Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and what better gift to give your loved one than a subscription to a streaming service? Never again will you be left out of conversations about some of the biggest series, and it’s the gift that keeps on giving because you can watch shows together. These are our favorite platforms to watch our favorite shows and movies, whether for date night, with the kids, or with friends.
Netflix is still the Queen when it comes to the variety and amount of award-winning series. The company makes it easy to buy and gift its gift cards. You can buy $30, $60, or $100 gift cards either online or at stores like Walmart and Target. If your Valentine already has Netflix, no worries. Netflix gift cards can be applied to new and existing subscribers so they can redeem them to watch new movies or series that have paid seasons. The Queen’s Gambit isn’t going to watch itself.
Disney+ isn’t cheap — it’s $70 for an annual subscription plus $7/month and will only let you gift a subscription to new users. But it’s the only way your sweetie is going to see Baby Yoda, so it’s worth it. There are also ways to bundle it with Hulu (hello Handmaid’s Tale) and ESPN+ for a small additional monthly fee. The process is easy. Just head over to the Disney+ gift subscription page on their website, and it will walk you through everything you need.
Apple TV+ is one of the cheaper subscriptions on the market, going for just $4.99 per month (but don’t tell your partner that). Gifting the subscription is as simple as buying an Apple gift card, available basically everywhere you go, so it’s easy to find and can be redeemed on their website. This is a lesser-known service with a lot of original content, but it’s worth it just to watch Jason Sudekis’ Ted Lasso.
If your honey is a fan of all things horror, the freaktastic streaming service Shudder is the ideal gift for them. The on-demand service features horror, thriller, and supernatural fiction titles, and it’s owned and operated by AMC Networks. It’s only $6 a month, and while there’s no gift card option, grab your Valentine a and walk them through the sign-up process (or better yet, set it up for them), and they’ll be screaming with delight.
Discovery+ is your go-to for Discovery Channel, HGTV, Animal Planet, and over 55,000 episodes of great TV. This one’s not cheap at $84/year, but if your loved one likes animals, cooking, adventure, and pimple popping, they’ll be over the moon to receive the Discovery+ subscription as a gift. If you want them to be productive at all, do not let them start Welcome to Plathville. Ask us how we know.
We may have spent more time in front of the TV in the last year than we have in the past, but these shows, documentaries, and movies have a way of bringing us all together when we can’t be. Sharing your favorite shows with friends, talking about plot lines (and holes), and learning more about a given topic has been its own experience. Plus, it gives you and your loved one an excuse to sit down, unwind, and spend time together. That sounds like the gift that keeps on giving.
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