Monday 16 December 2019

Gamers Edition Christmas gift guide


Retro Plug & Play handheld controller
The retro plug & play handheld controller (RRP £19.99) from YESIWANTIT is a classic retro gaming controller with 200 games. 

Retro gaming has never been so easy with this awesome classic Plug and Play Handheld Controller! Get lost in the world of classic arcade gaming with the wide variety of games this classic gaming console. With the option to choose from 200 brilliant built in retro games, ready to play, you’ll never get bored of playing! These fun classic games are split into six categories – Action, Racing, Sport, Shooting, Fighting and Puzzles.

This retro black and grey gaming controller measures approximately 13.5 x 6.5cm x 2.5cm and comes with a 2-metre-long AV cable with standard RCA plugs to connect to your TV. To set up this unique gaming console, start by inserting three AAA batteries and follow the simple instructions provided, plugging in the red and yellow RCA leads into your TV to connect.

With all the original retro buttons and controls, this classic Plug and Play Handheld Gaming Controller is a fabulous throwback to yesteryear and makes a wonderful gift for any keen retro gamer!

Gioteck TX50 headset
Get the edge in your online gaming with the Gioteck TX-50

The Gioteck TX-50 is engineered for epic online battles in mind. With 50mm high impact drivers enabling you to track every footstep, get ready to feel the advantage over your enemies. 

Over-ear soft Alacantara cushions provide precise delivery of sound with extreme comfort for long gaming sessions. The bendable metal mic guarantees that your team hear every command. Robust build quality, soft-touch rubberised finish, precision extender arms and perforated steel cups make sure that the TX-50 packs a punch both inside and out. Gioteck – Come Get Some.

Pacman Desktop Arcade Game
Make your desk fun with this retro Pacman Desktop Arcade Game (RRP £24.99) from YESIWANTIT.

With the original gameplay and sound effects, you’ll be back in the past in no time. This arcade game has a quality LCD screen and even has a joystick just like when it first came out! Perfect as a gift for any avid gamers and Pacman fans.

Give the gift of unlimited access to over 1000 PC games with a Utomik gift card.

Perfect for avid PC gamers a Utomik subscription guarantees hours of entertainment, all for just £5.99 a month (with a 3 month subscription). Subscriptions can be bought on a Personal Plan perfect for 1 user or as a Family Plan for up to 4 users. Plans can be bought for 3, 6 or 12 months; the longer you subscribe for the cheaper it is per month.

Utomik offer over 1000 PC games with new games added each week. Perfect for all gamers Utomik have a varied range of game genres including AAA classics, indie, retro, adventure, kids games and so much more.

Nintendo Premium A5 Notebook
Relive your childhood with this Nintendo Premium A5 Notebook (RRP £9.99) from YESIWANTIT.

Inspired by the classic gaming console, this Nintendo Controller Notebook has got lined pages and a cool pattern on the inside for that little bit of extra fun.

Featuring a black elastic closure and matching pen holder, it's perfect for all your writing needs plus it is a great gift for anyone who loves retro gaming and classic Nintendo.

Jumanji: The Video Game

Enter the jungle with Jumanji: The Video Game from Funsolve, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe and Outright Games for a jungle-tastic adventure.

Unite in adventure and laughter in the action-packed game of Jumanji, as you try to survive the ultimate challenge for those seeking to leave their world behind!

Play as movie heroes Dr. Bravestone, Ruby, Mouse, and Prof. Shelley in this fun, action packed 3D hippotastic adventure. Who will you play as to find the previous Jewels of Jumanji, save the world and find a way home?

In online or split-screen modes, work together with up to three friends or AI teammates to defeat enemies, survive deadly traps, and save the Jumanji. The world of Jumanji is beautiful but deadly with mountain, city and jungle environments. With an army of evil marauders to take on, deadly beasts and traps to dodge, and cool customizations to unlock, the game offers endless adventure with no two rounds of Jumanji ever the same. 

Jumanji: The Video Game is available on Xbox One, Playstation® 4, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

Super Mario Notebook & Pen Set
Featuring renowned characters from the classic Super Mario Game, from Mario himself to an angry Goomba – this Super Mario A5 Notebook & Pen Set (RRP £10.99) from YESIWANTIT is perfect for keeping all kinds of notes and doodles!

The colourful super Mario pen is the perfect companion to this retro style notebook. The multi-coloured pen features a cool Mario design.
With lined pages printed with an outline of Mario and Luigi on each page and an inner page printed with an awesome Super Mario Print, this notebook and pen set is perfect as a gift for any fan of the game!

tori™ Explorer Kit
Welcome to the world of tori™. Dive into the magical worlds of tori™ and discover a creative and imaginative ecosystem creted by Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe. tori™ combines the magic of digital with the fun of DIY activities to offer a whole new way to play. Discover this creative and imaginative experience, which allows families with children from 6 to 12 and beyond to enjoy interactive play while encouraging individual creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

Discover breakthrough Mirror Play™ technology, a 3D motion tracking solution, and jump into a surprising immersive experience!  Your tori™ toys come alive on screen and reflect each of your moves. Explore exciting universes and break down the limits between imagination and reality to open a world full of creativity!

Free your creativity and power up your play with tori and it's fun games -
* Crystal Chase - Dexterity and reflexes are key to defeating the Space Pirates with your tori spacecraft
* Jungle Rescue - Be smart and sharp to save Mother Nature with your tori catapult
* Shades of Light - Wizardry is afoot with this Perspective Puzzle Game. Use the tori wand to complete the magic
* Supreme Builder - Using the tori wand, imagine, build and create a whole New World

Not only is tori a world of fun but it is also educational too. The educational benefits of tori are children enhancing their creativity, practising problem solving, developing motor function, learning about space and numbers plus so much more! With the tori™ Dashboard, you can monitor your children’s game progress and consider the types of skills that they may be practicing for each activity. 

The tori explorer kit(RRP £109) is perfect for introducing children to the magical world of tori.

GB Posters Playstation Eat Sleep Repeat heat change mug
This Playstation Eat Sleep Repeat heat change mug (RRP £9.99) from GB Posters is perfect for Playstation fans and gamers.

The amazing mug features two incredible designs in one mug. Simply fill with a hot drink of your choice and watch as the mug changes right before your eyes. When cold the mug is a stylish black and blue finish, then when a hot drink is in the mug the design changes to blue mug with coloured control buttons and white writing.

Fun and practical the mug is great for gamers. Featuring the classic Playstation control buttons with a black and blue finish this drinking mug is perfect for relaxing with a nice hot cuppa as you settle in for an epic gaming session. 

Call of Duty Amazing Mystery Box
Give the gift of a surprise a gaming themed Amazing Mystery Box. Offering monthly subscription service boxes or one-off taster boxes, their Amazing Mystery boxes are crammed full with delights and other special licensed products that are amazing value for money. In fact every box includes a range of items with a retail price of at least double the price of the box. 

Whilst the boxes’ contents are a true mystery boxes often include a piece of clothing apparel such as t-shirt, hat or socks along with items such as a plush, pop vinyl, bag/backpack, mug, notebook or wallet plus novelty items such as keyrings or blind bags. The items in the box are connected to the theme of the box.

The Call of Duty Amazing Mystery Box (RRP £24.99) is dedicated to Call of Duty special edition box that features at least 5 Call of Duty themed items and provides their renowned value for money hallmark.

Reinforcing the mystery element of this unique boxes, the exact contents of the box is unknown. In this Call of Duty Amazing Mystery Box there were a fabulous selection of Call of Duty themed items including a pair of socks, keyring, wallet, COD Infinite Warfare lanyard with collectable stickers, backpack and COD baseball cap.

The value for money in the COD Amazing Mystery Box is amazing with the contents being perfect for fans of COD. The products included are quality COD items with the box being a wonderful gift to give to gamers.

Going Viral book
Written by author David Zoellner the 96 page paperback book Going Viral (£7.99) available from Carlton Books is a great gift to give to Minecraft fans.

Based on the 18-million-views video series by Black Plasma Studios, this is the graphic novel story of a Minecraft character who doesn't want to be controlled by his user. 

Can the user help his new little computer friend survive in Minecraft, facing zombies and an Ender Dragon... and what will happen when an even greater threat arises? They're going to need to work together to defeat a malevolent computer virus that wants to destroy not just their Minecraft world, but every Minecraft server on the internet! 

This epic tale from the master animators at Black Plasma is a terrific mix of epic fantasy, hi-tech adventure, humour and fun. The story is fun and an enjoyable read for children who enjoy Minecraft and the video series. The book’s illustrations are to a high standard and make the book even more captivating.

Ice Age Scrat’s Nutty Adventure game
Enter the world of Ice Age!

Join Ice Age’s favourite sabre-tooth squirrel Scrat’s quest for the Crystal Nuts in this ice-tastic adventure.

A mysterious mechanism in an ancient Scratazon Temple, has locked away his prized possession and the only way to get it back is an epic quest to find four legendary Crystal Nuts which are scattered across the land. 

Gamers guide Scrat through a hilarious 3D action-adventure, where they’ll face fierce prehistoric creatures and survive crazy calamities as they visit a host of classic Ice Age locations, where they’ll jump from icicle to icicle, ride raging geysers, leap across burning lava, and reach for impossible heights, all with Scrat’s hilarious slapstick acrobatics in the quest to return the missing relics to their rightful home.

Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure game  is available on Xbox One, Playstation® 4, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

GB Posters Minecraft World Beyond poster
Perfect for Minecraftfans the Minecraft World Beyond maxi poster (RRP £4.99) from GB Posters is a fantastic look at the world of Minecraft.

The maxi poster measures an impressive 61 x 91.5 cm in size and is printed on quality 150gsm paper. Thanks to the fact that GB Posters’ maxi posters only use the highest resolution artwork the poster features crystal clear images and crisp printing.

The poster is a fun, colourful and unique look at the world of Minecraft with the poster showcasing the nether, overworld and ender dragon. 

With so much going on in the poster there is something new to see every time you look at the poster such as a nether beach, an iron golem battling zombies, a zombie pigman slipping down a lava slide and a cow jumping over the moon.

Gioteck HC-P4/-2 headset
Designed specifically for the new generation of consoles, Gioteck has created an unparalleled stereo gaming headset that delivers on quality, design and price with their range of HC headsets

The HC-2 is designed with extreme comfort in mind thanks to an adjustable VR headband. Uniquely shaped ear cups delivers a perfect over-ear fit, enabling uninterrupted audio whilst maintaining superb comfort. The headset boasts lag free audio. A removable mic, perfectly positioned for ideal voice pick-up guarantees crystal clear chat. 

Fortnite Battle Royale Pro Gamer Guide
Written by author Kevin Pettman the Fortnite Battle Royal Pro Gamer Guide (£12.99) book available at Carlton Books is an independent and unofficial 192 page guide on filled with everything you need to get victory royale.

Anyone can play Fortnite Battle Royale, but only one in 100 can win! If you're looking to move out of noobsville and become a master, it's time to step up your game and get the Ultimate Pro Gamer's Guide.

This in-depth title contains all the secrets, stunts and strategy you need to go from being a player to a master. It's the easiest way to get hold of the expertise it would take months of play to learn - no other guide gets this in-depth, from building to loot-finding to a special section on how to ace the endgame and attain Victory Royale. 

There's even tips on the best skins, dances, pets and gliders to make sure you look like a pro, as well as play like one.

As well as providing tips on everything Fortnite the book also highlights the importance of playing safe and staying safe. 

Perfect for Fortnite fans the guide is informative, fun and filled with great illustrations. 

Blue Microphones Snowball iCE
The Snowball iCE (RRP £54.99) from Blue Microphones is a high end microphone that provides pristine sound for recording, streaming and podcasting.

The plug ‘n’ play usb microphone is the fastest, easiest way to get high-quality sound for recording and streaming as it works automatically with your PC/Mac without the need for drivers.

Powered by a custom cardioid condenser capsule, Snowball iCE delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone. 

Cardioid pickup pattern ensures the microphone captures your voice with clear, focused sound. Be heard loud and clear with guaranteed performance on leading VOIP platforms with the microphone being Skype and Discord certified.

The microphone features adjustable desktop stand which allows you to position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality.

The Snowball iCE microphone is styled in a gorgeous retro design and is available in white or black. The stylish microphone is available in white or black, both of which feature silver detailing.

Gioteck WX-4 controllers
The Gioteck WX-4 are premium bluetooth and wired controllers suitable for the Nintendo Switch™, PS3™ and PC.

Go Pro and swap the Joy-Con™ controllers for a Gioteck handheld controller that provides you with even more gaming control than ever before. The ergonomic traditional pro-controller design lets you game for hours in comfort.

Available in 4 colours, in both wired and wireless variants and built with premium materials and design, WX-4 delivers superb comfort during marathon gaming sessions. With LEDs for power and player number, plus motion and vibration support, the WX-4 delivers the ultimate next-level immersive gaming experience. 

WX-4 premium wired and wireless controllers for Nintendo Switch™ feature: 
* Traditional button layout 
* LEDs for power and player number  
* Motion and vibration support (wireless edition only) 
* Ergonomic design 
* Wireless version, available in black 
* Wired version available in red, blue and silver 

If you are looking to spend your Christmas spending money in the New Year and are looking for a new controller check out the Gioteck Fortnite-inspired Gioteck controllers for both the Nintendo Switch™ and Playstation® 4.
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival game 
Fans of Disney will love the adorably cute, fun and joyful Disney Tsum Tsum Festival game from Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe available on the Nintendo Switch.

Disney Tsum Tsum Festival is a new party game packed with puzzles featuring playable versions of the cute and cuddly plush toys from the Disney Tsum Tsum toyline. 

The game is bursting with ‘Tsum’ fun thanks to the arcade style of the game that offers 12 different mini-games such as Tsum Curling, Bubble Hockey, Spinner Battle, Tsum Rhythm and more. It also includes the classic Tsum Tsum Puzzle game. 

The game is a lovely infusion of fun minigames with cute Disney Tsum Tsums. It is a truly heart-warming joyful game. The game offers fantastic family fun, it is perfect for younger players and wonderful for Disney fans.

For more ideas of gaming gifts check out last year’s Gamers Christmas gift guide that features console games, gaming merchandise and accessories.

* The items in this gift guide include items we were sent for free to include in this gift guide plus items we have previously received for review and items we already personally own *


  1. What a great gift guide for those who love games, I love the look of the mini pacman game I used to love playing that years ago x

  2. My eldest son would love the COD mystery box and the headset. I quite like the mario notebook and pen

  3. So many fantastic ideas! I love the mini arcade Pac Man - I'd definitely play with that!
    C x

  4. Some really brilliant ideas here . I love the notepad and the jumanji game would definitely be a hit I. Our house ! I didn’t even know it was out

  5. I think I would be a little nervous playing the Jumanji game LOL - great ideas though

  6. Some fantastic gaming gifts to choose from, the amazing mystery boxes are fab we have bought these from Comic Con in the past and the children love them

  7. These would all be on my son's dream wish list! I particularly love the sound of the mini Pac Man though!

  8. Everything Nintendo and Super Mario is greatly appreciated by my partner who is a serial gamer! :D Thanks for the suggestions they are a lot!

  9. I love this post. Great games. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This is such a great guide, so many options! That Nintendo notepad is amazing, I honestly thought it was an N64!

    Katie xoxo