As I’ve been creating my daily holiday illustrations counting down to Christmas, I’ve been thinking about when I was a kid in the 70’s and 80’s. My recent illustration was of 11 year old me, and I had to add tinsel to the tree to make it historically accurate! I remember that year and how thrilled I was to open a 45 record of “Oh Mickey you’re so fine.” Times have changed!
I clearly remember many of my favorite gifts, and I looked on Amazon to see if any of them are still available. I loved these gifts when I was a kid!
- Perfection – this was one of my favorite games – rushing to put the pieces in place before the timer ran out and it popped!
- Lite Brite – I loved making glowing pictures by putting in the colored pegs
- Operation – a classic game! Can you remove the bone without a buzz?!
- Hungry Hungry Hippos – loud and fun
- Don’t Break the Ice – I loved carefully tapping the ice
- Latch Hook Craft Project – I loved creating these!
- Rainbow Suspenders – We loved rainbows back then – on everything!
- Ventriloquist Doll – I couldn’t wait to get this doll. I can admit I never really mastered it!
- Stuffed Monkey – I wanted a real one, but my mom said no.
- Doll Stroller – I wheeled that thing all over the house!
- Silver Shoelaces – I thought I was the coolest with these.
- Pottery Wheel – my brother gave it to me back then, and I recently gave one to his daughter!
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4 thoughts on “Retro Christmas Gifts for Kids”
I kind of want the silver shoestrings myself 😁
I know right?! I wouldn’t mind a few of these things 😃
I love these ideas!
Thank you! I wouldn’t mind a few of theses things myself!