Gifting Apps for the Holidays

With millions of apps in the mobile marketplace, chances are likely that a specific interest can be matched to a specific app. Gifting apps for the holidays is a way to deliver thoughtful and contemporary content to friends and colleagues. Do you have a favorite app that enhances your daily life? How about gifting it for your best friend? Ideal for simple and tailored seasonal giving, apps can be sent directly to the recipient. Let’s review how it’s done.

All you need to get started is an app store account, the email address of the recipient, and a link to your favorite app. I am an iPhone user so this tutorial will cover gifting from Apple’s iTunes Store directly from the phone, but all mobile platforms should support app gifting.

Find your app of choice from the App Store app, and press the share icon (circled in red)


Select the gift option (also circled in red)


Type in the recipient’s email address

Send Gift

Pick a theme for your gift!

Confirm your purchase


There you go! App gifting can be fun and easy. For kids app recommendations, check out my blog post featuring a list of holiday themed educational apps. For tweens and teens, you may want to read about Apple Music memberships or ways to set up an iTunes allowance. Whatever your preference, app gifting is a great way to check off your to-do list in a friendly and helpful way.

@LorraineAkemann | Cofounder and Editor | Moms With Apps


2 Replies to “Gifting Apps for the Holidays”

  1. This is a great option for a holiday gifts which is both useful and entertaining especially for kids and teens. There are lots of educational apps these days which help hone the mind while keeping things light and fun

  2. Thanks for weighing in Sadaf. I agree lots of options abound. They key is to sort through the App Store to find the quality picks. Both Know What’s Inside and App Friday are great resources for this.

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