Surprise your friends with a special gift!
Just in time for the holidays, we’re thrilled to announce that you can now send gifts to your friends that cannot be opened until the holiday or event you choose.  For example, you can send your BFF a gift and they’ll receive a message that you sent them the gift, but they can’t open it until Christmas (or whichever day you choose). Your friend can’t use a gift until they open it.

The gift recipient can see all the gifts waiting for them, and when they are available, on a new Gifts Page on the website.  Gift recipients will also receive a reminder message on the day they have gifts ready to be opened.  

You choose when your gift can be opened!
To choose the special day when you want your friend to open your gift, send a gift from the website (i.e. avatar home page, an avatar profile card, your list of friends, the 3D catalog, or the music store).  Click the “on a special day” button, choose from the list of holidays/events, and then send! –It’s that simple (see the screenshot below).

In this first release, we’ve included as many upcoming holidays and events as we could. In the future,  we plan to expand the list, and even let you schedule your own dates (i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events). 

Two Ways to Send Gifts in Advance

From an Item in the Website Catalog or Music Store
You can send gifts to those on your Friends list by visiting the 3D Catalog on the website or the Music Store. 

In the 3D Catalog, click the “Gift” button.  In the Music Store, click “Buy IMVU” (for IMVU tracks or albums you don’t own) or “Buy Gift” (for IMVU tracks or albums you do own).  Then, click to select your friend, the delivery date, and send the gift.

From an Avatar Homepage or Profile Card on the Website

To send a gift to a particular person, use “send message” from their Homepage or Profile card.  In order to send a gift, there must be items on your (or your Friend’s) wishlist or giftlist.  Adding items is a breeze; simply visit the Virtual Goods Catalog or the Music Store.  Your wishlist includes items which you do not own, but would like to.  Your giftlist includes items you own, as well as items you don’t own.

– To add an item to your own wishlist: Find the 3D product, sticker, or music store track you wish to add, and then click the star.  You can also add 3D products and stickers to your wishlist while you are participating in Peer Review.

–  To add an item to your giftlist:  Find the 3D product or sticker you wish to give to a Friend.  Click on it to get to the Product Details page.  Click “add to giftlist.”  For IMVU music, all music store IMVU tracks on your music wishlist are available for gifting. 

Happy Gifting! 

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343 thoughts on “Send Gifts to your Friends for the Holidays!

  1. I think that the gifts you buy should be removed from the wish list because it only means they will have the items bought over and over.I bought one for someone off his wish list but another person also brought the same thing and its a wastes of credits.

  2. I like the idea, however, I knew this was going to happen, my friend tonite bought an item that I have already sent to her to be opened on 12/24, so what happens in this situation?

  3. I dodn’t have this option, I would luv to send presents to my friends and they couldn’t open them until xmas…. pleaseeeee!!!! do the modifications.

  4. I Just bought all the items I had on my wish list and imvu charge me for items that some of my friends have already paid for them. I make a test with another friend and send her a gift to be opened on 12/25 she try to buy the same item and imvu charge it to her too! What its going to happen with those credits?! I want to know :S

  5. OMG! That’s what *I* was worrying about, :O What if the recipient bought something we’ve already gifted them to be opened at some time? What if someone else buys them the same thing? IMVU, you should remove the gift from the recipient’s wishlist even if the gift is not to be opened yet, that way there’ll be no issues.

  6. Nice idea but…i have a friend who bought me the selected items onmy wl, and then another firend bought me the same thing, but she was charged. It doest make sense so could you please fix this error, its not right for her to pay for nothing.

  7. I received a number of gifts this morning that I was able to open on the gifts page. However, several items were clothing bundles and they have not been added to my inventory after numerous attempts to refresh and signing out and signing back in. These items were quite expensive credit wise for my friends to purchase – when will they show in my inventory?

  8. :/ my friend got me a gift from my wishlist and set it as a present i couldn’t open till today but when i opened it i realized that it was an item that i have already bought

    so why doesn’t the gift get taken off the persons wishlist when someone buys it for them :/ cause if it wasn’t there i could have bought something else.

  9. I received several stickers as gifts among other things and all show in my inventory cept the stickers. I would like to know when can I actually see and use them? Thanks.

  10. I was gifted a bundle and it says I own the bundle but none of the items in the bundle. Also I have bought a bundle as a gift for someone and they too do not have the items within the bundle even though it says they own it.

  11. @Distantwish, Please contact Customer Support so they can assist you with this. You can do so by clicking the Help link in the upper right-hand corner of any page. Once there, click the tab that says Request Support and submit a help ticket.

    Thank you,
    Jami

  12. @JennaFox, Without your being more specific in this comment, I am not sure what you are referring to. Please contact Customer Support so they can assist you. You can do so by clicking the Help link in the upper right-hand corner of any page. Once there, click the tab that says Request Support and submit a help ticket.

    Thank you,
    Jami

  13. @aikodaisuki, Please contact Customer Support so they can assist you. You can do so by clicking the Help link in the upper right-hand corner of any page. Once there, click the tab that says Request Support and submit a help ticket.

    Thank you,
    Jami

  14. I WANTED TO SEND SOMETHING TO MY FRIEND AND IT SAID YOU DONT HAVE ENOUGH CREDITS BUT I HAD 2,000 PROMO CREDITS SO DO U HABE TO BE A MEMBER TO SEND GIFTS

  15. I received several gifts that I cannot open and I was wondering if there is any way to fix this problem the first one was from my for secret Santa in our group it says
    You received a special surprise! This gift can’t be opened until December 24th but when I tried to open it it wouldn’t open. the second was sent to me from a close friend it said You received a special surprise! This gift can’t be opened until December 21st.See and open your gifts however nether gift will open!I I checked my gifts page and nether gift shows up there. nor can I find them listed in my inventory.I Is there any way to fix this problem??

  16. I received several gifts that I cannot open and I was wondering if there is any way to fix this problem the first one was from my secret Santa in our group it says You received a special surprise!This gift can’t be opened until December 24but when I tried to open it it wouldn’t open. the second was sent to me from a friend and it said You received a special surprise!This gift can’t be opened until December 21See and open your gifts however nether gift will open!I checked my gifts page and nether gift shows up there. nor can I find them listed in my inventory. Can this be fixed I have an open ticket but nothing is being done about it.

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