If you’re not a gamer, it can be tough to find right gift for an avid player. Even if you’ve tried your hand at Super Mario Brothers a few times or played Call of Duty on your friend’s Xbox or PS5, when it comes to the video game-obsessed, there’s more to presents than just buying them the hottest new game. To help you with your search for your gamer friend, caring boyfriend, girlfriend or family member (no matter if it’s for the holidays, birthday or another special occasion), we’re sharing our roundup of the best gifts for gamers.
While you can gift your gadget-loving friends one of the most popular video games of 2022 (Minecraft and Fortnite included), there are also plenty of other options: game controllers, game chairs and personalized items like custom Mario-themed name plates and custom pixel art where you can input their character’s stats just to name a few (these also make great gifts for any teenage boys in your life). And if you want to ease any discomfort after hours of playing, compression gloves are always an incredibly useful pick.
No matter what present you’re looking for, whether it’s the best gift for your girlfriend or a hard-to-please tween or unique gifts for your long-time boyfriend, one of these options will catch your eye and make their day.
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Kishi Mobile Game Controller
With its flexible design and USB-C connection, the Kishi mobile game controller can be played anywhere and collapses for easy storage. They also have different styles to match your Android or iPhone.
Video Game Controller Handle Keychains
Video game lovers will find these game controller keychains to be an adorable addition to their collection of gamer accessories. They feature a soft rubber material and are the perfect size for carrying keys.
Cool and Edible
Chocolate Game Controller
This controller may not be much use when it comes to playing video games, but it sure is edible. Choose white, milk or dark chocolate (maybe even buy all three to test out!).
Ease Joint Pain
Fingerless Compression Gloves
Pro gamers are constantly using the joints of their hands to tap buttons and play their games. With these fingerless compression gloves, their hands will remain stable and supported. It’s lightweight and comfortable for everyday wear, with one customer saying they felt “immediate relief” when they put them on.
Nintendo Birthday Gift
Accessories Bundle for Nintendo Switch
Gift them a pack full of all of their Nintendo necessities. A set includes protective cases, screen protectors, racing wheels, joysticks, earphones and more. While this specific bundle is not for the OLED model, there are options that are.
This TV LED light has 15 colors, 10 brightness levels and one fade mode. It makes great accent lighting for any part of a room and can easily be installed in their gaming room or home theater space.
Keep Your Drinks Cool
Super Plumber Warp Pipe Foam Can and Bottle Cooler
Looking for a unique cooler for your drinks? This warp pipe cooler looks like it came straight out of a video game, specifically Super Mario.
A Tech Gift for Men Who Have Everything
Bluetooth Beanie Hat
With its soft and double-knitted material, their heads will stay warm as they listen to music in any cold environment. Along with providing clear sound, the beanie’s battery life should last up to 16 to 20 hours.
Play Anytime, Anywhere
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Here’s a game every Nintendo Switch owner can play. Choose your Mario Kart character (King Boo and Dry Bones included) and race against your friends on new and old battle courses from the beloved series.
Wearable Blanket Hoodie
These wearable blankets come in five colors and feature fleece and sherpa fabric to keep you warm no matter how cold the temperature gets. Plus, the handy pockets will keep your hands cozy, too.
Who wouldn’t want to turn themselves into game art? After uploading your image, choose the frame size and the specific game details such as their job class, stats and abilities.
The Best Super Mario Gift
Custom Mario Name Plate
Super Mario lovers will appreciate this custom name plate. It has a 3D and rainbow-colored design, with their name being featured in a single or double line.
Personalized Gamer Bottle
Send this Etsy seller photos of the character you want to recreate (along with the name you want included). They’ll send you a proof to make sure you like the design before it’s shipped to your door.
A Cool Gift for Teens
LED Game Neon Sign
Use this neon sign as home decor for their bedroom or as party decorations. One customer commented: “It provides a nice amount of light, was very easy to hang and the cord is thin enough not to detract from the light itself much.”
If Playstation is their favorite console
Playstation Icons Light
With three light modes, color-phasing effects and music reactive features, this light takes after the iconic PlayStation logo.
Back and Neck Massager
Use the adjustable straps to secure this kneading massager to your chair and indulge in its heating properties after your gaming session. The compact pillow replicates a natural shiatsu massage, helping to soothe any aches from hunching over or excessive physical activity.
If they like being floor-level, this chair puts them in a comfortable position for gaming or movie watching. It features an adjustable back cushion, padded armrests and a machine-washable base.
Super Mario Question Block Table Lamp
This truly may be one of the coolest lamps ever. Its design mimics the iconic Super Mario question block, with the chain featuring Mario in his classic jumping pose.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
These durable and lightweight glasses are designed to protect your eyes from blue rays. Bonus: This purchase comes in a set of two and has an array of colors to choose from.
A Blast to the Past
Retro Arcade Machine
This mini arcade machine comes with 300 retro-styled games installed. It operates with three AA batteries and is small enough for travel.
Perfect for playing games on the couch, this desk has a three-part construction, six USB 3.0 ports, a washable suede-like cover and three small pockets that can be attached anywhere.
High-Back Gaming Chair
Pink, blue and red are only a few color options for this faux leather chair. It’s thickly cushioned for comfort and comes with a headrest pillow for spine and neck support.
Gaming Headphone Stand
With 10 lighting modes and four non-slip rubber bases, this headphone stand is the perfect gift for game lovers. It also has two USB ports for charging.
100 Video Games Bucket List Scratch Poster
With this poster, they’ll have 100 game ideas they can play in their free time. The images also make this a unique and colorful piece of wall decor for their bedroom or game room.
For the Pokemon Fans in Your Life
Pokeball Molded Mug
Pokemon watchers and game players can show off their love for the animated franchise with a mug that looks just like a poke ball. Note: It’s not microwave-safe.
Sensory Board Game for Kids
Among Us Fidget Toy
Inspired by the characters in the Among Us game, these squishy toys are great stress relievers for younger kids (and tweens or teens if needed). They come in a set of two and have bright colors that are pleasing to the eye.
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Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.
This Nintendo system has classic games installed: Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Ball (Mario version). Not to mention a digital clock.
These game socks are not only luminous, but they’re also stretchy and comfortable. In order for them to glow in the dark, expose the bottom to light for at least five minutes.
Kraken Ultimate RGB USB Gaming Headset
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