Posted By: GamerDating - May 04, 2017
Steam, today has announced changes to the gifting system on Steam.
The change has removed the old Gift to E-mail and Gift to Inventory options for the better, allowing a direct gift sending, refunding and schedules:
Scheduling Gifts Is Even More Straightforward
Go ahead and buy a gift months in advance and have it delivered to a friend on time, every time.
Declined Gifts Resolve The Way They Should
In the old system, a declined gift would sneak back into the giver's inventory and remain on their bill. Now, if a recipient already has the title, or just doesn't want it, they can click decline and the purchase is refunded directly to the gift giver.
Safe Cross-Country Gifting
No more worrying if a Gift to E-mail or Gift to Inventory is going to work for a friend, gifts sent through the new system will always work on the receiver's account. When there is a large difference in pricing between countries, gifting won't be available and you'll know before purchase.
The new changes will allow you to keep your friends updated, send that special something to someone and finally get your mates on the latest game without worrying about duplicates or losing on a refund.
Source: Steam Blog