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:
Are there other nostalgic gifts you would add?
Do any of the ones we picked tickle your fancy?
Let us know in the comments!
Ari is a plus-size blogger and writer with a focus on representation in fashion and beauty from a Black, fat, and queer perspective. Having worked in media for over 10 years, she has delved into television and fashion show productions as well as public relations. Ari and her work have been featured in Bustle, Apartment Therapy's sister site, The Kitchn, Revelist, Narcity, Refinery29, The Cut, the late Babe.net, and now The Curvy Fashionista