Gift guide: 3 subscription services that make for a great gift

So much more than just a voucher

We all have that one relative or friend who is just a bit tricky to buy for. Gone are the days where a voucher is deemed to be a lazy gift. We are in the era of subscription services, so why not give the gift of subscription this year?


Many of us watch more TV shows and movies over the festive period than at any other time of the year. Why not gift a friend or relative an alternative to the Eastenders Christmas special, in the form of a Netflix gift card. These are available to buy at Game Stop.

The user simply inserts the code into the Netflix website. It’s a simple token that provides hours of entertainment. You'll find all the info you need on how to use Netflix gift cards here.


This is the gift that keeps on giving. Glossybox sends subscribers a lovely box filled with beauty bits every month for the duration of their subscription. You can build a profile for the person in question, tailoring the box to their skin tone and hair colour. 

These make for wonderful gifts and give a great "pick me up" to the receiver. Details can be found here.

Apple Music

There's no shortage of music sources to choose from these days, but Apple Music is the preference for many people.

It's possible to buy iTunes gift cards that can be redeemed to buy individual songs and albums or indeed an Apple Music subscription. Details can be found here. This voucher can also be used to rent or buy films from the Movies section of iTunes.