Well, the holiday season is upon us and people everywhere are getting into the gift-giving spirit. But what about those technology-lovers in your life (or you yourself, given that you’re reading a blog…), who listen to music on their phones, iPods, iPads, and tiny stereo systems implanted into their brains? Fear not – we’re pleased to provide a guide to gifting albums on iTunes, so you can give them the latest and greatest in classical music without making them deal with shrink-wrap and shiny discs…
Open iTunes and find the release you want to give to someone (don’t have iTunes? click here!)
Next to the “Buy Album” button, click on the little down arrow and then, from the drop-down menu, select “Gift This Album” See photo below
Fill in the boxes with your name (or whoever you’d like the gift to come from), the recipient’s name and email, and a personal message to them. At the top, select if you’d like the recipient to get the gift as an email (redeemed by following a link and downloading the music) or as a printed voucher you can give them and they can redeem themselves on the iTunes store. Hit ‘Continue’
Verify the info is correct and hit “Buy Gift.” The recipient will either receive the album via email or you’ll have a page you can print and give to them that they can redeem.
Let out a hearty ‘Ho, Ho, Ho!” and get back to eating chocolate chip cookies and milk by the chimney…