Legend has it that there’s more to videogames than the games themselves. Dig a little deeper and there’s a whole world of merchandise and collectibles that the gamer in your life (or you) will covet.
So without further delay, here’s a big fat list of present ideas for either you, or to get a gamer friend of yours this Christmas – and there will be no actual games or consoles on here, because that’d be obvious.
TurtleBeach Stealth 350VR
£59.99. Perfect for immersive surround sound, and works particularly well with PlayStation VR. Buy them here.
Bethesda Fallout 4 Power Armor 15 Inch Figure
£399.99. You have to really love someone if you’re keen on picking up this pricey collectible. Grab it here, if you fart money.
Question Block Light
£18.99. For the friend in your life who loves Mario and is scared of the dark. Pick one up for yourself here.
£7.99. If you can’t afford a PlayStation 4 Pro, just get this mug. Next best thing. Kind of. Get one here – though tea is sold separately.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture: PlayStation 4 Original Soundtrack OST (2LP) – Exclusive Gold Coloured Vinyl
£24.99. One of the best soundtracks of 2016, this is a real collectors item, with only 500 around. You can get one over here, while stocks last.
Gameboy Style Coaster
£1.50. A great little stocking filler for any Nintendo fans out there. Why not grab one here?
Skyrim Christmas Jumper
£34.99. Be the cosiest Dovahkiin around with this awesome (and official) Skyrim jumper. Fast travel over here and nab one.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
£55.99. A great gift for anyone into the eSports or PC gaming scene, one of the best (and most affordable) mice on the market. Click this way for one.
Witcher Wolf Pendant
£12.49. Now you too, can be a Witcher. Enjoy being a sterile and emotionless douche, I guess. You can get one here.
Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End Nathan Drake Pop! Vinyl Figure
£10.99. Until Nolan North agrees to be my best friend, this is the closest I’ll ever get to Nathan Drake. It’s worth mentioning that Pop! actually do a pretty massive range of this kind of figure from across all manner of games. Buy him here.
Usually between £10 to £15 each. Because let’s face it – there is a Nintendo fan in your life that gobbles these up like they’re made of crack. I won’t leave a link, since the fuckers are everywhere.
God Of War 7-Inch “Ultimate Kratos” Figure
£30. Remember kids, it’s not a toy… it’s a collectible. And that’s why you can’t play with it. Get it here.
Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics Arkham Origins Batman Cowl Prop Replica
£999.99. Let’s be honest: No fucker is getting this for Christmas, but it’s nice to look at. Splash out over here, if you fancy.
NES Classic Mini
£50. Well, you’re looking at £50 if Nintendo get their shit together and manage to meet demand by Christmas. If not, filthy scalpers will ensure you pay well over twice that amount.
I’d leave a link, but the fuckers are like gold dust right now – you’ll be lucky to grab one at a reasonable price.
Razer BlackWidow Chroma
£129.99. Razer’s BlackWidow Chroma Mechanical keyboard is one of the best around, and looks pretty fucking groovy to boot. Treat yo self here.
Dark Horse Deluxe Video Game Statues
£39.99. Dark Horse Deluxe offers a rather lovely range of collectible models, such as Link and Geralt – pictured above striking their own heroic poses. Check ’em out here.
Jinx Witcher 3 Geralt
£34.49. If you’re in the market for a Geralt figure (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then there’s also this less ‘serious’ alternative from Jinx – you can find him over here.
$14.99 (so about £12). These light up pixel friends look great on or off, though they obviously look especially cool turned on in a darkened room. Check out their wonderful website over here.
The Art of The Last of Us
£22.78. Any book that collects videogame art and gives us an insight into the creative process is always a win, and since Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is one of the most beautiful and creative games around, this tome is a must for any fan. Find it here.
£8.40. A great – and stylish – way to carry round all that money you probably won’t have after Christmas. Check it out.
Monopoly – Pokemon Kanto Edition
£29.99. At this moment in time there are probably more themed Monopoly boards on the planet than people, but this Pokemon version really is awesome – not least because it’s packed with references to the original games – you can find one here.
Just so you know, you can contact me over Twitter to get my address and send me over whichever of the above gifts you want. Thanks in advance.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.