Every year we are under pressure to come up with new ideas to show someone how much we appreciate them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or a wedding gift. People expect us to surprise them with something new and personalized so they know we put real effort in it. Something that will say: “I didn’t forget. I’ve been thinking about you and this is how much I care.” But how do you choose a gift for your gamer boyfriend when you don’t know much about it? Here are few tips for that:

Personalized video game

According to Forbes, the game industry grows massively every year. There’s hardly someone who never played any video game whatsoever these days. Some games take years and millions of dollars to make. But did you know you can give someone a personalized video game in a few weeks and just for several hundred dollars? Petr from http://bdaygame.com/ does just that. And you can be a part of the story design! There are of course games with better gameplay and graphics targeting masses of people, but probably none with you, your family and friends playing main roles in a story that you helped to create. It has tremendous emotional value which is non-comparable to the big blockbusters. It is a perfect and unique gift for every occasion.

Customized controller

Is your boyfriend a console gamer? You can surprise him with a customized controller! The good thing about controllers is that unlike mouse and keyboards there are very few types of console controllers. All you need to do is to check which one is your boyfriend using and find the best customization for it. Start with the console company. They usually offer a few controllers with a skin.  Again, if you know what his favourite game is, you can check their website for merchandise to see if they have it in the eshop. Otherwise you can look up companies that offer a variety of controller skins or even let you create your own.

Merchandise from his favourite game

This one seems obvious now. As I said before, if you know what your boyfriend’s most favourite games are, check their website for merchandise. The game companies offer various items – mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads, keyboards, stickers, controllers, hats, caps, backpacks and much more. Almost every successful game has its own merchandise. What if his favourite games are smaller indie games that weren’t that much successful? Check their website anyway. It is worth a try. This might surprise you.

Gaming-themed items

If you don’t know what his favourite games are or you simply don’t want to raise suspicion, check e-shops that offer general gaming-themed items. Maybe he’s frustrated by getting older. Get him a t-shirt that says:”I don’t get older. I level up!” Or maybe he is about to face an important challenge in his life. Get him a Mana Potion so he doesn’t have to worry about exhausting himself from doing his best magic! There are plenty of opportunities where a gaming-themed gift is a perfect fit. If you struggle understanding the terms and concepts, ask some gamer friend or simply google it. They’ll help you to pick the best-suited gift for the occasion.

Game to play together

Every gamers dream is to play with his partner. Luckily for you, there are plenty of games for partners these days. You don’t need to be an experienced gamer to understand them and play them. One of the most popular partner games are Overcooked and Overcooked 2. You play as cute chefs who need to cook the right meals in the right order and deliver them to the most impatient customer. Oh! And don’t forget to wash the dishes. We always do.

Ask his gamer friends

None of the above resonated with you? Or do you struggle to pick one? The best way to find the answer is to ask. Try doing a little investigation and find out which one of his friends is a gamer and ask for their advice. They’ll be happy to help you find the perfect gift for him. How do I know that? If his friend really is a gamer, he won’t refuse to accept your quest. Because that’s not what gamers do.

By Petr Hudecek