Audiobook Gift FAQ

Everything you need to know about gifting audiobooks and audiobook memberships through

What is giftable through

You can gift any audiobook from our catalog of more than 150,000 audiobooks or purchase audiobook gift memberships, which can be purchased for yourself or for others. With audiobook gift memberships, you pick the membership (1, 3, 6, or 12 months/credits), and your gift recipient picks their own audiobooks.

Both individual audiobook gifts and gift memberships support your bookstore, and you can give your gifts via printable gift certificate or email.

How do gift memberships work?

  1. Select your gift membership: 1, 3, 6, or 12 months/credits.
  2. Enter the recipient’s info and a personalized message. (If these credits are for yourself or you don’t want the gift to deliver immediately, skip this step and leave the field blank.)
  3. Email or print your audiobook gift.

How do I gift an individual audiobook?

Find the audiobook that you would like to give as a gift and select “Gift audiobook.” Find more details here.

How does the gift recipient receive their audiobook gift or membership?

Two options are available to gift the audiobook(s) or membership:

  • You can directly and immediately email the gift and include your own personal note.
  • You can print a digital gift certificate and deliver it to the gift recipient.

Can I buy a gift now but give it later?

Yes! if you want to give the gift at a later date, simply skip entering the recipient email at checkout. Select the printable certificate and download the PDF. You can view it in your account anytime, and give or email it to the recipient when you’re ready. It’s not possible for to email the gift at a later date. We send the gift as soon as you enter the recipient’s email address.

Do members get gifting benefits?

Yes. members get 30% off all audiobooks, including individual gifts (not gift memberships). Membership credits can also be used to give audiobook gifts. Learn more about membership.

Can I gift a dollar amount?

Not at this time.

Do my gift purchases support the bookstore associated with my account?

Yes. Your bookstore will benefit from each gift you purchase. Thanks for supporting your local bookstore!

Do I need to be physically located at an independent bookstore to make a gift membership purchase?

No! The beauty of a gift membership with is that you can make your purchase from anywhere and still support your local, independent bookstore!

How do I make sure my audiobook gift purchase supports the recipient’s bookstore of choice?

Audiobook gifts will default to supporting the partner bookstore associated with the purchaser’s account. Not sure what the bookstore associated with your account is? Find out here.

To change the gift membership’s affiliation, simply choose the bookstore here, follow the prompt on the subsequent page, make the gift purchase, and then follow the same steps to switch your account back to supporting the local bookstore of your choice.

Does the recipient need to have a account?

No, you can give audiobook gifts to anyone. If the recipient of the gift doesn’t have an account, they will receive instructions via email to create their free account. The recipient does not have to become a member or enter any payment details in order to listen to their audiobook gift.

Does the gift-giver need to have a account?

Yes. You will need to create a free account in order to give a gift. You do not have to be a member in order to give audiobook gifts.

Can a gift recipient purchase more audiobooks than are allotted via their gift membership?

The recipient will receive gift membership credits up front (6-month membership = 6 audiobook credits). They will also receive 30% off any additional à la carte purchases for the duration of their membership. They will need to create a free account in order to redeem their audiobook gift, but they are not required to start a membership. If they wish to make additional audiobook purchases, they can purchase audiobooks à la carte or begin a membership. Find more details here.

Does the recipient get to keep their gift forever?

Yes! Gifts never expire, and membership discount benefits included with gift memberships begin as soon as the gift is redeemed (rather than when it’s purchased). downloads are DRM-free, so they can listen to their audiobook anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

How can I share which audiobooks I’d like as gifts?

Create a Wish List and share it with your friends and family via email or on social media. Get the sharing link on your Wish List page.