What Types of Materials were used to Wrap Gifts in the 1900s?
Believe it or not, Christmas gifts haven't always been presented wrapped in pretty paper. In the early days, toys and candies were dangled from the Christmas tree.
In the early 1900s, gifts were wrapped in white tissue paper
and red satin ribbon.
In the early 1900s, presents were wrapped in white tissue paper and red satin ribbon, with a bit of holly or fresh pine tucked into the ribbon. Straight pins were used to hold the paper together until tape became the standard.