Be warned! The following pages 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!
A delightful strategy game for 3-5 players based on the classic animated series. Players must clear flocks of wooden sheep pieces ('sheeples') that are stopping Ivor from doing his work to score points, then familiar jobs from the classic stories can be completed for even more points.
Transport yourself back to simpler times with this nostalgic, three-disc compendium of three classic British children's TV programmes made by Oliver Postgate's Smallfilms company.
Who remembers playing this back in the day? The idea is to use your straw to blow the ball into the back of the net. Good, old-fashioned British family fun for up to six players.
Now, this is a sweet idea. A quirky and fun gift idea. Tiny, cherry flavoured candy sours in the shape of the Pac-Man ghost packed into a tin.
As a huge fan of Tom Baker, I would have given anything for one of these back in the 70s. This is a must have gift for all Who fans young and old!
I was taught calligraphy at primary school back in the 1970s, and the art of writing seems to have disappeared in our modern digital age. That's a shame because writing with pen and ink is very rewarding and therapeutic. This wonderfully nostalgic calligraphy set will allow you (or the recipient) to relive their childhood and rediscover the joy of writing.
Remember the days when alarm clocks were simple and didn't require batteries or electric to work? This is a mechanical wind-up alarm clock which has an old-fashioned tick tock sound, and you can use it anywhere without worrying about sockets, leads, charging or running out of batteries. Ideal for camping and a lovely gift idea.
Who wouldn't be delighted to receive a gift box bursting with retro sweets? This is one of many available from confectionary suppliers at Amazon UK and you can see them all by selecting the link below...
Not only is this chopping board a fun and quirky gift idea, it's also stain resistant and made from high quality toughened glass and carries a lifetime guarantee against breakage. A fab gift idea and a great talking point in the kitchen.
A set of six coasters which would make the perfect gift for vinyl lovers. These drinks coasters would also be ideal for retro-themed parties and events.
Many decades ago a lot of toys used to be made from good, old-fashioned wood, and this one is made from 100% replenishable wood. This retro shooter is a fun gift for kids and adults alike and comes with rubber bands. An ideal stocking filler.
These are authentic-looking phones which look so much like the ones we all had back in the 1970's - many also include a mechanical ringer! However, thjey also has the advantage of 21st century technology. As well as the the classic trim and BT style phones shown here there are plenty of other designs and colours available, too.
Can there be any male who hasn't read a Marvel comic at some point in his life? I was a Spider-Man fan, and this officially licensed pencil case features a whole array of super heroes and is also filled with pens, pencils, eraser, sharpener and notepad. Now, if only this pencil case had been around when I was a lad!
Retro Gift Ideas
Bags - Retro
Books - Nostalgia
Books - Old Cars
Born in the 70s Gifts
Born in the 80s Gifts
iPhone Covers - Retro
Mugs - Gaming
Mugs - Retro
Party Decorations - 80s
Posters - Movie
Sunglasses - 80s
Sweets - Retro (loose)
Sweets - Retro Jars and Hampers
Toys - 70s and 80s
Toys - Traditional (wooden and metal)
T-Shirts - 80s and Retro
Watches - LED Retro