The slippery sheen of olive oil makes it perfect for polishing cloves of garlic or being poured into the holes of a rival's bowling ball. Add some luster to life with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a three-month membership to the Italian Olive Oil of the Month club, with shipping included, from Gourmet Cooking and Living (a $102 value).
Gourmet Cooking and Living's experts travel to small farms throughout Italy and Europe and meet with farmers to locate palate-pleasing batches of artisanal olive oil. Each month, a bottle of USDA-organic cold-pressed olive oil ventures from a different region of Italy to arrive at members' doors, ready for cooking, dipping, and playing sophisticated rounds of spin-the-bottle. A newsletter tucked inside the package enlightens oil adopters with information about the oil and its producer, as well as recipes that highlight the bottle's unique flavors. Purchasers of this deal also get 15% off future membership should they choose to continue taste-bud exploration and help keep oil-delivery storks employed.