Shopping for your friends and loved ones during the holiday season can be quite a challenge. There’s invariably that one person on your gift list who seems to already have everything they could possibly need. And the last thing they want is yet another random item cluttering up their living space. Thankfully, you can avoid all that with the gift of streaming. Yes, that’s right — you can give a Netflix, Apple TV, Hulu and even Disney Plus subscription to a loved one. Not only will a streaming service help your loved ones stay entertained at home no matter what, but it’s also the gift that keeps on giving.
Whether you buy a gift card online or in-store, many of the most sought-after streaming services have a dedicated section for redeeming digital gift card codes so that your giftee can activate their subscription at their convenience, whether they want to revisit their favorite movie or sink into the couch and binge-watch some excellent original programming.
Before you buy a streaming gift card, there are a few things to consider. Your giftee will need a streaming device or smart TV to enjoy the service. (If they don’t have one, congratulations! You’ve stumbled into another gift idea. CNET can help you navigate affordable, quality streaming devices and smart TVs.) In addition, once the gift card or gift subscription runs out, naturally, access to the service does, too. If they want to keep using the service, they need to add a credit card for payments.
Here’s a list of some of the best streaming service gift subscriptions you can give to family and friends this year, from popular choices to more niche products for people with particular viewing sensibilities.