I would like to warn any potential buyers here, that using paypal "gift" has been known to be a massive scam, as the seller doesnt have to give you anything. Your disputes wont work simply cause you gifted him free money.
To the OP paypal is a secure option and the gift is not necessary.
Got it! I just read somewhere that I should use the gift option. I'll take paypal, no gift necessary. I also have over 100 positive feedback on ebay.