When it comes to giving a gift to someone in your life who primarily plays video games in their spare time, it can be difficult to come up with a gift idea for them. Whether it is for a birthday, Christmas, an anniversary, or any other kind of gift-giving occasion you may find yourself at a loss for what to give a gamer. If that is you, then here are some helpful gift ideas for gamers.
Give them a game
While this one may seem blatantly obvious, it won’t be as easy as simply going to your retailer of choice and picking out the first game you see. It is important to know what kind of games they are into. If the gamer in your life likes FPS (First Person Shooter) games then try to find a game from that genre that they may not have yet.
This will require some research and paying attention to what games they are looking forward to, but it is certainly a great gift idea that could make their eyes light up with delight when they open their present.
Give them merchandise
When a gamer is really into a particular kind of game or game series, it is not uncommon for them to seek out merchandise related to it. Examples of this would include T-shirts, figurines, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, etc. If you happen to know of a series that they like, try searching around online with the name of that series and you may find some official merchandise available for purchase.
Give them accessories
Depending on how serious they are about gaming, you may want to consider accessories. Accessories can help make gaming a much more comfortable experience and would make a great gift for someone that loves to play video games as a hobby. Examples of accessories include a headset, mouse, keyboard, charging dock for controllers, and mouse pads.
If the gamer in question also happens to stream the games they are playing, there is a wide variety of accessories you can get them that would make great gifts as well. If they don’t have them already, a great gift would be things like an external USB microphone or a webcam.
Give them furniture
Now, this gift idea may sound very strange, but it can be a very helpful and thoughtful gift it is something that the gamer in your life does not have yet. When it comes to gaming on a computer, a comfortable chair of some kind is required. If the gamer in your life doesn’t have a comfortable desk chair, that kind of thing would make a great gift. They do make chairs intended for gaming.
Give them a gift card or in-game currency
If the gamer in your life happens to already have everything listed above, you may need to start thinking outside of the box. It may not seem like the best gift idea in the world, but a good backup option is to get them a gift card to any store that sells games or game accessories.
Alternatively, some stores sell prepaid cards for in-game currency. This in-game currency is used to purchase cosmetic items in games that have micro-transactions. Giving one of these prepaid cards is a great way to allow the gamer in your life to treat themselves to some cool looking weapon skins or other customization options in their favorite video games.
Mix and Match
With a little bit of research and planning, these ideas listed above can easily help you give a gift that will delight the gamer in your life. Don’t feel like you have to just pick one option though, try combining several of these ideas to give the gamer in your life a gift that will allow them to continue doing what they love.