Very wise words there!I don't think it's as black and white as saying that calling it a gift makes it a commodity.
There are many things that I would consider a gift to (or from) my husband, none of which are a commodity.
I think that we may be arguing semantics, to a point. Everyone seems to be agreeing that it is not a commodity, and should not be bought or sold. Also that considering something special and just for one person is a valid individual choice too.
The only thing people are disagreeing on is the choice of the word.
I'm a bit of a romantic, so I consider all kinds of things to be gifts... But I don't mean they are literally a thing that is exchanged or given away. E.g., if someone chooses to sacrifice something for another person - that could be considered a gift. But they might not sell it, and the other person may not have expected or asked for it. It may just be that the person in question wants that person to have that thing. Even if it's not a thing.