I know. The solution seems pretty simple. If you have the email address of the recipient and that email address is tied to their Amazon account (both of which you'd have to learn before purchasing) then Amazon should provide a way on checkout to buy the ebook and send it to an alternative email address. This is basic web / database stuff. Not sure why Amazon missed the mark so wide on this one.
I am giving my mother a kindle, and I want to load it with a few books before I give it to her. How do I go about that? I dont want to give her a gift card, and I want her Kindle to have books on it when she receives it. I have the Kindle now. How can i get some books loaded on it before I wrap it up, and send it.