12 Christmas presents we begged for back in the day

Monday, December 19, 2016 8:00 am

Jeziel Andersen | Drive announcer

No matter how old you are, there’s something special about receiving a present.

But the times have definitely changed. Now all kids want is something starting with an ‘i’ — iPhone, iPad…iLife — or involves some kind of screen.

There was a time where presents didn’t require a bank loan or USB port. We call those ‘the good ol’ days’.

Here’s a look at some of the popular ‘good old day’ presents. How many did you own?

Pick Up Stix




Barrel of Monkeys


Cap Bombs


Flying Clown


Paddle Ball


Slinky! (Especially if you had steps in your house)




Rubix Cube – who can actually do one of these?


Rock’em Sock’em Robots


But,  of course, regardless of the technology, the best present memories are usually who you received it from or who you shared it with.

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