Video game gifts are easy to find during the holiday season, but if you’re anything like me, shopping for the holidays can feel way too stressful than it actually is. If you’re looking for some last minute stocking stuffers for your favorite gamer, here’s our top five selection:
Pokemon TCG: Booster Packs
It’s no secret: There has been an explosion of interest in Pokemon trading cards in just the past few months. Thanks to influencers and long-time collectors, the value of the cards found in booster packs both new and old are beginning to rise. If you need a quick stocking stuffer, encouraging an updated collection of favorite Pokemon is perfect!
Vivid Voltage, the latest English release, placed the spotlight on familiar Pokemon like the Rainbow Pikachu VMAX as well as gorgeous Amazing Rare cards such as Rayquaza and Raikou.
It’s your favorite digital pet to neglect! As one of the biggest trends in the 90s, Tamagotchi is making a nostalgic comeback (much like the base set of Pokemon cards). You can still find a collection of different kinds of Tamagotchi at places like Amazon, and more upcoming releases are being scheduled for specific events.
Tamagotchi and PAC-MAN are teaming up to release a new digital pet in honor of PAC-MAN’s 40th Anniversary celebration. While this specific Tamagotchi won’t be available until early next year, you can purchase other types of pets, including the Fairy and Magic Collections.
Every gamer room has to have something awesome to display and Funko Pop Vinyls are the perfect collector’s holiday gift. 2020 has been slammed with an incredible line of new releases, including a Pokemon collection, Johnny Silverhand from Cyberpunk 2077, and Master Chief from Halo. However, there are also numerous selections of characters from various anime like My Hero Academia as well as your favorite heroes and villains from Marvel and DC.
PlayStation Plus Gift Card
Gift cards are always the best stocking stuffers, and with the new PS5 console out (if you were able to find one), you can’t go wrong with a new PlayStation Plus gift card. General PlayStation gift cards are available at different tiers, including $10, $20, and $50. PlayStation Plus cards unlock access to online multiplayer, free monthly games and exclusive discounts. PS Plus cards come in tiers as well, with a one month, three month, and 12 month membership.
Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Color is the ultimate nostalgic gift, especially if you combine it with a cute Tamagotchi and some Pokemon cards. Much like the other 90s hits listed above, interest in the GBC has begun to rise, with many sellers offering customized handhelds with backlit LCD kits.
8BitAesthetics is a company that specializes in customized retro consoles, including the Game Boy Color. In addition, they even make custom video game cartridges for titles like Pokemon Red and Blue (with the actual game installed). If someone you know is looking for a way to genuinely revisit their favorite classic games, a modified console is the perfect holiday gift!