Anyway to trade/ give items?
Nope, there is no option at the moment and doesn’t seem like there will be any time soon per SG. Check out the below thread for status on many ideas posted in this forum and specifically the “Requests that are currently ruled out” section. Have a good day
I am someone who regularly purchases items with real money, as that is what I have chosen for entertainment. I have made wonderful friends though this game, but a lot of them cannot afford to buy pixels. I would love to be able to gift them gems or purchased gifts, if anything, just to encourage them to stay with us. Has this been ruled out?
See post above you. To my knowledge this has not changed.