To gift a game on Xbox Series X/S, you’ll need to access the Microsoft Store. If you own an Xbox Series X/S yourself, you can open the store by clicking on the shopping bag symbol that also features a Windows logo.
Here’s how you can gift games on Xbox Series X/S.
Once you’re inside the store, you’ll need to find the game that you’re looking to gift by using the search function. Type in the name of the game, and enter its store page. Instead of clicking the Purchase option, you’ll need to look for a present icon, which is a rectangle with a bow. After clicking on the gifting icon, you’ll be able to select a recipient from your friends list or enter the recipient’s email address.
Regardless of your giftee’s online status, they will get a notification informing them that they’ve received a gift from you. They’ll be able to download the game after accepting the gift.
Make sure to pick the right friend or email address so that you don’t have to deal with customer support later on. Right after choosing the recipient, you’ll be asked to complete your purchase. Enter your payment details, and your gift will be instantly delivered to your friend.
If the gift is a multiplayer game, the giftee will need to have an active Xbox Gold membership to unlock the multiplayer features of the title.