Let’s Get Retro this Christmas!

Speedy Reg - Retro Number Plates
Speedy Reg – Retro Number Plates

Christmas is filled with tradition and nostalgia. Do you have decorations on the tree that are old and tatty but they’re part of Christmas and they just must be on there? Perhaps you have traditions that are unique to your family and it’s just not Christmas without them?

When we look back fondly on Christmas memories, it’s usually our childhood festive moments that come back to us. The year you got your Tiny Tears doll, your Speak & Spell or your Raleigh Chopper bike. When granny had a glass of sherry and started to dance around the house.

So how about this Christmas, bringing back a bit of 80s and 90s nostalgia? There’ll be those of you who remember the terrible gifts that seemed to be the height of fashion back then, soap on a rope, a nice bottle of Old Spice or the really annoying Big Mouth Billy Bass that was supposedly hysterical. Then there’s the younger generation who will have no idea about Christmas back when you were small. An iPhone certainly wasn’t on any Christmas list. So perhaps it’s time to introduce them to a simpler, old-fashioned Christmas with some retro gifts this year.

Of course terrible Christmas jumpers have never gone out of fashion, because they were never in fashion to start with, so they’re a must for your retro Christmas. Then dredge your memory for those 70s, 80s and 90s must-have presents and get searching. You’ll be surprised how many you can still find these day. For the kids, check out retro games consoles and show them what entertainment was like back in your day with Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe and going further back, Missile Command and Pong.

There’s nothing like an aroma to take you back in time, so why not treat people to a bottle of retro perfume or aftershave. Blue Grass, Exclamation, Old Spice, Brut and Charlie were all iconic scents of their time and you can still pick them up today to instantly transport you to another era.

Let’s Get Retro this Christmas!

Christmas is filled with tradition and nostalgia. Do you have decorations on the tree that are old and tatty but they’re part of Christmas and they just must be on there? Perhaps you have traditions that are unique to your family and it’s just not Christmas without them?

When we look back fondly on Christmas memories and our favourite Christmas moments, it’s usually our childhood festivities that come back to us. The year you got your Tiny Tears doll, your Speak & Spell or your Raleigh Chopper bike. When granny had a glass of sherry and started to dance around the house.

So how about this Christmas, bringing back a bit of 80s and 90s nostalgia? There will be those of you who remember the terrible gifts that seemed to be the height of fashion back then, soap on a rope, a nice bottle of Old Spice, or the really annoying Big Mouth Billy Bass that was supposedly hysterical. For every list of the best Christmas presents, there’s an equally long list for the worst Christmas presents ever, but that doesn’t make them any less cherished.

Then there’s the younger generation who will have no idea about Christmas back when you were small. An iPhone certainly wasn’t on any Santa list. So perhaps it’s time to introduce them to a simpler, old-fashioned Christmas with some retro-themed gifts this year.

Of course, terrible Christmas jumpers have never gone out of fashion, because they were never in fashion to start with, so they’re a must for your retro Christmas. Then dredge your memory for those 70s, 80s and 90s must-have presents and get searching. You’ll be surprised how many you can still find these day. For the kids, check out retro games consoles and show them what entertainment was like back in your day with Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Golden Axe, and going further back to the arcade machines, Missile Command and Pong.

There’s nothing like an aroma to take you back in time, so why not treat people to a bottle of retro perfume or aftershave. Blue Grass, Exclamation, Old Spice, Brut and Charlie were all iconic scents of their time and you can still pick them up today to instantly transport you to another era.

Our personalised number plates also make for brilliant Christmas presents, and there’s no better way to take someone in your family back to the 1980s or 1990s than with our retro themed number plates. You can go back in time this Christmas by selecting from our range of 80s and 90s Irish plates. Here are a few of our favourite suggestions:

1980 Plates    

Armagh – FIB 7490   

Ballymena – CBZ 9797                      

Belfast – BXI 198                   

Coleraine – DIW 3993           

Downpatrick – ABZ 4406      

Enniskillen – FIL 3017                       

L’Derry – BUI 2307               

Omagh – DJI 1190     

1990 Plates

Armagh – ELZ 5278  

Ballymena – IDZ 1908

Belfast – BAZ 9500

Coleraine – NIW 2400           

Downpatrick – EBZ 3575      

Enniskillen – NIL 3188

L’Derry – DUI 8516

Omagh – RJI 1882


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