Never in your life again will you experience excitement quite like Christmas morning as a kid. Trying to get to sleep was almost impossible since your imagination would run absolutely wild with the thought of Santa coming down your chimney with tonnes of presents.
Although writing your Christmas list was just like copying the Argos catalogue, it didn’t really matter as you’d been eyeing up your main present for the last six months. So, let’s reminisce and remind ourselves what we all had on our Christmas lists back in the 90s.

Jelly Alien Egg

Anyone remember these bad boys? Well, there was always a rumour flying around that if you put two in your fridge then by the time you got home from school to watch Bodger and Badger they’d have given birth.

Velco Food Play Set

Velco Food Play Set
Spending a Saturday afternoon down at your local Early Learning Centre was time well spent as a kid. If you were lucky, you would’ve come anyway with a Chad Valley Velco Food Play Set. Life would never be the same again.

Mr Frosty

Mr Frosty
Probably the most disappointing toy of your childhood. All we wanted was a toxic looking slush puppy to be dispensed from the stomach of a slightly aroused plastic snowman.


Getting a Scalextric for Christmas was like a dream come true. Well, that was until you went back to school in January only to find that a friend of a friend who went to another school had been given a slightly better Scalextric complete with trees, people and a grandstand. Your dream had now turned into a Christmas nightmare!


There probably wasn’t a Christmas list in the country that didn’t feature a Playstation at the very top of it. The ultimate childhood Christmas present!

Electronic Diary

This was an essential piece of kit for anyone growing up wanting to become a budding secretary. Coming in hot-pink with electric purple buttons, we were bloody cool back then.

Sky Dancers

Christmas Day in the 90s was never the same after you nearly lost an eye or a clump of your hair thanks to the work of a rather dangerous Sky Dancer.


Everyone enjoyed the idea of owning a Furby as a kid, but in reality they were an absolute nightmare to look after.

Beanie Babies

A quick eBay search will tell you that the majority of the Beanie Babies up in your loft are worth zilch. Oh well, they might still come back in fashion.


The great thing about this game was that it was typically for boys. Thankfully, it’s bulkiness rarely made girls want to join in whatsoever. A little peace and quiet used to go a long way, especially if you had an annoying little sister.
Do your family still get you bad Christmas presents, thinking you’re about thirteen? Sort them out and request one of our handy gift cards. With one swipe on this card, you can get whatever food and drink you like, so hopefully Auntie Julie will put in a little more than a fiver this year.

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