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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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      Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

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      The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

      • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
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      After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

      Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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      Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

      Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

      Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

      4. Let go

      Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

      The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

      It’s not. Promise.

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      Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

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      Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

      Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

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      The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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      Will this matter to me…

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      • Next month?
      • Next year?
      • In 10 years?

      Hint: No, it won’t.

      I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

      Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

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      Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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      Final thoughts

      Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

      Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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