How to Gift Someone With a Digital MP3 Through Amazon

Gift someone an MP3 through the Amazon digital music store

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Amazon's digital music store makes it possible to send MP3 songs and entire albums to people through email. If you know how to download songs from Amazon, then you can easily give the gift of music with Amazon.

It is no longer possible to gift MP3s through Amazon; however, you can send someone an Amazon gift card, which can be used to purchase music.

How to Give Music as a Gift With Amazon

Purchasing music from Amazon is the same as purchasing anything else. You don't need a separate account for the digital music store; use the same one you always have.

  1. Visit the Amazon Digital Music page and locate the details page for the MP3 or album you want to send as a gift.

  2. Click More options.

  3. Choose Give Album or Song as Gift.

    You might be asked to sign in to Amazon at this point, even if you're already logged in. This is because you're about to purchase something.

  4. Fill in the form. Make sure the email address is correct for the recipient and add a short message to personalize the gift. If you chose an album, you have the option to send the entire album or a single song.

  5. Select Proceed to Checkout to check out and pay for the gift.

  6. Your digital music gift is delivered instantly.

Additional Tips for Gifting Amazon Music

After you purchase a song or album, the gift is sent to the email address you provided. There's no way to schedule a delivery (such as birthdays, Christmas, or other occasions), so purchase the music gift just prior to the preferred date.

If you don't see the option to give a song or album as a gift, this facility might not be available in your country. If this is the case, purchase Amazon gift credit as an alternative. You can either buy a physical card, print one out, or do it online over email.

If the recipient doesn't like what you've sent, they can exchange it for Amazon credit. This can be used for virtually anything on Amazon.

Digital items from other stores can be sent as gifts. Send iPhone apps and gift iTunes songs from the Amazon store.