If you’re looking for a great gift for your favorite gaming enthusiast or if someone special has asked you for your Christmas wish list-read on!
There are some great finds out there but get on it. Of course the easiest way for everyone is to buy-online. But, because of shipping deadlines and the dreaded Christmas crunch start browsing now and order early.
Let’s begin with a great site at Zazzle.com because chances are most gamers will find something and it usually is a fun gift for your special gamer. They have a huge selection of t-shirts, mugs, posters and even iPhone cases-from retro to the latest game craze.
For unique stocking stuffers or novel ideas check out ThinkGeek.com to find the more off the beaten track ideas like a Portal 2 Sentry Turret USB Desk Turret, or an 8-bit tie for the more professional gamer.
Just in case you’re gamer with a sweet tooth we have the perfect place to satisfy that kind of craving at Neatoshop.com…go there and be prepared to salivate over a huge selection of game themed candies, cake molds, sweets with themes and other tasty trinkets.
If you can afford to drop a bit more green Fangamer.com is ready to take your money for some upscale but unique prints, posters and slightly higher priced apparel and t-shirts.
Then again, if you’re like lots of other gamers and you need to figure out a Christmas list “on the cheap” here’s a few really low budget Christmas ideas…
Hold a gamer party and make sure everyone knows it’s a BOM (brings own munchies) to share as well as a game (something from home) to exchange for someone else’s used game. This is a gamer version of the “white elephant” gift exchange. It’s a great way to share and you can keep exchanging all night until you get the game you want-or at least a game you want to try. This is low cost Christmas gamer fun.
Or host a gamer play off at your house. Bring your own gear and sticks, games, and everyone pitches in for the grand prize (money, food, gift certificate) when one player advances as the victor! A Christmas competition!
When you’re low on cash but you have a special gamer you want to please design a “gamer gallery” a sort of scrapbook (or whatever.) Find your own unique way of recalling some favorite memories of game days gone by with that special someone. Include special memories surrounding game adventures and events, then hand it off to that special someone who will more than appreciate the time and effort involved in putting it all together.