Concurrently me and my friends are F2P players on TF2, and I'm planning to upgrade to Premium soon (by buying a key from the shop).
If I gift him an item from the shop, like a key, or a hat, or anything, does this grant him a premium status?
In other words, If I buy something for him, will he become Premium? Or will he stay F2P?
Also, if I gift something to him, do I myself become Premium? Then I could really save and let me simply send out a key or something.