Gaming is a thriving industry worldwide, with a record-breaking number of people playing video games with many taking up the newest Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. There is genuine excitement in the gaming community about what gamers can look forward to in 2021 and beyond, from new skill-based games at online casinos to new gaming-related gear with a retro look or upgrades to professional kit. To help you find a gift for the gamer in your life, here are five unique gift ideas.
Retro GameCube Controller
Perfect for those who have been gaming on Nintendo Switch, the officially licensed wireless Pro-style controller with ergonomics and layout of the original classic design would make a great gift. Released in Australia in May 2002, the new controller is available in different colours and would make a fabulous 25th wedding anniversary gift for your spouse. They can play their favourite Nintendo Switch games thanks to the addition of system buttons for compatibility across all Nintendo Switch games. They can enjoy 30 hours of gameplay on two AA batteries.
Pro Gaming Headset
A new Pro Gaming Headset would be an excellent addition to any gaming setup. Gift a headset that is universally compatible with all of their favourite platforms, working seamlessly with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and any other device that allows a 3.5mm audio jack. A pro gaming headset should provide incredible audio as they will want to hear every footstep, movement and gunshot from opponents so they can accurately calculate their exact positions and so improve their play and increase their enjoyment of CS:GO, Fortnite or other online titles.
PlayStation Plus subscription
An annual PlayStation Plus subscription is a great gift for those who enjoy gaming with a PS4 or PS5. The subscription will improve the gaming experience as you can play favourite games online and connect with others to compete in PlayStation classics such as Unchartered, Star Wars: Battlefront and many others. There are free games offered each month and a huge library of games that is constantly growing. PlayStation Plus also provides cloud storage, making it easy to save games and character profiles.
Dual Charging Stand Kit
If you are both keen gamers, each having a fully charged controller to hand at any time makes for entertainment any time you want. Gift a dual-sharing standing kit for Xbox or PlayStation controllers that will simultaneously charge two controllers within a couple of hours. With a simple design, integrated connectors and a red light that shows when charging and a blue light when complete, charging two controllers has never been simpler.
Atari Vacation in Vegas
If you want to be generous with your gift to the gamer in your life, book a vacation at the Atari Hotel in Las Vegas when it opens in 2022. The hotel aims to combine the brand’s retro appeal with video game-centric hospitality when it opens. The building will have a neon-accented take on the A-shaped Atari logo, with a planned aesthetic mixing cyberpunk dystopia and ’80s-era nostalgia.
Bonus: Geeky Gamer Shirt
A nice shirt is always a welcome gift, especially if it’s got a cool print and is made of super comfortable material. If you’re thinking of giving the gamer in your life a simple gift, one of the best places to start looking is this Australian clothing brand, which sells curated graphic tees, hoodies, tote bags, and more designed by their in-house artists and indie artists around the world. Their graphic T-shirts are made of combed cotton, which is leagues better than your average cotton. They’re also ethically sourced, and the designs are printed using eco-friendly ink pigments, making for a great, guilt-free gift for anyone!