Prepaid Gift Subscriptions: Your Guide to Gifting

On the hunt for the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Not sure which books are on their TBR (to be read) list? It’s hard to know which books they already own, which they’re dying to read, and of course, what format they want to read them in.

That’s why we think gift shopping is made a whole lot easier when you can give that special someone access to over 350,000 audiobooks by gifting them an gift subscription. Talk about a book lover’s dream.

below before grabbing a gift that will really speak to them.

How to purchase a prepaid gift subscription (step-by-step)

1. Navigate to

2. From the four options (1, 3, 6, or 12-months), click on the option you’d like to purchase.

3. Next, you will have the option of selecting a special design to be included with the gift subscription. The birthday and thank you options will always be available, and the third option is swapped seasonal.

4. You will then scroll down the screen where you can decide how you’d like to deliver the gift to your recipient. If you select Email you can either send it right away by choosing Now or you can send it on a specific date by selecting Choose a delivery date.

If you’d like to give this gift in person, then you can select Print.

You will then enter the recipient’s information into the To field and your own information in the From field.

5. Next, scroll down and enter your personalized message that you’d like included with your gift. This is optional and if you do not input a message, a pre-populated message will be included.

6. Your final personalization is to include a recommended audiobook. This will simply be a recommendation for how they should spend their monthly credit and the audiobook will not be gifted to them. To select a recommended audiobook click the Select an audiobook button. A pop-up will appear where you can search for the audiobook you’d like to recommend.

7. Once all your personalization and information has been filled out, you will then click Continue to checkout.

8. If you are already an member, you can click Log in Now at the top of the screen. If you are not a member, you will need to create a FREE account by filling out the Account Information. You will then enter your billing information below that. Note: you will only be charged for the prepaid subscription and will not be signed up for a paid account.

9. Once your Account Information and Billing Information have been completed you can review this page to ensure that your order details are correct. If everything looks good, you will then click, Confirm Purchase.

10. You will receive an email confirming your purchase. And once your recipient has redeemed the gift you’ve sent them, you will receive another email to confirm that they have redeemed it.

And that’s it! All that’s left is for your gift recipient (or yourself if you decided to treat yourself) to enjoy access to 350,000+ audiobooks, extra listening with our VIP Rewards, and tons of other member benefits every month!

Already an member and purchased a prepaid subscription for yourself?

To apply your prepaid subscription that you’ve purchased to your account, simply log in and navigate to and in the top section where it asks, Have a gift code? you will enter the gift code you received after purchasing your prepaid subscription, and then click, Submit.

Ready to get gifting? Click here to shop our gift center.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an gift subscription include?

When you give the gift of listening with an subscription, the recipient will get one audiobook credit per month to select any audiobook from our library of over 425,000 titles. They will also get access to these member-exclusive benefits:

  • Extra free listening every month with our VIP Rewards program
  • Unlimited access to over 10,000 free audiobooks
  • Exclusive Member Deals, family sharing, and so much more!

How do I get the gift to its recipient?

We’ve made it easy to get your gift to that special someone. You’ll get to choose between an email and a printable gift option at the time of purchase.

If you’re celebrating together, select “print” while purchasing and you’ll be given a custom page with the recipient’s name and the exciting details of the gift to print out and give to them in person.

If you’re celebrating apart, select “email” during the purchase process and we’ll send all of the exciting details directly to the recipient on the date of your choosing.

Do gift memberships expire?

As with any member account, credits added to a gift subscription will expire if not redeemed within 90 days. Once redeemed, members get to keep their audiobooks forever! All bonus titles, including those downloaded from our VIP Rewards program, will be removed from the account at time of cancel (or when the gift runs out).

Can I prepay for my own membership?

Definitely! Prepaying for your membership is a great gift to yourself. Plus, you’ll get a discount when you purchase a 3, 6, or 12-month membership in advance.

Can I give a specific audiobook as a gift?

Though we don’t offer the option to gift a specific audiobook, we suggest giving a gift membership as a great alternative. You can recommend a book that you think the recipient will love, while ultimately giving them the choice of what they want to listen to.

If you’re looking for the perfect audiobook to suggest to a loved one, check out these curated book lists:

Can I add a gift to an existing account?

Yes! Adding a gift membership to an existing account will automatically delay the next payment date to be after the gift ends. To add a gift membership to your account, simply:

  1. Visit and ensure you’re logged in
  2. Navigate to our gift center by scrolling all the way to the bottom left of the page and clicking “gift center”
  3. Enter your gift code and select “submit”

Once accepted, the website should navigate automatically to your My Account page and reflect your adjusted billing date.

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• If you’re looking for something extra, we’ve got author and narrator interviews to give you a gleam inside their worlds.

• For the curious-minded, audiobooks can teach you a thing or two, from nature therapy to personal finance. It can even keep the little ones busy so you can steal some time back for yourself.

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