“I have $2000 in my Steam Wallet, is there any way that I can gift the money to a friend so that t can purchase games?”
To buy a game on Steam, you will need money in your Steam Wallet. Although Steam is an online-only service, it allows you to purchase gift cards. These cards need to be redeemed, which will add the equivalent money to your Steam account.
Here, I shall discuss how to gift someone money on Steam, and how to use Steam gift card do gift Steam games.
How To Gift Money On Steam
If you are looking to gift Steam money to a fellow gamer on your friend list, Steam does not Support gifting money. That’s right, you cannot gift money on Steam from your existing wallet funds. Instead, you will have to make use of Steam gift cards, the process for which I shall enlist later in this article.
Restrictions On Purchasing Gift Cards
Earlier, it was pretty easy to buy digital gift cards, as you could gift these cards to basically anybody on Steam with an email address. However, now there are certain restrictions in place, and you cannot send these gift cards to gamers, not on your list.
To send somebody a gift card, you will need to be friends on Steam as well. Also, you will need to be friends for at least three days before you can buy them a gift card.
Do note that your existing wallet funds cannot be used to purchase a Steam digital gift card.
How To Gift Someone Money On Steam?
If you wish to help your friend, you can buy him/her a Steam gift card. There are some offline stores that sell physical Steam gift cards, but now you can purchase digital gift cards as well. Upon redeeming these cards, the equivalent monetary value will be added to the recipient’s Steam Wallet, which can be then used to purchase games.
To know more about the restrictions on purchasing digital gift cards, visit this Steam help page.
Here is a step by step guide that you can use to gift money on Steam:
Step 1: Log Into Steam
The first thing you need to do is to log in to Steam with your login credentials. This is the primary account that will be used to purchase digital cards and send them to your friends.
Step 2: Select Amount
Next, select the gift card amount that you wish to send do your friend on Steam. The gift card values but you can purchase digitally are in the denominations $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100. Select the gift card that you wish to send by clicking on the amount. Note that you cannot send multiple gift cards in a single transaction.
After you select a gift card, you will be asked for your login credentials again, which is used to verify your identity.
Step 3: Choose Your Friend
In the next step, you will have to select the friend to whom you wish to send the Steam gift card. Click on the username or email off your friend from the list of friends displayed.
Step 4: Make Payment
Once you have selected the gift card and the friend to whom you wish to send it, confirm and make the payment. Steam support many different types of payments, like credit and debit cards, paypal, etc. Enter your credentials and make the payment to directly send them a gift card.
Once you complete the payment, you will receive a confirmation email in your registered email address, have and the steam digital card will be sent immediately to your chosen contact.
If you cannot find your friends on Steam, then read this article.
How To Use Steam Gift Card?
If you received a Steam gift card from your friend, you would have to redeem the gift card code to add the money to your Steam Wallet. Follow these steps to use the gift card to redeem money in your wallet:
- Go to the official redeem page on the Steam website.
- In the textbox on this page, enter the cold that you received from your gift card.
- Click on the continue button to redeem the gift card. The equivalent value of funds will be added to your Steam Wallet.
The next time you go to buy a game, use the Steam Wallet option as your preferred payment method. You will be able to use this money to pay for the game.
How To Gift A Steam Game As A Gift?
If you do not like the concept of sending money on Steam, you can also directly gift the game to your friend after purchasing it. For this, you will be using the purchase as a gift option. Follow these steps for the same:
- Confirm beforehand that your friend has an active Steam account and email address.
- On the Steam store, navigate to the game that you wish to gift to your friend.
- Add the game to your cart using the appropriate button.
- On the checkout page in your cart, click on the following button:
Purchase as a gift
- This will open the page where you will have to select the recipient. Again, note that you can only gift a game to your friend.
- Enter the recipient’s name and type a gift message in the box provided boxes. Click on the continue button after typing your message.
- Make the payment and complete your purchase.
After your friend accepts the gift and adds it to their library, you will receive a confirmation message hand notification for the same.
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So, there you have it. Now you know how to gift money on steam by using the gift card using the methods provided above. Comment below if you found this useful, and to discuss further the same.