand come Super Bowl.
. Everyone seems to offer a wine of the month membership these days. One of the originals, the aptly named Wine of the Month Club, has options ranging from two entry level bottles up to six Cellar Series bottles. A money back guarantees promises youll never pay for a bottle he doesnt like.
. Each months box includes four ounces of coffee whole bean or ground from three different artisan roasters like Flying Goat in Santa Rosa, California, or Kuma in Seattle. Customized tasting notes and brewing tips accompany each delivery. Itll be a nice reminder you care each morning, before his eyeballs have fully opened.
. Your heat seeking father could spend his life scouring the web and county fairs for the best hot sauces in the land. For much less work, get two bottles delivered to him every month. Im partial to the Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalape
. Choose grain or grass fed beef, and SlantShack chef Elizabeth Bullis will take it from there, sending twelve ounces a month of her creations stuff like Hot and Smoky with Vermont Maple Syrup or jerky marinated in honey, mustard, and Bronx Brewery Pale Ale.
. Dills, bread and butters, sours theyre all on the table with the Pickle of the Month Club. Choose from one or two jars a month, then sit back and enjoy regional pickling from across the country.
. You know he shouldnt have it, but what are the holidays for? Feed him with this monthly gift that supplies two packages of premium pork belly each month hand rubbed with vanilla bourbon, apple cinnamon, and more delicious flavors.
. High end Scotches, tequilas, rums, and more are are included with this New York based liquors of the month club. Just make sure you drink some with him, too.
. Hell get four to eight cigars a month from respected labels, like H. Upmann, and lesser known producers. Each delivery comes with four different brands, and Cigars International will never ship the same cigar twice.
. Canola and vegetable oils are pedestrian. Truffle and walnut oil, too fussy. As men, we flock to olive oil, and Michigans Zingermans takes us on a tour with its worldly selections from Italy, Spain, Australia, and elsewhere.
. The second Thursday of each month is the day when people in Murrays Cheese of the Month club receive their shipments a half pound each of three small batch cheeses from New Yorks iconic specialty cheese shop. Sure, it may be decadent, but he wont be complaining.
. From mild to hot, send up to four jars of premium salsa a month from all over the country. Your dad will forget Pace exists when these roll in.
. Plenty of places offer pre popped corn, but, for the freshest, stick with the Amish. Theyll send you four pounds of kernels every month: heirloom varieties like Black Pearl, Rainbow, and Baby White, to cater to tastes in every flavor or hull preference.
. Give the gift of kitchen accessories that youd probably never buy for yourself, but that make pretty neat weapons in any culinary arsenal. Alton Brown may rant against kitchen unitaskers, but who hasnt at least once thought of using a milk frother.
. For the traveling man, Birchbox will send a grab bag each month of trial size products like shaving cream, hair gel, and cologne from luxury and up and coming brands. You can answer some questions online for personalized selections, and hell be out of excuses for looking rumpled.
Kids Decal Cookie Tin
. Theres no better gift for a teacher or neighbor than cookies or candy packaged in a keepsake tin. Print a childs drawing on a water slide decal (some decals have a transparent background; others, white). To protect the image, spray decal with the coating spray; let dry. Trim it to desired shape. Soak decal in water until backing separates from it. Then place decal on a tin; push out excess water with a tissue, and let dry. Spray with the coating
. This recipe is quite simple, which makes it ideal for helpers of all skill levels. Depending on age, a kid might measure, mix, and shape the dough, or simply decorate the cookies that youve prepared, adding a festive pinpricked message of noel or joy to shortbread dough just before its popped into the oven.
Holiday Candy Jar
. For teachers, neighbors, and baby sitters, label jars of candy with a sweet illustration. Scan art, and print onto a sheet of labels, or have kids draw directly onto individual labels.
. Give the teacher a stamp of approval with personalized stamps, ink pads, and blank note cards in warm, vivid colors. Print the wording from the computer and have an office supply store create a name stamp. You can also make a second imprint using an apple stamp, and give the pair.
. A custom, kid created calendar is a gift any adult can treasure all year long. To create, apply peel and stick laminate to a picture (follow package directions). Remove a calendar from its original backing, and attach with double sided tape.
Kid Embellished Journals
. Handcrafted end papers featuring kid drawings transform basic journals into keepsakes. A journal of any size will work. Measure the books original end paper, then cut picture so that its slightly wider to accommodate the fold. Next, use a paintbrush to apply white glue evenly over the end paper. Lay artwork over glued area and press, starting at center and working out. Wipe off any excess glue; a parent can trim the edges with a utility knife if
. Heres a new twist on the familiar refrigerator cum art gallery: Let kids turn their drawings into magnets that can be used all year long. They can draw helpful refrigerator reminders or a Christmas tree and ornaments. Print onto magnet sheets, and cut out. To give magnets as presents, affix them to a greeting card with double sided tape.