Can You Text a Starbucks Gift Card? (Full Guide)

If you love Starbucks’ coffee and other products, you probably also enjoy a visit to the local Starbucks store to meet up with friends for a chat. But what about those friends or family who may not live nearby?

How can you share the Starbucks experience, with all the great coffees, food, and drinks, with them? Here’s all you need to know about how to text a Starbucks gift card to your favorite people.

Can You Text a Starbucks Gift Card?

You can send a Starbucks gift card to anyone via text from your Starbucks account or the Starbucks mobile app. If they have an iPhone, it will show as a gift card in their messaging app. Additionally, if they have an Android phone, they will receive a URL linking to the gift card online.

You may have more questions about how it works, how to redeem eGift Cards, whether you can add money to a gift card, and more. Here are all the answers!

How Can I Send a Starbucks Gift Card Via Text?

The Starbucks experience is all about good coffee, drinks, food, and convenience in a welcoming setting.

Even if you can’t always meet up with your friends and family, you can share the experience by sending them Starbucks eGift Cards.

It’s easier to send eGift cards than the physical gift cards you used to buy for everyone. Now you can use your iPhone to send a friend, colleague, or family member a Starbucks eGift using a text message.

Starbucks eGift cards can be used just like physical gift cards to pay for food, drinks, and merchandise at participating Starbucks stores and also online.

The first step is to create an account, if you don’t already have one, and join Starbucks Rewards. Once you are logged in, go to the eGifts page, and choose the link for Gift Cards.

On the Gift Cards page, you’ll find a wide selection of cards with appealing images and messages.

You can choose cards for various occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. There are also cards for different seasons and holidays, like Fall or Christmas.

Next, you have to pick the amount of the gift card, starting at $10. You can also enter a custom amount if you prefer.

Enter the name and phone number/email of the recipient and sender in the online form. You can add a personal message to the card.

Now you’re ready to go to the checkout and pay with your Starbucks card.

The gift card will be received within minutes, with the cute picture and message. You will receive notification by email when it is sent and also when it is viewed by the recipient.

Can You Send An eGift Via iMessage To Someone With an Android?

Can You Send An eGift Via iMessage To Someone With An Android?

Starbucks eGift Cards are a convenient and thoughtful gift that you can share with a wide circle of family, friends, and colleagues. However, not all of them will be iPhone users.

If you’re sending the gift card to someone who has an Android phone, they won’t see the gift card in their text messages. Instead, they will receive a link to their gift card online.

Can You Email Someone a Starbucks Gift Card?

Yes, you can email a Starbucks gift card. But if the recipient’s device is non-iOS 10 or higher, they will receive a URL with a link to the eGift. The card won’t appear in their text messages.

Can I Send a Gift Card In the Starbucks App?

If you are a Starbucks mobile app user, you can send a gift card within the app. You will find all the steps in this helpful online video tutorial from the Starbucks YouTube channel.

Can I Add Money To a Starbucks Gift Card?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible for you to add money to a gift card that’s already been sent. So if you’d like to add to your gift, the best choice would be to send another card in any amount you would like.

However, if the recipient of your gift card registers the card to their account, they can add money to it for a convenient way to pay for their Starbucks purchases.

How Does the Starbucks Gift Card Work?

Starbucks eGift Cards work like physical gift cards and can be used to pay for all purchases of drinks, food, and merchandise in Starbucks stores and online.

To learn more about Starbucks services, you can also see our posts on why is Starbucks so expensive, if Starbucks delivers, and if you can get a free Starbucks drink on your birthday.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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