How do I buy and send a digital gift card through PayPal?

With PayPal Digital Gifts, you can buy gift cards and send them to friends and family from a wide selection of top brands, including App Store & iTunes, Now TV, Spotify and many more.

Follow the steps below:

  • Visit the UK PayPal Digital Gifts store where you can see the range of gift cards we sell
  • Select the gift card you’d like to buy and the value loaded onto it
  • If you’re buying the gift card for someone else, you’ll be asked to enter the recipient’s email address, your name and a short message to be sent along with your gift
  • You can then log into PayPal to complete the payment for your purchase.

How do digital gift cards from the PayPal Digital Gifts store work?
The gift card comes in the form of a code. We’ll email it to you (if you’re buying it for yourself) or your recipient (if you’re gifting it). Our email will also include instructions for redeeming it.

When will I receive my digital gift card?
We’ll process your order and email you or your recipient (if you’re sending it as a gift) a link to your gift card. It will usually be sent within a few hours but it can take longer.

If you or your recipient haven’t received your gift card after 24 hours, first check your email spam folder.  If you still can’t find the gift card from us, please contact our support team.

Do I need a PayPal account to buy a gift card?
Yes. Paying with PayPal helps you buy and send gift cards securely.

Does my recipient need to have a PayPal account?
No. We only need your recipient’s email address to send your gift to them.

Can I buy multiple gift cards in one transaction?
No - we currently only support buying a single gift card at a time, although you can make multiple purchases. Note that limits may apply to the amount and number of gift cards you can buy.

Can I buy gift cards from a PayPal Digital Gifts store for another country?
Generally no. Gift cards purchased on the UK PayPal Digital Gifts store are only redeemable within the United Kingdom.

See also… Can I get support for digital gift card purchases from PayPal Digital Gifts?