Pokemon, platform sneakers, and crop top hoodies are all nostalgic gifts that have been welcomed back in today’s fashion and beauty climate. Letting go is hard to do, and now brands won’t let us forget the great parts of pop culture.
Whether you or a friend still have flashbacks of Jane Fonda workout tapes or someone you know is still “totally buggin” over Clueless there’s a gift for that.
We love a gift that screams “decades of the past.” There’s even a legit science behind how nostalgia is sought out as it brings about feelings of happiness. So if you know the nooks and crevices of someone’s favorite games and pastimes, it can help you out a bunch to determine which nostalgic gifts to shop.
The amount of ‘90s-inspired collections alone that have come out over the months is wild.
But using a nostalgic gift guide, which can apply to literally anyone you shop for this year, will make your shopping list shrink just that much faster. Plus, this list could even trigger some happy emotions of your own.
Here are some of the best nostalgic gifts we think you need to grab ASAP:
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For the dad shoe lover in your life, these kicks are a throwback to the '90s. Dolled up in snakeskin and triangle studs, these make for a great statement shoe.
In case you want to rock these instead of heels, these will go with almost any maxi skirt or jeans you have stashed in your closet.
They also come in black. You're welcome.
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That one person in your life who's always obsessed with their hair will love this collection. Pikachu and Shu Uemura have joined forces to produce a "Pikashu" hair collection. This gift set of the brand's fan-favorite cleansing oil comes in this special Pokemon gold packaging. Plus, the small set makes it easy to travel with. .
One of the most classic times of the past is when mood products were all the rage. Fossil hopped on the trend as a part of its Archival Series.
This limited edition Mood Watch changes color based on your mood (more specifically heart rate) with Black meaning anxious/excitable, Amber meaning nervous or tense, Amber/Green means uneasy, blue/green means happy or love, and green means sensitive.
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Halloween may be over, but there are some of us who dress a tad bit witchy on the regular.
For that friend who loves platform heels (or anything straight-up black), these shoes will remind your friend that you know her dark scene kid style.
Not being a fan of Harry Styles is like not getting your daily dose of chill vibes.
With the release of the former Directioner's latest project, you can get the album on vinyl. 21st-century music on 20th-century tech has never sounded better.
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There's something about yellow plaid nowadays that we all associate with Cher Harowitz's iconic look.
K-Swiss brings fashionistas Cher's opening outfit into a shoe in the brand's classic VN style. You'll be saying "As if" all day long with these babies on your feet.
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If Barbie (and this old school logo) doesn't scream nostalgic, we don't know what does. Nail lovers, rejoice! This is a tried and true Barbie pink shade.
So for all the nail aficionados who can't decide which pink to wear, let this shade be the deciding factor.
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Danielle Nicole is known for selling high-end bags with a personality. This Loony Toons-inspired collection is perfect for the nostalgic cartoon fan in your life.
Plus, with its detachable capabilities, it's like you're giving away two bags for the price of one.
Star Wars is a franchise many can't deny their love for. These sweet running shoes are inspired by the film's battleships.
Not only do they look cool, but they offer the ultimate support for a comfortable run.
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What could be more nostalgic than the gang from Bayside High School.
These liquid lippies are metallic shades that could be perfect for the holidays. Inspired by the show, each of the shades are named after the girls: Jessie, Kelly, and Lisa.
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If you’re looking for something that is truly classic, unique vintage is one of the best places for vintage plus size clothing.
The brand offers these 1930s inspired black and white pinstripe suspender pants. Though they look old fashioned in the photos, with a little update in the top, you’ll want to rock these pants so well throughout the year.
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Just as retro fashion's made a comeback, so has older technologies.
This updated version of the original Polaroid OneStep camera from 1977 is perfect for that photographer in your life who knows the difference between an F-stop and A-town down.
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Not for the faint-hearted. We’ve rebuilt our classic 1460 boot in Iridescent Croc — a metallic faux-scale leather that demands attention with every step.
Amped up with metallic-flecked laces, the boots have our core DNA locked in: yellow welt stitching and an AirWair heel loop.
Are there other nostalgic gifts you would add?
Do any of the ones we picked tickle your fancy?
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