Holiday Gifting: How to Give Kindle Books and Apple Apps

Screen shot 2013-11-24 at 7.42.50 PMThe Shopping Season has arrived. It used to start on Black Friday, but it sure seems to me that it has been moved back. Way back.

Flyers are advertising “pre-Black-Friday” sales, and many many stores are boasting that they will be open on Thanksgiving, trying to get a jumpstart on those bargain hunters.

Online shopping is certainly a good alternative choice to facing those crowds.

Although I think that a little bit of crowd-mingling can be fun, when it comes to facing checkout lines that are hours long? Not fun. 😯

Considering the calendar I thought it would be timely to revisit a few time-saving how-tos. Specifically how to gift a Kindle book, and also how to gift an app.

How to gift a Kindle Book:

Simply navigate to the book that you would like to give. Look over to the right hand side of the page. You’ll see the option there to “Give as a Gift.”

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Once you tap on “Give as a Gift” you will be taken to a screen that looks like the one below. Just fill in your recipient’s email address, and a note from you and you are all set.

Notice that you can choose the delivery date. Your recipient can be notified of your generosity immediately or you can target a particular date for them to be surprised.

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If you don’t want to gift a particular book, you can also select an Amazon gift card which is good for purchasing Kindle books as well as merchandise on To purchase a gift card, just go to the Amazon home page and look across the top. You’ll find a link for gift cards, and you’ll have the option to email it to your recipient or print it out yourself to wrap as a gift.

*remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read a Kindle book. A Kindle App on any device allows the recipient to read a Kindle book.

How to gift an App from the iTunes store:

I’m going to link here to my previous post on App-gifting. The photo examples are a wee bit different for iOS 7 …. but the process is exactly the same.
How to Gift an App from your iPhone or iPad

Once again, you have the option to choose your date of delivery. I like that!

Happy Shopping πŸ™‚

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