Self-care is important. It’s not always easy to remember to put yourself first, but it’s so important that you do. You can’t pour from an empty cup, and if you’re not taking care of yourself then you’re not going to be able to take care of anyone else. That’s why we’ve put together this list of six things that you should buy for yourself simply because you deserve it! And most of them with a retro twist.

1. A Massager
You work hard and you deserve to relax. A massager is a great way to give yourself a pampering. We remember seeing them become popular in gadget magazines such as the Innovations Catalogue in the UK. Lots of gadgets in there didn’t stand the test of time, but massagers are one that have managed to stick around. You can use them after a long day at work or on a weekend when you need to unwind. If you have stiff muscles, a massager can help to loosen them up. Also, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good one. There are a lot of different types of massagers out there, so find one that suits your needs. These could include a:

  • neck massager
  • back massager
  • foot massager
  • handheld massager

Depending on the type of pain or discomfort you are experiencing, you can choose the massager that will work best for you.

2. A Brand New Wallet 
We all deserve a little luxury in our lives, and what better way to treat yourself than with a brand new wallet? It doesn’t have to be something super expensive, just something that makes you feel good when you use it. A beautiful new wallet will make paying for things a lot more enjoyable. Plus, it’s a great way to reward yourself for saving up your money. We got one recently as a free gift as part of the Blade Runner Secret Cinema experience and we’re still using it to this day. But if you want to buy a new one, consider looking at long leather wallets for men as these are made from high-quality materials and will last you for years to come. Also, the design and color are important when you pick a new wallet. Make sure it’s something that makes you happy every time you open it up! Of course, there should be enough space to hold your credit cards and cash, depending on the type of wallet you want to purchase. You can even get ones that are emblazoned with the logo of your favourite pop culture property, like a Star Wars or Marvel insignia.

3. A New Pair of Shoes
You can never have too many pairs of shoes, especially if they make you feel good when you wear them. A new pair of shoes is a great way to treat yourself. They don’t have to be expensive, but they should be something that you really love. If you’ve been wanting a new pair of sneakers or boots, then go ahead and buy them! You deserve it. Plus, a new pair of shoes is always a great way to boost your mood.

Moreover, the type of shoes you buy depends on your lifestyle and needs. For instance, if you are looking for a new pair of work shoes, then make sure to find something that is comfortable and stylish. However, if you are looking for a new pair of weekend shoes, then you can be a little more adventurous with your choices. Several brands have strong retro appeal too. If you’re feeling flush you could invest in some retro Nike Air Jordans. The Adidas Superstar, made famous by Run D.M.C is still going strong. Converse Chuck Taylors are probably never going to go out of fashion. And if you’re a fan of skateboarding culture then you will never go wrong with a pair of Vans.

4. A Classic Blu-Ray
Streaming services are so prolific these days, but often there is still a film that isn’t available on one of the streaming services unless you pay extra for it. Plus you never quite know if a service like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video might pull the film from its library at any given point. The best way to ensure instant viewing of your favourite movies is to buy it on DVD or Blu-Ray.

It also gives you that old school tangible feeling of having something in your hand and on your shelf. Plus all those bonus features, deleted scenes and director commentaries. Definitely worth the cost.

5. Some Retro Sweets
We all know that often the way to your heart, is through your mouth. Whether your comfort vice be red wine, a fine steak or retro sweets, it’s all a way to let you enjoy mouth watering flavours and relax whilst munching or sipping away. Retro sweets are so much easier to get hold of now. Whether it’s UK snacks like Sherbert Dib-Dabs or Double Dips, or some US classic Hershey or Reese’s, endulging in some sweets or candy is a treat worth having. If only the legendary Willy Wonka’s Dinasour Egg was still available.

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6. A Retro Treat on eBay
What can be better than lying back and browsing eBay, hunting for a nostalgic retro memory from your childhood. Whether it’s a video game, a Speak & Spell, and old Asterix book or your first Transformers toy, it’s often the case that the thrill of the hunt is just as exciting as owning the item once it arrives. You can be decisive and go for a Buy Now option, or you can play the long game and put in a bid on an item in the hope that you might grab a bargain.

To conclude, when it comes to treating yourself, it’s important to pick something that you really want. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes or an old Game Boy cartridge, make sure it’s something that makes you happy. You deserve to treat yourself every once in a while, so go ahead and buy yourself something special. You won’t regret it!