5 Gamer Gifts That Won't Break The Bank

Ellie Weston – 17th Apr 2019

100 Games Scratch Poster

Just playing the latest triple A releases is all well and good, but you can’t really call yourself a proper gamer if you’ve not at least had a go at this lot.

From classics like Simpsons Hit And Run to Sonic The Hedgehog 2, to modern titles like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and X, they’re bound to be able to scratch a few of them off their shiny new poster from the first unfurling.

Yeah, obviously they’ve played Angry Birds. But have they experienced the thrills of Lemmings, Duke Nukem 3D, or Bonestorm Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Let’s hope not!

The real gift here is permission to get loads of new games and spend hours playing them, guilt free. If anyone asks, it’s for the poster.

PlayStation Alarm Clock

Is your lovely giftee a PlayStation devotee? If so, nice. It’s always been better than XBox. Don’t @ us.

They no longer have to leave behind the controller they’re glued to when it’s time for bed. On the contrary, it’ll be the exact thing that gets them up in the morning!

This PS4 controller alarm clock is a serious upgrade to their current grating mobile phone alarm tone.

It's USB powered with an included cable, has a reverse LED screen with a backlight, and makes joyfully retro classic alarm sounds. And it looks cool on your bedside table, most importantly.

PlayStation Icons Light

That backlight not enough for you? Worried about your giftee burning their retinas by being glued to the screen?

This probably won’t help, but by George will it give them a lovely chilled out ambience in which to game.

Plug it in and marvel at the classy, matte finish. This officially licensed beauty has 3 different light settings - standard lighting, colour phasing, and music reactive mode. Yep, the colours bounce and strobe along to whatever music you have on in the background. Pretty snazzy.

It's not every day gaming and modern home decor collide, but we're glad they did.

Super Mario Mushroom Light

Don’t worry, if your giftee is more of a Nintendo devotee than a PlayStation fan, we’ve got them covered for ambient lighting too.

It’s not going to make you any taller, but the sight of this Super Mario Mushroom lighting up your room may well just put a spring in your step.

Power-up your lighting game with the relaxing glow of this adorable little mushroom. Just gently bop it to hear the classic 8-bit mushroom sound and fill your room with

Sure, it’s a little retro, but nobody is too young to appreciate this piece of iconic gaming imagery. And it’s not even pixellated.

Gamevice iPhone Controller

If they’re more of a mobile gamer, they’ll love you forever if you sling one of these their way. This little piece of genius is a magic way to turn their iPhone into a console controller.

Even if you’re not a gamer yourself, we’re sure you can imagine how much easier it is to play with buttons rather than fiddly touch screen controls. But not any more!

Just pop both ends of the Gamevice onto their phone and they're ready to play hundreds of compatible games, including Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto. You don’t even need to sync it, that’s how ridiculously simple it is.

Not only are you improving and enriching their game experience, but they'll be better at messing up their competitors if they're playing online. Just don’t try and play against them yourself, you won’t stand a chance with the Gamevice on their side.

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Not found the perfect prezzy in your crosshairs? Not to worry, we’ve got loads more gamer gifts this way!