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How to Email Gift Cards

Updated on December 19, 2009

Can You Email Gift Cards?

Wonder how to email gift cards? You can now buy gift cards online and have them delivered by email in just 15 minutes. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you email gift cards to friends, family, and business associates in a hurry.

Here's What An Email Gift Card Looks Like

Step-by-Step: How to Buy and Email Gift Cards

Here's where to go to directly get Email Gift Cards from Amazon.

Here's how to buy email gift cards from Amazon:

  • Follow the link above to
  • Choose an email design
  • Write in "To" and "From".
  • Select quantity if you want more than one card to this person.
  • (Optional) write a personalized message.
  • Set a delivery date.

Emailed gift cards generally arrive within 15 minutes of being ordered if you choose "Now" as the delivery date.

How Fast Can Emailed Gift Cards Be Sent?

You can send a gift card by email almost immediately! In Amazon, you do this by choosing "Now" as the delivery date.

On some occasions, such as when someone is using a new credit card, the process of buying a gift card by email can take longer, up to 24 hours.

Where Do I Order Gift Cards Emailed Directly From Amazon?

Click here to order Email Gift Cards directly from Amazon.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

No time? No Problem! You can quickly get a gift across town or across the world with an emailed gift card.

No Expiration Dates

Amazon gift cards that you buy online and email to people have no expiration dates. These emailed gift cards can be used any time.

Set an Email Gift Card Delivery Date

You can do all year's shopping in just a few minutes! You can do all your shopping at one time, and set different delivery dates for each card throughout the year. No more missing anniversaries or birthdays.

Email Gift Cards for Business Gifts

Save time by arranging to send a year's worth of gift cards at dates throughout the year to clients and business associates. In just a few minutes, you can have all your business gift giving taken care of. There are no shipping charges, and you will have a printable receipt for your records.

When Will I be Charged Now for Emailed Gift Cards Sent at a Later Date?

With emailed gift cards from Amazon, your credit card won’t be charged until a few days before the delivery date.

Can I Cancel My Emailed Gift Card Order?

If you ordered a gift card to be sent by email at a later date, you can click to cancel the order. Visit the gift card order summary in "Your Account". Then click to resend it.

Why Order Emailed Gift Cards Now?

  • Gift cards from Amazon can be used for thousands of items.
  • Ordering your emailed gift cards now will save you time.
  • You will not be charged until near the date the gift card is emailed.
  • You can cancel the emailed gift card before you send it.

So there is no disadvantage to ordering your emailed gift cards now!

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    • Ladybird33 profile image


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Very interesting and I love the idea. thanks for sharing, will do this.

    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      11 years ago from Georgia

      Cool to know! Thanks for sharing.

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      11 years ago

      Nice hub Carol, methinks in my future hubs I must include a poll, kinda get moi readers involved ya know. Anyways nice one !

    • Teresa Laurente profile image

      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 

      11 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      This is great. Thank you for sharing this. Very informative.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      11 years ago from England

      Hiya, it just goes to show I know nothing about technology!! I think I am clever but now I know I am not...Thanks for the info, I have a lot of friends where I used to work and this is very helpful. Cheers Nell


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