Facebook introduces “Gifts”

Facebook today announced that it has begun rolling out a new feature to users on the social network that will allow them to send actual gifts to their friends for their birthdays. Gifts can be sent from either the birthday reminders section in the sidebar of Facebook, or on a person’s timeline.

Choose a gift, attach a card and send. You can post your gift to your friend’s timeline or send it privately. Your friend can then unwrap a preview of the gift and it will show up on their doorstep a few days later.

You can pay right away or add your payment details later. Your friend provides their address.

To make sure they love the gift, they can choose the color, size or flavor that they want, or even exchange it for something else of equal value.

The social network says that the feature will be rolling out “gradually,” first to those in the United States.