Perfect Last-Minute Gifts for Gamers

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Sometimes life gets in the way and you run out of time to get everyone on your list a nice gift for Christmas.

Worry not. We’ve all been there. You’ve grabbed gifts for your sister, your nan, your dad, but you’ve forgotten Bobby the barber or your old friend Gemma. Thankfully, the internet is a wonderful place full of great last-minute ideas. If Bobby or Gemma happen to be gamers, even better; we’ve put together a quick list of some things that would be perfect last-minute gifts for any gamer.

We hope this helps in your shopping adventures!

This feature was originally published in December 2020.

Gaming Gift Cards

PlayStation Gift Card

It can be difficult to come up with good games to get for your friends when you’re not sure what they already have. That’s why it’s safe to get them a gift card. It might not be quite as thoughtful, but it tells your friend that you know they game a lot and you want to be sure to not get them something they already have. Whether they have PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch or PC, there’s options for you.

All of these gift cards are available in various amounts, so you can choose how much you’d like to give. They’re available digitally, too, so you can print one off if you’re really in a hurry.

Next Day Delivery Items on Amazon Prime

Browsing Amazon can be either a chore or a fun time depending on your mood. If you do manage to do a deep dive on the website, you can find some pretty cool things that might just be perfect for the gamer in your life. Some of these items are great, cheap, last-minute things to throw under the tree if you’re under pressure, but there are also quite a few nicer gifts as well if you don’t want to get your friend or family member any old tat.

You’ll need an Amazon Prime membership to make use of next day delivery, though. Browse the rest of our gift guides here for more ideas.

Gaming Subscriptions

In the same vein as gift cards, a gaming subscription can make the perfect gift for gamers. They’re the gift that keeps on giving! Subscriptions are a wonderful way to ensure that the gamer in your life is spoiled with games, digital content and online gaming all year round. (Similar to the gift cards, you don’t have to purchase a subscription for an entire year; they are often also available in 3-month or 6-month increments).

The All-Powerful Amazon Gift Card

Amazon Gift Card

We get it. The holidays are a hectic time for everyone. When it’s all said and done, it’s the thought the counts and your friends will understand if you decide to get them an Amazon gift card. As we’ve discussed already, gift cards are the perfect way to allow your friends or family to get what they want. It’s safe, it’s easy and it’s very nice. With an Amazon gift card your loved ones can get whatever their heart desires. These gift cards can have almost any amount you want on them from $1 – $2,000.

The Last Minute Regift

Regifting in Animal Crossing

And finally, we’ve come to our conclusion. It’s Christmas Eve. You’ve finally purchased your loved ones their gifts and you’re leaning back on your sticky leather couch to watch the sing-along version of The Sound of Music. Your phone rings. It’s your cousin Tony. Tony says he’s got something for you. But, damn, you didn’t get him anything. What do you know about Tony? You know he eats a roast beef sandwich every single day while watching re-runs of Frasier. You also know he’s got a PlayStation and likes to game. You’ve got an extra copy of DOOM sitting on your coffee table that you’ve never opened.

That’s right folks, it’s time to regift.

There’s no shame in the regift. In fact, wouldn’t you rather that copy of DOOM find a new home with someone who will love and cherish it? We know we would. And that’s the most rewarding part of the regift. Giving your unloved items a second chance to be loved.

Merry Christmas, Tony.

Looking for more holiday gift ideas? You can see all of our gift guides by clicking here.