Next you'll be taken to a screen where you can fill in the name and email address of the person you're giving the gift to, as well as a personal message. A few important notes about this step:
- You're charged for every email address you include in the email address line. So, if you're giving a $9.99 album to three people (three email addresses in that line), you'll be charged $29.97. Sorry, no way to pay once and give three gifts!
- Gifts can only be redeemed at the iTunes Store they're given from. So, if you're in the U.S., the only people who can redeem the gifts you send are those with access to the U.S. iTunes Store. Friends in the U.K., for instance, won't be able to download what you send them. If you want to give them gifts through iTunes, you'd need access to the U.K. iTunes Store.
- Each recipient will need an iTunes account to redeem the gift. They don't necessarily need an account before you send the gift, but they'll need to set one up before they're able to download the gift.
- You can choose to send the gift right away or on a specific date. To send right now, find the Send Gift section on the right and click Now. To send on a later date, click Other Date and select the date you want the gift to be sent. You can buy up to 90 days ahead of time.
When you're ready, click Next.
Next, you'll get to select the design, or theme, used for the email sent to the recipient letting them know about the gift. Click on each theme to get a preview of it. When you have the one you want, click Next.