Gamers are a unique bunch and have their own social circles, lingo, and apparel. Yet every holiday, we often get overlooked as mom gives us yet another Mr. Rogers sweater and dad fills our stocking with tube socks. Grandma then comes along with another horrible sweater-sweatshirt-somethorother with a lot of spangles and a picture of Rudolph that looks like a 3-year-old drew it (and not in that cool Picasso kinda way either).
Ahh, the Holidays. Filled with faked smiles and “thanks yous” for gifts that, since they have no tags for return, will just clutter the closet for a couple of years until people have forgotten about them enough that you feel safe dumping them on the hapless local thrift store.
But wait! All is not lost! Here’s 3 awesome gifts you can get (or give) for the Holidays to keep you and your gamer friends happy. Feel free to print it out and leave it somewhere conspicuous for family and friends to “stumble” upon as well.
Every game has them and thousands of independent (and likely quasi-legal) shirt printers are out there making cool gamer gear. From the Guardians and Defiant RIFT wear to the “It’s a Wookie Thang” Star Wars throwback, there’s a shirt out there for your gamer.
Browse through CafePress.com and Zazzle.com for some of the coolest player-created offerings to start.
Are you a closet gamer? Wear a suit and tie during the day and look all professional? Don’t want people to know that inside, you’re really a pink-haired WOW freak? Fret not, my friend, you can deck out your gaming system with cool gear and satisfy your inner gamer. From the Conan-themed mouse pad to the Star Wars: The Old Republic keyboard set, there is something cool for your machine. Heck, even a World of Tanks tanker headset can be found if you look hard enough.
No matter the game, there’s something for your desktop (literally) that will go with it.
Can you imagine wearing faux-leather armor at 2 in the morning and walking through a graveyard to be ambushed by orcs as you wield your mighty foam sword? If you can not only imagine this, but have actually done it, then you are probably familiar with LARP. If not.. well, maybe you should Google it.
LARPers will be overjoyed at the sheer number of available gear that’s out there this year. Conan sword? Check. Ever Quest II gnomish battle axe? Yep. Lord of the Rings Online Riders of Rohan battle armor? Right oh. Ultra-skimpy Final Fantasy elf underthings? Er..
Pick a game, any game, and search for LARP gear to go with it. Chances are it’s out there.
If none of those ship in time, you can pick one of our strategy guides – we offer instant delivery for forgetful friends and family and their loved ones .