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For those who grew up in the sock hop decade, nothing warms the heart and charms the eye more than a vintage turntable, homemade snow cone maker or tabletop jukebox. Give the gift of signature 1950s-style with these 11 retro finds.
Victrola ’50s Retro 3-Speed Bluetooth Turntable
Play all your vintage vinyl on this eye-popping Victrola 50’s Retro 3-Speed Bluetooth Turntable. Plays records on three speeds (33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM) and has a built-in CD player, AM/FM stereo and wireless Bluetooth capability for streaming up to 33 feet away. Use the software included to digitize your records to MP3 on your PC or Mac. Comes in black (shown), blue, teal and red. Buy it here.
Nostalgia RSM602 Retro Snow Cone Maker
Cool off your friends with a Nostalgia RSM602 Retro Snow Cone Maker. This stylish ’50s era device transforms ice cubes from your freezer into enough snow to make 20 8-ounce snow cones at a time. Comes with an ice scoop and two reusable plastic snow cones. Buy it here.
Set of Six Retro Vinyl Record Disc Drink Coasters
Start a convo about your favorite ’50s classics when you match these 45s to the ones you used to own (or still do). The ‘discs’ in this realistic-looking Set of Six Retro Vinyl Record Disc Drink Coasters have non-slip rubber bottoms to hold glasses in place. Comes with a classic box to keep them in. Buy it here.
Have A Coke Napkin Dispenser
Feel like you’re back at the soda shop sipping shakes after school when you set this TableCraft Coca-Cola Have A Coke Napkin Dispenser out at snack time. The classic Coke design is ’50s chic, and the solid metal container holds up to 100 napkins. Adorable when served alongside burgers, fries and bonafide bottled cokes. Buy it here.
Premium Vintage Retro Metal Signs
Bring out the unique retro flavor of any room when you put up these UNIQUELOVER Premium Vintage Retro Metal Signs. Each sign is 12 by 8 inches of tin with rolled edges and pre-drilled holes for easy hanging. These Amazon Choice favorites are perfect for a kitchen, office or hallway. Buy one or hang a group of them together for maximum effect. Buy it here.
Nostalgic Retro Candy Assortment From Childhood
If you’re hip, you’ll dig this selection of treats from Woodstock Candy. It’s the perfect nostalgic gift for anyone with a sweet tooth from the baby boomer generation. With a choice of birth years available, each Gift Box Nostalgic Retro Candy Assortment From Childhood comes with 30 different kinds of old school brands – from Mary Janes to jawbreakers to candy cigarettes. Buy it here.
Rotary Design Retro Landline Phone for Home
Imagine you’ve just answered the phone at Laverne and Shirley’s with this Rotary Design Retro Landline Phone for Home. It has modern push dials for convenience while retaining the rotary look. Works on any standard phone line. Great for home or office. Comes in French Blue (shown) and a variety of other colors. Buy it here.
Victrola Retro Desktop Jukebox
Go ahead – play “Runaround Sue” one more time. Nobody minds when it’s your very own classic ’50s diner-style tabletop jukebox! A brilliant blend of old and new, this one plays CDs, has FM radio and bluetooth capabilities with a range of up to 33 feet. Retro colors change in the LED light tubing as the music plays and 10 watt speakers make sure you can hear your old school favorites. Stands 15 inches tall. Buy it here.
Nostalgia RTOS200 Retro Two-Slice Bagel Toaster
Brown your bagels in style with the Nostalgia RTOS200 Retro Two-Slice Bagel Toaster. Available in shiny red with chrome accents reminiscent of Al’s Diner, this baby has large slots for thick breads and bagels, five browning levels including a defrost option and a crumb tray that slides out for easy clean-up. Stash the cord away inside the bottom for a clutter-free counter. Buy it here.
Studebaker Portable Retro Classic AM/FM Radio
When it’s time to shake, rattle and roll, the Studebaker Portable Retro Classic AM/FM Radio tunes into all the area radio stations and also plays songs from your iPod or MP3 player. Want to take it outside? Put four C batteries in and bring it along on picnics or to keep you company while you paint the house or tend the garden. Available in teal (shown), white, red, pink, silver and turquoise. Buy it here.
Bernhard Products Retro Wall Clock
You won’t hear a single tick or tock when you rock around this clock! The Bernhard Products Retro Wall Clock operates silently, ideal for use in sleeping quarters or anywhere by those who simply embrace peace and quiet. It’s curved edges and red color bring out the retro vibes, and its black numbers and hands against the white background give the face optimal visibility from anywhere in the room. Comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. Buy it here.
Will you be adding any of these retro pieces to your collection or will you be gifting to a friend? Tell us in the comments!
2 Thoughts on “Nostalgic Gifts Inspired by the 1950s”
You’re very welcome, Carmela! So glad you enjoyed them 🙂
Thank you for the 50’s items so much fun to see them again