I think we can all agree that we all have a bit of an obsession with our past. There’s something special about the time that we grew up that makes us want to hold onto it harder and harder as we get older.
Sure, maybe we are just trying to put off the inevitable, or maybe we are just finally capable of getting all the stuff we wish we could have gotten as kids.
There’s also the fact that now that we are now living on our own, we get to pick the decor and if we want it all to be Space Jam posters and Barbies who’s going to stop us? I mean, most of us don’t want that, but no judgement if you do!
Sometimes it’s hard to find all the stuff that’s made for you though, so we’ve got you covered. Everything you need to re-live your childhood is here, so get ready to make your wish lists now.
1. Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set
Sure, you could read the latest best-sellers to keep up with trends, but you know you’d rather read these for the twentieth time.
Five of the bestselling Goosebumps books are available in a collectible tin, and it’s perfect. It includes Monster Blood, Why I’m Afraid of Bees, A Night in Terror Tower, The Beast From The East, and Legend of the Lost Legend.
And if those books aren’t your favorites, they even made a second collection to bring a little more spookiness to your bookshelf.
This collection includes Welcome to Dead House, Say Cheese and Die!, Night of the Living Dummy, The Haunted Mask, and One Day At HorrorLand.
All these books feature the original artwork and are everything you could possibly want. You can get them on Amazon.
2. Old School Cat Clock
I feel like each and every one of us has seen this clock in someone’s house before. Why not bring into your house? I mean, you need a clock right? May as well have a cute (and only a little bit creepy) one that has moving eyes!
You can get it on Amazon and make your house the perfect nostalgia home.
Nothing beats a classic Lite Brite. Sure, there’s probably an app that looks kind of like it, but nothing will ever be better than the original.
4. Retro Batcave
The original 1960s Batman show will always be my favorite, and this classic Batcave will help you relive the adventures you always loved.
While the dolls aren’t included, you can find some retro ones on Amazon as well so don’t worry, your collection will be complete.
5. Batman Retro Dolls
6. Vintage Cabbage Patch Kid
Listen, we are all at the age where people we know are starting to have children, so if you need a perfect gift, nothing will ever beat a Cabbage Patch Kid.
Also, this prevents you from having to share yours, which you know you still have tucked away somewhere. May as well get them their own!
7. Slap Bracelets
If you want to have a 90s-themed party, you are going to need these. They are so cheap, and instantly bring so much joy to everyone who puts them on.
Immediately you are reminded of the elementary school playground, cracking it on your wrist over and over. And, they are only $8 for 25 of them!
8. Jelly Sandals
If you want to get that true 90s style, you NEED jelly sandals.
It’s basically a requirement, so I don’t know why you’re waiting. They aren’t even that expensive, so you will be able to rock your best 90s look no problem.
9. Candy Land
I know what you’re thinking: “Candy Land is for young kids! I don’t wan’t to play it!” Okay, but hear me out… It’s fun.
Especially when you play this classic version that looks straight out of the 60s. You’ll feel like you’re at grandma’s house for the weekend. You can pick it up on Amazon, it makes a great gift!
10. Tetris Ice Cube Tray
These Tetris ice cube trays are perfect for impressing your guests and making yourself smile. Every time you go to get a drink you’ll see it and smile, and probably end up with that song stuck in your head for the rest of the night.
They are a great novelty gift, and people absolutely love them. They are cheap too, so you don’t have to break the bank to have a little bit of whimsy in your house. Who says you’ve got to grow up!
11. Retro Clue
Clue might be the best board game ever made, and this old-school version is absolutely beautiful.
Check out how glamorous Miss Scarlet looks! It’s only $15 right now too, so you may as well add it to your collection!
12. Pop-O-Matic Trouble
I still get the song in my head from time to time… Do you remember it? “It’s fun gettin’ into trouble!”
I feel like the only way to get it out is by playing it again, which is perfect because it’s on Amazon for only $13! .
13. Slinky Dog
Buzz and Woody aren’t the only ones who get to hang out with a slinky dog. For around $20, you can get one too! He looks exactly as he does in the movie too.
14. 1990s Candy Gift Box
This perfect time capsule contains a bunch of classic candies and snacks that you loved as a kid. You get two pounds of it delivered to your door, and honestly you will not regret it.
For $25 it’s really worth it, I promise. It works out to about $1.50 per type of candy, but the nostalgia that it’ll bring you? Priceless.
15. Gushers, Fruit By The Foot, and Fruit Roll-Ups Variety Pack
Sure, you could go buy these at the grocery store, but then you’re going to have to remember to do it. Just order these now, for only $15 and then you’ll get the best retro snack surprise!
While you can now go get Surge at Burger King, some people may prefer to have it delivered right to their homes. Don’t worry, Amazon has you covered.
17. Butterfly Clips
Kids these days don’t understand how important butterfly clips were to us, so it’s time we bring them back. It’s very cheap to do this, as a pack of 100 is less than $10.
18. Now that’s what I call 90s Pop CD
If you need one convenient location for all your 90s favorites, then this is the mix for you. Best part, if you have Prime you can listen to it for free.
19. Holographic Fanny Pack
Yes, I know what you’re thinking, Fanny Packs haven’t really been the coolest accessory, but you know what, who cares. They are convenient and make us feel like we are 13 again, so why not!
20. Fisher Price Chatter Phone
So this one is my go-to gift for all baby showers or baby birthdays. It’s a simple toy that everyone recognizes from their childhood, and as an added bonus, it looks the same as it always has.
We all remember it, so what don’t we keep on passing it to the next generations?
Which of these things gives you the most memories?