Are you looking for gift ideas for a loved one, or to add to your own wishlist? Then we have a great list for you! There is nothing better than giving or receiving the perfect gift during the holidays, especially if it is one that someone has really put some thought into and knows you will love. Gamers can be particularly fun to buy for because there is so much merchandise out there aimed at every type of player- from authorised merch to generic gamer-themed gifts. If you know what games your friend or loved one enjoys then it can be super easy to buy them something you know they will love! Check out our list below for some gift ideas to inspire you.
Holiday Gifts for Gamers
Pokemon has been around for so long that it is no surprise that it also has a great range of merchandise. There are Pokemon Christmas-themed sweatshirts, Nintendo Switch games, original Pokemon cards, and other amazing gifts for any budget. There are even Pokemon Christmas plushies available on the official Pokemon Company website.
Super Mario and the Mario racing game Mario Kart are another couple of enduring classics of the gaming world. Many players have been fans for decades so finding a gift from the world of Mario and Luigi could not be easier. There are smaller and more affordable gifts like playing cards, plushies, and analog sticks to larger gifts such as Lego, playable race track, and themed Switch controllers.
3. Exploding Kittens
What started as a card game in 2015 then moved to a mobile game in 2016, this turn-based game is addictive and hilarious. It is available to play on IOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch, and has expansion packs for both the physical and mobile games. There is a range of merch available including unofficial t-shirts and hoody designs, to official Exploding Kittens plushies, mugs, and pins.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available to play on most platforms including a free-to-play mobile version on IOS, Android. It is a very popular battle royale type game that can be played solo or multiplayer. There are official PUBG sweatshirts and t-shirts available to buy, Funko Pop figures, and unofficial smaller gifts like keychains and pins.
5. Among Us
This murder mystery mobile game has grown in popularity since its release in 2018. It has just had a major update with new features added, and a whole new store full of cosmetics. This new lease of life has boosted the game and brought in a whole host of new fans. Available merch includes the Among Us Christmas sweatshirts, official plushies, mugs and t-shirts, as well as the fun cheaper gifts sporting the Among Us astronauts.
6. Angry Birds
Angry Birds has been out since 2009 and has since grown and inspired spin-off games, movies, and television animations. There is also an astounding amount of merchandise to choose from including t-shirts, toys, balancing block games, Red helicopter, and Lego.
7. Candy Crush
Candy Crush Saga, and its sequel Candy Crush Soda, are match-3 puzzle games that took the world by storm. They are are as addictive as sugar and just as sweet! Full of colourful fruits, sweets, and chocolates, they certainly offer a lot to merch designs. There’s clothing inspired by the mobile game, including socks, and packs of cute stickers just perfect to decorate your phone or laptop.
Nintendo’s Animal Crossing has five games in its series, beginning with its original released in 2001. The latest, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has been particularly popular due partly to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown forcing many to find solace in their mobile devices. The colourful cute animals and relaxing gameplay lends well to aesthetically pleasing merch such as Animal Crossing themed Star Beads, bags and backpacks, t-shirts and hoodies, all available on the Nintendo Website.
Fortnite is available to play on most platforms including Nintendo Switch. There is everything you could possibly imagine in the way of merchandise, including Christmas themed items! The usual hoodies, t-shirts, and school items are available, as well as key chains, stickers, Fortnite-themed board games, and neon lamps.
10. Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact is out now and ready to play for free on Android and IOS, and will soon be released on Nintendo Switch. The action RPG is a very popular mobile game and there is a huge range of merch to go along with it. One of the most expensive pieces of merchandise is the extra large Zhong Li Rex Lapis plushie which measures at 67cm long and is around $119. There is also a range of t-shirts, plushies, key chains, lights, and more!
We hope one of those sparks some inspiration this holiday time, and you find the perfect gift for your gaming loved one!