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    45 Ancient Gems From The '90s And '00s I Found At My Parents' House During The Pandemic

    From a Harry Potter PlayStation video game to Limited Too zip-off pants.

    When I moved back in with my parents during the pandemic, one of the many things I did during quarantine was roam around their house and collect ancient artifacts from my childhood — and boy, did I come across some millennial gems.

    Here are some that brought me all kinds of nostalgia, and maybe they'll do the same for you, too!

    1. This iconic 1998 Spice World: The Tour tour book from the Spice Girls:

    (Check out this cute little message the girls wrote to their fans 🥺💖)

    Message from the Spice Girls that reads: "First of all, a big thanks for coming to see the show, you lot! We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we do performing it!"

    2. This Teen People magazine from 1998 featuring the Backstreet Boys:

    Magazine cover also includes article titles, like: "Jewel: Her Private Poetry," "Fashion Special: Teens pick the hot new looks"

    3. This Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone video game I spent hours trying to master on PlayStation:

    4. This composition book I decorated with my favorite musicians (who still own my heart today), like Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, and Jennifer Lopez:

    Other collage images include Eminem, Raven-Symoné, and a pair of laced-up boots

    5. This Keroppi tin lunchbox I used in my preschool days:

    6. This one-of-a-kind VHS tape of Shrek (2001):

    7. And this VHS tape of Scream 2 I forgot to return to Blockbuster in the late '90s:

    8. This Italian charm bracelet from the early '00s, featuring hella cool charms like a turtle, a soccer ball (shoutout to Saturday morning soccer!), and my name spelled out in the most unique way:

    9. These iconic CDs that I've been listening to on a stereo this month: Britney Spears' Oops!... I Did It Again (2000), Jennifer Lopez's This Is Me... Then (2002), Vitamin C's self-titled album Vitamin C (1999), and Now That's What I Call Music! 5 (2000):

    10. This colorful Spice Girls nameplate necklace I sometimes wear when I want to transport back to the '90s:

    11. These photo booth stickers I took at Limited Too after a long shopping spree:

    Me as a kid posing for the camera with eyes closed in a Limited Too photo booth

    12. Where I probably bought this blue fluffy robe with clouds all over it — shoutout to Limited Too's sleepwear!!!

    Me taking a mirror selfie in my childhood bedroom, with text on it that reads: "Reporting to you live from my childhood bedroom"

    13. These Bratz dolls wearing legendary '00s outfits:

    Bratz dolls placed in front of wicker furniture with text that reads: "(Yes, my childhood wicked furniture is still alive and well)

    14. This Livestrong bracelet I used to wear every single day in middle school:

    15. These Pokémon trading cards I'd play with on the morning bus to school, featuring Snorlax, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle:

    16. These two cuddly Care Bears, rightly named Funshine Bear and Love-a-Lot Bear:

    17. This book from the Clueless TV series that I don't really remember reading:

    "Clueless" TV series actors posing for the book cover, titled: "Clueless: True Blue Hawaii"

    18. And this book from the Amelia's Notebooks series I *do* remember reading, which I bought at my elementary school's book fair:

    Composition notebook cover for "Amelia Takes Command"

    19. This American Girl doll from 2000, Kit Kittredge, with a white fluffy pup:

    20. This box full of colorful string I used to make summer bracelets, anklets, and chokers out of:

    Rolls of colorful string wrapped around paper squares in a plastic box

    21. This pink, tropical Roxy purse that made me feel cool as hell:

    Me holding up the Roxy purse in my childhood bedroom

    22. This vintage smiley face watch:

    23. This purple Rugrats baseball hat I wore around the house, featuring Tommy Pickles and Spike:

    24. These old-school Beanie Babies named Hissy and Dotty:

    25. And a few Beanie Babies playing cards I found in a huge stack in the basement:

    26. This teeny tiny Princess Jasmine backpack from Aladdin:

    27. These plastic glow-in-the-dark flowers I stuck on my bedroom ceiling and served as a night-light:

    28. This thick, OG iPod that used to glow when you scrolled through songs:

    29. These P.S. I Love You and Juno movie tickets from my holiday break in 2007:

    "Juno" and P.S. I Love You" ticket stubs laying next to each other

    30. This super soft reversible Life Is Good beanie I wore whenever I went sledding:

    (From blue to beige! Magic!)

    31. A plastic Furby toy whose eyes you could move back and forth:

    32. This pink Game Boy Color from the late '90s that I played with during road trips:

    Game Boy Color also includes a twistable night-light

    33. And some very-used iconic video games, like Pokémon Red, Tetris, and Rocket Power: Gettin' Air:

    34. This legendary Mancala board game I was glued to every weekend:

    Mancala board filled with colorful marbles in every pocket

    35. This red Hello Kitty handkerchief that I think came with a teddy bear:

    Hello Kitty handkerchief that reads: "Did you cuddle your teddy friend today?"

    36. These beige Limited Too zip-off pants with orange zippers I wore to elementary school every chance I got:

    Zip-off pants hanging from a closet door

    (Look! They turned into shorts!!! Those were the days, my friend...)

    37. This purple Monstar action figure (named Bupkus) from Space Jam:

    Monstar action figure missing an arm

    38. This keychain set I put on my lime green L.L. Bean backpack, featuring Reptar from Rugrats, Mickey Mouse, and Tinky-Winky from Teletubbies:

    39. This Friends yellow picture frame magnet from Monica's apartment:

    40. This vintage purple Spacemaker pencil box I filled with crayons, stickers, and pencils that had smiley faces and pumpkins all over 'em:

    41. This Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell game I spent hours playing on my grandfather's desktop computer:

    42. This Rugrats in Paris: The Movie bookmark from 2000:

    "Rugrats in Paris: The Movie" movie poster on a paper bookmark

    43. This pink Barbie video camera I never really learned how to properly use:

    44. This small Pochacco card book I probably filled with Pokémon trading cards:

    45. And these limited-edition Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen dolls:

    Mary-Kate and Ashley dolls laying next to each other, hair frizzy