Be able to buy gift certificates to share with friends. Give them a special promo code to give them credit towards their account.
It'd be nice if non-customers could also buy gift certificates/credits for DO customers, like for Christmas or birthday gifts.
While this isn't currently possible, if the person is new to DigitalOcean they can receive a $10 credit by using your referral link which can be found on:
I know it doesn't fit your use case very well, but it may be helpful for others to know.
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