The Christmas season is here and New Year is now far away. This is the time of gifting something to somebody you love. Guys and Gals from old school of thought may think of gifting watches, pens, etc to you loved ones but that is a gone thing. Welcome to the smart new age where smart phones rule everything in life. Most people you know may own a Android smart phone or a Lumia or iPhone and iPad.
Now many of the games and Apps on the App stores are costly yet relatively cheap to give as a gift. Yes, it is a good idea to gift your near and dear one the App or Game of his or her choice. You can do it within the confines of your smart phone or laptop/PC and surprise your loved ones.
First of all we start of with Apple products, the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The Apple Store not only has the largest number of Apps and Games but also most of them are paid. To gift a App or a Game from Apple store to your loved ones simply follow the following steps :
From your iPhone/iPad
Go to the App or Game you want to gift to your loved one with. On the screen you will find a App details screen, tap the tap-to-buy button. Once you have done that you will see a Share button on the top of the screen / in the iPad in the top corner of the pop-up window. In that Menu tap the Gift button.
This done, you will see a email message with details on your gift. Type in the email address of the recipient, add a message conveying your feelings. In the Send Gift heading you can schedule the date of gift to be sent. Choose immediately if you did rather not wait till 12/25 or 1/1 or schedule it for Christmas/New Year as you wish. Once you have input the date, tap the Next button in the top corner of the screen to pick from seven themes for your virtual gift, then tap Next again to conclude the deal.
Unlike Apple, Google Play and Windows Phone Store does not let you gift a App or a Game. But there is a work around which suits even better. You can gift your loved ones a Gift Card from both the Google Play or Windows Phone Store and let your loved one decide what they want to buy.
Google Play doesnt have a online payment site but you can easily get one from online stores like Target, Amazon or offgamers. Google Play gift cards are available in denominations of $10.00 (Rs.620.00), $25 (Rs. 1550.00) and $50.00 (Rs.3100.00)
Once you have bought the gift card you can send it to your loved one and it can be redeemed online in Google Play
Windows Phone Store is easier to buy online, you have to just visit here and add a $25 (Rs.1550.00) to the online shopping cart here.
Hope you have found something worthwhile that you can gift your loved ones with.