The Coolest Gifts for ’90s Nostalgia

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The 90s culture is having a moment right now — what with revivals of Furby and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and talks of TGIF-favorite Boy Meets World coming back for a spin-off.

If you know someone who grew up alongside Michelle Tanner, owned at least one Tamagotchi, and knows what “Salute Your Shorts” means, then they’ll appreciate one of these fun 90s nostalgia gifts:

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  • Nintendo 64 iPhone and iPod Dock 1 of 26
    Nintendo 64 iPhone and iPod Dock
    Retro classic meets modern convenience.
    Buy from Etsy, $33
  • Saved by the Bell Sweater 2 of 26
    Saved by the Bell Sweater
    Featuring Kelly Kapowski's signature off-the-shoulder look.
    Buy from Etsy, $36.50
  • Have Mercy 3 of 26
    Have Mercy
    …said Uncle Jesse.
    Buy from Etsy, $16</i
  • Camp Anawanna We Hold You In Our Hearts 4 of 26
    Camp Anawanna We Hold You In Our Hearts
    "And when we think about you, it makes me want to…" Salute Your Shorts — back when Nickelodeon was NICKELODEON.
    Buy from Etsy, $15
  • Daria Mug 5 of 26
    Daria Mug
    …from back when MTV was actually cool.
    Buy from Etsy, $10
  • SEGA Genesis Wireless Game Console 6 of 26
    SEGA Genesis Wireless Game Console
    For anyone who would gladly trade Halo for Sonic.
    Buy from Urban Outfitters, $68
  • The Oregon Trail App 7 of 26
    The Oregon Trail App
    Flashback to the best days of elementary school computer class.
    Buy from iTunes, $0.99
  • MASH App 8 of 26
    MASH App
    Revisit the Mansion-Apartment-Shack-House days of yore.
    Get from iTunes, FREE
  • Clueless Movie Quote Hand Embroidery Hoop 9 of 26
    Clueless Movie Quote Hand Embroidery Hoop
    …the classic line from the iconic 90s movie.
    Buy from Etsy, $28
  • Member of the Midnight Society Tee 10 of 26
    Member of the Midnight Society Tee
    Submitted for approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story Terrified Children of the 90s Watching a Show That Seems Ridiculously Lame Now. (Except for that little ghost boy who repeatedly whimpered "I'm cold." I still have nightmares about him.)
    Buy from Etsy, $17
  • Aggro Crag Global GUTS Prop 11 of 26
    Aggro Crag Global GUTS Prop
    BEST CONVERSATION PIECE EVER. Recreate the glory days of your imaginary GUTS victory.
    Buy from Etsy, $20
  • Furby 2.0 12 of 26
    Furby 2.0
    It's baaaaaaack…
    Buy from Toys R Us, $60
  • Saved By the Bell Game 13 of 26
    Saved By the Bell Game
    For that person you know who loves all things Saved By the Bell.
    Buy from Urban Outfitters, $24
  • Lisa Frank Stationary + Accessories 14 of 26
    Lisa Frank Stationary + Accessories
    The 6-year-old girl in me is screaming YES, YES, YES!
    Buy from Urban Outfitters, $6 $14
  • Yak Bak Classic 15 of 26
    Yak Bak Classic
    Because we all had one, and we secretly want one again.
    Buy from Amazon, $18
  • My So-Called Life: The Complete Series 16 of 26
    My So-Called Life: The Complete Series
    A classic 90s show that ended way too soon.
    Buy from Amazon, $55
  • Full House: The Complete Fourth Season 17 of 26
    Full House: The Complete Fourth Season
    A classic 90s show that will last forever and ever and ever and ever.
    Buy from Amazon, $25
  • Powerpuff Girls iPhone case 18 of 26
    Powerpuff Girls iPhone case
    Bubbles! Blossom! Buttercup!
    Buy from Redbubble, $39
  • Saved by the Bell DVD 19 of 26
    Saved by the Bell DVD
    …with a FREE LUNCHBOX, you guys.
    Buy from NBC, $38
  • Seinfeld Poster 20 of 26
    Seinfeld Poster
    The most iconic 90s sitcom of all.
    Buy from Etsy, $20
  • Sweet Valley High 21 of 26
    Sweet Valley High
    Take a nostalgic trip back to your 90s summer reading.
    Buy from Urban Outfitters, $7
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tee 22 of 26
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tee
    They're back for a new generation, but nothing will top the original classic.
    Buy from Urban Outfitters, $24
  • FRIENDS Picture Frame Magnet 23 of 26
    FRIENDS Picture Frame Magnet
    Which I would promptly hang on my freshly painted purple door.
    Buy from NBC, $7
  • Jay and Silent Bob Poster 24 of 26
    Jay and Silent Bob Poster
    Clerks? Mallrats? For better or stupid, Jay and Silent Bob were a part of 90s pop culture.
    Buy from Etsy, $20
  • FRIENDS Central Perk Mug 25 of 26
    FRIENDS Central Perk Mug
    I need this.
    Buy from NBC, $15
  • The Babysitters Club Game 26 of 26
    The Babysitters Club Game
    I put tag protectors on my Beanie Babies and all of my Holiday Barbies are still in the original packaging — but NO ONE told me that my Babysitters Club Game could one day sell for over $150.
    Buy from Amazon, $156

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