9. What ancient people started the tradition of exchanging gifts?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
If there is exchange then it is not gift giving.
One does not give a gift in order to receive one.
- susanLv 72 months ago
I think exchanging gifts at Christmas is a fairly modern thing.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
As Vergilius said, "Beware the Greeks bearing gifts."
I'm sure they weren't the first ever to start the tradition but the Greeks' practice of 'xenia' was a well known aspect of their culture.