This is one of the best times to send games to your loved ones due to the current crisis that are going around the world. Microsoft allow users to send games as a gift to other users of their gaming console.
Xbox one is among the leading gaming consoles, it’s probably second after PlayStation 4, a lot of gamers are using either of these two gaming consoles. These two gaming consoles are the biggest rivals in the gaming industry, both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One allow gifting games to other users and can enjoy playing games with other users online, this makes it so much fun.
If you’re looking for gift ideas for your loved ones and they already own Xbox One gaming console, then look no further than $5-$100 Xbox gift cards. In this article we’ll outline the steps you need to follow in order to gift games to your loved ones.
Select The Game You Want To Send As A Gift
In order to select the game, you should ensure you’re connected to the internet, then you log into your Xbox One account. From your dashboard, you should head over to your store where you have the list of all games, you can now choose the games you want to send. If you have a particular game in mind, you can just type the name in the search box instead of looking into the long list. You should understand that any game you buy as a gift can be played on any Xbox One consoles.
Buy The Game As A Gift
Once you’ve identified and selected the game you wish to send as a gift, you’ll notice two options during purchase, there is the ‘Buy’ option and there is the ‘Buy as a gift’ option. You need to select the ‘Buy as a gift’ option, you should note that even if you order the game using the ‘Buy’ option, you can still return and change the order as ‘Buy as a gift’, but it’s a lengthy process you don’t want follow. Make sure that you select ‘Buy as a gift’ during your order.
Sending The Game You Just Purchased As A Gift
There are two methods to send the game once you order it from Xbox store; First is through email, you just need to supply their email address and it will be delivered to them. The second option is by sharing with an Xbox One live friend, this method is the best since they’re already registered on the platform.
How To Send The Game To A Live Xbox Friend
When you choose to gift the game to your live friend you’ll have a list of all your friends on the platforms, they’ll be displayed on the sidebar, scroll down and locate the user you want to gift the game. If the user you want to send the gift isn’t in your Xbox One live friends list, you can enter their gamertag name. In order to do this, you need to select the ‘Enter gamertag’ option which is above the list of your friends.
Once you select the user you wish to gift the game, you’ll be asked to input senders name, this should be your name or any name you want to appear as the sending name. Though by default your gamertag name will be used, this is your Xbox one username.
Then you’ll be asked to confirm your purchase, or modify the recipient if necessary. When you’re done, just hit the ‘Buy as gift’. The user you’re sending the game to will receive notification to the email address that’s linked to their gamertag, the email will contain a 25-digit redemption code and instructions on how to redeem their gift.
How To Send The Gift To An Email Address
If you don’t know the gamertag for the person you wish to gift the game, you can use their email address as mentioned before. In order to do this, you should select ‘Enter an email address’ instead of ‘Enter gamertag’ from the send gift page like the previous method.
But one thing you need to ensure is that the email address you’re sending the gift has to be connected to the recipient Microsoft account, and the downside is that Xbox doesn’t verify the email address, they just process your request. Once you type the user’s email address, they’ll receive notification in their email address with the redeem codes and they can start using the game.
How To Gift The Games On PC
The steps for gifting Xbox one games on PC are the same with the steps outlined above for sending to an email address. You can only send to an email address on PC, you can’t send to the user’s Gamertag. Just head over to the Xbox store and select the game you want to gift, you’ll need to select ‘Buy as a gift’ as mentioned in the previous steps, then you’ll be given the option to enter recipient’s email address and complete your order. They’ll be notified on the gift you’ve send to them.
If you don’t want to go through the process of gifting the games, you can send Xbox gift card so that the receiver can redeem the codes to order any game of their choice. What are you waiting now? Order your Xbox gift card and surprise your love ones.