In today’s digital age, where distance often separates us and last-minute shopping is all too common, virtual gifts have become a true lifesaver. And, honestly, who doesn’t love receiving an unexpected treat in their inbox? Whether it’s for a friend who’s halfway across the world or that cousin who’s a tech guru, Steamy Kitchen’s got you covered. Dive into this list of 15 brilliant virtual gifts that are sure to light up anyone’s digital day, no wrapping paper or postage required.

Top 15 Digital Presents for 2023

Kindle Unlimited Subscription: A Bibliophile’s Dream

Digital display showcasing a variety of book covers available on Kindle Unlimited, including titles like 'Finlay Donovan Is Killing It' and 'Brighter by Night', set against an orange and blue gradient background.

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There’s something incredibly satisfying about having a world of literature at your fingertips. Whether your friend loves diving into epic fantasies, riveting mysteries, or thought-provoking non-fiction, a Kindle Unlimited subscription is a passport to unlimited reading adventures. Plus, with access to over a million titles and thousands of audiobooks, they’ll never run out of stories to explore. Ready to gift a literary journey like no other?

Sign up for a Kindle Unlimited subscription here and watch their eyes light up with every page turn.


Hulu Subscription: Gifting Binge-worthy Shows & Movies

Hulu streaming platform interface showcasing a variety of shows including 'Adventure Time', 'Solar Opposites', 'Family Guy', 'Dave', 'Snowfall', and 'Welcome to Flatch'.

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If you haven’t had a Hulu binge session wrapped in your coziest blanket with a bowl of popcorn by your side, are you even living the streaming life? Hulu is like that trusty friend who always knows just what you need when you’re in the mood for a TV night. From gripping originals to classic TV shows and blockbuster movies, Hulu offers a treasure trove of entertainment. Gift a Hulu subscription to that special someone and let them dive into a world where the next episode is always just a click away.

Ready to make someone’s day? Sign them up for Hulu right here!


Peloton App Subscription: Give the Gift of Motivation

Three thumbnails showcasing the variety in Peloton workouts: A male instructor in a boxing stance, a female instructor sitting peacefully for meditation, and another female instructor striking a pose during a Barre class.

Photo: Peloton

We all have that friend or family member who’s always on the move, craving that next sweat session. For them, nothing could be more perfect than a subscription to the Peloton app. But here’s a delightful twist: they don’t need to own a swanky Peloton Tread or the luxe Peloton Bike+ to dive into the Peloton universe! The basic Peloton app subscription, priced at just $12.99, unlocks a world of workouts that require zilch in terms of equipment. From heart-pumping HIIT sessions to calming yoga flows, it’s fitness at their fingertips, tailored to their space and pace.

Ready to offer them the gift of non-stop motivation? Hop on over to the Peloton site and get them started. 🚴‍♂️💦🧘‍♀️


Artistree: Gift a Unique Digital Art Commission

A vibrant and whimsical illustration depicting Artistree's website homepage. A serene waterfall cascades in a lush, forested setting, leading the viewer's eyes to a central figure – a stylized character standing on a bridge, pointing towards the 'Discover Artists' button.

Photo: Artistree

If you’ve got someone on your list who cherishes personalized and bespoke gifts, then you’re in for a treat! Let’s talk about Artistree, a haven for art enthusiasts and creators alike. This digital art commission platform is doing things right. Not only do the artists receive a full 100% of their earnings (yes, you heard that right – charge $100 and get paid the whole amount!), but the company’s eco-conscious approach is something that warms my heart. For every art piece purchased, Artistree collaborates with Eden Reforestation to plant a tree. It’s the perfect blend of creativity and sustainability, allowing your loved ones to own a one-of-a-kind masterpiece while also giving back to our beautiful planet.

Feeling inspired? Head over to Artistree and bring a special vision to life! 🌳🎨🖌️


Cozymeal: Virtual (and In-Person) Cooking Classes and More!

A collage from Cozymeal's website showcasing diverse culinary experiences. On the left, a group of people enjoy a food tour in an urban setting with a chef guiding them. The center-left shows a cheerful woman wearing a white apron with the Cozymeal logo, preparing a dish alongside two others. The center-right displays a young woman with curly hair using a tablet in a modern kitchen, indicating online cooking sessions.

Photo: Cozymeal

For the gourmet enthusiast or budding chef in your life, gifting a virtual cooking class from Cozymeal is an unbeatable choice. Step into a digital kitchen classroom and explore the world’s culinary treasures, all without leaving home. With Cozymeal, gifting a memorable and savory experience is as easy as 1-2-3. First, select from thousands of delightful culinary experiences ranging from traditional cooking classes to food tours. Next, pick a date that suits your schedule, or opt for a flexible date range. Finally, book & enjoy a seamless gastronomic adventure with just a few clicks. Whether your loved ones are in one of the 120+ cities Cozymeal serves or prefer the comfort of online sessions, there’s something for everyone. In addition to virtual classes, Cozymeal offers a curated collection of chef-recommended cookware, in-person courses, private chef-prepared meals, and more.

Discover all these culinary wonders and more at Cozymeal.


X-Box Game Pass Subscription: The Ultimate Gaming Experience

An electrifying gaming setup illuminated in neon blues and purples showcases various game scenes. Center stage is the iconic white Xbox logo, set against a backdrop of monitors and gaming rigs.

Photo: IGN

Want to give the gift of gaming? 🎮 If so, the X-Box Game Pass subscription just might be the perfect thing to give this holiday season. And it’s not limited to just the console. There’s PC and cloud gaming too. A smorgasbord of gaming delights, if you will. The library? MASSIVE. From heart-thumping action to brain-teasing strategies, it’s got it all, with new titles added all the time Plus, it offers exclusive discounts on games for members.

Ready to be the favorite friend, family member, or secret Santa? Hop on over to the X-Box Game Pass Subscription and make someone’s gaming dreams come true.


Super Duolingo Subscription: Unlocking Linguistic Adventures

Playful and colorful Duolingo characters interacting with a smartphone, including the signature green owl mascot and other animated figures.

Photo: Duolingo

Remember the sheer thrill of uttering your first words in a foreign language? With the Super Duolingo subscription, your loved ones can feel that rush every day. This nifty platform transforms the tedious task of language learning into a playful adventure. Whether they’ve been daydreaming about ordering a croissant in flawless French or conversing in captivating Japanese, Duolingo is their ticket to becoming a global citizen.

Gift Duolingo, and watch them unlock a world full of linguistic wonders.


Skillshare Membership: Unleash Their Inner Creator

Collage of featured Skillshare courses including digital illustration, film & video, music, drawing & painting, and more, highlighting various instructors and their creative disciplines.

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Every one of us has a dormant artist, photographer, or writer within, just waiting for the right nudge. Skillshare is that gentle push! This platform is a treasure trove of courses tailored for creatives, taught by industry professionals. Whether your pal wants to perfect their watercolor technique, start their own podcast, or delve into digital illustration, Skillshare has a class that fits the bill. It’s not just a gift; it’s an invitation to a creative journey.

Inspire your friends or family with the gift of a new skill!


Astrology+ Subscription: For That Horoscope-Loving Friend

Circular logo for Astrology+ showcasing zodiac symbols with a blue moon in the center, surrounded by clouds and stars on a dark background.


For that loved one who wants to tell you all about your rising sign and which house the sun is currently in, the Astrology+ subscription is a divine gift. Offering in-depth horoscopes, readings, and cosmic insights, this platform connects users with the universe in the most intimate way. Whether they’re seeking clarity about love, career, or destiny, the stars have their answers, this holiday, offer them a compass to navigate life’s celestial terrain.

Sign them up to Astrology+ this holiday season!


The Escape Game: Bond With Friends & Family in a Virtual Escape Room Experience

Interactive virtual escape room from The Escape Game, showing a futuristic room setup with digital screens, an inventory section at the bottom, and a live video call window with enthusiastic participants.

Photo: The Escape Game

The Escape Game is where it’s at this holiday season! If you’ve got pals or family spread out across different zip codes (or even countries), this virtual escape room is the golden ticket. Gather your crew, and let a live Game Guide transport you directly into the escape room. Feel like Sherlock as you sift through 360° images of the room and manage clues via your nifty online dashboard. It’s bonding, it’s challenging, and most importantly, it’s a ton of fun.

Ready to get your sleuth on? Check out The Escape Game here!


Zinio: For the Digital Avid Reader

Digital library screen from Zinio showcasing an assortment of magazines like 'The Economist', 'Vanity Fair', and 'TIME' on a tablet display.

Photo: Zinio

Got a friend with specific interests who’s always on the hunt for the next best read? Enter Zinio, the digital magazine subscription service. It’s a global newsstand right at your fingertips! From fashion and politics to tech and travel, there’s something for everyone. The best part? No more bulky mags cluttering the coffee table. It’s all sleek, chic, and digital!

Sign them up for their own library here!


Luminosity: Up Their Brain Game

Screenshot of Lumosity dashboard displaying today's recommended workout called 'Classic', additional workouts such as 'Math' and 'Language', and user's training history with a calendar.

Photo: Luminosity

We often hear about exercising our bodies, but what about our brains? Especially during the festivities where our primary exercise might just be lifting a fork (guilty!). Lumosity is your brain’s gym – it offers games designed by neuroscientists to train memory, attention, and more. Perfect for that cousin who loves challenges or an aunt who’s into brain teasers. It’s fun and, dare I say, a little addictive. But in a good way, promise!

Boost their brainpower with Lumosity!


KraftyLab: Virtual Team Building Activities For Employees

KraftyLab's website showcasing three of their featured virtual experiences: 'Wine & Charcuterie' with a glass of red wine next to a charcuterie board, 'Wine Tasting Experience' displaying three wine glasses filled with different wines, and 'Wine & Chocolate' showing a dish of dark chocolate chunks.

Photo: KraftyLab

Are you an employer? Got a team that’s spread across the map or just want to create a fun holiday experience for your in-house crew? Bring everyone together this holiday season with a lil’ sprinkle of magic from KraftyLab. From sipping on wine and nibbling charcuterie to letting those creative juices flow with some sip and paint, there’s a virtual activity for every group. They send all the supplies straight to your team’s door. A mixology class or soap-making session? They got it! Share the cheer and make remote work feel a little more together this year.

Explore their virtual funhouse and start planning your holiday team party right here!


Headspace Subscription: Give the Gift of a Calm Mind

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Photo: Headspace

It’s the most wonderful (and sometimes stressful) time of the year! 🎅 Why not gift some peace and tranquility this festive season? Headspace is your pocket-sized guru, guiding you into the world of meditation and mindfulness. Perfect for that friend who’s been running on empty. Relax, recharge, and rediscover the joy amidst the holiday hustle and bustle.

Gift a world of zen here!


Tours By Locals: Take Them Anywhere in the World… Virtually!

A picturesque canal in Amsterdam with historic buildings lining the sides. A person paddleboards on the water, while on a bridge, a tour guide animatedly talks to a woman wearing a vibrant patterned sweater.

Photo: Tours By Locals

Travel plans on pause? No worries! Take your loved ones on a globe-trotting adventure from the comfort of your couch. 🌍 Tours By Locals offers live virtual tours led by, you guessed it, fabulous local guides! Wander the cobbled streets of Italy or marvel at the Northern Lights in Iceland. This gift is perfect for the curious explorer in your life.

Ready to embark on your next adventure without even packing a bag? Travel together here!


Let’s take a moment to appreciate how technology has brought us closer in 2023. We truly live in the future! From tantalizing taste adventures to calming meditation breaks, and from the bustling streets of foreign cities to our very own living rooms, these virtual experiences are more than just gifts – they’re memories in the making. So, here’s to giving the gift of connection, joy, and perhaps a bit of wanderlust, all from the comfort of home. Cheers to a holiday season filled with love, laughter, and a touch of the virtual magic!