Buying Spotify Premium as a Gift: How to Send an E-card

Introduce someone to streaming music by sending them a Spotify subscription code

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Buying digital music online as a gift has traditionally been about using services that allow you to download audio files such as Amazon MP3 or the iTunes Store. However, not everyone wants this. A growing number of music fans these days prefer to use a streaming music service so they can access an almost limitless supply of audio just about anywhere.

If you know someone who likes it this way, then buying them a Spotify Premium subscription could be the perfect gift. Similarly, you can introduce someone for the first time to the joys of unlimited streaming by giving them a Spotify Premium subscription.

Whatever your reason, follow this guide to see how easy it is to instantly send anyone Spotify credit.

  1. Go to the Spotify website.
  2. Click the login button near the top of the screen.
  3. Enter using Facebook or enter your username/password.
  4. Click Log In.
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage and click the Gift hyperlink. If you don't see this then you can get to Spotify's e-card gift webpage via this link.
  6. Select the amount of subscription you want to send by clicking one of the radio buttons. At the time of writing, you can choose 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months.
  7. In the Order Details section, fill in your email address and select a delivery date.
  8. Choose a payment method by clicking the radio button under one of the listed options.
  9. In the Personalize section, choose one of the e-card designs by clicking a radio button.
  10. Type your name in the Senders Name text box.
  11. Type the name of the person you are gifting in the Recipient Name box.
  12. In the Recipient Email text box, type in the email address where you want the gift to be sent – double check this so it goes to the right place!
  13. Type in an optional personal message.
  1. To see how the e-card will look click the Preview Message button.
  2. If all looks good, click Continue.
  3. If you elected to pay by credit card, you'll see a Confirm Purchase screen where you can view the order. Check this is correct and then enter your card details.
  4. Click Confirm Payment. If you chose Paypal then you'll see a different screen where you will need to log into PayPal.
  5. You should now see a screen asking if you want to print or email the card you've just purchased. You can either click Print or the Send as Email button – or both!


  • Spotify Premium gifts only work in the country they were purchased in. For most people, this isn't a problem, but remember you can't send a gift to a person in another country –the codes are country specific.
  • If you don't already have a Spotify account then it's easy to quickly create one so you can buy a gift. For more information, be sure to read our tutorial on signing up to Spotify