Adding a Gift Message to Orders in Magento 1.6

In Magento 1.6, you have the ability to allow your customers to add a gift message to the order. This is a great feature especially if you expect to sell products or goods during the Holiday season. Enabling year around allows website visitors to add a gift message for any reason such as birthdays or anniversaries. Enabling the gift message functionality is done through the Magento 1.6 Admin Panel.

  1. Log into your Magento Admin Panel
  2. Go to System -> Configuration -> ADVANCED -> Advanced
  3. Make sure that the “Mage_GiftMessage” is enabled
  4. mage_gift_1

  5. Click “Save Config
  6. Go to System -> Configuration -> SALES -> Sales -> Gift Options
  7. mage_gift_2

  8. Adjust the settings to “Yes” for each of the desired actions
  9. mage_gift_3

    Click “Save”

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Carrie Smaha
Carrie Smaha Senior Manager Marketing Operations

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