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hariseldon
06-12-2011, 12:26 AM
I aer confuzzled. I have a kindle, and wish to purchase a book as a gift, what with that whole Christmas thing coming up, rebel that I am. Shocking, I know. But, sadly, my poor tiny brain cannot find a way on Amazon's wonderful user-friendly site to do this.

The US site allows gifting it seems, as the help page talks about a link saying just that below the buy button. The UK site does not seem to offer this. Am I just being an retarded idiot? Anyone found a way to do this utterly impossible thing? I know, crazy really. Who'd want to buy someone a book?

Heeeeeeeeellllllllpppppp!

westyfield
06-12-2011, 12:35 AM
This will probably sound really facetious, but have you considered giving them a physical book instead? A nice hardback book makes a great gift. Regarding your actual question, I have no idea how the Kindle system works so I can't answer.

Jams O'Donnell
06-12-2011, 10:01 AM
If in doubt, just send the person an Amazon gift certificate instead.

hariseldon
10-12-2011, 10:18 AM
Ended up going for a physical book in the end which was a tad disappointing given the recipient loves his kindle almost as much as I love mine. Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

JohnnyK
10-12-2011, 02:52 PM
Late to the party, but: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200555070

For me, there is a "Give as gift" button in the right-side menu for all Kindle books when browsing Amazon via a standard webbrowser. You just might not be able to do it from your Kindle.

applecup
10-12-2011, 03:11 PM
Late to the party, but: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200555070

For me, there is a "Give as gift" button in the right-side menu for all Kindle books when browsing Amazon via a standard webbrowser. You just might not be able to do it from your Kindle.

That's the US site. Amazon UK has no such thing.

Kelron
10-12-2011, 10:07 PM
Can books bought from the US site be gifted to people in the UK, though?

JohnnyK
11-12-2011, 10:54 AM
That's the US site. Amazon UK has no such thing.
That's what I get for thinking "I know the answer" after the first paragraph... Sorry about that.

And - it seems you cannot gift Kindle books bought on amazon.com to a Kindle registered on co.uk or any other Amazon-site - see here (http://207-171-168-158.amazon.com/kdpforums/message.jspa?messageID=80890#80890).

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