There was no piece of mail more exciting than the Sears Wish Book. Each year, it would arrive wrapped in plastic, almost like a gift itself. We would carefully rip into the package and reveal the best resource for all of our Christmas wishlists.
We would carefully flip through the pages, and jot down the page numbers and product numbers that we wanted all before we would pass off the Wish Book to our parents. They were always patient with us when we would continuously reference things they had never heard of, probably because they had that super easy guide to go check.
Do you still remember how you felt while you were searching through the glossy pages of toys? Well, check out the images below, which are all taken from the Wish Book from 1990, and see if it rings and bells.
Beetlejuice, Ninja Turtles and Robocop were always a favorite
Remember when the fact that a computer had a "color monitor" was a big deal?
Or when a two page spread of Walkmans was necessary
We may not have cared about clothes, but our moms we already excited to see the new styles of 'mom jeans'
It was like getting a TV and a table in one
Who's ready to take some embarrassing family photos?
This must have been up so high on everyone's wish lists
All of the boys in school would wear outfits like this
Every year that Garfield phone would make an appearance on my Christmas list
But now onto the stuff we all REALLY wanted: TOYS...
The dream of every kid, reality to so very few...
Or if you weren't a Nintendo fan, you could also get the revolutionary 16-bit Sega Genesis
Or the awesome and wonderful Atari system
If you weren't into video games, maybe board games were more your thing?
Some people liked to do crafts
And obviously, the most important toys of all: Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice!
Do you remember looking through the Wish Book when you were a kid?
Listen, I know fashion is cyclical. I know that things are going to go in and out of style, but here's the thing, not everything should. Fashion is also highly subjective. We all have our own opinions, but when the fashion magazines start telling us "this is what is in style" we all second guess our choices. Now, these experts are telling us to dust off our old flared jeans and honestly, I don't understand why. I know that flared jeans were huge in the disco-era, and I know this because when they came back in the late 90s and
If there was one product that you had to pick that would best represent what it was like to be a preteen in the 90s, I think a lot of us girls would agree that Lip Smackers would be the best choice. These little tubes of oftentimes glittered, scented, colorful lip-balm made us all feel like the fanciest of ladies, totally ready to grab our purses and do whatever it is that our moms did when they weren't paying attention to us. You had so many different choices too. You'd have a classic berry scented red Lip Smacker, you'd have
When you think back to your childhood, what toy do you remember spending most of your time with? There's probably one that stands out, whether it was a particular stuffed animal, a special Barbie, or even a video game, that you remember going absolutely bananas over. Have you ever wondered if you were the only one to be completely obsessed with it, or if kids from other states also loved the same thing? Well, AT&T has decided to dig into the world of 90s nostalgia, and they hope to answer the question we've all had, "What is the most
Chances are that when you were growing up there were a few dolls that you always wanted. There were some Barbie dolls that were absolutely coveted, there were of course the iconic Cabbage Patch Dolls that everyone needed, but there was one brand that seemed to take the cake when it came to the most desirable doll on the market. American Girl dolls were probably the fanciest things our tiny brains could dream of owning. Sure, they cost a pretty penny when they first came out, but if you could convince your parents that they were worth it, you were