Why do people celebrate birthdays by giving gifts or sending Wishfies?

When did it all start? Why do people celebrate birthdays by giving away gifts. It's common in almost all cultures around the world. But, if you take a step back and think, it doesn't quite make perfect sense. Here are some top Quora answers to this question.

Read Nils Sommer's answer to What is the genesis of Western gift giving for celebrations like birthdays and Christmas? on Quora

Read Alberto Yagos' answer to What is the genesis of Western gift giving for celebrations like birthdays and Christmas? on Quora

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