No matter the occasion, Android™ apps are always a welcome gift. Whether your recipient needs more game credits, or a new way to stay organized there is something everyone on the Google Play™ and Amazon Appstore.

For holidays, special occasions or just because, why not give the gift of helpful, fun or entertaining apps to your friends and family? Gifting Android apps from the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore is an easy (not to mention inexpensive) way to bring a little cheer as they get more out of their smartphones and tablets.

Here are two easy ways to gift Android Apps:

From the Google Play Store.

You can’t gift an Android app directly to another person through the Google Play Store, but you can buy Google Play gift cards in denominations of $10, $25 and $50 at various national retailers or online.

Google Play gift cards, which never expire, provide a redemption code for the recipient to buy apps as well as games, movies, shows and e-books. Although you can't be sure that the person you're giving the card to will purchase the app you wanted to give, a strong recommendation might get them pointed in the right direction. The person can redeem the gift card right from an Android device.

From Amazon Appstore.

In addition to tangible Google Play gift cards, you can purchase electronic gift cards from the Amazon Appstore, another marketplace that sells Android apps.

Send your recipient a personalized Amazon Appstore Gift Card via a Facebook® post or email. You can even print out the gift card complete with an image of your choosing, and schedule your gift up to a year in advance.

If you’re searching for a useful gift that anyone with a smart device can appreciate, giving a gift card that can be used toward the purchase of an Android app is the answer to your last-minute gift-giving needs.