Awesome Modern-Retro Gift Ideas for the Holidays

December 10, 2015

Suzie Q's Awesome Moder-Retro Gift Ideas

If you're stumped for holiday gift ideas, answer me this… How many of you cool cats love retro style? How many know someone who love’s retro? I’m betting I’m not alone. And if I’m betting right, the ideas below just might be your saving grace for some last minute shopping.




The Qwerkywriter is a fantastic idea for the budding writer or retro lover. A wireless, Bluetooth-enabled keyboard with the mechanical aesthetics of a retro typewriter--perfect for that clicky tactile feel of days gone by. Plus, it features a built-in tablet stand!


MOD case

This mobile office isn’t inherently retro, but it’s style certainly has the classic vintage feel of timeless leatherwork. “A customizable case carefully designed to house and carry your daily essentials.”

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm x30

For the photographer, hobbyist, or general photo pleasure the Fujifilm X30 is a fun, affordable choice that won’t break the bank or sacrifice quality. It’s retro looks are complemented with high-tech features such as one of the best electronic view finders you can find on a compact camera, a range of autofocus settings, Wi-Fi connectivity for remote shooting via smartphone or tablet, and more. One of the best bangs for your buck, Baby!

Hot Dog Toaster


hot dog toaster

This SMART Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster is pretty darn cool. It warms two hot dogs and two buns at once! The adjustable cooking timer allows you to create perfect hot dogs every time and mini tongs are included to prevent burning your fingers. There’s just something beautifully retro in its function, not to mention the style!

GPO Attache Record Player

GPO Attache Record Player

You can’t find the warm, delightfully imperfect sound of a record player on anything but a record player. CD’s, MP3’s, DVD’s… they just aren’t the same. A record player’s sound is truly unique and coveted by retro and music enthusiasts alike. The GPO Attache in particular is great for portability and even includes a USB for recording vinyl records on-the-go!

Milktape USB Cassette Mixtape

milktape usb cassette


Need a gift idea with personal meaning? That’s what mixtapes are for! Of course no one owns a cassette player these days, any that’s why this cassette by Milktape is actually a USB in disguise. And for added sentiment, it’s only capable of holding 15-20 songs to ensure everything was hand-picked from the heart.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

kitchenaid stand mixer

If you’re looking for a gift for a home cook or baker, a KitchenAid stand mixer will definitely “wow” them. Everyone I know absolutely loves their stand mixer, but KitchenAid also offer a variety of counter-top appliances.

Suzie Q

Suzie Q retro kitchenware

Suzie Q’s retro kitchen tools are designed to brighten the modern home. Made of stainless-steel and quality painted wood, they’ll bring REAL charm into the kitchen. There’s honestly nothing else like them on the market, which makes them ideal for any retro lover. Mid-century Modern, Modern-Retro...whatever you want to call it, these tools and gadgets are beautiful and their following is quickly growing. Plus, they’ll match any KitchenAid perfectly!

Big Chill Retro

Big Chill Retro Refrigerator

Surprize him or her with a fantastically retro refrigerator that has all the modern amenities you could want! These works of art will add some color and fun to any kitchen. Think about it… is your fridge outdated, inefficient, or boring? If so, Big Chill will help. ;)

Electra Bikes

Electra bike

Electra bikes offer a selection of bikes designed for premium comfort, fun, and style. They remade the standard bike design with an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and place your feet flat on the ground whenever you want. Plus they definitely have that easy-breezy retro vibe.

Hopefully the above ideas will bring some joy this holiday season. :)

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