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Blast from the Past: Throwback Gifts to Give

  • Slammin' Shades

    Jump on the wayfarer trend with these Ray Ban-style Zeal Kennedy sunglasses, and opt for the bright colors from the '90s that we all dig so much. The red nose pads and temple tips add extra style and comfort, while the polarized lenses offer extra protection for runners.


  • Hello, Old Sport

    Classic literature is having a moment, from the latest remake of Romeo + Juliet to The Great Gatsby. Help a friend show her fan-dom wherever she goes with an Out of Print iPhone 5/5S hard shell phone case featuring one of six classic covers. Haven't upgraded to the latest Apple phone? No problem — choose from four titles for the iPhone 4/4S.


  • Turn Back the Beat

    Put down the iPod and return to the sweet sounds of vinyl. The Cruiser Turntable has a built-in speaker system that plugs directly into modern devices to throw it back in style. For those who still have Dad's old records — or enjoy hitting up the local record store — the portable, briefcase-style table works on three speeds to listen to the old school tunes in their purest form.


  • Game On

    There are some pretty sweet arcade games on your iPhone and iPad — we're talking Pac-Man, Frogger, and Temple Run — but those tiny little keys aren't doing anyone any favors. Whip out the pocketable iCade 8-Bitty, a wireless retro-styled game controller to play like a pro.


  • Just the Type

    Some modern luxuries are quite nice. After all, who wants to lug a heavy typewriter around? The Ted Baker Typewriter Laptop Sleeve gives the right look without the heavy lugging.


  • Picture Perfect

    Capture life's greatest moments right away on the Polaroid PIC 300 Instant Film Camera instead of resorting to blurry iPhone pics. Not only does it skip the time-suck of waiting for pictures to upload, it also prevents the eternal question of "Who's going to send me a copy?"

    Originally published on, October 2013.