Gifting on Origin Across the globe!

It’s been a highly requested feature on Origin – the ability to gift games to friends through Origin.
This was never possible without a work around, until today!

When you are in the Origin store, you can now select the option: purchase as a gift


There are however a few restrictions on gifting games

  • Users are younger than the age restriction of a game
  • A game is not giftable
  • The user has blocked users because they don’t want to receive gifts through Origin
  • It is DLC and your friend does not own the base game
  • Your friend lives in a different country

Once you click “purchase as a gift” you get this (see image below) pop up window where you can select the friend you want to gift it to.
Now, that last restriction on gifting is is a restriction we don’t like, since we from Platinum Simmers alone are already in different countries, this would mean we could not gift each other and as you can see, the friend at the top is not selectable for gifting, since she lives in the UK and I live in The Netherlands.

But fear not, we have found a work around for this!

And it’s actually 1 easy step. The friend you want to gift the game to needs to go to their “Customer Portal
There they need to change their “Country of residence” to what ever country the gifter is in. It is important that the receiver changes this setting, because the other way around does not work.


Once they do that, you can select them to gift the game to!



Enjoy the gift giving season!!

Author: Lebanna

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  1. You are a genius. Thank you

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  2. Hi, I’m very new to Origin and gifting in general and was wondering it it matters at all if the Receiver is on a different platform?
    I’m playing on PC while he is on XBox.

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    • Hi Calla! So sorry for the late reply, but yes that does matter. Origin is PC only. Xbox has it’s own system. You could try to buy a digital code through online stores like Amazon or something similar.

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    • It didn’t work for me either ):

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