Gift memberships start on the day of purchase. This means that immediately after purchase, the recipient will receive an email notifying them of the gift, with info on how to access it.
Email. As the gifter, you will provide an email address for the recipient. As soon as the purchase is completed, an email with details of the gift membership (minus the price, of course) will be sent to the recipient's email address. If the membership plan you have selected contains physical benefits delivered by mail, you will be required to supply a delivery address for the recipient.
Gift memberships do not renew automatically, so you might like to put a reminder in your calendar if you would like to purchase the gift again. All payments for gift memberships are one-time payments.