Top 9 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Gamers this Christmas 2016
Christmas is just around the corner and no doubt with Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, beneath the tree will rest a veritable cornucopia of video games and consoles from the staggeringly impressive releases that have come in 2016. Even with those discounts, we all probably feel like someone took a gun to our wallet, launched our finances into a distant unexplored universe, or merely hacked our bank accounts. The presents under the tree are covered, but what about the small stuff? We all love tearing into our stockings and finding little knickknacks and funny toys we will only handle a few times and then display on the shelf. Stockings are the DLC of Christmas, the exclusive bonus you get for being good to your family. But what do you buy the gamer in your life to fill that stocking? COGconnected has you covered with these top 9 stocking stuffer ideas:
9 – Xbox One Controller Battery
Considering how much gaming is about to be had over the holiday season, it’s a gamers worst nightmare for the batteries to die mid-fight only for you to have to scramble to find a replacement pair as quickly as possible. There are a variety of options for the Xbox One controller battery and most of them retail under $20, so if you picked up a copy of Skyrim Remastered or any other lengthy title for someone, I’m sure they will greatly appreciate the peace-of-mind of gameplay security.
8 – Thumb Grips/ Extenders
Controller thumbsticks can be taken for granted, and the simple act of getting someone some new thumb grip covers can make their gaming experience better than they realized possible. Does the gamer on your list love first person shooters? Get them a new set of thumbstick extenders: these allow players to be more accurate when aiming and can make all the difference when playing online. Thumb grips and extenders will each retail around $20. Check out these bad boys from Kontrol Freek to get an idea.
7 – Nintendo Goodies
Have a big Nintendo fan in the family? Let’s not forget that Nintendo has exclusive properties and near limitless imagination in how to market and sell all of them: Amiibo stands that look like a Mario pipe, a DK barrel that holds stylus’ and games, small Pokemon plushies, even poseable figures of your favorite characters. Almost any mall will have a shop that carries a variety of keychains, pins, and buttons of your favorite Nintendo characters. It’s a great and inexpensive way to fill the stocking and make someone smile.
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