115 Nostalgic Things From the 2000s Prove How Much The World Has Moved On Since Then

Since I haven’t had the luck to be born and to grow up in The United States of America, or any other western country, but rather an occupation-torn post-Soviet state that has just regained its freedom, I’ve never actually seen or touched half of the things on this list. And, yet, looking at all these Poo-chi dogs, Polly Pockets, and things like phone charms, I feel a massive wave of nostalgia! That’s probably because we, as kids, were glued to our screens whenever they showed something like Dawson’s Creek or even Hannah Montana, absorbing not only how the characters looked and talked but also the things they had. It was almost like having them yourself! Though speaking of series, we’d more often get something as old as The Little House On The Prairie or Doctor Quinn, rather than the newest episode of, say, Phineas & Ferb. 

Nevertheless, I can definitely feel the importance and the impact of the 2000s on our lives. Things were changing ever so quickly. Straight from oblivion, we went to the Western civilization and its pop culture with half-naked ladies, boy bands, electronic toys, TV series, and even portable phones (those definitely came out of some witch’s brew)! Also, the sense of liberation – both literal freedom regained by my homeland and the one given to us by the ever-expanding World Wide Web – was just overwhelming. So many new cultural experiences and opportunities were never present. Starting, of course, with toys and ending with poking someone on Facebook, this decade was moving into the future at a breakneck pace.

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But, without any more of my essayistic babble, let’s dive a few decades back and reminisce on the things that we all loved dearly when growing up. From Tamagotchis to pencils with cartridges, and from ye olde Cartoon Network to flare jeans, you’ll find many things that’ll remind you of your careless youth. So, share this list full of things from your 2000s childhood with someone susceptible to the same kind of nostalgia that you are, and tell us which of these items, pop stars, or games you miss the most!

#1 Flipping Through These As A Kid Trying To Find Your Favourite Bands Poster

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#2 Burning The Sickest CDs In The Neighborhood

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#3 Pencils With Cartridges

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#4 The Magic That Was The Scholastic Book Fair

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#5 I Found An Old Pic Of Me Playing Computer Games. As It Turns Out I Haven’t Changed Very Much

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#6 The Old Cartoon Network

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#7 These Are The Streets I Grew Up On

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#8 Windows Pinball

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#9 Found An Old Polly Pocket While Cleaning My Mom’s Basement

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#10 The Smell Of Opening A Brand New Can Of Play Doh

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#11 Can We Please Bring Back The Holes To Put Phone Charms On Our Phones?

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#12 Remember When You Didn’t Have To Enter Your Personal Info Online To Win A Soda?

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#13 The Ge Alarm Clock That Everyone Seemed To Have

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#14 The Family Computer

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#15 Linkin Park

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#16 Remember Watching The Pipes Screensaver?

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#17 These TV Carts Always Meant Class Was Going To Be Fun When The Teacher Rolled One In

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#18 Starving Your Calculator To Death

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#19 Today A 70th Years Old Ma’am Gave Me Her Nokia 3310 To Change The Battery. I Couldn’t Resist

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#20 Wooden Playgrounds

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#21 My Girlfriend Got Me The Evangelion Tamagotchi For My Birthday And I’m So Excited To See Which Angel I Get First

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#22 When You Wore Flare Jeans And It Rained

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#23 Only Fidget Spinner I Ever Owned

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#24 I Restored My 16 Year Old iPod Nano

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#25 The Sims

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#26 Surreal Moment Today. I Went To Oaks, PA Too Many Video Games Expo. Found My Gameboy From Early 2000’s

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#27 These Cereal Bowls I Used To Eat Out Of As A Kid

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#28 Me And My Best Friend In 1999/2000 Working On Our Donkey Kong/Banjo Kazooie Fan Website Titled “The Dk/Bk Jungle”

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#29 When I Was 9 Years Old My Dad Was Deployed To Baghdad, Iraq. I Gave Him These Yu-Gi-Oh Cards To Keep Him Safe. They’ve Been In His Wallet For 12 Years

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#30 Found My Old Nintendo DS And Nintendogs And I’ve Been Screaming At The Fake Dog To Sit For 15 Min

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#31 Friendship Bracelets – I Used To Love Making These

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#32 The Last Blockbuster Was A Five Minute Walk From The Motel I Was Staying At

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#33 Farm Ville

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#34 Torture Device Known As The Sit And Reach Test

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#35 You Guys Remember Boondoggle? Anyone Know Any Other Cool Stitches?

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#36 Jelly Shoes

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#37 Limewire

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#38 Scary Movie

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#39 I Know You All Remember The Spacemaker Pencil Box

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#40 MSN Messenger! Playing With Emojis Over A Decade Before It Was Cool

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#41 Did Anyone Else Have A Stage In The Cafeteria Of Their School?

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#42 20+ Years Of Lip Balm Pans. Who Remembers Lip Smackers And Lip Lix?

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#43 Knee-Length Rainbow Toe Socks

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#44 Eminem

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#45 My 20 Year Old Toy Phone And My Daughters Brand New One! Both Fisher Price

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#46 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, N64. The Warehouse

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#47 Remember When All You Had To Worry About Was Your Tamagotchi Pet?

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#48 Miniclip Games

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#49 Motorola Razr V3xx

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#50 Plastic Tube With Water And Plastic Fish Inside It, If You Try To Squeeze It It Just Rolls Itself

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#51 With 40 Second Esp And Digital Dynamic Bass Boost! Philips Clear Cd Player..15 Years Old And Still Rocking

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#52 Cereal Straws

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#53 Dragon Ball

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#54 Nintendo DS Homescreen

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#55 I Know I’m 31 And All, But I Still Get Excited About Scholastic Book Club Order Forms

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#56 Girlfriend Made Me The Chatterbox From The Opening Sequence For Our Anniversary

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#57 Yes No Rubber

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#58 Until Today I Actually Realised That The Simpsons Hit And Run Knows When It’s Halloween And Changes The Start Screen

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#59 Today Is The Greatest Day Of My Life (Dance Dance Revolution)

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#60 Magic Tree House Books

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#61 Mighty Beanz Were Pretty Cool. I Don’t Know Why Though

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#62 I Found One Of Those Magic Grow Animals From The 2000s That Had Continued To Expand Since My Childhood

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#63 Hefty ZooPal Plates

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#64 When I Wear The Heelys, The Girls Get Feelies

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#65 Who Else Remember The Beyblade Tazos Spinners Come With Lays & Cheetos Back In 2000’s?

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#66 Making Melting Beads At Day Care

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#67 Found My Old Playstation 2 Still In Pristine Condition

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#68 Geomag

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#69 Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone

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#70 The Erosion Of A Livestrong Bracelet After Wearing It Nonstop For 16 Years

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#71 This Movie Theater Carpeting

#72 Paper Toss – The First App I Downloaded On My iPod

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#73 The Lord Of The Rings

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#74 Who Remembers This Ice Cream From School?

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#75 Found This While Going Through Some Childhood Things. Put Some Batteries In And Powered It Up To Find That I Was Taking Selfies Way Before It Was Cool. I Was Probably 8 Or 9 Here

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#76 The Simpsons: Hit And Run

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#77 Got Myself A Birthday Present. My First Ever Pro Fingerboard After Years Of Tech Decks. This Feels Insane

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#78 I Have Way Too Many Silly Bandz

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#79 Watching The Simpsons

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#80 Finally Found An Old Crt TV. Now To Relive My Childhood

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#81 I Got My Switch Running On An Old Crt

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#82 Guitar Hero

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#83 Mean Girls

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#84 My Xbox 360 Collection

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#85 I Still Have A Stonecutter On My Old iPod Touch

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#86 My Favourite Bionicle

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#87 Dreamcast

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#88 Good Charlotte

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#89 Destiny’s Child

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#90 Bridget Jones’s Diary

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#91 Just Found Unopened Pokemon Packs In The Attic From The Early 2000s. I Guess I Never Got Round To Opening These

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#92 Poo-Chi Dog

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#93 Anyone Else Remember Club Penguin?

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#94 Pajama Sam

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#95 The Force Awakens Vintage VHS Tape- Courtesy Of VCRworld

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#96 Complete Watch Novice, But Just Bought This And I Love It

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#97 How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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#98 Finally Got A Complete Set Of The Original Bratz

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#99 Rainbow Magic Pens

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#100 Crocs

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#101 Bow Lingual: The Dog Translator. Yes, This Is A Real Thing

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#102 Re-Living My First Foray To Mobile Programming

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#103 High School Musical

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#104 My Nostalgic Squeeze Tube Lip Gloss Collection

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#105 My Approach To Collecting MMPR: Quality Over Quantity

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#106 Turbo Twist Spelling. Just Found This From The 00s

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#107 Remember Playing This Game Late At Night Online

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#108 Buzzbee Chrono Velocity X

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#109 The Devil Wears Prada

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#110 Cosmogirl Magazine February 2001

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#111 Mattel Superman DC Superheroes (2006)

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#112 First LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Released In 2000

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#113 Twilight Books

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#114 My Spongebob DVD Collection So Far

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#115 I Found A Coke Card From The Year 2000 That I Had Saved As A Kid

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