18 Best magazine subscriptions to gift this Christmas
Christmas countdown well and truly underway, browse our latest selection of gift subscriptions available to order at DC Thomson Shop.
Offering up to 68% savings this Christmas, our huge list features some of the UK’s leading titles.
We start with the world’s oldest weekly women’s magazine – The People’s Friend…
1. The People’s Friend Magazine Subscription
The popular women’s’ weekly magazine, The People’s Friend is a national icon. Number one of fiction, readers around the world enjoy a week’s worth of quality short stories and exclusive serials inside every issue.
Editor Stuart Johnstone and his expert team curate a fine selection of accompanying features covering a wide range of topics including gardening, health and wellbeing, cookery, travel and more.
Unmissable project inspiration, The People’s Friend also regularly features creative crafting ideas you’ll want to try making yourself at home!
Celebrating its 155th anniversary in January, gift a subscription to The People’s Friend today.
2. My Weekly Magazine Subscription
Our next magazine subscription gift idea, My Weekly is a popular women’s weekly offering readers a feel-good read packed with informative features, big-name fiction, favourite celebrities and expert advice.
Enjoy easy health tips, the latest beauty and fashion advice all alongside compelling fiction.
Carefully curated, My Weekly champions rising fiction stars as well as featuring big-name authors.
Expect romance, drama, mystery and more with convenient, hard to resist short stories and serials you will not want to put down!
3. The Scots Magazine Subscription
First published as a pamphlet in 1739, The Scots Magazine has evolved over the years into a stylish glossy monthly magazine exploring Scotland’s people, culture, places, rich heritage and history.
Features accompanied by stunning photography, look forward to hearing from an expert team of writers exploring different aspects of Scotland through the seasons. Regular contributors include outdoors expert Cameron McNeish, expert wildlife writer Jim Crumley and Fiona Russell.
Each month, The Scots Magazine shines the spotlight on a different corner of the country. Throughout your subscription, you will learn about bonnie Scottish islands, vibrant cities and scenic slices of countryside.
Keeping you in the know, The Scots Magazine team offer updates on the latest Scottish events, serving up plenty of foodie and reading inspiration and regularly step back in time with the help of their vast archives to share tales from Scotland’s fascinating past.
4. This England Magazine Subscription
Subscribe to the popular glossy magazine celebrating the very best of England with our next popular Christmas gift idea.
Published four times a year, This England highlights beautiful corners of the country, shares stories of interesting figures, offers seasonal gardening advice and delves into England’s intriguing history.
New subscribers can look forward to issues packed with interesting articles, beautiful photography, warm stories and poems celebrating all that is best about England.
Subscribe today and you will also receive a free This England Calendar 2024 to help plan and make the most of the new year ahead!
5. bunkered Magazine Subscription
The latest and best of the sport squeezed into every issue, bunkered is the perfect golf magazine gift that keeps on giving.
Releasing 10 issues a year, bunkered subscribers can expect big name interviews, the latest gear reviews and playing advice, expert features covering interesting stories, travel inspiration and more.
Recent big name interviews have included musician (and former One Direction member) Niall Horan, Ian Poulter ahead Team Europe’s Ryder Cup victory and Suzann Petersen during the countdown to the Solheim Cup.
In addition, as a new subscriber, your chosen recipient will also receive a sleeve of Callaway golf balls!
6. My Weekly Pocket Novel Subscription
A My Weekly Pocket Novel subscription is a fantastic Christmas gift idea for anyone who loves fantastic fiction. Enjoy wonderful stories offering adventure, romance, thrills, drama and intrigue.
Released in a convenient size with eye-catching covers, each issue is printed in larger type and offers a great quick read. This handy pocket-sized format is perfect whether your chosen recipient enjoys a cosy read or is always on the go.
A lovely bonus at the end of the latest short story, each Pocket Novel also includes a set of puzzles to solve!
7. The People's Friend Pocket Novel Subscription
Gift a little romance this Christmas with a subscription to The People’s Friend Pocket Novel.
Offering two new stories every four weeks, The People’s Friend Pocket Novel is printed a pocket-sized, larger print format featuring a wonderful cover illustrations.
Perfect for popping in a bag, your chosen recipient will love the convenience of reading these memorable short stories whether on the move or cosied up on the sofa.
Throughout a subscription, genres enjoyed include romance, period, cosy crime and gripping sagas!
8. The People's Friend Special Magazine Subscription
An excellent companion subscription to the weekly title, gift more of “The Friend” with The People’s Friend Special.
More fiction, more features covering a range of topics including craft, travel and cookery as well as offering puzzle challenges, a new issue of The People’s Friend Special arrives through the post every three weeks.
9. My Weekly Special Magazine Subscription
An extra helping of feel-good reading from the team at My Weekly, the specials are packed full with stories, features, interviews with favourite celebrities, fun puzzles, fashion advice and much more!
10. Puzzler Magazine Subscription
The UK’s favourite, Puzzler has for over fifty years offered the perfect mix of puzzle challenges.
Ranging in difficulty from relaxing Word Search to Cryptic Crossword, Puzzler includes a selection of iconic challenges including Round Tour, an intricately woven grid with fiendish clues, and Alphabetical Jigsaw.
11. Puzzler Collection Magazine Subscription
Enjoy a winning combination with Puzzler Collection. One of the UK’s best-selling puzzle magazines, the team at Puzzler have brought together some puzzling favourites including Boxwise, Cross-Quiz, Dateline, Double Acrostic, Jolly Mixtures, Kross-Filler, Numerical Crossword and Sudoku to name a few.
Other exceptional puzzles to look out for include Continuity, Honeycomb, Roundabout and Round-Tour!
12. Q Word Search Magazine Subscription
Covering a wide range of topics, the long established Q Word Search offers a hard to resist selection of imaginative Word Search puzzles appealing to the masses.
Many puzzles reference popular television shows, films, music and other aspects of pop culture. For those looking to test themselves a little further, some puzzles offer extra challenges such as a mystery person to identify or secret messages to find.
13. Logic Problems Magazine Subscription
The original and very best logic problems magazine on the market, Logic Problems offers readers the chance to test themselves against classic puzzles.
Use clues to deduce the unique solution of who, what, where and how! Featured puzzles are written in a light-hearted style with regular characters and familiar story settings.
14. Killer Sudoku Magazine Subscription
A full-colour collection of Sudoku puzzles ranging in difficulty may just prove to be the perfect festive gift idea!
Puzzler Killer Sudoku offers puzzles at five different difficulty levels (from mild to deadly!) as well including other logic puzzles such as Galaxies, Kakuro, MinuPlu and Hidoku.
15. Commando Comics Subscription
The world’s longest- serving war comic, step back (and occasionally forward!) in time with Commando - a classic British comic packed with thrilling action and adventure, taking readers to different wars in history including WWI and WWII.
Releasing four issues every fortnight (that’s an amazing 104 issues a year!); Commando is famous around the world for its iconic cover artwork penned by some of the comic industry’s best-known artists including Ian Kennedy and Neil Roberts.
Each fortnightly release features two reissues from the impressive Commando archives and two new stories.
This ensures subscribers can grow their collection and enjoy famous tales of action and adventure from across different Commando eras.
16. Beano Comic Subscription
Entertaining generations of children since 1938, Beano is the ultimate magazine subscription for kids aged 6 to 12.
Home to a host of iconic characters including Dennis, Gnasher, the Bash Street Kids, Bananaman and Minnie, each Beano issue arrives packed with epic adventures, hilarious jokes and pranks written for today’s kids.
A great way to encourage reading in a fun and engaging way, your chosen recipient will love receiving their Beano through the post each and every week.
Don’t miss out! Order our Beano Christmas Gift Subscription by December 14 to also receive a free Beano Christmas Special 2023.
17. 110% Gaming Magazine Subscription
Regularly featuring expert tips and guides for popular (and age appropriate) releases including Minecraft, Pokémon and Roblox, readers will be kept up-to-date on the latest gaming news and reviews.
Arriving with your copy of 110% Gaming in the post, every issue also includes awesome free gifts!
18. Puzzler Kids Collection Magazine Subscription
A full-colour magazine subscription idea for kids aged between 7 and 12, Puzzler Kids Collection offer a range of engaging puzzles and cool competitions.
Regular puzzles making an appearance include Word Search, Sudoku, Spot the Difference, Kriss Kross and Dot-to-Dot.
Kids will also learn fun facts and enjoy hilarious jokes and cartoons inside every issue!
Find the perfect subscription gift
Each offering entertaining and quality content well into 2024, browse our full range of magazine subscriptions here.