What is a Steam Gift?

When you purchase a game on Steam, we offer the option lớn “gift” the cống phẩm lớn anyone on your Steam friends menu. The recipient will receive the gift as an attractive e-mail thẻ with a personal message from you & instructions to lớn redeem the game.

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A Steam gift purchase is a one-time transfer—after the recipient has redeemed and installed the gift, it is now a part of his or her Steam games collection. Also note that you may only gift new purchases—you may not transfer games you already own. That’d be like wrapping up & presenting the toaster you’ve sầu used every morning for the past year.

How can I purchase Steam Gifts for a different Steam user?

To give sầu a gift lớn a friover or family member, locate the game you would like to lớn gift on the Steam Storefront & then clichồng the "Add to lớn cart" button. Upon checking out, select the"Purchase as a gift" option to lớn purchase the items in your cart for a friend.

Selecting your gift recipient

When you select the "Purchase as a gift", you"ll be presented with a các mục of your Steam friends, from there you can select who you"d lượt thích khổng lồ receive your gift. If you"d lượt thích khổng lồ send it to someone who"s not listed, you"ll have to lớn add them khổng lồ your Steam friends các mục. This helps ensure your gift is going to lớn make it to the right person.

How can I deliver the gift at a later date?

After you"ve sầu chosen a friend to receive sầu the gift, you can click the "Schedule delivery..." button lớn schedule the gift khổng lồ be sent automatically on a future date. When that time comes, we"ll automatically sover the gift to lớn your friend and also send you an gmail letting you know your gift has been delivered.

Including a Special Message with your gift

You may take a few moments lớn add a special message to lớn the gift recipient. When they receive your gift, your special message will be displayed for them in Steam and they will also receive sầu your gift message via e-mail.


What happens after I purchase a gift?

Your friover will receive an e-mail message, including your personalized gift message, notifying them that they have sầu received a gift. Your friend will also receive a gift notification in the Steam client.

How will I know whether my frikết thúc has received their gift?

You can check the status of all your gifts on your Steam Inventory page. You can also access this from the Steam client - Within Steam, click on "Games" in the main menu, then select "Manage gifts và guest passes...".

When your gift is sent to lớn your frikết thúc, they"ll have sầu the option lớn accept or decline the gift. Once they vày, we"ll skết thúc you an tin nhắn letting you know. If your frikết thúc takes no action on the gift, we"ll automatically cancel the gift và issue you a refund after 30 days.

How bởi vì activate a Steam gift that I received?

If you vị not already have Steam, download & install Steam here. Once you have sầu Steam installed, you will be prompted to lớn create an trương mục or login khổng lồ an existing Steam tài khoản. If you bởi not have an account, please create one.

1. You will receive an e-mail containing a link that will open Steam to redeem your gift or in the Steam client you will receive sầu a notification at the top right corner that says you have a new gift as seen below:


2. Clicking on "1 new gift" will take you khổng lồ the following screen where you must cliông chồng either Accept Gift or Decline Gift. Once you click Accept Gift, the game will be added directly to lớn your Library.


If you clichồng on Decline Gift, we"ll issue a refund lớn the original sender. You can optionally include a note when you choose to lớn decline the gift; whether you bởi vì or not, we"ll gmail the sender khổng lồ let them know the gift was declined.

3. When you add the game khổng lồ your Library it will be listed in your Library > Games menu in Steam, highlighting the game và clicking the "Install" will download the game to your computer.

If the game is already in your Library you will receive a notification that it is & you will not be able to lớn add it.

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If the game is not in your Library you will receive a pop-up notification confirming your actions, & if you have sầu any duplicate games in a package you will be notified that you will not receive extra copies as seen below:


If you attempt to add a game lớn your Library that requires additional games that you don"t own you will receive sầu an error message as well:


Gifting Questions

Do gifts expire if they are not redeemed in a certain amount of time?

After a gift has been delivered khổng lồ a friover, they have thirty days khổng lồ accept the gift. Once the gift has been accepted, the game is permanently subscribed khổng lồ the Steam account that it was redeemed on.

How can I tell someone else how khổng lồ give sầu me a gift on Steam?

To give a gift on Steam, your frikết thúc may simply create a Steam account online & then purchase a gift from the Steam store as a gift. See the How can I purchase Steam Gifts for a different Steam user? section above for detailed instructions.

Do not allow someone else lớn use your Steam trương mục to make a gift purchase as it can compromise your tài khoản security.

What will my friends see if I skết thúc them a Steam gift?

When you send a gift khổng lồ your friend, they will receive an email & a notification at the top of their Steam client that they have received a new gift.

Can I sover gifts to lớn Steam users in other regions?

Territory restrictions are noted on the Steam Store page.

Steam cannot make changes lớn territory or language restrictions.

Can I gift game packs?

Yes, you can gift game packs the same way you would gift an individual game. Four packs of games cannot be gifted.

How can I tell if my friover already owns the game(s) I would lượt thích khổng lồ gift?

If your friends are members of your Steam Friends menu, you can learn whether they already own the game you"d lượt thích lớn give sầu. Your Steam Friends who already own this game will automatically be filtered out of the potential list of recipients. You can also visit your friend"s Steam Community profile và clichồng the liên kết to lớn "View all games" khổng lồ view your Friend"s list of owned games on Steam before purchasing them a gift.

Can I give multiple gifts at the same time?

You can give sầu as many gifts as you"d lượt thích at one time, but only khổng lồ one friover per transaction.

Can I gift games I no longer play lớn my friends?

You cannot gift games that were previously purchased on your Steam trương mục lớn friends.

Why was my gift revoked?

Please see this guide.

May I sell gift subscriptions?

Steam Gift Purchases cannot be sold. Attempting to sell a gift subscription is a violation of the Steam Subscriber Agreement và may result in your tài khoản being permanently disabled.

How bởi I mô tả the Four Paông xã for with three friends?

To vày this, simply purchase the Four Pachồng on Steam, and then refer lớn this guide khổng lồ cốt truyện your Extra Copies using the Steam client.

How vị I view my gift history?

You can view your gift history by going to your Steam Inventory > Cliông xã on Pending Gifts > View Gift History:


Can I refund my gift?

A refund may be issued for any gift that was purchased within fourteen days and has been played less than two hours by the gift recipient. More information on how khổng lồ refund gifts can be found here.

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