Amadeus fans should recall the scene where a maid shows up on Mozart's doorstep as an anonymous "gift" from an "admirer." Of course the gift-maid is really a spy sent by Mozart's rival. But did you know gifting maids was not just something that occurred in fabulous movies? Gifting servants, be it anonymously or not, was a way to show appreciation to a special someone by lending them a hand...although not your hand.
The idea of human gifting may seem a bit barbaric, but don't worry, maids weren't the only people being sent as gifts. You could also gift a prostitute to a good friend. Which begs the question of whether the old pizza-delivery trick was ever used. What a delectable vengeance to gift a prossie to your enemies' house during a party!