When did the noun “gift” become a verb? “I gifted her a birthday present” sounds retarded, not to say redundant or even worse, pretentious.
It’s even made even worse by adding the superfluous preposition “with”. “I gifted her with a birthday present” sounds so stupidly convoluted and verbose, it could be Jesse Jackson speaking.
There’s a perfectly good word to describe the act of giving: it’s called “giving”. By definition, when one gives something to someone, it’s a fucking gift.
I know that I am somewhat guilty of turning a noun into a verb is that I call this same foul trend “verbing” — but of course I’m being ironic by turning the concept against itself.
Don’t get me started. Every time someone spouts that nonsense, I want to gift them with a kick in the groin.