I don't know how successful the whole gifting thing is. Firstly, you only seem to be able to give general inventory crap, stuff like herbs etc.
Secondly, if you equip pawns and send them back, they reappear without any of the gear you've bought them. I don't know if this eventually goes to the owner but I suspect not - it probably only lasts as long as the pawn is with you.
What is RC used for? Just cosmetic changes?
I am also receiving a lot of rocks from someone.
I like Zakalwe's new helm - pretty sweet. I have a photo of the entire party but keep forgetting my memory stick at work so can't post it here...