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Purchase a Kindle Book as a Gift

You can give most Kindle books available in the Kindle Store as a gift to anyone with an email address.

You can send or receive Kindle books as gifts even if you do not own a Fire tablet or Kindle e-reader. Recipients can read a Kindle book gift on a supported Amazon device or Kindle reading app. Before you purchase a Kindle book as a gift, make sure that the recipient’s email address is valid.

Note: In order to gift a Kindle book title, you will need a valid 1-Click payment method for your account. You can set this up by going to Manage Your Content and Devices, selecting the Settings tab, and then clicking Edit Payment Method below Digital Payment Settings.

To purchase a Kindle book as a gift:

  1. From the Kindle Store, 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 email address of your gift recipient.
    Tip: If you are unsure of the email address for your recipient, you can select Email the gift to me before placing your order. This allows you to forward the gift email or print and personally deliver it to your recipient. The gift recipient can enter the Gift Claim Code from the email, after logging in to their Amazon account.
  4. Enter a delivery date and an optional gift message.
  5. Click Place your order to finish your gift purchase using your Amazon 1-Click payment method.

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

Title availability may vary by country and copyright restrictions. If this title isn't available for your gift recipient, they can contact us and we will exchange your gift for an equivalent value Amazon.com Gift Card. For more information, see Exchange a Kindle Book Gift for an Amazon.com Gift Card.

Note: If you need help with other gifting questions, go to Send a Gift.

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