What To Buy A Gamer This Christmas

What To Buy A Gamer This Christmas

Choosing the right Christmas gift for a self-professed “gamer” is surprisingly tricky: there are so many video games, toys, clothes, books and doodads on offer that you’re completely spoiled for choice. Luckily for you, Lifehacker has sifted through this sea of electronica to bring you a definitive list of awesome gaming goodies: from video game soundtracks to Super Mario Bros socks. We’ve also included links to where you can buy this stuff online.

As with out previous gift guide, you can click on the below prices to go to the online store. (There’s currently a little over three weeks before Christmas, so any gifts you order should arrive on time — if you act fast. Good luck!)


Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition [$75]

If you know any Zelda fans who also happen to love Monopoly, this gift is a no-brainer. The gameboard spaces are all based on Hyrule locations while the houses and hotels are replaced with Deku sprouts and Deku trees. But the best bit are the specialised game pieces which include the Hylian Shield, Triforce symbol, Boomerang, Slingshot and Bow.

Game Of Thrones (Multi-platform)

Game Of ThronesGame Of Thrones

Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)

Dynasty WarriorsThe Legend Of Zelda

Grand Theft Auto V [PS4, Xbox One]

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection [Xbox One]

Lord Of The Rings: Shadow Of Mordor [Multi-platform]

Lord Of The Rings

Dragon Age Inquisition: Inquisitor’s Edition [$93]

Little Big Planet 3 [PS4, PS3]

Remote Play GCM10 Control Mount [$38.99]

GCM10 Control Mount


TMNT Krang T-Shirt [$34]


Black Milk Mass Effect N7 “Wet Look” Leggings [$85]

Say What Again! T-Shirt [$23.57]

Pulp Fiction

Portal 2 Inter-Spatial Portal Earrings [$12.99 ]

Super Mario Bros Warp Zone Socks [$12]

Portal Chell Romper Suit [$79.99]

Portal 2

Classic Arcade Wristwatch [$24.99]


Nintendo Power Glove Oven Mitt [$39]


8-Bit Treasure Chest [$29.99]

Game Of Thrones Legacy Collection [From $28]

Game Of Thrones

Remote-controlled Pac-Man and Ghost Racers [$44.99]


Minecraft Light-Up Torch [$17.99]


Doom Cacodemon Plush [$15]


Mass Effect Bobble Heads [$7.99]


Console Wars by Blake J Harris [$28.25]

Console Wars

The Art of Naughty Dog [$42.90]

Crash BandicootThe Last Of Us

Cosplay World [$28]

Nigri by Larry Alan [$40]

The Art of Alien: Isolation [$41]


Halo 2 Anniversary Digital Soundtrack [$21.99]

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The Music of Grand Theft Auto V collection [$55]

Alto C Ocarina Flute [$17]

The Lengend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Extravagant (over $100)

Fallout Vault-Tec Aviator Watch [$265]

Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device [$119]

Loot Crate [From $27 per month]

Nintendo 3DS Retro NES Edition [$299]

Dragonborn Metal Print [$275]

First 4 Figures Tanooki Suit Mario Statue [$129.99]

Assassin’s Creed Altair cosplay costume [$168]

Shenmue Ryo Statue [$169.99]

Shenmue Shenmue III

Sonic Screwdriver Official Replica [$1800]

Doctor Who


  • Black Milk Mass Effect N7 “Wet Look” Leggings [$18]

    You got me super excited when I saw the price (the better half has had her eye on these for a while). But, they’re actually $85, the $18 is for international shipping. Pretty hard to justify $85 on novelty leggings…

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s multiplayer still doesn’t work after 3 weeks so it isn’t a good gift for a lot of people

    Nintendo 3DS Retro NES Edition
    The inside is pretty crap. It’s just grey and not designed like the NES controller.

    • Pretty hard to make the inside look like the original when it is so different ie with the screen, button layout, joystick etc etc etc etc etc etc

      • Not really. Add the black overlay with the blue trim around the bottom screen. Make the Select, Home and Start buttons blue with red font.

  • Cheers Jager. Just purchased that Zelda Monopoly game for my sister. Will now be scouring the site for a few other things too. Love it when a gift guide has the goods!

  • Ordered a 3 month sub for loot crate recently, just waiting on my first shipment. But you got the value wrong. The price quoted is correct for Australia but the $40 value is in US dollars. The correct value should be $40 x. Whatever exchange rate they use.

  • I got lucky and grabbed the DA:Inquisition box thing for 1c. Turns out EB had sold all their Deluxe edition copies of the games that go with them so when the poor overworked girl looked for the SKU she couldn’t find it – and decided she’d let me have it if I bought the normal game (which I’d been holding out on). She even price matched down to $68. Not bad,

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