Fact: Forms of entertainment that originated in the ’80s are often imitated but never as good. Seriously, though, someone tell Hollywood they can stop butchering all of our childhood favorites. (Although we’re totally cool with the newish 21 Jump Street movies, because anything involving Channing Tatum is cool in our book.)
That being said, we’re still super obsessed with 1980s nostalgia. ICYMI, ’80s babies are so rad. We’re a special breed and — although we’re also obsessed with our ’90s childhoods — we’ll always have a special place in our heart for the decade we were born into. Every time we see a game, toy or a piece of TV show memorabilia, our hearts soar.
Have a friend who meets that description? Give them the gift of childlike glee this holiday season when you wrap up one of these ’80s-inspired presents. They’ll love you forever and think you’re totally tubular.
Originally published November 2016. Updated November 2017.