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Valentine’s Day is the time to show your significant other how much they mean to you. But if you’re not a fan of chocolate, flowers, and other traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, maybe game-themed Valentine’s Day gifts would be more fitting.
If you’re in a relationship with someone who loves video games, you have tons of fun gift options to choose from. Here are some great Valentine’s Day gifts for gamers!
What’s a better gift for a gamer than a new game to enjoy? Getting one that you can play together is even better, and Super Mario Party for the Switch is a perfect pick. It’s a lighthearted party game that anyone can enjoy, even if they don’t play many video games.
The latest iteration of Mario Party uses the Joy-Con controllers for a variety of minigames and adds some fun changes to shake up the established formula. You can compete against each other or team up to take down the competition.
If Mario Party isn’t your significant other’s style, the Switch has more great choices that you can enjoy together, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And if they don’t have a Switch, don’t worry. There are plenty of other games that can boost your relationship on other platforms.
Jewelry is a common Valentine’s Day gift, and Fangamer has several options to let your loved one show off their interests. It offers a few necklaces and sets of earrings from Nintendo franchises including Zelda, Mario, and Animal Crossing.
You can pick from key, Triforce, and rupee necklaces (or rupee earrings) from Zelda, a leaf necklace or earrings from Animal Crossing, or a question mark block necklace from Mario. They’re all high-quality and your lover will think of you all year while wearing them!
You’re probably familiar with Funko Pops, the vinyl collectible figurines available in game and toy stores. What you might not know is that video games are well-represented in the Funko world. If you’re buying for someone who loves trinkets on their desk, or collects figurines, this is a perfect choice.
Funko Pops aren’t the highest-quality figures available, but they’re inexpensive and cute, so they make great gifts. We’ve highlighted Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn, one of the best PS4 exclusives, but you’ll find figurines from pretty much every game imaginable.
Overwatch has become one of the most beloved online games thanks in part to its fun cast of characters and lore. Thus, it’s no surprise that Blizzard offers tons of Overwatch merchandise.
One of the best options for Valentine’s Day is this D.Va pillow. It’s in the shape of her bunny logo and is super soft. Whether you’re buying for a D.Va main or just someone who likes Overwatch, this is a fun gift that won’t get nerfed.
Speaking of Overwatch, have a look at our comprehensive guide to Overwatch heroes if you’re new to the game.
A lot of games are filled with beautiful art. From background illustrations to enemy designs and character drafts, there’s a lot to take in. Many publishers thus release art books to collect all these drawings and behind-the-scenes goodies in one place.
We’ve highlighted this Persona 5 art book thanks to its unique and slick art style, but you’ll find art books for lots of other games too. Anyone who wants to mull over the artwork from their favorite titles will love receiving a book like this as a present.
Mugs are another generic gift that are made much better with some gaming flair injected into them. If your valentine loves the excellent indie game Cuphead, which has the graphical style and musical score of 1930s animation, this mug in the shape of Cuphead is perfect.
It’s 20 ounces and comes with a ceramic straw that’s removable. Any fan of the game will enjoy giving their mug cabinet a boost with this.
If Cuphead isn’t on their radar, you’ll find tons of other game-related mugs available as well.
Give your valentine more ways to show off their favorite series by gifting a classic T-shirt. As you’d expect, you’ll find dozens of shirt options from many popular series.
We’ve selected this Fallout shirt here. Remember that if their favorite game is not represented on Amazon, you may be able to find one on the game’s official site.
8. Raspberry Pi (Plus Retro Controllers)
If your significant other loves retro games, a Raspberry Pi makes a great gift. It’s really easy to turn a Raspberry Pi into a retro emulation machine so you can enjoy games from decades gone by.
For best results, pair this with a retro USB controller, like the Buffalo classic gamepad. They’ll have everything they need for a nostalgia-filled evening.
Help your valentine dress up their walls a bit with a cool gaming poster. As with most of these gifts, you’ll find many options for various series. A poster is an inexpensive way to add some flair to a room, and many of them have slick designs.
If you’re shopping for a Pokemon fan, check out this Pokemon Evolutions poster.
If you’re in a long-distance relationship, shipping one of the above gifts might not be practical. In those cases, you can still gift something your lover will enjoy. Amazon offers digital codes for Xbox, PlayStation, and the Nintendo Switch.
If you’re really struggling for a gift idea, or don’t have time to wait for shipping, these can help as they’re delivered in minutes. Your Valentine will certainly appreciate the gesture and can use the money to get a game they’ve had their eye on for a while.
Alternatively, try one of these Valentine apps to strengthen the romance between you and your significant other; not just on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Is for Gamers Too!
We’ve taken a look at some of the great Valentine’s Day gifts to give a significant other who loves video games. Of course, we can’t possibly cover a specific gift for every gaming interest, so we recommend you use the above gift categories as guidelines.
With a bit of thought and knowledge of the games your valentine likes, you’re bound to get something they’ll love. And if you get them a game, playing it together is really special. And if you’re still short on ideas, here are some other great gifts for gamers.