From antenna TV, radio, rotary dial phone, typewriter, cassette, sewing machines to arcade game consoles, some of the vintage products never go out of style!
While many of the said products are replaced by the newer technologies and are no longer available or feasible, you can still consider vintage-inspired gifts for yourself or your loved ones.
Like a blast from the past, we are curating 10 creative retro-inspired gifts you can shop online from Shopee Malaysia – most of them are also quite practical and useful.
This can be a surprise gift especially if you are gifting it to a Baby Boomer or Gen X. Even the younger generations might appreciate and experience how was it like in the past – old is gold!
Retro Bluetooth Keyboard
This is a modern twist to a vintage typewriter if you have seen one before. Connect this keyboard via Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet and typing will never be the same again!
Vintage Bluetooth Speaker
If you care about the aesthetic and don’t fancy a standard Bluetooth speaker, this phonograph-inspired vintage-looking speaker is probably the one you would like!
Retro Cassette Floor Mat
Audio media has evolved from cassette, disc, MP3 to cloud (like Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) so if you are feeling nostalgic, why not get yourself or someone a cassette-designed floor mat?
Retro Rotary Dial Phone
If you are still using a landline at home or in the office, why not re-introduce this rotary dial phone to your family or colleagues? Coupled with the classic ringtone, you will be rolling back the years!
Sometimes electrical appliances or gadgets are becoming too complicated with all the features, this fan is a good example of a vintage design that is simple yet never looks out of style.
Retro TV Enamel Pin
This nice rainbow screen indicates no signal or end of transmission on the good old antenna TV. Go nostalgic with this enamel pin, especially for those who are in the media industry.
Vintage Sewing Machine Music Box
You can still get the real thing here (new remade models) say if your mum is really into sewing, but a music box is sufficient as a great gift for those who are in the fashion industry.
While you can set a timer using your smartphone, doing it with an hourglass looks cool isn’t it? It is called the hourglass for a reason as it takes one hour to drop through the narrow neck.
If you want your boyfriend or husband to look cool on the road, get him this super cool vintage-inspired helmet. With the whole face covered, everyone looks like Tom Cruise in Top Gun!
Mini Arcade Game Machine
If you don’t have enough budget for a bigger arcade game machine or console, get a mini version for him to enjoy some classic games like Street Fighter, or just to display as a collectible.