Christmas is just under 2 weeks away, and if I know myself and other people the way I think I do, then there are still plenty of gifts to be bought before the big day comes. Most people are easy to buy for, a sweater or a nice piece of clothing will suffice, but buying for the gamer in your life can prove to be a bit more difficult. Below are a few gift ideas from one gaming freak to everyone else out there.

Xbox One bundle/PS4 bundle – Some gamers are still chomping at the bit to get their hands on one, or both, of the next generation consoles. What better time to get them in the game than Christmas time? Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have amazing bundles for the holiday season. Here are a few that might be perfect for your special gaming buddy.

Xbox One Assassin’s Creed BundlePlayStation 4 GTA V and The Last of Us Remastered BundleXbox One Limited Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare BundlePlayStation 4 Destiny Special Edition Bundle

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Multi-platform Gaming Headset – Sometimes video games can get a little loud. In those times, it is best to have a nice headset to confine all of explosions, magic spells, and yelling fans to the ears of the player. Now that we have new systems, it is hard to find a headset that is suitable for all of them, plus usable on your PC. If you are interested in getting a nice headset for someone in your life, the Astro A30s and the PlayStation Gold Wireless headsets are very good options. Yes, the PS Gold Wireless headset will work with Xbox One and PC too.

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Gaming Wear/Swag – Sometimes the high price items are just not feasible for a quick Christmas gift. In those cases, some awesome gaming related swag is a perfect solution for the trendy gaming enthusiast. There are tons of places you can look to get a gaming T-Shirt, hoodie, or trinket, but if you want to have a tons of options in one place you can look on either J!NX or Think Geek. Both sites have an awesome selection of gamer gear that anyone would be proud to own.

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Gift Cards – When it comes down to it, there are times where it is too difficult to pick something or there just isn’t any time. In these situation, your best option is usually a gift card. Now, gift cards aren’t always a bad thing. In fact, most people like getting them. You are given a gift by a thoughtful person, but you are also given the power to get your own gift! So if you are really struggling to find a gift for someone, maybe a gift card is the best way to go. Here are a some links to the best gift cards for gamers, SteamXbox LivePlayStation NetworkGameStop

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Used Games/Consoles

It was Christmas, 1914. The Great War was liberating fighting men of all nations of their lives and limbs. To celebrate the birth of the guy who said you should not kill each other, the opposing sides declared a truce and played soccer. What I’m getting at here is Christmas is the time to call a truce in the Console War. Got a friend who only plays PlayStation? Grab him a used Xbox so he can finally see what all the fuss over Halo is about. Got a bestie in the Microsoft trenches? A PS3 with phenomenal exclusive titles like The Last of Us, Killzone and Uncharted will show them just what they’ve been missing. That you can get the console and games on the cheap makes this a gift that will last at least until next Christmas.


Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-Ray

This is one of those rare movies that doesn’t wear on you. It will literally always be a good idea to put this movie on if you’ve got time to kill. If by some miracle you didn’t see it in theaters then you’re in for a true gift this Christmas: the gift of the most awesome movie of 2014. The script is sharp, the characters loveable and the whole package undeniably awesome. Unafraid of embracing Hollywood hero cliches, Guardians is an experience that’s purely saccharine, but oh is it so, so very sweet. It has a talking raccoon that fires a machine gun for christsake, c’mon people. If you need more proof here’s some dancing to the amazing soundtrack.


Rechargeable Batteries

I absolutely swear by these. Instead of running through thousands of AA batteries to power your controllers get some rechargeable ones and save your friend a fortune. If you haven’t got the dough for a charging station or those fancy batteries packs this one’s a no-brainer as a stocking stuffer.


These are just a few of the great gifts to get for the gamer in your life. Each gift depends on the person it is being bought for, but the main thing to remember is that each gift is special not because of its value, but because of the thought behind it. Hopefully this guide helped you find a gift for your favorite gaming buddy!