Best Retro Gifts in 2023
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Retro Gift Ideas
Vintage toys and a fantastic idea for a nostalgic gift. Whether you are looking for some retro toys from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or this century, the Dope Hamster has got you covered.
Retro toys are a great gift idea. With most of these still sold today, their longevity is testament to how good these vintage gifts are.
Vintage Gift Ideas
The DopeHamster scurries around the web daily to find the coolest, funniest and dopest in vintage toys and retro gifts.
So take a look and make sure you check in with the DopeHamster every time you want to get a present that makes them go ‘wow’!
Best Retro Gifts in 2023
Mordecai Brown Signed Baseball
This Mordecai Brown Signed Baseball from the 1920’s is a real collectors piece. Autographed by the ‘three fingers’ maestro himself this fully authenticated ball is worth it’s hefty price tag.
Michael Jordan Autographed Card
This basketball card, autographed by Michael Jordan is almost universally regarded as the most important Michael Jordan rookie card ever produced. MJ forced collectors to shift their spending dollars away from baseball and into basketball cards.
Cal Ripken Jr. Signed Jersey
The Cal Ripken Jr. signed Jersey from 1981 is a real collectors piece. This piece of sports history is definitely not to be worn outside unless you love taking risks and you have found an insurer to cover the $890k price tag.
The original Tamagotchi was THE present of the 90’s. Feed it, play with it, give it medicine, flush after it’s used the bathroom, check it’s health and discipline your Tamagotchi if he bothers you when he’s happy, fed and all cleaned up.
Cabbage Patch Kids
Open your heart and take the Oath of Adoption with these Cabbage Patch Kids. This classic 80s doll showcases blonde yarn hair, blue eyes, a soft body, plastic head, and baby powder scent.
Pound Puppies are soft, fuzzy babies who need someone to adopt them and take care of them. They like to be held close and given lots of love & hugs. If you take them home, they promise to love you very much.
Atari 2600 Console
The Atari 2600 Console was the first video gaming system that brought video games from the arcade into the home. If you were a kid in the early 1980s you just had to have a 2600 and the latest games.
There is only one slinky toy and it has been going for over 75 years. It stretches, wiggles, walks, and it jiggles. Now you just need a very long flight of stairs and watch it in action again and again.
Handheld Water Game
Back in the 80s we would spend hours playing these handheld water games. Just trying to bounce the rings onto those hoops with the power of air in water. Looking back, it was much simpler times.
Boombox Cassette Player
All the cool kids had a Boombox Cassette Player back in the 80s. They’s pop in the latest ‘Breakdance’, ‘Top Gun’ or ‘Footloose’ cassette, turn it up, lift it onto their shoulder and then walk down the street showing everyone how cool they were.
Tech has greatly moved on now but there was a time when kids had a View Master and enjoyed their first foray into virtual reality. The View-Master was a special kind of slide viewer where you could see pics of all manner of things.
Wooly Willy is the classic magnetic wand toy. Using the wand you can give him a mustache, hairstyles, and lots more. This 80s favorite toy has been ranked one of the great toy concepts of all time.
The Care Bears are a group of huggable best friends that live a sweet and caring life. The iconic 80s bears inspired TV shows, films and lots of other merchandise. They are still hugely popular today.
Magic 8 Ball
There was no need to stress about making a choice when you had the Magic 8 Ball. Ask a question, give it a shake and let it guide you with its reply. The Magic 8 Ball has all the answers to all your deepest questions!
He-Man Vintage Figure
Twist the waist and shout out “I am the Power” with this cool He-Man Vintage Figure. The war for eternity rages on with Super 7 new Masters of the universe vintage action figures!
Vintage McDonalds Toys
As expected, the smart people kept their Vintage McDonalds Toys knowing that they would be a goldmine in the future. Take a look at these Happy Meal toys and see how many you remember.
Strawberry Shortcake is the original berry scented doll from the 80s that all the little girls wanted. For collectors and new fans alike, her sunny and optimistic personality make strawberry Shortcake the perfect forever friend!
Mr. Potato Head
Kids can let their imagination go wild with the classic Mr. Potato Head figure. He comes with lots of parts and pieces to create all kinds of crazy looks. Make, mix and laugh.
Spirograph Art Set
The Spirograph Art Set is the classic way to create countless amazing designs. The precision engineered Spirograph gears work with the 3 design pens included in the set as well as with most standard pens, markers and pencils.
Rainbow Brite Doll
Back in the day every little girl had a Rainbow Brite Doll. Rainbow Brite is a media franchise that was created in 1983 by Hallmark. The popular franchise included dolls as well as an animated series and other merchandise.