4 Ways to Give an eBook as a GiftReading Time: 3 minutes
Give your friends and loved ones endless hours of entertainment with a brand-new eBook.
Give the gift of entertainment with eBooks through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, or Google Play. No matter the occasion, books offer amusement, imagination, and wisdom to any gift recipient.
1. Gift Kindle eBooks Through Amazon
Amazon hosts eBooks that are compatible with their Kindle eReader as well as smart devices through the Kindle app.
While you can read any title on other devices, if you are purchasing an eBook as a gift for someone with a Kindle eReader, Amazon is the best option for ease of gift giving.
To gift an Amazon eBook, simply navigate to Amazon’s bookstore page. Once there, select the title you wish to share. Next, select the Buy for Others purchasing option.
After you have made this selection, you will be able to add a personalized gifting message to be delivered with your eBook.
Once you have processed payment, Amazon will deliver the eBook electronically to the recipient, who can begin enjoying their gift immediately on any kindle device or through the Kindle app on any smartphone or tablet.
Do you want to know more about an eBook before purchasing one as a gift? Check out this article explaining what an eBook is and all the formats available.
2. Use Apple Books to Gift eBooks
Apple Books is the perfect spot to purchase eBooks for Apple device users. These eBooks are compatible with the pre-installed books app located on all Apple devices.
To purchase an Apple eBook as a gift, navigate to either the Apple app store, iTunes store app, or Books app and follow these steps:
- Select the title you wish to give as a gift.
- Select the Gift button.
- To do so in the Apple app store, tap the share icon, then the gift icon.
- To do so in the iTunes store app, tap the share icon, then the gift icon.
- To do so in the Books app, simply tap the gift icon.
- Follow the prompts to personalize your gift message and complete the purchase.
Once the purchase is complete, the recipient will receive an email with a button to redeem their eBook. Once selected, the eBook will download automatically to their Apple device.
3. Gift eBooks Through Google Play
Google Play lets you gift eBooks to other users who reside in the same country. Unfortunately, the Google Play eBooks are limited, and you can only gift eBooks if you live in one of these countries:
- United Kingdom
- United States
To gift an eBook on an Android device, first open the Google Play app. Once there, locate the eBook you wish to give as a gift. On the books page, select the More button, followed by the Gift button.
If you wish the use a computer to purchase the eBook, navigate to the Google Play Store. Once you have located the title you wish to gift, select the Buy as Gift icon.
Once you complete the purchase, the recipient will receive a gift code that will enable them to redeem the eBook.
Of course, there are many other online eBook stores you can buy eBooks from. Be sure to check them out if you’re looking to give yourself a gift.
4. Gift eBooks Through Barnes and Noble
You can gift Barnes and Noble eBooks to Nook eReader users or anyone with the Nook reading app on their smart device.
To gift an eBook through Barnes and Noble, first, locate the title you wish to gift on their website. Next, select the Buy as Gift button.
You will then be prompted to input the recipient’s email address and a gift message. Once the purchase is complete, the recipient will receive an email with a link to claim their gift.
Give the Gift of Entertainment With eBooks
No matter the title, reading device, or occasion, an eBook is an excellent way to share your favorite reads as a gift.
Whether the person likes non-fiction or sci-fi novels, eBooks can be the perfect last-minute gift as they are electronically delivered. Plus, there is no need to wrap them, and your gift will supply hours of entertainment for the recipient.
Be sure to check out the bestsellers eBook list the next time you need to purchase a gift.