Retro hamper for mum.... were any of you born in the 60s or 70s? Help :)

Hi

I want to make my mum a hamper relating to things when she was younger. She was born in 1964. I know that she used to buy Jackie magazine, and she used to like David Cassidy as a teen but thats as far as my knowledge goes!

I dont want to ask her and ruin the suprise but can anyone else give me any idea of what she probably had as a youngster, what the trends were and what teenagers liked? Maybe chocolate bars or sweets or something?

Thanks in advance ;)
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  • suejb2
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    As far as chocolate bars/sweets suggestions they are still around but some have changed their names:Marathon to Snickers;Opal Fruits to Starburst.Try getting Cola Cubes, Parma Violets,Pineapple Chunks; rhubarb and custard; cherry lips,a liquorice root!!; Black jacks and fruit salad.

    A dvd of Bagpuss or the Clangers
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  • PasturesNew
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    Black jacks and fruit salads.
    Matchmakers chocolates (only mint, coffee, orange in the early days)
  • http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/retro_sweet_hampers.php


    have a look there for ideas - bit pricy but I'm sure you could find stuff & do your own


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_in_British_television tv in 1964 :eek: & I think it may have been in black & white :rotfl:


    I think there is a Jackie compilation CD that has music from the time on it..
    try amazon/play/ebay...


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    Just google 1964/1970's & clothes/food/sweets etc & you'll get the right kind of stuff...
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  • BROWN AND ORANGE EVERYTHING!
    Another popular mag was 'Fab 208' it had brilliantly 'of the time' fashion and pop spreads - might be able to find some of the mags or annuals on ebay.
    Pen Pal pages in the back of magazines - with everyone's full name and address details!!!

    DRINKS
    Shandy Bass was a popular canned drink which I think you can still buy, and anyone remember 'Cydrax' :D
    Red Martini and lemonade, Cinzano, Cream Sherry, Advocaat, Mint cordial, Bitter lemon, Mateus Rose and Chianti if you can find one in a straw covered bottle.

    TOYS
    You might be able to find small toys like Jacks,
    $_35.JPG
    yo-yo's or Fivestones if you look hard enough.
    V-STONE.jpg
    Hula hoops were a big craze, also Spacehoppers and 'Clackers' which you could make yourself - two hard plastic balls on a string.
    Kliklak_02.jpg
    Pencil Toppers shaped like fruit & veg with legs and faces
    7955215406_395c8c5f24.jpg

    FOOD
    Angel Delight
    SPAM FRITTERS! - I got a novelty Spam recipe book as a gift a few years ago - they might still sell it.
    Duck a l'orange, peach melba, prawn cocktail, rum baba, moussaka, cheese & pineapple on sticks stuck in a foil covered half grapefruit, stuffed olives, vol au vents, Findus Crispy Pancakes, Alphabetti-Spagetti, tinned fruit cocktail with tinned sterilised cream

    CLOTHES/ACCESSORIES
    Long multicoloured stripey socks and legwarmers.
    Large numbers of badges on everything - retro ones are quite easy to find.
    Zip up front crimplene jumpsuits with flares and big collars, tank tops,
    stripey elastic belts with snake shaped metal buckles,
    snake_belts_003.jpg
    big, fat, Moustaches and dodgy toupees, very thin gold belts and strappy gold sandals, clogs and platforms.

    SWEETS
    Flakes, Curly Wurlys and Fry's Chocolate Turkish Delight, sherbert pips, space dust, sherbert fountains, swizzles

    MUSIC
    Donny Osmond, Glam Rock, Bay City Rollers, Teenyboppers, Fan Clubs,
    Northern soul dancing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ygo4FbVluI
    Giant badges saying "I [heart] (insert popstar of choice) were very popular, as were scarves with popstars name on.

    BEAUTY
    Perfumes - 'Tweed' and 'Charlie' - Tesco still sell Charlie for a fiver and it smells quite nice.
    Anne French cleansing milk http://www.boots.com/en/Anne-French-Deep-Cleansing-Milk-200ml_1225752/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-Boots+Shopping+-+Category+-+Beauty
    Shaving your arms, as well as your legs!, Body/face Glitter
    long, very pointed, fingernails, blue and green eyeshadow, spikey lashes, skinny pencilled eyebrows, solid block mascara, lipgloss in roll-on containers, crimped hair, hair elastics with plastic balls on, circular tortoiseshell hair clips

    KNICK-KNACKS
    Tacky souvenirs from Spain and Greece - flamenco dolls, donkeys with straw hats on, Spanish lace fans.
    Straw covered Chianti bottles made into table lamps
    mJYAag5lg869-I5M0p3PH1w.jpg
    12" vinyl records heated and formed into fruit bowls
    Look in Charity Shops, online, or make your own :)

    TV
    You should be able to find DVDs ofsome of these:, The Partridge Family, Tomorrow People, Magpie, Charlies Angels, Some Mothers D 'Ave 'Em, Department S/Jason King, Man about the House, The Herbs, Magic Roundabout, The Hair Bear Bunch, Banana Splits, Dr Who, Blakes 7,

    Plus, incredibly disturbing 'Public Information Films'
    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/1964to1979/filmindex.htm
    I can particularly recommend 'Lonely Water', the 'Charleycat' series and the highly nasty 'Protect and Survive - casualties'
    Alas, the Green Cross Code one with Alvin Stardust isn't on this site but you can find it on Youtube :D
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  • System
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    Evil_Olive wrote: »
    BROWN AND ORANGE EVERYTHING!
    Another popular mag was 'Fab 208' it had brilliantly 'of the time' fashion and pop spreads - might be able to find some of the mags or annuals on ebay.
    Pen Pal pages in the back of magazines - with everyone's full name and address details!!!

    DRINKS
    Shandy Bass was a popular canned drink which I think you can still buy, and anyone remember 'Cydrax' :D
    Red Martini and lemonade, Cinzano, Cream Sherry, Advocaat, Mint cordial, Bitter lemon, Mateus Rose and Chianti if you can find one in a straw covered bottle.

    TOYS
    You might be able to find small toys like Jacks,
    $_35.JPG
    yo-yo's or Fivestones if you look hard enough.
    V-STONE.jpg
    Hula hoops were a big craze, also Spacehoppers and 'Clackers' which you could make yourself - two hard plastic balls on a string.
    Kliklak_02.jpg
    Pencil Toppers shaped like fruit & veg with legs and faces
    7955215406_395c8c5f24.jpg

    FOOD
    Angel Delight
    SPAM FRITTERS! - I got a novelty Spam recipe book as a gift a few years ago - they might still sell it.
    Duck a l'orange, peach melba, prawn cocktail, rum baba, moussaka, cheese & pineapple on sticks stuck in a foil covered half grapefruit, stuffed olives, vol au vents, Findus Crispy Pancakes, Alphabetti-Spagetti, tinned fruit cocktail with tinned sterilised cream

    CLOTHES/ACCESSORIES
    Long multicoloured stripey socks and legwarmers.
    Large numbers of badges on everything - retro ones are quite easy to find.
    Zip up front crimplene jumpsuits with flares and big collars, tank tops,
    stripey elastic belts with snake shaped metal buckles,
    snake_belts_003.jpg
    big, fat, Moustaches and dodgy toupees, very thin gold belts and strappy gold sandals, clogs and platforms.

    SWEETS
    Flakes, Curly Wurlys and Fry's Chocolate Turkish Delight, sherbert pips, space dust, sherbert fountains, swizzles

    MUSIC
    Donny Osmond, Glam Rock, Bay City Rollers, Teenyboppers, Fan Clubs,
    Northern soul dancing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ygo4FbVluI
    Giant badges saying "I [heart] (insert popstar of choice) were very popular, as were scarves with popstars name on.

    BEAUTY
    Perfumes - 'Tweed' and 'Charlie' - Tesco still sell Charlie for a fiver and it smells quite nice.
    Anne French cleansing milk http://www.boots.com/en/Anne-French-Deep-Cleansing-Milk-200ml_1225752/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-Boots+Shopping+-+Category+-+Beauty
    Shaving your arms, as well as your legs!, Body/face Glitter
    long, very pointed, fingernails, blue and green eyeshadow, spikey lashes, skinny pencilled eyebrows, solid block mascara, lipgloss in roll-on containers, crimped hair, hair elastics with plastic balls on, circular tortoiseshell hair clips

    KNICK-KNACKS
    Tacky souvenirs from Spain and Greece - flamenco dolls, donkeys with straw hats on, Spanish lace fans.
    Straw covered Chianti bottles made into table lamps
    mJYAag5lg869-I5M0p3PH1w.jpg
    12" vinyl records heated and formed into fruit bowls
    Look in Charity Shops, online, or make your own :)

    TV
    You should be able to find DVDs ofsome of these:, The Partridge Family, Tomorrow People, Magpie, Charlies Angels, Some Mothers D 'Ave 'Em, Department S/Jason King, Man about the House, The Herbs, Magic Roundabout, The Hair Bear Bunch, Banana Splits, Dr Who, Blakes 7,

    Plus, incredibly disturbing 'Public Information Films'
    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/1964to1979/filmindex.htm
    I can particularly recommend 'Lonely Water', the 'Charleycat' series and the highly nasty 'Protect and Survive - casualties'
    Alas, the Green Cross Code one with Alvin Stardust isn't on this site but you can find it on Youtube :D


    OMG that brought back so many memories !especially the orange and brown , I remember my school party dress was long and large orange flowers on a brown background.
  • whitewing
    whitewing Posts: 11,852 Forumite
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    Were those pencil toppers to do with the Munch Bunch? I had some years ago.
    :heartsmil When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me too!" be sure to cherish them. Because these weirdos are your true family.
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  • Holly hobbie was a big design in the seventies. There are shopping list to do pads on amazon £4.25.
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  • shop-to-drop
    shop-to-drop Posts: 4,340 Forumite
    edited 16 November 2014 at 10:36AM
    OK a few more ideas. Can you find a nice photo of her as a teen, maybe with her best friend or her parents. You could then get this put on a mug, coaster etc at a photo shop.

    Does she have a favourite animal? If so look for it as a Wade Whimsey ornament on ebay. Everyone collected them in the seventies.

    Flower fairies were also a popular book, motive I've spotted a 2015 calander but you may spot a better retro calander.

    A rubix cube (but I think she may have missed this phase as four years older than me.

    A filofax, bet she had one of these. Maybe a mini one just for notes and addresses if she is now a slave to her phone like most people.

    David Cassidy is touring next year is this a possibility?

    Fingerless gloves

    Impulse body spray (i think the original scent was musk maybe white musk)
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  • gizwal
    gizwal Posts: 1,493 Forumite
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    I like this site- you might get a few ideas from here:)
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