Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 14 gadgets and presents for gamers

Icon Watch (£44)

This 8-bit time-keeper is a nostalgic throwback to the pixelated consoles of yesteryear. It may lack numbers, but it more than makes up for that in geek chic – perfect for Italian plumbers and blue hedgehogs alike.

Buy the Icon Watch here

Sonic Christmas Jumper (£30)

Speaking of blue hedgehogs, the Christmas jumper phenomenon has finally reached the Emerald Hill Zone, with Dr Robotnik taking on the Santa Claus role as he flies through the sky above Sonic’s head. Available in a range of seven sizes, there’s probably one that’ll fit the Eggman himself. 

Buy the Sonic Christmas Jumper here

Nerdtendo Gamebooze 8oz Flask (US$20)

What better way to show off one's allegiance to gaming than by sipping sweet nectar from a Game Boy-inspired hip flask. Whether its Capri Sun or straight Vodka, your tipple will taste all the sweeter for it. Note: not compatible with Game Boy cartridges.

Buy the Nerdtendo Gamebooze 8oz flask here

Street Fighter Monopoly (£30)

Who wants to spend Monopoly money on a hotel on Mayfair when you could splash out Bison dollars on a dojo in downtown Metro City? Capcom’s classic beat ‘em up provides the platform for this special edition of the classic capitalism simulator, complete with six special character pieces: Ryu, Blanka, M.Bison, Vega’s mask, a Hadouken! fireball and Chun-Li’s studded cuff.

Buy Street Fighter Monopoly here

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Nintendo 64 Cartridge Soaps (£10)

From a time when gaming was good, clean fun, each of these soaps looks like a classic N64 title. And they all smell the same, so you don’t have to worry about the Donkey Kong one making you stink like an ape.

Buy Nintendo 64 cartridge soaps here

Portal Cufflinks (US$30)

Nobody over the age of 18 should be seen out in public wearing gaming memorabilia but these Aperture Science cufflinks are subtle enough to get away with. Just hope they don’t turn your buttonholes into portals through space and time.

Buy Portal cufflinks here

Minecraft Pickaxe Bottle Opener (£25)

No need to craft any special tools to mine the raw beer materials required to survive Christmas with the in-laws, this Minecraft pickaxe bottle opener makes sure you’ll always have access to the ingredients for festive survival.

Buy the Minecraft Pickaxe bottle opener here

Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium (£25)

For gamers of a certain age the mere mention of a Commodore 64 will have them reminiscing with misty eyes about the good old days of the Cobra loading screen, the music on Parallax, or the pants-dropping cheat for IK+. This book will keep them busy for hours.  

Buy Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium here

Comments

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