In addition to creating, playing and discussing games, Steam offers the possibility to surprise your friends and send them gifts. If you received a game as a gift, you'll probably want to thank the generous person or maybe even reciprocate.
If you want to find out who gifted you a game on Steam, look no further. This article will teach you everything you need to know about Steam giveaways.
How to See Who Gifted You a Steam Game
When someone gifts you a game, you'll see it on your Steam account and receive an email about it. You can always check your email and find the information. Look for emails sent by Steam with "Received a gift" in the subject line.
You'll see the email address of the person who sent you the game. Also, when someone sends you a gift, they usually leave a personalized message with their name. This is how you will know who sent it, even without verifying the email address. You can also see this message in the Steam client, so you can find out who sent you the game without checking your email.
If you deleted the email by mistake or can't find it, you can try posting a status update and asking the sender to contact you. Additionally, you can contact Steam support and ask for help.
How do I activate a Steam game that I received as a gift?
There are two ways to activate a gifted Steam game.
The first is through your email. As mentioned, each time you receive a Steam gift, you will be notified by email. To activate the game, click on the link provided in the email. This will open the Steam client, where you can redeem the gift.
You also receive a notification about the giveaway in the Steam client. To activate the game, click on the notification and accept the gift.
After accepting the game, it will automatically be added to your library and the sender will be notified.
If you decide to decline the gift, the sender will receive a refund and notification of the decline. You can also include a message explaining why you decline it.
Can Steam gifts expire?
If you don't redeem a Steam Gift within 30 days, it will expire. In this case, the sender receives a notification accompanied by a refund.
Can I refund a gift?
If you've received a gift you don't want, there's a way to request a refund. Keep in mind that the refund will go to the sender, not you.
You can request a refund if less than 14 days have passed since the date of purchase and you played it for less than two hours.
Follow the steps below to approve the refund and remove the game from your library:
1. Access the support page.
2. Log in to your account.
3. Tap "Games, Software, etc." »
4. Locate and select the game.
5. Select why you are not keeping the gift.
6. Tap "I want to request a refund".
7. Complete the refund request and check the box that allows the sender to continue the process.
Once you complete the refund request, the game will be removed from your library.
How do I buy a Steam gift for another user?
If you've received a Steam gift and want to return the favor or just want to surprise your friend, here's what you need to do:
1. Find the game you want to send to another user. Be aware that it is not possible to send gifts to people without an existing Steam account.
2. Select "Add to Cart".
3. Tap "Buy as a gift". You will see a list of all of your Steam friends. If you want to send a gift to someone who is not your friend on Steam, you will need to add them first.
4. Select the receiver.
5. Choose whether you want to send the gift immediately or schedule it for later. To send it later, tap "Schedule delivery" and choose a date.
6. Add a personal message if desired. This message will appear in emails and in Steam.
After you send the gift, the person receives an email and a Steam notification about it.
You can check the status of any gifts you've sent on the Inventory page. Another option is to check the status in the Steam client.
1. Tap "Games".
2. Select "Manage Gifts and Guest Passes".
You will also receive an email indicating whether the recipient has accepted or declined your gift.
Redeem gifts on Steam
If you received a gift on Steam, there are two ways to find out who sent it. The first is to check your email to see who the sender is, and the second is to read the personalized message that accompanies the gift. Remember to accept the gift within 30 days or it will expire.
We hope you found this article useful, after learning how to find out who gave you a Steam game, as well as more information about Steam giveaways and how to manage them.
What's your favorite Steam game? Have you ever sent or received a gift on Steam? Tell us in the comments section below.