How to Give Gifts and Gift Cards on Facebook - dummies

How to Give Gifts and Gift Cards on Facebook

By Jamie Crager, Scott Ayres, Melanie Nelson, Daniel Herndon, Jesse Stay

Facebook has made it easy to send your connections a gift or a gift card appropriate for many occasions. Sometimes a gift can mean more than a private message or a status update wishing someone “Happy Birthday.”


You can use Facebook Gifts to send friends and family members something to let them know you are thinking of them. Share in a celebration or just make someone’s day brighter. Simply select and pay for the gift, add your personal note, and your gift is ready to go.

To order a gift, follow these steps:

  1. Go to a friend’s timeline.

  2. Click the gear icon in the lower-right corner of the cover photo, and then click the Give Gift link.


  3. On the Facebook Gifts page, select a category at the top of the page.


  4. Select your gift by clicking its Choose This Gift button.

  5. Choose your e-card and add a note.

  6. Click Save Card & Review Order.

  7. Review your order details, and then click Buy Gift.

    You can add payment options, see shipping details, share on the timeline of the person to whom you are sending the gift, and select when you want to notify the person that he or she is receiving a gift from you.

Your friend won’t see the price of the gift, but it can be swapped for another similarly priced gift before it ships.

Gift cards

Facebook gift cards are an easy way to buy items in your favorite games and apps on Facebook. Use a gift card yourself or give one to a friend. You can purchase a gift card by clicking the Facebook Gift Cards link on the App Center page. You’ll find the link near the bottom of the left sidebar.

After you click the link, you will be taken to a page where you can redeem the gift card, find a store that sells Facebook gift cards locally, or buy online at