The Best Vintage Christmas: 25 Unique Gifts for Her Guide

25 best vintage Christmas gifts for her
25 best vintage Christmas gifts for her

Discover 25 unique vintage gifts for her this Christmas! Featuring retro jewelry, Pyrex, fashion, and more for a festive, mid-century celebration.

The holiday season is upon us, and if you have a special someone in your life who’s passionate about all things vintage, mid-century, and kitschy, then you’re in for a treat! Our vintage Christmas gift guide has a curated collection of retro-inspired gifts that will transport her back to the golden era of mid-century design? From vintage jewelry to Pyrex, fashion, barware, vinyl LPs, and iconic Holt Howard Santa and Pixieware collectibles, we’ve made vintage gifting easy with our gift guide of 25 fabulous gift ideas that are sure to make her Christmas merry and bright. So, grab a cup of cocoa, put on your favorite vintage holiday tunes, and let’s dive in!

1. Vintage Brooches: Start her collection with a dazzling vintage brooch from the 1950s. Whether she’s into whimsical animal shapes or elegant floral designs, a mid-century brooch is the perfect accessory to add some retro flair to her outfits. Some brands to look for are: Coro, Eisenberg, Trifari, Sarah Coventry, Weiss, Joseph Wiesner.

Vintage Pink Pyrex
Vintage Pink Pyrex

2. Pyrex Nesting Bowls: Every vintage enthusiast knows the value of classic Pyrex nesting bowls. These colorful kitchen staples from the mid-century era are both functional and decorative, making them a cherished addition to any vintage kitchen. Some patterns to look for are Gooseberry, Starburst, Pyrex Dot, Snowflake , and Butterprint.

3. Mid-Century Fashion Books: Give her the gift of knowledge with a beautifully illustrated coffee table book on mid-century fashion. It’s a great way for her to explore the iconic styles of the era and get inspired for her own vintage wardrobe.

Ornament Skirt Christmas Pinup Girl Clothing
Vintage Christmas Dress
Yasmina Greco 12 Days of Christmas Pinup Fashion

4. Vintage Dresses: A vintage-loving gal can never have too many circle skirts or dresses! Look for retro-inspired designs or authentic mid-century frocks to help her build her vintage wardrobe. Companies that make beautiful vintage inspired clothing today that I have written about on this blog previously are Pinup Girl Clothing, Collectif Clothing, and Heart of Haute. You can shop my wardrobe of vintage fashion on my Poshmark Closet.

Hazel Atlas Pink Elephant Barware Set
Hazel Atlas Pink Elephant Barware Set

5. Retro Barware: Upgrade her bar setup with some retro barware essentials. Think cocktail shakers, vintage glassware, and funky bar tools to make her next cocktail party a stylish affair. A fun whimsical vintage kitsch pattern to look for is the Pink Elephant pattern by Hazel Atlas.

6. Vinyl LPs: For the music-loving vintage enthusiast, vinyl LPs from the 1950s and 1960s are a must-have. Look for classic jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, or even some holiday albums from the era.

Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa Collection
Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa Collection

7. Holt Howard Santa Collectibles: Holt Howard’s charming Santa figurines are a beloved part of mid-century holiday decor. Surprise her with one of these adorable Santa’s to add a touch of nostalgia to her Christmas display. Some to look for are the Holt Howard winking Santa mugs, Holt Howard Starry Eyed Santa, and the charming Holt Howard Santa salt and pepper shakers. You can find some amazing vintage Holt Howard and Christmas on Etsy at Crazy4Me

8. Kitschy Kitchen Gadgets: Explore vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster kitchen mixers is kitschy colors like pink, aqua blue, yellow, and chrome. They’ll not only be useful but also a fun conversation starter in her kitchen.

PY Miyao Japan Anthropomorphic Salt and Pepper Shakers Planters
PY Japan Anthropomorphic Salt and Pepper Shakers Planters
Vintage  Anthropomorphic Fruit Face PY Japa
PY Japan Anthropomorphic Fruit Face Cookie Jars

9.Vintage Anthropomorphic Salt and Pepper Shakers and Cookie Jars: Anthropomorphic cookie jars and salt and pepper shakers are a kitschy delight!! Gift her a pair with cute fruit cases and whimsical faces to add a touch of playfulness to her dining table and kitchen. You can find some cute vintage anthropomorphic on Etsy at Crazy4Me

10. Vintage Costume Jewelry: Vintage jewelry from the mid-century era is known for its bold and unique designs. Look for chunky necklaces, statement earrings, and oversized brooches to complement her vintage style. Bakelite pieces like the red cherries are favorites.

11. Mid-Century Wall Art: Spruce up her living space with mid-century-inspired wall art. Abstract paintings, atomic prints, and vintage travel posters can all be great additions to her decor.

12. Vintage Record Player: If she doesn’t already have one, a vintage record player can be the ultimate gift. Pair it with some of her favorite vinyl records for a complete package.

13. Tiki Decor: Bring the tropical vibes of the 1950s and 1960s into her home with tiki-themed decor. Tiki mugs, bamboo furniture, and tiki torches will help her create a retro island paradise.

Collecting Vintage Christmas Ornaments
Collecting Vintage Christmas Ornaments
Vintage Pinup Christmas T-Shirt Pinup Art Crazy4Me Style

14. Vintage Christmas Ornaments: Add to her holiday cheer with vintage Christmas ornaments. Look for glass baubles, aluminum trees, and vintage-inspired decorations that will make her tree shine.

15. Mid-Century Cookbooks: For the culinary enthusiast, vintage cookbooks from the mid-century era offer a glimpse into the recipes and cooking trends of the time.

16. Atomic Age Clock: An atomic age-inspired clock can be a stylish addition to her home decor. Look for sleek, futuristic designs that capture the essence of the era.

Vintage1950s Novelty Poodle Purses

17. Vintage Handbags: Complete her retro look with a vintage handbag from the 1950s or 1960s. Choose from elegant leather bags or fun and quirky designs.

18. Mid-Century Desk Accessories: Help her create a stylish workspace with mid-century desk accessories. Think vintage desk lamps, pencil holders, and retro desk calendars.

19. Vintage Glassware Sets: Elevate her cocktail game with a set of vintage glassware. Look for sets with unique patterns and colors that were popular during the mid-century era.

Vintage 1950s Kitchen
Vintage 1950s Kitchen
VIntage Hoosier Cabinet Pyrex
Vintage Hoosier Cabinet Pyrex: Pictures from Pinterest

20. Retro Kitchen Items Retro-inspired kitchen wear can add a pop of nostalgia to her cooking space. Look for fun designs that harken back to the era.

21. Mid-Century Vanity Set: Treat her to a vintage vanity set complete with a mirror, brush, and comb. It’s a stylish addition to her dressing area.

22. Vintage Christmas Music Collection: Gift her a collection of vintage Christmas music on vinyl to set the perfect holiday ambiance.

23. Atomic Age Wall Clock: An atomic age wall clock can be a focal point in her home. Look for designs that showcase the era’s fascination with space and technology.

24. Retro Dinnerware Sets: Upgrade her dining experience with a retro dinnerware set featuring bold patterns and colors that are reminiscent of the mid-century era.

Franciscan Starburst Dinnerware pic from Charleston Gazette-Mail
Franciscan Starburst Dinnerware pic from Charleston Gazette-Mail

25. Mid-Century Modern Glassware: Swung vases and Italian Imperioli glass, is a stylish gift choice. Vibrant colors like turquoise, emerald, green, or amber capture the era’s essence. These pieces add elegance to home decor or serve as eye-catching collectibles. Perfect for her love of vintage aesthetics.

This holiday season, make the vintage mid-century kitsch lover in your life feel extra special with these 25 fabulous gift ideas. Whether it’s adding a touch of retro glamour to her wardrobe, kitchen, or home decor, these gifts are sure to bring joy and nostalgia to her Christmas celebrations. Happy gifting, and may your holidays be filled with vintage cheer!

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