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Procrastinators, rejoice! Last minute US holiday deals available now at Microsoft Store | Windows Experience Blog

As we shift into the final days of the holiday shopping season, it’s not too late to find great deals on your favorite Surface devices, Xbox games and consoles, accessories and more. In fact, “Super Saturday,” the Saturday before Christmas which this year falls on Dec. 21, has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year. This year, 62% of U.S. shoppers plan to shop on Super Saturday, according to the NRF. The good news for all you last minute shoppers: it’s not too late to find great savings at Microsoft Store and microsoft.com.If you waited a little longer than planned to buy your holiday gifts, Microsoft Store makes it easier than ever to score a last minute deal with free 2-3-day shipping and options to buy online and pick up in store. When orders are placed during the store hours, most pickups are available within two hours. If you’d rather have your gift sent to your front door, to guarantee your order arrives in time for Christmas, make sure to order by Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. PT. Read on for the U.S. Super Saturday offers that will make your last minute shopping a breeze and the in-Store experiences available now.
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And if you’re cutting it a little too close, it’s never too late to score a digital gift. Skip the holiday lines and give select Xbox One games, PC games and apps right from the Microsoft Store. Or send a digital gift card to give your loved one the freedom to choose the gift they want, from devices to games, apps to movies and more. There are no fees or expiration dates, and the digital gift code is good for purchases at Microsoft Store online, on Windows and Xbox.
Whether you have a long list of gifts to buy, or are just missing one special treat for that tough-to-shop-for relative, Microsoft Store has you covered this Super Saturday and beyond. And in case you need to make a return, we’ve extended the return window so items purchased through Dec. 31, 2019 can be returned through Jan. 31, 2020. Be sure to check your local Store listing for special holiday hours, including Christmas Eve which may have reduced hours.
While you’re in the Store, make sure to check out our fun and free experiences—there’s something for the whole family. Play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Xbox in a custom Star Wars chair, take a selfie with the newest Minecraft Earth character, the Jolly Llama, or register for educational Winter Workshops and Camps including online safety, digital skills and coding. Plus, you’ll receive a free year of personal training for devices purchased at a physical Microsoft Store location.
Visit your local Microsoft Store or microsoft.com for more details on availability and pricing. Follow Microsoft Store on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
* Offers shown are available in the U.S. online and in Microsoft Stores while supplies last. U.S. prices are shown. Offers and content varies by market and may change at any time. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions may apply.

Procrastinators, rejoice! Last minute US holiday deals available now at Microsoft Store | Windows Experience Blog

As we shift into the final days of the holiday shopping season, it’s not too late to find great deals on your favorite Surface devices, Xbox games and consoles, accessories and more. In fact, “Super Saturday,” the Saturday before Christmas which this year falls on Dec. 21, has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year. This year, 62% of U.S. shoppers plan to shop on Super Saturday, according to the NRF. The good news for all you last minute shoppers: it’s not too late to find great savings at Microsoft Store and microsoft.com.

If you waited a little longer than planned to buy your holiday gifts, Microsoft Store makes it easier than ever to score a last minute deal with free 2-3-day shipping and options to buy online and pick up in store. When orders are placed during the store hours, most pickups are available within two hours. If you’d rather have your gift sent to your front door, to guarantee your order arrives in time for Christmas, make sure to order by Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. PT. Read on for the U.S. Super Saturday offers that will make your last minute shopping a breeze and the in-Store experiences available now.

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Surface Pro X

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Xbox One S console and controller

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Lenovo Flex 14

Connected Life

BOSE QuietComfort 35 II Headphones and Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker

And if you’re cutting it a little too close, it’s never too late to score a digital gift. Skip the holiday lines and give select Xbox One games, PC games and apps right from the Microsoft Store. Or send a digital gift card to give your loved one the freedom to choose the gift they want, from devices to games, apps to movies and more. There are no fees or expiration dates, and the digital gift code is good for purchases at Microsoft Store online, on Windows and Xbox.

Whether you have a long list of gifts to buy, or are just missing one special treat for that tough-to-shop-for relative, Microsoft Store has you covered this Super Saturday and beyond. And in case you need to make a return, we’ve extended the return window so items purchased through Dec. 31, 2019 can be returned through Jan. 31, 2020. Be sure to check your local Store listing for special holiday hours, including Christmas Eve which may have reduced hours.

While you’re in the Store, make sure to check out our fun and free experiences—there’s something for the whole family. Play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Xbox in a custom Star Wars chair, take a selfie with the newest Minecraft Earth character, the Jolly Llama, or register for educational Winter Workshops and Camps including online safety, digital skills and coding. Plus, you’ll receive a free year of personal training for devices purchased at a physical Microsoft Store location.

Visit your local Microsoft Store or microsoft.com for more details on availability and pricing. Follow Microsoft Store on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

* Offers shown are available in the U.S. online and in Microsoft Stores while supplies last. U.S. prices are shown. Offers and content varies by market and may change at any time. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions may apply.

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Start shopping the best Microsoft Store Cyber Monday deals now! | Windows Experience Blog

Starting today, save big on Surface, Xbox, PCs, games and more, all available at Microsoft Store and microsoft.com.
Microsoft is continuing the holiday fun and offering more savings with today’s Cyber Monday offerings*, including up to $400 savings on Samsung Note9 and S9, 10% ​savings on STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition and savings of $399 or more on select Gaming PCs. We’re so excited about these great deals, we’re kicking them off a day early so you can shop on Sunday in advance of Cyber Monday! Whether you are looking for the latest Surface devices or the hottest games for Xbox One, look no further.
Keep reading for the full list of Cyber Monday deals now available at your local Microsoft Store and online at microsoft.com in the U.S.
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 Accessories, Digital and Mobile
Start shopping today at your local Microsoft Store or online at microsoft.com, and don’t forget to take advantage of the best price of the season with our Give Wonder Guarantee. Throughout the holidays, we are promising the best prices of the season with our new Give Wonder Guarantee.*** If something you purchase at Microsoft Store is offered at a better price later in the season, you can receive savings back for the difference. Plus free 2-3-day shipping, free extended holiday returns through Jan. 31, 2020, and with buy online, pick up in stores options, it’s easier than ever to shop at Microsoft Store.
Ready, set, shop!
Visit your local Microsoft Store or online at microsoft.com for more details on availability and pricing in the U.S.
*Cyber Monday offers shown are available online and in Microsoft Stores while supplies last. U.S. prices are shown. Offers and content varies by market and may change at any time. Not valid on prior purchases. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions may apply.
**Excludes X1S All-Digital.
***Offer valid from 12 a.m. PT Nov. 1, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. PT Jan. 3, 2020 (“Offer Period”) on qualifying purchases of select physical goods made at Microsoft retail and online stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada during the Offer Period. Excludes certified refurbished devices, Surface for Business devices, and all digital services and products. Offer not valid on purchases made at third-party retailers. Other exclusions and limitations apply, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/here-to-help for full terms & conditions.
 

Microsoft Store Black Friday deals start today! | Windows Experience Blog

Black Friday deals from Microsoft Store kick off today in the U.S. Save big on Surface, Xbox, Windows 10 PCs and more this holiday! Whether you shop online from the comfort of home, line up before dawn with the holiday crowds, or like most people, mix it up and shop online and in stores – our Microsoft Store Black Friday deals* are here to solve all your shopping needs. The first Black Friday deals are available starting today in the U.S., and we’ll continue to introduce even more great holiday gift deals through Cyber Monday.
This holiday season Microsoft Store is offering shoppers our best guarantee ever. With our new Give Wonder Guarantee, you are promised our best price of the season no matter when you shop.** If something you purchased at Microsoft Store is offered at a better price later in the season, you can receive savings back for the difference. Plus, with free 2-3-day shipping, free extended holiday returns through Jan. 31, 2020, options to buy online and pick up in stores, we’re making it easier than ever to shop at Microsoft Store. And our Store associates are ready to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
No matter how you shop this holiday, Microsoft Store has great deals for every type of holiday shopper – read on for our top deals starting today! Visit microsoft.com or your local Microsoft Store to purchase.
 The “Early” Buyer
Eager to get a jump start on your shopping list even before Thanksgiving? Start crossing off your list today with great deals including:

The “Treat Yourself” Gift Giver
What better way to “treat yourself” than to get a gift that keeps on giving – sleek new technology. Starting Nov. 24, save hundreds on the best deals of the season and find a little something for yourself like the Surface Pro 7 or the Surface Laptop 3. Other offerings include:

The “Game On” Gift Giver
Whether you’re stocking up your game library or buying gifts for the gamer in your life, incredible deals on Xbox consoles, games and accessories also start on Nov. 24.

The “First One in Line” Shopper
Set your alarm clock, grab your coffee and get ready to shop the best deals of the holiday season. Starting Nov. 28, you can shop all our Black Friday deals, from Surface Pro 7 to HP Laptop 15, with offers including:

The “Bargain” Shopper
In addition to the great deals above, Microsoft Store offers a collection of gifts under $100, so you can stock those stockings or find gifts for less than $20. Here are bargain ideas for anyone on your list:
See our Microsoft Store Black Friday Deals page for full details on all the best deals this holiday. Start shopping today at your local Microsoft Store or online at microsoft.com, and rest easy knowing you’ll get the best price of the season with our Give Wonder Guarantee. Stop into your local Microsoft Store to join activities and festive celebrations all season long. Some local Microsoft Store locations are open on Thanksgiving Day. See full holiday operating days and hours.
Happy shopping!
Visit your local Microsoft Store or microsoft.com for more details on availability and pricing. Follow Microsoft Store on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
* Black Friday offers shown are available online and in Microsoft Stores while supplies last. U.S. prices are shown. Offers and content varies by market and may change at any time. Not valid on prior purchases. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions may apply.
**Offer valid from 12 a.m. PT Nov. 1, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. PT Jan. 3, 2020 (“Offer Period”) on qualifying purchases of select physical goods made at Microsoft retail and online stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada during the Offer Period. Excludes certified refurbished devices, Surface for Business devices, and all digital services and products. Offer not valid on purchases made at third-party retailers. Customer eligible for price adjustment only if 1) Customer purchases eligible item during the Offer Period, (2) the price of the item is reduced during the Offer Period, and 3) Customer requests a price adjustment while the item’s price is currently reduced and in-stock for purchase. For purchases made at a physical store and online, Customer can go to any physical store and present receipt to get a qualifying price adjustment.  For purchases made online, Customer must contact Microsoft Store Sales and Support at 1-877-696-7786 with order number and any other information requested by the Store Sales representative. Refunds will be provided to Customer in same manner as item was purchased (credit card use will be credited to original card). Maximum of one price adjustment per item will be granted during Offer Period. Bulk buys of more than two of the same device, per customer’s Microsoft Account, will not qualify for price adjustments. Price adjustments do not include taxes, or shipping or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limitations may apply.
*** Not valid for existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, other exclusions apply. Credit card required.  After promotional period, subscription continues to be charged at the then-current regular price (subject to change), unless cancelled. Plus applicable taxes.  Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit 1 offer per account. Game catalog varies over time and by country.

Microsoft Store Black Friday deals start today! | Windows Experience Blog

Black Friday deals from Microsoft Store kick off today in the U.S. Save big on Surface, Xbox, Windows 10 PCs and more this holiday!

 Whether you shop online from the comfort of home, line up before dawn with the holiday crowds, or like most people, mix it up and shop online and in stores – our Microsoft Store Black Friday deals* are here to solve all your shopping needs. The first Black Friday deals are available starting today in the U.S., and we’ll continue to introduce even more great holiday gift deals through Cyber Monday.

This holiday season Microsoft Store is offering shoppers our best guarantee ever. With our new Give Wonder Guarantee, you are promised our best price of the season no matter when you shop.** If something you purchased at Microsoft Store is offered at a better price later in the season, you can receive savings back for the difference. Plus, with free 2-3-day shipping, free extended holiday returns through Jan. 31, 2020, options to buy online and pick up in stores, we’re making it easier than ever to shop at Microsoft Store. And our Store associates are ready to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

No matter how you shop this holiday, Microsoft Store has great deals for every type of holiday shopper – read on for our top deals starting today! Visit microsoft.com or your local Microsoft Store to purchase.

 The “Early” Buyer

Eager to get a jump start on your shopping list even before Thanksgiving? Start crossing off your list today with great deals including:

Surface Pro 7

The “Treat Yourself” Gift Giver

What better way to “treat yourself” than to get a gift that keeps on giving – sleek new technology. Starting Nov. 24, save hundreds on the best deals of the season and find a little something for yourself like the Surface Pro 7 or the Surface Laptop 3. Other offerings include:

Surface Laptop 3

The “Game On” Gift Giver

Whether you’re stocking up your game library or buying gifts for the gamer in your life, incredible deals on Xbox consoles, games and accessories also start on Nov. 24.

Xbox consoles and games

The “First One in Line” Shopper

Set your alarm clock, grab your coffee and get ready to shop the best deals of the holiday season. Starting Nov. 28, you can shop all our Black Friday deals, from Surface Pro 7 to HP Laptop 15, with offers including:

HP Laptop 15

The “Bargain” Shopper

In addition to the great deals above, Microsoft Store offers a collection of gifts under $100, so you can stock those stockings or find gifts for less than $20. Here are bargain ideas for anyone on your list:

See our Microsoft Store Black Friday Deals page for full details on all the best deals this holiday. Start shopping today at your local Microsoft Store or online at microsoft.com, and rest easy knowing you’ll get the best price of the season with our Give Wonder Guarantee. Stop into your local Microsoft Store to join activities and festive celebrations all season long. Some local Microsoft Store locations are open on Thanksgiving Day. See full holiday operating days and hours.

Happy shopping!

Visit your local Microsoft Store or microsoft.com for more details on availability and pricing. Follow Microsoft Store on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

* Black Friday offers shown are available online and in Microsoft Stores while supplies last. U.S. prices are shown. Offers and content varies by market and may change at any time. Not valid on prior purchases. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions may apply.

**Offer valid from 12 a.m. PT Nov. 1, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. PT Jan. 3, 2020 (“Offer Period”) on qualifying purchases of select physical goods made at Microsoft retail and online stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada during the Offer Period. Excludes certified refurbished devices, Surface for Business devices, and all digital services and products. Offer not valid on purchases made at third-party retailers. Customer eligible for price adjustment only if 1) Customer purchases eligible item during the Offer Period, (2) the price of the item is reduced during the Offer Period, and 3) Customer requests a price adjustment while the item’s price is currently reduced and in-stock for purchase. For purchases made at a physical store and online, Customer can go to any physical store and present receipt to get a qualifying price adjustment.  For purchases made online, Customer must contact Microsoft Store Sales and Support at 1-877-696-7786 with order number and any other information requested by the Store Sales representative. Refunds will be provided to Customer in same manner as item was purchased (credit card use will be credited to original card). Maximum of one price adjustment per item will be granted during Offer Period. Bulk buys of more than two of the same device, per customer’s Microsoft Account, will not qualify for price adjustments. Price adjustments do not include taxes, or shipping or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limitations may apply.

*** Not valid for existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, other exclusions apply. Credit card required.  After promotional period, subscription continues to be charged at the then-current regular price (subject to change), unless cancelled. Plus applicable taxes.  Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit 1 offer per account. Game catalog varies over time and by country.

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Author: Microsoft News Center

Microsoft Store unveils over 20 top Black Friday offers | Windows Experience Blog

With many people eager to get a jumpstart on the holidays, we’re excited to provide a sneak peek of some of the best Microsoft Store Black Friday deals*. According to the National Retail Federation, four in 10 people have already started their holiday shopping this year and Microsoft Store is here to help. Whether you’re an early bird shopper, a deal planner, or a last-minute buyer, Microsoft Store will have great deals for you all season long with expert advice to help you find the perfect gift.This holiday season, we are offering our best guarantee ever, so no need to wait until Black Friday to start your shopping. With our new Give Wonder Guarantee, you are promised our best price of the season.** If something you purchase at Microsoft Store is offered at a better price later in the season, you can receive savings back for the difference. With free 2-3-day shipping, free extended holiday returns through Jan. 31, 2020, and buy online, pick up in stores options, we’re making it easier than ever to shop at Microsoft Store.
Most Microsoft Store Black Friday deals start on Thursday, Nov. 28 at midnight at microsoft.com and your local Microsoft Store, unless otherwise noted. See our Microsoft Store Black Friday Deals page for full details. Some local Microsoft Store locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day. See full holiday operating days and hours here.
Save hundreds on the hottest Surface deals of the season, including the new Surface Pro 7 and the new Surface Laptop 3
The widely acclaimed new Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 devices are in high demand. The Microsoft Store is the best place to buy and experience the full Surface lineup and our expert associates are here to help you find the best device. This holiday, you can enjoy some incredible deals on Surface, including;
Surface Pro 7, powered by the latest 10th Generation Intel Core processors, remains the most versatile 2:1 device you can buy with a 12.3” touchscreen with tablet-to-laptop versatility. Starting on Nov. 22, you can enjoy our most popular Surface, for $799 including Type Cover, for the i5/8GB/128GB option (original price $1,029). Or, get more storage and save up to $330 on Surface Pro 7 + Type Cover with i5/8GB/256GB (original price $1,329) as of Nov. 24. Additional Surface Pro 7 offers are available, including the i3/4GB/128GB option, starting at $599 on Nov. 28.

Surface Laptop 3 is slim and stylish. You can choose between 13.5” or new 15” touchscreen and save $300 across all new colors and finishes, starting at $999 starting on Nov. 22 for the 13.5” and Nov. 24 for the 15”.
Surface Go starting at $299, with savings up to $150. Our best deal ever on Surface Go, the smallest, lightest Surface with 10” touchscreen, perfect for students or those on the go. This great offer starts on Nov. 28.
Up to $500 off select Surface Book 2, our most powerful 13.5” or 15” touchscreen laptop. This deal starts on Nov. 28.
Microsoft Store will also offer the hotly anticipated Surface Pro X, beginning Nov. 7. The new Surface Earbuds, offering premium sound, fit and screen-free control, will be coming to Microsoft Stores later this year. A wide range of Surface accessories are also available.
Windows 10 PCs starting at $299

Microsoft Store offers the most diverse lineup of PCs with features and prices for everyone. This holiday, we will offer incredible deals on a range of PCs and accessories, including HP Inc. laptops, featuring 10th Generation Intel chips, starting with the HP 15 Laptop (i3) $299. Need more speed and power? The HP 15 Laptop (i5) will be on sale for $399, and HP 15 Laptop (i7) for $499. Or, check out the Dell XPS 15, a 15.6” laptop with a stunning 4K UHD touchscreen and powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics, which will be on sale at $300 off for $1699. These great PC deals start on Nov. 28.

Save up to $400 off Gaming PCs powered by Windows 10
Gamers love the high-end performance and graphics they can enjoy on Windows 10 PCs. Save up to $400 on select great Gaming PCs powered by Windows 10, including the Lenovo Legion Y540 15 (i7), Asus ROG Strix G GL531GT (i7) and Acer Predator Triton 500 (i7). These laptops offer rich capability like the Lenovo Legion, which offers simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, plus the latest in gaming technology from Intel and NVIDIA. With Xbox Play Anywhere, you can buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and any of these Windows 10 PCs. All these deals start on Nov. 28.

Gamers, stay tuned for the unveiling of incredible Black Friday deals during a special episode of Inside Xbox live from X019, our annual global celebration of all things Xbox on Thursday, Nov. 14.  At the hotly anticipated event filled with news, first looks and surprises, we will unveil an extensive set of deals across games, consoles and subscriptions.  This will be our biggest Black Friday sale ever, and you won’t want to miss out!
In the meantime, we are unveiling the first wave of Xbox Black Friday discounts now.  Head to Xbox Wire to learn about how you can save $20 on select Xbox One controllers starting on Nov. 24 and up to 50% off Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition starting on Nov. 21.
If Black Friday can’t come soon enough, today you can take advantage of other great deals like the Xbox One S 1TB Console – Gears 5 Bundle for $299. Or, take advantage of an incredible deal today and save $100 and get a free select digital game when you buy an Xbox One X console, or get a free digital game when you purchase select Xbox One S consoles.
Save big on the Samsung Galaxy Note10 phones
Microsoft Store is offering incredible deals on Samsung Galaxy Note10 phones this holiday season. Starting Nov. 21, you can save up to $200 on the Samsung Galaxy Note10 and S10 phones and receive free Samsung Galaxy Buds (a $129.99 value). At your local Microsoft Store, you can save up to $400 and receive up to $650 trade-in credit towards the purchase of your device when you finance your phone with 24 month/0% financing.

This is just a glimpse of some of our amazing deals – we look forward to sharing more great deals throughout the entire holiday season. You can also check out some great suggestions with our Holiday Gift Guide and we invite you to attend a range of activities and festive celebrations all season long at your local Microsoft Store. However you celebrate this holiday season, we invite you to give wonder with Microsoft Store.
To make sure you don’t miss a deal, customers in the United States can text DEALS to 52426 to get a link to our best Black Friday offers or follow @MicrosoftStore on Instagram and Microsoft Store on Facebook.
* Black Friday offers shown are available online and in Microsoft Stores while supplies last. U.S. prices are shown. Offers and content varies by market and may change at any time. Not valid on prior purchases. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions may apply.
** Offer valid from 12 a.m. PT Nov. 1, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. PT Jan. 3, 2020 (“Offer Period”) on qualifying purchases of select physical goods made at Microsoft retail and online stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada during the Offer Period. Excludes certified refurbished devices, Surface for Business devices, and all digital services and products. Offer not valid on purchases made at third-party retailers. Customer eligible for price adjustment only if 1) Customer purchases eligible item during the Offer Period, (2) the price of the item is reduced during the Offer Period, and 3) Customer requests a price adjustment while the item’s price is currently reduced and in-stock for purchase. For purchases made at a physical store and online, Customer can go to any physical store and present receipt to get a qualifying price adjustment.  For purchases made online, Customer must contact Microsoft Store Sales and Support at 1-877-696-7786 with order number and any other information requested by the Store Sales representative. Refunds will be provided to Customer in same manner as item was purchased (credit card use will be credited to original card). Maximum of one price adjustment per item will be granted during Offer Period. Bulk buys of more than two of the same device, per customer’s Microsoft Account, will not qualify for price adjustments. Price adjustments do not include taxes, or shipping or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limitations may apply.

App and avatar item gifting is here – Windows Experience Blog

Today, we are excited to announce that in addition to digital games, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, we have expanded digital gifting to include apps and avatar items sold in the Microsoft Store.
Here’s how to start sending digital gifts in the Microsoft Store in three easy steps:

Head over to the Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 PC, Xbox console or online.
Navigate to the product that you would like to purchase as a gift.
Select “Buy as gift” and enter the email address of the gift recipient. (On Xbox One, you can choose a Gamertag from your list of Xbox Live friends.)

The gift recipient will receive a code for their product along with instructions on how to redeem the code. (On Xbox One, gift recipients will receive a system message with a clickable redemption button.)
There are a few things to keep in mind as you’re gifting apps, games and other content:

There are limits to the number of discounted products you can buy. Gift purchasers can only buy two (2) of the same discounted product – and a total of ten (10) discounted products – every 14 days.  There are no limits for gift purchases made at full price.
Gifting of Xbox 360 and Xbox original games, Xbox original avatar items, pre-orders, free products and consumable downloadable game content such as virtual currency is not allowed.
Gift recipients can only redeem gift tokens in the country or region where they were purchased.
The gifts are sent to recipients as soon as they are purchased. Currently, you can’t time the delivery of the gift for a specific date and time.

Most apps and avatar items are available for gifting today, Oct. 19, and all apps and avatar items should be available for gifting by Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Digital gifting has been one of the top asks from our fans, and we are pleased that we’ve made it even better! Please continue to give us feedback on features you would like to see on Microsoft Store, using the Windows Feedback Hub app or the Xbox Ideas site.