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Giving gifts has long been a part of our culture. We give gifts for many occasions such as birthdays, on Christmas, for graduation, and many other holidays and events. Gifts have been given for thousands of years, with no signs of slowing down.

But over time, some of the gifts being given have changed. For example, technology like cell phones, video game systems and digital cameras didn’t even exist until relatively recently. However, there are some gifts that were commonly given a century ago that are still given today and appreciated and enjoyed by recipients.

With that in mind, this article is going to go over some evergreen gifts that were just as popular 100 years ago as they are today.

Wallets and Accessories

A wallet has long been not only something to keep your money, cards and ID safe, but also an underrated part of any outfit. The right wallet can elevate an outfit, and make a statement every time it is taken out and used. There are standard leather wallets or ones made of fabric, but there are also more high-quality alligator wallets and others that are sure to turn heads and get attention.

No matter the budget you have, or the style and preferences of your gift recipient, you will be able to find them a wallet they love and fits well with their outfits. In addition to wallets, there are many other popular gifts that are often given, and have been for a while. This includes ties, cufflinks, sunglasses, and watches, just to name a few.


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Flowers are another awesome gift that can be given for a variety of occasions. They not only look incredible and can add some nature to any room, but also smell outstanding. Flowers come in all different shapes, colors and sizes, so you can always find the right one.

Flowers can also have different meanings, so feel free to take those into account when deciding which flower to give for a certain occasion. Flowers can be given to show sympathy, happiness, pride, romance, thankfulness and many other emotions.


People love food, there is no doubt about it. As a result, giving snacks is something we don’t see going anywhere. Gifting chocolate, candy or even homemades baking or snacks has been popular for hundreds of years, and the interest people have in giving and receiving these hasn’t gone anywhere.

While popular options today like subscription boxes didn’t exist, the idea of gifting food goes back almost to the beginning of gifting itself. Of course, if you are going to give someone snacks as a gift, make sure they are things people actually enjoy and aren’t allergic to.


Books have been around for thousands of years, and people have loved to read them for a very long time. Fiction, non-fiction, biographies and many others exist that can transport you to another world for a while. While the subject matter and contents of books have changed over the years, millions still love reading them, like millions more have in the past.

While some people prefer to read on a screen or an e-reader of some kind, there will always be those people who prefer a physical book. We don’t expect books as they exist today to stop being given as gifts for a very long time.

In conclusion, any of these gifts aren’t going to go out of style anytime soon. They are great gifts today, and have shown impressive staying power over the last 100 years or so.

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