10 Nostalgic Gifts That Never Go Out of Style

Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. There’s nothing better than revisiting some childhood favorites as an adult, so, this holiday season, consider getting your friends and family gifts that spark immediate nostalgia. They may not be as modern as a 4K TV, but they’ll never go out of style. 

Rubik's Cube

We all knew someone who could finish a Rubik’s Cube in seconds every time, while the rest of us only dreamed of completing it once. Potential frustration aside, this will be a fun and engaging gift for everyone in the family.

Victrola Empire Six-in-One Record Player

This six-in-one record player is both modern and vintage. It can play vinyl records, CDs, cassettes and bluetooth, so it will be nostalgic for everyone since it captures multiple decades.


The Classic 20-Game Mini Arcade

Video games have come a long way, but classic titles such as Galaga and Pac-Man will always hold a special place in the hearts of people who grew up in the 1980s and ’90s.

Guess Who?

This beloved board game is still as fun as it was in the ’80s. Plan a family game night and try to guess who the mystery person on your opponent’s side is.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Polaroids are making a comeback. Even in a world of posting selfies on Instagram and Facebook, the instant satisfaction of printing your photo and having a tangible memory in seconds is something we cherish.

Gel Pens

Were you one of those kids who had one pencil case for your boring pens and another for your fun pens and highlighters? Color and doodle endlessly with this set of 60 gel pens, including neon, metallic, glitter and pastel colors.

Etch A Sketch

You may not be able to draw the Mona Lisa like Buddy the Elf can, but your little ones can still get creative with this classic drawing toy. Perhaps they’ll be more talented than I was, since all I could was draw a very good square.

Original Tamagotchi Virtual Pet

This one goes out to the ’90s kids. Who would’ve thought in 1997 that having a virtual pet would be so much fun?

Just My Style Unicorn Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets should always be a thing, no matter the decade. Get crafty with your bestie and create these adorable bracelets for both of you to wear.


Lenovo Tab M8 HD

You can’t bring back Blockbuster, but you can still hold onto its memory. There are tons of movie trivia games out there, but having this one that comes inside an iconic VHS case from Blockbuster adds an extra layer of nostalgia to an already fun game.


Take a walk down memory lane and consider giving your friends and family one of these nostalgic gifts. Just don’t forget to activate Cash Back on Rakuten before shopping. Happy holidays!

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