This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. I have a teenage son. When he isn’t doing schoolwork or chores, he is in his man cave playing video games. He is a gamer. He has an online community he plays games with. He is serious about his favorite hobby. When it comes to the holidays, he is pretty easy to buy for. Do you have a gamer in your home? Here are five gift ideas your gamer will love!
My son has always enjoyed figuring things out. He loves puzzles and to take things apart and put them back together again. We can buy him a video game and he will be playing it like an expert within a few hours. Because his tastes are simple and revolve around gaming, buying for him is a no brainer! If you have a guy on your list that considers himself a gamer, I have some great gift ideas your gamer will love!
- A Gaming Chair: I have been told when you are comfortable, you play better! A few years ago, we got Henry a nice gaming chair. It is padded, has built-in speakers and rocks. It has been one of his favorite gifts he has ever received.
- A Good Headset: We learned from trial and error, the best headset to buy our gamer. Your first impulse may be to buy the less expensive unit with the plastic headpiece. Trust me. Spend another $10-$15 and get a headset with a padded headpiece. The plastic unit breaks easily and is uncomfortable when worn for an extended period of time.
- Virtual Reality Headset: This is pretty new, so I don’t know much about it. We are getting Henry one for Christmas. It is not the uber expensive unit from Playstation. We are getting the more affordable headset (most under $50) that works with your smartphone.
- Gaming Merchandise: There are a ton of cool gaming merch available for your gamer. You can get a Tetris coffee cup that changes color, a Minecraft hoodie, a COD tee or a Super Mario inspired light up star. Prices range from $5 and up.
- Video Games: Need I say more? Once your gamer conquers his favorite game, he is ready for a new game. That is why Henry always gets a handful of his favorite video games to start the new year off with a challenge.
This year, Activision has some great games for the gamer on your list. Henry is getting the hottest games; Skylanders Imaginators and Destiny – The Collection. For the adult gamer on your list, they have Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare available.
Destiny – The Collection: is an all-access pass to one of the best-selling franchises in video game history, packing two years of content into one epic offering, including the new Rise of Iron expansion. It is rated “T” for teen and is available PlayStation®4 and Xbox One® for $59.99.
Skylanders Imaginators: empowers players to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylander character, plus support of all 300+ Skylanders from previous games. The game will also feature Sensei toys and characters including this year’s guest stars Crash Bandicoot, Dr. Neo Cortex and Kaos. Fans can also create on-the-go with the free Skylanders Creator App (select iOS and Android devices), offering the same in-game character creation tools plus the option to bring creations to life as a t-shirt, 2-D playable card, or a fully playable 3-D printed Skylanders Imaginators toy!
It is recommended for ages 6-12 and is available on Wii U®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One® and Xbox 360®. iOS and Android devices for Skylanders Creator App. The prices range from $74.99 (Skylanders Imaginators – Standard Edition); $99.99 (Skylanders Imaginators – Dark or Crash Editions); Skylanders Creator App (Free)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: explores the weight of wartime leadership and responsibilities. Players take the role of Captain Reyes via the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships – ultimately leading coalition force remnants against a relentless enemy across the vast expanse of our solar system beyond Earth. The campaign features performances from Kit Harington and Conor McGregor. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also deliver a robust multiplayer mode, and a unique cooperative zombies experience. It is recommended for ages 17+ and is available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One® and PC. Prices range from $59.99 (Standard Edition); $99.99 (Digital Deluxe); $79.99 (Legacy Edition); $119.99 (Legacy Pro Edition).
Do you have a gamer on your holiday gift list? What are you planning to give them?