Wondering how to buy an audiobook as a gift? Read on to learn at least six ways you can do so with only a few clicks.

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How to buy an audiobook as a gift

As an avid audiobook user, you’ve probably bought countless titles for yourself. However, audiobooks can be perfect gifts for friends or family members. If an audiobook sounds like something you’d like to gift, there are a few considerations to remember.

Here, we’re going over everything you should know about how to gift audiobooks. We also share tips on how to do so using reliable platforms.

Why give the gift of an audiobook?

An audiobook can be a fantastic gift. It can be a one-way ticket to a faraway place, impart an important educational moment, or liven up someone’s daily commute. Any podcast or book lover is the ideal candidate for receiving audiobooks as a gift.

Audiobooks are also great for people who struggle with reading text. People with dyslexia, ADHD, poor vision and other reading difficulties find it easier to digest audio content.

Someone with a particular hobby would appreciate an audiobook to teach them how to be better at what they already love doing.

Finally, audiobooks are great gifts for people who constantly complain they lack time to read. They could always try an audiobook on their way to work or while making dinner.

Ways to give audiobooks as gifts

Here are a few different ways to buy an audiobook as a gift.

Give an Audible Gift

You can purchase an Audible audiobook from the book’s details page using your credit card or Audible credit.

As you browse for audiobooks on the platform, tap on the “More options” button and select “Give as a gift.” The site lets you choose how to send the audiobook—via mail or as a printable gift card.

The procedure for gifting a book via Audible is simple and only takes a few minutes.

Note that you can’t use Audible credits from book returns, promotional credits, and gift membership credits to purchase audiobooks as gifts.

If the gift recipient already has the title you bought in their Audible library, the platform can exchange the gift for them.

Buy audiobooks from Amazon

Buying audiobooks for someone else is as simple as accessing your Amazon account.

All downloadable audiobooks on Amazon are available through Audible. If you don’t have an Audible account, you can still purchase an Amazon audiobook. You can even use Amazon gift cards to buy audiobooks.

Amazon also sells audiobook CDs. If the recipient has a CD player, you can purchase a CD version of their favorite book.

Note that many people don’t use CDs or don’t have devices that can read these disks anymore. That’s why purchasing a digital audiobook may be a better option.

Buy credit bundles on Libro.fm

Libro.fm has been supporting independent bookstores for years. Recently, they introduced a way to offer audiobooks as gifts as an additional way to show support.

For individual book purchases, you don’t need a subscription. Look up the audiobook you want, hit “Send as a gift,” and follow the on-screen instructions. As you make the purchase, pick your favorite bookstore so they can receive credits.

Libro.fm also offers credit bundles. The recipient can choose from hundreds of audiobooks on the platform and use the credits to buy them.

Gift a membership on audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com is one of the most popular websites for audiobook lovers. However, they don’t allow individual gift book purchases. If you’re interested in a long-term audiobook gift, you can get different month-to-month subscription plans:

  • One month

  • Three months

  • Six months

  • 12 months

The user can download one book per month regardless of the plan.

Send a gift through Apple Books

If the person you plan on surprising with an audiobook is an iPhone or iPad user, you can get them a single title via Apple Books or iTunes. With Apple Books, you have the option to plan your gift ahead and select a date on which you want the recipient to receive the title. If you use the iTunes Store, you can send the book from a Mac or PC.

Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Open the Books Store or iTunes Store and head to the “Audiobooks” section.

  2. Look up a book and hit “Buy Audiobook” next to it.

  3. Pick “Gift this Audiobook.”

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and hit “Confirm purchase.”

Apple will send you an email confirmation of your successful purchase.

Another option is to send an iTunes gift card so the recipient can pick the book they like from the store.

Gift your loved one a Speechify Audiobooks membership

The special people in your life deserve the most special gifts. With a Speechify Audiobook membership, you can grant them access to more than 60,000 audiobook titles. The Speechify database receives regular updates and has all the timeless classics.

Check out Speechify Audiobooks today

Offering the gift of reading is a thoughtful way to show your close ones how much they mean to you. With numerous audiobook gifting options, you can choose the perfect deal for your budget and the gift recipient’s preferences.

Go for a gift subscription for the hardcore readers in your life, or purchase an audiobook bestseller to make someone’s special day even more so.

Speechify Audiobooks is an excellent opportunity for your close ones to develop an audiobook reading habit. With access to free audiobooks for a whole year, they can use their Android or iOS devices as primary reading machines. Visit our website to learn more and get started today.


Can audiobooks be gifted?

Yes, you can buy audiobooks as a gift to your friends or family.

Can I gift an audiobook to someone with an iPhone?

Absolutely. Most audiobooks are available in an MP3 or WAV format, which iPhones can read. The person would need an app or a reader for that specific file format to enjoy the audiobook.

Can I gift an Audible book to a non-member?

Yes. A person you give a gift to doesn’t have to be an Audible subscriber. However, they will have to get the free Audible app to listen to the book. They don’t have to initiate an Audible membership to access that book.

Can I gift an audiobook to someone who doesn’t have an Audible account?

Yes, if that someone isn’t an Audible member, they can still receive a book from the Audible Gift Center. They don’t have to start an Audible subscription to access the book on their mobile devices either.

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