People invest a lot of things in their passion for gaming – time, money, as well as hard work. Thankfully, gaming is nowadays viewed more positively due to the benefits it brings for both kids and adults. It improves manual dexterity, increases gray matter in the brain (meaning better muscle control and sensory perception), and helps them build genuine friendships over time. This list contains gifts that are not just super cool, but also functional, thoughtful, and even nostalgic for those who are familiar with the same games we grew up loving. I assure you that any item you end up picking will definitely make the recipient smile.
Fast and Stable HDMI Splitter
It gets frustrating when you can’t find a straightforward and compatible splitter that connects your devices when you need them. This one supports high resolution displays, and is a great gift for your family so you can have hassle-free movie nights or game nights at home!
The Cutest Controller Charms
All gamers at some point in their lives have touched a controller. However, I bet that they’ve never seen adorable mini versions of their favorite input device like this one! It’s a versatile gift that works perfectly for crafting jewelry like necklaces, earrings and bracelets, or to make other things like keychains and bookmarks.
Stardew Valley Inspired Coffee Mug
This game has been a lifesaver for most families! It’s an open-ended country-life RPG that’s available on various platforms, which is currently enjoyed by kids, teens, parents and grandparents. It is hailed far and wide for the relaxation that it provides, and was even reviewed to calm people’s anxiety. Any Stardew Valley fan would definitely love to have this mug.
DND Socks for Gamers
Gamers would relate so hard to the statement on these socks. When they’re playing casual games, no one bothers them. Their phone is silent, and work has 0 notifications. But when they’re sweating out in ranked matches, their phone rings, their family calls them for dinner, and emails start popping up endlessly!
Soft Earmuffs Gaming Headset
Comfort should be one of the ultimate priorities of gamers. There are a lot of headsets in the market that look cute and cool, but not everyone offers the same comfort like these memory earmuffs do. It also provides ambient noise isolation, which ensures that the recipient has an enjoyable time playing with great sound quality, even for long hours.
Super Plumber Bottle Cooler
Super Mario Bros. is a classic game, and while it was released in 1985, the characters and the game itself are still popular even to children today. This is a geeky drink cooler that resembles the Warp Pipes in the game, and will be loved by kids and adult gamers alike!
Nostalgic Nintendo Cartridge Coasters
Ever find yourself reminiscing on the good old days? These coasters are the perfect gift to remind your gamer friends of the carefree days you all used to have. It’s also a unique memorabilia to add to their collection of classic Nintendo items.
Matching Gamer Keychains
What better gift to give the gamers in your family other than these personalized keychains? It’s also a great way to say that you support their love for gaming, and appreciate the bond that you have as a family of video game geeks.
100 Video Games Scratch Poster
We’ve all seen a scratch off world map. But are you familiar with a video game scratch poster? It’s a creative way of keeping track of the games you have and haven’t played, and is also an exciting form of bucket list you can gift your friends who are into variety gaming.
Video Game Whiteboard for the Gamer’s Fridge
This refrigerator magnet will easily catch the attention of the owner, making it one of the cutest ways to set reminders which your friends or relatives (whoever gets the lucky gift!) won’t get to neglect. It’s a dry erase friendly whiteboard, and can easily be removed without leaving fridge marks.
Controller-Shaped Pillow for the Chill Gamer
Gamers like decorating their room in a way that characterizes their love for gaming. The controller is an input device used for most games on different platforms–Nintendo, PlayStation, and today even on PC. So no matter what games your friends are into, this pillow is a nice gift for your friends who like winning!
Retro Vibe Gamer Wall Decor
It doesn’t matter where your love for gaming started, we all know the controller was a huge part of our childhood. This is a nostalgic gift you can give your friends and relatives to remind them of the fun, carefree times you used to have gaming as kids with zero worries.
Gaming Headphone Hook
The thing about gamers is that they have so many devices that they use for gaming, sometimes they leave them cluttered on the desk without thinking about the risk of their wireless keyboard and mouse falling on the floor, or even drinks spilling on their monitors. This gift is a great way to help them start organizing their space.
The Gamer Baby’s Bodysuit
Gamers don’t leave anyone behind. If your gaming friends are expecting a baby, this is the perfect gift to welcome the new addition to the fam. It’s not only cute but also functional since it has a three-snap closure to make changing diapers easy. This also makes it quicker for the parents to get back to their games!
Eye Massager with Heat for Relaxation
Ever noticed how our blinking rate is reduced during long hours of gaming? This can lead to eye strain and even a sudden blurred vision. While effects may be temporary at first, it can get worse in the long run if not properly addressed. This eye massager can relieve the recipient’s eye strain or headache instantly after every gaming session.
Arcade-Style Light Switch Cover
Pretend like you’re inside a retro game with these arcade-style light switches! It’ll make waking up more enticing, and can even lead to a more productive day. The colors can even be mixed and matched to suit the lucky recipient’s favorite colors.
Punny Video Game Sticker
If you’re a true 90’s kid, you get the pain of having to blow on your memory card to make your game saves readable! Either you perform that magic or restart the whole game wasting all those hours you invested. This relatable gift is perfect for your partner. It can be stuck on a fridge or reminder board at home.
Antiperspirant for a Better Gaming Grip
Some people suffer with sweaty hands, and it’s even more difficult for people who go through excessive sweating as a medical condition. For those with similar problems, they apply an antiperspirant to reduce the wetness or clamminess. If you have competitive gamer friends going through the same issue, this thoughtful gift will definitely be cherished.
Travel Mug for Your Gamer Dad
Did you think only kids are capable of gaming today? Some parents even have better aims than their children! Whether your dad plays first-person shooter (FPS), role-playing games (RPG), or strategy games, they’ll love this travel mug and will love you too for supporting their passion for gaming.
Gaming Necklace for The Competitive Player
A classic message in most video games is “GAME OVER”, which is displayed in a condescending manner which feels as if it’s telling you to “try harder”. This is a hilarious gift you can give your competitive friends. It’s actually a healthy practice to stop taking games so seriously and just accept defeat sometimes!
Upcycled Tetris Earrings
You can always show your appreciation for your friends through thoughtful gifts without harming the environment. These earrings are eco-friendly and capture tetris blocks so perfectly. It even has everyone’s favorite block which is the I-tetromimo or the line piece.
Multifunctional Headphone Stand
Now this is the ultimate space-saver. People have everything wireless these days–headphones, gaming mice, and don’t forget our mobile phones. This stand will keep the recipient’s devices organized while he charges them (even in-game)! It can accommodate three devices, and can hold two of them securely while charging.
Fancy Sign for the Focused Gamer
Keep out! One of the things that’ll always remain a mystery to us is if our siblings are really working, or are they just focusing on competitive gaming? This sign says “enter at your own risk” and is perfect for our brothers or sisters who get mad when we call them for dinner.
Fingerless Compression Gloves
Now this gift is perfect not just for gamers who move their fingers at quick speeds all the time, but also for those who are into architecture, woodworking and other crafting hobbies. It’s based on a technology that stimulates blood flow in the hands, thereby providing a natural way to relieve pain even during active hours.
Sleek Headphone and Charger Stand
This is an all-in-one design that doesn’t require any kind of installation, so it’s the perfect gift for friends who aren’t the type to spend hours organizing their things and desk space. It even saves time for charging, and looks fantastic with an orange accent.
Heartbeat Graphic Tee
This is a relatable shirt for gamers who can’t live a day without booting their gaming PCs, picking up the controller, or checking if they sold something in their favorite game’s black market. It’s simple; the message is straightforward. It’s a great gift for those who have a healthy addiction to games. Let’s hope they keep managing their time well!
Pac-Man Ghost Leggings
I kid you not, you won’t find anything like this anywhere else. This pair of leggings show the intricate maze we all went through as a child. It even has the Pac-Man ghosts, which are cute yet mercilessly destructive. It’s an excellent gift idea for all gamer girls out there.
Oversized Glowing RPG Mouse Pad
If you’re into gaming, you’ve probably already invested in a mouse pad that’s as big as your table for the ultimate arm aiming. This is a great gift to consider, especially for friends who have a low mouse DPI. They can say goodbye to limited mouse space, and if you haven’t noticed yet, it also has an RPG LED light.
Deep-Kneading Massage Pillow
Stiff necks are a common problem faced by gamers. This is even more applicable for those who unfortunately don’t possess a good gaming chair. This gift has a gentle heating function to soothe aching muscles, and can even be used on the back, abdomen for stomach ache, or to relieve foot pain.
Retro Pacman Face Mask
This is both a fashionable and safe gift that any gamer would love to have. It’s reusable which makes it environmentally friendly, and has a timeless print too. It’s a funny gift that’ll make for friendly encounters on the streets, the recipient’s favorite bar, or even while running errands to the grocery store.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Some people don’t realize the impact that computer eyewear actually makes. These glasses are beneficial for anyone’s eye health because they block or filter out the blue light coming from digital screens. I’ll let you in on a little secret–they even help you sleep better at night because of the way they allow for increased melatonin production in the evening.
The Ultimate Bedding Set for Gamers
As if spending the whole day in front of the computer isn’t enough yet, these pillowcases and bedding are the perfect way to extend your children’s gaming time up to the moment they fall asleep. I’d say it’s an effective way to influence them to get some sleep, because come on, who wouldn’t be excited to sleep in those sheets?
Couple Keyring for the Sweet Gamers
Looking for something sweet to give your partner without breaking the bank? It doesn’t have to be the latest PlayStation console, or a new pair of wireless headphones. This adorable keyring will suffice, but make sure that you get yourself a one too, so as not to defeat the purpose of matching couple rings!
Funny Welcome Doormat
Now this is a classic line that got everyone either frustrated or laughing once they thought they’d beat the game. It’s like saying thank you for all those hours trying to win, but you get nothing! Anyone who’s played Super Mario at least once would appreciate getting this gift which will make not only them but also their guests laugh.
Pac Man Collectable Figure Lamp
These sneaky ghosts will forever be part of the lives of 80s and 90s kids. The figure lamp includes 3 light modes with one that automatically reacts to music, so it’s a nice lamp not just for sleeping but also for chill parties at home.
Soft Resin Controller Charms
Definitely go for red and black colors if you’re looking for something to give your gamer friends. These adorable charms can be gifted to both female and male friends, as its versatility allows it to be used as a keychain, jewelry piece, or as decoration in a video game-themed room.
PS Controller Cufflinks
PlayStation is a home video game console that’s been part of our lives growing up. Precious memories are linked with it such as making genuine friends through similar game interests, as well as sharing those early morning games with our siblings before going to school. These cufflinks are a nice gift that’ll leave the lucky recipient feeling nostalgic.
Universal Dust Cleaner
Let me ask you this: in a span of one year, how many times do you actually clean your keyboard at home? Yes, it’s tedious work and it’s actually difficult to reach certain corners without the right equipment. Your gamer friends will definitely love this gift. It’s also a subtle reminder to keep their desk clean and hygienic.
Statement Top for The Introverted Gamer
Now if you’re a gamer yourself, you’ve probably been stuck in situations where you couldn’t say no to your persistent friends. They invite you out, which means having to pause your favorite game for a few hours or so! Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, and so has this shirt that’s cute, straightforward and funny.
Statement Gamer Cap
As gamers, we have different priorities that we try to handle regularly. Of course it differs per individual, but I bet we can all relate to the statement on this cap. It’s a great gift to give your friends who are addicted to gaming, especially those who sometimes forget to make time for the “less” important things in their lives.
Lounge Pants for The Chill Gamer
Nope, no one can ever judge us for our love for gaming! In fact, there are a lot of benefits linked to gaming that can boost our mood and stimulate our brain activity, as long as we do it in moderation. Know anyone having friends over for a pajama party soon? Gift them this pair and they’ll definitely stand out.
Headset Holder with RGB LED Lights
Wireless or not, it’s always good to have something that’ll hold your headset during idle hours. It’s not just for the aesthetic of a clean desk, but also to ensure it lasts a longer life, free of dents and safe from other possible accidents. It’s a functional gift for anyone–kids, teens, parents and grandparents who are careful with their stuff.