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    46 Awesome Gifts For Video Game-Lovers

    Get ready to level up your gift-giving game.

    Do you live with someone who looks just like this?

    If you're in the same boat as me, get ready to dive deep into the brain of a gamer while you shop for some last-minute treasures.

    1. A Nintendo Switch, so any gamer can socialize as much (or as little) as they want from the comfort of their own couch.

    2. Speaking of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this game is a must-have for any '90s kid who is still wants to destroy their friends in hand-to-hand combat.

    3. A carrying case, because if you're already gifting a Switch and games to your BFF, you might as well make sure it's protected.

    4. A set of Triforce string lights that can be used for holiday decor or as a year-round accent in any gamer's room.

    5. A poster that perfectly depicts the phrase any Fortnite player utters at least 20x per gaming session.

    6. An exciting game that proves you're never too old (or too young) to become a Pokémon trainer.

    7. A pair of Kingdom Hearts pajama pants for your gamer BFF who has been patiently waiting for the new version of the game to drop.

    8. An HDMI splitter, so they don''t need to fumble with any cables when they want to switch between their PS4 or Xbox.

    9. A Togepi cross-body bag that will go with your gamer friend everywhere just like Misty's does in the game.

    10. A game controller bath bomb sure to take your loved one's soak to the ~next level~.

    11. A coffee table book about the history of Hyrule, because the Zelda fan in your life would easily pay all their rupees to get their hands on it.

    12. A nostalgic Nintendo 64 soap cartridge that doesn't need to be blown on in order to function correctly.

    13. A Minecraft torch USB charger, so your gaming-obsessed friend will have their own endless power source.

    14. A gaming mouse that will give your buddy such an advantage on their opponents they'll be shouting, "TAKE THAT, SUCKAAAS" in their sleep.

    15. An Oculus Go headset to transport any devoted gamer to a virtual world — their playtime will never be the same.

    16. An Overwatch duffel bag that will let everyone at the gym know your gamer friend means business (that is, if they can tear themselves away from their screen long enough to get a work out in).

    17. A Zelda enamel pin, also known as the most appropriate accessory and stocking stuffer for any fan of the classic game.

    18. A gaming chair that is so comfortable your BFF can happily destroy their character's life on The Sims for hours and hours without getting a sore back.

    19. A Snorlax beanbag chair, for your Pokémon-loving pal who could use some downtime.

    20. A hilarious "blow me" cartridge pin that will have any gamer giggling and adding it to their jean jacket with pride.

    21. A Fallout throw blanket, so your friend will be warm 'n' toasty while strategizing to survive in the aftermath of a virtual nuclear war.

    22. A 1,000-piece video game-themed puzzle that will give your significant other a good reason to step away from the video games and bond with you.

    23. A Fallout toothbrush holder, because even the most committed of gamers should hit pause in the name of dental hygiene.

    24. A set of Mario Kart pins that will leave your recipient's heart racing as if they just came in first on Rainbow Road.

    25. A delicate Triforce ring, so you can say, "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!" when you gift it to your Zelda-obsessed friend.

    26. A gaming keyboard that is ultra-slim and features a fun rainbow backlight that will make any gamer say, "Ooooh!"

    27. A Street Fighter keychain, for the person in your family who has been gaming hardcore since the '80s.

    28. A witty T-shirt that'll get any fan of Animal Crossing hyped to spend all their bells at Nook's.

    29. An Overwatch beanie, so your friend can put their love for their favorite game on display all winter long.

    30. A special Spider-Man PS4 bundle that will very likely bring the gamer in your home to tears.

    31. A Super Mario mushroom lamp to ~power up~ anyone's gaming environment.

    32. A Cana Kit Raspberry Pi, so the nerdiest (and smartest) of all your gaming friends can literally build their own mini computer.

    33. A ceramic Bulbasaur planter that is handmade, adorable, and certainly doesn't ~succ~.

    34. A Kingdom Hearts dad hat for a subtle shout-out to your loved one's favorite Disney video game.

    35. A pair of Pacman earrings that anyone who appreciates old-school video games will treasure.

    36. A gaming headset, so your loving significant other can tune you out and focus solely on the task at hand — becoming a Fortnite champion.

    37. A Zelda-inspired poncho that will let you profess your obsession with the game but make it ~fashun~.

    38. A Nintendo-themed Monopoly board game, so their "game night" doesn't need to involve screens.

    39. A plumbob pin that will have any fan of the classic computer game crying out in excitement in Simlish.

    40. A copy of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, for the person who loves reading almost as much as they love video games.

    41. A Crash Bandicoot Funko Pop that will bring your fellow '90s gamer right back to their childhood every time they look at it.

    42. A set of Nintendo controller cufflinks, so any gamer will feel right at home at even the classiest of affairs.

    43. A copy of God of War for PlayStation 4, because it won Game of the Year and anyone who knows anything about video games will be clamoring to get their hands on it.

    44. A scratch-off poster featuring 100 video games that should be on any gamer's bucket list.

    45. A pocket-sized arcade game so gaming enthusiasts can take their favorite classic with them wherever they go.

    46. And a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses, because if your friend is gaming as much as I think they are they should definitely have a pair of these to help prevent eye strain.

    If you're lucky enough, the gamer in your life might even hit pause to say "thanks!" for the awesome gifts. Don't hold your breath, though.