Gaming has become a very popular activity for millennials and even generation X. There are over 1.2 billion people playing games, 700 of which are online… so its likely you know a gamer in your life.
Well, we decided to make the process of finding gifts for the gamer in your life a lot simpler. We have compiled a list of 17 really awesome gifts to get a gamer in 2016.
Minecraft Light-Up Torch
Gamers love Minecraft collectible items like this Minecraft Light-Up Torch by ThinkGeek. It is for ages 6 and up but is a great gift idea for any gamer that enjoys Minecraft.
It can hand on your wall or sit on a table and is almost a foot tall. This light-up torch is perfect for game rooms or bedrooms that need an extra little light when you have run out of charcoal and wood.
For about $17, you can get the Minecraft fan in your life, this awesome light up torch and they will thank you so much for. The reviews even say that it is very useful for stopping the spawning of Monsters in their apartment.
Gamer Subscription Boxes
Gamers love getting goodies every month so gaming type subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the video game enthusiast. In 2016, there are a good amount of options when it comes to gaming subscription boxes.
Loot Crate and NerdBlock are two popular ones to name a few. These are great gifts because you can get 3, 6 or 12 months subscriptions so the gift keeps on giving through out the year.
The gamer gets a box every month that contains cool gaming products like gaming shirts, controllers, games, gear and toys. They usually start at around $25/month contain a lot of value for the price. These subscription boxes are great gifts that keep on giving.
Starting @ $25/month
Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 is one of the most anticipated games out on the market today. 25 years prior to the release of Gears of War 3, JD Fenix must take over his fathers legacy and battle a crazy new enemy.
This first player shooter is the perfect gift idea for the Xbox fan in your life. They are even running a 2016 special where you can get the game for only $40 so be sure to get it while that deal is still available.
Gears of War 4 has a ton of new weapons, new moves and new battles that make it funner than ever. Making it the perfect gamer gift for Christmas 2016.
Question Block Lamp
This is one of the coolest gifts you can get a gamer. Most gaming fans love Super Mario Brothers and this Super Mario Question Block Night Light is the perfect gift idea for that collector or any Super Mario fan.
The Super Mario Question Block can be powered by either a USB or batteries (which are not included). The light itself has a touch feature to turn it on/off which makes its even cooler because its like bopping a Question Block in the game…except nothing comes out of it, except light.
For about $40, you can get this officially licensed collectors item to light up your gaming fans room like nothing other. And it even plays a coin sound when you turn it on and off which will be a nice surprise for the gamer in your life.
Assassins Creed Hoodie
For about $40, you can get this sweet Assassins Creed Connor Kenway Hoodie that is made by Rulercosplay. This popular character’s costume hoodie comes in sizes for kids all the way up to adults.
It is made of Uniform cloth and a high quality design that ensure durability and longevity.
The Assassins Creed 3 Hoodie is available in about 5 sizes and 9 different colors. It has great reviews on Amazon and many people confirm that its a great gift idea for any nerd or gamer and its a great value at its price. It even comes in a carrying bag that is pretty cool.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Infinite Warfare returns to the roots of the Call of Duty franchise with epic battles and large scale war battles that emerge the player in a cinematic display of military domination.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is probably the biggest game of 2016 and is available on Xbox, PS4 and PC. Starting a $40, this game is sure to push your buttons if you are into first person shooters.
If you want the a great gift, under $50, then Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a great gift idea for gamers, young and old.
Starting @ $39.99
GoldenEye 007 Watch
If you are any kind of gamer, you have played Goldeneye 007 on Nintendo 64 for an endless amount of hours. The 007 Goldeneye Watch is a awesome gift idea for any gamer that is older than 25 years old in 2016.
This watch was made in the USA and is made from a strong metal and does not include the ‘super laser’ that can break locks… but for $20, its a great deal for a gift to give someone who enjoys older video games and nostalgia.
The reviews are so-so stating its a little cheaply made, but hey, its only $20. Its a great gift idea for gaming collectors who collect 007 gear.
Mario Chain Chomp Earrings
CouldBeeYours on Etsy has created these super cool Super Mario Chain Chomper Earrings that are perfect for the gamer chick or nerd babe that enjoys gaming gear.
These are handmade, ship worldwide and come with a piranha plant earring as well wich makes the perfect combo for the Super Mario Fan chick.
They sell these earrings for $36 on Etsy and they have pretty good reviews on the platform. If you are looking for ideas for a girl that is into video games, then these Super Mario Chain Chompers are a nice gift for a great price.
Zelda Triforce Lamp
So you are trying to find that perfect gift for that gaming addict in your life. Well this Zelda Triforce Lamp by Plasmatorium is sure to get their gamer senses tingling.
This handmade lamp provides wisdom, courage and power to light your gaming sessions that last all night. This lamp features the crest of the Royal Family if Hyrule which emits the shapes onto the walls which is really cool.
The lamp is 9 inches on every side and uses normal ‘C7’ bulbs which are the Christmas lighting type of bulbs that you can get almost anywhere. It uses a standard 12v plug to power this sweet Triforce Lamp. It also features a mounting hole if you want to hang it on your wall or in your gaming room.
Get the Zelda Triforce Lamp for that Zelda fan in your life and they will blow their mind at the awesomeness of this cool lamp.
Sony PlayStation VR
Looking for the ultimate gift idea for your favorite gamer in 2016? The Sony Playstion VR Launch Bundle is the hottest new technology for immersing yourself into video games.
Virtual Reality has finally come back into the market in 2016, being one of the hottest new technologies. Every gamer loves the idea of being immersed into their video games and having a 360 view of the game.
But getting the new Sony Playstation VR is not for the cheap. You better really love that gamer in your life to buy this system for them right now. It will cost you around $1000 for the entire VR Bundle but I assure you that it will be the gift that every gamer is talking about this year. You can also just get the Headset for $550.
Starting @ $550
Pac-Man Shot Glasses
Every gamer loves Pacman! These awesome Pacman shot glasses are a great gift idea for that old time gamer who loves collectibles.
This set of 4 PacMan Shot Glasses are great for parties or collecting and are 100% hand-wash safe and hold 2 ounces in each shot glass. For $25, you can get your hands on these Pacman shot glasses to give to the gaming fan this Christmas 2016.
If you are looking for a cheaper gift idea for a older gamer that enjoys drinking and gaming at the same time, then these shot glasses are the perfect gift.
Virtual Reality has really blown up in 2016. The HTC Vive Virtual Reality System is another VR game which goes a little more in depth then the Playstation VR.
The HTC Vive uses room-scale VR so that you can physically move around objects in the virtual space with the handle controllers. This system features an adjustable headset, wireless controllers, and SteamVR tracking so you can play sitting down or standing up.
Starting at $799, this VR system by HTC is not for the faint of heart… or those who are pregnant, prone to seizures and motion sickness. But being one of the most expensive VR systems on the market, this setup is only for the serious gamer!
Tetris Heat Changing Cup
Here is another nostalgia gamer fan favorite! The Tetris Heat Changing Cup is a great gift idea for that coffee loving gamer or software developer that loves Tetris and coffee.
The Tetris Heat Changing Mug is heat activated and changes colors and Tetris blocks appear like the mug is playing its own game! This gift idea is great for both the serious gamer and even for a white elephant party.
At $7, you can gift this awesome mug to the Tetris enthusiast and watch as they gaze at the mug with excitement when it plays a game of Tetris.
Make It Rain Zelda Shirt
This $20 Zelda theme t-shirt by Gamer Gear is a limited edition collector’s item. It is perfect for any Zelda fan and comes in 5 different colors and 15 different sizes from Kids to Adults.
The Make It Rain Zelda Shirt is an Amazon best seller that features a lightweight, classic fit with double needle sleeve and bottom hem for quality and long lasting wearage.
If the gamer in your life is a Zelda nerd, then this gift idea is perfect for Christmas 2016.
PacMan Arcade Machine
If you want to get the most badass gift for the gaming fan in your life, then this is for sure it. The Pacman Arcade Party Cabaret is the ultimate arcade game with 12 vintage games including Pacman, Galaga, and more.
This Pacman Arcade is the perfect gift idea for the gamer with a huge game room or man cave. They will have hours of endless entertainment playing these classic games on a classic arcade machine.
Be ready to bust out about $2,800 for this awesome arcade game. But you know that it was gonna be something crazy… I mean it’s a freakin Arcade game!
Microsoft Xbox One S
The new Xbox One S by Microsoft is the gaming console that every gamer wants this year for Christmas.
The Xbox One S is 40% lighter than its predecessor, being able to store even more games and media than ever, with a whopping 2 TB hard drive. Watch 4k videos on Amazon and Netflix in a stunning visual experience.
The new Xbox One S controller features a new textured grip for better game play and Bluetooth technology for even better connectivity to the console.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for that gamer in your life, then the Microsoft Xbox One S will be the best gift he will receive this year! With a price tag of $350, they will be able to watch, stream and play content until there is no tomorrow.
Smartphone Laser Tag
These things are super cool. This cell phone attachment is a laser tag gun that allows you to play the great game of laser tag, using just your mobile phones.
HEX3 Limited has created this awesome laser tag gun that works with Androids, Iphones and even the Ipod Touch. Simply hook your mobile device up to this laser tag gun and you can have hours of endless fun playing laser tag with all your friends.
It even features a headphone jack and microphone plugin that you can use to hear sound effects and even talk to your team mates like a walkie talkie.
If you have a aerobic gamer then the Apptag Laser Blaster is a great gift idea that is even under $30.