Here are 25 retro pop culture gift ideas from across a few decades to bring out the kid in adults of all ages.
Building Blocks of Light
Game on! Seven colorful plastic pieces can be arranged in any combination, just like the classic Tetris game and will light up when stacked.
Magnum P. I. T-shirt
Your gift recipient can channel their inner Tom Selleck with this classic red t-shirt that features a sunset, Hawaiian flowers and the name of the show’s iconic private investigator.
Classic Arcade Wristwatch
Asteroids and a spaceship tell the time on this arcade cabinet watch. If they get bored, they can simply press the “fire” button to light up the hour indicator dots and hear laser sounds!
Happy Days Pajamas (Women’s)
A special lady in your life can rock around the clock tonight in these short-sleeved pajamas that would make even the Fonz give two thumbs up and say, “Ayyyy!”
Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation Magnet Set
It’s like playing with paper dolls, but with magnets! Clark can be dressed in some of his most memorable outfits from the movie each time your gift recipient heads to the fridge to grab some eggnog.
Motown Label Clock
This 45 record clock featuring Detroit’s most famous recording label is sure to remind them of all the times they were “Dancing in the Street” or wondering if they should “Shop Around.”
She-Ra: The Complete Series
All 93 episodes of She-Ra will transport them to a time when Saturday morning cartoons were all that mattered, and saving Etheria while wearing heels was a typical day for the Princess of Power. For the honor of Grayskull, it’s time to relive the power of Adora.
Neighbor of Love Mug
Who says adults still can’t start their mornings with Mr. Rogers? With just one sip, this coffee mug will result in singing, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood…”
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Ornament
A mini replica of the fishnet-clad leg lamp from the beloved movie comes complete with fringe for that “major award” trophy look to display on the tree.
I Love Lucy Charm Bracelet
The Queen of Comedy’s antics play out on sterling silver-plated charms of classic scenes from the I Love Lucy show.
This sand-colored t-shirt is an ode to the disheveled detective’s trench coat. And “just one more thing…” – this shirt is sure to get compliments!
Mattel Baseball Electronic Game
Before the fancy game consoles of today, handheld electronic games were all the rage. Step back in time to the 1970s when running bases, throwing curve balls and hitting home runs happened at the push of a button.
The Art of Disney Notecard Set
Your giftee can surprise friends and family by sending a piece of mail that’s not an advertisement or bill. These 100 gorgeous postcards feature final frames and concept art from Disney, spanning animation creations from 1937-1961.
Miami Vice Show Poster
Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas were the epitome of Miami cool in the 1980s, and that special man in your life might be inspired everyday to wear white linen pants by staring deep into this Miami Vice poster.
Peanuts Gang Sheet Set
Good grief! It’s time to get rid of those boring solid sheets. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Peanuts gang hitting primetime TV, so encourage your giftee to make like Linus and cling to their blanket for just a few more minutes with this percale sheet set!
Star Trek Glass Set 10 oz
All of their drinks will taste better because the Starship Enterprise crew is there to take their set of glassware to the next galaxy.
Mr. T in Your Pocket
Pity the fool who doesn’t see a need for this gift. Does your gift recipient have coworkers looking to them for advice? They can keep Mr. T in Your Pocket handy for the perfect response every time.
Chevrolet Bel Air Tabletop Tree with Lights and Engine Sound
Classic cars are always cool, and this tabletop tree featuring the Chevy Bel Air is no exception. Complete with lights and revving engine sound, this is sure to delight car enthusiasts of any age.
Jem and the Holograms Lip Gloss
This limited-edition liquid lip set from Sephora is truly outrageous! All five shades could definitely make the Misfits jealous!
Get ready for head-to-head battles on the high seas. When important decisions need to be made, this classic naval combat game is the perfect replacement for rock, paper, scissors.
Pink Panther Christmas Ornament
You now likely have Henry Mancini’s theme song in your head. Sorry, not sorry. Sure, he has a Santa hat on, but this bendable Pink Panther ornament also comes with a suction cup so he can stick to any smooth surface all year long.
100th Anniversary Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls
Ann and Andy look pretty good for being 100 years old, don’t they? These specially designed dolls were made to commemorate the centennial, and they’re going fast, so if you can get your hands on the pair, you’ll be gifting a piece of history.
Back to the Future Lights and Sound Mark II DeLorean
Back to the Future Day was October 21, 2015 and everyone was feeling the futuristic fever. Keep that feeling alive with a 1/15th scale replica of the iconic DeLorean time machine, complete with lights and sound effects!
Christmas with the Rat Pack CD
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. come together to croon holiday hits that will provide the warm and fuzzies as your gift recipient curls up by the fire clutching a mug of hot chocolate.
Star Wars Steins
You can’t escape Star Wars mania this holiday season and with one of these steins, your gift recipient can hold 22 oz. of their most festive drink or use it as awesome home décor to spruce up a boring shelf.
Which items do you think will make a great addition to this retro gift list? Let us know in the comments!
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