Old is gold what all say. If you’ve ever pondered, it makes sense. Old days are precious to us, just like the element. Even with advancing technology and modernisation, our hearts are still stuck somewhere in the 90s, even if we don’t live in that timeline anymore. Retro gifts and retro style will never go out of style. Vintage has its own aesthetic and charm. Living in the past (in a good way) is worth it, after all. Vintage exists in outfits, music and what not.
If we are asked what comes to my mind when we come across this word “Vintage”, it has to be, old pocket watches, some tattered letters or pages off a diary or perhaps music boxes. Vintage gifts are difficult to find these days because the millennial gifts have pretty much taken over the “old school ways”
So in order to get gifts for vintage lovers, there are a few rules we follow. Here are the top 3 rules we’ve enlisted, to get the best vintage gifts with a touch of GenZ:
(PS. these rules help a lot when you visualize and feel the vibe while you choose the vintage gifts for your loved ones)
RULE NO. 1: IT SHOULD LOOK AUTHENTIC
Authenticity is definitely the first rule for gift shopping but when it comes to vintage gifts, we have to be very picky. A part of us is always a sucker for these products but the GenZ fails to know how important and thoughtful these gifts are. Quartz watches have such a subtle vintage touch to it. Watches always remind us of how time goes by so fast and to live in the moment, these quartz watches are perfect.
A 3D Golden Snitch Locket Watch is definitely one gift that'll remind you of the summers you spent watching Harry Potter marathons and never grew tired of it.
RULE NO. 2: IT SHOULD BRIGHTEN THEIR FACE UP
Well, we mean it both metaphorically and literally. A good gift will have them smiling from ear to ear and that’d brighten their face up. Vintage aesthetics has a lot to do with dim lights and soothing vibes. A quick room revamp using lights is a beautiful way to give one the vintage feel. Hence, for a vintage lover, lights and lamps will be a great gift.
An LED Bottle Cap Fairy Lights set on the desk with some old books lying around. Dimming these lights and listening to your favourite sing on loop -doesn't this give a very vintage-y vibe?
To give this vintage revamp a millennial touch, one can always get the Stars Shaped Fairy Lights. They’re tiny stars lighting up their room and their face (quite literally)
RULE 3: ALWAYS KEEP IT LIGHT AND MELODIOUS
Music speaks the language of love and when everything fails, music comes to rescue. Retro music has a different vibe to it. It soothes your soul, it stops your heart from beating too fast. It makes you smile, it makes you cry. Vintage music does things which no love story or heartbreak could ever do to you.
For feeling these feelings, as you dim the lights, music boxes and their melodious tunes fill the silence.
Thinking of one’s childhood, as they play Let It Go on the music box, it sends chills down one’s spine. It makes you cry happy yet sad tears.
Or a sweet tune, which makes you fall in love with someone yet no one. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You Music Box does the magic as the sweetness takes over.
These rules are made keeping in mind how the touch of GenZ on Vintage would feel. Going back in the old times is what all of us crave for but the most we can do is bring back the times here in our own way. Following these rules isn’t “mandatory” but keeping these things in mind will definitely help you choose the best vintage gift for your loved one, who will burst into a puddle of happy tears. Above all, get all these products with love and warmth, that’d be enough for vintage to never age.