So what does every gamer in your life really need? A chair with good lumbar support? Strong wrists and powerful thumbs? The self restraint to not repeatedly scream NOOB at kids over the internet? Probably more water, are they hydrating enough?? Sure. But apart from these truly essential things, we’ve put together a fun list of gaming almost-essentials that they didn’t know they couldn't live without.
It’s-a me! LEGO Mario! Two stunningly nostalgic things rolled into one that your gaming-fanatic loved ones will become instantly obsessed with. The set features a LEGO Mario figure that gives real life expressive responses via the LCD screens and speaker. What a time to be alive. They can earn virtual coins by moving cute square Mario from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via spinning and cloud platforms and wage super battles with the Goomba and Bowser Jr. The bricks can be rearranged hundreds of times to create new levels to master. You had us at LEGO Mario, tbh.
Instead of training for hours in the gym to build the upper body strength needed to drag their Xbox from location to location, they can now bring their favourite games on the road with this pocket games console. A cheeky little throwback to the gaming glory days. Filled with 150 8-bit games to enjoy, this is a fun treat for any lover of old school video games.
Pikachu, I choose you! If they grew up with a Game Boy, then they had Pokémon Red and Blue. So, who was their favourite? If it was the adorable and electric Pikachu then we’ve got the gift of their dreams. This yellow cutie with little red cheeks is scientifically proven to make their day.
Although this particular llama doesn’t contain actual loot, it does have the cold dead eyes they’ll know and love. The perfect desk mascot to bring them luck on their next trip to Battle Royale.
Warhammer is set in the distant future, where a stagnant human civilisation is beset by hostile aliens and supernatural creatures; where life as you know it is an endless stream of bloodthirsty humans, aliens, and supernatural monsters, wielding futuristic weaponry and magical powers... What better way to wish someone a happy birthday, right?!
After being released in 2011, Minecraft officially became the bestselling game of all time with a total of 200 million copies sold and 126 million monthly active users by 2020. So, this super fun board game is a guaranteed hit with at least 126 million gamers on the planet, so the odds are high that your specific gamer will love it. In true Minecraft style, this board game challenges players to explore the Overworld, building structures and mining resources, taking names and earning points. Classique villains like Endermen, Creepers, and other mobs will need to be defeated, so it’s only for the bravest gamers.
When you settle in for a five-hour gaming sesh, you gotta look out for that circulation. Nothing kills the vibe of beating the Mario Rainbow Road level than having lumps of ice for feet. Well, we have a solution, baby. Groundbreaking. Revolutionary. It’s socks. They can nerd out to their heart’s content with these amazingly geeky gaming socks. These retro foot pockets will help your favourite gamer and their feet get into the zone. Both pairs have a unique gaming-inspired pattern and they come in a nostalgic gift box that looks just like a classic handheld console. Job’s a good’un.
What time is it? GAME TIME, BRO. For the avid gamer in your life, this PlayStation alarm clock is the perfect gift to sit on their bedside table so they can bask in the glory of their favourite games right before they go to sleep and wake up READY to game!
Go back in time to when life was simple and games were 8-bit. This super cute retro mini arcade machine is a glorious nostalgic throwback to the golden age of gaming. Loaded with 240 games and a backlit screen, this is a great gift for any old-school gamer. Or someone who wishes to shed their trendy Gen Z flared jeans and slip into the comfy slacks of a Boomer.