|EVOO and Vinegar Gift of the Month|
|$5 off of first month using gift code CGMOM5 at check out. Shipping is free!|
*Valid through 5/10/15
Liv Life Note: I received a sample club gift and compensation for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please know I would not stand behind a product unless I truly liked it!
Do you have go-to gifts for special occasions? One of my ultra organized girlfriends always has just the gift for everything. Be it a bridal shower, teacher thank you, birthday gift or Mother's Day treat, she always has something special up her sleeve. Me? I'm the polar opposite and find myself usually at a loss as to what to get, let alone where to get it.
Hence, I'm a big fan of "Gift of the Month" clubs. Easy to personalize, simple to shop online at a minute's notice (procrastination and I are good friends...), and unique, Gift of the Month Clubs can be special and fun. I've sent a number of subscriptions over the years, but let it be noted that even with all my hints I've been waiting to be a surprised recipient myself until just last week.
As luck would have it, an offer to review ClubsGalore (arranged by Blog Meets Brand) not only introduced me to a new (to me, they've been around since 1996) one-stop, Gift of the Month shop, but they also sent me my first ever gift!
Faced with a decision to choose from one of their 41 clubs (the tequila club so tempted me....) I plowed through categories including brownies, bath and body, wine, tea, coffee, bacon, fruit, grilling and even a college care club.
I did place that College Care Club (including gift cards, movie sized candy boxes, hot chocolate packets, chips, pretzel crisps, popcorn, mac n cheese, assorted bars and trail mix, and a box of tissues) into my cart and thought how my son in his first year of college would love it, but my perusing continued until I stopped at the EVOO and Vinegar of the Month Club. Now as good mothers, we try to be selfless and put our kids first, but in this case I selfishly removed said college club gift and replaced it with that oil and vinegar club as a gift to me from me.
Described as "1 bottle of extra virgin olive oil and 1 bottle of balsamic or flavor-infused vinegar each month - 200 to 375 ml. artfully gift boxed", the box arrived on my doorstep just days later, and yes, it was beautifully wrapped with a bow and carefully packaged, and included a card with my name on it.
Popping the cork on the Basil-Garlic Olive Oil, the aroma of garlic sent my salivary glands thinking of salads and dipping sauces. Paired beautifully with a honey-colored bottle of B.R. Chardonnay Vinegar, the gift sent away any lingering guilt I had for choosing a gift for me instead of my college boy, and simply made my day.
Due diligence for this review sent me to the B.R. Cohn site to check prices, and a little research showed ClubsGalore indeed brought a special and quality product in addition to a fair price.
So here's a big hint to my family... just FYI, Mother's Day, is right around the corner. I really, really enjoyed the one month gift I received of the Olive Oil and Vinegar Club. I'm fairly certain the bottles will be empty within then next few weeks and just so you know, a monthly box with more oils and vinegars would be such a wonderful surprise!
Furthermore, ClubsGalore is offering $5 off of your first month using the code CGMOM5 at checkout (offer valid through 5/10/15) and shipping is always free (note for Mother's Day delivery free shipping is available until April 25th, 2-Day Shipping 4/26/15 - 5/7/15, and overnight available from 5/6/15 - 5/8/15)! Monthly payment options are available, and their site offers a "Print your own Announcement" feature free of charge. Moms always have oil and vinegar in the kitchen, but often we won't splurge on that special bottle, so... Hint. Hint. Hint. :)
And what would a mom do with a delightfully infused bottle of olive oil and special bottle of vinegar? She might brush it over artichokes just before grilling and make a lovely vinaigrette, or she might use it in a special Pesto Pasta Salad she's making for her own mom for Mother's Day. Either way, I know she'll appreciate the monthly doorstep surprise, and you just might become her favorite child.