19 Stocking Stuffers All Children of the '90s Will Appreciate
There’s an art to finding the perfect stocking stuffers. Odds are anything small enough to fit in there isn’t going to be of much practical use — which means you can go nuts with things that strike you as fun, even if you don’t know what the recipient will actually do with them. This, of course, also makes stocking stuffers the perfect vehicle for nostalgia. Got a '90s kid in your life? Why not take the opportunity to shower them with the toys, games, snacks, and more of their youth? You can literally make them feel like a kid on Christmas morning again — and let’s face it: The only thing better than recalling that giddy feeling you used to get right before you opened your presents is watching someone else get to experience it all over again, too
So for this Throwback Thursday, I present to you a very special holiday gift guide. Each of these 19 items will undoubtedly make your favorite '90s kid light up like those awesome Hallmark ornaments you used to decorate your tree with back in the day. Most of them are affordable as well (with a few outliers), so they make for terrific Secret Santa options, too. Happy holidays!
Who cares that your bestie has had her (or his) ears pierced for years? I’m sure they’ll be able to think of something to do with these little stick-on baubles.
Stick-On Earrings Set of 30, $3, Claire’s
Choose Your Own Adventure
Another solution to the “what do I stick in the toe?” conundrum: Roll up this tee and you’re good to go. Bonus points if you include an actual paperback along with it.
Choose Your Own Adventure Tee, $28, Out of Print Clothing
Troll Pencil Topper
No pencil box is complete without one.
Vintage Troll Pencil Topper, $5, Etsy
Personally, I would go for the all-time classic Dr. Pepper — but wouldn’t you know it, there are a whole bunch of special-edition holiday flavors available right now! I’m not entirely sure what makes “Snowflake Cocoa” different from regular ol’ chocolate, but whatever. I’m sure it’s delicious either way.
Snowflake Cocoa Lip Smacker, $2, Lip Smacker
American Girl Mini Doll
True, Samantha here doesn’t come in her classic dress anymore — but that’s okay. A six-and-a-half-inch version of her in a different outfit will still hit all the right nostalgia buttons.
Samantha Mini Doll and Book, $25, American Girl
Friendship Bracelet Kit
Who else remembers spending every single rainy day recess making these suckers? Alternatively, you could go out and get a bunch of embroidery floss, package it up yourself, and include a bracelet you made with it when you gift it to your lucky buddy.
Friendship Bracelet Kit, $10, Barnes and Noble
Mini RC Racer
Get one for yourself, too — then race ‘em on your lunch break.
Coke Can Mini RC Radio Remote Control Micro Racing Car, $15, Amazon
Nickelodeon GAK, $26, Amazon