by Erica Sadun
As today is my birthday, I thought I'd share a couple of ways to give the gift of iTunes. If you know a person's e-mail address, you can send them an iTunes gift without having to visit a bricks & mortar store. I'm not sure whether an iTunes gift is up there with a fancy dinner, wine and flowers or, say, a new red Ferrari but it may help you out of a last-minute fix for that iPod-enabled special someone.
Gifting a Playlist To buy any playlist, select its name in the playlist column and then click the arrow to the right of its name. (Assuming you've set the "Show links to the Music Store" option in iTunes preferences.) A dialog opens asking whether you want to give the playlist as a gift or publish it as an iMix. Click Give Playist. iTunes will prompt you to fill out the Gift Recipient information and handle the payment terms.
Buying a Gift certificate iTunes Gift Wizard walks you through the steps to purchase and send an iTunes gift certificate, which you can send by e-mail or US mail or print to a hardcopy. Gift amounts range from $10 to $200.
There's another way--and it's a lot of fun.
|Nice find. Thanks!|
|There is a problem with gifting a particular item. There are several items available now that are subscriptions: pay one price, get all available now, receive all future releases of that "season." The problem is that you can not gift this. It will instead charge you the total of the individual items that are currently available. In the case where I tried this they were trying to charge me more for the combined total of what was currently available than they would have for the season, which would have given me all current and some future items.|
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|Thank you for mentioning the "Show links to the Music Store" bit... I couldn't figure out what was wrong, why I couldn't gift a playlist , and your note above really helped me out. Thanks!|
|I hope gifting iTunes is easy, just like when I buy absinthe online. It's worth a try.|
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