How do I buy something as a gift?
Gifting allows you to purchase an item, or items, available at GOG.COM for your friend. To use the gifting option, first proceed like you would with any other purchase, and go to checkout. Make sure to check the "gift this order" option, on the right side of the checkout page. This order just became a gift order and, after you input the recipient's e-mail address and pay for the order, a gift e-mail will be sent to the gift recipient.
There are some restrictions for purchasing gifts on new accounts, depending on the payment method used.
I received a gift. How do I redeem it?
A gift code can be purchased by selecting the "Select to gift this order" option, during checkout. You can either send it directly to the recipient, in a GOG-made e-mail, or send it to yourself, and then forward or PM it to someone. The gift recipient will be able to choose which items from the gift they want to add to their account. By default, if the gift recipient already owns some of the items within the gift, these will remain in that gift, and can later on be redeemed by someone else.
To redeem a gift code, go here.
How do I know if the gift certificate has been redeemed by the recipient?
After the purchase you should check out this page. It allows you to monitor the status of purchased gifts and see if they were claimed. You can change filters in the "ORDER HISTORY" dropdown to make this easier. As soon as the recipient redeems the gift you've purchased, it will be marked as “addet to account” and the recipient's GOG.COM username will be visible next to it.