How to give and receive a Kindle ebook as a gift

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How to give and receive a Kindle ebook as a gift

Reading Kindle ebooks is not only addictive but is also contagious, in every positive way possible. Fortunately, most Kindle ebooks that are available for purchase in the Kindle StoreKindle eBooks (Amazon US) can be given as a gift to anyone who owns an email address.

Things you should know before giving and receiving a Kindle ebook as a gift:

  • The sender does not need to own a Kindle deviceKindle, 6 to give a Kindle ebook gift
  • The recipient does not need to own a Kindle deviceKindle, 6 to receive a Kindle ebook gift
  • The Kindle ebook gift can be read both on a registered Kindle deviceKindle, 6 and any free Kindle reading applicationfree Kindle reading application (Amazon US)
  • Free ebooks, ebooks on pre-order and other subscription content can’t be given as a gift (at this time)
  • Kindle ebook gift’s purchases use your default 1-Click payment method. You’ll be prompted to do so during the purchase process if you don’t have a 1-Click payment method set up
  • Kindle ebook gift’s purchases require a credit or debit card, even if the price of the Kindle ebook gift will be fully covered by the Amazon gift card’s credit that you might have

 

How to give a Kindle ebook as a gift?

1. Go to the Kindle StoreKindle eBooks (Amazon US), log into your Amazon account and select a Kindle ebook that you want to give as a gift.

 

select kindle ebook

2. Let’s say that you have selected The Hobbit, as your Kindle ebook gift to give to someone. Click the Give as a Gift button located under the Buy now with 1-Click button on Kindle Store product detail page (see image above).

3. To complete your Kindle ebook gift order, you will be given two options (see image below):

  1. Enter the personal e-mail address for your gift recipient
  2. Send the Kindle ebook gift to your own e-mail address and forward the e-mail directly to your recipient or print the email and personally deliver it to your recipient

 

enter email address or schedule it

4. At this point you can personalize your message by entering your recipient’s name and an optional gift message (see image above).

5. Enter a delivery date to schedule your email’s delivery. If you don’t select a delivery date, the Kindle ebook gift’s email notification will be delivered immediately (see image above).

Note: when you choose a delivery date, the e-mail notification will be sent to your gift recipient between 12:00 AM and 3 AM Pacific Time on the delivery date.

6. Review your gift purchase and click the Place your order button to finish your Kindle ebook gift purchase using your Kindle 1-Click payment method (see image above).

7. After finishing your Kindle ebook gift’s purchase, your gift recipient will be notified of their Kindle ebook gift at the email address that you provided (see point 3.1).

 

How to receive a Kindle ebook as a gift?

The recipient of your Kindle ebook gift or when you receive a Kindle ebook gift from someone, you can download the Kindle ebook gift to your Kindle deviceKindle, 6 or a free Kindle reading applicationfree Kindle reading application (Amazon US) as follows:

1. Open the email notification that you received about your Kindle ebook gift and click the Get your gift now button. Your web browser will launch and automatically take you to your gift on Amazon.com.

 

preview personalized email

2. Click the Accept Kindle Gift button and log into your Amazon account if prompted. You may also be prompted to enter a billing address to verify your location only. Note: there is no charge associated with accepting a Kindle ebook gift.

3. If you don’t own a Kindle deviceKindle, 6 or free Kindle reading applicationfree Kindle reading application (Amazon US), you will have the opportunity to download a free reading application after you accept your Kindle ebook gift.

4. If you are already a Kindle user, just select the device that you would like the Kindle ebook gift delivered to from the drop-down menu.

5. If you already own the Kindle ebook gift that you just received and you’ld prefer to have something else instead or if you are not eligible to receive the Kindle ebook gift due to copyright restrictions, you can exchange it for an Amazon gift card’s credit.

Please note: to exchange your Kindle ebook gift for Amazon gift card’s credit, click on the Contact Us button on the Help pages during the redemption process or get in contact with Customer Service for assistance in exchanging the Kindle ebook gift.

 
Bonus tips:
Don’t have a Kindle? Get your Kindle Paperwhite here (Amazon US & International)Kindle Paperwhite, 6 and click here for Kindle Paperwhite (Amazon UK)Kindle Paperwhite, 6.

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2 Responses

  1. Lia Belle
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    Hi Janna,

    Thanks for visiting! Amazon is very consistent with sending a email notification on the delivery date.

    Amazon’s note says: when you choose a delivery date, the e-mail notification will be sent to your gift recipient between 12:00 AM and 3 AM Pacific Time on the delivery date.

    So, if you choose 12/25 as your delivery date, then your brother won’t get an email notification before the 12/25. He will get it on the 25th of december between 12:00 AM and 3 AM PST (Amazon’s headquarter is in Seattle, PST).

    So, you’ll have to take the following two questions into consideration: Does your brother live in the USA or Canada? If yes, does he live in the Pacific Time Zone (PTZ a.k.a PST)?

    I hope that it’ll answer your question. Don’t hesitate to ask me, should you have any other question, though.

    Greetings, Lia

  2. Janna
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    Hi,
    Great post. I think it’s what I’ve been looking for. I’m not completely clear on one thing, though. I want to give my brother a Kindle ebook for Christmas but don’t want him to know until that day. If I select 12/25 as the delivery date, will he get an email notification before that date or will he only get the notification on 12/25? I just want to make sure the surprise won’t get ruined. I’d really appreciate a swift reply if possible. Thank you so much!!

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