Xbox store gifting and wishlists are on the way, and one is coming ‘very soon’

Xbox Store gifting is one of the most requested features on the Xbox UserVoice feedback site, but it hasn’t materialized as a feature just yet.

Gifting is a prominent feature on modern digital storefronts, from Amazon to Steam, but it’s frustratingly absent from both the Xbox and Windows stores. Once gifting has become a reality, Xbox and Windows 10 Store wishlists will also need to be a thing, to help you figure out what gift to actually buy.

In a conversation at PAX West, Xbox Director of Programming Major Nelson and Xbox Platform CVP Mike Ybarra discussed the timeline of game gifting and wishlists, stating vaguely that at least one of those is coming “very soon.”