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I would like to buy a friend of mine a copy of the new SimCity game before it is released next month on Origin, however I cannot find a way to purchase a game for a friend on Origin like you can on Steam.

Is it possible to gift a game on Origin and if so how can I achieve this?

If it isn't possible to gift a game on Origin, are there any alternate methods to achieve a similar outcome?

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marked as duplicate by DrFish, Ullallulloo, juanformoso Feb 19 '13 at 15:49

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I'd be more inclined to name that one a duplicate for this one. –  Shadur Feb 19 '13 at 15:20
Problem is, without an upvoted answer to this one, there's no way to do so. –  Frank Feb 19 '13 at 15:27

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Sadly, there is no gift-feature as in steam from Origin itself.

You can buy Origin Keys from internet sites and give the key to your friend.

Example Sites (Taken from Ampersand's answer on a similar question)

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Do you have any examples of such sites I would be able to buy keys from? –  kalina Feb 19 '13 at 15:28
Funny thing is, my google gives me only german sites. Just try to google "Buy Origin Key Online" or something similar. –  Tim Kathete Stadler Feb 19 '13 at 15:29
Not sure how links for Battlefield 3 relate to SimCity! –  kalina Feb 19 '13 at 16:01
Sorry I didnt check the links before. I thought they would just take you to the site, not to the Battlefield-Key. Anyways these are the some sites you can buy keys from. –  Tim Kathete Stadler Feb 19 '13 at 16:04
I fixed the links now. –  Tim Kathete Stadler Feb 20 '13 at 14:49

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