“I buy Microsoft Points online through Xbox Live for my own account, but I want to give Microsoft Points as a gift to my friend. How can I buy Microsoft Points for someone else if I don’t have access to their account.”
I’m sure your friend will appreciate your generosity. Microsoft Points work with both Xbox Live and Zune, making them a highly versatile gift option. There are a bunch of places you can purchase Microsoft Points in card form and then give the card to a friend or a relative.
One of the easiest ways to buy Microsoft Points online for someone else is to go to Amazon. You can find Microsoft Points in 1600 and 4000 point cards (or downloads). As of this writing 1600 points costs $19.99 and 4000 points costs $49.99. If you get the download option, you can simply email the points as a gift. For an actual card, just ship them to your friend and he or she can add them to their account.
Some of the cards have game logos like Guitar Hero, Call of Duty and Halo on them. These cards will work for any game.