25 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. Gen X college students ordered pizza via landlines while wearing flannels and loose high-waisted Levis, millennial kids were trying to keep 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 things available today on sites like Etsy, Amazon, and Target. And a trip down memory lane is the perfect Christmas gift for the holiday season.

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. Childhood often revolved around appointment TV viewing, so give someone a Saved by the Bell sweatshirt to declare their Bayside High school spirit or pair of socks of vintage Nickelodeon cartoon shows.

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 retro gift ideas that include '90s fashion, toys, classic games, and gifts that are—in the natural cycle of things—cool again.

Throwback Gifts Full of '90s Nostalgia

Caboodle Cases

Caboodle 1990s Gift

Caboodles | $16.99+



Tamagotchi Virtual Pet

Tamagotchi | $19.99


Magna Doodle

Magna Doodle Retro Toy

Magna Doodle | $14.99


Magic Eye 25th Anniversary Book

90s Throwback Gifts

Cheri Smith | $20.45


Saved By the Bell Spirit Sweatshirt

Saved By The bell Bayside Tigers

SpruceMount | $50.54+


Nickelodeon 90s Cartoon Socks

90s Throwback Gifts

Bioworld | $16.95


1990s Candy Box


That's So… 90s Trivia Game


Lisa Frank Stickers

Lisa Frank Stickers Gifts 1990s

Lisa Frank | $16.95


Floppy Disk Coasters

90s Throwback Gifts

DIMROM | $10.94


Furby Earrings


Clear Phone Enamel Pin

Clear 90s Phone Enamel Pin

Here Meow | $15


Nostalgic Stickers


Slap Bracelets

Slap Bracelets

Spritz | $3


Crazy Straws (100 Pack)

1990s gifts toys twisty crazy straws

TOMNK | $16.99


These retro gifts will bring back memories.


Troll Dolls

Troll Doll

Yintlilocn | $11.99


Doodle Bear Enamel Pin


A Modern, Mini Lite Brite

Brite Lite

Lite-Brite | $12.99


Glitter Gel Pens

Gelly Roll Glitter Gel Pens 1990s Classics

Sakura | $10.99


'90s Solo Cup Mug


Video Store Candle


MTV Sweatshirt

MTV Sweatshirt

MTV Store | $29.99


Music Trivia Game


Gameboy Heat-Changing Mug

Gameboy Mug

Paladone | $15.99


Butterfly Choker Necklace

Butterfly Choker

BodyJ4You | $11.99


This article has been edited and updated.

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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 studying law while cuddling with her cat Georgia.
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