How do I send money as a gift?

You can send secure gift payment to friends and family through your PayPal account. It's perfect for graduation, holidays, birthdays or any special occasion.

To send money as a gift:

  1. Go to Send & Request.
  2. Enter the receiver's name, email or phone number and click Next.
  3. Enter the amount you want to send.
  4. If the reason shows as 'Paying for an item or service', click Change and select 'Sending to a friend'.
  5. Click the gift box icon to choose a card theme and enter a personal note.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Continue to confirm your transaction.
This gift payment will be reflected in your transaction history.