25 Best Cord-Cutting Gifts for 2022

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Cutting the cord—ditching a traditional cable subscription—has never been easier. However, there is no shortage of options when it comes to this how You can cut the cord. As for cutting the cord in your life, you have plenty of gifts to consider.

The trick is not to decide to cut your cord. Don’t just buy a random set-top box without knowing if they already have one or which platform they prefer. From there, it’s figuring out what else they might need.

OTA antenna

Mohu leaf antennae
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The first thing every cord cutter needs is an OTA antenna. This simple little product will allow them to watch network TV channels – many of which are in HD Just place the antenna in a spot without too many obstructions and you’re good to go.

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Mohu Page 30 Indoor Antenna

The Mohu Leaf 30 can receive TV signals up to 40-miles away in full 1080p. It features a contrasting design to blend in with your room.

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HDHomeRun

HDHomeRun Flex
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A great companion for an OTA antenna is an HDHomeRun. These small boxes connect to OTA antennas and a router to beam TV channels to the HDHomeRun companion app. That means OTA channels can be viewed on any device on the home network, not just TVs with connected antennas.

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HDHomeRun Flex Duo 2

The HDHomeRun Flex Duo 2 has two tuners for watching two streams simultaneously.

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HDHomeRun Flex 4K

HDHomeRun Flex 4K has four tuners for watching four streams at once. It is capable of streaming 4K TV channels (if available in your area).

A great set-top box

Roku TV Box.
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Serious cord cutting requires a serious streaming set-top box, not just a streaming stick. A set-top box is usually bigger and has better internals for faster navigation and streaming. One of these is a good choice for a home primary TV.

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Roku Ultra 2022

Roku Ultra has everything you want from a streaming device, delivering quality 4K picture and sound with Dolby Vision and Atmos.

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Apple TV 4K 2022

Apple’s set-top box is equipped with 4K Dolby Vision and HDR10+ for vibrant picture quality, plus Dolby Atmos for three-dimensional, theater-like sound.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube

A high-powered Fire TV device with 4K capability, Wi-Fi 6 support, Dolby Vision, HDR, Dolby Atmos audio and Amazon Alexa built-in.

A dongle for secondary TV

Amazon Fire Stick 4K
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A set-top box is great for primary TVs, but something smaller works well for any secondary TVs around the house. A streaming stick or dongle can be hidden behind the TV; Some don’t even need a remote.

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Fire TV Stick Light (2020)

Inexpensive, discrete, and offering plenty of streaming options, the Fire Stick TV Lite is a good way to upgrade a non-smart TV without too much hassle.

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Fire TV Stick 4K

Fire Stick TV 4K is a step up from Fire Stick TV Lite. It offers Dolby Vision upgrades and TV control on the Alexa remote.

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Google Chromecast 3rd Gen

A streaming device that doesn’t require a remote. All you need is a phone and you can cast tons of movies, TV shows and music from streaming apps.

Blu-ray player

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Another way to cut the cord is to step away from streaming altogether. Instead of relying on digital purchases and streaming apps for your favorite movies and TV shows, buy them on Blu-ray and get a Blu-ray player instead.

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Panasonic DP-UB150-K

This Blu-ray player from Panasonic is a good bang for your buck thanks to up-to-snuff audio and imagery features.

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Super Mini Blu-ray Disc Player

This compact Blu-ray device packs a lot of punch for its small size. Complete with multiple ports and solid resolution and sound, it’s an all-around impressive buy.

Streaming TV subscription

Netflix gift card.
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Cable replacement usually means getting content from a streaming service instead. For that, there are “on-demand” services like Netflix and Disney+, as well as streaming live TV services like Sling TV and YouTube TV. A gift of a few months of subscription would be welcomed by anyone.

Related: Cutting the cord isn’t just about money: streaming services are better than cable

Digital Content Gift Cards

Apple Store Gift Card.
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There are a few places with large libraries of digital content that can be purchased or rented. An Apple gift card can be used on iTunes and the App Store, and a Google Play Store gift code can be redeemed for other movies and TV shows as well.

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Amazon Gift Card

Amazon offers a huge selection of digital content to watch as well as DVDs and Blu-rays.

A pair of scissors

A pair of scissors.
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There you have it; More than enough gifts to make the haters in your life feel like they’re in streaming heaven. Switching from traditional cable isn’t always cheap, but it’s often much more convenient if you have the right gadgets.

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our other gift guides:

Or, for something new to watch, check out our guides to the best streaming services, the best live TV services, and the best specialty streaming services.