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The Frugal Gaming Gift Guide

Buying presents for gamers isn’t always easy. You’d initially think that buying a game would be the obvious choice, but sometimes it’s good to think outside the box and get something a little different. To help with this, we have knocked up a list of ten cool gaming related gift ideas that we think would win you some serious kudos from that gamer in your life.


POP! Vinyl Figures

These are a very good idea for those looking to spend around the £10 mark. There are a massive range of figures to choose from, Including Fallout, Bioshock and Call of Duty. Zavvi have a wide range to choose from here as do Amazon, which you can find here.


Atari Flashback 6 Games Console

This is a great idea for the older gamer and is sure to have memories of their childhood flooding back. For many people the Atari would have been their introduction to video games, it was for me and I have some amazing memories of playing my 2600 as a kid. The Atari Flashback 6 is a home gaming console with 100 Atari games built in, 2 original Atari style controllers and TV connectivity!

You can pick this up for under £50 here

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Gamer Clothing

I’m sure everyone rolls their eyes when they receive socks as a present, but what if those socks had Sonic the Hedgehog on them?? You’re not just limited to socks, there are a massive variety of options ranging from hoodies to dressing gowns. One of the coolest place to pick up gaming related clothing is Insert Coin who have some seriously cool designs. You can use our discount code FRUGALCOIN to get 15% off your order. Alternately 8 Ball T Shirts and Game also have a selection of gaming clothing.

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Custom Controllers

Now for those that like to be Mr or Mrs Fancy Pants, these are a really cool option ranging from £69 – £89. Custom Controllers are a great choice for those gamers that like to be a little different and there are so many designs to choose from that I’m sure there is a controller for everyone. You can pick these up for Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 and you can find the full range here


Sega Megadrive With 80 Games

Just like the Atari console mentioned above, this Mega Drive console will be sure to have gamers of a certain generation smiling from ear to ear. I also have very fond memories of this console, it helped me through those awkward teenage years and kept me out of trouble in the process. It has 80 built-in . Plug & play on any TV, compatible with SEGA Mega Drive cartridges and comes with two wireless controllers.

You can pick this up for under £40 here

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Mystery Boxes

Mystery Boxes are now becoming very popular, with several Retailers now offering their individual take on the concept. Basically these boxes contain a selection of goodies aimed at “Geeks” ranging from T-Shirts to POP! Vinyl Figures, Comics and Socks! They usually retail for around £19 and are said to contain around £40 worth of goods. These can be picked up as a one off purchase in many cases or can be bought as a subscription ranging over 1,3,6 or 12 months.

You can get these from ZBOX, My Geek Box, Pop in a Box and Lootcrate. Check Youtube for a better idea of what these are all about and the type of goods that are included.


Credit and Subscriptions

So this is the gamer alternative of sending gift vouchers and the good thing is that you can get some pretty big savings, making it look like you’ve spent more than you actually have. These come in code form and are usually delivered instantly. You can get an extra 5% off the already discounted prices by liking the CD Keys Facekook Page. Use the links below to get the deals.

Xbox Live Gold Membership | Xbox Live Credit | Playstation Plus Membership | Playstation Credit | Steam Credit | Nintendo Credit

Fallout-MonopolyFallout Monopoly

This is a great choice for those Fallout Fans. The best thing about this gift is that you can include your friends and family, even if they’re not in to video games themselves…Everyone loves some Monopoly right??

You can pre-order this for £28 here


Video Games

OK, so if nothing we have listed has tickled your pickle, you can pick up video games nice and cheap using our deals. For the latest batch of discounts click here or alternatively use our search bar at the top of the site


My Brain Hurts

So I’ll be honest, I was trying to make this a top ten list but my stupid brain crapped out a 9. So I see this the other day and thought WT actual F! Nothing to do with gaming AT ALL but guaranteed to confuse the sh*t out of the recipient 🙂

Edible Chocolate Hammer £10.95

I hope this has proved useful, but if there is something in particular you are looking for, please let us know in the comment box below and we will find you the best prices

Daz x

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