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Valentine’s Day 2020: 10 great gifts for gamers

It’s about one week before Valentine’s Day. Have you gotten your loved one a special gift yet? If you’ve procrastinated and now you don’t know what to do, worry not! We’re here to help.

Knowing your significant other means knowing about their hobbies, even if you don’t partake yourself. If they’re a gamer, there is a whole slew of gaming swag you could get for them, but not everything is the best.

Thankfully, we take the guesswork out of this for you. We’ve found 10 great gamer gifts to get your loved one this year. Some of them you can even share!

Undertale Toriel Plush

Valentine’s Day is all about feeling loved, and what better way to express your love for another than with a plush of everyone’s favorite monster mom? This Fangamer plushie is super soft and snuggly, but unfortunately, pie is not included. Trust me, she’d give you a slice if she could.

NOTE: You might want to make sure that your Valentine did not hurt Toriel when playing Undertale, or the plush might be a stark reminder of their failures instead… and that’s not very romantic!

Undertale Toriel Plush for $28 at Fangamer

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Want to play something together on Valentine’s Day instead of dealing with crowds for dinner? Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a couch co-op title that places the LOVERS (that is, the League Of Very Empathetic Rescue Spacenauts) in charge of a spaceship, with the players needing to jump between stations to save cute and cuddly animals and defeat bosses. If this all sounds a bit stressful, you’d be right! But, if your relationship can’t handle a little yelling about which stations to get you as your spaceship falls apart, will it really stand the test of time?

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime for $14.99 on Steam
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime for $14.99 on PSN
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime for $14.99 on Xbox Live
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime for $14.99 on the Nintendo eShop

Jeulia Cute Round Cut Sterling Silver Ring

Getting ready to pop the question to your nerdy significant other? Why not get a nerdy ring to go with your proposal? This silver Jeulia ring has a cute little Pikachu winking and holding the stone. It’s really adorable! Jeulia also has some other geeky themed rings to take a look at too, if Pokemon isn’t your Valentine’s thing. This “Game-Man Inspired” silver ring has a big Pac-Man as the setting stone, while the “I am Groot” ring is… well, exactly as advertised. There are a lot of tasteful options here!

Cute Round Cut Sterling Silver Ring for $95.00/£95.00 at Jeulia

Steal Your Heart Goose Valentine’s Card

If maybe the person you’re crushing on doesn’t know you’re crushing on them yet, why not express it with a cute Valentine’s Day card? If your crush is a gamer, they’ll be sure to love this cute card based on Untitled Goose Game. The best part is that the purchase is an instant download, so all you need to do is find some nice paper to print it out on.

There are other gaming-themed Valentine’s cards on Etsy too! For example, this Witcher Valentine’s Card probably isn’t the best for professing your love, but it’ll undoubtedly be great for that partner with a good sense of humor. Also, I know I can’t get enough of cheesy Pokemon Valentine’s Cards, and this one is just adorable.

Steal Your Heart Goose Valentine’s Card for $3.99 at Etsy

Zelda Inspired Take This Heart LED Lamp

If you want something really unique, this Zelda lamp will be sure to brighten any fan’s day (and night!). This custom made lamp takes the iconic starting cave in the original Legend of Zelda and replaces the old man and sword with a big heart. How sweet! You can even customize it with the date you two started dating. But if you want this lamp, you’ll have to act fast–as of the time of this writing, there are only three left!

Zelda Inspired Take This Heart LED Lamp for $32.99 at Etsy

The Dragon of Dojima Jacket

If you’re looking for gaming apparel, Insert Coin is one of the best places to go… and what better item to buy than a Yakuza themed jacket? The Dragon of Dojima jacket takes Kiryu’s back tattoo and puts it on your back, in clothing form. The colors are a nice mix of grey and red, and overall it’s a really snazzy piece of clothing. Also, Kiryu’s a pretty cool dude, and cool dude apparel makes for a romantic gift! Or something. Alternatively, you can grab a Majima Mad Dog jacket if you prefer the out-of-control foil to the stoic main character.

The Dragon of Dojima jacket for £74.99/$84.36 at Insert Coin

God of War Pint Glasses

If your partner likes tasteful glasses for their tasteful drinks (alcoholic or otherwise), these God of War Pint Glasses will be a great gift. More subtle than most gamer fare, these glasses have God of War characters screenprinted on them, and they just look neat. These aren’t cheap glasses, either, as these look to made with thick glass that can probably survive a drop onto the carpet. Who can say no to new glasses, anyway?

Set of 4 God of War Pint Glasses for $34.95 at PlayStation Gear

A Pre-Order of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

No, the latest Animal Crossing isn’t out yet, but honestly, there aren’t many games better than Animal Crossing to play with your beau. A pre-order of the title will ensure that you can both play it day one, without needing to wait for someone to get paid or anything like that. Just make sure to get a snazzy gaming themed greeting card like the ones above to spruce up that pre-order receipt a bit, and you’ll be good to go!

If you pre-order from the right place, you can even gift your partner extra goodies… or keep them for yourself. We won’t tell. Learn more in our Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-order guide!

A LootGaming Crate

Sometimes, a gamer just wants some cool gaming swag, regardless of any particular theme or holiday. In that case, a LootGaming box from LootCrate will be a perfect gift. Every month, LootGaming picks a theme and releases a box with all sorts of collectibles and other swag in them. Basically, you can’t really go wrong with any of these boxes! This month’s theme is Resurrect, which will feature goodies from Destiny 2, Dark Souls, and more.

LootGaming Resurrect Crate for $28.95 (1 month) at LootCrate

Gaming Inspired Candles

Want to give your partner’s room a romantic feel, yet still appealing to their gaming sensibilities? Gametee has a wide range of gaming-inspired and nerdy candles to set the mood. These candles are made with 100% soy wax and are guaranteed to smell good… which is great because nerdy candles like this don’t always smell the best. Also, who wouldn’t want to have their room smell like Sea-Salt Candy as they spend the next five hours reminiscing on and trying to unravel the Kingdom Hearts storyline?

Gaming Candles for £5.99 at Gametee

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