A very retro Christmas: what you loved as a kid, your kids will too
Nostalgic for the toys you loved as a kid? Pass on your joy to the little ones in your life with these fun Christmas gifts, retro inspired.
1. Star Wars clocks ($39.99)
More than 40 years after the first film, the Star Wars franchise is still going strong. Keep your Empire in order with these Star Wars clocks - both cool and practical. Comes with 2xAA batteries.
2. 80s style cassette player ($44.99)
If you still venture out to see live music occasionally, you might have noticed a trend: cassette tapes are back in vogue. Streaming is great, but there’s something special about having a physical musical artifact that you just can’t beat. Kids will love slinging a player onto their shoulder by the handle and taking it to the park or beach. Naturally, this deck comes with some modern flair to integrate with the times: namely Bluetooth™ with USB and SD Card inputs.
3. Lava Lamp ($24.99)
Lava lamps never really go out of style. They provide hours of psychedelic fun, adding a groovy ambience to a bedroom or living space.
4. 2018 collection of Australian stamps ($109.95)
Collecting stamps keeps young minds active, teaching kids important historical, environmental and cultural facts. This beautifully presented 2018 collection of stamps features all of the Australian stamps released throughout the year, forming a great starting point for a hobby as a philatelist.
5. Classic games ($19.99 each)
When it comes to some bonding time with the family, you can’t go past these classic tabletop games, such as Dominoes, Tumbling Towers and Chess.
6. Mickey Mouse breakfast set ($19.99)
2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse and friends. Why the enduring appeal? Not only is Disney an iconic brand, Mickey and his comrades possess a fun and optimistic attitude that’s infectious. Littlies can share breakfast with Mickey every morning with this bowl, plate and cup set.
7. Hand-held video games ($29.99)
For the ultimate in nostalgia, gift miniature versions of the arcade games you loved as a kid. Each console includes 200 or more built-in games and a built-in speaker.
8. 2-way radio ($32.99)
Before smartphones were the norm, kids would communicate with 2-way radios (so they could keep their plans secret from old folks). Great for adventure play, this set of 2 radios will keep kids entertained for hours.
9. Instax instant polaroid camera ($99.99)
A throwback to the days of instant print, this simple point-and-shoot camera comes with a 10 pack of film, meaning your loved one can get snapping as early as Christmas Day.
10. Dr Seuss large format book packs ($19.99 3-pack)
A children’s author and illustrator since the late 1930s, Dr Seuss’ whimsical style has entertained kids for four generations. These Dr Seuss 3-packs include classics such as Green Eggs & Ham, Cat in the Hat, and Horton Hears a Who!