Everyone from the cassette era remembers their first mixtape. Nothing screams “true love” like a perfectly curated list of songs given in physical form. If you’re really meant to be, your mixtape may have even come with a handmade cover. It’s all part of the nostalgic experience of showing someone why you love them through song.
The modern day methods just don’t have the same feel to it. While you can try and show someone how you really feel through a custom Spotify playlist, it lacks the same emotional punch that you got with the vintage mixtape. But although cassette players have gone the way of VHS and CD-Rs, the mixtape is far from over. This vintage blast from the past is making a comeback that’ll reignite the romance and help us all recapture the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s.
The Comeback Of The Decade
Technology took the mixtape away from us, and technology gives it back. We now have the technology to make a modern day mixtape through cassette flash drives. These cassette flash drives have all the look of the 80s cassette tape with the function of today’s technology. By using a flash drive with the design of a vintage cassette tape, you can give your love the perfect mixtape that they can plug in and play on their computer.
And now that we have the ability to make a flash drive mixtape, the possibilities are endless. People love thoughtful and creative gifts, and nothing is more creative than a trip to the 80s. Everyone will love your unique creation; after all, there’s nothing more unique than something you make yourself. But just because it’s been a few years since you last handled a cassette player doesn’t mean your mixtape has to be lame.
Tips To Rock This Retro Gift
You’ll want to keep a few things in mind to make your flash drive mixtape the nostalgic masterpiece your loved ones deserve. First and most importantly, choose wisely. You could put any song in the world on this mixtape, so whatever you choose needs to have a good reason for making the cut. Whether it’s a song that has a special meaning to the two of you, something that speaks to how you truly feel, or an inside joke, every song needs to be chosen with the same level of care.
Make sure you tell a story. After all, mixtapes are full of life and drama. A mixtape with all love ballads is the same thing over and over again. Make your flash drive mixtape a roller coaster ride from start to finish, with the highest highs and the lowest lows. You want to take the listener on a journey that only you know where it leads. And last but not least, don’t forget the rad handmade cover. Going the full mile will add an extra bit of originality to this thoughtful present.