Christmas is coming up, and I'm currently living in a country (UK) that's a completely different iTunes store from my family (US). So I'm wondering if I can gift things in the iTunes store if I'm in a different country than the recipient. If I gift something from the UK store, can someone in the US download the items? I'm not even sure if there's a way for me to go to the US version, let alone try to gift an item from there.
According to Apple support, from the U.S., you can gift apps to:
Anywhere else and it seems you need a credit card with a billing address in the target country to send gifts.
[This answer doesn't address gifting to the U.S. from other countries, and I think there must be a workaround for gifting to countries that aren't on that list.]
a work around is to visit an online store such as amazon.com and buy them on that site for delivery to the USA address. This way you are buying the product in the USA for someone in the USA.
There is no confusion over who it is for or where it can be redeemed.