Xbox released Xbox Series S, the new console, in November 2020.
It’s much smaller than the earlier versions, and the resolution upgrades put each game in high specs.
This is good for saving your eyes and having fun for longer.
Since it’s disc-free, it also comes with less worry about games breaking.
They can be bought “digitally”, meaning you can purchase them on the website and simply connect the console to the internet.
Should you move houses, it’s easier to pack the single small console than have to take numerous physical copies of the discs.
The downside is not being able to resell those discs later.
Halo Infinite (120)
Halo, Halo, Halo.
This series has existed for so long that seeing a new installment is, for many, like returning home for the holidays.
This latest game follows Master Chief (which I definitely read as Chef the first couple times) while he explores the landscape in order to save humanity.
This game is also necessary to purchase because it is the last planned standalone Halo game for the next decade.
That’s right, folks.
This is it.
The Last Stop (121)
This is another supernatural adventure, with 3 main characters to play as.
One is a high school child, one is a single dad, and one is a professional woman.
Follow them as their paths cross, and they attempt to understand as the worlds they’re used to are revealed to be part of something more.
This game is actually available on more than just the Xbox, so if you like the premise, you can check it out for the PS and PC, and make your purchasing decisions from there.
Scorn is a horror game.
A big-time horror game.
This follows a character of unknown origin, who is thrown into a new world and left to navigate from there.
They’re expected to solve numerous puzzles before making it out of the environment, only to later realize that even the environment is a character.
Nothing is as it seems, and everything has the potential for danger.
Scorn is planned to be available for Xbox as well as for Steam.
It’s set for release in 2021.
Most people would want to purchase their own “personal computer”, but we can go over the games available on the system.
What to Buy on PC Steam, Gog and Origin?
Low-cost games are easiest for some, and that’s okay!
These next ones are often on sale, or naturally priced low.
Among Us (123)
This is another awesome game, which you can actually play for free on your phone.
It became exceptionally famous in 2020, winning Best Multiplayer Game.
It’s the most fun to play with a group of people.
On PC, it’s only $5.
Don’t Starve Together (124)
This game can be played alone or multi-player.
It’s important that you buy Don’t Starve Together, the second game, in order to have multiple options.
Characters are thrown into a world that they have generated, though the layout of the maps change.
From there, the goal is as the title says.
Try not to starve.
There’s no known end to this game, just a constant uphill battle.
You must gather your own supplies, fight your own battles, restock.
The environment goes through seasons, each one with it’s own weather and monsters.
You can play in a sudden death mode, where once you die you cannot come back.
Or you can simply respawn, but with some penalty to your health, sanity, or resources.
Your sanity matters in this game.
When you go insane, dark shadows can attack you.
And unless your friends are insane, they can’t help.
The Sims 4 (125)
Sims is a classic game, but not everyone has gotten to enjoy it recently.
Be sure to watch for when it goes on sale, once a year.
Don’t mistake Steam’s monthly payments for the same deal though.
They offer online access to special perks for $5 a month.
Purchasing the game requires scrolling down.
Once your friend plays, they can design characters, then move into one of three neighborhoods.
From there, they can build new houses, add furniture, and try to survive.
Some people enjoy working regular jobs and trying to raise a family, while others attempt Challenges the community has created.
Pricey PC Games
Sometimes you just want to treat your friends.
The following games are expensive, but their gameplay, graphics, and storyline are all worth it.
Some include DLC, listed below each option.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (126)
Available on a range of consoles, this game sits at around $60.
It features a cowboy named Arthur Morgan, who must choose who to protect, and who to kill.
You also get an amazing horse.
During quarantine, this game was used by office workers for it’s calming environmental effects.
Read that article here (127).
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition (128)
You may know this game by it’s earlier installments, or from it’s Netflix series.
This follows Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher whose job is to hunt down monsters. He experiences prejudice due to his inhuman nature, as well as having to navigate dangerous political situations. He also gets a horse, much like in Red Dead.
Resident Evil (129)
Resident Evil has multiple installments on PC, based on the films.
We mentioned that Village is coming out in 2021, but Resident Evil 3 is already released.
It takes place in Racoon City, following Jill Valentine as one of the last survivors.
Borderlands 3 (130)
Another series (as most of these are, honestly).
This is a futuristic first person shooter, focused on navigating a torn world. It’s a space western, meaning lawless and dangerous.
This series is not for the faint of heart! It features high school students who must kill to survive.
It’s more of a visual novel than an adventure game, but it’s proved worthy through the years.
There’s also an anime adaptation.
In-person Games Gift Ideas
Not everyone likes to play online, or sometimes we just want to think of the future, when we’ll be able to play in groups again.
This may seem hopeful, but sometimes that’s a priceless gift.
What is a good gamer gift for someone who like to play in group
Some people enjoy collectable cards.
Thankfully, you can find lots available, in plenty of styles.
Harley Quinn (132)
Comic book lovers love her.
Girls love her.
Guys love her.
Everyone loves her.
Gold standard (133)
These are for those bougie folks out there.
They’re delivered in a wooden box, each card plated in gold coloring.
You know they’re adorable.
Horror themed cards are fun to flaunt at parties, or to place in a glass table.
It’s so popular!
Featured plenty of times on this list, these cards have been around for two decades.
They’re fun, exciting, and always give something new to enjoy.
Many of the sets at the Pokémon Center feature specific Pokémon.
Don’t worry too much when making your decision.
The sets include a large card and a pin, as well as foil cards.
They’re all impressive.
Magic: The Gathering (137)
Also around for decades, Magic cards are a high-strategy version of other card games.
Their art is exceptional, and there’s even (illegal) foils on the market, if you can find them.
This is the most run of the mill site for Magic cards, which are legal to use in games.
But searching for a Commander and building a 100 card deck from there is much more fun.
Local retailers and card shops can help you get started.
Some of those cards are worth a pretty penny.
Check out your local shop for the collectors’ editions, if you know your friend is into those.
Baseball cards never fell out of favor, and your uncle or dad might still have a collection.
Find them a series from the year they were born, and watch their eyes crinkle with happiness.
Exploding Kittens (140)
This game sounds awful, but it’s very funny and no animals are harmed.
It requires quite a bit of strategy in order to navigate.
But it’s also easy enough to play if you don’t feel like exercising your brain.
Tokyo Ghoul (141)
Based on an anime and manga series, this card game is for 2 or more players. It’s highly competitive, with players taking turns to bring the other side crashing down.
Cards Against Humanity (142)
Be warned, this is for adults.
It’s got a lot of dark humor, actually it’s basically entirely dirty jokes, and morbid humor.
But that being said, it’s a wonderful party game for a group of friends.
Play it with your family if you dare.
It’s bound to leave some good memories.
If your friend already owns CAH, feel free to buy them one of the expansion packs.
I’ve listed a few of the tame ones.
Simply scroll down on the site to read about the ones listed.
Green Box – for joking about Hamlet
Theatre Pack – for joking about Hamlet (pt 2)
Geek Pack – for references in pop culture, a geek version
Board Games Gift Ideas
This had to become it’s own category, because there’s so many to choose from!
Board games have been around for some time, but breaking them down is extensive.
What Is a Good Gift for Someone Who Like Board Games
We’re here to explore some of the best, most interesting, and collector’s editions.
Everyone has this game, but these versions are special.
I swear this article isn’t sponsored by Pokémon!
But there are three games currently released by them, including
Set in the Kanto region, this hard to find game features Charizard and Blastoise on the cover.
Set in the Johto region, this pricey game features Ho-Oh and Lugia on the cover.
Collector’s Edition (145)
This edition was released in 1999, and as such is rare.
This features the lovable characters from SuperMario!
There’s two games released.
Supermario Collection! (146)
This game can include Sound Effects!
Mario Kart Gamer (147)
This unique version of Monopoly is a racing board game.
The Legend Of Zelda Monopoly (148)
There’s only one version here.
A Collector’s Edition.
This anti-hero edition is available at Barnes & Noble Bookstores.
Attack on Titan (150)
This board game has been commonly out of stock, so try to get it when it’s available.
Sailor Moon (151)
This cute version features artful cards and a fun board.
My Hero Academia (152)
This new game is popular, but pricey in it’s recent release.
Board games continued
Sword of Fellows (153)
A Sword Art Online game, this is a dice roll game for 1-4 players (or teams).
It features 6 characters from the game, including of course Asuna and Kirito.
A Death Note game, this is meant for two players.
One works as L, the other as Kira, both trying to catch the other.
Read the article to understand the premise, and try to track down a copy.
Gift Ideas for Cosplayer
Sometimes, your friend just wants something cute to wear.
Sometimes, your friend is a cosplayer who needs something cute to wear.
What to buy a cosplayer
Let’s look at some of your options.
Obviously, it’s always best to check their Amazon wishlist or ask them directly what they’re looking for.
But if you know what fandom they’re part of, what cosplay they’re doing next, or even what they’re interested in, they’ll like the merch below.
Women’s shirts (155)
Check out these women’s shirts.
White Button-Up (156)
For something plain for plenty of closet cosplays, grab this button-up.
Men’s shirts (157)
Check out these men’s shirt designs.
Black Button-Up (158)
For male-centered cosplays, grab this dark button-up.
Truck Kun (159)
If your friend has a dark sense of humor, buy them a Truck Kun shirt.
You know how Isekai’s start a very specific way?
Well, this recurring character is featured on this shirt.
Jujutsu Kaisen (160)
Worn by Yuji Itadori in the anime, these pants (and the whole set) is cute and comfy.
My Hero Academia (161)
These shoes feature some of the show’s protagonists, including Izuku and Shoto.
They come in a range of sizes, and have some different styles.
This jacket is from the killer bear in Danganronpa, named Monokuma.
A character in League of Legends named Akali has a skin featuring a mask.
Ken Kaneki (164)
From Tokyo Ghoul, wear this mask if you want to be scary, or enjoy a closet cosplay.
Pretty self-explanatory, this cute gift is good for an aspiring Trainer.
Kakashi wears gloves like these in the anime, which makes them great for a cosplayer.
Fairy Tail (167)
These gloves feature the emblem of the fairy tail guild, though not worn in the anime.
Bungo Stray Dogs (168)
If you want gloves for a BSD cosplay, look here.
In the anime and manga, they’re worn by Chuuya, a member of the Port Mafia.
The One Ring – Lord of the Rings (169)
This ring from the famous book and film series is available here.
It’s made of gold, and engraved with the carving.
Kurapika Chains – Hunter x Hunter (170)
This slave chain bracelet set has five rings, one for each finger.
It’s made of silver colored jewelry, and features various charms.
Tanjiro Earrings – Demon Slayer (171)
These famous earrings worn by Tanjiro aren’t very expensive considering their detail.
Gift Ideas for Gamer Who Has Everything
You’ve made it this far!
We’ve gone over extensive ideas for family members, whether within our household or not.
We’ve even covered friends in general, including the bare minimum for the cosplayers.
But it’s time to move on to the extreme cases.
What to Buy That Friend Who Has EVERYTHING
We all know that one friend who went a bit overboard.
They may have lost their job, or simply been able to move their entire office into an extra room in their house.
Either way, they found themselves with 12+ hours a day to do nothing more than run around on Skyrim pretending it’s 2015.
And then when they send you pictures of their setup, it’s insane.
They have three monitors, two desks, the best gaming chair money can buy (probably got the Mavix after seeing it on a Valkyrae stream).
So what do you buy for them?
They have more money than you, and they have the time to research all the specs!
Don’t have fear!
As amazing as their technology is, all you have to do is take a more artistic approach.
Most of us wouldn’t dream of knocking down apartment walls.
But to make it our own, we’ll put up some posters, and buy a decorative pillow or two.
Do the same for your friend, gamer style.
Collectibles Gift Ideas
I’m not sure who you’re buying this for, but that’s your business.
Sometimes we just want to spoil someone special in our lives.
What Are The Best Unique Gift Ideas
Here’s a collection of collectibles, showcased items, or just plain pricey bits.
It starts small and works up, so get ready.
Dice, dice bags
It would be too hard to list all of the variations available here.
Some people like dice for Dungeons & Dragons, some for other games (like the Sword Art Online game listed above, or Magic: The Gathering), and others just like them for their looks.
We’ll list a few beloved versions, as well as some websites that can fulfill your needs.
Elven Black & Red (172)
These include writing in “Elvish”, and allow for you to enjoy their graceful design.
These whimsical dice include mini pandas within them.