If you’re like me, there are always people in your family (I’m looking at you Mom and Dad) who swear they “don’t need anything”. Our folks have gotten to an age where they have everything they need, and they buy everything they want (#goals). These are the kind of people who love to try new things and have experiences, rather than accumulate more things, and subscription-based gifts are a great option. All of these subscriptions come from local small businesses, so by giving these gifts, you're also giving back to the community.
Catalina Offshore Seafood of the Month Club
This amazing Seafood of the Month clubs offers access to all the unique seafood Catalina Offshore Products has to offer. As a Club member, the gift recipient will receive a shipment of seasonal seafood in live, fresh, frozen or cooked form on the first Wednesday of every month, along with an email offering recipes and product tips. There is a minimum three-month subscription when joining the Seafood of the Month Club. After the first three months, members remain in the Club on a month-to-month basis until they choose to unsubscribe.
Sign-up in person at Catalina or online for $85 per month.
Lofty Coffee Co Coffee Subscription
Order the coffee lover in your life a recurring coffee subscription from Lofty. You (or they) can pick the coffee, quantity and frequency, and even modify as you go. The best part is that all coffee is shipped within 24-hours of being roasted right here in San Diego.
Subscriptions start at $15 and can be ordered online at loftycoffee.com. Be sure to go into one of the locations to taste the different beans before you order.
Primal Pastures Farmer Stash
This is the gift for the meat lovers in your life. This box of pasture-raised meats from Temecula are different each week, but usually include pasture-raised chicken, beef, and pork products. Raw honey, wild tuna, bone broths, soups, marinated meats, and sausages might also make an appearance.
Order a box or an ongoing subscription for $100 (for approximately $110 worth of product) at primalpastures.com.
Dickinson Farm Farmshare
This is the gift that keeps on giving with bi-monthly heirloom fruit, vegetables, and herbs from this micro farm in National City. Order a harvest bag to wrap and put under the tree, and either a full or half share to enjoy the rest of the year.
Order Harvest Bags for $30.00, Bi-Monthly Half Shares for $90, or Bi-Monthly Full Shares for $180.00 from Dickinson.farm