Clearly it was the custom at that time (and
even now in some cultures)
to give gifts when you were to meet with someone of great importance. Also, they only gave gifts to
Jesus, not to each other or anyone else.
The Magi giving Jesus gifts when they came to
worship Him had nothing
to do with the exchanging of gifts during the Roman pagan festival of Saturnalia during the winter
The gift giving that was done during
Saturnalia is where our modern Christmas gift giving originates.
"The festival was
celebrated with similar customs (gift giving, feasting) that are done
to celebrate Christmas today."
- Saturnalia, (subheading: Saturnalia's
relation to Christmas), Wikipedia,(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturnalia)
Some might be thinking...But wait a second...
Are you saying it is wrong to give gifts to
people to show them that you love and care about them?