How to send Amazon gift card via email

Amazon gift cards are a popular present all year round, but more so in the build up to Christmas. These gift cards can be used across Amazon’s monumental catalogue of products and can be bought and sent electronically, as well as in popular retail stores across the country.

The gift cards work just as you’d imagine – whatever your card is worth is how much you are entitled to spend on the website. Just input the card’s details when it comes to purchasing whatever you put in your Amazon basket. One thing that does trip some users up though is the electronic element of them – more specifically, how to send them via email.

If you are one of these people, then you might want to stick around because we’re about to talk you through this process step-by-step and also look at other ways in which you can send Amazon gift cards to others. Let’s get into it.

How to send Amazon gift card via email – step by step

Please follow the instructions below for a quick and pain-free process:

  1. Head to this webpage.
  2. Select which type of gift card you want to buy and then scroll down to ‘Enter your gift voucher details’.
  3. Input the relevant details here and ensure that you make no typos in the email address column.
  4. Enter a message to accompany the gift card.
  5. Select which date you want the gift card to land in the recipients inbox. For example, if you want to gift it to someone for their birthday then make sure you select this day.
  6. Select ‘buy now’ and follow the payment instructions from there.

As you can see, it’s a really simple process once you’ve landed on the right page and have scrolled down to the bottom. One common issue is people not scrolling down far enough, so make sure you do.

If your recipient doesn’t receive the gift card on the date that you selected then you will need to get in touch with Amazon’s support team who will be able to resolve the issue for you.

How to send Amazon gift card via email

As mentioned earlier, there are other ways in which you can send Amazon gift cards to friends and family, let’s take a look at them:

Text message

The process for sending an Amazon gift card via text message is very similar to the process for sending them via email, but we’ll go through each step again in case you’re more interested in this method. Please take the following steps:

  1. Head to this webpage.
  2. Select which type of gift card you want to buy and then scroll down to ‘Enter your gift voucher details’.
  3. Input the relevant details here and ensure that you get the phone number right otherwise you may well end up giving a stranger a free gift card!
  4. Enter a message to accompany the gift card if you so wish.
  5. Unlike with email you are unable to select a specific date to send the gift card if you elect to do it via text message. This means that the text message will be sent instantly once you’ve bought it.
  6. Select ‘buy now’ and follow the payment instructions from there.
How to send Amazon gift card via text message

Greeting card

Just because we can now send things electronically in a swifter fashion, doesn’t mean that we have to and arguably, it does still mean more to receive a present to your door. Amazon acknowledges this and offers a greeting card option with their gift cards. In order to send your gift card via a greeting card, please take the following steps:

  1. Head to this webpage.
  2. Select which greeting card you would like.
  3. Select ‘buy now’ and then select ‘dispatch’
  4. Select ‘Is this a gift? Choose gift options’.
  5. Add in a message of your choice to accompany the greeting card and gift card and then select ‘save gift options and continue’.
  6. Follow the remaining payment and delivery instructions and place the order.

Gift box

If you’re looking for something more extravagant than a greeting card to accompany your gift card then Amazon has you covered. Their gift box/gift card combinations are aesthetically fantastic and show your recipient that you’ve gone the extra mile to personalise their gift. To send an Amazon Gift Card via a gift box, follow these steps:

  1. Visit this webpage or type in ‘Amazon gift card gift box’ into the Amazon search bar to bring up more options.
  2. Select ‘buy now’ and then ‘dispatch’.
  3. Select ‘Is this a gift? Choose gift options.’
  4. Add in a message of your choice to accompany the greeting card and gift card and then select ‘save gift options and continue’.
  5. Follow the remaining payment and delivery instructions and place the order.

Conclusion

Going back to the original question posed at the top of this article, sending an Amazon gift card via email is a very straightforward process if done correctly. You may also want to check your Amazon gift card balance.

We are confident that if you follow our step by step guide that you will encounter no issues in performing this task. However, please do consider the other sending options that we’ve discussed as they’re all worthwhile in their own right.

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