The recipient received the gift card, but I only knew that because I asked. I didn't get an immediate notification from Amazon, which I found disappointing. I did get notified by Amazon a week or two later, but by that time, I already received a Thank You from the person I sent it to. When I purchased a gift card online from Starbucks, I got notified right away when the recipient received it. How hard can it be to use Starbucks model?