39 Unique Gifts on Etsy That Will Make Your Gamer Cheer

All you need to press play on a happy holiday

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It’s no secret: gamers like holiday gatherings as much as cats like baths. They’re never really thrilled to be there even if some take it better than others. So what ultimately makes them go? The promise of gaming-related gifts; the best way to fill them full of cheer.

Of course, buying gifts for gamers can be problematic. First, they’re incredibly expensive. $500 for a PS5? They might as well ask for a Lamborghini. There are also limited gift options, so there’s a high chance somebody else will give them the same thing you do. What are they gonna do with a second copy of Cyberpunk 2077? The same thing they do with the first copy: return it.

Don’t worry! I’ve compiled the perfect list of gifts for gamers just for you, from wrappable presents to stocking stuffers, all at an affordable price. The best part is, you won’t find any of this swag in stores. These unique gifts can only be found on Etsy. That means your gamer won’t own whatever gift you give them, and there’s no chance somebody else will give them the same gift.

So press play to make it a happy holiday with one of these 39 unique gifts on Etsy that will make your gamer cheer!

1. Video Game Rage Candle

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Let’s start with my absolute favorite, the Video Game Rage candle. If your gamer plays any multiplayer games online like Call of Duty, PUBG, or Valorant, they’ll appreciate this candle. Because you can’t control toxic gamers, but you can control how you react to them. Woosah.

2. Nintendo Switch Face Mask

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Since we’re all looking forward to wearing face masks for most of 2021, maybe some gamer style will make it easier for them! This Nintendo Switch face mask is super cute and sure to please any Nintendo fan. As long as no one tries to touch their face or…push their buttons.

3. Couples Gaming Mugs

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If you’re buying gifts for a gaming couple who are into World of Warcraft or Dungeons and Dragons, these gaming mugs are a must! You can choose from Tank, Healer, or DPS classes and His, Her, or Their pronouns for each mug.

4. Animal Crossing Leaf Ring

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This beautiful tiny leaf ring will be instantly recognizable to any fan of Animal Crossing. I’m not kidding when I say I think this one might make them cry. There’s also an equal chance they’ll wanna know what piece of furniture it represents, so be ready!

5. Dungeon Dice Wallet

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This Emmaline Necessary Wallet is made with dice themed fabric and really has it all. A twist-lock, a wrist strap, and places for your cards, cash, and phone. Whoever you give this to won’t need a purse. The super cute pattern and colors make a great statement piece for gaming dice fans.

6. Johnny Silverhand Minifigure

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For any Cyberpunk 2077 or Lego fan, this custom Johnny Silverhand Minifigure is sure to blow their mind. Come on, it’s Keanu Reeves, and everybody loves him.

7. Zagpuddle Hades 3" Sticker

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Here comes Hades, looking like the best game of 2020. The listing of this fan-made sticker says it all “Sometimes, you just gotta lay in the River Styx after a particularly disastrous run.” If they love the game they’ll love this…puddle of blood.

8. The Last of Us Part II Stickers

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While the sequel was a bit contentious, I’m sure we can all agree that The Last of Us was quite a ride. These fan-made stickers are sure to bring back a lot of memories for any fan. There’s no way you can go wrong grabbing the main characters, but why not grab them all?

9. Genshin Impact Primogem Earrings

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If your gamer plays Genshin Impact they surely know just how precious Primogems are. Now you can let your gamer know how precious they are to you by giving them some Primo bling. Also maybe buy them some real Primogems in the game too because those drop rates are brutal!

10. Among Us Plushie

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Plenty of gifts are sus, but not these Among Us Plushies! If your gamer hasn’t heard of the surprise hit game Among Us, are they really a gamer? Or are they an impostor?!

11. Final Fantasy 7 Zipper Pouch

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake was one of the most anticipated games this year and it didn’t disappoint. This cute zipper pouch is a great bet for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the series. I just wish they didn’t put Aerith so close to Sephiroth.

12. Roblox Custom Character Shirt

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If your kid plays Roblox, then I bet you play Roblox, and you’ve already recognized how amazing this custom Roblox shirt would be as a gift. This shop downloads a high-resolution version of your character and uses Direct to Garment printing to bring you a professional quality product. Your kid will be Fashion Famous in no time.

13. Valorant Charm Keychains

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These Valorant charm keychains feature adorable chibi versions of the game characters. The charm itself is both double-sided and acrylic. Find out who their main is and snag one while you can!

14. Knight Oscar’s Estus Flask Mug

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The continued popularity of the Dark Souls franchise prompted a remake of the classic game Demon’s Souls this year, keeping the series in the hearts and minds of players everywhere. If they’re a fan of the series at all they’ll appreciate getting Knight Oscar’s Estus Flask once again.

15. Untitled Goose Game Magnetic Statue

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Give the gift that keeps on honkin’. Well, not really I guess, because it doesn’t have sound. But the Untitled Goose Game magnetic statue does have all the charm of our favorite feathered friend. Reformed from a life of mischief the goose is here to be useful and hold all things metal for its owner.

16. Monster Hunter Coasters

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As the game comes to an end this year with its final update, fans will need something to remember it by. These Monster Hunter coasters are so nice they can double for wall decorations. With 71 different monsters available and corked backs, so drinks don’t slide, these are sure to be a hit with your gamer.

17. Boo Ghost Neon Light

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With what I believe is the most expensive item on this list, FanFitGaming delivers an impressive room decoration in this Boo Ghost Neon Light. Fans will recognize this icon immediately as the shy specter from Super Mario Bros. FanFitGaming also has other light options available. Check em out for an impressive gift that won’t get boos.

18. Gamers Never Die Shirt

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Does this look like a gamer outfit or what? The Gamers Never Die shirt is one of the most popular gaming shirts on Etsy with its clever in-joke. Pair that with the simple font choice, and you have a classy shirt that’s sure to please those with discerning taste.

19. Funny Gamer Sign

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This gamer sign pokes fun at the fact that gamers are primarily indoor creatures who prefer the darkness of caves to the revitalizing power of sunlight. They’ll be happy to hang it on their cave door.

20. Vertical Arcade Sign

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If your gamer isn’t into the whole self-deprecation thing and has a more upbeat and happier vibe, they’ll love this customized arcade sign. You can have their name added to it to make it extra special.

21. Among Us Hoodie

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Yep. More Among Us gifts. There’s more to come too! Do you realize how popular this game has become in 2020? We’re talking critical cultural mass people! I mean a congresswoman played the freaking game on Twitch for crying out loud. That’s how mainstream it is. Anyway, it’s cold now, so get your gamer a hoodie. And stay out of electrical!

22. Game Controller Cookies

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Grab a dozen game controller cookies and spread the love. Get a little multiplayer munching going on this holiday season. Hungry? Eat an Xbox controller.

23. Joystick Necktie

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Need a slick gift for a gaming dad? The necktie is a classic present. This time it comes patterned with some classic video game controllers dating all the way back to Atari. What’s an Atari, you ask? Ask your dad.

24. Final Fantasy Bookmark

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If you have a gamer who loves Final Fantasy and reading, you really can’t go wrong with this bookmark. Would you like to save your progress? Why yes, I would. Thank you bookmark!

25. Online Gaming Shirt

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Online gamers are a special breed. This shirt will break through their cognitive dissonance long enough to produce a hearty chuckle before they go right back to their game to complain about all of the BS preventing them from being a Pro Gamer™, like lag.

26. Video Game Ita Bag

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A gamer themed ita bag! Popular in Japan, ita bags are used to showcase badges, buttons, and other merch from whatever fandom the owner is absolutely crazy about. In this case, that would be gaming. If your gamer collects pins, stickers, or whatever else this is a great gift that will let them show it all off.

27. Hylian Shield Wooden Pin

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This wooden pin is a replica of the most recognizable shield in all of gaming: Link’s Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda. Give this to a Zelda fan to protect them from harm on their travels, like from Octoroks or something.

28. Video Game Controller Cuff Links

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Gamers I know aren’t normally big fans of dressing up, but you can make it a lot more bearable by gifting them these sweet video game controller cuff links. They’re laser cut from cherry wood and backed with silver or bronze metal. No joke, these are nice.

29. Among Us Keychain

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I told you there’d be more Among Us merch. Make sure your gamer gets all their tasks done and never loses their keys with this Among Us keychain. Tip: make sure you get their favorite color!

30. 8bit Game Cartridge Cutting Board

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I don’t even know where to start with how much I love this. Forget your gamer, buy this one for me! This personalized cutting board would be an amazing gift for any couple who loves The Legend of Zelda. Marriage: an endless adventure. That’s one way to put it, heh.

31. Destiny Face Mask

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Any Destiny fan will love this understated face mask featuring the tri-symbol the game is known for. Please remind them that they aren’t actually a Guardian while wearing this.

32. Triforce Gamer Earrings

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Another one for fans of The Legend of Zelda. These triforce earrings are fit for a Hylian princess, or, you know, your gamer.

33. Game Controller Bath Bomb

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Maybe you should treat your gamer to a relaxing bath with these game controller bath bombs. Yes, even gamers take baths…sometimes.

34. Mario Wayfarer Glasses

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Get these totally unique hand-painted Mario themed frames for your bespectacled gamer. They can have their prescription lenses fit in by their optician!

35. Among Us Gamer Shirt

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Rounding out our Among Us selection is this cute shirt. It’s easy to win when you’re too cute to be suspicious.

36. Legend of Zelda Chest

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You’re looking at a 25cm wooden chest inspired by The Legend of Zelda and it’s gorgeous. This keepsake box would make a great gift. Maybe you could even fill it with rupees or something?

37. Destiny Bamboo Coasters

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These laser engraved bamboo Destiny coasters are pretty classy. Mostly because the markings represent the player classes in Destiny: Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks. Hunters being the best, of course.

38. Mario Themed Airpod Cases

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Give your gamer the power to level up their Airpod case. These silicone cases go over your Airpod case to give it a video game theme. I like the mushroom case because it gives you a bigger sound.

39. Controller Gift Card Holder

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Look, I’m not judging. If you made it through this list and still have no idea what to get your gamer, you can’t go wrong giving them the gift of choice with a gift card. And there’s no gamier way to do it than to stick it in one of these game controller gift card holders. Load it up and tell em to game on!

Happy Holidays!

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