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It's the holiday season, and the steam sale just started, and I have the urge to buy many many games as gifts, BUT, I am not certain that people are going to want those games, and I might want them for myself if no one else desires said game.

Is it possible, if you have a gift copy of a game already bought, to give that gift to yourself?

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Gifting things to yourself is part of my master strategy for Steam sales –  agent86 Dec 20 '13 at 17:45
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Yes!

Games you buy as a gift can be stored in your gift inventory. From there, you get the choice to either gift them to someone via e-mail or to a Steam friend, or add them to your library.

Simply choose the "Add to my game library ..." option instead of "Send gift ..." in your Steam inventory.

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You're too fast. –  3ventic Dec 20 '13 at 1:38
    
@3ventic I just want that tag badge. –  FEichinger Dec 20 '13 at 1:40
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This does not work for fourpacks if you own that specific game already. It was impossible to buy the fourpack for Demigod because I owned it already... –  Arperum Jan 27 at 14:27
    
@Arperum Well, packages are different in a lot of ways. I'm obviously just talking about single game licenses. Some packages work, some don't - fourpacks notoriously don't. –  FEichinger Jan 27 at 15:06
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