How to gift Xbox One digital games through Gifting Service over Xbox Live

By | October 2, 2017

Microsoft has silently released its Gifting feature to all the Xbox Live users through Xbox Insider Program allowing users to send games with their digital copies to other recipient over email as a gift. You will not have to purchase a physical copy and send it via courier service, instead you can just select the recipient and can send the desired game via email. If you are eager to know how you can gift Xbox One digital games through this new service, here’s our tutorial to guide you on this. 

The world has becoming more advance and digital and for the very same reason, we get to see innovations on some of the most useful services. Gaming industry is expanding everyday and there are more people coming to the industry to test out and play various games. If you are subscribed with Xbox’s Insiders program then you will be able to send digital games to a respective person or friends. Let’s see how you can do this by following a step by step tutorial.

If we talk about the past, in order to gift games, you have to go to various third party retailers from where you can purchase and gift the game to your friends and loved ones. Microsoft has made things easier for you which now allows you to send games as a gift within the same account. There’s a simple checkout process which doesn’t require any special skills or steps to be followed. Just put the right details of the recipient and you will be done.

Basically, there are two ways with which you can send digital games to whomever you want to send. You can send games directly to your friends or to other recipient via email services. We would guide you thorough both the ways to send Xbox One game. Let’s find out!

Gift an Xbox One game to Xbox friends

This is the most simplest way to send a digital game to your friends whom are there in your friendslist. At the end, you will not be asked to enter much of details of your friend to send a gift, just select the name and you will be good to go with it. It doesn’t ask you much for the same, just select the name and hit the Ok button. Following steps will give you more information about the same.

Step 1 : 

Go to your Microsoft Store within the Xbox One console.

Step 2 :

From the official Microsoft Store, you need to search for a desired game. Select the game and you could see the homepage of that particular game with more details and other required information.

Step 3 :

You could see a green button, Buy as Gift, under the poster of the game. You need to click on to this button for once.

Step 4 :

Here you could see two different options from which you need to select Choose from your list of Xbox friends.

Step 5 :

You will see a friends list here from which you need to choose the gamertag.

Step 6 :

You will be also be able to enter preferred sender name where you can add some more details as a message which the recipient will get.

Step 7 :

At the end, you will be asked to confirm the Payment details. Once confirmed the transaction will be completed and the game’s digital copy will be sent to the selected friend from the list.

This is how you can easily select the name of your friend and can instantly send a game as a gift. If you want to send a digital copy of the game to a person who is not there in your friends list, then there’s one more option which allows you to send the game as a gift via email.

Gift an Xbox One game via eMail

Step 1 :

Make sure to go to the Microsoft’s Account through your console first.

Step 2 :

Find the game from the store and once you find it click on to the Buy as gift option.

Step 3 :

From the two available options, make sure to select the second option. Select Enter an Email Address option.

Step 4 :

From the given box, you need to enter the email address of the person whom you want to send a digital copy of the game as a gift.

Step 5 :

After entering an email address, you will be asked to confirm the email ID. Tick mark the confirm option.

Step 6 :

You can enter the sender name including the message in the box.

Step 7 :

Complete the transactions by confirming the payment details and other required things.

That’s all you have to do in order to send a digital copy of the game as a gift to anyone who’s using Microsoft’s Xbox One console. This is by far the best way to send a copy of the game without going through various websites and online retailers.

Well, Microsoft has not yet announced this feature or we can service officially, however it is now accessible through Microsoft’s account.

What’s your thoughts on this? Do you like how it works? Do share your opinions in front of us. Meanwhile, if you have anything further to ask, feel free to let us know in the comments section given below this post.