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How to Find the Perfect Gifts for Your Gaming Friends
Here are 8 tips I’ve gained over the years while shopping for my closest gaming friends.
This is more than just a gift list, here are some tried and tested techniques to help you find amazing gifts for your virtual gaming buddies.
I love giving gifts. Christmas is my favorite time of the year because I really like surprising my friends and loved ones. But when it comes to friends playing online, you may have to go some creative ways to surprise them, especially when you may not know their postal address.
It’s also never too early to start buying Christmas gifts (or at least come up with ideas), especially this year when supply chain and shipping issues are hanging over our heads. If you wait until the end of November / December, you will find that your options may be more limited and that physical gifts may not arrive on time. So don’t hesitate.
Here are some tips I’ve collected over the years to shop for some of my closest gamer friends, even if you don’t know their address.
Tip #1: Broaden your horizons
Of course, you should start with the gift guides for the specific game or platform they like to start your brainstorming session.
Here are some specific gift guides to help you get started:
But don’t just play games. Even though all you are doing is playing Destiny 2 together, that doesn’t mean your options are limited to that game. Also think about:
- Gadgets from their favorite streamer or esports team (be extremely sneaky and determine the size of their shirt in an unpretentious conversation about shirts)
- Snacks and drinks you know they like while gaming (sometimes the best holiday gift is to order a pizza with your favorite toppings for your best gaming buddy)
- Listen to unintentional clues like their mouse pad is very old or disgusting