Christmas is around the corner and the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping can be seen everywhere now. Sometimes the people you have to buy for are a huge challenge. There will no doubt be someone who is hard to please this year. If you have a retro gamer (or even a current gamer) on your shopping list, these gifts would be a simple fix to your “hard to buy for” problem. These gifts may even find a way into your home for nostalgia purposes as well.
Retro Arcade Plug and Play- Pac Man
Who doesn’t remember and like Pac Man? This gift can be for the adults or the children, which pretty much makes it a must have. You can find it at Toys R Us, either online or in the store. It retails for $20.99. The price is really nice because it is in the range of not too cheap but not too expensive either.
Space Invaders Necktie
This is a good gift for dad or a boyfriend, especially if they were gamers back in the 80s. This tie can be purchased online at Beau Ties Ltd. The tie retails for $55.00 for the standard size but can be altered for length. You could also purchased matching accessories to this tie, such as a woman’s scarf or a bow tie for your child. This is definitely a one of a kind gift.
Donkey Kong Jenga
Jenga is a game mostly for kids, but can be used as a collector type gift for the gamer in your life. It is available online or in the Kmart store. Donkey Kong Jenga retails for $24.99. This would be a perfect gift for a family of gamers also. It is labeled as a “collector’s edition”, which would be a unique gift for a gamer of the early 90s as well.
Don’t Make Me Go All Zelda On You T-Shirt
This is an awesome gift for the Zelda gamer! It is available at NerdyShirts online. It retails for $19.95 and can be purchased in either men or women’s sizes! The shirt is something to remind the gamer of the “original” video game and will definitely be a huge hit when opened!
Retro NES/SNES Gaming System
This is one amazing gift for someone special! This gaming system plays both the NES and SNES games. It is both a 8 bit and 16 bit system. It is available online at ThinkGeek. It retails for $49.99. It comes with two controllers similar to the SNES original ones and is compatible with the original controllers. It plugs into your television like any gaming system would as well. This is one gift everyone will be talking about months after Christmas!