How to Gift Kindle Books (Complete Guide)

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Kindle books make pretty special gifts for book lovers. Whether you are looking for a birthday gift, Black Friday gift or Christmas gift for your friends/family, Kindle books can be an excellent choice. Here are full money-saving tips for you to gift Kindle books without limitations for more than one person. Or you can check out more gift ideas for book lovers in this post -- Best 5 Gifts for Book Lovers -- Clever Gift Ideas for your Best Friend.

Tip 1. Buy A New Kindle Book as A Gift

Purchasing a Kindle book as a gift for your friend is super easy. Here is the complete guide in 3 simple steps.

Step 1 Go to Amazon Kindle Store and select the Kindle book you want to buy as a gift.

Step 2 On the right-hand side of the product page, click on the button “Buy for others”.

Notice: You cannot gift free Kindle books, books on pre-order or subscriptions.

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Step 3 On the next page, complete your Kindle book gift purchase and place your order.

You can have the gift email sent right to your recipient and specify the delivery date you want the gift sent. If you are not sure of the email address of your gift recipient, you can email to yourself first and forward the gift email to your recipient at a later time. In this situation, the gift recipient can enter the Gift Claim Code from the email, after logging in to their Amazon account.

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After the order is placed, you will get such a message. Your recipient will receive a gift announcement on the delivery date.

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Limitations of Tip 1:

1. To gift a Kindle book with this method, you must place new orders and pay money again. It cost too much especially when you need to buy Kindle books as a gift for more than one person.

2. To send a Kindle book as a gift, your recipient must be in the same country or region.

3. The recipient can read a gifted Kindle book only on a supported Amazon device or Kindle reading app. There is no way to read the gifted Kindle book on their own non-amazon device like Kobo/Nook/Sony reader/iBooks, because the Kindle books are all protected by Digital Right Management (DRM) and the ebook format is only supported by Kindle devices.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q 1: My friend said that he cannot redeem the Kindle book gift? What's wrong?

A: If you do not live in the same country as the person who you gave the Kindle book gift, the book may not be available to your recipient due to copyright restrictions. In these cases, you will be given the option to request an exchange for an equivalent Amazon Gift Card on your account by contacting Amazon Customer Service during the redemption process.

Q 2: I don't know what type of book my recipient likes. Any suggestions?

A: In case that your recipient does not like the Kindle book you gift, a better choice would be to gift an Amazon Gift Card directly. Amazon.com Gift Cards can not only be used to buy Kindle ebook content, but also digital music and Amazon Video downloads.

Q 3: I want to buy a Kindle book as a gift for more than one person. How much shall I pay for it?

A: You can gift a Kindle to multiple people at a time. Just select the quantity before clicking on the button "Buy for others". However, you have to pay for it for several times. For instance, if you gift a Kindle book to 5 people and its unit price is $10, you will have to pay $10*5=$50. It would cost a great deal of money. Tip 2 on the next part will show you how to gift a Kindle book to more than one person with only one-off payment.

Tip 2. Gift Kindle Books You Already Own Without Limitations--Remove Kindle DRM

"I have purchased many Kindle books from Amazon. Is there any way to gift the Kindle books I already own to my friends/family?"

Obviously, Tip 1 mentioned above allows you to only buy a new Kindle book as a gift, but not gift your purchased Kindle books freely to others. The good news is that, through removing DRM from your Kindle books, you can give them to anyone you want without limitations. So here in this part, you will get a much more money-saving tip on gifting multiple Kindle books to more than one person--remove Kindle DRM.

Step 1 Download the Kindle DRM Removal tool--Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

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Step 2 Download Kindle books to your computer via Kindle for PC/Mac desktop app.

Download and run the Kindle for PC/Mac and sign in with your Amazon account. Then all your Kindle books will be synced to the library automatically. Just right-click the book cover and tap "Download" to download them to the computer.

Important Notice: To successfully remove the Kindle DRM, you must downgrade your Kindle for PC/Mac to an older version V1.24/1.23. And please stop the auto-update of Kindle for PC/Mac manually: Open Kindle for PC/Mac-->>Tools-->Options--General--Uncheck the box "Automatically install updates when they are available without asking me".

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Step 3 Run Epubor Ultimate to remove DRM from Kindle books.

Usually, The Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/Mac will be automatically detected by Epubor Ultimate and you can see them at the left column under the "Kindle" tab. Next, just drag and drop the Kindle books from the left side to the right main window.  Then the DRM will be removed immediately with "Decrypted" showing.

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Step 4 Convert Kindle to Mobi/EPUB/PDF format.

From the pop-down menu of the "Convert to XXX" button, choose the output format as Mobi, azw3, ePub, or PDF.

  • If your recipient has a Kindle device, please choose the Kindle supported-format Mobi/azw3 as the output format.
  • If your recipient has no Kindle devices, but a Kobo/Nook/Sony eReader or reading app instead, please choose ePub/PDF.

convert kindle to mobi/epub/pdf

Advantages of Tip 2:

1. There is no need to buy a new Kindle book as a gift. All the Kindle books you already own can be gifted to anyone, or to multiple recipients--No need to pay extra money.

2. No matter what devices your recipients keep, they will be able to read the gifted Kindle books on their devices freely.

3. You don't have to live in the same country or region. Just send the decrypted Kindle books to your friend/family via email, then they can download them to their own devices.

Frequently Asked Question: Fail to Remove Kindle DRM on New MacOS 10.15 Catalina
Q: I've updated my macOS to the new 10.15 Catalina, but the older version Kindle for Mac no longer runs. Is there any other way to remove Kindle DRM on Mac?

A: The new macOS Catalina only supports 64 bits application, but Kindle for Mac 1.23 is 32 bits. So downgrading Kindle for Mac to an older version is not a valid method to remove Kindle DRM any more on the MacOS 10.15 Catalina with Epubor Ultimate. But If you have a Kindle e-ink device, you are still able to remove Kindle DRM on macOS 10.15 Catalina by downloading the Kindle books from Amazon website. Here is the detailed guide: Remove Kindle DRM Through "Download & Transfer Kindle Books via USB".

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12/17/2020 08:46:34
"Buy for others" is no longer available. Take down your page.
12/22/2020 09:53:14
Thank you for reporting this. But I have checked this option again on Amazon and ensure the "Buy for Others" button is still there. Please check it again and have a nice day~
12/24/2020 19:00:39

Where???? It's not there

03/5/2021 20:15:12
At least he gave you five stars!
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