Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, New Year, housewarming, Thanksgiving…Phew! And the list goes on.

Gifting has always been a crucial aspect of relationships and bonding.

Among many different types of gifts that can be given, such as flowers, clothes, etc, one gift that a particular section of people love is books.

And that section is ‘readers’. It’s the easiest to pick a gift for a reader, ‘Books!’

Books have been one of the most cherished gift items for ages, but as time changed, so did the type of books.

In today’s times, one such trendy book format is ‘audiobook. ‘

If you also have such a gifting occasion coming up, in this blog, let us explore how to gift an audible book to someone.

Audible Audio Books: The New Cool

The New Cool

We moved from hardcover to softbound copies. Then, to soft copy versions, i.e., PDFs, and gradually, as the technology advances into human life, there’s a surge of audiobooks among readers.

One of the primary reasons that audiobooks and platforms, such as Audible, are gaining so much momentum is that they kill the hassle of carrying loads of books while allowing one to listen to books on the go, hence being safer.

Gifting an audiobook means your friend can access the book for free because you have already paid for it.

What is Audible?

Firstly, it is a US-based audiobook service provider for those who don’t know what audible is. It not only produces but also distributes audiobooks.

It is a subscription-based book service.

Pros of Audible Books or Subscriptions

  • Can be bought and gifted with just a few simple clicks.
  • No worrying about in-store availability.
  • Subscription lasts longer.
  • Audiobooks allow one to finish their yearly book reading goals on the go.
  • Audiobooks aid in sleep, like bedtime reading, which we all love.
  • They help build listening and speaking fluency
  • Boost focus and multitasking abilities.
  • Saves a lot of money and time.

How to Gift an Audible Book

  • Step 1: Sign in to your audible account. Yes! First, you must have an active audible account to give an audible book. You can access your audible account on mobile phones, MacBook/PC, or tablets.
  • Step 2: Look for the preferred title you wish to send as a gift in the search bar. It’s always the best idea to gift a book according to the reader’s choice of genre.
  • Step 3: Once on the selected book’s landing page, you will see three options: buy, add to wishlist, and gift. Click on the give a gift option.
  • Step 4: It will take you to another page. You will find a page with a form. Now, fill in the details mentioned in the form. Audible allows you to print and gift the book or email it to your friend.
  • Step 5: Put in the recipient’s email address and the date you wish them to receive their book mail. You can put in a personalized note as well.
  • Step 6: Confirm the details of your audible book to be gifted and click on buy. Your purchase confirmation and all details will come to your email address.
  • Step 7: The recipient can access it on their audible dashboard for free.

How to Gift an Audible Subscription

If your friend (or whoever you wish to gift the book to) requires more than one book, it is best to gift them an audible subscription.

To gift someone an Audible membership, go to the membership gifting page and choose from the mentioned plans.

It will be something like monthly, three months, six months, or a yearly membership. Choose the one that suits your budget and fill out the form.

You can choose to send the recipient a mail of the membership gift or print out the subscription code and gift them personally. Easy peasy, right?


Guess what! Audible allows you to share audiobooks free of cost as well.

Suppose you are running short on money to give your friend a book; in that case, you can gift a book you already own by simply sharing it with them. Isn’t it cool?

So before worrying about that typical question, ‘What to gift?’ or embarking on that hectic shopping spree to find the right present, consider these thoughtful gifts for siblings to get some awesome ideas.

Audible audiobooks are a great way to give a meaningful gift to your loved one, the one that will stick in their memories forever.

Jonathan Green, M.Ed.

Jonathan Green is an esteemed Education Specialist with an impressive track record. He holds a Master's degree in Education alongside bearing expertise in Child Psychology. He began his career as a special education teacher, gaining insights into diverse learning needs. His previous experience includes leading teacher training programs and authoring several papers on early childhood education. His extensive experience is reflected in his insightful articles and webinars. Outside of his professional life, Jonathan is an enthusiastic gardener and a volunteer at local community education centers.

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