14 Fun and Funky Gifts With a Nostalgic ’80s Vibe

Vintage 1980s Gifts For a Fun and Funky Time

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

The 1980s always seems to be having a moment. The allure of leg warmers and The Breakfast Club never quite seems to wain, even if at times enjoyed ironically. Looking back, it is impossible not to marvel at how Sony Walkmans and giant desktop computers have become iPhones. Yet iPad apps for kids have not fully replaced the Lite-Brite and a bulky boombox is still a stylish party centerpiece. The '80s, as it turns out, is kind of hard to shake. Read on for a series of fun, nostalgic gifts that are straight out of the '80s or updated versions of neon classics.

Scroll down for some funky, fun '80s-style gifts that will bring on the nostalgia.


A Bright Cassette Walkman


Fanny Pack

Everest Fanny Pack

Everest Store | $10.90


Updated Lite-Brite Fun


Rubik's Cube


Neon Leg Warmers

Neon Leg Warmers

v28 Stire | $14.88


Retro Boom Box

Victrola 1980s Boombox

Victrola | $149.99


Members Only Jacket


Jelly Bracelets


Bright Sweatbands

Sweatbands for 1980s Work Out

Suddora Store | $10.99


Pop Art Madonna


Mix Tape Nostalgia


Oregon Trail Memories

Oregon Trail Mug

KJMugsNMore | $16.95


Born in the USA

Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA

HeyRustyStore | $23.15


Sincerely Yours, The Breakfast Club

Judd Nelson breakfast Club Poster

CubicleCreative | $12.34+

Related Articles:

20 Stylish Gifts for People Who Seriously Love Succulents

15+ Beautiful Stationery Sets That Will Bring Back the Art of Letter Writing

25 Summery Gifts That Will Make a Splash This Season

7 Shops Helping Raise Awareness and Funds for Mental Health Causes

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.
Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.
Become a Member
Explore member benefits

Sponsored Content