The Tinsel scarf is an item that could be received from the 2013 Christmas event. It could be obtained from the present pile by players who had accumulated 500 naughty or nice points. It is the only reward from the event that could be obtained in free-to-play.
During the 15 Days of Christmas in 2013, this item, along with other Christmas-themed equipment, were given the Hybrid style of combat, and stats that scaled with the player's levels. This was so players could use these items in combat to assist in hunting for festive crackers during the event.