The 80’s Are In: Give Friends And Family Retro Nintendo Gifts


The Winter Holiday Shopping Season has officially arrived. If you didn’t manage (or if you were smart enough to avoid the whole scene) to grab any amazing deals on Black Friday have no fear, ThinkGeek has got your hi-tech friends and family members covered.

Among the online retailer’s plethora of novelty / utilitarian goods, you can find a whole variety of retro Nintendo (aka NES) / 8-bit awesomeness. For example, instead of giving your dad/husband/brother the same old boring tie, why not spice things up a bit with the ThinkGeek 8-bit Tie (available in Classic Blue or Power Red). Or, for the fun-loving cook(s)/foodies in your life, give ’em an awesome 8-bit Oven Mitt.


Ok, so now you’ve got all your sophisticated friends and family covered, but what about the rest? No worries. Nintendo Monopoly is the perfect choice for an aspiring real-estate magnate and/or board-game lover. If that isn’t serious enough (or hits too close to home during this recession), you can always go with the equally fantastic Super Mario Bros. Chess set. Check Mate Mario!


And finally, if you are looking for perhaps the most novel of all retro Nintendo gifts, check out the nostalgia-inducing Retro NES USB controller. This classic piece of gaming hardware connects to just about any PC or Mac and should work with virtually any NES emulators out there. Actually, forget everyone else…treat yourself to this [email protected] present! Go on. You deserve it.