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11 Gifts for Gamers That’ll Win Their Hearts

From Pokemon to Zelda, we found gifts for gamers of all kinds.

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Mini Retro Playable Arcade Game

Nostalgia alert! This mini retro playable arcade game is a perfect gifts for gamers. It has 200 beloved retro games, including puzzles, racing and more. Plus, it fits handily on their desk for whenever they need to take a break! Pair it with one of these classic snacks for a real throwback.

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Super Mario Bros. Silicone Ice Tray

Level up their freezer with this Super Mario Bros.-themed ice tray. This is another classic game—and it brings back great memories of the original NES. Plus, gamers can now add their favorite pixelated characters to iced coffee, tea and other drinks.

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Nintendo Switch

This is definitely one of the priciest picks on our list, but also one of the most popular. Both Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing took off in popularity in 2020, and you’re definitely going to make a gamer’s year with a Switch console!

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Switch Holder

We love using the Nintendo Switch, but it can definitely do a number on the hands. This flexible holder makes it easy to game without straining your fingers. It can be used to hold up tablets, too!

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Floor Gaming Chair

Comfortable and stylish? It doesn’t get much better than that. This floor gaming chair allows you to sink into your game without worrying about back pain, and will blend beautifully with your decor. This chair can be adjusted 14 different ways for your comfort, and you can easily lie it flat to store it discreetly. Plus, you can use it anytime—not just for gaming!

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Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Headaches and eye strain are a definite downside of long hours spent in front of a screen. Keep your favorite gamer’s vision as sharp as their reflexes with these handy blue light blocking glasses. Not only do these block melatonin-depleting blue light, they’re also super stylish and available in a variety of great colors.

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Wearable Sherpa Blanket

The next wearable blanket is here! And it’s one of our favorite gifts for gamers. This warm sweatshirt/blanket is perfect for keeping cozy during long hours spent at the controller. It’s super soft, has convenient roll-up sleeves and can be easily tossed in the washer and dryer.

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Snack Care Package

We all know that person who’s gone hours without eating because they’re caught up in their latest campaign. Make sure to keep your gamer’s hunger pangs at bay with this care package full of yummy snacks! With a variety of salty, sweet and healthy options, this will keep their pantry stocked for a good long while. Plus, it’s perfect for a gaming party.

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Overcooked! All You Can Eat

This list wouldn’t be complete without a fun cooking game for PS5. Whether they love to be in the kitchen IRL or not, this one is fun for all ages. Overcooked! All You Can Eat has the best elements of Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2 blended together with plenty of new content, and comes in vivid 4K with multiplayer options. Find more games and puzzles for foodies.

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Legend Of Zelda Book

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

Not only will this tome tell your gamer everything they need to know about the world of Zelda, it also makes a great book to keep on their coffee table. It includes details about the history of Hyrule, never-seen-before concept art and more. Plus, it comes with tons of information directly from the creators.

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Pokeball Mug

Pokemon Go! may not be as popular as it once was, but your favorite gamer will definitely appreciate this reminder of their favorite franchise with this Pokeball mug. It’s adorable, it’s sturdy and it’s the perfect homage to Pokemon. Just make sure they don’t try to actually throw it.

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Up Next: Make sure you don’t miss our Harry Potter gifts for the kitchen that’ll make you say “Accio”!

Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is a writer, poet and amateur photographer who often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. You can find her up at 3 a.m. writing, researching the perfect combo for her next grilled cheese or making a more eco-friendly grocery list.

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