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FLASHBACK: Popular Christmas Gifts From The 60’s And 70’s

Without a doubt, one of the most stressful parts about the holidays is finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list, and it seems like since the dawn of time, there was always those special items that were must-haves.  In honor of the madness that is holiday shopping, we look back on some popular Christmas gifts from years past.

1967 – Playboy Club Key

Nothing said “class” like a key to the Playboy Club.  For only $25, special recipients got a personal key which could be used for admission to every Playboy Club in the world, free champagne on their first visit and a piece of LeRoy Neiman art.

 

1967 – Lava Lamp

Was any 60’s bedroom complete without a lava lamp?  We think not!

 

1968 – Nehru Jackets

Check out these Nehru jackets from the 1968 Sears catalog!  Personally, we dig the chain pendant necklaces.

 

1974 – Love’s Baby Soft

This perfume was all the rage…too bad the advertising was beyond creepy.  Remember the tarted-up child holding a stuffed animal?

 

 

1975 – Pet Rock

If you look up the word “fad” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of the Pet Rock.  True story. (Not really, but you get the idea.)

 

1977 – Original Star Wars merch

Man…if we only knew how much this stuff would go for at auction nowadays…

 

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.