RETRO AND VINTAGE GIFT IDEAS

The following section will make you feel as though you've just stepped back in time!

Fun retro and vintage gifts now appear to be more popular than ever, and here you will find an array of memory-jogging items that we were buying back in the day, and are available to buy once again. Some products have never gone away, others have been relaunched and some are brand new, but with a retro twist.

If you're stuck for an original present idea then this section should help to inspire you to find something fun and quirky, and there's something for everyone!

 

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Retro Sweets Wooden Crate with sliding lid and union jack lid. Attractive gift.Retro Sweets Wooden Crate with sliding lid and union jack lid. Attractive gift.'Sweet in the 80's' - Retro Sweet Selection in Silver Gift Box Celebrating the Eighties.'Sweet in the 80's' - Retro Sweet Selection in Silver Gift Box Celebrating the Eighties.'Sweet in the 70's' - Retro Sweet Selection in Silver Gift Box Celebrating the Seventies.'Sweet in the 70's' - Retro Sweet Selection in Silver Gift Box Celebrating the Seventies.The Ladybird Book of the Hangover (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups) Funny Gift.The Ladybird Book of the Hangover (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups) Funny Gift.100 Haiku for the 80s Generation.  Each poem will reignite a memory in this unique book. Ideal gift.100 Haiku for the 80s Generation. Each poem will reignite a memory in this unique book. Ideal gift.Large Print Wordsearches Puzzles Popular TV Shows of the 80s: Giant Print Word SearchesLarge Print Wordsearches Puzzles Popular TV Shows of the 80s: Giant Print Word SearchesThe Totally Awesome 80s TV Trivia BookThe Totally Awesome 80s TV Trivia BookRaspberry Pi 3 16GB Retro Gaming Bundle with 2 SNES Style ControllersRaspberry Pi 3 16GB Retro Gaming Bundle with 2 SNES Style ControllersBlaze Gear Sega Master System LCD Handheld Small Box Version - Features 30 Master System and Game Gear GamesBlaze Gear Sega Master System LCD Handheld Small Box Version - Features 30 Master System and Game Gear GamesNew Retro Movie Clapperboard Money Box GiftNew Retro Movie Clapperboard Money Box GiftAmazing 80s - 60 hits compilation. Ideal gift for fans of 80s musicAmazing 80s - 60 hits compilation. Ideal gift for fans of 80s musicUltimate 80s Mixtape (2017) - the ultimate collection.Ultimate 80s Mixtape (2017) - the ultimate collection.Trotters Independent Trading Messenger Bag - fun gift ideaTrotters Independent Trading Messenger Bag - fun gift ideaRetro Cassette Storage Tin. Food safe and sturdy. Ideal for storing your old cassette collection.Retro Cassette Storage Tin. Food safe and sturdy. Ideal for storing your old cassette collection.Plush Microwavable Bagpuss with dried lavender fragrance - 100% natural.Plush Microwavable Bagpuss with dried lavender fragrance - 100% natural.Classic Chrome Bicycle Bell. Let everyone know you're coming through - just like you did back in your school days - with this traditional style bike bell.Classic Chrome Bicycle Bell. Let everyone know you're coming through - just like you did back in your school days - with this traditional style bike bell.Le Bicycle Traditional Bike Horn. Honk at everyone who gets in your way!Le Bicycle Traditional Bike Horn. Honk at everyone who gets in your way!Official Star Wars Lightsaber Heat Change Mug by Disney. Fill with a hot drink and watch the lightsabers change colour!Official Star Wars Lightsaber Heat Change Mug by Disney. Fill with a hot drink and watch the lightsabers change colour!Official Scooby-Doo Mug with Biscuit Holder and Free Key Ring. Feed him scooby snacks!Official Scooby-Doo Mug with Biscuit Holder and Free Key Ring. Feed him scooby snacks!Commodore 64 1980s Retro Logo T-shirt.  Many colours. Sizes from youth to Adult XXL.Commodore 64 1980s Retro Logo T-shirt. Many colours. Sizes from youth to Adult XXL.Balloon Helicopter Toys, pack of 6. Very simple, but great fun and ideal for an extra party bag/stocking filler.Balloon Helicopter Toys, pack of 6. Very simple, but great fun and ideal for an extra party bag/stocking filler.Ivor The Engine Board Game. A delightful strategy game for 3-5 players based on the classic animated series.Ivor The Engine Board Game. A delightful strategy game for 3-5 players based on the classic animated series.VW Camper Van Storage Tin. Officaially Licensed. Nostalgic Gift.VW Camper Van Storage Tin. Officaially Licensed. Nostalgic Gift.Clangers/Bagpuss/Ivor the Engine. Nostalgic Oliver Postgate DVD setClangers/Bagpuss/Ivor the Engine. Nostalgic Oliver Postgate DVD setMr Benn: The Complete Series [DVD] [1971]. As if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared!Mr Benn: The Complete Series [DVD] [1971]. As if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared!Mr. T Tea Cosy - classic 80's retro A Team BA Baracus (with free key ring)Mr. T Tea Cosy - classic 80's retro A Team BA Baracus (with free key ring)Mr. Tea Mug - Durable, dishwasher proof and gift boxed.Mr. Tea Mug - Durable, dishwasher proof and gift boxed.'MR.TEA' Funny Office Tea Gift Mug.'MR.TEA' Funny Office Tea Gift Mug.Blue Peter Badge. Back in the day, almost every kid wanted one of these! Fulfil your dream (or someone else's) with this authentic pin badgeBlue Peter Badge. Back in the day, almost every kid wanted one of these! Fulfil your dream (or someone else's) with this authentic pin badgeI Never Won a Blue Peter Badge - For the majority of us who never did win one!I Never Won a Blue Peter Badge - For the majority of us who never did win one!Mr Benn t-shirt - You Can Be Anything You Want To Be (Large, Athletic Grey)Mr Benn t-shirt - You Can Be Anything You Want To Be (Large, Athletic Grey)Patchwork VW Split Screen Campervan Retro Cushion - Lovely gift ideaPatchwork VW Split Screen Campervan Retro Cushion - Lovely gift ideaSet of 4 Camper Van Mugs, Hand Painted Blue, Red, Orange & GreenSet of 4 Camper Van Mugs, Hand Painted Blue, Red, Orange & Green6 PCS Retro Record Vinyl Coasters. Stylish and non-slip.6 PCS Retro Record Vinyl Coasters. Stylish and non-slip.Wooly Willie. Classic toy with iron filings. Draw with the magic wand!Wooly Willie. Classic toy with iron filings. Draw with the magic wand!Retro Polaroid camera sticky notes dispenser. A fun gift for the office.Retro Polaroid camera sticky notes dispenser. A fun gift for the office.

 

Cheatwell Games Bygone Days Blow Football Game. Remember playing this back in the day?Cheatwell Games Bygone Days Blow Football Game. Remember playing this back in the day?Gama-Go Vinyl Record Coasters, Multi-Coloured. Just like the old 45s!Gama-Go Vinyl Record Coasters, Multi-Coloured. Just like the old 45s!Pinzhi® Vintage LCD Electronic Brick Game Classic Tetris Handheld Pocket Toy 9999-in 1Pinzhi® Vintage LCD Electronic Brick Game Classic Tetris Handheld Pocket Toy 9999-in 1Pac-Man Ghost Light. Features colour changing mood, light which can be set to change in time to music.Pac-Man Ghost Light. Features colour changing mood, light which can be set to change in time to music.Tetris Version 2 Tetrimino Light. Seven coloured lights with LED bulbs. Create Endless combinations.Tetris Version 2 Tetrimino Light. Seven coloured lights with LED bulbs. Create Endless combinations.Pac-Man Arcade Sweets Tin filled with Pac-Man shaped sweets. Reusable tin. Lovely little gift.Pac-Man Arcade Sweets Tin filled with Pac-Man shaped sweets. Reusable tin. Lovely little gift.Cassette Tape PVC keyring. Quirky, low-cost gift idea.Cassette Tape PVC keyring. Quirky, low-cost gift idea.Cassette Tape Sports Bag with adjustable strap. Eye-catching design.Cassette Tape Sports Bag with adjustable strap. Eye-catching design.How it Works: The Husband (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups) Funny Gift.How it Works: The Husband (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups) Funny Gift.How it Works: The Student (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups)/ Funny gift idea.How it Works: The Student (Ladybirds for Grown-Ups)/ Funny gift idea.Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Wooden Box. The art of writing seems to have disappeared in our modern digital age. Rediscover writing with pen and ink - rewarding and therapeutic.Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Wooden Box. The art of writing seems to have disappeared in our modern digital age. Rediscover writing with pen and ink - rewarding and therapeutic.Acctim Traditional Quartz Alarm Clock, Chrome.This is a mechanical wind-up alarm clock which has an old-fashioned tick tock soundAcctim Traditional Quartz Alarm Clock, Chrome.This is a mechanical wind-up alarm clock which has an old-fashioned tick tock soundRetro Style Double Bell Alarm Clock with Light. Remember the days when alarm clocks were simple and didn't require batteries or electric to work?Retro Style Double Bell Alarm Clock with Light. Remember the days when alarm clocks were simple and didn't require batteries or electric to work?Classic Style Ceramic Plain Piggy Bank in Gift Box (Blue) - other colours available.Classic Style Ceramic Plain Piggy Bank in Gift Box (Blue) - other colours available.My Little Pony Porcelain Mug. Features the original 80s logo design and would make a lovely gift idea for both Mum's and daughters.My Little Pony Porcelain Mug. Features the original 80s logo design and would make a lovely gift idea for both Mum's and daughters.Gift Republic My Little Pony Enamel Mug. Suitable for camping and outdoor use.Gift Republic My Little Pony Enamel Mug. Suitable for camping and outdoor use.

 

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mens Premium T-Shirt Black or White, Small to XX-Large.Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mens Premium T-Shirt Black or White, Small to XX-Large.Commodore 64 Inspired Gamer Retro T-Shirt - S to XXLCommodore 64 Inspired Gamer Retro T-Shirt - S to XXLSinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Console. Plug into your TV and play 1000 pre-loaded, licensed games.Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Console. Plug into your TV and play 1000 pre-loaded, licensed games.A 1980s Childhood: From He-Man to Shell Suits. Lots of memories in this popular paperback book.A 1980s Childhood: From He-Man to Shell Suits. Lots of memories in this popular paperback book.Cassette Tape Dispenser with one roll of sticky tape. Five designs available.Cassette Tape Dispenser with one roll of sticky tape. Five designs available.Retro TARDIS Sports Bag - Dr Who. As a huge fan of Tom Baker, I would have given anything for one of these back in the 70s!Retro TARDIS Sports Bag - Dr Who. As a huge fan of Tom Baker, I would have given anything for one of these back in the 70s!Police Public Call Box TARDIS Doctor Who Rucksack - Backpack. Highly rated by customers.Police Public Call Box TARDIS Doctor Who Rucksack - Backpack. Highly rated by customers.Original Rubber Band Shooter. Hand-made from good, old-fashioned wood from replenishable sources.Original Rubber Band Shooter. Hand-made from good, old-fashioned wood from replenishable sources.Denim Original Aftershave 100ml. Many ladies will probably remember the sexy guy in the adverts, although his face was never shown.Denim Original Aftershave 100ml. Many ladies will probably remember the sexy guy in the adverts, although his face was never shown.BRUT Splash On 200 ml. Remember the boxer Henry Cooper telling us toBRUT Splash On 200 ml. Remember the boxer Henry Cooper telling us toBrut Aftershave Lotion 100 ml. Remember the ad for Brut 33 deodorant which featured footballer Kevin Keegan? Brut has had a revival in recent yearsBrut Aftershave Lotion 100 ml. Remember the ad for Brut 33 deodorant which featured footballer Kevin Keegan? Brut has had a revival in recent yearsBlue Stratos Pre-Electric Shaving Lotion 100ml. Yet another classic smell from the 70s, A popular choice with men who experienced the very refreshing fragrance the first time around.Blue Stratos Pre-Electric Shaving Lotion 100ml. Yet another classic smell from the 70s, A popular choice with men who experienced the very refreshing fragrance the first time around.Old Spice Original After Shave for Men 150 ml. A distinctive retro fragrance.Old Spice Original After Shave for Men 150 ml. A distinctive retro fragrance.Casio DBC-611-1D Databank based on an 80s classic that was once state of the art. The watch you always wanted, but couldn't afford!Casio DBC-611-1D Databank based on an 80s classic that was once state of the art. The watch you always wanted, but couldn't afford!Now That's What I Call The 80s. You could always expect quality hits from the NOW series, and this is one of the finest compilations available.Now That's What I Call The 80s. You could always expect quality hits from the NOW series, and this is one of the finest compilations available.GPO 746 Rotary Telephone - Five Colours. This retro phone is just like the one we all had back in the 70s. Includes a real bell!GPO 746 Rotary Telephone - Five Colours. This retro phone is just like the one we all had back in the 70s. Includes a real bell!

 

Casio DBC611G-1D Casio Gold Data Bank. Back in the 80s these beautiful watches were the latest must have gadget, and if you had a gold Data Bank then you were classed as a YUPPIE!Casio DBC611G-1D Casio Gold Data Bank. Back in the 80s these beautiful watches were the latest must have gadget, and if you had a gold Data Bank then you were classed as a YUPPIE!Spinning Hat Retro Vinyl Coasters - Set of six retro coasters. Remind yourself of the days of vinyl while drinking your favourite beverage.Spinning Hat Retro Vinyl Coasters - Set of six retro coasters. Remind yourself of the days of vinyl while drinking your favourite beverage.The Letterbox Buster- Old Fashioned Retro Sweets. Will fit through the letterbox- no waiting for delivery.The Letterbox Buster- Old Fashioned Retro Sweets. Will fit through the letterbox- no waiting for delivery.Vintage Retro Water Game. Mini version of the game from the 70s.Vintage Retro Water Game. Mini version of the game from the 70s.Gameboy Style Coaster. Classic Gamer Retro Gift Idea for Him and HerGameboy Style Coaster. Classic Gamer Retro Gift Idea for Him and HerRetro Subbuteo Metal Football Bottle Opener Retro Soccer Gift.Retro Subbuteo Metal Football Bottle Opener Retro Soccer Gift.Retro Placemat Set of 4. Includes Record Player, TV Set, Boombox and Cassette Tape designs.Retro Placemat Set of 4. Includes Record Player, TV Set, Boombox and Cassette Tape designs.Hand Held Retro 16 Bit Sega Video Games Console. Features 20 classic Sega games.Hand Held Retro 16 Bit Sega Video Games Console. Features 20 classic Sega games.Talking Tables Music Trivia Game - 80s and 90s. Ideal party game.Talking Tables Music Trivia Game - 80s and 90s. Ideal party game.Eighties Child Mug for Ladies. Officially licensed.Eighties Child Mug for Ladies. Officially licensed.Danger Mouse Gift Boxed Penfold Mug. Classic 80s cartoon- Crikey Crumbs (with free key ring)Danger Mouse Gift Boxed Penfold Mug. Classic 80s cartoon- Crikey Crumbs (with free key ring)1980s Decade Epic Sweet Hamper Gift by a proper Yorkshire sweet shop. Packed with childhood favourites.1980s Decade Epic Sweet Hamper Gift by a proper Yorkshire sweet shop. Packed with childhood favourites.Memories of the 1980s Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces). Featuring classic sweets and chocolate bars.Memories of the 1980s Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces). Featuring classic sweets and chocolate bars.Vintage Wooden Circus Skittles with two wooden balls. Lovely, traditional gift.Vintage Wooden Circus Skittles with two wooden balls. Lovely, traditional gift.Atari Flashback 7 Console (UK Plug). Latest version with 101 built-in retro gamesAtari Flashback 7 Console (UK Plug). Latest version with 101 built-in retro gamesPac-Man Ghost Light. Phases through 16 colours.Pac-Man Ghost Light. Phases through 16 colours.Bigtrak. The original, futuristic programmable tank which first launched in the early 80s.Bigtrak. The original, futuristic programmable tank which first launched in the early 80s.Simon Memory Game. The retro classic where you must memorise the flashing colour sequences.Simon Memory Game. The retro classic where you must memorise the flashing colour sequences.NPW Sound Machine, Classic Sound Effects. Annoy the hell out of everyone with farts, bangs, sirens and many more besides!NPW Sound Machine, Classic Sound Effects. Annoy the hell out of everyone with farts, bangs, sirens and many more besides!Avengers Marvel Soap On a Rope, Hulk Fist. Made from natural ingredients.Avengers Marvel Soap On a Rope, Hulk Fist. Made from natural ingredients.Sinclair Spectrum mug with free keyring. Ideal gift for 1980s 8-bit computer fans.Sinclair Spectrum mug with free keyring. Ideal gift for 1980s 8-bit computer fans.Tetris Fridge Magnets. Officially licensed. Create endless shapes on your fridge.Tetris Fridge Magnets. Officially licensed. Create endless shapes on your fridge.Coca Cola Retro Style Straw Dispenser Holder & 50 Straws.Coca Cola Retro Style Straw Dispenser Holder & 50 Straws.I Love You Daddy retro sweets box. Fits through the letterbox!I Love You Daddy retro sweets box. Fits through the letterbox!The Christmas Workshop 15 cm Musical Polyresin Christmas Snow Globe - Relive your childhood!The Christmas Workshop 15 cm Musical Polyresin Christmas Snow Globe - Relive your childhood!Snow Mouse and Robin Snow Waterball Christmas Gift - just like your gran used to own!Snow Mouse and Robin Snow Waterball Christmas Gift - just like your gran used to own!Extra Large Christmas Snow Globe with Glitter Photo Frame - Lovely Christmas GiftExtra Large Christmas Snow Globe with Glitter Photo Frame - Lovely Christmas GiftRetro Custard Cream Rectangle Biscuit/Cake Tin.Retro Custard Cream Rectangle Biscuit/Cake Tin.Retro Radio Biscuit Tin with Cookie Selection Mixed Case 500 gRetro Radio Biscuit Tin with Cookie Selection Mixed Case 500 gRetro Cassette Player Biscuit Tin. Looks just like the cassette player you owned in the 1970s/80s!Retro Cassette Player Biscuit Tin. Looks just like the cassette player you owned in the 1970s/80s!Retro 1980s TV Glass Photo FrameRetro 1980s TV Glass Photo FrameRetro 60s/70s Wooden TV photo FrameRetro 60s/70s Wooden TV photo Frame

 

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NOSTALGIA BOOKS

A book is always an excellent choice for a gift and is often the most appreciated. You will find a wide range of publications in our Nostalgia Books section featuring fiction, non-fiction, 70s, 80s, 90s, quiz books, gaming, computers, politics and much more. There's something for everyone...

LADYBIRD BOOKS FOR ADULTS

The latest book craze sweeping the nation comes in the form of a new range of amusing, retro style Ladybird books for grown-ups. They're hilarious, and we have all the latest titles, as well as the brand new Enid Blyton books for adults released in October 2016. 

RETRO SWEETS

Who wouldn't be delighted to receive a gift box bursting with retro sweets?  Virtually everyone likes a sweet treat, especially those with a retro flavour that remind you of your childhood. There are dozens of retro hampers and jars available from confectionary suppliers at Amazon. Alternatively, you will find lots of ideas for individual (loose) traditional sweets on our 80s Sweets and Chocolate page.

RETRO MUGS

A mug is a pretty safe bet for a gift. However, if you want something a little quirky, then you'll find lots of fabulous ideas in our retro mugs section...

RETRO MUGS FILLED WITH CLASSIC SWEETS

Why not give someone you love two gifts in one? You may remember receiving an easter egg in a mug as a child. Well, these retro-themed mugs filled with classic sweets are ideal for birthdays and Christmas, too, and there are oodles to choose from. My personal favourite is the VW Camper Van mug...

RETRO DVDS

There's a DVD for everyone in our Retro DVD section which is bursting with ideas. Categories include Classic Kids TV, Classic British Drama, 70s and 80s Sci-Fi, Classic British Comedy and Christmas Comedy DVDs.