9 Great Gift Ideas for Gamers
While the most obvious gift for a gamer might be a game that you think they would enjoy, the truth is that most people buy themselves games that they are interested in the moment they come out. This means that you’ll either end up buying them a duplicate they’ll have no use for, or you’ll buy them a game that just won’t have a lot of interest in.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t buy them something gaming-related that they will enjoy; you just have to think a little more outside the box. If you’re struggling to think of what to buy someone as a present, here are some great gift ideas that you might want to consider.
A new headset
Gaming headphones need to be lightweight, comfortable, and high performance. If you know someone who is having to make to do with an old pair of headphones that aren’t quite hitting the mark, this will make for the perfect present.
Retro gaming gifts make for a great novelty gift. You could buy them anything from an old games console to classic games such as Pac-Man. You can also find lots of retro-inspired gifts, from mugs to figurines.
Blue light blocking glasses
Staring at screens for too long can cause eye strain, headaches and can be disruptive to sleep patterns. Blue light-blocking glasses filter blue light so that it has less of a negative impact on the eyes, and most also have anti-glare technology to reduce strain.
Toys and figurines
While buying a game in itself isn’t always the best idea, there are plenty of toys and figures that are game or comic related, such as from Toy Titanz, which would make the ideal gift for a fan.
A new keyboard
If you’re buying for a gift for a PC gamer, then a new keyboard is one of the most important pieces of equipment you could buy them. A good keyboard will enhance player efficiency through rapid response and high sensitivity keys.
An ergonomic gaming chair
Gaming often involves hours spent in one position, either hunched over a keyboard or using a controller, so buying someone an adjustable ergonomic chair is a great way to help them support their neck and back.
While a gaming chair supports the back, gaming gloves are great for reducing hand pain that can come with repetitive strain. Gaming gloves provide compression to support joints and muscles and also promote better blood flow through the hands.
A new console
For people who enjoy a variety of gaming methods, buying them a console that they don’t already own can make for a great gift to add diversity to their collection; for example, you might consider buying them a new Nintendo Switch.
A survival kit
If you want to keep your budget low but still get someone a present that they will really appreciate, then why not put together a gaming survival kit for them, with everything they would need for a long gaming session. You could include everything from high caffeine drinks, to pre-made meals and snacks.