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How to send a digital Xbox gift card

Xbox One
Xbox One (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft actually makes it really easy to buy gift cards to send to your friends and family, and it has a range of monetary values from $1 to $100 so you can be sure you're giving exactly how much you want. It's perfect all year round for your favorite gamers, because what's better than free money with which to buy the best Xbox games and PC games?! If you're wanting to share the gift of games, here's how to send a digital Xbox gift card.

  1. Head on over to Microsoft's digital gift card portal. (opens in new tab)
  2. Select your desired design. in this case we're going Xbox but you can also go for a generic Microsoft Store voucher.

Gift Card

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  1. Choose the amount you want to spend. You can choose between $1 and $100 with single dollar increments available up to $80. (These amounts only apply in the U.S.)

Gift Card

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  1. Click Add to cart.
  2. Click Checkout.

The process used to allow you to send the code directly to the other person, but now it seems that you can only buy a digital gift card code yourself. Once you purchase a gift card you will receive a code, which you'll have to pass on manually to your recipient, whether through email, instant messaging, or good ol' word of mouth. No matter how it arrives, they'll be happy to receive it.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.