Electronic Arts have announced that with a new update to its digital store and distribution platform, Origin gifting and wishlists are now a thing. You can now gift games to other Origin users as well as creating a wishlist so people know what games you might like to be sent.
To gift a game, simply click the arrow next to the BUY button on www.origin.com or in the Origin client and select “Purchase as a gift.” If you want to add it to your wishlist, it is in the same place, just click “Add to wishlist”.
There are some limitations to what you can and can’t send to other players, though, for example, you cannot send or receive the following:
- Pre-order games and DLC
- Third-party products
- Virtual currency
- Game bundles that contain virtual currency
- Free games or DLC
It does appear that gifting is possible for both PC and Mac users of Origin. Also, if you are an Origin Access subscriber, your 10% discount also applies to gifts.