I can hear your excitement from here.
My gift to you.
Gift is funny because it showed up in the twelfth century in last names, but wasn’t a word until the mid-thirteenth century. It’s also interesting because it’s an English word that doesn’t come to us by way of French or Latin. It’s definitely Germanic in origin (there’s gabe in German, gåva in Swedish, gave in Norwegian, etc.), coming from the Proto Germanic giftiz. Further back, it can be traced to the Proto Indo European ghabh-, give or receive (and in another crazy origin story, that word is the ancestor of habit).
University of Texas at Austin Linguistic Research Center