Best stocking stuffers for gamers

A few holiday stocking stuffer ideas for all of the gamers in your family!

With little over a week left until the holidays roll around, you may find yourself shopping for last-minute stocking stuffer gifts for the gamers in your family. In general, stocking stuffers are defined as small gifts that fit inside of a stocking. No two stockings will be the same size, so keep in mind that you’ll want to shop for stocking stuffers based on the stockings you’re working with.

The extra large stockings will be more than capable of holding shirts, hats, mugs, and more. Meanwhile, the small stockings should be capable of holding small figures, keychains, and pins. If you’ve run out of ideas, or simply want to browse for gifts that’ll appeal exclusively to gamers, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve put together a guide featuring the best stocking stuffers for gamers!

Best Stocking Stuffers for Gamers

Apparel

Pokemon Jigglypuff reversible scarf
© Thinkgeek

Hats (particularly beanies) and socks are wonderful gifts to use as stocking stuffers. With the weather dropping in temperature, your gift recipient can keep warm with some fancy gaming socks or a nice new beanie.

What’s nice about apparel is there are a variety of designs out there that’ll appear to just about anyone. Additionally, the pricing tends to be pretty reasonable, with most coming in at $30 or under. Wondering what sort of apparel you should look at? Here are a few ideas!

Keychains

Overwatch character keychains
© Thinkgeek

Keychains may not be for everyone, especially for those that don’t use keys or keyrings. Despite this, they can still be a fun collectible to own and display in your house as keychain designs come in all kinds of variants from acrylic to metal.

They’re extremely inexpensive, and small enough to fit in even the tiniest of stockings. Unsure where to purchase your keychain or what would be the best fit for a gamer? Check out our list of recommended keychains below!

Figures and POPs

Funko POP figure Geralt
© Funko

Depending on the size of the stocking, you can add a figurine based off your gift recipient’s favorite game. For example, POPs were recently unveiled for Fortnite, and there are new Amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate available.

Figures are great in that gamers can display them on their desk, on a shelf, next to their consoles, etc. With so many options and sizes to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect figure that fits your stocking stuffer needs. To help give you an idea of what’s available, we’ve listed a few different figure options down below!

Plushies

Fortnite llama plush
© Epic Games

Similar to figures, plushies are great to display around your house, and can be great to collect as they come in all sorts of designs. Keep in mind that most plushies will be a little large for smaller size stockings, though they can help fill out larger stockings.

Additionally, wrapping a plushie on its own can be a pain, so adding it to a stocking is a great way to avoid unnecessary frustration. Wondering what type of gaming plushies are available? Check out our examples down below!

Mugs, Glasses, and Bottles

Super Mario turtle mug
© Fangamer

For a practical gift, you may want to consider giving a gaming-related mug, glass, or bottle. No matter what type of beverage your gift recipient is into, there’s bound to be a glass that’s perfect for their needs.

Do they drink a lot of coffee? Try getting them a cool new mug. Are they more into water? No worries, there are plenty of bottle options available. For style options, we’ve included some of our favorite mug, glass, and bottle designs for gamers!

Miscellaneous

Mario block coaster set
© Fangamer

Want something a little more creative, something your gift recipient won’t expect? When it comes to gamers, there are a lot of weird nicknacks out there that can surprise and delight no matter how picky the person.

Of course, this category tends to be the hardest to shop in because of how varied the options are. To help make things easier, we’ve included some of our favorite miscellaneous gifts below!

No matter what you decide to purchase as a stocking stuffer, you’re bound to find the perfect gift. The best way to approach stocking stuffer shopping is to consider the unique interests of your gift recipient. For example, if they mostly play on Nintendo Switch, you can search up accessory options unique to the console. Alternatively, if they play a lot of Fortnite, buying a gift specifically related to Fortnite is recommended.

What are you planning on buying your friends and family for Christmas? Did you buy anything from this list? Let us know down in the comments below! 

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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