How to Gift Someone With a Digital MP3 Through Amazon

Gift someone an MP3 through the Amazon digital music store

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It is no longer possible to gift MP3s through Amazon; however, you can purchase Amazon gift cards, which can be redeemed in Amazon's digital music store.

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

How to Give Music as a Gift With Amazon

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

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

  2. Under the purchase button is a More options link; click it for additional links.

  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 short form making sure the email address is correct for the recipient. You can also add a short message to personalize the gift if you wish, but it's not necessary.

    • If you've chosen an album, you have the option to send the entire album or choose a single.
  5. Check out as normal with the Proceed to Checkout button. You'll see another page before the order is finalized.

  6. Your digital music gift will be delivered more or less instantly.

Additional Tips for Gifting Amazon Music

  • Remember, as soon as you purchase a song or album, the gift will be sent to the email address you provided. Unfortunately, there's no way to schedule a delivery (such as a birthday, Christmas, etc.), so try and do it as close as you can to the preferred date.
  • If you don't see the option to give a song or album as a gift then this facility might not be available in your country. If this is the case, consider purchasing Amazon gift credit as an alternative. You can either buy a physical card, print one out, or do it solely 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 too so that you can send iPhone apps and gift iTunes songs.