How to Give Netflix As a Gift

By Celeste Fiore

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Computer with Internet access

  • Credit Card

Neflix is the largest online movie rental service in the world. Members organize a queue of movies they wish to view and as soon as one DVD is returned, another is mailed. DVDs are usually delivered within one business day. Netflix members pay no late fees and can keep movies as long as they wish. Movies and television shows are also available instantly for viewing on a computer (both Mac and PC) or to a television--using a special device.

With a Netflix Account

If you have a Netflix account, login to you account using your email address and password.

Click on the link in the far right upper corner of the page labeled "Your Account & Help."

Select the link "Buy A Gift Subscription" on the lower right hand corner of the page.

Choose the plan you wish to give. You can choose from one, two, or three DVDs out-at-a-time.

Personalize your gift subscription with one of six card options.

Enter your credit card payment information as requested.

Print or email the gift subscription.

Without a Netflix Account

Go to the netflix website. You can find it in the resources section.

Click on the "Gift Subscription" link on the bottom left hand corner of the page.

Select "Buy" under the "Give a Gift" section on the left hand size of the page.

Follow Steps 4 through Step 7 under Section 1.


Those redeeming a gift subscription must have a valid credit card on file with Netflix in order to use the gift subscription. Gift subscriptions do not provide access to Blu-Ray Discs, only DVDs and streaming video.