Totally Tubular 80s in a Box Gift Idea (Free Printable Included)

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Totally 80s in a Box FREE Printable

Know an 80s fan?

Consider putting together a unique gift basket full of everything dedicated to the best decade – the 80s! 💃

During the 80s, I could be found happily roller skating in my acid washed L.A. Gear jean jacket, collecting Lisa Frank stickers on my Trapper Keeper, or watching my favorite show, Punky Brewster. Being an 80s kid ROCKED!

I love that things seem to be coming back again – including most recently, Caboodles! So fun!

P.S. I know Collin is an 80s kid, too, and she can relate to my excitement about this decade! ha!

Crimped hair don’t care!

If you love 80s nostalgia like me, this is such a fun and thoughtful gift to consider! It could be for Christmas, a birthday, or any special occasion really. Plus, you can create this with just a few things or make a larger box like mine and fill with lots of goodies. 80s inspired gifts seem to be popular lately, so it wasn’t very difficult to collect some cute gifts for my 80s box.

After you’ve collected some nostalgic goodies, just print THIS printable tag I designed, and place everything in a box or basket. Such an easy idea!

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DIY Totally 80s in a Box Gift




Use a Caboodle or an 80s theme decorated box to fill with fun nostalgic gifts. This makes for a perfect Christmas, birthday, or special occasion gift!


Click to Print THIS Totally 80s gift tag.


Customize your gift fillers by theme, style or decade!


Add your gift fillers into your Caboodles or gift box.


Attach your Printable “Totally 80s in a Box” gift tag with double sided tape.

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What a fun gift basket theme!

I love this easy idea. Let us know in the comments what you would put in your 80s gift basket!

Obviously, you can pick a different decade and fill a basket or box with those items instead. This would also be a super fun stocking theme instead, too. I love giving my kids 80s stuff so then I can play!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 25

  1. Mrs BK

    Cute idea! I love 80’s stuff.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      THANKS! So fun ❤️

  2. Harlow

    Don’t forget Lisa Frank colorful stickers too ; )

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I love those!!

    • MamaBear5

      Harlow! That was my first thought as well! 😂 Also, anyone remember the trapper keepers? OMGosh that was the only thing that got me excited about going back to school after summer break. And yes!! The garbage pail cards from the ice cream truck! I found some at Dollar Tree not to long ago- the hubs and I were so pumped about that find. Took us back to our childhood!

  3. Harlow

    Also what would complete it for me would be Garbage PAil Kids trading sticker cards ; )

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Haha I remember those – so funny!

    • shop4mybabies

      my husband has a complete set he won’t let me get rid of lol such a nerd

  4. Vicki

    What a cool idea! I think I might do this for my husband for Christmas.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ah yay! So fun!

  5. Sarah

    Planning an 80s themed birthday party for a friend at the end of this month! This gives me some great ideas! Anyone have any other party ideas?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s a fun party theme!

  6. Aleshia Jones

    If you live close to a cracker barrel check their shop out. They have little boxes of candy for each decade. They are filled with candies popular from that decade. It would make for a great insert.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love that idea, so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  7. fred floan

    Tang is not 80’s

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh darn- leave that out then. Thanks!

  8. letsgopens66

    Hair Scrunchies are pretty popular again! I found some “vintage” lol ones I had at my parents house and my teen took them from me!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I agree! My daughter loves them too 🙂

  9. theresa

    I could be wrong but I remember my daughters playing with polly pockets back then

  10. Amanda

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off DVD

  11. Another Shelly

    Cute idea. Target has retro My Little Ponies from the 80s – the one pictured is too current.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great idea – thanks for sharing!

  12. Sara

    My mom did something similar last year for Christmas and bought everyone items from their childhood. All of the guys got Red Ryder BB guns, other gifts included Pac-Man Atari games, Strawberry Shortcake dolls, Stretch Armstrong, etc. It was super fun and she had such a good time buying all of the gifts and taking us back to our childhood years!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that sounds super fun! What a great mom!

  13. sheri a charboneau

    War games dvd,

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