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. 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 it works

  • Select your gift membership: 1, 3, 6, or 12 months/credits.
  • Enter the recipient’s info and a personalized message. (If these credits are for yourself, skip this step.)
  • 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.”

How does the person receive the audiobook gift or membership?

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

  1. You can directly and immediately email the gift and include your own personal note.
  2. 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, select the printable certificate and download the PDF. You can email it the recipient at any time and view it in your account. 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.

What if the recipient already has the audiobook?

They will be able to return the audiobook for the amount purchased, which will be credited back to their account to use on another audiobook purchase.

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. Sorry!

Does my store get credit when I purchase a gift?

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

Does the recipient need to have a account?

No, you can gift 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 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.

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.