5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for the 80s Lover in
When I think of Valentine Day in the 80s my memories go to the following
In eighth grade I bought my boyfriend, Albert, a big gold medallion that
said “Libra” and had the tipping scales on it – he was my first real
boyfriend and I was super excited to give him this fancy piece of
jewelry in a little black velvet box.
In the tenth grade my boyfriend Lenny gave me one of those novelty coffee
mugs with a miniature teddy bear inside it – the mug said “I LOVE YOU
My junior year my boyfriend Jason came over to my house for a romantic
dinner that I took credit for making, which my mother actually made.
Jason gave me some a big stinky bottle of Fendi perfume and this
gigantic I LOVE YOU balloon that popped seconds after this photo was
Don’t give love a bad name! Valentine’s Day is upon us - the 80s fan in
your life can truly become your endless love by surprising them with one
of these totally awesome gifts. For me it will be hard to top that
miniature bear in a mug but hey...you can try.
Pac Man Necklace – 80s Love PacMan
Oh my goodness, this is adorable:
Looking to up your high score in the gift department? How about this
handmade sterling silver personalized Pac Man and ghost
necklace that includes three sterling silver charms - a Pac Man a tiny
heart "pellet" and a Ghost with names of your choice. Make her heart go
wakka-wakka on February 14th with this unique one-of-a-kind necklace.
Love Plus One: 80s Love Songs
Not your typical 80s love songs CD...you won’t find any “Time of My Life”
or “Hello” here. This CD is filled with more new wave love songs such as
“Suddenly Last Summer” by The Motels, “I Got You” by Split Enz and
“Space Age Love Song” by A Flock of Seagulls. Ooooh, and who doesn’t
want to have a romantic dinner at home while listening to “Love Plus
One” by Haircut One Hundred? I DO.
80s Rainbow Heart T-Shirt
Show your love your love with this retro t-shirt!
Because what says 80s better than a pink heart with a rainbow going
through it? NOTHING! The only thing missing is a unicorn and a Pegasus
flying through the air.
I just called to say I love you! Pucker up with this 80s-inspired lips
So popular back in the day, I had a friend who had one and I loved going
over to her house after school to hang with her, admire her phone and
call to boys on it. I had another friend with a cheeseburger phone which
was also cool, but this one was my favorite.
80s Inspired Valentine’s from Meow
Etsy has a wonderland of fun 80s themed stuff on it - Meow Kapow! Has some
fantastic cards, buttons and gifts on there including these two great
What’s more romantic than a Back to
the Future Flux Capacitor valentine? And how cute is the “I
love your bits” that references Pac Man, Space Invaders and Berserk? I
would put these puppies in frames if someone gave them to me. The shop
also has a fantastic Skeletor Collage art print and a little spiral
notebook made from an old school library card. Awesome.
Take your valentine back to the 80s this year with one of these great
gifts. If you want to make the night extra special/authentic be sure to
pile on the Polo cologne or Obsession perfume, exchange a single red
carnation and slow dance to “Lady in Red” by Chris DeBurgh.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Lori Ferraro is the author of
the website Drawn to
the 80s where the greatest hits of the 1980’s are illustrated by her
five-year-old son. Her blog
www.onceuponaproduct.com is where you can read about her obsessions
with make up, food, Mick Jagger, big hair, boys and yes...the 80's.