Retro Promotional Items & Giveaways – ‘80s & ‘90s Nostalgia Gifts
To stand out in today’s competitive market, it’s essential that your brand think outside the box and come up with unique and memorable ways to reach and connect with your target audience. Think about the number of times you received a promotional pen or lanyard. Now, think about the last time you received a custom printed tie dye bag, bucket hat, or a vintage hotel key tag.
Retro gifts can set you apart from the crowd and leave an impression on both young and older generations alike. Nostalgia marketing can be highly effective in connecting and engaging with employees, current clients, and potential customers, as it typically evokes happy memories and feelings. When you personalize retro corporate gifts, those positive feelings will be directly associated with your brand. Reminders of simpler times and the good old days are especially welcome in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.
To help you capitalize on reemerging fashion trends and find great 1980s and 1990s nostalgia gifts, here is a list of our most popular and iconic retro gifts and promotional items:
‘80s Fashion & Product Trend Giveaways:
Scrunchies – Arguably one the most popular revival trends, scrunchies are making a huge comeback. Custom scrunchies aren’t just for marketing to Generation X. They have been notably popular with millennials, in the education industry, and with sports teams or sororities, all purchasing them in bulk.
Rubik's Cube – Whether you could solve it in under a minute or not, the Rubik’s Cube was sometimes the most addicting puzzle and could leave you twisting and turning for hours. Add your company’s logo to this classic ‘1980s gift to add some fun into your next marketing campaign.
Sweat Wristbands – It’s hard to picture ‘80s fashion without thinking of popular accessories like sweatbands, wristbands and legwarmers. With athleisure apparel rising in popularity as many Americans work from home and try to stay active, custom wristbands are a fun giveaway. Plus, they are lightweight, flat and easy to mail!
Metal Lunchbox – This old-fashioned style metal lunch box offers ample advertising space to display your logo or message in full color. To maximize creativity and presentation, select 3-4 other promo products to include in the lunch box to create a kit. We offer in-house kitting and drop shipping services that take the burden off your hands and allow you to get a one-of-a-kind gift to your clients and employees easily.
Yo-Yo’s – These light-up yo-yo’s will bring back memories of tricks like “walk the dog” and “around the world.”
Custom '90s Nostalgia Gifts
Slap Bracelets – There was always something satisfying about slapping a bracelet on, over and over. Vintage Slap Bracelets may be quintessential ‘90s fashion accessories, but they are beloved by all ages. Customized slap bracelets can be used for any occasion or purpose such as an awareness wristlet or even a stress reliever. The Reflective Snap Wrist Band has become a popular giveaway for schools, 5K races, and events.
Fanny Packs – These days, they’re commonly referred to as waist bags, hip packs, or belt bags. No matter what you call them, fanny packs are cool again, and this trend shows no sign of slowing. They’re perfect for handy access at your side. They are also offered in a variety of styles such as fitness waist packs or brand name options like the Koozie® Fanny Pack.
Memory Games – Do you remember this blast from the past? Test your memory by repeating a sequence of lights and tones with the Total Recall Memory Game. This nostalgic gift makes a great desk accessory to keep your employees' minds sharp. Whether you are looking for '80s nostalgia gifts or ‘90s promotional products, electronic memory games fit the bill as they are lovingly remembered by Gen X and Millennials alike.
Retro Specs Sunglasses - Offered in a variety of bright colors, these retro pinhole lens glasses make the best giveaways for your next event, tradeshow, or virtual happy hour.
Throwback Candy – From fireballs, to gum tape, to tootsie rolls, you can satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with all the classics. Add your logo or message to a box of retro candy from your favorite decade from the ‘50s-‘90s that will include an assortment of popular candies from that decade.
Other noteworthy throwback items include diner mugs, Igloo® Playmate coolers, retro webbed lawn chairs, sock monkeys and foam Koozies. Shop crestline.com for more fun giveaways and unique promo items.