I'd like to send an app from the App Store to somebody as a gift. I have their email address, but I'm not sure if it's the email address associated with their Apple ID.

Do I need to enter their specific Apple ID email address, or will they be able to download the gift app if the email gets sent to any of their email addresses?

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I believe the email sent contains a link with a promo code, it's not bound to the email address.

So you can send it to whatever, they'll still be able to get the app gifted.

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    I confirmed this by gifting myself an app to the wrong email address. No problems encountered.
    – hairboat
    Nov 30, 2011 at 19:58

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