Yeppers! That’s me in 1985!



I recently went to a 40th birthday party and everyone in the room started sharing what kind of music, games, tv shows, and so forth that they loved, and then we starting teasing each other about what generation we were from.  We finally figured out after some debate, that we had a some Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials participating in this lively conversation.  🙂


I happen to be in the Gen X category, but I personally prefer to say that I am from the MTV Generation and here are a few of the things that I remember and believe are the perfect gift for any Generation X-er!

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I Want My MTV T-Shirt



MTV used to be just that, music videos, and No reality shows!  It was a new way to bring life to the current musicians of the day, and as we used to say, “It was totally awesome”!

One of the first videos that I remember was, “Brass In Pocket” by the Pretenders, but Michael Jackson’s, “Thiller” video and album will always hold a special place in my heart.





Classic MTV T-Shirt @Amazon – $15



Arcade Games






Retro Arcade Handheld Gaming System @ Amazon $18



If you wanted to find your boyfriend back in the 80’s, all you had to do was find the closest arcade game.  LOL  Seriously, who remembers playing, “Donkey Kong” for the first time, or my personal favorite, “Centipede”?   The above handheld retro arcade gaming system is the ultimate gift for any gamer on your list.



Saturday Morning Cartoons



Who can forget the classic Saturday morning Hannah-Barbera cartoons such as:  Tom & Jerry, Hong Kong Phooey, Jabberjaw, and The Great Grape Ape Show?


It didn’t matter how many times these cartoons aired, my sister and I sat right in front of that tv ready to go!  Here’s some fun collectible gifts below:


Captain Caveman Mug





Captain Caveman Gift Mug @ Amazon $15


Hong Kong Phooey Plus Doll




15″ Plush Hong Kong Phooey Doll @Walmart $19


Hanna-Barbera Supergroup T-Shirt




Hanna-Barbera Supergroup T-Shirt @ Amazon $16

Here’s a t-shirt that displays many of the retro cartoon classics and it’s available in all sizes, including plus!



My Top 3 Gen X Movies


If you’re a Gen X-er, then you  probably have your favorite movie choices of that time, and here’s mine:



Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and finally Fast Times At Ridgemont High.



The Breakfast Club Mug 





The Breakfast Club Mug @Amazon $20



Only a Gen X-er would understand the meaning behind the picture on this mug.  It’s for all of us basket-cases, brains, athletes, criminals, and princesses out there.  🙂



Sixteen Candles – Long Duk Dong Action Figure



Sixteen Candles Long Duk Dong @Amazon $12




Again, Long Duk Dong is a classic icon of my generation, and if your into classic pop movies, check out all of these other fabulous gifts here:  Funko Gifts



Fast Times Ridgemont High Tasty Waves Shirt




Fast Times Ridgemont High Tasty Waves Shirt @Amazon $30



And finally, X-ers socialized, worked, and ate at our local mall.  It’s a shame that things just aren’t the same anymore, because the kids today are missing out on actually having face to face fun with their friends.   Just saying.


I hope that you liked going down memory lane with me, and I know that there is so much more that I didn’t mention, so please feel free to share your favorite moments of being a Generation X-er in the comments below.

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