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80 Retro Gift Ideas

From Portable Vintage Speakers to 80s Landline Telephones

— December 24, 2015 — Pop Culture
With the arrival of every new year comes an assortment of new products, but rather than looking ahead, these retro gift ideas turn to the past for inspiration.

These nostalgic gift ideas take after the form and functions of items from days past. This includes vintage speaker designs, sneakers, as well as a variety of home decor that seems to come from a simpler time.

While many of these designs emulate the past in appearance only, others incorporate technology of today to permit familiar activities to be carried out. A perfect example of this is the new Holga Digital camera, which takes film-style photos and saves them to an SD card. Products like these provide the best of both worlds, indulging nostalgia, while also keeping up with the technology of the times.
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Retro Computer Microphones
Retro Computer Microphones
The 'Neatmic' is a High-Quality Stylish Computer Microphone
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Retro Americana Watches
Retro Americana Watches
The Harry Winston Opus 14 Model is Inspired by a Classic American Jukebox
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Retro Sci-Fi Towels
Retro Sci-Fi Towels
These Star Trek Enterprise Beach Towels Feature Old School Imagery
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Retro Gamer Guitars
Retro Gamer Guitars
The 'Guitar Boy' is a Hybrid Electric Guitar and Nintendo Game Boy
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Scientific Instrument Clocks
Scientific Instrument Clocks
This Retro Clock Has Twitchy Needles Like a Real Analog Voltmeter
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Pixelated Gamer Car Decals
Pixelated Gamer Car Decals
This Mosaic Design Uses Tiles to Recreate Gaming Characters on Vehicles
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Retro Game Cookies
Retro Game Cookies
These DIY Tetris Sugar Cookies are Formed to Look Like Video Game Pieces
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Retro Music Equipment
Retro Music Equipment
The McIntosh C22 Preamp Looks Old School But Performs in a Modern Way
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Retro Medium Decals
Retro Medium Decals
This Vinyl Record Wall Decal Adds a Finishing Touch for Music Lovers
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Retro Paisley-Patterned Luggage
Retro Paisley-Patterned Luggage
The Seasonal Bag Collection by WANT Les Essentiels is Vintage
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Retro Band Cosmetics
Retro Band Cosmetics
The Sephora + Jem and the Holograms Collection Boasts Colorful Beauty
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Retro-Inspired Cameras
Retro-Inspired Cameras
This Camera Fuses an Old-School Look with Modern Functionality
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Vintage Spoon Indicators
Vintage Spoon Indicators
The Spoon Flower Creates Endearing Gardening Markers Out of Old Flatware
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Retro Rapper Footwear
Retro Rapper Footwear
These Sneakers are Inspired by Legendary Rap Group Run DMC
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Modular Arcade Bookshelves
Modular Arcade Bookshelves
This Floating Shelf Design Takes Inspiration from the Pac-Man Game
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Futuristic Sneaker Pins
Futuristic Sneaker Pins
The 'Yesterdays' Air Mag Pin Pays Tribute to an Iconic 80s Film
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Retro-Inspired Playing Cards
Retro-Inspired Playing Cards
These Throwback Cards Let You Play Microsoft's Solitaire in Real Life
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Retro Coffee Grinders
Retro Coffee Grinders
The Ceramic Burr Manual Coffee Grinder Provides Perfect Results Every Time
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Retro Instant Cameras
Retro Instant Cameras
The Lomo'Instant Wide Camera Brings Glorious Instant Film Back
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Portable Vintage Speakers
Portable Vintage Speakers
This High Quality Portable Speaker is Shaped Like a Retro Handheld Radio
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Retro-Inspired Camera Remotes
Retro-Inspired Camera Remotes
These Remote Shutters for Phones Resemble Old Film Gadgets
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Updated Antique Radios
Updated Antique Radios
The Crosley Ranchero Classic Speaker Plays MP3s from a Smartphone or Tablet
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Retro Sci-Fi Skateboards
Retro Sci-Fi Skateboards
The Supreme E.T. Skateboard Celebrates the Iconic 80s Film
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Video Game Light Switches
Video Game Light Switches
The Arcade Light Switch Uses Colorful Buttons for Operation
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LED Slap-On Watches
LED Slap-On Watches
The Reflex Slap Watch Features Retro Futurism
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Adapted Classic Consoles
Adapted Classic Consoles
This New Game Boy Concept Brings Modern Features to the Classic Design
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Retro Space Sneakers
Retro Space Sneakers
The All-Star '70 Gets a Groovy Galactic Look In Honor of Its Decade of Origin
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Multi-Cartridge Consoles
Multi-Cartridge Consoles
This Retro Gaming Console Plays Cartridges from 11 Different Game Systems
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Retro Bluetooth Game Controllers
Retro Bluetooth Game Controllers
This Accessory Recreates the Look of a Super Nintendo Controller
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Fuzzy Soda Sweaters
Fuzzy Soda Sweaters
The Unique Collection of Coca-Cola Fashions Uses Fuzzy Fabrics & Brand Logos
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Paratrooper Timepieces
Paratrooper Timepieces
The Longines Heritage Military COSD Watch Takes After a 1940s Design
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80s Landline Telephones
80s Landline Telephones
This Retro Transparent Phone is Ideal for Those Who Still Have a Landline
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Updated Retro Footwear
Updated Retro Footwear
The Re-Engineered New Balance 1500 is a Modern Take on a Classic
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Bauhaus-Honoring Timepieces
Bauhaus-Honoring Timepieces
Great George Watches Pay Homage to the Big Apple and in a Chic Way
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Retro Minimalist Speakers
Retro Minimalist Speakers
These Speakers Merge a 70s-Inspired Design with Modern Sound Quality
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Bluetooth Gramophone Players
Bluetooth Gramophone Players
Gramovax's Updated Gramophone Design Streams Music from a Smartphone
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Music Streaming Radios
Music Streaming Radios
The Revo SuperSystem Features a Retro Design with Spotify Connect
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Refined Furniture Collections
Refined Furniture Collections
Bruno Moinard's New Collection Exemplifies Functional Modernism
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Wooden Handheld Video Games
Wooden Handheld Video Games
The 'Pixel Vision' by Love Hulten is Crafted from Tough Walnut Wood
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Retro Suede Sneakers
Retro Suede Sneakers
The Nike Air Max 1 Designs are Seasonally Themed with Neutral Brown Tones
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Wooden Bluetooth Boomboxes
Wooden Bluetooth Boomboxes
The ‘Wooden Boombox’ is a Modernized Retro Radio Made of Mahogany
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Nostalgic Smartphone Customizations
Nostalgic Smartphone Customizations
This Retro iPhone Resembles the Apple 'IIe' Personal Computer
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1970s-Inspired Surfboards
1970s-Inspired Surfboards
This Collection of Skate and Surfboards Boasts Retro California Vibes
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Groovy Celebrity Furniture
Groovy Celebrity Furniture
Lenny Kravitz' 1970s-Inspired Furniture Collection Revives Retro Style
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Rocket-Shaped Receptacles
Rocket-Shaped Receptacles
This Spaceboy Trash Can Gives Kitchens a Futuristic Theme
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Vintage Cocktail Computers
Vintage Cocktail Computers
This Device Uses Punch Cards to Select Different Cocktail Recipes
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Retro Cartoon Totes
Retro Cartoon Totes
The Gap x Peanuts Tote Displays Snoopy and Woodstock
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Motel Sign Nightlights
Motel Sign Nightlights
These Dainty Bespoke Bedroom Lamps are Designed to Look Like Vintage Signs
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Rustic Vintage Firestarters
Rustic Vintage Firestarters
This Kerosene Lighter is Fashioned to Look Like an Antique
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Homemade Retro Scrunchies
Homemade Retro Scrunchies
These DIY Hair Ties add a Vintage Flare to Your Hairstyle of Choice
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Psychedelic Bucket Hats
Psychedelic Bucket Hats
Mishka's Oil Spill Print Hat is Vibrantly Printed and Reversible
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Wooden Computer Replicas
Wooden Computer Replicas
This Macintosh Design Boasts a Wooden Keyboard with Gold-Plated Zinc Keys
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Vintage Film Camera Cases
Vintage Film Camera Cases
The Lumenati CS1 is Designed to Make iPhones Look Like Camcorders
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Vintage Video Game Adapters
Vintage Video Game Adapters
This Device Lets Users Play Retro Video Games on Their Phone
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Retro Crystal Glassware
Retro Crystal Glassware
The Waterford Mad Men Edition Drinkware Evokes a Serious 60s Aesthetic
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Disco Ball Cups
Disco Ball Cups
These Disco Ball Sippy Cups are Designed for Adult & Child Drinking Needs
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Retro Animated Wallets
Retro Animated Wallets
The Louis Vuitton Christmas Animation Wallets Feature 1920s Graphics
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Reintroduced Retro Sneakers
Reintroduced Retro Sneakers
The 'Nike Zoom Flight 95' Will Be Rereleased for Its 20th Anniversary
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Wireless Vinyl Turntables
Wireless Vinyl Turntables
This Record Player Cleverly Combines Retro Design With Modern Tech
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Vintage Shaving Kits
Vintage Shaving Kits
This Deluxe Shaving Kit Lets You Tend to Your Facial Hair in Style
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Nostalgic Jelly Lipsticks
Nostalgic Jelly Lipsticks
Chosungah's Flavorful Lipstick Types are a Throwback to the 90s
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Retro Drinkware Shorts
Retro Drinkware Shorts
These Kennedy Jazz Solo Cup Shorts Feature a 90s Design Pattern
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Pilot Instrument-Inspired Timepieces
Pilot Instrument-Inspired Timepieces
The Pancor Aviator Watch Blends Vintage and Modern Style
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Wooden Gaming Consoles
Wooden Gaming Consoles
This Retro Gaming Device Lets You Play Old Games on the Go
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90s-Inspired Basketball Sneakers
90s-Inspired Basketball Sneakers
This Shoe Collab Uses the Vivid Colors of 90s Basketball Culture
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70s-Inspired Bike Helmets
70s-Inspired Bike Helmets
The Biltwell Gringo Helmet Boasts Retro Style with Modern Features
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Portable Record Players
Portable Record Players
The 'Rawman 3000' Lets You Listen to Your Vinyl Records on the Go
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Antique Smartwatch Jewelry
Antique Smartwatch Jewelry
The Horn Charm Pendant Necklace for Apple Watch is Retro-Chic
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Retro Vehicle Coolers
Retro Vehicle Coolers
The Volkswagen Camper Van Cooler Keeps Drinks and Parties Cool
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Retro Amp Key Holders
Retro Amp Key Holders
The 'Jack Rack' Guitar Amp Key Holder Hangs Keys in Style
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Digitzed Retro Cameras
Digitzed Retro Cameras
The Holga Digital Takes Film-Style Photos and Uploads them to an SD Card
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Vintage Craft Beer Openers
Vintage Craft Beer Openers
The 'Eagle Cap-Off' Brings Back a Retro Device from the Industrial Age
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Handcrafted Leather Luggage
Handcrafted Leather Luggage
This Stock & Barrel Co. Vintage Leather Satchel is Ideal for Students
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90s-Inspired Sneakers
90s-Inspired Sneakers
This Nike ACG Brings Back the Retro Sneakers in a Women's Mobb Mid
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Retro Eco Electric Bikes
Retro Eco Electric Bikes
The OtoCycles RaceR Recycled Bicycle Features Salvaged Materials
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Retro Wooden Amplifiers
Retro Wooden Amplifiers
This Portable Amplifier for Smartphones Resembles a Vintage Radio Speaker
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Pocket-Sized Cocktail Kits
Pocket-Sized Cocktail Kits
This Tiny Cocktail Kit Includes the Ingredients for an Old Fashioned
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Vintage Leather Duffel Bags
Vintage Leather Duffel Bags
This Kendal & Hyde Bag Looks Like It Could've Been Your Grandparents'
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Vintage Internet Apparel
Vintage Internet Apparel
INU INU's Aesthetics Top References Nostalgic Computer Graphics
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Hand-Built Retro Scooters
Hand-Built Retro Scooters
This Cezeta Electric Scooter is Inspired by Its 1950s Original Design
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