Gift I’d carried for top politician (9)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'top politician' is the definition.
'gift i'd carried' is the wordplay.
'gift' becomes 'present' (present is a kind of gift).
'carried' indicates putting letters inside (one word carried by another word).
'present' going around 'id' is 'PRESIDENT'.
'for' is the link.
(Other definitions for president that I've seen before include "2's official title", "Trump, perhaps", "The chief executive of a republic", "American leader", "Head of college", "Chief executive of a republic", "Head of state has an odd red instep", "the boss", "Our head of state has a strange red instep" and "Celebrant".)