When it comes to gaming gifts, we've always been conditioned to believe that the more expensive gift you buy, the better the gift is but that's not always the case. If you shop properly and carefully, you can find some great treats that won’t break the bank.
So to prove that you don’t have to spend a full month’s wage on getting gifts, in no particular order we’ve collected our favourite budget-friendly gaming gifts that are perfect for your gamer friends or family this Christmas!
They can do it alone or include the family and friends to conquer it together. There are a whopping 1000 pieces included, everyone’s favourite consoles, and lots of nostalgia. Not to mention the endless amount of entertainment they’ll have putting together this masterpiece.
If you're sick of your drink turning into a wet mess, look no further than this foam koozie. It looks like it was pulled straight out of the original Super Mario Bros. game. Although it won't let you warp into an icy underground cave, it'll keep your drink cold and delicious for longer.
If they enjoy playing Monopoly and enjoy Fortnite even more, then this is the board game for them! For those moments that they have to spend away from a glowing rectangle, don't let them miss a beat with this analogue version of the Fortnite world.
To skip the costs of a full-sized arcade game, why not go for a handheld version? This one comes pre-loaded with 200 games and they can take it anywhere so they can play whenever they want!
There’s nothing like a Mario coffee mug to make your morning a little brighter… plus if you’re looking for a secret Santa present, this is perfect. A two design mug is perfect and after all, who doesn’t love Mario? We have a great choice of heat changing mugs too!
Are they serious about their high scores? Help your friends and family set some goals and see how they measure up to the most impressive video game records in the world!
After all, the Nintendo Switch isn’t cheap. You may not have the money to buy them a console but why not get them a travel carry case for their Nintendo Switch to protect it?
Some people aren’t that fussed but for serious gamer fans, gamers love to get the extra-long gaming mats and they can even be custom to your favourite game. Allows PC gamers to have control in their gameplays and accuracy and are very long-lasting.
Don’t you just hate it when your thumbs are slipping on your controllers when you’re totally focused on the game? Even when you clean them often this can still happen. Thumb grips for your controller are highly resistant to grease and oils to prevent them slipping.
Charging docks can hold up to 4 controllers at the same time with an led light indicating when they are charged. They are super handy and can also act as a storage unit for your controllers, making sure they are always full of battery and ready for play.
Whether you need to cool yourself down or help your console cool down, mini desk fans are great at preventing overheating. They are small, cheap and surprisingly quiet and you can take them anywhere, perfect for keeping your gamer friends cool.
Now you may not have thought these would be on here but why not? Energy drinks are a necessity for most gamers, (as well as coffee). Players can get a large amount of caffeine in just one go from these energy drinks and it’s just what you need for them long, intense gaming sessions.
It’s really common that PC gamers especially get a lot of numbness or even pain in their hands after a while of gaming, due to tension on the muscles of the fingers so these little guys are the perfect stocking filler that would really be appreciated and are a really thoughtful gift.
If you're gifting to gamers who grew up stomping Goombas, collecting coins, and jumping for mushrooms, this book is sure to put a smile on their face — especially since there's a high likelihood Super Mario Bros. was the first game they ever played.
These cork-back metal coasters resemble Sony's iconic PlayStation buttons. They'll make for an excellent stocking filler or secret Santa gift for video game fans. The pack comes with four coasters that'll be the perfect accompaniment for your drinks. Plus, they'll protect your table!
You can almost guarantee that this Pac-Man lamp will put a smile on any gamer’s face. It's 8 inches tall, changes between 16 different colours, and is powered by a USB cable. They’ll just need to supply a USB power adapter if they don't plan on plugging it a computer.
Bulbasaur’s are a starter Pokémon that we absolutely adore and now your friends or family can have one of their very own. This figure is just 4 inches tall and would make for an excellent collector’s item. There are endless Funko Pop's that are perfect for gifts too!
Last but not least, screen protectors are a great little gift too! They’re so easy to apply, fingerprints wipe right off, and it doesn't cause a glare on the screen either. Keep their switch safe with this cheap little purchase!
There are hundreds of more gift ideas that we could have included in our list but this is just a few gift ideas we found that won’t break your bank when buying gifts this year and that your friends and family would love! Or maybe you’ve seen some ideas in our that you would love yourself and can give as hints to your friends and family!
Want more gaming gift ideas this Christmas? Check out our gaming category for some other great ideas!
Posted by: Luke
Luke is a massive console gamer! He likes any type of gaming genre but if he had to choose, it would be RPG and a close second would be shooting!
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