Mimicking the retail Steam Gift Cards, the digital ones are also only purchasable in preset amounts, and existing Steam Wallet funds can not be used to purchase them. These Steam digital gift cards will be in addition to those offered by retailers such as GameStop and Best Buy.
This week, Valve made a decision to expand the ways in which you can give the gift of digital gaming to your friends and family with the introduction of Steam digital gift cards.
Steam wallet codes from physical gift cards do not have country restrictions, and users can redeem codes to the currency of their Steam wallet. You can also attach a personalized message.
According to Valve, a few restrictions/terms should be noted when it comes to sending a gift card. These types of websites were able to have many copies of one game at once in their Steam inventory.
The Halloween sale is supposed to run from the October 26 to November 1, so there's still time to coerce your grandma to get a Steam account so she can send you that sweet, money-saving gift goodness. The new digital gift cards option adds another option to the gifting process.
In the event that the recipient of the gift declines it, the value will be refunded to the buyer. Circumventing region-locks that prevent the gifting of games.