Iconic holiday gifts that belong in the history books

Most of us probably can't remember what gifts we got for the holidays last year, much less 10 years ago, but we can remember the most iconic presents: the ones we wanted because everyone else did, too.
Remember the Red Ryder BB Gun in A Christmas Story? That was the most influential gift in 1938. In the 1940s, the slinky came on the scene, and Lego conquered the 1950s, gaining a popularity that has not since receded (unlike 1975's pet rock). Whether these gifts continue to pop up or have already been long forgotten, you probably still remember the Rubik's Cube you received in 1980, or the Game Boy you got in 1990.
While you wait to find out what 2014's biggest gift is (Frozen merchandise is reportedly the hottest gift for girls this year) , see eBay's graphic below to learn more about the most influential gifts between 1923 and 2013.


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