* Gift ideas for people who love tech toys, pop culture and entertainment
* Surprise them with a useful (and appreciated) subscription service
* Get them access to live events and multi-purpose media devices, too
If your holiday shopping list includes those who would much prefer the gift of content over mere material objects, here are 9 of the best gifts for the social media junkies, music devotees, streaming videophiles and voracious readers among us this holiday season.
1. Amazon Prime Subscription
There are so many other benefits to being an Amazon Prime member aside from free shipping. Members get everything from free streaming video and free streaming music, to access to unlimited books and magazines, enjoying Twitch for video game lovers and more. This Amazon Prime subscription comes with a free 30-day trial period and access to Amazon channels, exclusive deals and other perks like free overnight shipping on many products. It’s just $10.99 a month thereafter, making it a gift that your recipient will appreciate the entire year long.
2. Roku Streaming Stick
Roku’s streaming stick is already one of the more innovative streaming media devices on the market, and it works with Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play and more. This model comes with voice remote, which lets you easily control your TV with buttons or by using your voice to search across top channels by actor, show and more. Plug it into the back of your TV and it’s ready to go.
3. DISH Subscription (With Free Amazon Echo)
This DISH subscription deal comes with a bonus worth repeating: a free Amazon Echo Dot. The DISH package includes 190 channels and comes with a 2-year price guarantee, making it easier than ever to come up with a really awesome high tech stocking stuffer. It also includes a free voice remote and free access to premium movie channels like HBO, Showtime and Starz for three months. Give them the DISH subscription and keep the Echo Dot for yourself… or vice-versa. It’s like getting two gifts in one. Use code CJFreeEchoDot to claim the offer.
4. Magazine Subscription
Discount mags is offering fantastic deals on some of the most popular, insightful and relevant magazines being published today. Most include physical magazine delivery along with behind-the-paywall access to online articles and more. We’ve spotted one-year subscriptions to top titles starting at just $5.
5. Ticketmaster Giftcard
A Ticketmaster Giftcard lets you give the gift of live music or events. A great pick for music lovers, it lets you fit a concert into a stocking.
6. The World According to Twitter
A fascinating document of crowd-sourced wisdom and hilarity, this volume shows us the strange and wonderful world of Twitter, the birthplace of many memes and one of the strangest sources of content of the modern age.
7. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection
Here it is: the complete 8-film Harry Potter Collection. Collecting what is for many of us, an entire childhood’s worth of Wizarding adventures, the biggest challenge with this deluxe box set may be not trying to watch them all the way through.
8. Queen Box Set: The Platinum Collection
This box set brings together volumes I, II and III of Queen’s greatest hits. A beautifully-put-together collection, it contains some of the best work of one of rock’s all-time greats, on both Audio CD and MP3 format, naturally.
9. Amazon Echo Show
The Echo Show is a nifty home networking system that makes it quicker than ever to integrate streaming content, hands-free calls and even smart home devices like doorbell cameras and baby monitors. Connect it to Alexa and stay connected — with audio and visuals — to what’s important.