Christmas is here, and the rush to get gifts for your loved ones is dawning. That puts the pressure on you to get the best present. If you have been in a fix about what to get, you might not have thought about giving Netflix as a gift.

Yes, it is possible, and we are going to show you just how to go about that.

No matter where your giftee is located, you would be able to share a wealth of entertainment with them anywhere they are.

But first…

Why should you consider Netflix as a gift?

Netflix can come in handy in a variety of ways. As a gift, that is. Here are the top reasons why we believe your giftee will appreciate your gesture.

  • They seem to have everything: Remember that friend who seems to have everything? That one whom you’re finding it difficult to get something of value? The key might not be in getting them another physical present that they can look upon. Getting them a service such as Netflix that offers a wealth of entertainment is a very thoughtful thing to do.
  • They don’t know what Netflix is: You might not know this, but a lot of people haven’t had the Netflix experience. This is a great way to bring them in on the loop. They will associate this first with you, and that would hold a special place in their hearts.
  • They live far away from you: Shipping costs can drive up the price of gifting a whole lot if your loved one lives across the globe from you. Netflix being a digital service costs nothing to share. Also, no wrapping paper means it’s great for the environment!
  • You’re out of options: What’s something that’s suitable for anyone and everyone? A free-size snuggie? Think again! Netflix allows users to customize their content preferences so only content of their interest will be shown. You won’t have to worry about whether they’ll enjoy it because there’s content for any age, gender and taste.

How to give Netflix as a gift

Ready to give someone the gift of Netflix this holiday? Here are four ways you can go about it.

  • Buy a Subscription

Create a Netflix account and preload it with subscription for a couple of months or even a year. Send the details to your giftee and have them start enjoying it.

The best plan to send under this model will be a Basic plan which costs $7.99 a month. Note that this doesn’t allow the recipient stream content in HD. It will thus be best for those in rural areas/ regions where internet connections are not fast enough.

  • Share a Subscription

This is a great way to not only gift Netflix, but save money on it too. You will be able to gift a subscription when you start from the second-tier plan (Standard) which costs $10.99 every month and even allows you stream in HD across up to two devices.

If you’ve got up to three beneficiaries of the gift, the Premium plan will be the best pick for you. Costing just $13.99 a month and allowing four people on the streaming service, you and your giftees can now make good use of that 4K streaming-capable device.

  • Rent DVDs

Netflix started out as a service that allowed you rent DVDs according to the plan that you were on. Even though they till run that service, it is now being operated on a different platform.

You can get this for people who love in rural regions too, since they won’t be enjoying streaming as much as those in the city. It is also a great way to keep those who are not given to streaming entertained. Win-win for everyone involved.

  • Buy Gift Cards

Netflix gift cards allows your beneficiary to subscribe to a plan of their choice – depending on how much is redeemable on those cards.

When you get a Netflix gift for someone, especially when they don’t live in the US, it would be a great idea for them to use a VPN, too. That would ensure they can access the network from places in the world where it is not yet available. It is also a great way to escape geoblocks placed around certain content as content available to different countries vary, your loved one will not be able to tune into a location restricted show without it. Finally, a VPN helps to stream Netflix content faster, smoother and securely, so it’s always a good idea to turn on VPN before jumping on Netflix.

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