There is no arguing about the fact that the giving of gifts has become a very big part of our daily lives. Whether its for someone's birthday, a Christening, Father's Day or Mother's Day or even a new baby, gifts have a central role in the way we interact with each other.

Why are gifts so important to us these days? Is it because we just feel more generous and benevolent or is it that we are just better off with more disposable income? Where did the whole thing even start and why has the giving of gifts become so important? How about a little walk down 'history lane' - you might learn something :-) We did a bit of reading up on the whole thing and this is what we learned.

Although exchanging and giving gifts has been around since before the Old Testament, we thought we’d start our journey a little later.