Give and Receive Fire & Kindle Devices and Kindle Content as Gifts

Purchase a New Fire or Kindle Device as a Gift

You can purchase Fire & Kindle devices on Amazon to give as gifts.

  1. From the Kindle Store Kindle Store (Amazon.com full site), select the device you want to purchase as a gift.
  2. On the product detail page, click to select the box next to This will be a gift.
  3. Click Add to Cart.
  4. Under Register this Kindle, select Another account (Send this Kindle unregistered). Sending the Kindle unregistered allows the recipient to register the device to their own Amazon account.
  5. Enter a gift message.
  6. Click Continue to proceed with the checkout process.

Purchase a Kindle Book as a Gift

Most Kindle books available in the Kindle Store can be given as a gift to anyone with an e-mail address. Before you purchase a Kindle book as a gift, make sure that the e-mail address is valid and registered to the recipient's Kindle device or reading app.

Kindle book gift notifications can be sent to any e-mail address. The recipient can read the book on a registered Kindle device or any free Kindle reading application. You do not need a Kindle device to send or receive Kindle books as gifts.

If the giver and the recipient do not live in the same country, the book may not be available to the recipient due to copyright restrictions. In these cases the recipient will be given the option to request an exchange for gift credit on their Amazon.com account during the redemption process, or they may contact Customer Service for assistance in exchanging the book.

  1. From the Kindle Store Kindle Store (Amazon.com full site), select the book you want to purchase as a gift.

    Note: Free books, books on pre-order, and subscriptions cannot be gifted at this time.

  2. On the product detail page, click the Give as a Gift button.
  3. Enter the personal e-mail address of your gift recipient.
    Tip: If you are unsure if the e-mail address for your recipient is valid or is registered to their Kindle device or reading app, select Email the gift to me before placing your order. This will allow you to forward the gift email or personally deliver it to your recipient.
  4. Enter a delivery date.
  5. Enter an optional gift message.
  6. Click the Place your order button to finish your gift purchase using your Amazon 1-Click payment method.

You can redeliver a Kindle gift book you've purchased by going to Your Digital Orders in Your Account. From the Order Summary page, click the Resend E-mail button.

Redeem a Kindle Book Gift

When you receive a Kindle book as a gift, you can redeem it immediately by downloading it to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Kindle book gift notifications can be sent to any e-mail address. If you've received a Kindle book gift to an e-mail address that is not registered to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app, click "Use a different Amazon account" and sign into the account where you would like to redeem your Kindle book.

When you receive a Kindle book gift, you can read the book on a registered Kindle device or any free Kindle reading application. You do not need a Kindle device to send or receive Kindle books as gifts.

If you do not live in the same country as the person who gave you the Kindle book gift, the book may not available to you due to copyright restrictions. In these cases, you will be given the option to request an exchange for gift credit on your Amazon account during the redemption process.

  1. From the gift notification email, click Get your Kindle Book Gift Now. Your browser will automatically take you to your gift on Amazon.
  2. Click Accept your Kindle Book Gift, and then, if prompted, log in to your Amazon account.
  3. Select the device or reading app that you would like the gift delivered to from the drop-down menu. If you do not have a Kindle device or Kindle reading app, you can download the free reading app after you accept your gift.

Exchange or Return Fire or Kindle Device Gifts

You can return a Fire or Kindle device you received as a gift from the Online Returns Center.

  1. From the Returns CenterReturns Center (Amazon.com full site), click Return a gift.
  2. Enter the Order number, which is located on the packing slip.
    Tip: If you do not have the order number, contact customer service for help.
  3. Enter your full name and e-mail address.
  4. Click Continue to proceed with the return process.

After the return is processed, you'll receive an Amazon gift card in the amount of the returned device.

Exchange a Kindle Book Gift for an Amazon Gift Card

If you already own the Kindle book you received, would prefer to have something else, or aren't eligible to receive the gifted book, you can exchange the Kindle Book gift if you have not already redeemed it.

We will provide you with an Amazon gift credit redeemable on millions of other items on Amazon, including other Kindle books.

You can request an exchange for gift credit on your Amazon account during the redemption process.

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