They tell us not to live in the past. We say it’s kinda fun back there. Here are a handful of gifts that’ll have them smiling like a kid on Christmas morning. (Ah, those were the days.)
1. Coasters that let them reminisce as they sip.
Choose pics from favorite memories and milestones: a wedding, a baby, the vacation that led to said baby.
2. A reel viewer filled with special pics.
3. A pup that glows with a gentle squeeze.
What’s better than a birthday party balloon animal? One that becomes their faithful watchdog every night.
4. A card game for pop culture junkies.
Songs with a number in the title. Go! We knew listening to Dolly’s “9 to 5” over and over would come in handy one day.
5. A bottle opener with an industrial past.
This design was first used in ’50s. We love the vintage look, and that it takes caps off without denting the middle.
6. A ball that makes ice cream when they play.
Add ingredients and ice. Play with ball. Open it up. Scream for ice cream.
7. A poster that reveals kid’s books they’ve read.
Charlotte’s Web? That was some pig (and some book). Hunger Games? May the odds of uninterrupted reading time be ever in their favor.
8. A campfire roaster that lets ’em “fish” for their food.
We once toasted a marshmallow THIS BIG.
9. A magnifier that doubles the size of their phone display.
We always wondered what viral videos and cat gifs would look like on a retro TV. No rabbit ears necessary.
10. A camera that makes pics look artsy.
There was a time when “filters” just… happened. This camera lets them take and print photos with some old school style.
Do not attempt to fit this pillow in your Walkman. Give it to someone who’d love to cuddle up with it while listening to slow jams with their sweetie.
12. A glow-in-the-dark putty you can draw on.
Stretchy putty and trippy black light: Two very different times in our youth come together, and it makes us really happy.
13. A tray that pays tribute to TV dinners.
One episode of Golden Girls. One meal. Done. Okay, maybe two episodes.
14. Coasters made from vintage vinyl.
Put the needle on the record, and their glass, too.