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Subscription Gifts

Subscription gifts are becoming more and more popular and magazines make an ideal present that just keeps giving. Here at Great Magazines we have a wide variety of magazines so we know there is something for everyone.  

Plus, with every gift subscription you have the option to send a free e-card to really make it special.



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We've got a whole range of eCard creatives for you to choose from, whether you are gifting for a Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day or even Christmas, you can choose which message you want to send.

In order to send an eCard to someone special, you will need to select 'Yes' to 'Is this a gift' when you are on the product page. Once you have added the product to your basket/cart and go through to checkout, you'll find the option to provide your recipients email address in order to send them an eCard.

Once you have completed the checkout, at the last stage you will have the option to choose an eCard from an array of creatives which you can send to your recipient on a date of your choice.

Benefits of subscribing

  • Easy to order online!
  • Big selection of titles, there's something for everyone
  • No shopping crowds - Shop online
  • Free e-Card with every order when you specify it's a gift
  • Choose the delivery date to start before or after the occasion

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Join our communities

Our magazines are at the heart of some amazing challenges, all that help support your physical or mental health. If you know someone who is a keen walker, runner, hiker or bird watcher, then take a look at our magazines below...

Bird Watching

#My200BirdYear is a fun and easy challenge to encourage you to see more birds than ever. You don’t need any fancy equipment, although a pair of binoculars does help, you can do it by yourself, with a friend or with a total stranger! 

Country Walking

#walk1000miles created by the UK's biggest-selling walkers' magazine, Country Walking. It encourages you to walk about an hour a day to achieve an amazing total of 1000 miles a year. Believe it or not, you can do it in your lunch hour.


Mountains for the Mind is a new campaign from Trail magazine promoting the benefits of being outside. We believe in the power of the mountains to change lives and improve mental health – and we need your help to spread the word

Trail Running

#run1000miles is the new fitness challenge that provides instant stress relief, helps strengthen your joints and does wonders for your heart. The goal is to run 20 miles a week - that's all it takes to accomplish running 1000 miles in a year.

Exclusive subscriber clubs

When you purchase a subscription to Yours or Model Rail, subscribers will be able to get exclusive access to extra content with our reward clubs - something extra they can enjoy along with their magazine subscription.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy a subscription as a gift?

Here are some of the reasons why we think you should purchase a magazine subscription as a gift for someone special.

  • Easy to order online
  • Subscriptions are gifts that keep giving throughout the year
  • Gets delivered straight to their door, hassle free or they can download on their smartphone to read (when you purchase a digital or package subscription)*
  • Personalised to their interests or hobbies
  • No need to go into the shops to purchase
  • Great saving off the price in the shops

*Our digital apps are not available on PC or Apple laptop/desktop computers, or Nook or Kindle Fire devices

I'm buying as a gift, do you send anything to the recipient?

Yes, if you have the email address of the recipient, we can send an e-card at the time of purchase or on a date of your choice. Please note that if your gift subscription comes with a welcome gift, the welcome gift will be sent to you to give to the recipient or to keep for yourself.

How do I buy as a gift?

When you're ready to add a product to your basket, please ensure you have selected 'Yes' to 'Is this a gift' in Step 1 on the product page. 

This will give you the option to send the product to someone else and also give you the option to input the recipient's email address so you can send them a free eCard on the date of your choice.

Once you have completed the checkout, you'll see a 'Send eCard' button where you can personalise the creative, messaging and choose the date that you want the eCard to be sent via email.

The order acknowledgement e-mail will be sent to yourself following the purchase. If you have purchased a digital magazine subscription, the order acknowledgement email will contain the download and activation instructions which you will need to pass to the recipient.

I want to upgrade a gifted print subscription to digital, can I do this?

Yes, if you have previously purchased a print subscription for someone and now wish to upgrade them to include the digital element, you can do so. However, there can only be one recipient per upgrade i.e. you cannot have two different recipients where one receives the print version and another receives digital.

You can do so by contacting us via email at or over the phone on 01858 438884.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all of the following payment methods for Recurring payments: Direct Debit (UK only), Continuous Credit Card and Recurring Paypal.

We also accept one-off payments by Credit/Debit Card and PayPal.

How can I find out the price in my currency?

All offers are displayed in either: £Pound Sterling, €Euros, $AUD, $CAD or $USD. If your currency for your country is not shown here, the order will be processed in Pounds Sterling and the exchange rate will be applied by your bank.

How secure are my credit card details?

All the information you provide is encrypted (scrambled) using the industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology so that when you submit the order from the online form to our computer, nothing can be read as it travels down the secure line. Your details are then applied to our subscription system, which resides in a completely separate, unlinked area away from our internet pages.

Still have a question? Go to our Contact Us page for details of how to get in touch.