Whether it’s your best friend, your mom or your glam-obsessed co-worker, you’ve probably got someone in your life who lives for soft, dreamy hair waves and the days of Bogie and Bacall. So, after a year that’s dragged on in a series of smokescreens and plot twists, show them how much they mean to you this holiday season by gifting them in their love language.
From coffee table books sure to indulge any Golden Era movie buff to home decor items dripping with glamorous flare, these throwback gift ideas are sure to make any Old Hollywood aficionado feel like the bee’s knees.
Silver Vanity Comb, Brush and Mirror Set (Amazon, $35.22)
Elegant and dainty, this enchanting silver grooming trio makes for a lovely centerpiece in any boudair. Also a timeless keepsake.
Sparkling Gold Crystal Lamp Shade With USB (Amazon, $34.99)
What’s dreamier than functionality meeting glitz? Here’s the ideal nightlight for anyone who prefers to feel like a starlet, even while they’re sleeping.
Old Hollywood-Style Long Satin Kimono Robe (Amazon, $38)
Made from 100 percent satin, this lightweight and luxurious robe feels like a second skin and could only be Marilyn approved.
1920s Great Gatsby-Inspired Feather Hairpiece (Amazon, $13.99)
While this intricate feather hairpiece is sure to make any Gatsby-themed party-goer feel like a dish, it’s also great for adding nostalgic glamour to any dresser or vanity.
Smashing 5-Piece Luxury Gift Set for the Whiskey Lover in Your Life (Amazon, $48)
A smash with Amazon reviewers, this classy set contains four glasses and a fashionable decanter. It’s guaranteed to fill any whiskey lover with prohibition-era glee.
Elegant Glass Bottle Atomizer With Gold Tassel (Amazon, $20.24)
This Marilyn-esque atomizer can be filled with any fragrance of the user’s choice. It also makes its contemporary counterparts look a bit trampish.
Letters from Old Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking (Amazon, $27.99)
From Bette Davis’ impassioned plea to a film producer to Frank Sinatra’s emotionally-charged soapbox moment to an affluent screenwriter, this book draws back the velvet rope and turns the spotlight toward private exchanges from the pre-email days of Hollywood. Go ahead and order it for that friend who knows every line of Casablanca.
Gold and Pearl Vintage-Style Makeup Organizer (Amazon, $54.99)
This dazzling gold cosmetics organizer is sure to keep any vanity or bathroom counter in camera-ready shape. The crystal knobs are pretty, too.
Classic Walnut Wooden Golden Age-Style Radio (Amazon, $39.90)
Okay, so this might not be the most glamorous item on the list, but it makes the perfect gift for any modern girl or guy who fancies a dash of nostalgia in their home. And, while it boasts an impressively retro-style aesthetic, its sound quality rivals that of nearly everything available today.
Old Hollywood-Style Lighted Vanity Mirror (Amazon, $62.99)
This sturdy mirror is gorgeously reminiscent of Old Hollywood dressing rooms, but comes with contemporary features like multiple light settings and on/off touch sensor. What a showstopper.
Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive (Amazon, $68.50)
What were the most iconic figures in Hollywood history really like before the glamorous illusions were created and the big cameras started rolling? This fascinating book encapsulates the hustle and bustle of building everything from the set to the costuming and, ultimately, the star.
Retro Turntable With Built-In Speaker and Subwoofer (Amazon, $159.99)
If you really want to spoil the time traveler in your life, particularly if he or she is a music lover, here’s how to do it. With a flower-shaped, pure copper horn, the design is to die for. But the cherry on top? It boasts all of the necessary modern functions, including Bluetooth.