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50 Old-School Gifts

From Faux-Retro Flatscreen TVs to Retro Arcade Consoles

— December 23, 2016 — Fashion
The irony about old-school gifts is that they often appeal to an unremembered nostalgia. Whether referencing fashion, technology, or anything else, old-school gifts often go to recipients who weren't a part of the generation they idolize. Nonetheless, connecting oneself to the past brings a simultaneous comfort and hip nonchalance.

Especially today, amidst constant sea changes in the field, technology is instantly connected to a retro past. Even technology from 10 or fewer years ago feels quaint and retro by today's standards, as a device like Samsung's W2017 flip phone shows.

Fashion is also a common font of retro nostalgia, as fashions that define eras tend to be distinct. For instance, Psychic Hearts' 'Enjoy This With' clothing line in inextricably tied to the styles of the new wave movement of the late seventies and eighties.
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Retro Espresso Machines
Retro Espresso Machines
This Espresso Gadget Combines Smart Technology and Classic Aesthetics
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Updated Retro Sports Games
Updated Retro Sports Games
TecmoBowl.org Updated Tecmo Super Bowl for NES with 2016 NFL Rosters
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Digital Disc Games
Digital Disc Games
The 'Super Slam - POGS Battle' App Revives a Nostalgic 90s Activity
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Typographic Analog Clocks
Typographic Analog Clocks
The 'Font Clock' Rotates Through 12 Fonts Using a Flip Mechanism
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Retro Aluminum Design Cameras
Retro Aluminum Design Cameras
The Leica TL Compact Mirrorless Camera is Strong Inside and Out
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Retro Hip Hop Sneakers
Retro Hip Hop Sneakers
These Luxurious Sneakers from Puma Honor New York's 1980s Culture
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Cord-Cutting Console Adapters
Cord-Cutting Console Adapters
The Analogue 'Retro Receiver' Lets Users Port Any Wireless Gamepad
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Physical Smartphone Gaming Controllers
Physical Smartphone Gaming Controllers
The Hyperkin Smart Boy Smartphone Games Console is Retro
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Instant Selfie Cameras
Instant Selfie Cameras
The Leica 'Sofort' Camera Merges Vintage and Modern Photo Styles
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Retro All-White Sneakers
Retro All-White Sneakers
These Newly Released Triple White Nikes Pay Tribute to the 1990s
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Dystopian Film Smartwatch Designs
Dystopian Film Smartwatch Designs
The Lifeclock One is Inspired by the Fictional Film Wearable
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Palm-Sized Retro Consoles
Palm-Sized Retro Consoles
This DIY SNES Console was Created by YouTuber lyberty5
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Retro Media-Storing Cabinets
Retro Media-Storing Cabinets
The Symbol Audio 'AERO' Cabinet Designs Incorporate Old Media
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Watch Brand Power Cords
Watch Brand Power Cords
The Shinola Power Supply Cord is Created in Collaboration with GE
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Retro Co-Branded Jackets
Retro Co-Branded Jackets
Stussy's Line of Champion Apparel Remembers the 90s
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Portable Retro Lights
Portable Retro Lights
This LED Light is Rechargeable with a USB and Has a Simplistic Design
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Vintage Handcrafted Synthesizers
Vintage Handcrafted Synthesizers
This Synthesizer Workstation is Inspired By Retro Designs
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Smartphone Gaming Controllers
Smartphone Gaming Controllers
The Nintendo Controller is Being Remodeled to Incorporate iPhones
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Retro Cassette Tables
Retro Cassette Tables
The TAYBLES Are a Large-Scale Recreation of a Compact Cassette
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Retro-Fitted Gaming Consoles
Retro-Fitted Gaming Consoles
This USB Gaming Console Brings Modern Conveniences to Retro Gaming
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Furniture-Inspired Televisions
Furniture-Inspired Televisions
The 'Beovision 14' is Reminiscent of Early TV Sets
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Retro Australian Streetwear
Retro Australian Streetwear
Butter Goods' Summer Lookbook Features Pink Panther and Felix the Cat
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Electronics Advent Calendars
Electronics Advent Calendars
This Kit Supplies All the Pieces Needed to Make a Retro DIY Radio
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Functional Boombox Posters
Functional Boombox Posters
Case of Bass' 'Touch of Bass' Music Posters Feature Built-In Speakers
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Chic Compact Cameras
Chic Compact Cameras
The Olympus PEN E-PL8 Offers Affordable Style and Performance
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Sculptural Desktop Arcade Games
Sculptural Desktop Arcade Games
This Desktop Game Combines Modern and Retro Designs at Once
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Retro Wooden Headphones
Retro Wooden Headphones
The Ebony Encore Portable Audio System Improves the Tonal Music Experience
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Retro Map Art
Retro Map Art
Hubert Roguski Creates Simple Yet Stunning City Map Prints
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Retro Cassette Tape Tables
Retro Cassette Tape Tables
Altar Furniture's Cassette Tape Table is Driven by Nostalgia
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Modernized Retro Stereos
Modernized Retro Stereos
This Vintage-Inspired Stereo Has All the Features of a Modern One
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Collaborative Velour Tracksuits
Collaborative Velour Tracksuits
Japan's UNITED ARROWS Joined with adidas to Make Retro Sportswear
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Luxe 70s-Inspired High-Tops
Luxe 70s-Inspired High-Tops
These COACH Sneakers are Said to Draw from Old-School Hip Hop Culture
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Retro Video Game Tables
Retro Video Game Tables
The 'PONG PROJECT' Sees the Pong Video Game as a Tabletop Game
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Iconic Rock Band Apparel
Iconic Rock Band Apparel
This New PacSun Line Tributes Beloved Groups Like the Rolling Stones
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Revived Retro Tees
Revived Retro Tees
'Revive' Brought Back a Number of 1990s FUCT T-Shirts with Cynical Slogans
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Retro Arcade Apparel
Retro Arcade Apparel
BLUE HEROES Created a Collection of Pac-Man Clothing and Accessories
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Updated Retro Turntables
Updated Retro Turntables
The Crosley Retro Dansette Junior Turntable Pays Tribute to the 60s
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Smartphone Magnification Sets
Smartphone Magnification Sets
This Smartphone Magnifier Turns a Device into an Old School TV
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Stylish Electric Retro Bikes
Stylish Electric Retro Bikes
The Vispa eBike Combines Functionality with Nostalgic Style
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Faux-Retro Flatscreen TVs
Faux-Retro Flatscreen TVs
Doshisha's TV is Designed to Look Like a 1970s CRT TV
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Retro Arcade Consoles
Retro Arcade Consoles
'Dreamcade Replay' Offers Thousands of Classic Game Titles for Free
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Nostalgic Androgynous Apparel
Nostalgic Androgynous Apparel
Psychic Hearts' 'Enjoy This With' Collection Carries New Wave Motifs
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Retro Replica Desk Lamps
Retro Replica Desk Lamps
Louis Poulsen's Lamps are Inspired by the Iconic Panthella Lamp
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Revived Retro Apparel
Revived Retro Apparel
This New Nautica Collection Was Made for Urban Outfitters with Lil Yachty
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Avant-Garde Motorcycle Streetwear
Avant-Garde Motorcycle Streetwear
The Spring/Summer MISBHV Collection Edgily Adapts Retro Styles
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Retro Smartphone Designs
Retro Smartphone Designs
The Samsung W2017 Android Flip Phone Revives a Beloved Design Aesthetic
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Fusion Retro Jeans
Fusion Retro Jeans
The 'Born In the 1980s' Collection Blends '80s Style With a Modern Twist
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Retro Futuristic Furniture
Retro Futuristic Furniture
Sancal Depicts the Past and the Future in Its Latest Furniture Designs
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Retro Korean Streetwear
Retro Korean Streetwear
The Critic Skate Clothing Line Was Inspired by Looks from the 80s and 90s
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Retro Roadster Motorbikes
Retro Roadster Motorbikes
This Motorbike Breathes New Life to a BMW Two-Wheeler Classic
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