Treat Yourself to a Childhood Treasure This Holiday Season

By: Michael Fossbakk | November 27, 2017

With the holidays around the corner, you might find yourself in the gift-giving mood. But, think back to when you were a kid and all you could think of was what you wanted most for the holidays. Was it a new game? A new toy? A shiny, new bike? Where we once dreamed of saving our allowance for a special, new toy, we now dream of paying off our student loans and mortgage.

Holiday spirits = crushed.

As an adult, you probably hopefully have a budget, but it’s a good idea to treat yourself every now and then. Sticking to that budget, which hopefully has some wiggle room, here are three great gift ideas to treat yourself to whether you’re looking for a new way to spend time with the family or a new way to live out your action-packed childhood fantasies.

Board Games from The Loaded Die – A Week’s Allowance

Remember that time you and your sibling got in a fight because, when you were playing a game of Monopoly, they took everything you had to your name in that rectangular theme park of a world? Well, now you can relive the pain of that childhood memory in exact detail. Or, you know, make better ones with a different game. Totally up to you.

Board games

What were your favorite board games as a kid?

With hundreds of board games available across multiple metro Detroit locations, like The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, Dragonmead Brewery and more, The Loaded Die gives you the chance to check out classic favorites and ones you’ve never heard of. The retail location at The Rust Belt is where you can actually purchase board games for yourself, but visit any of the “satellite library locations” to partake in board game night.

A New Bike from Shinola – Three-Month’s Allowance

You have everything you need. Helmet: check. Knee pads: double check. Empty milk carton for the bike spokes: check check check. Now, what about the bike? Uh-oh.

On the more expensive side of things, there’s Shinola in Detroit. Known for manufacturing premiere, stylish bicycles, Shinola also sells high-quality watches, bags, wallets and more. The price tags may have you making double-takes, but the quality and style is all there. There’s something about owning a nice watch or wallet at least once in your life that gives you a sense of pride. Remember, this is about treating yourself and what better way than to splurge on a brand new bicycle?

Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition – One Year’s Allowance


VRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM!

Your foot kisses the pavement as you eagerly shift from first to second, second to third, third to…oh no, there’s something up ahead. It looks like…a ramp.

“Oh, yes,” you say with a smile.

As you launch from the ramp, you can’t help but scream in excitement when–

“What are you doing?” your mom asks.

“Playing with my Hot Wheels,” you excitedly respond.

Where Hot Wheels® has been making replica Camaros for 50 years, this is a Camaro replica of a Hot Wheels toy. It’s a sixth-generation Camaro underneath with a Hot Wheels® exterior on top. Available on coupe and convertible 2LT and 2SS models, this car lover’s dream come to life sports a Crush exterior orange color, 20-inch satin graphite machine-faced wheels (2SS models include summer-only tires)1, suede-wrapped steering wheel with orange accent stitching, a Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary badge and so much more.

1Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to my.chevrolet.com/learn/tires or see your dealer.