Gifts. That word makes any person smile, or recalling the joy that presenting a gift gives, but the “sweet” feeling waiting for him. Whence came the tradition of giving gifts? This is one of the most ancient traditions in the world. The legend of the birth of Jesus – this is the first thing that comes to mind. Famous gold, frankincense and myrrh, wise men presented to the infant were among the first recorded in the history of gifts. However, gifts gave earlier. The ancient Romans had a tradition of giving presents on New Year‘s initially only vassals, officials at the time, but this tradition was so pleased with the citizens that they are giving gifts to each a friend on a variety of reasons. Gifts were given, and in prehistoric times.
It is noteworthy that one of the main functions of the gifts sent to the darling, absolutely not changed over millions of years of civilization, but only somewhat modified, has come to our days. Indeed, recall the warmest and most expensive (not by value) of the gifts you gave to your loved ones. In those days, gifts were generally strictly ritualised, there was solid list of gifts needed in a particular case. But with the development of individualization gift gradually turned into a gift, souvenir, ie acquired the meaning that we invest in it today. Gifts gradually adopted a more personal, individual meaning, and are today one main function – bringing joy to man, an indirect expression of your attitude towards it.