Slankets, Polaroid and Lego: get ready for the Retro Xmas


Slankets could be one of the top sellers this Christmas says Firebox CEO Ben Fowler. He predicts a boom in retro brands with the shapeless fleecy sofawear manufactured by Slanket likely to be one of the big hits. Other well-known names like Polaroid and Lego are also set to do well.

Another 80s favourite that could be making its way under Christmas trees this year – approximately 30years after it first hit shelves – is the Big Trak – a plastic-fantastic remote-controlled truck with attitude.

Other likely hits this Christmas include tablet computers, eReaders and the Microsoft Kinect which is selling like hot cakes right now, and according to the MD of PIXmania and is tipped to be the number 1 gift this Christmas.

In fact you’ll probably want both a Slanket and Kinect: the more I think about it, they’re an ideal pairing. The Slanket allows for uninhibited movement and the Kinect is all about movement. It’s a match made in heaven.

Slanket, £24.99 on Firebox
Polaroid camera on Firebox
Lego on Firebox
Big Trak, £34.99 on Firebox
eReaders on PIXmania
Microsoft Kinect, on PIXmania

Anna Leach