Amazon Now Offers eBook Gifting

With Christmas fast approaching, Amazon has finally extended its Kindle store with a simple and overdue feature: eBook gifting.

From today Amazon customers are able to gift eBooks to anyone with an email address. To use, you need the recipient’s email address to gift the eBook, and naturally they’ll need either a Kindle, or Kindle application on their device of choice to read the eBook.

“We are thrilled to make it easier than ever for our customers to give their favorite Kindle book to a friend or family member as a gift,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “We’re making this functionality available in time for the holidays to offer an easy, stress free holiday shopping option for anyone — not just Kindle owners.”

The only flaw we can see so far: there’s no way to gift an eBook at a later date (the gift is sent immediately), so if you’re wanting to give the gift of eBooks this Christmas, you’ll have to wait to do it on Christmas Day.