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 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...
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.
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...
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...
I remember my Gran having one of these in the 1970s. Each time I visited her, the first thing I did was to shake her snow dome - I was always mesmerised by the snow storm inside and wondered how it worked. There are literally hundreds of these available at Amazon, including Disney, My Little Pony and, of course, Christmas themes.
Retro TV Photo Frame
Designed to look like an old 1970s TV set, this is a very quirky and fun gift idea. There are a number of designs to choose from at Amazon.
Mr.Tea - Tea for One
A fantastic gift idea! Officially licensed, high quality dishwasher and microwave safe Mr. Tea (Mr T) teapot and cup.
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.
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.
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