Holiday gift guide 2019: What to buy a video game fan

By Brittany Vincent // The Mercury News (TNS)

The holidays are right around the corner. Do you know what you should buy for that special video game enthusiast in your life? Here’s a selection of gifts you can feel good about giving the video game-loving individuals in your life.

The Legend Of Zelda: Ultimate Defense Hylian Shield Fleece Blanket
Now this is a practical gaming giftee that still appeals to a Zelda-loving crowd. It’s a fleece throw blanket in the shape of a Hylian Shield. It’s 50-by-60 inches, so your giftee can snuggle up during cold winter nights, or use it to decorate their living room. If for some reason they aren’t Zelda fans, they can crumple it into a ball and put it in their dog’s crate so their fluffy friend has a swanky new blankie.
Price: $30.99

Paladone Super Mario Bros. Fridge Magnets
Who couldn’t use some new fridge magnets? Maybe the person you’re buying a gift for doesn’t have a refrigerator, but if they’re playing games, maybe they have bigger problems than you figuring out what to give them for the holidays. There are over 80 different characters and building blocks to turn any fridge into a Mario level, and that’s pretty cool.
Price: $9.99

Paladone Game Boy Watch
What time is it? It’s time for the gamer in your life to flash this awesome retro Game Boy watch. Set the alarm for a surprise, but mostly marvel at how many people stop the person that’s wearing it to ask them if it actually plays games. I am speaking from experience.
Price: $29.98

—The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mat
This colorful welcome mat will proclaim to all who enter your friend or family member’s home that a massive Majora’s Mask fan lives inside. Or it will sit inside their home because you can’t trust anyone not to walk by and steal such an awesome mat when they see it. Personally, I’d never put this near my apartment doorstep. It would gone, like, within the hour. But it sure does look amazing.
Price: $34.99

PlayStation: This Is For The Dreamers Alarm Clock
What time is it? Time to game! It might actually be easier for your giftee to wake up in the morning if they get to roll over and look at a fun replica of a DualShock 4 controller. Or they might try to pry it off the “base” and wonder why their console isn’t turning on and why the touchpad is lit with numbers.
Price: $35.99

Pokemon: Pika Power Shaped Mug
Everyone uses cups. Everyone loves Pikachu. Really, this is a win-win situation. If the gamer in your life hates cups and hates Pikachu, give them coal instead. It’s what they deserve.
Price: $26.99