Subscription-based services are all the rage right now. Think: Bacon of the Month Club. These types of things have been around for some time. My in-laws used to get regular monthly deliveries of cheese from Hickory Farms. But, lately, entrepreneurs are looking at new things to sell monthly and by mail.
Want to start juicing but don't want to do the work of actually pressing your own veggies? There is a subscription for that.
Want to try out new beauty products but can't be bothered with a trip to Sephora? There is a subscription for that. There is even a subscription for strictly manly products. This is a sub-group of subscription services dubbed "tryvertising"
There are two different companies that could be referred to as "panty of the month" clubs—Me Undies and Panty by Post.
Here are a few more that have caught my eye:
Man Packs will deliver socks, underwear, razors, condoms, shaving cream, toothpaste and more, every three months.
Trunk Club is a personal stylist for the fashion-challenged man. They pack a trunk of new clothes in your sizes. And like Garanimals, they will tell you what to wear with what.
Citrus Lane, a Cali-based company, will deliver new parents "care packages" of tested products each and every month for $25, based on the age of the child.
Little Passports is an educational subscription service for the kiddles that sends them "adventure kits" from a different country each month that include a letter, genuine souvenirs, "passport stickers" and more.
Craft Coffee will send you coffee (duh) from various artisan coffee companies from around the globe.
Threadless, the art collective, has a T-shirt of the month club that features a different artist's tee each month.
Winner of the most random is NotAnotherBill, a U.K. company that sends you a surprise gift! Past gifts have included hand-made leather key fobs, Swedish-crafted dustpans (!) and tattooed-knuckle oven mitts.
But my favorite, and I think the most genius of them all, is another English-based subscription service. Trinkets delivers natural cotton tampons every month in pretty little packages. Is there any other product that we need each and every month, like clockwork? OK, maybe just us women, but still, that's 50 percent of the population. Can someone start this in the U.S.? Please?
And if not that, then can we get a Soup Cycle here in San Diego?