But what if the person you are gifting uses a Kindle?
If you have readers on your gift list who are doing most of their reading on a Kindle, you might consider buying them an e-book for the holidays.
Of course you could always go the gift-card route, and let them choose their own, but that is not the object, here. We want to give our recipients a special e-book, one that we have chosen just for them.
So what do you do if you have a particular book in mind that you want to share with the Kindle-reader in your life?
Here is how you can “gift” a Kindle book:
Sign in to your Amazon account.
Navigate to the book that you want to give as gift. For the purpose of this example, I selected “Pillars of the Earth”. You’ll see a list of many ways that the book is offered.
Make sure you highlight KINDLE EDITION on the book choices.
Once you have indicated that you are interested in the KINDLE EDITION, look on the upper right side of the screen. You will see this button: “Give as a gift”
Click on “Give as a Gift” and you will be taken to the order page (captured below), which will allow you to add your own message and choose WHEN you want the gift delivered via email to your recipient. So, you can buy it now, and request that it be delivered on Christmas Day, or on a Birthday, or whatever. (Handy!)
You also have the option to have the email delivered to yourself, so that you can wrap it up or send it in the mail or present it in person to your gift-ee.
**Thanks to Katie at Ipad Investigation for pointing out that this service is not available on the UK website. I can’t imagine why not, but ……