I stand corrected, and by a member of the family at that. Apparently, “gift” actually is a verb common in legal documents for several centuries. Of course, legal terminology is somewhat unrelated to plain English anyway (by design, maybe?), but I apologize for my error. I will, however, continue not to use “gift” as a verb myself, because I find it just a little repulsive. As I’ve said before, the fact that you can do something doesn’t mean that you necessarily should.