The Best Digital Music Gift Cards and Certificates

Give Digital Music as a Gift by Purchasing Prepaid Music Gift Cards

Digital music gift cards are the perfect solution if you want to give music as a gift while keeping to a budget. The recipient can download or stream songs of their choosing by redeeming a prepaid card or gift certificate.

Here's a list of sources (in no particular order) that offer gift cards and certificates that you can purchase to redeem for digital music.

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Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon Gift Card


Even though the standard Amazon gift card is typically used for physical products, you can also use it to instantly purchase and download songs from Amazon MP3. As a result, basic Amazon gift cards have replaced the older, MP3-specific ones.

This card is available from many different stores and can also be purchased online. The amount of prepaid credit ranges from $10 - $2,000.

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Apple Gift Cards (Physical)

Apple iTunes Store cards
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The iTunes gift card is an excellent gift for someone who listens to music on their phone. The recipient can download music, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and more from Apple's media apps, including Music, TV, and the App Store.

Apple Gift Cards are available from the Apple Online Store, Apple Retail Store, and many participating retailers. If you're buying a physical card, they'll typically come in a denomination of $25, $50, or $100, but buying directly from Apple lets you get a physical card for any amount you want.

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Apple Gift Cards (Digital)

Apple gift cards

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If you need to instantly buy someone a last-minute gift that they can use for Apple purchases, a digital Apple Gift Card is a good option. iTunes gift certificates have the benefit of letting you choose any amount you want, between $25 and $2,000. The recipient can redeem any Apple goods they want, including Apple's online shop and physical Apple Store locations.

Once you have created your gift certificate, it can be instantly sent via email or printed so you can present it in person if you prefer.

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Pandora One Gift Subscription

Pandora gift subscriptions page


If you know someone who loves discovering new music by listening to internet radio, Pandora's gift card could be the one for them. The Pandora One gift card currently costs $30 for six months and gives the recipient the following main benefits:

  • Unlimited streaming
  • Customizable radio stations that are free from advertisements
  • High-quality streaming audio at 192 Kbps
  • Pandora desktop application

You'll need to pay with a credit card and send the gift via email or print it out to present it personally. You can also buy physical cards at some retailers, including Best Buy, Fry's, and Meijer.

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Walmart Gift Cards

A Walmart gift card

Walmart offers a range of different types of gift cards to suit any occasion. The online gift card option is particularly useful for immediate delivery via email. Once received, the recipient can immediately start shopping for music (or anything else for that matter) on Wal-Mart's website.

Walmart gift cards are available for values between $5 and $55.

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