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100 Retro Gift Ideas

From Retro Radio Purses to Nostalgic Phone Alarm Docks

— December 18, 2014 — Art & Design
These retro gift ideas are perfect for the friend who was born in the wrong era.

There are plenty of options for the friend of yesteryear. For the retro fan and photography buff, for instance, there are instant filter camera lenses, vintage film-saving gadgets and retro camera USBs. For the gamer, you can opt for something like retro timber gaming options or vintage gamer desk lights.

Then there's the fashionista. If you have a pal that prefers to dress like he/she is from a different decade (be it the 40s, 50s, 60s or 70s), you can gift them with a cute accessory from their preferred time period. Think archival rounded sunglasses, retro binder iPad protectors and retro radio purses. All of these retro gift ideas are sure to get the nostalgia flowing!
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Galactic Beach Towels
Galactic Beach Towels
This Star Trek Beach Towel Celebrates the ‘Mirror, Mirror’ Episode
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Antiquated Trekkie Lockets
Antiquated Trekkie Lockets
This Captain Spock Necklace Give Futuristic Characters a Vintage Twist
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Vintage Film-Saving Gadgets
Vintage Film-Saving Gadgets
Smartphone Lomography Scanner Redeems Old Films Back on Virtual Space
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Psychedelic Hobbyist Accessories
Psychedelic Hobbyist Accessories
This Lacquer Backgammon Set by Jonathan Adler Embraces Vivid Hues
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Sugary Breakfast Lollipops
Sugary Breakfast Lollipops
These Sugary Lollipops are Shaped Like Popular Breakfast Foods
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Chrome Coffee Collections
Chrome Coffee Collections
This Stainless Steel Coffee Pot Line was Designed By Paul Smith
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Charming Dessert Carriers
Charming Dessert Carriers
Etsy User Claudine Hellmuth Creates Clever Cupcake Gift Box Designs
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Intergalactic Coin Clutches
Intergalactic Coin Clutches
This Spock Star Trek Coin Pouch is Perfect for Carrying Small Change
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Gamified Arcade Cups
Gamified Arcade Cups
The Pac-Man Game Over Travel Mug is Perfect for Serious Video Game Fans
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Vintage Tape Bottle Poppers
Vintage Tape Bottle Poppers
The Cassette Bottle Opener is Perfect for Retro Music Fans
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Prim Pink Illuminators
Prim Pink Illuminators
CB2's Rosie Table Lamp Design is a Throwback to the 60's
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Playful Puzzle Fridges
Playful Puzzle Fridges
The Rubik's Cube Fridge Keeps Drink Cool in a Playful and Colorful Way
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Winged Camera Captures
Winged Camera Captures
Paul Octavius’s Vintage Camera Photos Depict Soaring Devices
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Retro Timber Gaming Systems
Retro Timber Gaming Systems
The Atari 2600 VCS System is for the Avid Vintage Gamer
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Playfully Retro Fashion
Playfully Retro Fashion
The Erin Fetherston Fall Line is Inspired by New York's Barbizon Hotel
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Glamorously Retro Shades
Glamorously Retro Shades
The Vintage Frames Line by Corey Shapiro Pays Tribute to Decades Past
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Windup Movie Projectors
Windup Movie Projectors
The 'Bioscope' Movie Projector Brings a Twist to Home Movies
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Iconic Cola Collections
Iconic Cola Collections
The Bathing Ape Coca-Cola Collection Features a Thirsty Primate
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Pinball Machine Desks
Pinball Machine Desks
Artist Tim Sway Upcycles a Classic Arcade Console into a Piece of Furniture
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Retro Console Redesigns
Retro Console Redesigns
The NES 3DS XL Will Make You Feel Nostalgic
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Natural Craft Sodas
Natural Craft Sodas
Targeting Millennials, Caleb's Kola by Pepsi is Branded as a 'Craft Soda'
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Retro Binder iPad Protectors
Retro Binder iPad Protectors
The Trapper Keeper Tablet Case is Inspired by a Vintage School Tool
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Mongolian Sheep Fur Seating
Mongolian Sheep Fur Seating
Nepal by Paola Navone is Covered in Shaggy Faux Fur
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Vintage Console Backpacks
Vintage Console Backpacks
This Dreamcast Controller Knapsack is a Chic Retro Gamer Delight
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Movie Soundtrack Cassettes
Movie Soundtrack Cassettes
Exact Copy of the Guardians of the Galaxy Mixtape to Be Released
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Retro Cartoon Couture
Retro Cartoon Couture
The Juvenile COMME des GARCONS SHIRT x Disney “Camo” Capsule Col
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Gamified Character Glasses
Gamified Character Glasses
Gamers Can Enjoy Drinking a Beer in these Mario Pint Glasses
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Tattooed Muscle Man Flasks
Tattooed Muscle Man Flasks
This Drinking Flask from Wicked Caribou Will Make You a Manly Man
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Vintage Camera Slicers
Vintage Camera Slicers
The Say Cheese Instant Slicer Provides Cheese in a Wonerfully Retro Manner
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Pop Artist-Inspired Cases
Pop Artist-Inspired Cases
These Pop Art Cases for the iPhone 5 Pay Tribute to Andy Warhol
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Vinyl Superhero Clocks
Vinyl Superhero Clocks
This Loki and Thor Clock is Made Using an Upcycled Vinyl Record
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Retro Game Food Shapers
Retro Game Food Shapers
This Classic Controller Mold Gives Your Food a Vintage Video Game Theme
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Retro Milkshake Cupcake Molds
Retro Milkshake Cupcake Molds
Betty's Silicone Cupcake Mold is Decadently Delicious
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Windable Droid Toys
Windable Droid Toys
These Tin Wind Up Toys are Designed to Look Like Star Wars Characters
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Photography Toilet Paper
Photography Toilet Paper
Developing Your Decor Toilet Tissue is Too Pretty for Poop
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Ultra-Portable Vinyl Players
Ultra-Portable Vinyl Players
ION's Duo Deck Turntable Lets You Take Vintage Music on the Go
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8-Bit Character Cups
8-Bit Character Cups
This Pixelated Game of Thrones Mug Design Features a Variety of Characters
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Smartphone-Inspired Televisions
Smartphone-Inspired Televisions
The Philips VinTV Looks Like a Magnified iPhone on a Tripod
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Retro Hot Dog Rollers
Retro Hot Dog Rollers
The Nostalgia Hot Dog Roller Lets You Cook Your Sausages Old-School Style
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Retro Superhero Dolls
Retro Superhero Dolls
This Collectable Batgirl Doll is Made from Soft Plush Vinyl
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Retro Tennis Shoes
Retro Tennis Shoes
The Nike Air Tech Challenge II Shoe is Inspired by Andre Agassi
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Remixed Pop Culture Prints
Remixed Pop Culture Prints
This Star Wars and Audrey Hepburn Print Mixes Two Favorites
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Retro Gamer Flasks
Retro Gamer Flasks
The Power Up Flask is Designed to Resemble the Game Boy
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Gamer Console Mugs
Gamer Console Mugs
This Adventure Time Cup is Shaped Like the Character BMO
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Automotive Flash Drives
Automotive Flash Drives
This Truck-Shaped USB Also Has a Portable Speaker and Radio
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Retro Gamer Knapsacks
Retro Gamer Knapsacks
The TravelBoy Backpack is Shaped to Resemble the Classic Game Boy
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Retro Revival Eyewear
Retro Revival Eyewear
Maison Kitsune x Oliver Peoples Creates Elegant Hipster Sunglasses
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Gamer-Approved Tech Accessories
Gamer-Approved Tech Accessories
The Gameboy iPhone 5 Case from Celebrates the Retro Device
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Retro Camera USBs
Retro Camera USBs
Reminisce of the Old Days with this Vintage Camera USB Drive
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Doctor-Themed Duffels
Doctor-Themed Duffels
The Dr. Duffel Canvas Weekender Bag is Available Through Squarestreet
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Speech Bubble Boards
Speech Bubble Boards
The Talk Corkboard is Great for Leaving Important Messages
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Rockabilly Music Box Speakers
Rockabilly Music Box Speakers
The Ion Jukebox Dock is a Retro 50s-Inspired Tune Player for iPads
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Pop Artist Sunglasses
Pop Artist Sunglasses
These Andy Warhol Products Feature the Iconic Artist's Self-Portraits
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Vintage Tool Lamps
Vintage Tool Lamps
The First Light Collection is Inspired by Old Hand Tools
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Retro Radio Purses
Retro Radio Purses
The Samira Kate Spade Clutch is Shaped Like an Old Music Player
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Musical Baking Implements
Musical Baking Implements
The Cassette Tape Cookie Cutter Serves Up a New Sort of Retro Icon
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Retro Boombox Bags
Retro Boombox Bags
The Boombox Bag WIll Spin You Right 'Round Baby Right 'Round
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Archival Rounded Sunglasses
Archival Rounded Sunglasses
The Dita for Thom Browne FW14 Eyewear Collection is Retro Mod
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Retro Art Collector Portraits
Retro Art Collector Portraits
W Magazine's Modern Art Editorial Looks to the Past for Inspiration
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Gamer Console USBs
Gamer Console USBs
This Adorable USB Port Looks Like a Miniature Nintendo Game Boy Color
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Retro Tech Sculptures
Retro Tech Sculptures
This LEGO Sculpture Art by Chris McVeigh Plays Up Major Nostalgia
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Retro Botanical Underwear
Retro Botanical Underwear
These High-Waisted Panty Designs Come with a Black Plant Print
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70s-Style Jam Packaging
70s-Style Jam Packaging
The PB & Jams Branding Has a Retro Feel
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Contemporary Hippie Apparel
Contemporary Hippie Apparel
UNIF's Blotter Kimono Celebrates Tie-Dyed Flower Child Fashions
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Charitable Tech Accessories
Charitable Tech Accessories
Whipster's Vibrant iPhone Cases Give Proceeds to a Good Cause
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Retro Suitcase-Shaped Speakers
Retro Suitcase-Shaped Speakers
The Suitcase Speakerbox is an Ode to Old School Luggages
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DIY Gaming Smartphone Mods
DIY Gaming Smartphone Mods
Turn a Game Boy into an Android Controller with These DIY Instructions
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DIY Vintage Cameras
DIY Vintage Cameras
The Konstruktor F by Lomography is a Modernized Vintage Product
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Minimalist Vintage Time-Tellers
Minimalist Vintage Time-Tellers
The Brick Flip Clock by Erwin Termaat is Full of Simplistic Style
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Steampunk Telephone Handbags
Steampunk Telephone Handbags
This Telephone Bag Will Help Carry you Through the Day
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Videogame-Inspired Swimwear Photoshoot
Videogame-Inspired Swimwear Photoshoot
Bubble Shooter by Mikel Muruzabal is Vibrant and Playful
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8-Bit Pop Culture Paintings
8-Bit Pop Culture Paintings
Adam Lister Explores Art in Terms of Retro Video Game Graphics
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Retro Pixel Sunglasses
Retro Pixel Sunglasses
These Italia Independent Glasses are Designed with Hipster 8-Bit Graphics
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Nostalgic Phone Alarm Docks
Nostalgic Phone Alarm Docks
This iPhone Alarm Dock Reinvents an Old Form
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Retro Cassette Phone Cases
Retro Cassette Phone Cases
This Wood iPhone Case is Naturally Nostalgic
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Interactive Pop Dispensers
Interactive Pop Dispensers
The Koolatron Soda Vending Fridge is a Playful Drink Cooler
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Romantic Bikini Lookbooks
Romantic Bikini Lookbooks
The Latest Sabo Skirt Lookbook Features Avril Alexander
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Retro Bathroom Radios
Retro Bathroom Radios
The Lexon Mezzo Transistor Has a Vintage Looks with Modern Practicality
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Iconic Onscreen Posters
Iconic Onscreen Posters
These Pop Culture Icon Posters are Geometric and Representative
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Vibrant Streetwear Fashion
Vibrant Streetwear Fashion
The So Fresh & So Clean Editorial for The Ones 2 Watch is Youthful
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Suspended Jar Lighting
Suspended Jar Lighting
These Pendant Mason Jar Lights are Perfect for Creating a Rustic Home Decor
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Boozy Battery Boosting Devices
Boozy Battery Boosting Devices
The PowerFlask is a Discreet Portable Phone Charger
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Cinematic Popcorn Box Purses
Cinematic Popcorn Box Purses
'Romwe's' Unique Purses Make Your Outfit More Entertaining
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Retro Miniature Digital Cameras
Retro Miniature Digital Cameras
Carbon Has Launched the Polaroid-Inspired One Mini Camera
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Fanciful Rapper Shirts
Fanciful Rapper Shirts
The I'm So Fancy Plaid Shirt Design Pays Tribute to Iggy Azalea
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Porcelain Floral Tattoos
Porcelain Floral Tattoos
These Flower Temporary Tattoos Look Like Willow Pattern China
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Retro Nail Wraps
Retro Nail Wraps
The Orbit Ring Nail Wraps By NCLA Add An Extra Sleek Finish To Manicures
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Sassy 60s Kitchenware
Sassy 60s Kitchenware
The Tala Retro Range Channels its Mid-Century Roots with Throwback Branding
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Fingerprint Scanning Deadbolts
Fingerprint Scanning Deadbolts
This Deadbolt Allows for Keyless, Fingerprint-Enabled Entry
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Retro Cartoon Clothing Collabs
Retro Cartoon Clothing Collabs
The Lazy Oaf x Looney Toons Collection is Cartoon Chic
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Feminine Rainbow Fashion
Feminine Rainbow Fashion
The Wildfox Couture Pre-Fall 2014 Collection Channels 'Rainbow Brite'
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Retro Typewriter Keyboards
Retro Typewriter Keyboards
The Philo PC Concepts Blends the Old and the New for a Unique Design
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Instant Filter Camera Lenses
Instant Filter Camera Lenses
The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens is Inspired by 1840s Technology
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Retro Aluminum Shades
Retro Aluminum Shades
Aluminium Adds a Modern Twist to the Classic Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses
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Paper Wine Bottles
Paper Wine Bottles
These Cardboard Wine Bottles Take a More Eco-Friendly Design Route
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Luxurious Retro Cycles
Luxurious Retro Cycles
The Pininfarina Fuoriserie is a Modernized Vintage Bicycle
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Retro Toy Planters
Retro Toy Planters
Treasure Troll Air Plant Pots is a Childhood Remix
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Adventurous Friendship Lookbooks
Adventurous Friendship Lookbooks
The Olive and Frank Lookbook Celebrates Youth
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Nostalgic 70s Menswear
Nostalgic 70s Menswear
L’Officiel Hommes Germany's Editorial Boasts Retro Fall Fashions
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