How to Gift an iBook to Someone

Books are the best gifts. And you can gift books virtually too using the Apple iBooks app. It’s usually cheaper to buy an ebook than a printed one, and they recipient will get their gift right away. Here’s how to gift an iBook to someone.

  • Open iBooks.

  • Navigate to the Featured, Top Charts, or Search page to find the book you want to gift.

  • Once on the book's page, tap the Share icon.

  • Tap Gift.

  • Enter the email of the person you’re sending the book to.

  • You can change the day they receive the book by tapping under Send Gift.

  • Tap Next.

  • Then Select a Theme, which is like the gift wrapping for sending iBooks.

  • Tap Next.

  • You’ll be taken to a Review page where you can Confirm Your Gift.

  • Tap Buy.

Of course, for this tip to work you'll need a credit card associated with your Apple I.D.; here's our tip on that

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.