I know this is an old post but there is something wrong with Apple email gift cards... and no - they do not go to junk mail. They take hours to be sent - it never fails. You send one and you have to wait and wait. The recipient gets the email 4-6 hours later. Really? and the recipient's email is @me.com address. This is most frustrating!
Hi, the same just happened to me, I purchased a gift card online at the Apple store, and it has been over an hour and not received. I called Apple support, and they said a gift card is sent to an email address within a 24 hour window.
You can check on the status of your gift card at apple.com/orderstatus, log in with your Apple ID or your Order Number and email. Then you can see your order status, billing, delivery and shipment information.