If a non-friend comes across my Steam Wishlist, how easily can they gift me one of the games?

Hypothetical scenario that made me ask this question: Suppose I somehow get a viral tweet on Twitter. Some people who get a tweet like that use a reply to promote their own content like Twitch, Youtube, Soundcloud, a game they’re working on, a charity they support. I don’t have any of those things. However, I do have a Steam wish list with around 30-40 games. If I were to link my wish list, how easy would it be for someone to gift me a game from that list as an impulse buy? Could they just do it like that? Would I first need to accept their friend request before they can buy it? Do we need to be friends for a short period first? Is there another rule that we both need to fulfill?


When purchasing a game for someone, you can only gift it to someone who is on your friends list. However, should you have a game in your Steam inventory – pretty rare nowadays – you can send that gift to anyone at all, just by knowing their email address. Once they accept the gift, you and that person will be added to each other’s friends lists.

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