For those of us who grew up during the nineties, finding something that instantly sparks good memories of our childhood is really exciting and, dare we say, exhilarating. In this age of gadgets and computers, rediscovering some of the items that made our youth special can be a beautiful and inspiring experience, taking us back to those carefree times of our lives.
Fortunately, we have managed to put together a list of some of the most known nineties stuff, below.
Lip Smacker Lip Glosses
What lady doesn’t remember the time when she was a young girl and used this awesome lip smacker? Well, thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can now find it available for buying, once again.
It comes in several attractive flavors, such as mango, vanilla, cotton candy, strawberry, kiwi, tropical punch, watermelon, oatmeal cookie or wild raspberry. Plus, it’s not all about the nineties hype: these lip glosses have really good moisturizing properties, softening the wearer’s lips and conferring them with an attractive gloss. So, don’t sit around and think about it too much: grab ’em while you can!
The B-52’s – Good Stuff
Female-fronted rock’n’roll at its best! The B-52’s were especially famous at the end of the eighties and the beginning of the nineties, with such hits as “Love Shack” or “Roam.” Noteworthy is that the track gives the name of the album the band released in the summer of 1992.
In itself, the song is a medium-tempo composition with funk influences, provocative lyrics (“Do you want it? / Do you know how to get it? / That good stuff, baby”), whose innuendos are well supported by a tight and fluid rhythm section. Next time you want some nineties music, give it a try.
X FILES “I Want to Believe” Mulder’s Poster
It’s impossible to have grown up in the nineties and not having at least heard about the “X-Files” TV series. The thrilling and dangerous adventures of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, as they battle aliens, government agents and monsters, managed to captivate millions of viewers from across the whole globe.
This poster is certainly a must-have for any “X-Files” fan, being perfect for hanging on your wall, to replicate the atmosphere of Mulder’s office desk. The colors and the quality of the print are quite satisfying, so you certainly won’t be disappointed with this purchase!
Steve Madden Women’s Slinky Platform Sandal
Remember those cool and trendy platform sandals? Here’s your chance to revisit them via a great buy on the Internet! They are made off of fabric with stretching properties, and they have a rubber sole, just like old times.
The heel height is of approximately 2.25 inches, while the platform stands at 1.25 inches. Just be sure, when ordering, that you pick a pair one size smaller, so that you avoid all the slipping and sliding when walking. Sandals are perfect for summer, and this product makes no exception. Don’t forget that nineties’ styles have made a comeback, either.
Buy Home Vintage Choker Necklaces
This set is one of the nicest gifts one can offer to someone who loves the 90’s. It’s composed of five retro choker necklaces that are available in a broad array of colors including neon pink, purple, as well as black.
The neat thing about this choice is that all of the units in the set are elastic, and so they fit pretty much any type of neck girth. They’re neither too big nor too small, therefore making a great choice for anyone who wants to look cool, yet classy, at the same time.
Hungry Hungry Hippos
The renowned hippos so much advertised on TV have made a comeback in full force. Yes, they can be yours for a relatively modest price, and the purchase is well worth the money, if you think about all the fun nights you’ll be having with your friends.
The principle of the game is to press the hippos’ tails as fast as possible so that they can munch up as many marbles as possible. The player whose hippo gets the most marbles wins. The kit includes the Hippos game base, four Hippo heads, the four levers (tails), 20 marbles and instructions.
HearthSong Blow Up Lounge Chair
For the nostalgics who wish to decorate their homes in the spirit of the nineties, this inflatable chair is a great buy. Coming in blue, it features LED lights that are color-morphing and motion-activated. This makes it perfect for your kids to bounce off of, so they and you can watch in delight the way it flashes.
The chair is also very comfortable, being suited for relaxing and reading. You can place it either in the playroom or if you don’t have that, the bedroom. Regardless of where it is, it’s guaranteed to provide a lot of fun and good times.
How to find cool 90s stuff
Although each person claims the time they grew up in was the most awesome in history, one thing is for sure – the 90’s generation does have the best from both worlds. We mainly say that today’s kids grow up so fast and are too much connected to technology, forgetting about the small pleasures of life and living their childhoods.
On the other hand, growing up in the 90’s did come with plenty of the perks of freedom and just a bit of technology. Just remember how many hours you used to spend outside, without a care in the world playing the most possibly inventive games with twenty or thirty other kids. And who had a clue about smartphones or tablets back then? We would consider ourselves lucky if we had access to the primordial games of Microsoft.
If you’re feeling a little bit nostalgic about the good old days, rest assured that you are not the only one. We are sure you still cling on some of the 90’s golden items and wouldn’t trade them for the world. If you are looking for other items that were popular back in the day but you aren’t really sure which ones to choose, we have compiled a list of your required shopping and bargaining tips you need to follow.
How we chose the coolest 90s stuff
As previously noted, the 90s had the best of both worlds – regular toys which didn’t do much but stimulated our creativity and helped us create parallel universes, as well as the primordial technology encapsulated in just a few creative devices – color TVs, computer games, TV games, game consoles, radios, and walkmans.
But since there are so many cool devices reminding us of our happy childhoods, picking the right ones for you or for your progenies to come may prove like a difficult task. Thus, we suggest you stick to our shopping guide and recreate a lost and colorful world with just the right items.
Back in the 90s, there were limited amounts of entertainment you could provide to your family. If you were wealthy enough, you would possess a PC with primordial games pre-installed. If you would want to listen to your favorite tracks, you had only two options – you either listened to them on the radio/TV, or you would buy a walkman and play your favorite cassettes.
We suggest you take a ride to your nearest thrift shop or go through your old stuff and try and relive for a couple of days just the way you used to, before smartphones, the Internet, and all these fancy tech devices and apps we are so obsessed with today. If you truly want to relive those glorious years, you should definitely find an old CD-player or walkman and play your favorite tunes from the days, directly on those devices. Don’t forget about those spongy headphones.
Another form of entertainment is to simply rewatch all your childhood cartoons from Cartoon Network. You can even make cartoon marathons with your friends and relive the golden ages of Scooby Doo, Sailor Moon, Ed, Edd ’n’ Eddy, Dexter’s Lab, The Powerpuff Girls, Cow and Chicken, Tom Cat, or the Looney Tunes. We guarantee you wouldn’t want to leave the house for weeks!
Oh, and let’s not forget about the classic Tamagotchis that everyone was obsessed with! You would carry them around with you anytime. This was a practical way to keep yourself busy during spare time back in the days while also teaching you the responsibilities that come with owning a pet.
Apart from the fact that you took care of a virtual pet, everything else was real – you had to regularly check on him, play with him, feed him, tuck him into bed and give him water, or else he would die. Moreover, they were truly a fashion statement as they came in millions of patterns and designs.
We’re all ashamed of something from our childhood and adolescence, but there are few more terrible fashion trends in this world than what we experienced back in our youth. From Spice Girls to Backstreet Boys and N’Sync, to Britney Spears and Rafaga, we’re all ashamed of at least some of the outfits we used to wear. And what about the hairstyles? Let’s go through some of the most embarrassing.
Crimped hair used to be our type of hair goals because we saw it on the hottest celebrities back then. Christina Aguilera wore it, Britney wore it, the girls from the Macarena video wore it, so why not us too?
If you truly want to recreate the 90s atmosphere, you should definitely start with a hair straightener that does this or the famous crimping iron. We know you have it stashed somewhere in your garage…
Another important hair trend was all about butterfly clips; the colored, plastic butterfly hair clips. The more you wore, the more beautiful your hair used to look, or at least in your opinion.
And what about plastic clothes? There used to be a time when all of our clothing choices included polyester and plastic fibers. Transparent tops and pants were in, as well as all metallic clothes and everything that seemed stellar and close to The Fifth Element movie scene.
You cannot go back to your childhood golden years without rekindling with these items. And, although some of the plastic garments tried to make a recovery in the past few fashion seasons, we kindly suggest you leave them in the past.
Although there are numerous items that are worth reminding, our words supply is limited thus we must stick to the essentials. Therefore, we would like to propose a special mention to all the gel and milky pens, as well as all the ballpoint pens which definitely made our school days more bearable.
We used to write down love letters and create holiday cards with these. We are sure you can still find these at the 1 dollar shop so make sure to stash in all the available colors. And don’t forget to Macarena!