When we were kids, there was nothing better than getting the Sears Wish Book. It was the most exciting pieces of mail we’d get all year long. When the Sears catalog arrived, our moms knew they needed to watch out because we always got first dibs.
The Sears catalog was amazing year-round. Obviously the ‘Wish Book’ was the best issue of the year, but even the ones that came out for the other seasons still gave us something to look at when we were bored. We would all spend so much time looking through the pages, making mental lists of things we wanted to ask our parents for.
These are pages straight out of the 1983 Sears Wish Book, and looking through them will bring you right back to your childhood.
When you’re ready to go workout, there was no better place to shop!
A six piece outfit complete with headband, belt, body suit, tights, legwarmers, ankle bands is obviously what you need to help you reach the pinnacle of physical fitness!
A cozy jumpsuit, because you have to get to your aerobics class some how!
If you weren’t comfortable wearing those tights as pants then you could throw one of these on over top!
Barbie was always an important part of the catalog
Look, she has a gym of her own complete with a matching jumpsuit!
No backyard was complete without one of these
I bet we can all still remember the feeling of the hot metal slide on a summer day, especially if you ever made the mistake of going on it in shorts.
Men’s fitness was as accessorized as women’s
So many headbands. Were we all THAT sweaty?
100% would put these blankets on my bed now
Seriously, Garfield was the coolest cat in town for a long while.
Remember when landlines were a thing?
Picking your phone was a pretty big deal. We all hoped for a cool one, but chances are we just had the regular looking ones because the whole family had to use it.
But at least cordless phones were starting to get popular!
They only weighed a ton and were so bulky. Remember when you had to pull out the antennae?
You also had to make sure you had the coolest electronics…
If you wanted to seem cool, you needed a boom box
They were super heavy, but it was worth it.
Sure, this may look like a regular CD, but Laser Disk was so much more than that…
It even says it’ll help you start your disc library for you including Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, Handel’s “The Water Music” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony #5”, just what we all wanted!
Do you remember just how heavy these were? It was like you had your own camera crew, they were SO excessive
It’s always fun to go back and watch old home movies, but the thought of carrying one of these around would have taken a lot of commitment!
Back before we had cellphones to tell us the time, we all had the COOLEST watches
These were kind of like the first versions of an iWatch. You got to know the time, sure, but what you really wanted was the little mini game that was on it. So good for when you were bored in class.
If you were super into video games, you could also get these awesome home systems
It was like having your own arcade in your living room!
Of course you would need to keep up with the latest ‘Star Wars’ toys
You had to do your part to destroy the Empire, obviously!
And last but certainly not least, picking out your BMX bike was one of the most important decisions you could make
You also needed the proper accessories to go with it if you wanted to be the fast kid on the block.