Gifts refer to three different items in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: Gift Package, Pallet of Presents, and Audience Participation Parcel. All of the gift packages are sold in-game during the winter holidays, and can be traded through Steam Trading or Steam Market. When used, gifts gift random items to other players in the user's match.
When used, a random player in the user's match (excluding the user) will get a random item.
Pallet of Presents
When used, up to nine people in the user's match (excluding the user) will receive a random item.
Audience Participation Parcel
When used, up to 25 people viewing the user's match will receive a random item.
- The act of using a Gift was formerly broadcasted to the whole Global Offensive community via a HUD notification when a round begins. The notification contained the gift givers' names, how many gifts they recently gave, and the amount of gifts given in the past 24 hours and how many more players gave others gifts. The notification HUD was removed because people used it to promote their websites (mostly skin gambling sites) by putting the link in their username.