The Best Magazine Subscriptions for Gifting

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We love gifting Magazine subscriptions for a variety of occasions as they’re not something people usually think to buy for themselves. Plus, they make a frugal gift idea that keeps on giving all year long, especially with all the free and inexpensive magazine deals we often post on Hip2Save!

On that note, we’ve rounded up some of our personal favorite reading splurges and most wished-for magazine subscriptions that make awesome Christmas gift ideas for just about everyone on your holiday wish list. Enjoy!

Home & Garden Magazines:

Magnolia Journal magazine

If you’re looking for an awesome gift idea for someone who loves HGTV, Chip and Joanna, The Pioneer Woman, or just tackling DIYs and home projects, there are a plethora of awesome magazines out there! Here are some of our faves:

Business & Investing Magazines:

Consumer Reports magazine

Not sure what to get the business-savvy person in your life? A magazine subscription that includes business and finance advice, useful recommendations, and wise insights is always an interesting read for any entrepreneur or business person! Here are a few of our favorite choices:

Children & Teen Magazines:

Highlights Magazine 1

Kids may not always ask for magazine subscriptions, but they do usually enjoy them! Plus, magazines encourage reading and learning, so it’s a win-win for everyone! Here are a few of our favorite kid-friendly magazine subscriptions:

Cooking & Food Magazines:

Cooks Illustrated Magazine

Know someone who loves to cook up new recipes? Consider giving a magazine subscription that will give them new ways to spice things up in the kitchen! Here are a few of our favorite choices:

Entertainment & Lifestyle Magazines:

Gossip Magazines

Who doesn’t love reading a good gossip magazine while soaking in a bathtub with a glass of wine? If you know someone who would also love this idea, consider gifting them a subscription to one of the following magazines:

Health, Fitness, & Wellness Magazines:

Yoga Journal magazine

Not sure what to get the fitness buff in your life? A magazine subscription that discusses health topics, fitness ideas, or their favorite exercise would make a fun gift! Here are a few of our favorite choices:

Sports, Recreation, & Outdoors Magazines:

Sports Illustrated

If you’re shopping for an outdoorsy person or sports lover, these magazine subscriptions are some of our favorites – and easy gift ideas! Plus, it will give your recipient something to look forward to each month!

Science & Technology Magazines:

Popular Science Magazine

Not sure what to get the “techy” person in your life? How about a magazine subscription that covers all things related to the newest technology, inventions, discoveries, and theories?! Here are a few of our favorite choices:

How to Gift a Magazine Subscription

And if you’re looking for a fun and thoughtful way to let someone know you are giving them a new magazine subscription, consider using our FREE printable magazine gift tags!

Have a magazine that you think should be on this list?

Leave it in the comments as a recommendation for other readers!

Get your gifting on!

Check out our Ultimate Gift Guide for Any Woman on Your List.

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Comments 6

  1. Casey Meyers

    Hate to be negative but skip the magazines. Save yourself some money and the clutter. Most of what you read can be found online. Also think about the environment.

    • Sam

      I work at a magazine publishing company so please don’t skip the magazines! While it’s clutter to some, it’s jobs to others.

  2. Karen

    A gift that gives all year long! Wonderful idea!

  3. Hkim282

    I love magazines! We are gifting fastcompany and the New Yorker to our family members! While we can find most articles and blogs on line, you can’t beat these amazing, fact checking, intelligently written articles!

  4. Teri Spivey

    I still love magazines. If you fill out a weekly survey at you can earn points/money toward subscriptions. Most are free and no strings attached. I have gotten myself several and family members several the last year. Makes great gifts and cheap. You don’t even have to enter a credit card so there is no reason to worry about being charged any fees. Some are paper and some are digital. Great choices!!

  5. Jen

    I love magazines! They make the perfect transition from screen time to bed time.

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