In the 1960s, just 8 percent of consumer goods purchased in America were made overseas. Today, that number is a shocking 60% and climbing.
Children born and raised in the seventies, eighties and earlier will be able to relate to these iconic brands.
I mean, let's face it, when it comes to consumer brands, endurance has gone out of style.
Billion dollar tech giants like Tesla, Uber, and Apple get a ton of attention these days, but a lot of people don't realize some of America’s most innovative companies have been around for a few years … or, make that, a few hundred.
"GEE, YOUR HAIR SMELLS TERRIFIC"
"Bect'cha he will!" - Check out this classic commercial from 1979. Just one whiff of "Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific" brings you back to the time of its debut, when discos and mood rings were still in vogue. No longer made with musk oil, this updated version is as close as possible to the original floral and spice scent that you loved. So close, that your hair will feel as luxurious as it did back in the day and people will stop you to say, "Gee, your hair smells terrific!" Shampoo and conditioner are sold separately.
The reproduction of the original 1951 Colorforms classic includes 350 brightly colored Colorform shapes - squares, rectangles, and circles and a spiral-bound book for safekeeping
Almost anything your youngster can dream up, he or she can re-create with this Colorforms® set! They just peel off and stick like magic, making them as much fun as you remember.
OLD-FASHIONED RIBBON CANDY
My Grandmother had ribbon candy in candy dishes every year. This image tugs at my heartstrings and reminds me of Christmases past in beautiful New England.
With it's bright festive colors and crisp hard-candy bite ... the rich flavors of peppermint, cinnamon, and clove attack your senses. This link offers an assorted box with 2 cinnamon ribbons (ruby red with green stripes) and 2 clove ribbons (emerald green with red stripes) and a peppermint box with 4 peppermint ribbons (Christmas red with white stripes). Truly nostalgic!
An American classic since its introduction in the 1939 New York World's Fair, the View-Master® has provided generations of children with a glimpse beyond their surroundings.
With the same nostalgic design as the View-Master you used to play with, this Classic View Master presents images bigger and brighter than ever before.
Simply slip in one of the two 14-image reels, bring the View Master to your eyes, and—voila!—a 3D image will materialize in front of you! I used to think it was magic.
Do you remember this magical Christmas tree favorite?
As a young kiddo, I used to stare in awe as these liquid-filled Christmas tree candle lights warmed up and started bubbling!
These candle-shaped lights are filled with liquid and have colorful plastic bases. Purchase a few strings for your tree and pass that wondrous feeling on to your kiddos and grand-kiddos.
These lights add motion and sparkle to your tree as well as a Victorian flair to the look of the tree recalling those days when people adorned their trees with candles.
NO-CRACK LAVENDER HAND CREAM
Since 1942, this lavender hand cream treats and soothes dry, cracked hands, feet, and elbows like no other.
Ordinary hand creams come and go but this one is still around.
Enriched with lanolin to soften and moisturize the skin and allantoin to promote healing, it provides the intensive treatment health care professionals, farmers, constructions workers, and everyday folk need when their hands, feet, or elbows become dry, chapped, or cracked. Plus, it has a soothing lavender scent that calms both body and soul.
Experience America's greatest pastime with Old-Time Baseball.
Small enough to display beautifully on a desk or shelf, this miniature pinball-style game is loaded with authentic details that evoke the grand old ballparks of yesteryear. Launch the pinball and swing the bat to hit singles, doubles, triples and home runs. It is sure to delight the child in each of us!
Christmas is coming, so whatever you do don't run out of time.
TIMEX WEEKENDER WATCH
A true classic. This was the first watch brand to don my wrist when I was a young boy.
About this item
Adjustable black 20mm nylon slip-thru strap fits up to 8-inch wrist circumference
Cream dial with full Arabic numerals; 24-hour military time
Silver-tone 38mm brass case with mineral glass crystal
Indiglo light-up watch dial
Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming or bathing
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