Gifting

We offer a variety of services that make apple.com the
ideal place for you to purchase items to give as gifts for family and friends.


Gift Messaging

For selected items delivered to a physical shipping address, you can include a free gift message on the packing slip. No pricing information will be included with the shipment. Free gift message is not available for pickup orders.

For eligible pickup orders, you may be able to add Apple Gift Wrap at an additional cost. This will enable you to leave a message for the recipient. See the Gift Wrap section below for more details.

When you select to put an item in your bag, just select the tickbox that says "This is a gift" or "Add a free gift message." In the Bag, click the Add Free Gift Message link, enter your message, then click the Save Message link.

If you're sending a gift directly to a friend or family member, you may want Apple to email them carrier and tracking information as their items are shipped. For more details, visit the Delivery & Pickup section of Help.

Apple Gift Package

When you order selected products, you can add a special touch to your gift. Apple Gift Package is a signature gift box with a red ribbon and a greeting card with your personal message.

To add a gift package:

  • When you add an eligible product to your bag, just select the tickbox that says "This is a gift", and you will be given the option to add gift wrap.
  • Please note: if you are planning to pick up your product in an Apple Store, selecting a gift package will add extra time to your order.

Engrave Your iPod or iPad

Want to make your new iPod or iPad your own? You can engrave any model of new iPad, iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod touch. Personalised laser engraving is only available on apple.com. Engraving is not offered on refurbished products.

After you select your iPod or iPad from apple.com, you will be offered the option to enter up to one line of text for iPod shuffle and iPod nano, and up to two lines of text for iPod touch and iPad. As you type, you’ll see an image on the left side of the page that represents what your text will look like. The text will be engraved near the top, on the back of the product, just like it appears in the image.

Please make sure that everything is spelled correctly before you place your order. If you do make a mistake you may be able to make changes to the engraved text or cancel your item if online Order Status indicates that your iPod has "Not yet shipped." You may also wish to review our Sales and Refunds Policy. See the Viewing & Changing Orders section of online Help for details or go directly to online Order Status. See the Online Self Service section for further details.

Corporate Gifts

For business gifts, employee recognition, sales incentives, client appreciation and special events, an iPod makes the perfect gift. Order any combination of the popular iPod family. Customise your iPods with your company logo or text engraving and add music with prepaid iTunes Music Cards.

Learn more about Apple Corporate Gifting and Rewards Program

For more information or to place an order, call 0800 107 0146.

Apple Store Gift Cards

There are two types of gift cards that you can purchase from apple.com: Apple Store Gift Cards and iTunes Gift Cards.

Apple Store Gift Cards take the guesswork out of giving a gift. Your friends and family can choose exactly what they want from our huge collection of Mac, iPad, iPod and accessory items at apple.com or at their local Apple Retail Store.

How to Purchase Apple Store Gift Cards

Apple Store Gift Cards can be purchased from apple.com for any amount between £25-£2,000. Alternatively, Apple Store Gift Cards can be purchased over the phone on 0800 048 0408.

Each card can include an optional gift message. Find out more in the Gift Messaging section of online Help.

How to Use Apple Store Gift Cards

Apple Store Gift Cards can be redeemed in any Apple Retail Store, on apple.com, or by calling 0800 048 0408. Apple Store Gift Cards can only be redeemed in the country of purchase.

In an Apple Retail Store, simply present the card to the cashier at time of payment. If you are using your Apple Store Gift Card at apple.com or over the phone, you'll need to provide the gift card number and PIN. Remember to keep the card in your possession until your item(s) have been delivered.

You can use up to eight Apple Store Gift Cards for one transaction at apple.com and the Apple Retail Store. You can also combine your Apple Store Gift Card(s) with one credit/debit card to pay for your purchase.

Apple Store Gift Cards can be redeemed for most items on apple.com, including iPhone, iPhone accessories, and all things Mac, iPad and iPod.

NOTE: Apple Store Gift Cards cannot be used to purchase another Apple Store Gift Card, an iTunes Gift Card, an iTunes Gift Certificate, Apple Print Products, or for purchases at the iTunes Store.

Checking Your Apple Store Gift Card Balance

You can check your Apple Store Gift Card balance by visiting Your Account or by calling 0800 048 0408 (a low rate number is available if needed: 0845 600 1683).

Lost or Stolen Cards

To report a lost or stolen Apple Store Gift Card, please contact Apple at any Apple Store location or by telephone on 0800 048 0408 (a low rate number is available if needed: 0845 600 1683). Replacement cards will be issued after Apple confirms that the lost or stolen card has not been redeemed and order details have been verified. Apple is not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards.

iTunes Gift Cards

A perfect gift, €15/£15 or €25/£25 cards are redeemable for songs, albums, audiobooks and videos from the world’s #1 online music store. As soon as your recipient redeems the gift on the iTunes Store, it arrives safely in his or her iTunes library, ready to play or sync to iPod or Apple TV.

Give an iTunes Gift Card

Send gifts throughout Europe

Now you can send iPod and Mac gifts to friends throughout Europe. First, visit the Apple Online Store of the destination country, then place your order with a credit card. If you don’t speak the language, just call an Apple Store specialist at 0800 058 2222.

Shop for friends and family in 15 European countries - no matter where you live. Learn more