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Can I "Give as Gift" to the Kindle app on my mom's iPad?

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Initial post: Dec 27, 2013 9:34:49 PM PST
Kaycee says:
My elderly mom has the Kindle app on her iPad. Can I send a book to her Kindle app as a gift? When I clicked on the "Give as Gift" link, it asked if I wanted to email it to her. However, I don't know how easy it would be for her to then load it on her Kindle.

Alternatively, could I register her Kindle app/iPad on my Amazon account, so I could buy a book and send it to her that way?

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 9:41:11 PM PST
Once she accepts the gift, it will go into her account, and she can download it just as usual.

I wouldn't bother registering her iPad to your account unless you are going to keep it on your account, as when you de-register it, all the content will go away.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 9:41:34 PM PST
C. S. Jones says:
Gift books aren't sent any app or device. The recipient accepts them into their account from the link in the email they receive from Amazon.
When you gift the ebook you enter their regular email address you would use to normally communicate with them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2013 9:52:41 PM PST
To continue where C. S. Jones left off..... the recipient (your mom) will receive an email stating she has received a gift from you (you can even send a personal note with the gift). It will instruct to click a certain spot in the email (a big yellow, accept here button). This will bring your mom to the amazon site where she will log in and accept the gift. When accepting the gift she can direct the book to go to wherever she chooses (kindle app/kindle).

It works the same as if she was on amazon and making a purchase herself (on the website).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2013 9:59:55 PM PST
Kaycee says:
Okay, thanks for the explanations. So I guess she has to have an Amazon account in order to receive the gift book? I don't think she has an Amazon account. She lives in another state, and it is unbelievably difficult to walk her through even the simplest steps over the phone, if it's something she hasn't done before. What I would like is for the book to just appear in her Kindle app when she wakes up her iPad.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2013 10:13:39 PM PST
KessaJo says:
I'm confused - I think I misunderstood you.

I thought you said that she has the Kindle app on her iPad?

Is that what you meant by <<could I register her Kindle app/iPad on my Amazon account>>?

If she has the Kindle app, she has an Amazon account.

If I misunderstood, my apologies. =)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2013 10:52:18 PM PST
Artist says:
She has to have an Amazon account in order for her Kindle for iPad app to be working at all to download/read Kindle books.

Just send the gift book to her regular e-mail address. She will click on a link in the e-mail, and the book will then be available for download like any other book that she's purchased from Amazon.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 2:37:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2013 2:41:20 AM PST
C. Tompkins says:
T. Cox - if the Amazon Kindle App is on her Ipad, and she has not registered it to an account of her own, she just has to register it to your account and she will be able to read all your books, as well as any new ones you buy. And you can send the book to her ipad when you buy it, or send any of your other books you already have from Manage Your Kindle.

If she does have an Amazon account of her own and has bought books, it would get a lot more complicated.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 8:26:16 AM PST
Kaycee says:
Okay, maybe I understand this a little better now. So far, she has used the Kindle app only to read ebooks from the library, and my brother-in-law always downloads those for her. I'll have to find out if she has an Amazon account. Thanks for all the answers.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2013 8:34:51 AM PST
Kaycee says:
Thanks, that helps a lot.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2013 8:36:17 AM PST
Kaycee says:
She uses the Kindle app only to read ebooks from the library, I think. But I'll check with her today - to see if she has an Amazon account.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2013 9:55:09 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Check with your brother-in-law. Mom's Kindle app may be registered to his account.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 11:16:10 AM PST
Kaycee says:
My mom has an Amazon account but doesn't know how to get a Kindle book. I went ahead and gifted the book today (December 28), at 11:00 a.m. Then I got a message saying the email would be sent to my mom between 12:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. on December 28. It's already 8-11 hours past that time! I don't know if they actually meant at 12:00 p.m. today, or 12:00 a.m. tonight/December 29. Weird.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 2:12:37 PM PST
Kaycee says:
The email from Amazon was sent to my mom within 5 minutes, in spite of their previous message (see my post above). However, it went into her Junk mail so she didn't get it. After I finally figured that out, my sister found the email and downloaded the book for our mom. Thanks for all the help.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 4:01:45 PM PST
C. Tompkins says:
My daughters email went to her junk folder too. I really don't see why. But as I understand it, if she adds the address it comes from to her address book, it won't do that anymore.
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