You can easily gift an app from the App store to your friend. This feature has existed on Apple App store since long time. People coming from Apple app store to Google Play often try to do the same, gift an app from Google Play.
I wanted to gift an Android app from Google play to friend as she was not able to purchase this app because she now lives in another country and her cards are not accepted or other reason.
Any way, I thought there will be always a way to gift the Android app from Google Play. But when I started my search to find how to do it, I couldn’t find any ways.
To conclude it is not possible to gift an Android app from Google play to another account or friend.
What a shame on Google.
There is also no promo code feature available on Google Play.
I wonder when Google Play folks will realize that they are doing a blunder by not having Gift and promo code feature available on Google Play.