As the holidays approach, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. It might still seem a little early, but, planning what you want to buy well in advance can make it easier to spread the costs and ensure you’ve got time to shop around for the best deals.
Some people are trickier to buy for. When it comes to big game fans, it might look easy on the surface; you’ll buy them a game. But, if they’re a serious gamer there’s a fair chance they’ve already got most of the ones that they want and it can be harder than you might think. Here are some great ideas to help.
A Gamer Chair
One thing every gamer needs is a comfortable and supportive chair. Especially if they play on a PC and can’t sit in comfort on the sofa. Check out Computer Desk Guru for some great options when it comes to gamer chairs that are stylish, comfortable and ergonomic.
A Treat Hamper
Another thing all gamers need is a good supply of snacks. Especially when there’s a new game coming out. Pack them a special hamper full of all of their favorites snacks and drinks to keep them going. To make it even cooler, you could decorate it with pictures or accessories from their favorite games.
Their Old Favorites
Vintage is very trendy nowadays. Just look at the popularity of things like Mario and Pokémon, which most of us played when we were younger. Try to find some of the games they loved as kids at yard sales and on eBay.
A Retro Console
While a lot of old classics are now available for modern devices, it’s just not the same. Retro consoles are as trendy as classic games, with Game Boys recently selling for an absolute fortune online. Atari, SNES, and GameCube all make fantastic gifts and can all be bought with classic games included.
More gaming than ever features an online element, with gamers competing with people all over the world. A good headset gives them a chance to communicate with their opponents and enhance the gaming experience. Some headsets are very expensive, but others can be bought for around $50.
A Backup Drive
One thing gamers and regular computer users can never have enough of is memory. The Xbox One and PS4 both come with a standard 500gb of storage, but an avid gamer will soon fill this up and find themselves having to pick their favorites. A 1tb external drive can now be bought relatively cheaply and means they can save much more game data.
If in doubt, a gift card is always a great option. If they play Xbox or PS4, cards can be bought specifically for online content on these devices.
Think about what kind of games they like, both now and in the past and try to find something they love. Remember all gamers are into different things, so think about their interests outside of gaming for inspiration.