With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, the time is coming to start thinking about what gifts to buy for friends. If you have a friend that loves music you might want to consider buying a year’s subscription to Pandora. Pandora is a music streaming service that bills itself as an Internet radio. You provide it the names of your favorite artists and it streams music from that artist and other similar artists. I find it a great way to discover new music.

A subscription to Pandora provides ad-free streaming at higher quality than the free service, which includes ads. Pandora apps exist for all smartphone platforms and you can play music within a web browser on desktop computers. The one year subscription to Pandora costs $36 and you can either have an e-mail sent to the person receiving the gift or print a certificate that can be included in a card.