Xbox Preview members on the Xbox 360 can now avail of a new feature that allows you to send digital Xbox gift cards to other members. Similar to Steam, users can send friends a monetary gift on their birthdays, or as a thank you for being “totes awesome”. It is likely the feature will come to Xbox One in the future, I imagine.
Simply view the profile of the person you want to send a gift to, select the ‘Send gift’ option and choose one of the values available, consisting of 10, 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 in your region’s currency. Your friend will receive the gift as a token via Xbox Messages which can then be redeemed. The feature is currently only available in the US, Canada, France, Germany, and the UK, but it’s a good start, and as I said above, would be good to have on the current gen console and encourage friends to send gifts in future.
[Source: Major Nelson]