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My husband is extremely hard to shop for. He, like most men, likes grown-up toys like tools and electronics which would make great gifts if I was privy to the inner workings of his mind where each feature has been evaluated, rated, and prioritized. The last thing I want to do is spend several hundred dollars on a gift only to find out I bought the wrong one. And let’s face it, he’s been a father for almost 18 years so he has every BBQ tool there is, an abundance of ties, and a humidor full of cigars even though he only smokes one once or twice a year.
Thankfully, I found ClubsGalore. I’m sure you’ve heard of Club of the Month subscriptions before. Perhaps you’ve even given or received a Wine of the Month or Fruit of the Month suscription. What makes ClubsGalore so amazing is that it’s a gift of the month club for anyone on your list. They have over three dozen different subscriptions to choose from so whether your husband is Mr. Fix It or a cheese lover, you’ll no doubt be able to find the perfect subscription box to make his Father’s Day, and the rest of the year, wonderful. You can even choose the variety club so that each month is a different theme.
ClubsGalore Bacon Gift Set
The variety isn’t the only reason I think ClubsGalore makes a great Father’s Day gift. I sampled the Bacon Gift Set. It came with bacon, beer, and hot & spicy snacks. Because ClubsGalore is a gourmet subscription service, these weren’t the same bacon, beer, and snacks you pick up at your local grocery store.
The gift set included two 1-lb packages of artisan bacon–a Maple Smoke Flavored Bacon and a Wild Cherrywood Smoked Uncured Bacon (with no nitrites or nitrates!). The beer included both international and craft selections (3 of each for a total of 12), along with a flyer that had descriptions and ratings of each of the beers.
The bacon and beer were shipped in an insulated ice pack so they were ice cold right out of the packaging. Unfortunately, since it did arrive cold, I promptly loaded it into the fridge and several were gone when I finally got around to taking pictures to show you. At least I still had at least one of each bottle so you can see the variety (I promise, there really were 12 when the package arrived!). The culprits responsible for pilfering the pre-photo beers really liked the New Belgium Portage porter and the Lazy Magnolia Southern Hops’pitality (my personal favorite from the name alone).
Hot & Spicy Box
The snacks in the hot & spicy box included:
- Wasabi Power Snack Mix from the Peanut Shop
- Spicy Corn Relish from Stonewall Kitchen
- Pukka Hot Pepper Sauce from Busha Browne’s
- Smoked Serano Sea Salt from Sutter Buttes
The Wasabi Snack Mix was a HUGE hit with my husband. He’s a big fan of wasabi to begin with, but the added dimension of the different textures (it includes peanuts, rice crackers, sesame seeds, peas, and soybeans) made this mix stand out from the standard wasabi snack. I think he was also pretty pleased with the Spicy Corn Relish since he ate it all in one sitting.
I actually swiped the bacon, sea salt, hot pepper sauce, and a bottle of the Rodenbach Sour Red/Brown Belgium beer. Over the next week, I’ll be sharing the recipes I created using each of these items to give you more Father’s Day gift ideas.
ClubsGalore Additional Features
So, if you are looking for a Father’s Day gift that you can be sure Dad will love, ClubsGalore is a great option. ClubsGalore is offering $5 off plus free shipping on Father’s Day orders. Just use code DADSROCK at checkout (valid until 6/21/15). And for the procrastinators, ClubsGalore offers a “Print Your Gift Announcement” feature so that you can let Dad know his order is on the way if you don’t order in time for the box to arrive for Father’s Day. ClubsGalore will also e-mail the announcement to the gift recipient if you prefer.
Other details that mattered to me and might matter to you:
- Flexible subscription term – You can opt for anywhere from 3 to 12 months for the length of the subscription.
- Montly payment option – If you don’t want to pay for the whole subscription up front, you can do so monthly instead.
- Flexible delivery options – You can choose monthly delivery, every other month, or every third month.
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – If the recipient isn’t happy with the gift and does not want to receive additional shipments, ClubsGalore will issue a full refund.