paddle or kit as gift?
how about a gift certificate?
An envelope-sized gift. Fits about anywhere. One stamp is all it takes, if you want something tangible for gift giving, otherwise it can all be virtual.
The easiest way is a phone call to set it up. It is hard to do a Paypal button without knowing the amount you want the gift certificate to hold. I can cut the 'gift certificate' out of wood in a paddle shape if you want and send that to you, so you have something tangible to give as the gift.