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10 Gifts That Give All Year

Updated on October 18, 2017

Giving feels as good as getting. When we give a gift, we want the recipient to know that we thought about what they would like to have. There's nothing like seeing the smile on someone's face when they receive a gift they love. That feeling can last all year if you choose the right gift. Here are some gift ideas that give all year.

Bestsellers Monthly Book Connection - For the reader on your gift list, the book connection can't be beat. It offers category choices like westerns, nonfiction, history, romance and even Oprah's Picks. The recipient gets a gift notification letter prior to the first book arriving. Books are shipped monthly to the address you choose. Book Connection charges a monthly fee for this service.

Beer Of The Month Club - If you've got some beer lovers on your gift list, why not surprise them with a monthly 12-pack of microbrewed beer? The Beer Of The Month Club promises fresh brewed beer delivered right to your gift recipient's home or office. Each 12-pack has four varieties and they will also receive the "Beer Expeditions" newsletter. You can pay for a year in full or monthly.

Gourmet Coffee Of The Month Club - There's nothing like a good cup of coffee. For those on your list who love coffee, Caribou Coffee offers a monthly club that will deliver two 1 lb. bags of delicious coffee varieties to the door. You can choose a custom order where you pick your own coffee selections or use the roastmaster's suggestions.. A free gift is offered with sign-up and they offer several club choices

Seed Of The Month Club - This is an affordable gift for the gardener on your list. For as little as $6.25 a month, your gift recipient will receive 12 unique (guaranteed to grow) seed packets, newsletters, bookmarks, 40+ seed-specific recipes, monthly calendars and seed starting information. Many of the seeds are seasonal-themed. This is a very fun gift for the nature lover.

Puzzle of the Month - The Month Club Store believes in having fun. Members receive quality jigsaw puzzles each month in a variety of selections. Each is geared toward adult puzzle-solvers. There are three plans offered including larger puzzles of 750-1000 pieces, a variety plan where puzzles range from 500-1000 pieces and the medium plan with 500-750 pieces. All are guaranteed to be unique and appealing. This club is designed to provide hours of family fun each month.

Gourmet Chocolate Of The Month - Nothing says love like chocolate. Each month, members receive signature chocolate from different world-class chocolatiers. They may get truffles from Ireland or rabitos from Spain. Every one is guaranteed to be premium chocolate. Gift recipients will be impressed by the quality of these hard to find creations. You can pay monthly or yearly.

Dog Treat Of The Month - Do you have a canine friend on your gift list? If you do, you might want to treat her the Paw-risian Bistro's "spoiled mutt" club. Each month an 8 oz. bag of delicious fresh baked treats will arrive at the door. They are different every month to avoid boredom. They also include a couple of birthday bones on your dog's birthday month. Great gift for your dog or the dog lover in your life.

Teddy Bear Of The Month Club - If you have a young one on your gift list or just a kid at heart, you may find Grand Canyon Teddy Bear Company hard to resist. Their month club includes a unique themed teddy bear each month along with its adoption certificate. Each bear is 8 inches tall and comes packaged in a gift box. Bears shipped are based on season but you may also choose from the many they offer.

Exotic Fruit Market - For something unusual and truly exotic, Exotic Fruit Market can't be beat. They offer several types of month clubs to include fruit, organic, mixed fruit, avocado, apple, citrus, mango and pear. Their prices are reasonable and they boast of excellent customer service. For a taste of the tropical delivered right to your loved one's door, Exotic Fruit's month club is worth its weight in gold.

Hot Sauce Of The Month Club - Featured on the Food Channel, Insane Chicken offers a hot sauce of the month package which includes a different bottle of heat per month. Some of these are Dave's Insanity Sauce, Pitbull and Mad Dog Hot Sauce. All of these are award-winning sauces and sure to please the more daring on your gift list.

Other gifts that give all year are magazine or newspaper subscriptions or maybe even a pet.


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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      These are great gift ideas, Suzette. It's like having Christmas all year round!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great idea ... the gift that keeps on giving. Love all these ideas!

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      forbiddenkitten 6 years ago from U S OF A

      This was awesome!

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      Koralee Phillips 6 years ago from Penticton British Columbia Canada

      Thanks for the hub, there are some great ideas for Christmas. I am really focusing this year on being prepared (I'm usually a Christmas Eve shopper :) The links are really convenient, thanks for adding them. The movie clip was a great addition too.

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      Jean Bakula 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for all the great ideas suziecat7! Just tonight a friend of ours was getting a big promotion in Martial Arts, along with a few others of a lesser degree. We had a small ceremonial cake made just for him. The look on his face made us feel so happy, we just knew how special it made him feel. It truly is better to give than receive.

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      anildutt 6 years ago from india

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Hi BevsPaper - I wouldn't mind the coffee. Thanks for stopping by.

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      BevsPaper 7 years ago from Central Indiana

      Wow these really are great gifts to give that continue throughout the year. I would love the books or the chocolate!

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thank you all for reading.

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      katrinasui 7 years ago

      Thanks for these wonderful ideas. Well Done!

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      TodayIsTheDay 7 years ago

      Good ideas! Thank you!

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      Georgina_writes 8 years ago from Dartmoor

      Some really good ideas here. I love to give gifts that last.

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      wrenfrost56 8 years ago from U.K.

      Thanks for the great ideas Suziecat7 and for adding the links!

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      suziecat7 8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thank you all for stopping by. The seeds of the month is affordable and unique. Treat yourself.

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      Shari 8 years ago from New York, NY

      Seeds a month .. I just found what i am getting myself this christmas!

      Great Hub once again . thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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      Kebennett1 8 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      What awesome ideas. Thank you!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for the ideas. Will Bookmark.


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      suziecat7 8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      2patricias - thanks for stopping by. Movie vouchers are a great idea.

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      2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Thanks for a list that provides some ideas.

      If you can't afford one of these, consider a book of movie vouchers - the recipient can use them when they want, or when they are feeling a bit down.

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      suziecat7 8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks to all of you for stopping by. It does the heart good to give. Though I can't afford to give most of this stuff, it is the thought that counts.

      Quill - you are right - we must learn to receive as well. I was once a proud one but have humbled with age.

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      Leop 8 years ago

      Thank for writing about this. You got my attention today, chocolate, coffee and fruit, are wonderful in my life. Well written, thanks for adding the website links.

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      "Quill" 8 years ago

      Great giving ideas, an interesting thing happened as I started to read your opening comments on giving and receiving.

      I struggled for years with receiving and a lesson was learned one year at Christmas when I refused a hamper that was needed. The lesson the Pastor of the Church I was attending stated to me " You need to question the motive of your giving if you struggle with receiving".

      The lesson learned give with a thankful heart and receive with a more thankful heart knowing that is being given in love.


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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Some great ideas

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      breakfastpop 8 years ago

      Great gift ideas.. Thanks for the help.

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      wesleycox 8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      You are absolutely right about giving gifts. I love to see a smile spread across my children's and wife's face when they open their gifts. Christmas Vacation is a hilarious movie.