The big gift-giving holidays are upon us. It’s time to buckle down and figure out what to buy the gamer in your life. Like every year, this can sometimes be a chore for people. Don’t worry, though, because G FUEL is here to help you. Whether you’re a parent/family member, friend, or IRL/“online” significant other, this holiday gaming gift-giving guide will help you figure out the best gift for gamers.
Over the last 30 years, I’ve always had to deal with family and friends who have no idea what I would want as a gift in the realm of video games. Now I understand that you’re a gamer, so your job is to hand this article to your “clueless aunt” that somehow buys you the same Pikachu t-shirt every year.
We know that shopping for a gamer is always tough. Sometimes you don’t want to just buy a video game for them because they may already have it. So, we’ve spiced this guide up with more than just games. This guide will have some of the video game paraphernalia that your gift receiver will cherish forever.
Here's a huge selection of gifts you can feel good about giving the video game-loving individuals in your life.
Gifts Under $50
Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time Cable Guys by Exquisite Gaming
Sometimes both a gamer and their controller need some rest after a day of spinning and jumping. We are sure many parents/guardians would love for their giftee to take a load off every now and again. This presents an issue for many gamers. “Where do I put my controller? Just down on the ground? Gross!”
Well, Exquisite Gaming and Activision have an answer for you. Crash Bandicoot Cable Guys! Now you can mount your game controllers on these all-new Crash Bandicoot 4 controller holders. While EXG has many Cable Guys to choose from, those that are new to Crash (and long-time fans of him) will get absolutely dizzy for them.
This Crash Bandicoot holder is compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, and other console controllers. It will even hold your mobile phone and other devices; it includes a 2m (6ft) micro USB charging cable.
Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time x Champion Gamer Collection
Speaking of Crash Bandicoot, Champion Athleticwear is helping gamers get to their next adventure with the new Crash Bandicoot Gamer Collection. These are limited-edition Crash Bandicoot designs so don’t miss out on giving this gaming icon to your loved one.
This oversized, three-panel hood is designed to fit right over your gamer’s headset to keep out the cold and the distractions. And to mimic some marsupials, it has a top-loading pocket to allow easy-access to your controller, snacks, or G FUEL shaker cup.
The Gamer Hoodie also features a Velcro patch that you can put anywhere on your hoodie (or any other Velcro surface). The Crash Bandicoot T-shirt has Crash running on the bottom with Aku Aku following close behind.Price: $35.00 – $90.00
And don’t forget to grab your G FUEL Wumpa Fruit and get ready for an N. Sane time!
SEGA Double Packs
Sonic the Hedgehog has been in the gaming universe for nearly 30 years, and his career still isn't slowing down. SEGA has released two double packs where you can play at least three of the newest Sonic titles. The two double packs (sold separately), include:
- The Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania double pack delivers adrenaline-pumping races and speedy side-scrolling gameplay with familiar faces from the Sonic universe.
- With Sonic Forces and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, players can step into Sonic’s shoes to become a hero in a world ridden with evil. They also race through stages and challenges with 10 thrilling Party Games as the fastest, most maneuverable monkey around.
For those living with, or know, big fans of Sonic, buying these double packs are a no-brainer.
Price: $29.99 each
Pro-tip: You can also pick up G FUEL Sonic’s Peach Rings for when your giftee needs to go fast.
Displate Metal Prints
All gamers need stuff on their wall to show off. We all need more wall candy. Well, present buyer, look no further than Displate. They create awesome metal posters that are designed by artists from all over the world.
Does your gamer love the Witcher series? Perhaps they are into (and have a favorite card from) Hearthstone or Gwent. You can look through all of those art pieces. Maybe they are into Dark Souls and need to Salute the Sun. Or perhaps they love the Blizzard World of Overwatch and need “A Future worth fighting for.”
Whatever your gift receiver might be into, Displate is sure to have something you’ll fall in love with this shopping season.
They will also be having a holiday sale going on. Buy 1-2 Displates and get 15% OFF. Buy 3+ and get 27% OFF. Just make sure you use code: XMAS to get the discount.
Among Us Plushie
Among Us took the gaming world by storm. It’s a party game that turns everyone against each other. Now you can give your gamer a little version of their own as they’re fixing the reactor core.
I think it’s safe to say that none of these adorable little plush dolls are imposters. Well, except maybe Red … Red is always sus.
Minecraft Build a Level Mug
Minecraft has been one of the biggest games of the last generation. So much so, that Steve found his way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as their newest DLC character. It’s no wonder that people are obsessed with the game.
Now you can take your building off screen for a bit to grab yourself a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or any other hot beverage you enjoy, and decorate your mug in all things Minecraft. The mug comes with four sheets of Minecraft stickers. This 11-ounce mug is perfect for the Minecraft lover in your house.
Collectible anything is great for your gamer giftee, but if you really want to wow them, head on over to Pixel Pals. You can find almost any of their favorite gaming icons that will not only light up their smiles but also their desks.
Super Plumber Warp Pipe Foam Can and Bottle Cooler
No holiday gift guide would be complete without a very silly gift, or at least one you can bring to a gift exchange party for laughs. We present that gift to you now. Walmart has this one-of-a-kind Mario Bros. iconic Warp Pipe koozie.
Nothing really to add to this, because it’s perfect just the way you see it. Except make sure you fill it with one of your favorite G FUEL RTD cans!
Fallout: The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook
Our 2019 holiday gaming gift giving guide had an Overwatch Cookbook, so it’s only natural that we add one this year. This time, the titles of the meals you’re making might sound dangerous and gross. But the book uses real ingredients that you don't need to scour the wasteland to find.
Based on the irradiated delicacies of the world of Bethesda’s Fallout series, this Vault-Tec–approved cookbook provides fans of the award-winning series with recipes inspired by their favorite Fallout foods.
Whip up tasty versions of the Mirelurk egg omelette. Throw some deathclaw meat on the grill. And re-create BlamCo Mac & Cheese. You can also craft your very own glass of Nuka-Cola.
Fans of the series can flip through nearly 200 pages worth of recipes. Each page has a picture and even includes the stat boost you get with each meal. Recipes are easy to follow, and they list the prep time, which we appreciate!
A stocking stuffer can always be hard to pick up because you sometimes don’t what to get. Well, how about one of everyone’s favorite Super Mario characters as a puppet?
That’s right, you can now get your very own Yoshi as a hand companion. How many times can you yell “Yoshi!” in that high pitched voice before someone yells at you or you lose your voice? Find out with this 10-inch soft and squeezable collectable.
Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand
Sometimes you just need to sit back and play games, but we know you aren’t always home to do so. Well, the Nintendo Switch is something that is perfect for that. The hard part is not always having a TV to put it on. But you also don’t want to hold the whole console.
Now, the possibilities are endless with this portable stand. You can clip it to a bed frame, desk, carseat, or even your chair. Its clamp grips onto surfaces up to 3 inches thick, and the stand's aluminum arm is sturdy and flexible.
It doesn’t just work with the Nintendo Switch. The stand works with nearly any device that has a 4- to 10-inch-sized screen, making it a great option for the Switch or a standard-size iPad. So if you want to play Zelda in bed while lying down, that definitely won't be a problem.
My Arcade Retro Machine
My Arcade/G-MODE Corporation/Marvelous USA, Inc.
With the current times, it’s hard to get to an arcade anymore. Luckily, My Arcade is here to help. While they have all kinds of games, we wanted to show off their Bad Dudes product because that game was awesome! Its features include a joystick for quick maneuverability, standard A and B buttons for in-game actions, and a start button for pausing. It even includes a speaker for in-game audio. The device can be powered by four AA batteries or via a MicroUSB cable.
This 1988 classic arcade asks one simple question, “Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?" This ninja fighting duo is a cult legend and still popular in today’s arcades around the world. Having a little version of your own will make you an official Bad Dude for sure.
My Arcade Micro Players are 6.75" mini retro arcade machines that are licensed and collectible. They feature original artwork on the cabinet along with a 2.75" full color back-lit display, making them awesome for fans of retro games who love to play, collect, or display classic games.
Video Game Controller Throw Blanket
As a gamer, there’s nothing worse than getting cold while you play. Be it on the couch or your favorite gaming chair, it can make a gaming experience nearly miserable. I present (get it?) to you: a blanket we can all get behind, because it has all the controllers on it. Atari, a mouse (for you PC gamers), Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Dreamcast.
Granted the Nintendo controller is from the Wii, but that’s ok. We’ll give it a pass because it’s made of flannel fabric, which is soft, lightweight, and breathable. The blanket is 80 x 60 inches, which is enough blanket for two people to fit under and comfortably play couch co-op games.
Cyberpunk 2077 Johnny Silverhand Statue
Dark Horse/CD PROJEKT RED/Gamestop
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of 2020. What's more is they have Keanu Reeves in the game. So what better way to commemorate this giant than getting your gamer a 9.5-inch' tall statue of the man himself.
Dark Horse and CD Projekt Red brought the Samurai emblem of the fictional Night City band to life for gamers who like to show off their fandom by having statues of their favorite characters. Johnny Silverhand is sure to be no exception. This figure is bringing a guitar to a gunfight, and we’re pretty sure he’ll win. Any fan will love to have legendary Rockerboy and lead singer of the band Samurai up on display.
If for no other reason than this is also Keanu Reeves on their shelf. Beats the heck out of that Elf thing.
Gifts Under $100
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
We know what you’re thinking, “Not enough Crash!” Well, then don’t forget you can now buy Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In Crash Bandicoot 4, a direct sequel to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, the game's story follows Crash Bandicoot and his sister, Coco, aided by their former enemy Dingodile and an alternate-dimension counterpart of Crash's old girlfriend Tawna. Help them try and recover the all-powerful Quantum Masks in an attempt to save the multiverse from the wrath of Doctor Neo Cortex and Doctor Nefarious Tropy.
This adventure has brought gamers of all ages back to this loveable character. Your giftee (young or old) will enjoy the art and game mechanics that will bring a warm feeling to your Aku Aku Crate.
Buy now and save up to 35% off*
Offer valid for digital purchases on PlayStation Dec. 11 – Dec. 14, 2021 and on Xbox Dec. 10 – Dec. 13, 2020.
Buy It Here (or wherever video games are sold)
© 2020 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CRASH, and CRASH BANDICOOT are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.
FaZe Clan Clothing
Much like the fans of traditional sports, rooting for your favorite esports team is important to many gamers. Showing off the FaZe Clan logo or even a jersey that your favorite players wear is exciting.
Whether you’re buying the gift for yourself or someone you love, FaZe Clan has you covered in a multitude of ways. Now you can show off your love in comfort and style. The Long Sleeve Jersey is dry-fit so you can keep cool while you play competitive games at home. The Hoodie will keep you warm on those cold nights in front of your gaming station of choice. No matter which one you wear, people will know the team you support.
Price: $52 - $80
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Legend of Zelda Square Backpack
Nintendo/First Person Clothing
“It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this.” Okay, well, it isn't a sword, but it will help you on your adventure nevertheless. Whether you’re headed to the mountains or just going to class, First Person Clothing has got you covered.
First Person Clothing has some wonderful items for the gamer in your life. However, their bags are amazing and well made for the gamer on the go. Need to take your laptop with you too? Not a problem with this bag. It has a padded laptop pocket that fits up to a 15-inch laptop.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Play Mario Kart like never before … in your actual home! With Mario Kart Live Home Circuit, you can control Mario, Luigi, and a whole bunch of the other legendary racers on the most personalized course throughout your home.
A few streamers have picked this up to show their audience already, and it's a great gift for kids (of all ages) to play with.
Gifts Under $200
Nanoleaf "Smarter Kits"
Having cool and colorful lighting in your room is all the rage among gamers and streamers alike. Nanoleaf lets you customize and create beautiful symmetry in any room, or get completely abstract — the choice is yours. With Connect+ technology in all Nanoleaf Shapes products, you can combine different shapes into a stunning light mosaic.
Control the lights or play touch games. Try Touch Actions to activate HomeKit devices. With Rhythm feature, your masterpiece dances to your favorite music or sounds. Exclusive technology that enables intelligent color animations based on your panel layout. Attach your panels to a smooth surface with the included double-sided Mounting Tape. You can also create custom Scenes and color motions via an app that you can get on iOS or Android.
Meta Threads Supply Duffel Backpack
This may look like an ordinary duffel bag, but don’t be fooled. This is a gamer’s dream come true for moving consoles and PCs alike. The Supply Duffel Backpack is a premium duffel designed for gamers, creators, and everyday travelers. It is a 40L daily bag that can expand an additional 20L when needed.
The exterior consists of a sleek, waterproof ballistic nylon, and the interior features specific storage compartments to compliment your valuables. Also the sleek black color won't even clash with your GLHF tee.
Can't decide whether you need all the room of a duffel bag or the easy carrying of a backpack?
Well, Meta Threads has you covered because the Supply Duffel Backpack is both! It comes with all the nooks and crannies to carry all your gear and is carry-on approved (please be safe if you need to travel anywhere).
Special Holiday Promo: Use code "THXGFUEL" at checkout for 20% off a purchase of a duffel. Valid through 12/31/20
Couchmaster CYCON Gaming Lapboard
They are rare, but PC gamers who'd rather play cuddled up on the couch instead of hunched over on a desk will absolutely love this gaming lapboard. Inside the desk is a USB 3.0 hub you can use to plug in and route all your cables for your mouse, keyboard, and headset.
There are two side pockets: one to keep your mouse cozy until you need it again, and the other for remote controls or G FUEL Ready-To-Drink Cans while you play. It also comes with Velcro to help keep your keyboard from sliding around all over the place.
Gifts Under $300
LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System
Who doesn't love to sit and build up a fun Lego set? Lego and Nintendo teamed up to create this iconic 2,646-piece set that assembles into the NES console. Gamers can even build an ’80s-looking TV set and a game cartridge that fits into the console.
This is a huge hot-ticket holiday item that has actually sold out multiple times this season. So make sure you buy it before it sells out again. Your giftee will thank you and will probably send you some cool pictures once it's all put together.
Gifts Over $300
Gamers that tend to stick to PC can always use an upgrade, but it can be very hard to know what to buy without spending a lot of money. However, with Digital Storm’s Holiday Discount, you can pick up pretty much anything you (if you want to buy yourself a holiday present) or your gamer will need.
Digital Storm builds PCs for gamers who want a little extra but maybe don’t have the technical ability to put it all together just yet. In these quarantining holiday times, sometimes we all need a little help. They even build laptops and workstations if you’re looking for other types of PCs.
Digital Storm also carried over their Black Friday sales to the Christmas season. Digital Storm will help gamers reach a new level of performance, shatter benchmark records, and blow the doors off of today's most demanding next-gen games.
Digital Storm Discount:
- Spend $2,000, save $200.
- Spend $3,000, save $300.
- Spend $4,000, save $400.
- Spend $5,000, save $500.
They’re also offering:
- Free Ground Shipping
- Free CPU Overclocking
- Free GPU Overclocking
- Free RGB LED Lighting
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That's right. Each day from December 14th through December 15th, we're sharing exclusive deals, new products, and giveaways. Including but not limited to:
- Get a free FaZeberry Hydration tub with select FaZe Clan energy tub flavors — and join the waitlist for our limited-edition YouTooz Blue Ice Collectors Box — on December 14th.
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G FUEL x Luminosity Holiday Sweepstakes
It just wouldn’t be the holidays without a big G FUEL sweepstakes! We teamed up with Luminosity Gaming to give a huge holiday gift to one lucky winner. We’re also giving away great stuff to three lucky runner-up contestants. You aren’t going to want to miss out on this one.
We want to give our lucky winner a way to boost their content creation career from headset to stream deck! I mean, who doesn’t love getting new tech for the holidays?
1 Grand Prize winner will receive:
- (2x) Elgato Key Light Air
- BRIO Ultra HD Pro Computer Webcam
- Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
- Logitech G PRO x Wireless LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset
- Logitech G PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse and G PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
- Elgato Green Screen
- Elgato Stream Deck
- Respawn Products RSP-110 Chair
- A year supply of G FUEL (12 tubs, 3 shakers)
3 Runner-up prize winners will receive:
- Logitech c920x Pro HD Webcam
- Elgato Wave 3 – USB Condenser Microphone
- Elgato Stream Deck
- 3 Tubs of G FUEL and 1 Shaker
Winners will be selected on or about January 11, 2021.
That wraps up our holiday gift guide. We hope you found something fun for the gamer in your life.
Want to suggest something to other readers? Tell us in the comments section below!
Have a happy, wonderful, and safe holiday from everyone here at G FUEL.
This article was written by John D. AKA SomeBeardy2Love. John has been gaming for over 30 years, has a podcast, and watches nothing but anime and Bob’s Burgers. He has a sponsored beard and a modest book collection.