15 Nostalgic Throwback Gifts to Make You Feel Like You’re Back in the ’90s

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What's your favorite memory of the '90s? Your answer will likely depend on your age, but there's no doubt it'll include some sort of trend that seems long lost. Back in a time when Gen X college students ordered pizza via landlines while wearing flannels and loose high-waisted Levis, millennial kids were trying to keeping their Tamagotchis alive, and Gen Z babies were being introduced to their first Tickle Me Elmo dolls, it felt like we had it all. Though it may seem like our worlds have changed a great deal, you can still find many of your favorite nostalgic items available today. And a trip down memory lane is the perfect gift for the holidays.

Know a now-grown-up boyband fan? Get them an NSYNC doormat to declare their everlasting love for the frosted-tip quintet. For those with a sweet tooth, a vintage candy box will bring back sugary sweet memories. And you can't say '90s without neon, so give the gift of a bright, patterned mask with a Saved by the Bell-esque use of shapes that looks exactly like a table cloth you've probably seen at a kid's birthday party in 1994.

Of course, the '90s spans 10 years, so there's a lot to cover. It was a time when color was king,  big and baggy was “da bomb,” and Lisa Frank was…everywhere. (Also, there were snap bracelets, butterfly clips, Walkmen, floppy discs, and dial-up Internet.) So, scroll down to check out our list of '90s fashion, toys, and gifts which are—in the natural cycle of things—cool again.

Throwback Gifts Full of '90s Nostalgia

 

Caboodle Cases

Caboodle 1990s Gift

Caboodles | $19.99

 

Tamagotchi

Tamagotchi Pet

Tamagotchi | $19.97

 

NSYNC Doormat

*NSYNC Doormat Bye Bye Bye

MinorLess | $39.99+

 

Saved By the Bell Spirit Sweatshirt

Saved By The bell Bayside Tigers

SpruceMount | $28.95+

 

1990s Candy Box

 

That's So… 90s Trivia Game

 

Lisa Frank Stickers

Lisa Frank Stickers Gifts 1990s

Lisa Frank | $18.95

 

D.A.R.E. Fanny Pack

DARE Fanny Pack

Tipsy Elves | $24.95

 

Crazy Straws

1990s gifts toys twisty crazy straws

TOMNK | $10.99

 

Troll Dolls

Troll Doll

Yintlilocn | $11.99

 

Spice Girls Poster

 

A Modern, Mini Lite Brite

 

Glitter Gel Pens

Gelly Roll Glitter Gel Pens 1990s Classics

Sakura | $10

 

Jazz Design Tumbler

 

'90s Fashion Mask

 

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Madeleine Muzdakis

Madeleine Muzdakis is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and a historian of early modern Britain & the Atlantic world. She holds a BA in History and Mathematics from Brown University and an MA in European & Russian Studies from Yale University. Madeleine has worked in archives and museums for years with a particular focus on photography and arts education. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking, film photography, and reading while cuddling with her cat Georgia.
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