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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, juan 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 (like 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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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
I fixed the links now. – Tim Kathete Stadler Feb 20 '13 at 14:49
EA is really dumb for not allowing a gifting option – CyberneticTwerkGuruOrc Nov 27 '14 at 22:17

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