Who says the gift-giving has to end when the holidays do?
Monthly clubs around central Ohio offer gifts that keep on giving as the year goes on. Buy one for a friend or family member, and he or she will remember your generosity all the way to next winter.
Meza Wine Shop
Westerville’s Meza Wine Shop offers a wine for all seasons with two different wine club memberships.
Each month, shop co-owner Tatjana Brown hand-selects two wines per club – one red and one white each – that fit well with the season and upcoming holidays. Her goal is to choose wines that are otherwise difficult to find.
The “discovery” package, $30 per month, offers two bottles per month from new regions. The “enthusiast” package, $60 per month, offers two bottles from premier wine-growing regions throughout the world. Information about each wine, the region and suggested food pairings is included with both memberships.
Memberships are available in three-, four-, six- and 12-month lengths.
1 Stop Bead Shop
How about a gift that begets further gifts?
1 Stop Bead Shop in Dublin offers three Bead of the Month clubs: one for seed-beads, one for Swarovski beads and one for semi-precious beads, priced at $20, $25 and $30 per month, respectively. Each member receives a pendant and 20 to 30 beads per month, allowing him or her to create a unique design.
The club was started in 2007 with the intent to help customers acquire exclusive beads and build their collections. These beads are only available to members, and each month has its own theme. For example, in January 2012, the theme was Monet paintings, and the colors and specific beads chosen were inspired by Monet.
Memberships run for three, six, nine or 12 months.
The holidays are filled with delicious food and special treats. So why not continue the tradition beyond the holidays?
Cheryl’s Cookies can accommodate with monthly deliveries of tantalizing snacks. Its most popular, the Buttercream Frosted Cookie Club, offers an assortment of 24 seasonal cookies for $19.99 total.
An upgrade to the Hand Decorated Buttercream Frosted Cookie Club moves the price to $29.99, and Cheryl’s also offers clubs for brownies and cakes at $19.99 and $29.99, respectively.
All clubs deliver six times per year, except the cake club, which delivers four times per year.
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