Gifting

We offer a variety of services that make the Apple Online Store the ideal place for you to purchase items to give as gifts for family and friends. Find out everything you need to know about giving a gift through the Apple Online Store.

Gift Messaging

For most items in our store, you can include a free gift message on the packing slip. No pricing information will be included with the shipment.

When you select to put an item in your cart, just select the checkbox that says “This is a gift” or “Add a free gift message.” On the Cart page, click the "Add Free Gift Message" link, enter your message, and click the "Save Message" link.

At this time, the Apple Online Store does not support shipping items in a single order to multiple shipping addresses. To send gifts to different addresses, please place a new order through the Apple Online Store — one order per shipping address.

Please note that Apple Print Products are ineligible for gift messaging.

Gift Wrapping

When you order a new iPod, iPad, iPhone, MacBook, MacBook Pro, or select Apple-branded software and accessories, you can add a special touch to your gift: the Apple Gift Package (subject to availability). The Apple Gift Package is a signature gift box with a red ribbon and a greeting card with your personal message.

Computer gift packaging is only available for standard configuration models of MacBook and MacBook Pro.

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To add gift packaging:

  • When you add an iPod, iPad, iPhone, or portable Mac to your cart, just select the checkbox that says "This is a gift," and you will automatically be given the option to add gift packaging.
  • When you add a gift-eligible software or accessory to your cart, you can add the Apple Gift Package on the Cart page.

Gift Cards

There are two types of gift cards that you can purchase from the Apple Online Store: Apple Store Gift Cards and iTunes Gift Cards.

Apple Store Gift Cards

Apple Store Gift Cards take the guesswork out of giving a gift. Your friends and family can choose exactly what they want from our huge collection of Mac, iPad, iPod, and accessory items at any Apple Store - online, by phone, or at an Apple Store.

How to Purchase Apple Store Gift Cards

Apple Store Gift Cards can be purchased from the Apple Online Store in any amount between $25-$2,000 or over the phone at 1-800-MY-APPLE for any dollar amount.

Each card can include an optional gift message. Find out more in the Gift Messaging section of online Help.

How to Use Apple Store Gift Cards

Apple Store Gift Cards can be redeemed in any Apple Store, on the Apple Online Store, or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE. Apple Store Gift Cards can be used only in the Canada.

In an Apple Store, simply present the card to the cashier at time of payment. If you are using your Apple Store Gift Card at the Apple Online Store or over the phone at 1-800-MY-APPLE, you'll need to provide the gift card number and PIN. Remember to keep the card in your possession until your item(s) have been delivered.

You can use up to eight Apple Store Gift Cards for one transaction at the Apple Online Store and the Apple Retail Store. You can also combine your Apple Store Gift Card(s) with one credit/debit card to pay for your purchase.

Apple Store Gift Cards can be redeemed for most items on the Apple Online Store, including iPhone, iPhone accessories, and all things Mac, iPad, and iPod.

NOTE: Apple Store Gift Cards cannot be used to purchase another Apple Store Gift Card, an iTunes Gift Card, an iTunes Gift Certificate, Apple Print Products, or for purchases at the iTunes Store.

Checking Your Apple Store Gift Card Balance

You can check your Apple Store Gift Card balance by visiting Your Account or by calling 1-800-676-2775.

Lost or Stolen Cards

To report a lost or stolen Apple Store Gift Card, please contact Apple at any Apple Store location or by telephone at 1-800-676-2775. Replacement cards will be issued after Apple confirms that the lost or stolen card has not been redeemed and order details have been verified. Apple is not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards.

iTunes Gift Cards and Certificates

iTunes Gift Cards and Certificates can be redeemed for songs, albums, audiobooks, videos, and games on the iTunes Store. They cannot be used to buy Apple products. To purchase items outside of the iTunes Store, visit the Apple Store Gift Cards section of online Help.

iTunes Gift Cards vs. Gift Certificates

iTunes Gift Cards are sent by mail, tucked into an attractive folder with an optional personal message. Find out more from the Gift Messaging section of online Help. They are available from the Apple Online Store in $15, $25, and $50 denominations.

iTunes Gift Certificates are sent by email within minutes of your order. They are available exclusively through the iTunes Store. For more information about iTunes Gift Certificates, visit apple.com/itunes/gifts.

How to Purchase iTunes Gift Cards

To purchase an iTunes Gift Card at the Apple Online Store, you will need a U.S. issued major credit card with a U.S. billing address, or you can use Bill Me Later. To find out more about these payment methods, visit the Payment & Pricing section of online Help.

How to Use iTunes Gift Cards and Certificates

To use an iTunes Gift Card or Certificate you must first download the latest version of iTunes.

Gift Cards and Certificates are valid for use only in the country in which they were purchased. Only residents of the U.S may redeem gift certificates purchased in the U.S.

To redeem iTunes Gift Cards or Certificates, go to the iTunes Store and in the "Quick Links" section in the right column, select "Redeem." Or go to the iTunes Store "Redeem Code" area directly by visiting apple.com/itunes/gifts.

In the resulting screen, enter your iTunes Gift Card or Certificate code in the field. If you are redeeming an iTunes Gift Card you need to use the 16-digit code on the back of your card (to be scratched off). If you are redeeming an iTunes Gift Certificate you need to use the certificate number listed on your email certificate. Enter the numbers exactly as they appear.

Once you redeem your iTunes Gift Card or Certificate, the full amount appears as a credit next to your Apple ID in the upper-right part of the window. Any time you buy an item, the purchase price (+ tax) will be deducted from the balance.

If you have additional questions, need help with your iTunes Gift Card or Certificate, or want to contact iTunes Customer Support please visit the iTunes Gift Card and Gift Certificate FAQ.

iTunes Gift Cards can be purchased from the Apple Store Canada and iTunes Store Canada, and can be spent only on the iTunes Store Canada.

iTunes Gift Cards are not transferable between U.S. and Canada. For example, a U.S. customer cannot send an iTunes Card to a Canadian customer, and vice versa.

Corporate Gifting
and Rewards

An iPod makes the perfect gift for business, employee recognition, sales incentives, client appreciation, and special events. Special volume pricing will make your accountant happy too.

Order any combination from the popular iPod family and customize your iPods with your company logo or text engraving. You can also give music with prepaid iTunes Gift Cards. Visit the Apple Corporate Gifting and Rewards homepage for more information.

How to order

  1. Contact us: Call 1-877-275-IPOD, submit your contact information, or send us an email.

  2. Choose your incentive: Order as many as you want in any combination.

    • iPod classic, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle
    • iTunes Gift Cards
    • iPod accessories
    • MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac
  3. Add iPod engraving: Make the reward truly memorable. Have any iPod engraved with your message for free or put your logo on iPod classic, iPod touch, or iPod nano for a one-time setup fee.

  4. Pre-load special content: Find out how to put training talks, product overviews, CEO speeches, promotional videos, or other custom content on the iPod models you order.

Note: Terms and Conditions apply. Logo engraving is not available for iPod shuffle.