Gifts for Gamers


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We all know someone that self identifies as a gamer! For them, an ideal night involves staying in, playing their favorite game. Today, most gamers enjoy either video games or computer games, although there are still some out there that enjoy a good board game (or maybe that is just us?) Whatever they like, a true gamer views their games as more than just games! This is more than just a hobby, it is a true passion, and getting the latest and greatest game couldn’t be more exciting. Does that sound like someone you know? Maybe a friend, coworker, or sibling. There are plenty of gamers out there, and when it comes to getting them a gift, are you unsure where to start? If you aren’t a gamer yourself, you might have a difficult time finding the perfect gift. We are here to help! Check out our gift guide filled with perfect gifts for gamers.

10 Things to Consider When Buying a Gift for a Gamer

On the hunt for the perfect gift for a gamer? Keep these 10 things in mind while you shop and you’ll be sure to find just the right thing.

1. Figure out what gaming system they use

This is the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for a gamer! Don’t get them a PS3 game if they own a PS4! There is nothing worse than getting an awesome game that doesn’t happen to be compatible with your current gaming console.

Make sure you do your research or ask around to make sure you have the right answer before deciding to purchase a game if that is what you decide you’d like to get him or her as a gift.

2. Make things more comfortable

A gaming session for some true gamers can last for hours. That is a long time to be sitting down staring at a screen! Without realizing it you can end up with a sore back, neck, and wrists.

Consider getting them an updating gaming chair or something to help them position their wrists or help stretch after gaming. Long sessions can really add up and take a toll on the body, even if you’re young!

3. Save their eyes

The biggest danger with gaming for hours on end is the eye strain it causes. Staring at a screen for that long can be really damaging, but thankfully there are glasses out there that can filter and block out the damaging light that can mess with your eyes.

This is a perfect gift to get for a gamer, especially if you are their parent. Protect their eyes - they will thank you later, we promise!

4. Wow them with virtual reality

Virtual reality has become the latest and greatest addition to the gaming world. If you are really looking for a show stopping gift that will surprise them, consider getting them a VR headset that allows them to immerse themselves in the virtual reality world.

It’ll be hard to go back to ‘regular’ gaming after getting started with VR, it really is that cool!

5. Upgrade their equipment

Are they gaming on an old, slow laptop? Is their TV screen a bit on the small side? Do they have an outdating gaming console, or clunky controllers? Consider upgrading them to something newer, bigger, faster, better! This will make the gaming experience so much better for them, and what could be better than that?

6. Speed things up

If you have ever tried playing a game before, you know how frustrating it is if it takes forever to load, or if there is some serious lag time while gaming.

Consider surprising the gamer with a faster router that is made specifically for gamers. The game performance and speed will greatly improve - it’ll be a totally new experience for them, even if they play the same games they were before!

7. Make them decide

If you have no idea what games this gamer currently has, or have no idea what new games they would be interested in, consider getting them a gaming pass or gift card that allows them to decide. This isn’t taking the easy road, it is the best thing to do if you really do want to get them something they want!

Trust us, they will love being able to pick out a new game. There is surely something they have had their eye on, and now they can finally make it theirs and start playing!

8. Educate them

Just like any topic out there, there are plenty of really cool books out there that explain all about the history of gaming! Perfect for any true gamer, they will love learning all the history and behind the scenes info about how all these great games make it to their screens.

This is also perfect if you know someone who doesn’t just love gaming, but is considering a career in making games.

9. Help them go live

A lot of gamers don’t just play for themselves, they play for others as well! Live streaming is huge in the gaming world, but you need the right equipment to really pull it off. If you know they are interested in live streaming or filming YouTube videos, consider getting them something like a new mic to help their video (and sound) quality increase.

10. Go vintage

Before the days of computer sets and VR devices, there were classic arcade games. Turns out, those games are just as fun today as they were back in the day! Why not surprise your gamer friend or family member with a nostalgic arcade setup that will give them the chance to occasionally switch things up and enjoy some vintage gaming. This is especially perfect if you are shopping for a parent who used to go to the arcade and enjoyed those games as a kid.

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A Gift That Will Get Them Excited!

We all know a gamer, but we don’t always know what to get them! Gamers take their gaming very seriously and tend to be very particular about the types of games they play, the screens they like to pay on their controls, pretty much everything! That can make it pretty difficult when it comes to shopping for a gift.

Does your sibling spend all night gaming after coming home from school? Do you have a coworker that would prefer to go home to game instead of go out with the team? If this is their passion and hobby, it makes total sense to get them a gift that will help them enjoy gaming even more! If you aren’t much of a gamer yourself, you might not know what to get. More games? Which games? You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers in the shape of gift ideas that any true gamer would love!

Over the years, gaming has taken on a life of its own as technology and special effects have gotten better. Have you seen some of the latest games out there? They feel so real! It makes sense why so many people enjoy playing these games, they totally transport you to another world. It’s a lot of fun for a lot of people!

Budget friendly gift ideas!

There are also plenty of multiplayer games out there so that you can still connect with friends and family, with some games being played online so you can play with anyone no matter where they are located! It is such a cool way to hang out with friends while also still playing games.

Kids, teens, and adults love playing games, so the gamer on your shopping list might be your sibling, friend, or even your parent! Games are no longer just for kids- there is something for everyone! If you are shopping for a gamer, no matter their age, you can find the perfect gift for them on our gift guide. There are also gifts for a variety of price points, so no matter your budget, you can get them something that they will actually like and use.

We at TSG know what gamers want!

The last thing you want to do is get a gamer something that they won’t enjoy or use. It can feel like a lot of pressure to find the right thing! Gamers tend to be pretty particular, but we know exactly what it is they want. No matter who it is on your list, you can figure out a thoughtful gift that they will genuinely be happy to receive. Gamers might spend a good amount of time alone, but their family and friends are still important to them, and celebrations like these are the perfect chance to connect!

If there is a birthday, graduation, or other special event coming up, it is time to start thinking of the perfect gift! Check out our gift guide and see what you find, we are sure you’ll find the perfect gift in no time at all. Trust us, it won’t be game over when you give your gift, instead you’ll be leveling up! So, what are you waiting for? Start shopping today!