Valentine’s Day is the time to show your significant other how much they mean to you. However, if they’re not a fan of chocolate, flowers, or other traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, maybe video 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!
1. A New Multiplayer Game
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 you have plenty of great picks to choose from.
The Nintendo Switch has tons of cooperative games to choose from. Snipperclips is a fun, low-stress puzzle game where you team up to solve paper-based puzzles. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a fantastic kart racer that’s fun for all skill levels. And competitive couples can duke it out for hours in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
If your significant other doesn’t have a Nintendo Switch, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up the best local multiplayer games on the PS4 too.
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 franchises like Zelda, Mario, and Persona 5.
You can pick from key, Triforce, and rupee necklaces (or rupee earrings) from Zelda, a “point up” necklace from Persona 5, or a question mark block necklace from Mario. They’re all high-quality and your partner will think of you all year while wearing them.
If these aren’t their style, Fangamer also offers pins, keychains, and other accessories.
You’re probably familiar with Funko Pops, the vinyl collectible figurines available in stores around the world. 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 the perfect choice.
Funko Pops aren’t the highest-quality figures available, but they’re inexpensive and cute, so they make great gifts. Above is a figurine of Crash Bandicoot as an example, but you can find characters from pretty much every game imaginable.
Overwatch has become one of the most beloved online games of the era, 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. So, many publishers 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 drinking their morning brew out of 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 them 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 or other third-party vendors like GameStop’s ThinkGeek.
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. Your beloved will 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 keen trainer, check out this Pokémon 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 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.
Speaking of long distance relationships, try these Valentine’s Day apps to strengthen the romance between you and your significant other.
Valentine’s Day Is for Gamers Too!
We’ve taken a look at some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts to give a significant other who loves video games. Of course, we couldn’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. If you get them a game, playing it together can be really special. You could even watch a romantic comedy on Netflix to complete the night. And if you’re still short on ideas, here are some more great gifts for gamers .