Many of us will find that there are so many great books out there and simply not enough time to read them all.
Especially with the rush of modern life, not all of us have the time to regularly sit down and get into a good book, let alone finish lots of them.
Thankfully, audiobooks make the job a lot easier! While we may not have the time to stop and get a book out, we can all listen to audiobooks through our headphones as we move about, enjoying them on trains, parks, stores, and more.
Audible is an Amazon company which took this to the next step, offering an online service where you can buy and stream a huge library of audiobooks.
How many? Well, they have over 200,000 different audiobooks on offer, as well as podcasts and other spoken word recordings.
An Audible audiobook can be a perfect gift, allowing you to share a story that you loved with someone you care about, or simply giving them an audiobook that they’ve wanted to listen to for a long time.
But how do you gift an Audible book?
We’ve got the answers for you! In our handy guide below, we’re going to take you through the steps you’ll need to take in order to gift someone an Audible audiobook.
They’re pretty straightforward, but it’s not always so easy if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Give our article a read and you’ll be gifting in no time!
How To Gift An Audible Book
Giving somebody the gift of an Audible book is a great present, because it gives them something that they can enjoy with any effort.
Having a book read to you can be a very relaxing way to enjoy a story, and the recipient of your gift is going to be very grateful.
In order to gift them an Audible book, simply follow each of these steps.
Step One: Signing In To Your Account
First off, you will need to sign in to your account. Since Audible is an Amazon company, you use your Amazon account details to log in, which makes things a lot easier and more streamlined.
If you don’t have an Amazon account, simply click the “Create your Amazon account” option on the sign in page and follow the steps there.
Step Two: Finding A Book To Gift
Now that you’re signed in to Audible, you’ll need to find a book to gift.
This is arguably the hardest part, because there are so many to choose from!
If you’ve already got something in mind for the gift recipient, then search for that book and see if an Audible audiobook of it exists. If it does, then you’re all set.
If you don’t have a specific book in mind, simply browse through the extensive Audible catalog.
Step Three: Selecting The Gift Option
When you find a book that you’d be happy to gift, simply click on its picture thumbnail.
This will take you to the details page of the book, where you’ll find various information.
You’ll notice a button here that says “Give as a gift”.
If you can’t see the button on the detailed page, click on the “More options” tab, and you should be able to find it there.
Click on “Give as a gift”!
Step Four: Choosing Your Gift Style
Now you need to choose how your gift would like to be sent.
The first option allows you to send the Audible book to your recipient through an automatically generated email.
This is really simple, but perhaps not quite as involving as the second option.
What’s the second option, you ask? The other choice allows you to print the Audible gift details out and give it to the recipient as a physical voucher of sorts.
Some will see this as a more personal way of delivering the gift, and you’ll get to see the look on the person’s face as you do it! However, the choice is up to you.
Step Five: Entering The Details
After that, you will need to fill in a form with all the relevant details.
These include the name of the person receiving the gift, as well as their email address if you’re sending the book via email.
On top of that, you’ll also need to include your own name, so that the person knows who sent it!
Better yet, you’ll get a chance to fill out an optional message for the person.
This is particularly helpful when the gift is being sent via email, because it allows you to attach a personal message to the person that makes the gift a bit more special.
If you’re sending the gift via an email, rather than in person, you can even choose when to have the email sent.
So, if you want the gift to arrive on a special date (like the recipient’s birthday), then you can make sure that the gift gets to them on that day – and not a moment earlier or later!
Once you’ve filled out everything, click “Continue”.
Step Six: Buying Your Audible Book Gift
Finally, you need to buy the Audible book. This can be done in two ways.
If you’re already a subscriber to Audible and you have credits left, you can use them to buy your Audible book gift.
On the other hand, you can also buy the gift with money. Click on the “Buy for $” option, pick your method of payment, fill out your payment details, and confirm the purchase.
Once the purchase has gone through, you’ll be taken to a new page thanking you for it. This acts as confirmation of your order, though you’ll also get an email confirming it.
If you’re printing the gift, you’ll get an email with instructions to follow on what to do.
Giving the gift of an Audible book is a great present for anyone. Follow our simple guide to gift one away yourself!