We live in challenging times. Our entire globe is living through a pandemic and our lives have been changed. Are you looking for a new interest, a new hobby, or a new way to pass the time? Maybe it’s time to search out a new magazine subscription.
Magazines arrive regularly in your post, and they’re something to look forward to. Many of the offerings below are designed with us seniors in mind. Some of them hearken back to days of old which can be a nice change of pace from today’s busy, technological world. Others take you to a world far from your own. Still others will help you hone your cooking or bird-watching skills.
Here are some suggestions to purchase either for you, or for a friend. Magazine subscriptions make a thoughtful gift. Enjoy.
Reminisce is North America’s top-selling nostalgia magazine. It celebrates good times and engaging true stories of the past. Each issue is filled with heart-warming stories, poems, and photos. From time to time they offer contests such as counting all the cars in the latest issue. And, don’t forget to hunt for Hattie’s hatpin! Readers are welcome to submit their own true stories along with photographs.
Taste of Home
Taste of Home is known as America’s number one cooking magazine. It is chock full of good old-fashioned home-cooking recipes. Each issue boasts over two hundred recipes with tips for success and colour photos. You’ll never run out of ideas for healthy, satisfying meals with Taste of Home.
BBC Gardener’s World
This beautiful magazine is the UK’s number one gardening magazine. You can purchase it online for home delivery or choose to download the digital edition monthly. Along with the magazine’s website, you’ll find everything you need to know about gardening from tips for beginners to answers to your trickiest gardening questions. You’ll find timely seasonal gardening tips and information in every month’s issue.
Good Old Days
Good Old Days has the tagline: The magazine that remembers the best. This bi-monthly magazine offers a theme in each issue in which it examines stories and memories of life between 1900 and the 1950’s. It may explore the music of the era or ways people enjoyed life such as parades and carnivals. Readers send in feature stories of their true-life experiences and add photos to capture their memories.
Birds and Blooms
This beautiful magazine is designed for the serious bird lover and gardener. It arrives six times a year and boasts tips to attract birds to your backyard, striking photos of birds, flowers and butterflies, profiles of individual birds and fascinating facts about them. It also offers expert gardening tips for those in search of green thumbs.
Cook’s Illustrated is a unique magazine published every two months by America’s Test Kitchen of Brookline, Massachusetts. The magazine accepts no advertising and focuses on extensive recipe testing and providing detailed instructions to serious cooks or those looking for new recipes. The kitchen also evaluates kitchen equipment and branded foods and ingredients.
Real Simple: Life Made Easier is a monthly magazine for women. It speaks to everyday life and offers articles and tips on meal planning, home organisation and décor, beauty and style, health and wellness, personal finance and balancing work life with family life. It strives to be practical yet sophisticated. It’s known for its clean, attractive layout.
Majesty: The Quality Royal Magazine offers colourful insight into the privileged and interesting lives of the royal families of the world. They offer features on various personalities and informative tidbits on lifestyles. They cover the fashion of the royals and peeks into their homes and grounds. They cover important historical events both past and present and follow the royals’ schedules.
The Simple Things
This monthly magazine is available in both print and online. It is dedicated to a lifestyle in which its readers slow down and enjoy life fully. It offers a unique blend of recipes, projects, playlists and quality experiences. Call it quirky, it strives to add “simple things” to your life.