10 Budget Gifts For Your Significant PC Gamer

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The holiday season is in full swing, but you are done shopping? Don’t worry; we’ve got some last-minute budget gift ideas for your significant PC gamer right here!

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The holiday season is upon us. The weather is getting colder, malls are packed, everyone is stressed out, and stores are blasting the same Christmas songs on repeat over and over. With Christmas and Hanukkah less than two weeks away, people everywhere are scrambling to finish their last-minute shopping. Don’t you just love the holidays?

Whether you are looking to buy gifts for yourself or that significant PC gamer in your life, the world of PC gaming is vast and often expensive. Picking out gifts can be hard, especially in this day and age where games are usually bought digitally, and PC components will quickly dry out your wallet.

So what kind of gifts do you buy your special dedicated gamer friend that won’t break the bank? We’ve compiled a list of ten gift ideas, a mix of practical and fun, all under $50 that will surely be appreciated by your gaming friends.

PC Desk Flair
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Desk Swag

If you’ve spent any significant time at a desk, like a vast portion of the working world, you know that nothing is more boring than a plain empty workspace. You have to personalize your computer desk space and flair it up. This is even truer for your gaming PC desk: why play games at a plain boring desk when you can spruce it up with all sorts of gaming related swag? There’s no better place to show off your gaming pride, and the decoration possibilities are nearly endless.

There are gaming related figurines, plushies, USB devices, LEGO sets, banners, posters, office supplies, clock, lights, and everything else in between. Funko makes insane numbers of Pop! Vinyl figurines that relate to video games, movies, comics, and TV shows. My personal favorite is small LEGO sets, especially the Star Wars Microfighter series, that are just small enough to fit on your desk with ease.

You can get gaming USB accessories and devices that are both practical and fun, like a Pac-Man Ghost USB Light or an LED Potion Desk Lamp. Or decorate your chair with a Horde Warcraft banner or put up some Mario Bros. canvas art on the wall. Honestly, just check out ThinkGeek.com: they have a ton of cool collectibles, accessories, and toys that are perfect for decking out a gamer’s desk and still staying on budget.