Gifting is usually a complicated affair, especially if the person you are buying the gift for isn’t the easiest one to get around. However, if they love reading books and have a Kindle with them, surprising them with Kindle gift cards is possibly the best gift you can get them.
However, since Kindle is Amazon’s product, most people are often confused about their availability. Do you only get them online? Are they available in the departmental stores? The questions are pretty much endless.
This article will explore all you need to know about buying Kindle gift cards, their availability, and the types you can get your hands on.
Can You Buy Kindle Gift Cards?
Before we find out where you can buy Kindle gift cards, let us answer the most obvious question in the lot, “Is it possible to buy Kindle gift cards?”
The answer to that is yes.
Now, there are two types of Kindle gift cards that you can find in the market. You have the Kindle exclusive gift cards, which can only be redeemed on Kindle. Then, you have the standard Amazon gift cards, which can be redeemed on any Amazon product, including Kindle digital content.
However, instead of a normal Amazon gift card, we’d recommend buying a Kindle gift card if you are gifting it to someone who loves books. It gets across the message that you prioritized their love for books and wanted to get them something along those lines.
How Do Amazon Kindle Gift Cards Work?
Now, the next question is – How do these gift cards work?
The exclusive Kindle gift cards work the same as any other redeemable gift card that you can think of. They are similar to Amazon gift cards, where you can redeem the amount and buy items according to your liking.
Similarly, you can redeem the Kindle gift card on your Kindle account and use that balance to purchase books and save them to your device.
What’s great about Kindle gift cards is that they never expire. So, if you bought and gifted it to someone two years back, chances are they can use that balance even today.
The steps to using the Amazon Kindle gift card are pretty simple. The first step is to get your code, enter that into your Kindle account and redeem the gift card. Once the amount is reflected in your account, you are ready for the purchase.
Where To Buy Kindle Gift Cards In Stores?
Before we give you an insight into buying Amazon Kindle gift cards online, let us discuss the “offline” or “in-store” availability.
Buying the gift card directly from the stores is easier because it lets you sort your gift at the last minute. This is a perfect gift item if you don’t want to wait 1-2 days for Amazon to ship out the gift card to you.
When looking for a Kindle gift card in stores, you have to look for the retail stores that stock Amazon gift cards too. This will make your search a lot easier and more accessible.
Amazon has a list of all the partner retail stores that sell their physical gift cards so that you can check that out.
If you don’t want to go through the long list, we recommend visiting the nearest drugstore or grocery store and checking the gift card section. Even if you fail to get your hands on the Kindle gift card, you should find Amazon gift cards, which are redeemable on Kindle too.
If you don’t want a physical Kindle gift card and can settle with an online one, we recommend sticking to online retailers. Purchasing it from the official Amazon platform is your best bet.
But first, let us walk you through the different types of Kindle gift cards you can purchase online:
Kindle eGift card – This is the type of gift card sent to the recipient via email or message. If you want to surprise someone with the gift card, you can even schedule the “delivery” one year from the date of purchase, which is pretty cool. Besides that, it works amazingly as a last-minute surprise if you aren’t sure what to get them.
Kindle Print at Home gift card – As the name suggests, this one is more of a “physical gift card,” where you can purchase the gift card, print the PDF file that’s sent to you and then gift that to the person you bought it for.
Kindle Gift Card in Greeting Card – The last one is a fancier version with a physical Kindle gift card affixed inside a greeting card. It’s great for direct shipping to the recipient. You can buy the gift and greeting card, add your message and ship it to the recipient’s address.
So, depending on your relationship with the recipient and the time you have, you can pick the best Kindle gift card.
Since you are buying the Kindle gift card directly from Amazon, you must select the gift card amount after selecting the type of gift card. The amount starts from $25 and can go up to any amount you choose.
Depending on the type of Kindle gift card you have chosen, you’d either have to enter the email address or phone number of the recipient, or you’d have to enter their residential address to deliver the gift card to them directly. The last step is to pay for the gift card, and you are all set.
How Can One Redeem Their Kindle Gift Card?
So, let’s say that you were the lucky person who received the Kindle gift card. But now you are sitting there confused, “How do I redeem it?”
The steps are fairly simple. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open your country’s Amazon website.
- Log into your Amazon account.
- Next, click on this link to redeem your gift code.
- Follow the on-screen instructions, and you should be able to see the amount reflect in your Amazon account.
The process is fairly simple, and once the amount reflects in your account, you can use it to buy pretty much any book you want on Kindle.
Kindle gift cards, albeit quite rare, are a great gifting option. If you need clarification but the gift recipient is a bibliophile, these make great gifts. We’d recommend you pay close attention to the kind of Kindle gift card you are purchasing and where you are getting it from. These two factors should simplify things for you.