With the holidays right around the corner, you’ve probably already thought about the perfect gift ideas for the gamer in your life. That may be a significant purchase like a brand new gaming console or a gaming chair, but those are big-ticket items that belong under the tree or on a present table. What about the little surprises alongside that big gift? We’ve got you covered with the best stocking stuffer ideas for gamers – even these small presents will bring a ton of joy to any gamer.
14 best stocking stuffer ideas for gamers
Once you figure out the main gift you’re giving your gamer, you can turn your attention to the smaller, less-expensive, funny, and cute knick-knacks that’ll bring a smile to their face! Check out these great stocking stuffer ideas for some holiday inspiration:
1. “Do Not Disturb Gamer” door sign
If you’ve ever opened the door of a gamer while they are mid-quest or battle, you probably know never to make that mistake again. Gamers are very focused on their task and don’t want to be interrupted. That’s why a Do Not Disturb Gamer door sign will come in handy. These signs can typically be hung on doorknobs or hang on adhesive hooks, letting would-be visitors know that now is not the time to come in. Now the gamer in your life can play a distraction-free session.
2. Funny gamer t-shirts
Gaming mega-fans will get a kick out of a comfy t-shirt with their favorite character or gaming franchise emblazoned on the front. This versatile and practical gift will be enjoyed day-in and day-out, whether the recipient is gaming at the time or not. Best of all, it rolls up and slides right into a stocking with ease.
3. Gaming mouse
When it comes to gamer must-haves for a PC player, everyone will tell you that the mouse is one of the most important components. Without the right mouse, a gamer may never reach their full potential in those exciting digital worlds. These special products are not like an ordinary mouse like you may have at work; they support faster reaction times, improving accuracy in the game. They’re also ergonomically designed for comfort with long-term use. It’s the ultimate stocking stuffer for maximum gamer hand comfort.
For those who are buying gifts for online gamers, a gaming mousepad may be just what Santa should bring. Unlike regular mousepads, those made specifically for gaming are wider and provide more traction. You could even take it one step further and get your loved one a mousepad that lights up and charges the mouse at the same time.
Having a mousepad that lights up red, green, and blue can help turn the atmosphere into a futuristic fantasy land, but those lights won’t fill the whole room. To completely immerse your gamer into a digital universe, pair the mousepad with the StarPort Laser USB. All the gamer has to do is plug it into any USB to instantly shine hundreds of colorful laser stars around the room – they’ll be all ready for a night of exciting journeys. This tiny yet powerful light is the perfect fit for a stocking stuffer as well, taking up just the smallest bit of space.
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5. Snacks that double as gamer fuel
All those late evenings running around open fields, racing cars, and jumping from roof to roof can be a real energy drain on gamers – even if it’s all animated. Give your gamer the extra “fuel” they need to get through these adventures by filling their stockings with soda, energy drinks, and snacks. The added caffeine (and sugar!) boost will be greatly appreciated.
6. Playstation themed coasters
Although sodas and energy drinks can keep a video gamer alert, they can also leave behind a sticky mess. Instead of just having your family member or friend use their drink on a paper towel, make it fun and unique with Playstation coasters. Playstation fans will appreciate these coasters that depict triangles, circles, squares, and Xs -- all the shapes found on the Playstation controller. These themed coasters will help keep tables clean while reinforcing the gaming-first environment of their playing space.
7. SkyLite 2.0
To truly elevate your gamer’s digital experience, help them transform their entire atmosphere into a glowing galaxy right in their own room. The BlissLights Evolve shines striking stars among drifting nebula clouds that will get the player in the right zone to take down the boss level. They won’t even have to get up to adjust the settings. With just a tap on their smartphone, they can change the colors, patterns, and brightness. It’ll be like they stepped right into their own video game story.
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8. Funko Pops
You know those big-headed, solid-eyed figures of popular movies, shows, and video games? They’re Funko Pops, they’re everywhere, and they are here to stay. Whether your gamer already has a giant collection of these figures or you’re looking to give them their very first, your family member or friend will love one that resembles their favorite video game character. From Star Wars and Pokémon to Mortal Kombat and Fortnite, there’s a video game Funko Pop calling your gamer’s name.
9. Themed keychains
A Funko Pop isn’t the only gift that can bring your gamer’s favorite video game avatar directly into the real world. Themed keychains come in a variety of sizes, styles, materials, shapes, and of course characters. Some can even be personalized with colors and names. These perfect stocking stuffers are small enough to fit in any size stocking you hang on the mantel. Your gamer will rock Pokémon, Mario Kart, or Harry Potter anywhere they go.
10. Blue light blocking glasses
Gaming accessories go far beyond the common gifts of a mouse, chair, and headset. Think outside the box and surprise the person you care about with a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. Staring at a screen for long periods of time can cause some discomforting symptoms. These special glasses help to alleviate headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes all caused by excessive screen usage. Now your gamer can fight the aliens without straining their eyes.
11. Retro Game Boy
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone makes new memories, relieves old ones, and continues family traditions. You can spark a sense of nostalgia for your adult gamer, by making them feel like they’re back in grade school, opening up their very first Game Boy. Retro Game Boys were many players' very first introduction into the gaming universe. Let them rekindle the joy of where it all started with one of the many colorful handhelds.
12. Retro Tamagotchi
Talk about a nostalgia rush! Retro Tamagotchis are another blast from the past that long-time gamers will not only enjoy but appreciate. These little pets were all the rage in the late 90s and early 2000s. Although they are way less advanced than PC or online gaming, with only three buttons to control a limited number of actions, they can keep your gamer entertained for hours. For an extra bonus, you can enhance the player's experience by giving them a Star Wars, PAC-MAN, or Kamen Rider-themed pocket pal.
13. Vintage gaming consoles and controllers
Wireless controllers, top-rate graphics, incredible speed -- the gaming systems you’ll find today are leaps and bounds beyond what gamers played with just a decade or two ago. For a loved one who appreciates a good dose of nostalgia, a vintage gaming console with their favorite childhood game and wired controllers can be a meaningful gift. Transport them right back to childhood with an N64, Sega Genesis, or even a re-release of Nintendo classics -- complete with the old-school wired controllers.
14. Nintendo switch game storage case
Gamers who play on a Nintendo switch can bring their games with them wherever they go. While this is a fantastic benefit, it also means there is a higher chance of them losing those small game cartridges. Help them stay organized with a Nintendo switch game storage case. They can keep all of their games together, safe and protected from scratches without having to worry about losing any – as long as they don’t misplace the case, of course.
Give the gift of entertainment with BlissLights
Gamers spend hours every day trying to get to the next level – so why shouldn’t they have a gaming set-up to make their experience extraordinary? The holidays are the perfect time to give them an accessory that can completely change how they feel while playing. BlissLights is a game-changer for those who want to be submerged into the action-packed adventures of their characters. Browse the BlissLights collection to find the best stocking stuffer for your loved ones to experience their favorite hobby in a whole new way.
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