Gift Guide for the eSports Lover in Your Life

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With the holidays fast approaching, the conundrum of what to buy for your friends or loved ones is always present. There are many things that you could get, but it is always best to buy something that falls into the interest of that special someone.

This guide focuses on those of us who have eSports lovers in our circle of family and friends. There might be many people out there who might know what to get for them, but there are many that might not. If you need some help, then this guide is here for you.

Game Gift Cards for In-Game Items

Price: $4.99-$49.99

Rating: 4/5

Buy it on: Amazon

When it comes to many of the games that eSports lovers play, many of them have some form of in-game cosmetics or other in-game items to purchase. Whether it be League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone or Counterstrike, each game has something that you can buy and gift to your eSports lover.

These types of gifts are a good choice because it gives your eSports lover items in the game that they love. You can't go wrong with in-game items.

Team Apparel/Mechandise

Price: $9.99-$64.99

Rating: 4/5

Buy it on: ESL Gaming 

Like with sports fans, eSports fans also have teams that they love and follow. These fans take pride in the team that they follow and sometimes, they want to show off that pride. From T-shirts, to hoodies, to bags and posters, most teams have a great variety of items to choose from. You can buy things as cheap and simple as a keychain, or more expensive letterman jackets and headsets.

These types of gifts are more personalized and focused toward the interest of the eSports lover. As long as you know what team they root for, you can't go wrong.

Fan-Created / Unofficial Merchandise

Price: $1.99 - $29.99

Rating: 4.5/5

Buy it on: Etsy

Some of the coolest merchandise for a game doesn't come from official sellers but from the fans. Many fans love the games they play and they have boundless creativity and skill to bring their love for the game to real life. 

On Etsy you can find a variety of fan-created merchandise for most games that your eSports loving fan may love. There is always something for someone, you just gotta look hard enough.

Official Game-Related Merchandise

Price: $9.99-$49.99

Rating: 4/5

Buy it on: Amazon

Though fan-created and unofficial game merchandise might have a wider variety of gifts to choose from, you can't go wrong with official and professionally created merchandise.

Official game merchandise for the games that your eSports fan loves will let them show their support for the game and the eSport itself.

Virtual Reality Headset

Price: $20-$799

Rating: 5/5

Buy it on: Amazon

A virtual reality headset can be a really expensive gift for an eSports lover, depending on what kind of headset you get. Now you may be wondering, "Why a VR headset?" Well, it's because in VR, you get an entirely different viewing experience.

VIrtual reality lets you watch Twitch streams inside of a movie theater while still sitting in your small apartment. Many people do not have large spaces or the ability to purchase large televisions, so a VR headset is a nice alternative. Plus, it's just a rad gift to have! 

Buying for others may always be difficult but a gift is a gift.

Whether you buy the cheapest gift or the priciest gift, as long as you put in some effort and buy thinking of the other person, they're sure to enjoy what you get them.

Published Nov. 20th 2016

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