With Black Friday behind us, the holiday season is officially here, and that means gift shopping for those people near and dear to your heart. This week we’ll be highlighting some great buys for the people in your life who enjoy anime, video games and tech.
Today, let’s look at some great gaming deals for that special someone! Click on the vendor link to go straight to the item.
Playstation 4 Gold Wireless Headset ($79 – Amazon)
I recently mentioned these beauties in my Black Friday article, but it’s worth mentioning again: even at full price this headset is a great buy. Quality sound, comfort and wireless chat makes this a great purchase for any gamer – especially those who enjoy playing particularly loud games that result in your living room sounding like a warzone. A simple USB dongle and a flip of the switch and all that noise disappears, and works to immerse the gamer even more in their own little universe.
Dualshock 4 Dual Charger ($23 – Amazon)
A great accessory for PS4 owners, this charging station conveniently charges two controllers at the same time, and pretty quickly at that. Rather than constantly having cables hanging out of the PS4, this device could help clean their station up a bit, and provide utility at the same time.
Ukiyo-e Heroes – Video Game Inspired Japanese Woodblock Prints ($35-135+ – Ukiyo-e)
There’s nothing quite like a traditional Japanese woodblock print, and Ukiyo-e heroes takes this medium and turns it on its head with video game inspired artwork. A great choice for the gamer in your life who can also appreciate Japanese culture and artwork.
Retro Duo Twin Video Game System or Classic Systems ($45+ – Amazon)
Is your gamer immersed in everything current gen? PS4, Xbox One, Wii U…their hardware is the latest and greatest. How about a trip back in time? The Retro Duo Twin Video Game System allows gamers to play classic Super Nintendo and Nintendo games if they are lacking the original consoles themselves. While this console provides one option, searching ebay, garage sales and swap meets might land you an original, which would be even better.
“Drink Nuka Cola” Shirt ($20 – TeeFury)
Fallout 4 is the most talked about game right now, and if your gamer is currently absorbed into its vast universe, they will appreciate this reference more than you know.
Xbox Live/PS Plus Membership ($50-60 – Amazon)
A good standby for any gamer is a subscription to their relevant console. PS Plus and Xbox live both offer their own incentives and benefits, but more importantly the majority of online play is only possible with a membership, so if your gamer is running low on time, what better gift than the promise of a whole year of gaming mayhem?
Amiibos ($10+ – Amazon)
Shortly after the arrival of the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, Amiibos were released as a way of adding depth and play-time to one of the blockbuster titles on the system. Since then, Amiibos utility has expanded to multiple titles on the Wii U, sometimes providing additional content or enhancing the game in other ways. A great buy, and well priced as a stocking stuffer!
Console Bundle ($300-400+ – Amazon)
Of course at the top of the budget is gifting your gamer an entirely new experience. Spent the last year pleading for an Xbox One? The holiday season gives you the opportunity to pick up the console and some sweet goodies at some of the best prices of the year. While most of the deals have come and gone, you’ll be hard pressed to be paying more than $350 for a brand new console and at least one game bundled with it.
That’s it for today’s recommendations! Check back on Thursday for some recommendations for the tech junkie in the family!