Gifts For Gamers

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by William Lobley |
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Video gaming is a huge pastime for millions of people, young and old. There really is nothing like sinking into a new universe, battling it out online or questing with a friend. Gamers are a passionate breed, keyed into the latest and greatest that the industry has to offer and own more games (played and unplayed) than you can shake a stick at. They’ll already have all of the blockbuster titles, placed all of the pre-orders for upcoming groundbreakers and scoured the most obscure forums looking for unknown gems. So, what happens when you're looking to get a gift for the gamer in your life (even if that gamer is you)? You look for video game themed gifts, of course!

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We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for gamers around – we’ve got everything, from tea coasters, to custom peripherals, to extreme experience days. Here’s what we’d recommend:

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Gifts for Gamers

Stainless Steel WASD Mechanical Keycaps1 of 11

Stainless Steel WASD Mechanical Keycaps

An awesome replacement set of WASD keys that'll cheer any PC gamer – good luck trying to wear these out. Compatible with Cherry MX. Gift boxed.

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier2 of 11

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier

Any gamer will jump at the chance to peak behind the curtain and see the passion, frustration and drama that unfolds during a game's development. No game is too small or developer too big for Scheier, as he explores everything from the technical horrors of blockbusters that've threatened to tear the video game world apart, to how one man's creativity and drive came to dominate the gaming market. Featuring inside scoops on Dragon Age: Inquisition, Diablo III, Halo, The Witcher 3, Destiny and Stardew Valley, this isn't a book to miss.

SEGA Mega Drive Mini3 of 11

SEGA Mega Drive Mini

Gamers of both the old school and the cutting-edge will love this console in equal measure – it comes with two controllers and is pre-loaded with 42 timeless titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Earthworm Jim and Street Fighter II. If Sega isn't really their thing, then there'a a whole host of other retro mini-consoles available – check out our rundown of the best.

Retro Gamer Wireless Charger Bank4 of 11

Retro Gamer Wireless Charger Bank

Allows a gamer of yore to power up a smartphone while being hit in the nostalgia-gland, dreaming of a simpler time.

Xbox Design Lab Custom Controller5 of 11

Xbox Design Lab Custom Controller

Microsoft will build you a custom controller – what's not to like? There's an enormous amount of freedom here, with customisable body, back, bumpers, triggers and button pads available in smooth, rubberised and metallic finishes. You can even engrave a 16 character message.

LEGO Overwatch Bastion with Ganymede Figure6 of 11

LEGO Overwatch Bastion with Ganymede Figure

Bastion (and Ganymede, of course), the submachine gun wielding mech-hero, but in LEGO form – what more could any Overwatch fan want? It'll even switch from sentry to tank mode without any need to rebuild.

Geek Gamer Trivia Cards7 of 11

Geek Gamer Trivia Cards

Gamers love a bit of competition, so why not challenge them to the ultimate test of game-related knowledge? This pack includes 100 truly geeky questions, from console releases years, to character names and in-game mechanics. Who will be crowned the ultimate geek?

Nintendo Switch Switch GameCube Controller8 of 11

Nintendo Switch Switch GameCube Controller

This is a replica of the much-beloved and sought-after GameCube controller from 2001, and is a true must-have for any Nintendork (especially if they're a fan of Super Smash Bros.).

Nintendo Gamboy Coasters9 of 11

Nintendo Gamboy Coasters

For the Gameboy lover who digs on classic handheld titles, but hates watermarks on their coffee table.

BraZen Phantom Elite Professional Gaming Chair10 of 11

BraZen Phantom Elite Professional Gaming Chair

The chair will level-up any gaming cave. It's designed by gamers, for gamers, so it gets top marks on both endurance-improving comfort and Twitch-ready look.

Extreme Dodgems11 of 11

Extreme Dodgems

Destruction derby and combat racing games have been a mainstay of gaming culture since, well, 1995's Destruction Derby on the PS1. The lucky recipient of this experience will be strapped into a 1300cc stock car and pitched in a no-holds-barred challenge of speed, skill and torque against seven other racers. It's an over-the-top, extremely loud and car-smashingly good time.

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