It might be too late to shop for Christmas, but you can still give an e-gift card or membership.
So, if you missed the big holidays, here are some thoughtful or practical gift subscriptions you can buy that can be delivered electronically. These are solid gifts that can be given throughout the year.
If you think about it, you’re really helping the planet by not having to go from store to store. You are such a good person.
What is that: I’m pretty sure everyone knows that Netflix is the most popular streaming service with over 213 million subscribers. It is possible to purchase a Netflix gift card for a new or existing Netflix subscriber. You can purchase them online and have the gift delivered digitally by email to your recipient.
Netflix has a huge selection of movies and TV shows, including many original series.
Who is it for: Besides my mom, most people I know already have Netflix subscriptions. It is easy for the recipient to use the gift card online and the amount on the card will be applied to their Netflix account.
How much does it cost: Gift cards start at $ 25, but they can be as large as you want. Amazon has the most denominations.
Where can I receive it: Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, Target.com
What is that: 1Password is a password manager that can help you fill out your login and password information on websites and apps.
You can choose to create your own passwords, or you can let 1Password create very strong passwords for you.
The beauty of 1Password is that you can load it on your Windows or Mac computer, your iOS or Android phone or tablet and all of your information is synced to a secure cloud account and synced with all of your devices, so if you change a username on your computer, the new information will also be ready for use on your phone.
Who is it for: I don’t know of anyone who can remember all of their different passwords.
How much does it cost: Starting at $ 2.99 per month for a single user. A five-family pack costs $ 4.99 per month. There is a gift card link at the bottom of the home page.
Where can I receive it: 1password.com
What is that: Apple and Microsoft have really stepped up their antivirus game to the point that many IT pros aren’t recommending a third-party antivirus suite like they did five years ago.
But there’s always a problem with malware, which happens to the best of us. Have you ever been redirected to another website when entering a url or going to a bookmark? It is malware. Sometimes you click on a link that asks to install a browser extension.
These extensions may start to show unexpected ads or change your default search engine. To solve these kinds of problems, I love Malware Bytes.
Who is it for: It is for anyone who uses a computer (especially Windows).
How much does it cost: Malware Bytes has a subscription model that offers constant protection for $ 1.99 per month for a single license. You can also download a free version that you can run only when needed and then uninstall it.
Where can I receive it: Malwarebytes.com
Spotify or Apple Music
What is that: I grouped these two together because they are the largest music subscription services and offer similar libraries and music experiences.
Spotify has a lot more subscribers, but Apple Music is popular with owners of Apple devices.
Unlike cheaper services like Pandora, these services allow users to play any song or album as if it were on demand, or even play them over and over again.
Spotify and Apple Music allow subscribers to download music to their computers or portable devices for offline listening.
These services are great for people who love new music, with new albums added as they’re released, meaning you have instant access the day a song is released. There are apps available for most devices or computers.
Who is it for: Everyone loves music.
How much does it cost: Each costs around $ 10 per month for a single user. There are discounts for students or families.
Where can I receive it: Spotify.com; Apple.com/music
What is that: This is an Amazon-owned subscription service for audiobooks.
It’s a little different from music subscription services. With Audible, there is a basic subscription that includes the Audible Plus collection, which has thousands of books and podcasts.
In addition to the basic subscription, you can upgrade to Premium Plus plans which include one or two premium titles per month that are not part of the Plus catalog.
Audiobooks can be downloaded to your Kindle, Kindle Fire, iPad or iPhone, Android tablet or phone, Windows or Mac computer and more. Check the Audible website for all supported devices.
The books will stay on your device as long as you are subscribed.
Who is it for: For the readers of your list. We all know them.
How much does it cost: Catalog Plus costs $ 7.99 per month. Premium Plus plans start at $ 14.99 per month.
Where can I receive it: Audible.com
What is that: Have you ever wanted to learn Steve Martin’s comedy? How about learning to cook with Gordon Ramsay? Or if you’re like me, you can learn the art of smoking meat from Aaron Franklin, owner and chef of Franklin BBQ in Austin.
Master Class offers video lessons from the best of the best in all categories, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, ex-Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Ringo Starr, Yo-Yo Ma, Alice Waters, David Sedaris and over 100 ‘others.
Each class consists of approximately 20 video lessons, each lasting approximately 10 minutes.
You have access to all videos as long as you are a subscriber.
Who is it for: Anyone who is eager to learn.
How much does it cost: Plans start at $ 15 per month (billed annually). Master Class offers to buy a subscription, to get a subscription to offer.
Where can I receive it: Masterclass.com