What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Early Eighties Gift Guide


All of it. I want all of it.

Are you feeling nostalgic? Do you miss pogoing to The Romantics at your school dances? When you’re home alone, do you secretly put your hair in a high side ponytail while wearing 20 rubber bracelets and pumps with ruffled ankle socks? Well, you’re in luck!

Here are some of the IT gifts from the early-to-mid-eighties as I remember them. Where possible, the description links to the item for sale somewhere on the internets!


Atari, plus two of the hottest games of the day!

Atari 2600, plus two of the hottest games of the day!

Sanyo AM/FM Dual Cassette Boombox

Sanyo AM/FM Dual Cassette Boombox (with auto-reverse!)

Moxi Roller Skates

Moxi Roller Skates (I still want these!)

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

2 thoughts on “Early Eighties Gift Guide

  1. I honestly like a lot of these things :-/ The Save Ferris t-shirt, the roller skates, the Polaroid camera, annnndd the lips phone. hahahaha and I’ve been wearing my hair in a side pony a lot recently…. what is happening to me?!! Born in 1989 mind you…

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