Christmas is coming – you know, that time of year where we all spend money on tat for each other.
Of course, we love tat. Sure, big, expensive gifts that we actually want are cool and all. But nothing can be the surprise of random stuff you didn’t ask for. You know what I’m talking about; the cheap bits and bobs you find in your stocking.
We’ve rounded up some gaming-related gifts, all costing under £10, and all of which will make the perfect stocking filler (or Secret Santa gift) for someone you know who loves their video games.
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Controller-Shaped Chocolate, £5.95
It might not be an official controller that we recognise, but when you’re eating it, who cares? This is 70 grams of premium chocolate, shaped like a game pad. Chocolate makes the perfect stocking filler anyway, and novelty chocolate is all the more fun.
Heat-Changing Game Boy Mug, £8.99
When it’s not in use, or filled with a cold drink, the screen of this Game Boy-themed mug is blank. But put a hot drink in there, and the screen comes to life, complete with a scene from Super Mario Bros. It’s the perfect coffee or tea companion for any gamer, and the perfect stocking filler gift.
PlayStation Coasters, £8.99
So you’ve got a gaming-themed mug. You’re going to need some gaming-themed coasters to go with them. These PlayStation coasters do the job perfectly, emblazoned with Sony’s signature symbols.
Controller-Shaped Pencil Case, £6.95
We admit it’s a bit of a weird shape for a pencil case, but this controller-themed zip pouch, complete with ‘EPIC GAMER’ label, is adorable. Keep your stationery in it, use it for snacks or accessories – whatever you want. It’s even big enough to put your controller itself in there if you want somewhere to keep it free of dust. Perfect.
2 Pairs of Gaming Socks, £7.99
No gamer wants to deal with cold feet. And so, gaming-themed socks make the perfect stocking filler. We love this set of two pairs, one saying “I’m Gaming, Do Not Disturb” and the other saying “Eat Sleep Game Repeat”. Delightful! Even better, they come in a really nice gift box, meaning you don’t even have to wrap them up. Win-win.