Whether it’s your son, your girlfriend or your husband, the chances are that at least one member of your family is obsessed with gaming.
Indeed, the gaming industry is thought to be worth more than $135 billion dollars, with PC, console, and mobile titles raking in millions of dollars a day.
If you’re looking for a gift for your loved one, it can be tempting to buy them some standard merchandise or a gift card for the Steam Store, but the truth is that there are far better gift options for games lovers – you’ve just got to find them!
Below, we’ve put together five awesome gift ideas for the gamer in your life, to save you time and money.
Is your partner spending too much time in their bedroom or study playing games?
Well, let us break it to you: they’re probably not going to stop.
However, you can tie in their gaming addiction into a gift, and invest in a comfortable and supportive gaming chair for their all-night sessions.
Speak with your partner or friend to see which they’d like the best, and choose a design that’s ergonomic and offers the necessary support for long games binges.
An Indie Game
Rather than heading to the gaming store to buy the latest blockbuster game, consider going outside of the box and choosing an indie title, instead.
Buff, Nerf, and Repeat has a guide to the best indie games for you to choose from – give it a read and choose a game that tickles your fancy.
One of the best parts about indie games is that you’re not only supporting small developer studios, but you’re buying your loved one a unique gaming experience that none of their friends will have tried.
Fallout, Overwatch and Final Fantasy are so overplayed!
If you’ve got some money to spend and want to give your loved one the gift of all gifts, then a new console could be just what they’re looking for.
The good news is that we’re mid-cycle with PlayStation and Xbox, so you should be able to pick up a new device for around $299 or £299 with a game included.
What’s more, Microsoft is expected to announce a new discless Xbox in the coming weeks, which will be cheaper than a standard gaming console and allow gamers to stream and buy titles from the Microsoft Store, rather than buying disc games.
There are a number of awesome gaming subscription boxes on the market for you to play around with, including Loot Gaming, which costs around $30 per month, and Loot Wear, which starts at just $9.99 per month and includes a free gaming t-shirt. Remember that a subscription is on-going, so perhaps commit to a six or twelve-month subscription period.
Okay, this one is a little unusual, and we’re certainly not suggesting you tattoo your partner in their sleep, but hear us out.
Gamers are showing their love and support by tattooing their favorite characters and players onto their skin, and you could help support your loved one to do the same by purchasing a tattoo voucher.
Indeed, there are no hard and fast rules about what tattoo they’d get, and because you’re paying, you can have the final say and make sure they’re not getting something totally ridiculous!
Give them some food for thought by following videogametatts on Instagram, a feed jam-packed with awesome video game tattoos like this:
There you have it – some of the best video game gift ideas for your loved one. Whatever you choose, we wish you the very best of luck!