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How to Find a Great Gift for a Gamer for a Reasonable Price

How to Find a Great Gift for a Gamer for a Reasonable Price

All right, so you have someone in your life who is very dear to you, and that person is a gamer. Now, if you play games yourself, then there are a lot of interesting topics you can discuss with that person, and you probably have a good idea about what you are going to buy for that person. However, what if you are not interested in video games, but you still want to surprise that person? How would you go about solving that problem?

Truth be told, you can easily buy a gift for a gamer as long as you know what types of games they like. However, gamer gifts tend to be expensive. After all, video games can cost around $60 on average during the first couple of months after their release.

So, you want a meaningful gift, but at the same time, you do not want to spend a fortune on it. Well, the following article can help you out. We are going to discuss how you can buy great gifts for gamers that will still be in the budget-friendly domain.

Find out what kinds of games they like

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    The first thing you need to do is find out what types of games or which game franchises your “target” likes. This is really easy to do. Simply check out their social network profiles. Gamers tend to follow groups that are related to their favorite games, and they tend to share content that is in some way related to their favorite games, such as gameplay footage.

    Also, your gamer friends may have room ornaments, action figures, and furniture that are also connected with their favorite game franchises or consoles. So, if you come across some game-related names or images in their room, then you have probably discovered what kind of games they enjoy.

    Of course, the next part is more difficult. Since your gamer friend probably already has those games, you still need to find something that they don’t have. Furthermore, if they do not own the game and are just hyped about it, chances are that you won’t be able to find that game at a price that fits your budget. Relatively new games are typically expensive.

    The solution will be presented later on in the text, but for now, it is important that you know what games your “target” is into. You also need to do a bit of research into the franchise to find out what kinds of merchandise are out there.

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    Look for special offers at online stores

    One way of getting a good gift at a reasonable price is by visiting online stores. For example, if the person you are buying for has a PlayStation, you can visit store.playstation.com and see what kind of discounts they have.

    These stores constantly offer some sort of discount, especially during holidays. Besides, you can always find weekly discounts for some games, and if you find one of the games your friend likes, you can buy that. Of course, you need to also find out whether they have that game already.

    Another great thing you can find at online stores is additional content for the game, such as DLCs, new themes, skins, characters, etc. These are great gift options, and chances are that your friend does not have them. Your gift can make the game they love even better. Lastly, you can always buy gift vouchers and send them to your friend’s account. This way, they get to buy what they want when it appears in the store.

    Find vouchers and discount cards

    Another option we have not mentioned are coupons and vouchers for discounts. Using these, you can buy items that are expensive but at lower prices. All you need to do is find out which of the stores in your local vicinity sell video games, gaming equipment, or other things gamers would use such as room decorations. These retailers include PC stores, toy stores, and big malls.

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    Instead of waiting for a game to be offered at a discount, you can go after coupons that are specifically designed to get you a discount at a certain store. Also, if you are not certain what your gamer friend would like, simply get your friend a gift voucher for a store where they can buy something they would like. This is a far safer gift option. You won’t end up getting something they already have.

    Besides, gift coupons give gamers choices, and gamers love choices. Here is a detailed guide to where you can get gift cards that will come in handy for these types of situations.

    Don’t limit yourself to games

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      Lastly, we have mentioned that you are not limited to purchasing games only. There are tons of products that are great for gamers and that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. One thing you should know about gamers is that many have been gaming from a young age, and they enjoy a fresh breath of nostalgia.

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      In other words, merchandise related to names like Super Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Tomb Raider, Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon will be a good choice for many gamers. Moreover, items designed to resemble older consoles or gaming equipment are also budget-friendly and great solutions for gifts.

      Finally, you can always find a wallpaper from their favorite gaming franchise and use it as a print for a mug, T-shirt, or blouse. These custom-made gifts are great because they are something that your friend probably does not have. All you need to do is find someone who provides these types of services.

      Well, we hope you found this guide useful and insightful, and that you will be able to find a perfect gift for your gamer friend or loved one. There are definitely a lot of options out there, so finding great gifts should not be too difficult. The most important thing you need to find out is what kind of games they are into. After that, it’ll be easy-peasy.

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      The founder of ISU Technologies, passionate in writing about entrepreneurship, work and technology.

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      Last Updated on May 22, 2019

      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

      There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

      One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

      In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

      Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

      1. Cat Camel Stretch

      Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

      Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

      Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

      Here’s a video to guide you through:

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      2. Go for a Walk or a Run

      This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

      Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

      The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

      Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

      Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

      3. Jumping Jacks

      Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

      Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

      4. Abductor Side Lifts

      Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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      Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

      5. Balancing Table Pose

      This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

      Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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        6. Leg Squats

        Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

        Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

        The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

        7. Push Ups

        You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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        An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

        Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

        This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

        8. Bicycle Crunches

        There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

        Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

        9. Lunges

        Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

        Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

        This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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        10. Bicep Curls

        You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

        Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

        Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

        Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

        Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

        These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

        You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

        Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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