Sure, unwrapping a gleaming piece of shiny new kit on Christmas day is pretty awesome. But will your new wireless gizmo really stand the test of time?
Avoid that question altogether by selecting something suitably retro from this old-school assortment.
If you're forever dreaming of days gone by, when photos were printed, records were flipped, phones were dialled and toasters were the most stylish homeware item, these are the gifts you need.
Nokia 8110 (£70)
Back in '99, nothing was cooler than Nokia's 8110 slider phone. Just ask Keanu Reeves: even the realm-hopping Neo had one in The Matrix.
Want in on the shut-to-hang-up action? Good news! Just as the Wachowski sci-fi flick got Reloaded, so Nokia has brought back the 8110 – only, this time it's packing 4G, a rear camera and a colour screen. It comes in black if you reckon you're The One, or yellow, if you prefer your handsets fruity.
Typewriter Matchbox Label Print (from £20)
Clickety clack, tippety tap: typing used to be a properly noisy pursuit – enough to drive any budding essayist up the wall.
Mercifully, crafting copy today is a much quieter exercise, with typewriters largely consigned to service as artfully hipster ornaments in, erm, artfully hipster cafés.
Commemorate their functional days with this striking wall print, scanned from a Dutch matchbox – because nothing says retro like scaled-up vintage packaging.
Haynes Retro Arcade Game Kit (£25)
How many retro console reboots does it take to send the whole world back to 1983? Roughly 17, give or take – and this DIY number might be the one to tip things over the edge.
Still, the Raspberry Pi-powered kit should stand you in good stead if things go all Stranger Things: packing a 120 LED screen, it’s on you to assemble and solder this thing together by following the gloriously old-school Haynes instruction manual. Your reward? A Pong-style game that’s oddly addictive.
Fender Newport (£200)
Audio quality has come a long way since 1968. Amplifier design, on the other hand, has never reached the same heights of pastel-shade style and witch hat knobs. Enjoy the best of both worlds with this amp-inspired Bluetooth speaker from the strumming sorts at Fender.
Not a millennial walking their dogs, its two woofers and one tweeter make for a lovely listening experience, while a 12-hour battery life should be enough to see you through even the longest afternoon jam.
Monopoly: Retro Edition (£30)
Want an authentic retro Monopoly experience? Best have a rummage in nan's cupboards for that tea-stained 1961 set, complete with peeling squares, half the usual number of Chance cards and a hairclip to replace the missing boot piece.
Too faded to use? Keep the original in storage and try this old-school edition, instead: an 80th anniversary celebration of everyone's favourite cause of family arguments, it features tokens from several decades of the game – which also make for ideal artillery when the property war gets too heated.