Come on Amazon; get moving on this. It seems from the suggestions in the posts that there are a number of ways that this could be arranged. I thought it would be easy to send a book to my son's kindle but it looks, from the above, as if it isn't possible in this country (UK). If I send him a gift certificate he'll only squander it on unsuitable reading material ;)
I was only just being won over by him to the new possibilities of e books but this has blunted my enthusiasm somewhat.
Looks like I'll just have to send him an old fashioned printed copy like I used to.
Incidentally, Fuddam, I couldn't agree with you more about people not reading or not understanding the previous posts. I'm 71 and not particularly conversant with the way these things work but even before I got to your posts I had worked out that those who said they could gift books were from the USA and those from the UK couldn't.