The ‘90s. Best known for sickly pastel eyeshadow, cargo pants, gel pens, The Macarena and some of the best childhood toys. We’re talking G.O.A.T.
Remember your old creepy-looking robotic pal, the Furby? Just a little bit completely terrifying. Or your beloved Beanie Baby collection – which we know you still own because you just can’t bear to throw away little Claude the Crab or Slippery the Seal, can you?
So it’s time to get super nostalgic with our list of all the childhood Christmas presents that you always wanted and would totally still be chuffed to receive this Christmas.
Cherish the mems, people.
1. Jelly Alien Egg
Anyone remember these bad boys? Yeah!
Remember how when you’d smoosh two of their heads together and put them in the fridge to find that they had given birth to a brood of smaller alien babies?
Of course you don’t. Because despite all the rumours, that never, ever happened once.
2. Velco Food Play Set
Just the mere sight of these bad boys makes us want to well up with nostalgia.
Although looking back, they do seem a bit silly, considering you could buy all of their real counterparts in Tesco for less than a fiver.
3. 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, and we couldn’t even get that because the bloody thing never worked.
In summary, Mr. Frosty wasn’t fun, and he never made a drink for anyone.
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, turning your Christmas dream into a complete nightmare!
Let’s face it, there probably wasn’t a Christmas list in the country that didn’t feature a PlayStation right at the very top.
Now, let’s jump on Crash Bandicoot and have ourselves a proper Christmas.
6. Electronic Diary
Coming in hot-pink with electric purple buttons, we were so bloody cool back then.
7. 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.
Also, please enjoy this wonderfully 90s Sky Dancer advert.
Everyone enjoyed the idea of owning a Furby as a kid, but in reality, they were something from a dystopian nightmare and spent long spells in the fridge as your parents tried to work out how to shut it the hell up.
And to add to that, we’re pretty sure they were used by the Government to spy on us.
9. Beanie Babies
A quick eBay search will tell you that the majority of the Beanie Babies up in your loft are worth zilch ’cause you hadn’t carefully preserved the all-important TY tags in their little plastic cases.
Oh well, they might still come back in fashion.
Looking back, it’s hard to see why all of us had Battleships, a game that really does put the ‘board’ back into ‘boardgame’.
Ahhh, take us back!
Whilst we can’t promise you a retro Furby-filled Christmas, we can promise a truly huge festive feast, some of the most delicious cocktails EVER, and more party spirit than Santa after 14 glasses of sherry, this is one Christmas present that ticks all the boxes!
So check out our Revolution Christmas party pages NOW cos we’ve got all you want for Christmas and more.