If you’re serious about giving the better to family members this year, why not provide them with something that’s built to last — and help them save at exactly the same time?
Save on movie tickets with a MoviePass subscription
If anyone on your list is a Netflix or Hulu fan, they’ll go nuts for MoviePass. It’s only been out a couple of months, but MoviePass is a fresh software that lets users see several movies as they want for a monthly cost ($25 to $40, depending on location). For cinephiles in cities where some theaters replenish to $17 for a 3-D flick, this can mean huge savings as time passes. They offer three different surprise packages to give subscriptions to friends and family.
Price: $29.99 and up
Save on movie rentals with a Hulu Plus or Netflix subscription
able can be expensive, costing anywhere from $30 a month and upwards, but if your valentine is looking for nothing more than TV and movies, aim for a Hulu+ or Netflix subscription this holidays. All their favorite shows and movies are available-and not simply the newest episodes, but entire seasons, too.
Price: $7.99/month for Hulu Plus and Netflix
Ditch your daily coffee habit with the Bodum French Press
Dumping your daily coffee habit won’t rescue your finances necessarily, but it really could leave a few extra bucks in your pocket each day. The Bodum French Press includes an 8-cup French press as well as a 15-ounce travel press for caffeine fiends on the run. Visit money saving gifts to get more insight.
Get free two-day shipping with an Amazon Prime Membership
There’s hardly a present more helpful for online shoppers than an Amazon Prime membership. The deal comes with free two-day shipping and usage of a Netflix-like library of streaming video. Bonus: If you don’t need your order in two days, Amazon will sometimes actually pay you to simply accept a slower ship time, supplying you with monetary credits which you can affect future purchases.
Quench your thirst with the SIGG Switzerland Water Bottle
With Americans spending typically $11 billion yearly on disposable water bottles, save some money this season with a quality, reusable aluminum water bottle. SIGG water bottles are lightweight, durable, eco-friendly, come in multiple colors, and the BPA and phthalate-free aluminum won’t compromise the taste of the normal water.
Get all the essentials for less with the Ultimate ManPack
Most men don’t like to shop, let alone for basics like underwear, toiletries, and condoms. Get the guy in your life a Giftpack from Manpacks-the “Netflix for underwear”-which ships him a monthly package with all the current essentials. It provides a $20 gift idea card and shipping is free. Manpacks are also customizable with your favorite brands.
Price: $20 and up
Stop wasting money on cheap headphones with urBeats
Anyone who needs tunes to exercise could easily work their way through a dozen pairs of cheap, $10 headphones per year. Why not invest in a pair that’s created to last? The urBeats are exquisite for anyone on the go. They come with a one-year replacement warrantee and built-in mic for calls.
Make your own sodas at home with SodaStream
The SodaStream System is a home carbonated drink maker that makes over 60 different flavors of soda. Save money on pre-packaged fizzy drinks and make your own at home.The BPA-free carbonating bottles are reusable up to 3 years, that gives the environment a boost as well.
Price: $79.95 and up
Keep slippery mobile devices in their place with HandAble
There’s nothing quite as rattling as the first time your smartphone slips out of your hand and shatters to pieces. That’s because they aren’t inexpensive to replace. That’s what makes products like HandAble so cool. For approximately $13, HandAble clips adhere to your phone and easily slip between your fingers to keep the device secure in your palm.
Pop your own corn with the Whirley Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper
Making your own popcorn with real kernels is obviously cheaper than buying individual microwavable bags. This popcorn maker just requires a teaspoon of oil, and in three minutes it makes two times as much popcorn as a microwavable bag.