There is no doubt that books make the greatest gifts, yet for many people, finding the time to read is a challenge. However, audiobooks offer the perfect solution for your busy friends and family members.
When driving the kids to school, exercising at the gym, doing household chores, or commuting, they can listen to incredible novels. It is also quite easy for them to complete reading a book by simply listening to it, without having to take extra time out of their schedules to read from a textbook.
Audible Gift Ideas: How to Give?
Audible is the way to go if you have a friend or family member who would appreciate an audio book as a gift. There is no title you cannot find in their huge library of digital audiobooks. Their digital audiobook library is the largest in the world.
When it comes to giving the gift of reading through Audible, however, it can be quite confusing for those who have never done it before.
You’ll find everything you need to know about gifting Audible to your friends and family, whether you’re considering a one-time title or a fully paid subscription.
I’ll also explain how to redeem any Audible audiobooks or subscriptions you’ve received as a gift.
Gifts with Audible Audiobooks: How Do I Buy Them?
When you purchase audiobooks through Audible as gifts, you can use your debit or credit card or, if you are an existing Audible subscriber, you can use your Audible credits.
Here are the steps you need to follow.
Sign in to your Audible account at audible.com. You can also sign in through your Amazon account if you’re not an Audible member.
Check out the catalog
After signing in, browse the Audible catalog to locate your favorite title. You can give the audiobook as a gift by clicking on the thumbnail to open the audiobook’s product details page.
Click on the ‘more options’ tab first to access some audiobooks.
Select the method of sending the gift
The next step will take you to the gift details, where you will be given the option of sending the audiobook via an automatically generated email or printing out a gift voucher and presenting it personally.
You will need to fill in the details
Under the gifting options, complete the form, including the recipient’s name (and email address if required) and your own name.
You can select the date you would like the audiobook emailed (e.g., today, next week, or on their birthday.)
Click ‘continue’ once you have filled out all the details.
Get your gift ready
You’ll now be taken to the page where you can finalize your gift. Verify the information and make sure all details are correct. Click ‘confirm purchase’ after selecting ‘buy for $XX.XX’, choosing your payment method, and entering your shipping information.
Verify your order confirmation
Your order summary will appear on the Thank You page once your purchase has been confirmed. Also, you’ll receive a confirmation email.
You’ll find easy-to-follow instructions here if you’ve chosen to print your gift.
What is the process for purchasing an Audible subscription as a gift?
If you subscribe to Audible, you can choose from thousands of audiobooks over the course of several months or even a whole year.
You can choose whatever level of subscription you want, and your friend or family member will receive one free premium title every month. Furthermore, they will have access to an unlimited library of free audiobooks, audible originals, and podcasts through the Audible Plus catalog.
The steps below will guide you through the process of giving the gift of an Audible subscription.
Take advantage of the Gift Center
Please make sure your Amazon or Audible account is signed in before you visit the Audible Gift Center.
Choose a Subscription
There are four subscription length options available at the Gift Center; one month, three months, six months, or twelve months.
Click the corresponding ‘pick a gift’ tab to select the one you’d like.
Please fill in the following details
On the next page, you’ll be asked to choose whether to send the Audible subscription via automated email or print it off and give it to the recipient in person.
Please fill out the details below, including your name, the recipient’s name (and email address, if necessary), and the date you’d like them to receive their gift if it is sent via email.
If you choose a personalized gift message, you will also have the option of choosing your delivery method.
Now you can choose a card to accompany the Audible subscription on the ‘customize your gift’ page.
Use the drop-down box to browse more card options by theme if you don’t see anything you like right away.
Give your gift a final touch
Your purchase details can be reviewed on the ‘finalize your gift’ page once you’ve selected a card.
Click the ‘buy now’ button when all the information is correct. Click ‘confirm purchase’ after selecting the payment method.
Review Your Order Confirmation
You’ll be taken to a Thank You page once your Audible subscription purchase has been confirmed. If you choose to deliver the voucher in person, you’ll also receive an email confirmation with detailed instructions.
That’s all there is to it! Your loved one will now receive a free title every month for each month they subscribe, along with all the other benefits of Audible Plus.
Audible members won’t need to cancel their memberships before the end of their final month since their accounts will be paused automatically.