If I told you this was the first time I’ve written a ‘90s-themed gift guide, I would be lying to you. Gifts that have to do with the ‘90s happen to be my specialty — in fact, I’m gazing lovingly at a lava lamp I gifted myself just last week. I know all the words to both Clueless *and* Reality Bites. I even created a custom hashtag that pertains to all things ‘90s. That’s how deep my ‘90s love flows. So the moment I saw eyewear brand Zenni’s fresh line of pastel frames and mirrored shades, I knew that this year’s ’90s gift guide had to be born.

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Not familiar with Zenni? This stylish spec supplier uses state-of-the-art optical materials to manufacture eyeglasses, made to order just for you. That’s right. No middleman, and glasses are only produced upon order. The result? High-quality glasses that are affordable for everyone.

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And guess what? They’ve got more than 6,000 frames. And of those 6,000 frames, at least a dozen of them will take you back. Back to the ‘90s, to an era of clear purple frames complemented by braces with matching purple rubber bands and a clear purple mini backpack. Luckily, these glasses still look on point even without the braces ;)

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1. Zenni ‘90s Translucent Frames ($19 and up): We’ll start at the top with a pair of Round Half Rim Acetate Frames ($24), boasting a bold browline and girly pink vibes. And because pink frames aren’t enough, opt for pink lenses with this pair and you will see the world through a technicolor version of rose-colored sunnies. Smack dab in the middle we’ve got the pair of glasses that every single person who wore glasses in the ‘90s owned. These Acetate Full Rim Frame ($19) glasses are available in pink and purple, because no other colors would make sense. And if you’re going for more of a cool-girl vibe, these yellow Round Acetate Frames ($24) feature a keyhole bridge for comfort and style.

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2. City Hunter Diagram Panel Hat ($15): Now this is a story all about how… we found the freshest hats the Internet has ever seen. Available in over a dozen color combos, these make a great stocking stuffer.

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3. Happy Juice Freaker Cozy + Doggie Style Freaker Cozy ($10 each): Admittedly, I wish these beverage sweaters came with human sweaters that matched so I could rock a neon wolf wearing sunnies all dang day. But alas, we’ll have to settle for having the most stylish beers around. I actually did receive the Happy Juice Freaker in my stocking two years ago and still use it!

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4. Pop Phone Retro Handset ($17): Remember when you had your own phone line? I do, and I even had a custom answering machine message that included “Spiderwebs” by No Doubt. For folks who miss leaning on their phone while they dish the dirt, this pop phone is an instant win.

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5. Double Tip Pen Set ($15): Your to-do list is about to get way more colorful.

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6. Smiley Face Stoneware Mug ($10): Peace, love and this smiley face mug.

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7. Girl Talk Bobbi Set ($15): This trio of bobbi pins by our friends at Ban.do is the perfect way to channel your love for baby barrettes in a more modern way.

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8. Kaleidoscope Fanny Pack ($32): The fanny pack is back. And while I maintain that it never actually left, I’m happy to see this handy accessory back in rotation.

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9. Yin-Yang Tie-Dye Tee ($34): It’s tie-dye, it’s a yin-yang AND the yin-yang has sunflowers in it?! Oh, and it’s also OVERSIZED?! [Mind explodes.]

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10. Perler Bead Coasters Kit ($19): That’s right. Those are perler beads, and we turned them into emoji coasters! You can also use these to make really awesome ornaments or gift toppers for all your holiday prezzies.

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11. Pink Velvet Scrunchie ($10): Just don’t tell Carrie Bradshaw :)

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12. Assorted ‘90s Stud Set ($8): Your mix-and-match earring dreams just came true.

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13. Lisa Frank Headphones ($12): The pink headband, the purple cord, the neon penguin graphics. It’s too much. It’s just… beautiful.

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14. Unicorn Salt and Pepper Shakers ($12): Some people have told me that if left to my own devices, my house would look a lot like a ‘90s funhouse. I take that as a compliment, and you best believe that these shakers are on my kitchen table.

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15. Colour Me Good ‘90s Coloring Book ($13): Hop on the coloring book bandwagon with an ode to your favorite characters, objects and moments of the ‘90s.

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16. Peace Sign Ornaments ($32): How awesome are these hand-painted ornaments? And yes, we think they could double as statement earrings or a necklace.

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17. Lip Smacker Party Pack ($10): Finally, the best thing anyone could EVER find in their stocking: LIP SMACKERS!

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This post is a collaboration with Zenni.