Here’s a handy guide to help on buying the best gifts for gamers and geeks this holiday.
Christmas is just around the corner once again; the massive sales, the shopping rush and the never ending traffic jam. And of course it’s also another season of giving and sharing blessings. We picked some of the great buys as gifts for your fellow gamers and geeks or even a great gift for yourselves, plus some of these items are affordable to your budget while some are definitely a bang for your buck. So let us take a look on what items you can give as gift for this season.
Any gamer would prefer high-end gaming mice for their games, we have some recommendations that are both affordable and high quality. You can get a HyperX Pulsefire FPS (PhP 1995) as a suitable gift for first person shooter fanatics or a Logitech G102 Prodigy (PhP 900) for those all around PC gamers. You can find them at your local gaming stores at malls.
Finding a gaming keyboard that has both mechanical switches and RGB lighting? Maybe this one from Rakk may be a good choice as a gift, the Rakk Kimat XT.2 RGB mechanical keyboard (PhP 2700) offers a Gateron mechanical switch for those who like clicky sounds when they type and a customizable RGB lighting gimmick that lets them choose the type of lighting they like when they play. You can find this at EasyPC which has select branches around the metro.
The HyperX Cloud Core (PhP 2350) is a great headset that is compatible to any gaming platforms, may it be just for the PC or home consoles like the PlayStation 4 or even for the console hybrid Nintendo Switch. Plus it has a detachable microphone that you can use for voice chats during your multiplayer session. You can find this headset at any gaming stores or at any PC hardware stores.
If you fancy getting a new console for this Christmas, you should get the Nintendo Switch. The newest gaming console can be played as your ordinary home console or turn it into a portable gaming device and bring it with you on your trips. You can opt for just the console (PhP 19,000) or with a bundle game such as Super Mario Odyssey or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (PhP 24,000 plus one game). You can get them at your local toy stores and gaming stores but we would recommend getting on gaming stores for better deals.
There are new anticipated titles that anyone has been putting it on their wishlist, so here is your chance to complete their list. You can start off with a great open world game for the PlayStation 4 with Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (PhP 2495) which comes with the base game and several DLCs. If you are looking for a great RPG for your Nintendo Switch, then Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (PhP 2,800) is a great choice thanks to its gameplay and characters. Alternatively you can give a friend with PSN/Steam/Nintendo eShop cards (PhP 600-2500) so they can purchase digital games online for their preferred platform or even a chance to grab new games during a massive Christmas sale.
Of course Gunpla fans wouldn’t be left out from our handy guide. If you have a friend who is a hardcore Gunpla builder, you can gift him or her with a Real Grade 1/144 Unicorn Gundam (PhP 1,800) that features a very detailed Unicorn Gundam in a smaller scale that can fully transform from Unicorn mode to Destroy mode. Or if want to introduce a friend into the world of Gunpla, maybe the SD Ex-Standard (PhP 350) can be a good introduction with its simple assembly and articulated parts. You can get them at a very cheaper price from hobby shops and online stores.
You can find some great mecha action figures on sale right now that you can add to your collection or as a gift for mecha fans. The Transformers has some great figure line-ups for their current Titans Return series, featuring a homage to the classic Headmaster toyline back in the late 80’s. You can grab a Deluxe class figure (PhP 600) based on Generation 1 Transformers or the Voyager class figures (PhP 800) which can transform into three modes or maybe the Leader class (PhP 1200) that can also transform into a mini fortress or play set. And each of the figures comes with a Titan Master head that can transform into smaller robots and you can swap the heads to other figures. You can find them on sale at your major toy stores and department stores.
Nothing beats having a replica of your favorite weapons from a game, but how about a replica weapon that can shoot gel pellets? You can get these pistols and rifles based on popular video games such as this Pulse Pistol (PhP 1500) that Tracer used in Overwatch or maybe the iconic MA5 Assault Rifle (PhP 1700) from the Halo series, or probably be like Bumblebee with this arm cannon based on the Bayformers movie (PhP 2600), both of these weapons use the same gel bullets which you can also buy separately to stock up with more ammunition. You can find them at Long Live Play PH which already have several branches in Ayala Malls
If you want to give a gift that is something geeky that they can wear, then here are some good picks that you may consider. You can go with themed bags like this Tardis (PhP 1495) from the Doctor Who series or maybe carry a Minecraft creeper with this themed backpack (PhP 995) where you can use it to carry your stuff to work or school, they are available at Geek Universe. How about a nice hoodie for the cold season? You may fancy some Overwatch-inspired character fan hoodies (PhP 1250) from Perry in Disguise to show off your favorite heroes. Maybe you or a friend need a new wallet perhaps? You can opt to get these wallets (PhP 450) from Long Live Play PH inspired from popular franchises from movies, games and TV series.