How to Send an E-Book as a Gift

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

If you have some last minute shopping to do and don’t feel like hitting the stores, consider sending an e-book to the reader on your list.

If your loved one has a Kindle or likes to read in the Kindle app, Amazon makes it easy to send books digitally with the “Give as a Gift” button. You just have to click the button and share the recipient’s email address along with the delivery date in order to send the gift. You can also send a personal note along with the Kindle book.

If your loved one has a Nook or prefers to read in Barnes and Noble’s digital app, they can do a similar thing. Just click the “Buy as gift” button and register for an account to send the e-book. 

If your loved one has an iPad and prefers to read on the iBooks app, then you can send them a gift directly from within an iOS device. To purchase the e-book, you can click on the share button and choose the gift option. Then you have to sign into your iTunes account, select the recipient and send date. You can also add a personal note.

Google Play doesn’t offer the option to send specific e-books as gifts, but you can send a digital gift card and a note with a book recommendation to your loved one.