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Birthday Gifts for Video Game Lovers

Meghna Wani
Thinking of an apt birthday gift for someone who is a die-hard video game lover? Here is a list of some ideas that you can refer to, and come up with something that is not just another video game.

Playing Video Game

There are plenty of skills I've learned from playing video games. It's more interactive than watching TV, because there are problems to solve as you're using your brain.
~ Shaun White
We have all been through that phase of life, in which video games were an indispensable part of our weekends. For a majority of people, that phase passes by quickly as they grow up, but for some, that phase just keeps on extending as age increases and they become big-time video game fans.
It can be said that out of all those who indulge in video games, some are just players, who don't take games very seriously. They play for the sake of it and then forget about it. And then there are gamers, who play intently. Big gamers have most of the systems with them. Be it Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, or simple computer games, they will have them all.
So, you know a video game lover and his/her birthday is coming up, and you want to gift them something that would enhance their play experience. Just go through the list of birthday gift ideas given ahead and select the one that you feel is most apt.
In the gaming world, it is considered a crime to play games without proper sound.
If there are some members in your family or surroundings, who cannot bear the sound, better go with the headphones option. But it would be wiser to ditch the lower-priced models, if you want some real gaming experience.
Surround Sound Systems
They would give the gamer, the best play experience. If your vicinity permits the decibel levels, your budget is high enough, opt for a surround sound system as a gift. Games can't and shouldn't be played without sound or on low volume.
Rocker Chair
These fun chairs allow gamers to move and groove while playing. If you are thinking of buying it for an adult, then it is better to go for a higher-priced version with arms and headrest. If you are buying it for a kid, then a lower-priced version would work fine.
A pillow to accompany the rocker and that too with the gamer's favorite game character on it, would be an ideal gift for the gamer to relax and play. It would add a fun element to the gaming area, and would enhance the gaming experience, as all the surrounding objects would be in sync with the gaming mood.
Have been playing with the same joystick since time immemorial, time to upgrade! Gift your video game-obsessed birthday boy or girl, a new joystick and see their eyes light up with joy.
Gaming Arcade
You can also gift a new gaming arcade. Choose one according to your budget. The real big ones require too much space, are pricey and are irreplaceable. Research well before you finalize.
After the basic requirements like seating, proper headphones and new hardware are in place, it's time to don that Gears of War t-shirt. There are many options to choose from. Select the one that has the gamer's favorite game's graphics on it.
A mug to keep sipping on their favorite drink while playing their favorite game, would also be a good option for gifting. And what more can a gamer ask for, than his game characters fighting it out on the mug.


Why should the room be left out? After all, it is about creating the right mood. You can purchase stickers in various sizes. There is a type of sticker that is called a skin. It covers the gaming console and acts as a protection against damage.


After stickers, come posters, again with their favorite character from the game.
They can hang it on the room's wall or the entrance door. It will instantly lift the look of the room. The gamer will also have the option to change or remove them, whenever they feel like it.
Laptop Skin
If the gamer likes to play most of his/her games on the laptop, then what better than a laptop skin that would make the person happier. A skin with their favorite characters on them, which he can flaunt around wherever he takes his laptop, can be a thoughtful gift.
Mouse Pad
Okay, so why should the mouse be placed on something that doesn't have the gaming element on it. The answer would be a mouse pad that depicts the game's graphics, and keeps reminding the gamer of his favorite game.
A CD of Favorite Games
If you know the gamer's top 5 favorite games, then source them from somewhere or either download them. Compile it on a CD, and gift it to your loved one. It's not that you cannot go out and purchase a new game instead, it is all about the effort that goes in searching, compiling and presenting, that matters.
A cap with a gaming graphic is something that the gamer can wear even when he is not playing the game. An onlooker will be able to judge that he/she is a video game fan, even without him uttering a word.
Key Chain
Gaming graphics on the key ring too? Signs of a real video game fan.
But yes, you can customize a key ring, for your game-obsessed birthday boy/girl. You can gift a ready-made one if you can source it, or you can give the images to a photography store and ask them to make it for you.


Same goes with the badge. If you can find a Halo UNSC badge, great! If you can't, get it made and watch your loved one, show it off with pride.
Phone Case
A simple mobile can be made to look super cool with the right kind of case. And if it's the one with the gamer's favorite game graphics on it, then the style quotient rises to a higher level.
Carrying Case
If your beloved gamer likes to carry his/her game with him all the time, give them a carrying case or a trendy sling bag. They will also be able to keep the cords and cables in the bag safely.
Some more ideas include gifting graphic comics, books or novels or subscription to a monthly or fortnightly gaming magazine. It will help the gamer to keep updated in the gaming world.

We are sure with these gifts, your game-lover will definitely sense the hard work that has gone behind gathering the gifts and will be filled with love and gratitude.