“That’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year,” Cousin Eddie says to Clark Griswold in the holiday film Christmas Vacation after Clark discovers that he’s received a Jelly-of-the-Month Club membership from his employer.
That sentiment, while humorous in the context of that particular film, can actually be applied to many gift-of-the-month clubs. It’s a way for people to give a gift to a family member, partner, friend, co-worker, employee, or acquaintance that keeps on giving the entire year.
Many Christmas shoppers will look for these types of gifts, which is why bakeries that offer the service market it during the holiday season.
One bakery that has made a name of itself with these subscriptions is Dana’s Bakery, which specializes in macaron delivery. The New York bakery will deliver boxes of a dozen French macarons in classic American flavors like S’mores, Chocolate Molten, Cookie Dough, Fruity Cereal, Thin Mint, Orange Creamsicle, Birthday Cake, Key Lime Pie, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cafe Mocha, Red Velvet, and a flavor of the month.
A 12 month subscription at Dana’s Bakery also includes 2 free months, meaning the gift will continue to keep on giving for over a year. The Macaron of the Month Club is also available in less expensive 3 month and 6 month versions.