Alternative Gifts for Gaming Novices


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When it comes to the festive season, you may be a little stuck when it comes to gift ideas for your friends and family. Sure, certain people are simple to buy for. Perhaps your mom likes the same bottle of perfume each year. Maybe you have an uncle who’s always contented with a pair of socks. Maybe one of your friends insists on heading for a night out with you rather than passing wrapped parcels. However, there are certain people who leave you completely lost. Now your gaming friends are likely to be up to date with all of the latest consoles, games, and tech specs. But there are so many more gaming options out there than Fifa, Minecraft, and Call of Duty. There are relatively overlooked games that could prove perfect for people who haven’t bothered looking themselves. So why not introduce them to something completely new and give them the gift of gaming for the holidays? Here are a few options that you might like to invest in for them.

Creative Games

We all have at least one creative type in our life. They’ll spend hours poring over their drawings, sculpting figures, and stitching together fabrics. If they enjoy creating things in real life so much, then they are more than likely going to enjoy crafting things in the virtual world. Chances are that they have encountered Lego in real life and the nostalgic toy will throw them back into their childhood where their interests began. So why not give them a blast from the past with a modern twist by wrapping up a Lego video game for them? Lego Ways has a complete guide to the various versions that are available out there on the market, from Lego Star Wars to Lego Batman and Lego City Undercover. So read up and decide which option is best for the intended recipient.

Educational Games

It’s sad to think that education ends for many of us when we leave school or higher education. Surely our whole lives should be a learning process! But around the rigmarole of nine to five work, keeping up with social calendars, and various other aspects of our lives, the majority won’t fancy picking up a book and studying in the precious spare time that we have. Luckily, gaming can make subtle learning fun for people of all ages. Take a look at the success of Nintendo’s brain training games such as Big Brain Academy, Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training, and Brain Age. These games line up several tasks and puzzles to get the gears of your mind working again in a fun way! This will make the perfect gift for those aiming for self-improvement but struggle with a hectic schedule.

Relaxing Games

For those with a hectic schedule who are more interested in rest and relaxation than further mental stimulation, there are games specifically designed to help you kick back and bask in a soothing atmosphere and tranquil activities. Flower for PlayStation is a great example of a solution for such individuals. The game is simple: you use your controller to move flower petals with the wind. But it’s so soothing! Give this to someone who needs to chill.

These are just a few of the alternative times of gaming out there. So never completely cross gaming gifts off the list for anyone you’re buying for. There’s likely to be something out there on the market that they’ll love!

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