Where can you get Steam Gift Cards

How to Send Steam Digital Gift Cards to Friends

There are many options when you want to give a gift to the player in your life. If you both use Steam, a digital gift card is an option.

Essentially, it's convenient to put money in the Steam Wallet. Unfortunately, the operation is a bit cumbersome. This article will walk you through the process if this is your first time trying it. It also offers some alternatives to Steam gift cards.

What are Steam Digital Gift Cards?

Steam provides access to cloud-based online games as well as a marketplace for downloading digital games.

Some games on Steam are free to download and play. You can purchase other games and downloadable content with funds from a user's Steam Wallet. You can link the Steam Wallet to bank accounts, credit cards and services such as PayPal. Money can also be entered into a Steam Wallet via gift cards.

Related: Playing the best free games on Steam

Steam supports physical gift cards. There's even a handy online tool that you can use to find brick and mortar retailers near you that sell Steam gift cards. If it seems a little strange going to a physical store to buy a physical gift card to buy a digital game, then you can buy a digital gift card to send to your friends on Steam.

How to buy Steam digital gift cards

There are two ways to purchase Steam Digital Gift Cards: through the Steam app or by accessing your Steam account in a web browser. Navigating to the actual purchase is slightly different depending on how you go about it. Once you get there the process is the same.

Purchasing a Steam Digital Gift Card through your Steam account accessed through a web browser is much more user-friendly. We recommend this approach.

However, if you really want to go through the app, we've got your back. Continue in this section with the heading, “Buying Steam Gift Cards in the App”.

Buy Steam Gift Cards in a web browser

Navigate to Steam using your preferred browser and log into your account. Select there in the column on the left side of the window Gift cards out.

This takes you to a new page where you can redeem physical gift cards that others will send you, find places to buy physical gift cards, or buy digital gift cards for your friends on Steam.

To buy a digital gift card, click you in the center of the screen under Digital gift cards on the button Send through Steam .

From now on, buying a Steam digital gift card in the browser and in the app will be an identical experience. If you use this method, skip to the “Buying the Gift Card” subheading in this section.

Buy Steam Gift Cards in the app

With the Steam app open on your device, click your username on the toolbar in the upper right corner of the window and select the option from the drop-down menu that appears View my wallet out.

This will take you to a page that will show the balance in your Steam account and give you the option to add funds from your linked accounts. Click on the right side of the Window under your Steam Wallet balance Redeem a Steam Gift Card or Wallet Code .

At the top of this page is a field where you can enter a code on a physical Steam Gift Card that someone else gave you. Scroll down a little further to find a section that teaches you more about wallet codes and options for buying gift cards. Choose the button Buy digital gift cards under the text on the left side of the window.

From here, all the pages and menus look the same whether you're using the app or the browser.

Purchase the Steam Gift Card

This page allows you to choose the amount of your gift: $ 5, $ 10, $ 25, $ 50, or $ 100. You can only purchase gift cards in these denominations or multiples thereof. You cannot adjust the amount to be sent.

This will open a new menu where you can select the friend who will receive the digital gift card. For security reasons, you must have been friends for three days before you can send the digital gift card.

Related: The Steam Account Security Guide for Newbies

In a crisis for the time? Fear not, we're about to look at some digital gift card alternatives.

When your friend is selected, you can customize your gift with a note, signature and unsubscribe. Then enter the payment information as you would for any online purchase.

Just a heads up: you cannot use money in your Steam Wallet to purchase a digital gift card.

Alternatives to Steam Gift Cards

Digital gift cards on Steam are a good idea. But not only do you have to be some kind of pain, you also have to have been friends for three days and you cannot already use money in your Steam Wallet.

As mentioned above, you can purchase a physical Steam Gift Card. Are you in a hurry and your friend lives far away? Read the number on the back of the gift card yourself and send it to them via text or email so they can enter online.

Or if you know what games they are getting into or what game they want, just buy them a game instead. Giving away a game on Steam is faster and easier than giving away a gift card. You don't have to wait three days, you can use money in your Steam Wallet and you will receive the reward points that you get for buying games on Steam.

How to give away games on Steam

Navigate to any game in the Steam Store and select you As with any other purchase, "In the shopping cart " . Select in your shopping cart " Buy as a gift " .

From here you can choose a friend and personalize a note like you would with a digital gift card.

Give games as a gift through Steam

Whether you are giving a physical gift card, a digital gift card, or a digital game, Steam gives you many ways to give gifts to the player in your life.

One of the most convenient and versatile options is a Steam Gift Card. Do yourself a favor and buy one through your account in a browser. The process is a lot simpler and easier to navigate.