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

001

Yo-Yos

003

Barrel of Monkeys

004

Cap Bombs

005

Flying Clown

006

Paddle Ball

009

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

012

Gyroscope

016

Rubix Cube – who can actually do one of these?

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Rock’em Sock’em Robots

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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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