Christmas gift ideas – a different kind of subscription service

Stack magazine subscriptionsI love magazines, and there are few things better than that moment when one drops through your letter box, apart, perhaps, from the joy of that initial flick through when you get to glimpse the riches within.

But receiving the same magazine month after month is nothing compared to the thrill of getting your mitts on one you’ve never laid eyes on before.

Stack have met this quandary head on with its recommendation and subscription service, which draws together independent magazines from across the globe.

By signing up to a single annual Stack subscription, you will be welcoming in a whole host of titles, with a different independent magazine falling through your letterbox each month.

Stack magazines

Packages start from £18 for three months. You’ll never know exactly what’s coming next, only that it will offer a view from outside the mainstream.

The Plant magazineCurrent titles signed up to the scheme include The Plant (‘A beautiful, poetic and disarmingly strange magazine about plants, flowers and trees’), Elephant (an art and culture magazine, and The Gourmand food magazine, all of which cost far more than £6 per issue when bought in shops.

“When we were researching Stack, people told us that their personal tastes were creative, intelligent and independent,” says Steven Watson, founder of Stack, “but when we asked whether they read magazines that reflected those values, nearly 60% said no. Stack aims to bridge that gap by making it easier than ever for people to get hold of fantastic magazines.”

Without the marketing budgets of the bigger publishing houses, independent magazines have always had to find creative and cost-effective ways of reaching readers, and Stack is just one innovation currently emerging from the UK’s cash-strapped independents. Plus it means you’ll have the opportunity to discover titles to enrich, intrigue and inspire you. Win-win!

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