In another question here I got the word for a person to whom the gift is intended for.

Is there any word for a person who gives the gift?

As per this link giver means benefactor, donor, contributor etc. but there is no specific word which can be used in gift context.

This link shows gifter as a word (noun).

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The word you want, I suspect, is donor, but that would apply mostly to charitable giving. Another possibility is benefactor, though it is more frequently used nowadays to refer to those who leave money in wills. If it is simply for use as part of a commercial software system involving the ordering and sending of things to another party, I think giver might be the simplest and best term to use.

  • Could you expand a bit on your answer? It's been flagged as low-quality. – BladorthinTheGrey Dec 10 '16 at 9:22
  • I'm tempted to edit your answer to add probably after "you" and then announce that I'd fixed the low-quality flag issue. – deadrat Dec 10 '16 at 9:24
  • @deadrat Well who's flagged it as "low quality", and what exactly do they mean by that? The I suspect does essentially the same thing as probably would, by simply accepting that what I am stating carries uncertainty. – WS2 Dec 10 '16 at 9:31
  • I don't know who flagged it. If it was a member of the CPVPV, I suspect (see what I did there?) they mean you've let down the side. Do I have to start marking such of my comments as facetious? – deadrat Dec 10 '16 at 9:33
  • @deadrat I'm not sure how one flags for "low quality". When I click on flag I'm given various options - spam, rude and abusive etc, but "low quality" is not one of them. I presume that it was the box which calls for moderator intervention. So what is low quality? Sounds like a euphemism to me. It will be interesting to find out what a moderator thinks. If I flagged all the answers I thought were "low quality" I'd be doing nothing else. – WS2 Dec 10 '16 at 9:39

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