How to make a gift on Amazon

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Amazon is the largest e-commerce company in the world. Inside you can find any type of product to buy online and on Amazon you can also make gifts, with surprise packages, colored cards, photos and messages.

A way to make a gesture of affection and courtesy or gratitude to a loved one.

How to make a gift on Amazon from a computer

The first solution that you can use to give a gift on Amazon is to use the Gift Options function.



This way of buying allows you to hide the price, to include a greeting message without charge and to prepare a gift package (at an additional cost of 3,99 euros), with a nice colored bow and a greeting message card written by us. .

This option is available for most of the items on Amazon, although some cannot be packaged as gifts because they are too big, too heavy or with a particular shape.

The greeting message is printed on the packing slip and in the gift box and the words “Don't spoil the surprise” are inserted in an envelope.

If we do not want to use the gift box (or if the item cannot be wrapped as a gift), the greeting message will be printed on the packing slip. Items ordered from a list or wish list are marked as purchased to prevent the recipient from receiving a double gift. It is not possible to send a gift order anonymously.

If we have chosen this first purchase solution, let's see how to put it into practice:

  • start the browser that you normally use for surfing the Internet,
  • connect to the official website of Amazon.com log into our account,
  • go with the mouse pointer on Accounts and lists,
  • click on the Login button and enter the login credentials in the E-mail address or mobile number and Password fields,
  • press the Login button again,
  • logged in, enter the name of the item you want to give in the search field at the top,
  • click on the magnifying glass icon to view the search results,
  • press on the chosen item,
  • on the page that has opened, click on the Buy Now button.

On the Order Summary screen:



  • enter the Delivery address section,
  • if you want the package to be delivered to the address of the gift recipient,
  • click on Edit,
  • click on the option Add a new address, enter the delivery data in the fields Name and surname, Street and house number, City, Province, ZIP code and Telephone number,
  • press the Add address button to enter the address of the gift recipient.

In the Payment Methods section, you can activate the previously chosen payment method or another one:

  • press on the Edit option, putting the check mark next to the payment method already associated with our account,
  • to add a new one, select the option of our interest between Add a credit or debit card and Add a current account,
  • locate the Review items and shipping section,
  • click on the button Add gift options and, on the screen Choose the options for your gift, enter the message in the appropriate field, specifying our name in the From field.

If we want a gift package to be packaged at an additional cost of € 3,99, you must choose the Gift box / package option, while with Send a copy of the receipt by e-mail to the recipient, you decide to automatically receive a the latter an e-mail containing the receipt of our gift.

After choosing all the options and entering the greeting message:

  • click on the button Save gift options and continue,
  • press the Buy Now option to proceed with the payment and confirm the order.

How to make a gift on Amazon from the mobile app

If we want to use a smartphone or tablet, you can use the Amazon app for Android or iPhone / iPad devices, then:


  • start the app and log into your account,
  • enter the name of the item you want to give in the Search Amazon.com field,
  • tap the Search button to view the search results,
  • press on the chosen product and click on the Buy Now button,
  • On the Order Summary screen, make sure the information entered in the Shipping Address and Payment Information sections is correct.

In the Shipping Details section:


  • select the option Add gift options,
  • put the check mark next to the item Packaging / gift box,
  • enter a message in the appropriate field,
  • click the button Save gift options and keeps going,
  • press on the option Buy it now, to complete the order and make the payment.

summing up

By marking the item as a gift we can:

  • Add a packing slip so the recipient knows who gave him the gift.
  • Hide the prices in the packing slip.
  • Include a personal message.
  • Add a gift box.
  • Send a digital copy of the gift receipt to the recipient.

To send an order as a gift we must:

  • Select Add to Cart on the product detail page.
  • Check the Gift this item box.
  • Select Proceed to order.
  • Select a shipping address or add a new one.
  • Select Add Gift Options.
  • Select Save gift options and continue.

A gift, if not appreciated, can be returned through the Return Center, which allows the buyer or recipient of a gift shipped by Amazon to return the item.


How to make a gift on Amazon: Shared list

Another way to give a gift is Amazon's shared list, a very popular feature.

This solution allows each Amazon customer to create a wish list and share it with other people. They will be able to choose which item on the list to buy and send it directly to the person who created the shared list.

How to use Amazon website shared list

To view shared lists:

  • connect to the official Amazon site and log into our account,
  • click on Accounts and lists,
  • select the option My wishlist,
  • on the new screen page, choose the Your friends tab. In this screen, the shared lists are listing.

If the person we want to give a gift to hasn't shared a list yet:


  • click on the Send the message by email button to open our email client and send the request by email,
  • as soon as you receive a shared list, open the link,
  • click on the Remember button, to add the list in question to the list of shared lists,
  • access the list that interests us and choose the gift you want to make the item you want to do,
  • click the Add to Cart and Proceed to Checkout buttons,
  •  in the newly opened page, go to the Other addresses section and put the check mark next to the [name] Gift address list option,
  • click on the Send to this address button to send the gift to the address indicated by the creator of the list.

Then you can write a message in the appropriate field and choose whether the item is delivered in a gift box, by placing the check mark next to the Packaging / gift box option (at an additional cost of € 3,99).

  • click on the Save gift options button,
  • check that the data shown in the sections Payment methods and Items and shipments are correct,
  • press the Buy Now button to confirm the order and complete the payment.

How to use Amazon shared list from mobile app

To proceed from smartphone and tablet:

  • launch the Amazon app for Android or iPhone / iPad and log into the account,
  • tap the ☰ button,
  • choose the option Your wishlist from the menu that opens,
  • click on View Lists, select the Lists of our friends tab,
  • click on the list of our interest,
  • if the person you want to send a gift to has not yet shared with their list,
  • press the Email button and send an email to the user in question to request sharing of the list,
  • press the buttons Add to cart and Proceed to checkout,
  • put a check mark next to the address of the gift recipient,
  • press the button Deliver to this address,
  • choose if we want the Packaging / Gift box option (to wrap the gift),
  • select the shipping method and the payment method,
  • press the Buy Now button to complete the payment and send the gift.

Also in this case it is not allowed to send a gift anonymously. In fact, the package will include the purchase receipt containing the number and date of the order, the items contained, the delivery address and the sender's name.

How to make a gift card on Amazon

If we want to give a gift voucher for Amazon, with which our recipient can choose the item or items they want, there is the possibility either to buy a box or a physical greeting card to be sent directly to their address or send a digital gift certificate, which will be sent to the recipient via email, on the indicated day.

Create Amazon gift voucher from computer

To do this from the computer:

  • connect to the official Amazon website in the Gift Vouchers section,
  • choose the type of gift voucher you want to buy among Digital, To print, In a greeting card and In a box and other options,
  • in the new open page choose the gift voucher you prefer and, if requested, indicate the style, design, type of delivery and shipping date.

In which case we want to make a gift card on Amazon:

  • access the section relating to gift vouchers,
  • choose the In a greeting card option and select the card you prefer,
  • select one of the available denominations (e.g. 40 €, 50 €, 100 € etc.), specifying a custom amount in the Other field,
  • click on the Buy button by checking all the data shown in the Order Summary screen,
  • click on Buy Now, to place the order and complete the payment.

To redeem a Gift Card, the value of the voucher is uploaded directly to My Account and will be automatically applied to the next eligible order.

Create Amazon gift voucher from mobile app

To give an Amazon gift from smartphones and tablets:

  • start the app and log into your account,
  • press the button ,
  • going up Choose by category from the menu that opens,
  • select the option Gift Vouchers,
  • in the new screen displayed, press on the type of gift voucher you want to buy among Digital, To print, In a greeting card and In a box and other options,
  • choose the gift voucher you prefer,
  • specify all the required data (e.g. style, amount and delivery date),
  • enter a message in the appropriate field (if the voucher chosen provides for it),
  • tap the button Buy it now,
  • check that the data in the Shipping Address, Payment Information and Shipping Details sections are correct,
  • press the Buy Now button to confirm the order and proceed to payment.

summing up

To order a Gift Card on Amazon:

  • Go to Gift Certificates.
  • Select the type of Gift Certificate you wish to purchase.
  • Enter the desired amount for the Gift Voucher.
  • Click Add to Cart, then Proceed to Order.
  • Select a payment method and Continue.
  • Select Sort.

It is also possible to add a custom design to a gift certificate. So:

  • Go to the Gift Vouchers and Top-up section.
  • Select Digital or To Print.
  • Under Select Gift Card Style, choose Your Photo / Video or Upload Photo.
  • Click on Upload your photo / video. Selecting the file you want to insert.
  • Select Use this image / Use this video.
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