It isn’t always easy to find the perfect birthday or holiday gift for someone who loves video games. What kinds of games are they into? Do they have that game already? What is an RPG, anyway? Figuring out what to gift a gamer is almost as tough as beating Bowser in the final level of Super Mario World. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered! Keep scrolling for 30 great creative gifts for gamers!
For the gamer who also loves to read, this funny “Would You Like to Save Your Progress?” bookmark makes a great gift topper or stocking stuffer. Handmade by Geektastic Stuff, the laminated bookmark measures 2” x 6”.
These novelty gamer socks make the perfect birthday present, Secret Santa gift, or stocking stuffer for anyone who loves video games. The socks are made of 95% cotton, and are comfortable to wear with or without shoes. One size fits all.
Personalized Gaming Door Hanger
There will be no more danger of interrupting a hardcore gaming session with this personalized gaming door hanger from Decor Devine. Made from quality laser-cut acrylic, the door hanger can be personalized with the name of your choice.
This gaming print from Wish Craft Prints makes a perfect addition to a gamer’s home decor. Featuring a variety of different game controllers, the print is available in two sizes and comes unframed.
“Game Over” Mug
Your favorite gamer will love sipping their morning coffee from this “Game Over” mug from BigMouth Inc. The 12-ounce ceramic mug has handles designed to look like video game controllers, and when the gamer finishes their drink, they’ll see the words “Game Over” at the bottom of the cup.
Super Mario Brothers Fridge Magnets
Gamers can have fun with Mario and Luigi, et al. whenever and wherever they want when they’re gifted these Super Mario Brothers Fridge Magnets from Paladone. The magnet set includes everyone’s favorite Italian brothers, plus mushrooms, turtles, flowers, coins, and level details like bricks and sewer tunnels.
Nintendo NES Cartridge Coasters
Since no gaming session is complete without some thirst quenchers, coasters are an absolute must have for any gamer. We love these Nintendo NES Cartridge Coasters from Paladone. Designed to look like retro cartridges for some of NES’s most iconic games, the coasters come in a set of eight.
Playstation Metal Drink Coasters
These Playstation metal drink coasters from Paladone make the perfect addition to any game room, man cave, or just one’s living room. Made of metal and designed to look like Playstation’s iconic control buttons, the coasters provide a stylish way to protect one’s furniture.
Game Heat Changing Coffee Mug
Gamers are sure to get a kick out of Paladone’s Gameboy Heat Changing Coffee Mug. The 10-ounce mug is designed to look like a retro Gameboy. If that weren’t fun enough, the mug turns “on” once it is heated by a hot drink. The mug is made of high-quality ceramic, and is best hand washed.
“Blow Me” Coffee Mug
“Blow Me” — talking about the video game cartridge, of course! This cheeky mug from My Cozy Cups makes a hilarious gift for a gamer with a sense of humor. Available in two sizes (11 ounces or 15 ounces), the mug is designed and printed in the United States, and is made to last. It is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
Chocolate Video Game Control
Every gamer needs a snack! The chocolate video game control from Chocolates Unlimited is a solid chocolate treat made of dark, white, and milk chocolates. Each controller measures approximately 7” x 5”, and is made to order to ensure every chocolate video game control is fresh when it’s gifted.
“I Like Gaming…” Funny T-Shirt
Say it like it is with this funny t-shirt for gamers from Crazy Dog T-Shirts. Reading, “I Like Gaming and Maybe 3 People,” this comfy cotton tee is preshrunk and available in sizes ranging from men’s small to 5XL.
Nintendo Piggy Bank
Encourage your favorite gamer to save a little cash by gifting him or her this Nintendo Piggy Bank! This fun money box is officially licensed Nintendo merchandise, and is designed to look like the classic Nintendo Gameboy. The tin bank is easy to open when ready to retrieve one’s savings.
Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition
Warning: this gift may inspire your favorite gamer to set some pretty lofty goals! Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition is just like the traditional Guinness World Records, but is limited to all things video games. Gamers will love reading about games, old and new.
For the littlest gamers on your list, how about this adorable onesie from Me and Baby Designs? The baby bodysuit reads, “I’m Proof Daddy Doesn’t Play Video Games All the Time.” It is available in bodysuit sizes newborn to 24 months (plus kids’ t-shirt sizes 2T to 5/6).
Gamer Coffee Mug
This gamer coffee mug from Wonderful Mugs is an ideal gift for a gamer who turning one year older — oops, we mean “leveling up.” The 11-ounce mug is made of ceramic, and is dishwasher and microwave safe. The design— which reads, “I Don’t Age, I Level Up” — is printed on both sides of the mug.
Gamer Controller Earrings
Stylish gamers are sure to get a kick out of these controller earrings from Nahoot. Each of these 1.2-centimeter-long earrings are handmade from polymer clay, and each pair comes ready to gift in a little handmade box.
The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electric Gaming Revolution
Your favorite gamer might just put down the electronics and pick up a book if said book were The Comic Book Story of Video Games. Written by Jonathan Hennessey and illustrated by Jack McGowan, this popular paperback highlights the machines, games, and people responsible for making gaming a worldwide billion-dollar industry — and it’s all told in graphic novel format!
FreezerBoy Dry-Erase Whiteboard Refrigerator Magnets
It’s the ultimate home decor for gamers! With the FreezerBoy Dry-Erase White Refrigerator Magnets, gamers can turn a boring white refrigerator into a classic Nintendo Game Boy. The “screen” is actually a dry-erase whiteboard, perfect for jotting notes or menus.
“Dad By Day, Gamer By Night” T-Shirt
The Tee Shirt Palace sells this t-shirt, which is perfect for a Father’s Day or holiday gift for a dad who likes to game. The t-shirt, which reads, “Dad By Day, Gamer By Night,” is available in 12 different color options, and in sizes ranging from small to 6XL.
Handheld Gaming System
This handheld gaming system from My Arcade makes a great gift for gamers of all ages! Loaded with a whopping 220 retro-style games, the lightweight system is perfect for use at work, on road trips, on airplanes, and just about anywhere else one might need a little retro gaming action.
Gamers Art Print
These Gamers Art Prints from Nissa Pix make the perfect addition to any gamer’s bedroom, living room, or game room. The prints are a gorgeous fusion of watercolor imagery and the artist’s own contemporary design. The prints come unframed, and are available in a variety of sizes.
Personalized Keychains for Gaming Couples
This set of two keychains — “Player 1” and “Player 2” — is perfect for the gaming couple. Sold by Cali Girl Customs, these keychains are made of aluminum and stamped by hand. They are stain and tarnish resistant.
Nintendo NES Controller Throw Blanket
Imagine snuggling up on your favorite couch, wrapped in this awesome Nintendo NES Controller Throw Blanket, and gaming away the winter. Now make that dream a reality! This fleece blanket, which is designed to resemble a retro Nintendo controller, measures 48” x 60”.
“Eat, Sleep, Game” Hoodie
Eat, sleep, game. We bet you know someone whose day resembles just that sequence. This comfy hooded sweatshirt, made of 50% cotton and 50% polyester, makes the perfect gift for any gamer. It is available in size large.
Even the poshest event is a place to show off one’s love of gaming! This premium quality, microfiber tie from Pink and Dink is handmade, and features the unmistakeable image of a video game controller. Plus, this tie comes with a five-year warranty!
GameStop Gift Cards
By gifting your favorite gamer with a gift card to GameStop, he or she will be able to pick out a game or piece of gaming paraphernalia of their choice. Gift cards are available in a variety of denominations, or in multipacks like this one of three $15 cards.
Build Your Own Pinball Game
Gamers who can appreciate a little old-school, unplugged fun are sure to love the Build Your Own Pinball Game available from Uncommon Goods. Perfect for gamers ages 13+, this creative gift includes everything one needs to build their own fully functional, rubber band-powered, cardboard pinball machine in about one hour’s time.
Retro Gamer Crate
The Retro Gamer Crate from Gift Crates may just be the ultimate gift for gamers. Perfect for retro gaming enthusiasts, the crate comes packed with a working retro-bit NES console, two working controllers, and two classic Nintendo games which have been randomly chosen. Prefer to gift a Nintendo Classic instead, or add more games? There are options for all of those things. Buyers can even customize the crate further by adding a t-shirt, additional snacks, and choosing just how tightly sealed the crate comes!
Atlantic Gaming Original Gaming Desk
The Atlantic Gaming Original Gaming Desk is a must-have for any serious gamer! Made especially for gamers, this desk includes a charging stand for a phone or tablet, speaker stands, game storage, and under-desk basket, power strip holder, controller stand, and much more. There’s even a cup holder!