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Best nostalgia gifts that are sure to bring back memories

Best nostalgia gifts that are sure to bring back memories
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Who doesn’t wish they could go back in time at least once a day?! If 2020 is a year that has made you hunger for the days before our lives were turned upside down more than ever, we’ve got a gift guide for you!

Whether you’re shopping for a ’50 sock hopper, a child of the ’60s, a groovy ’70s person or a lover of the ’80s and the ’90s, we’ve got some great gift selections for everyone on your list.

So take a trip down Memory Lane…and here’s to many happy returns!

Get ready for a blast from the past with these retro gifts!

3D View Master classic viewer

Relive your childhood with this classic viewer! Don’t pay more than $20 for this…and look for the best price under $10. Compare to $17.99 at Amazon for a similar set.

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Ms. Pacman 8-games-in-1 full-size cocktail table

Let the arcade games begin! Expect to pay between $400 to $500 for this item. Compare to $799.99 at eBay.

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Doc Marten boots

This boot was a staple of ’90s footwear…with bouncing soles! But get ready for a $100+ price tag for the privilege of reliving that decade. Compare to $149.95 from Zappos.

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Nostalgia retro hard & sugar-free candy cotton candy maker

Dig into the sweet tastes of state fairs and corner candy stores! Right around $25 is a good price point for this item. JC Penney also matches this price.

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Golden Eagle trimstyle red phone

Who doesn’t remember these hanging on the wall or on sitting on a table in their home growing up?! Fortunately, the nostalgia comes cheap with this one. Compare to $16.04 at The Home Depot.

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Retro ’80s cassette T-shirt

Remember cassette tapes and re-spooling them with a pencil when your tape player ate your tape? Now you can relive this fun memory on your T-shirt! Compare to $24.95 on Etsy.

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Coca-Cola retro vending cooler and fridge

Relive the days of poodle skirts and malt shops with this 0.64 cubic foot (18 liters) capacity mini-fridge that can fit up to 10 cans!

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Infinity Instruments 9″ retro silent kitchen clock

This would look great in a retro ’60s kitchen covered in formica! Compare to $14.66 at QVC.

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Victrola retro record player

Host a sock hop at your house and bring on the oldies tunes! Features Bluetooth capability, a CD player and a 3-speed turntable. Expect to pay around $100 for this item. Compare to $104.99 at Wayfair.

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Playmobile Back to the Future DeLorean playset

Nothing says ’80s nostalgia like this storied film franchise! eBay has the best price from a reputable seller with free shipping.

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