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11 Awesome Gifts for Gamers That’ll Win Their Hearts

From Pokemon to classic Pac-Man, we found gifts for gamers of all kinds.

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Homebasic Pac Man Retro Arcade Gaming Design Microfiber Bath Towelvia amazon.com

Pac-Man Microfiber Towel

Pac-Man may have released when arcades were popular, but it’s still a beloved classic. This towel makes a great gift for gamers who enjoy a nostalgic go at the ghosts.

Why It Made Our List: This adorable, super-absorbent towel is great to use at home in the winter and at the beach in the summer.

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Nintendo Super Mario Bros Reusable Silicone Ice Cube Tray for Fun Shaped Ice Cubesvia amazon.com

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.

Why It Made Our List: We love that gamers can now add their favorite pixelated characters to iced coffee, teas and other drinks.

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100 Video Games Bucket List Scratch Postervia amazon.com

100 Video Games Bucket List

This is an awesome way for the gamer in your life to show off their prowess! This 18×23-inch poster features scratch-off squares that eventually add up to become a beautiful mosaic of color.

Why It Made Our List: Featuring 100 classic and brand-new games, this is definitely going to be a prized addition to a gamer’s room.

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Ceramic Bulbasaur Plantervia SucculentMonsters/etsy.com

Ceramic Bulbasaur Planter

Pokemon Go! might not be as popular as it once was, but this cute Bulbasaur planter will never go out of style. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t have growing powers.

Why It Made Our List: With a variety of colors and sizes, this sturdy planter can go with almost any decor. It doesn’t come with a succulent, though, so you might want to order one online.

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TIJN Blue Light Blocking Glasses Square Nerd Eyeglasses Frame Anti Blue Ray Computer Game Glassesvia amazon.com

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.

Why It Made Our List: 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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THE COMFY Original| Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket, Seen On Shark Tank, One Size Fits Allvia amazon.com

Wearable Sherpa Blanket

Move over, Snuggies—the next wearable blanket is here! This warm sweatshirt/blanket is perfect for keeping cozy during long hours spent at the controller.

Why It Made Our List: It’s super cozy, has convenient roll-up sleeves and can be easily tossed in the washer and dryer.

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CraveBox Care Packagevia cravebox.com

CraveBox 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!

Why It Made Our List: With a variety of salty, sweet and healthy snacks, 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 - PlayStation 5via target.com

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 definitely going to be fun for all ages. Find more games and puzzles for foodies.

Why It Made Our List: This edition has the best elements of Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2 blended together with plenty of new content, and comes in vivid 4K with multiplayer options.

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Chocolate Video Game Controllervia ChocolatesUnlimited/etsy.com

Chocolate PlayStation Controllers

These edible PlayStation controllers are almost too pretty to eat, but they taste so good, it’ll be hard not to dig in. Pair with an affordable wine for a boozy gaming gift!

Why It Made Our List: These chocolate PlayStation controllers look surprisingly authentic, and come in milk, dark and white chocolate flavors to suit all sorts of palates.

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FreezerBoy (TM) Dry-Erase Whiteboard Refrigerator Magnetsvia amazon.com

Game Boy Fridge Magnets

It’s like stepping straight into a gamer’s dream! These Freezer Boy magnets turn any fridge into a classic (but unfortunately, non-playable) Game Boy.

Why It Made Our List: The large magnets are great for hanging things up, and the dry erase board is the best way to remind the gamer you love that they need to eat, sleep and do chores, too.

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Nintendo - Switch - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition 32GB Console - Multivia bestbuy.com

Nintendo Switch – Animal Crossing: Horizons Edition

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!

Why It Made Our List: Nintendo Switch is a great portable device with safe social options and has plenty of games for all ages.

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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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