You and your friend must both have Steam accounts and you’ll need to be friends on Steam. You can purchase Steam digital gift cards for any user that you have had on your friends list for at least 3 days. Please note that you cannot use existing wallet funds to purchase a digital gift card.
Their digital gift card will be delivered into their Steam Wallet to use right away once your friend accepts their gift. That means your friend can purchase games, or micro-transactions. If your friend’s account is not limited, they can even purchase items from the Steam Community Market.
Of course! Everyone loves getting personalized gifts. If you know which game your friend already wants then you can buy that game as a gift from the Steam store. However, if you aren’t quite sure what your friend might want for, say their birthday or holiday, then a Steam gift card can be a great gift. Digital gift cards can also help you contribute to a friend’s game purchase or to help them buy a micro-transaction item.
The digital gift card you purchased will automatically be converted into your friend’s currency.
If your friend declines your digital gift card then your purchase will be refunded. If possible, your purchase will be refunded to your original payment method. If your payment method does not support this, then the purchase will be refunded into your own Steam Wallet.
In the rare event that a market restriction will be applied to your account upon accepting a digital gift card we’ll display a clear warning before accepting to avoid any surprises. If avoiding the restriction is important to you, you may wait until after the day mentioned in the warning before accepting the gift. If no such message is displayed, then no restriction will apply when accepting.