eGift Cards

Send gift cards online

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Whether a loved one is celebrating a birthday or a promotion, online gift cards are a great way to show someone you’re thinking about them or want to celebrate their special moment.

New to the world of digital gift cards? No problem. It’s never been easier to send gift cards online with Kroger. Find out how you can give a loved one a present in minutes, so you never miss another special moment. Plus, you can load as little as $5 on many gift cards so they fit into your budget.

Send gift cards online

From restaurants to your favorite clothing and homeware stores, there are a huge number of brands that allow you to send e-gift cards. Unsure how to send a digital gift card? No worries, you’ll find all of the information you need below. 

How to send a gift card online

To get started, all you need is a smartphone or computer, plus the email address of your recipient.

How to send a digital gift card

  1. Find your e-gift card
    From the main menu, click on e-gift cards. Here you’ll find a full list of our digital e-gift cards. You’ll also see our featured cards that you can send online or you can search for your own brand with the A-Z.
  2. Choose your amount
    Once on your chosen brand, enter the amount you want to load onto your gift card. For most e-gift cards, this is between $5 and $250. You’ll also find a brief description of the company, so you can be sure you’re purchasing the right digital gift card.
  3. Add your recipient’s name
    You need to enter your recipient’s name and email address. It’s best to use the person’s legal name rather than a chosen or nickname. You might want to double check this before ordering, as well as their email address.
  4. Enter their email address
    You’ll need to input a relevant email address. People often create new accounts so you may want to check with the recipient which address is best. It’s also easy to make spelling mistakes when entering this information. Find out how we store and protect this information.
  5. Add your message
    Enter a message to tell your recipient who the gift card is from and why you’re sending it. With most e-gift cards, you’ll get up to 250 characters for your message and up to 22 characters for your own name.
  6. Choose your delivery
    You can choose ‘now’ to have your digital gift card sent as soon as possible or pick a future date. This is great if you have just been paid but don’t want to forget a friend’s birthday later in the month.
  7. Add to cart
    When all this information is entered, you should click ‘add to cart’. You can then review your order, the value on the card and your recipient’s email address.
  8. Check the information
    Once you’ve checked the information is correct, you can either clicked ‘proceed to checkout’ or ‘continue shopping’ to add more gift cards to your basket.
  9. Enter your billing details
    You can either create a Kroger account or checkout as a guest. When you’ve decided, enter your billing information and you’re all set. You can pay via Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover – whichever works for you!
  10. Complete your order
    That’s it. You’re done. Now all you need to do is decide whether to tell your recipient or let them get a surprise!

If you don’t hear from your recipient, you might want to check in to make sure they got your gift. The email may have been filtered into their Spam or Junk folders depending on their provider and settings so it’s best to check.


Can you use e-gift cards in stores?

Yes, e-gift cards usually work like a regular gift card and can be redeemed both instore and online. Simply take the code or show it to the cashier on your phone when paying.

What food places have e-gift cards?

A variety of restaurants and food services offer virtual gift cards, including UberEats, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Papa Johns, Panda Express, and Red Lobster.

How do e-gift cards work?

Email gift cards work the same way as regular ones, but the recipient will be sent an exclusive code via email rather than a physical card.

Can I send a gift card to someone's phone?

You can either send the gift card directly to their email address or send them a screenshot of the voucher via text message, if you prefer. As long as they have the code, they’ll be able to redeem it.

Stuck for choice? Here are some of our favorite online gift cards

  • Target
    The ultimate gift for those who love to shop 'til they drop, Target e-gift cards can be spent on anything from electronics to fashion at any of the 1,800 Target and SuperTarget stores nationwide.
  • UberEats
    Treat your friends to an UberEats gift card to help them satisfy their late-night cravings. They’ll have fresh food from their favorite restaurants delivered straight to their door.
  • Apple
    Know a gadget fan? You can’t go wrong with an Apple gift card. It’s easy to send gift cards online, so they’ll be able to invest in their favorite apps, music and games.
  • Ulta Beauty
    Hair and makeup lovers are guaranteed to appreciate an Ulta Beauty e-gift card. They’ll be able to stock up on all their favorite beauty products online or from any of the 1,100 stores across the US.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
    Whether someone’s moving into a new place or they just love updating their space, a Bed, Bath & Beyond gift voucher is a great choice for homeowners. They can pick up a variety of items to turn their house into a home, ranging from cookware and cutlery to bedding and bath towels.

Check out our list of best email gift cards for further inspiration.

Find the perfect eGift card to send to your friends and family in our range at Kroger.