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The Giftapult is a tool item. It is represented by a miniature wooden medieval-style catapult.

This item may be used to pack one tradable item in the user's backpack and deliver it to a random online player. This item can only be used if the user has a premium account.


When used with an item in the user's backpack, the Giftapult and item disappear and are replaced with a Loaded Giftapult tool. Once the Loaded Giftapult is used, the gift is sent to a random online player instantly, appearing in that player's backpack as a Delivered Giftapult Package. The Delivered Giftapult's packaging is green as opposed to the blue packaging of an item wrapped with Gift Wrap (named instead as A Carefully Wrapped Gift).

A Loaded Giftapult can be unwrapped from the backpack; doing so gives back the wrapped item, but not the Giftapult. Additionally, it will show the item was being gifted by the person who wrapped it.

Backpack Loaded Giftapult.png

Loaded Giftapult
Level 5 Gift
This Giftapult is prepped and ready for delivery. Use it from your backpack to deliver the contents to a random online player.
Gift from: [sender]

This is a limited use item. Uses: 1

( Not Tradable or Marketable )

Backpack Delivered Giftapult Package.png

Delivered Giftapult Package
Level 5 Gift
This package was delivered by Giftapult from a random online stranger. You can open it from your backpack.
Gift from: [sender]

This is a limited use item. Uses: 1

( Not Tradable or Marketable )


Former Crafting Blueprint

See also: Crafting


Scrap Metal Scrap Metal Weapon Giftapult
Item icon Scrap Metal.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png + Item icon Weapon.png = Item icon Giftapult.png

Update history

December 20, 2013 Patch (Smissmas 2013)
  • Added the Giftapult, which can be used to launch gift items to randomly-chosen online players

December 23, 2013 [Item schema update]

  • Made Loaded Giftapults and Delivered Giftapult Packages untradable.

January 23, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the description of the Giftapult.

December 22, 2014 Patch (Smissmas 2014)

  • Removed the Giftapult from the store and added a crafting recipe for it.

January 27, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed wrapped Giftapult packages not having the "Deliver Gift" option in the context menu.

February 11, 2015 Patch #1

  • Fixed not being able to deliver wrapped Giftapult packages.

January 7, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Disabled the crafting recipe for the Giftapult.

February 29, 2016 Patch

  • Giftapults can again deliver items to random players online, but will remain un-craftable

February 14, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed not being able to use non-tradable Giftapults.


  • Attempting to use the Giftapult to wrap any item while not having a premium account plays the sounds and display the "Wrapping your gift" message, but ultimately fails to create a Loaded Giftapult.[1]

See also


  1. Video of glitch.