10 Unique Gifts for the Gamer in Your Life

Get ready to discover the perfect gifts for the gamers on your list. Whether you're buying something for Christmas, a birthday, or just because, you can find unique gifts for gamers at Plaza Japan. Go beyond the norm to give your friend an unforgettable present that represents their gaming passion!

Our Favorite Gifts for Gamers

A figurine with Ghost-type Pokemon.

A Ghostly Gift

Pokemon remains one of the most popular video game franchises in the world. The next time you need a potential gifts for gamers, turn your attention to some of the best Pokemon items in the Pokeverse. No matter what the occasion, give the recipient a delightful spook, courtesy of a figurine that celebrates the rarest of the rare: Ghost-type Pokemon! Gengar, Mimikyu, and other Ghosties may be hard to catch out in the world, but now, your game-playing pal can keep them displayed all year long with this unique gift for gamers!

A Mario Kart RC-car.

Next-Level Mario Kart

Mario Kart is one of the most fun games on any platform — don't @ us! It's such an entertaining game that versions of it have been available for Nintendo systems ever since the Super NES. Wouldn't it be even more fun if you could play Mario Kart in real life? A Mario Kart remote-control car is hands down one of the most unique gifts for gamers. Featuring Mario (of course!) this RC radio control system toy allows the recipient to create their own custom-course and race to their heart's content. In between races, this RC model makes for an excellent display that will look at home on a desk or shelf full of video game memorabilia.

A gamer gift Switch controller featuring Bowser.

The Coolest Controller

Continuing with the Nintendo theme (they are the OG of gaming, after all!), the top gifts for gamers allow them to play the games they love at a new level. The Nintendo Switch offers several neat controllers that feature the Nintendo universe’s most popular characters. If the person on your gift list is a fan of big bad Bowser, for example, then they need a controller that showcases that passion for villainy. The good news here is that you can find controllers with a variety of characters. Better still, if your friend is a fan of PlayStation or Xbox instead, those are available, as well. What character would your pal like best for their unique gamer gift?

A stainless steel Pokemon water bottle.

Some Quality H20

We know, a water bottle seems like a lame gift for gamers. But, listen, stainless steel water bottles aren’t just for VSCO girls. Not only are reusable water bottles better for the environment than plastic water bottles, but they also contain fewer chemicals than plastic water bottles, too! Not to mention it’s just what a thirsty gamer needs during a marathon session. Also ideal for hikes and trips to the gym, it's a practical but unique gift for gamers—particularly if you pick out a Pokemon water bottle. Make it easy for your friend to stay hydrated all day!

A gamer gift gaming headset for PlayStation 4.

A High-Quality Headset

These days, half the fun of playing video games is the ability to play alongside other people. You can play with friends or virtual strangers, but the ability to interact is a must. Whether your friend is a fan of shooter games or RPGs, a high-quality gaming headset is a perfect gift for gamers. A great quality set ensures that they will be able to interact with team members and participate in the conversation without worrying about outside noise or interference. To make sure your gamer gift is unique, choose the right headset. In other words, snag a PlayStation headset for the PS fans on your list or make sure that you choose a headset compatible with Nintendo or Xbox, if that’s their jam.

A close-up of a green Yoshi plush.

A Yoshi to Cuddle

Plaza Japan is well-known for our unique gifts for gamers but sometimes simple is best. We offer an array of Japanese plush dolls, but we have to admit we kind of love our adorable Yoshi plush doll. Yoshi is a fan-favorite character. It's no wonder, too —he's such a cute little guy! Adults, kids, teens — anyone would love to be on the receiving end of a cuddly Yoshi plush.

A red case for the Nintendo Switch.

A Handy Carrying Case

Many gaming consoles are transportable. Take the Nintendo Switch, for instance. It's designed in such a way that the player can bring part of the console with them and play wherever they are. It's definitely a step up from Gameboy and even the PSVita. If you need a gift for a gamer with a Switch, then consider a special carrying case that will keep the Switch safe. That way, your friend can play anywhere without worrying about damaging their console!

A figurine of Zelda from The Legend of Zelda.

Love for Zelda

Forget about Link! The Legend of Zelda has remained popular through every iteration. Too few people realize that Zelda is a powerful force herself, but any good gamer knows! This Japanese figurine is the perfect unique gift for the gamers in your life that love collectible figurines — it even comes with three changeable face plates so your gamer friends can always customize her expression to match their imagination! They will be thrilled to receive a detailed Zelda figurine from Breath of the Wild. You can tell she's ready to kick butt and take names!

An Incineroar Amiibo in a box.

A Neato Amiibo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the, well, ultimate battle game. It's a staple for game nights all over the world. Amiibos make it even more entertaining. Figure out your friend's favorite character then select the perfect Amiibo. An Incineroar Amiibo gamer gift may give your friend a bit more confidence and power during gameplay, not to mention that he looks fierce and great on a shelf with other collectibles.

A model of an original PlayStation gift for gamers.

The Perfect Model

Is your friend a fan of original consoles? Give the gift of nostalgia! A plastic model of the OG PlayStation is a unique gift for gamers who grew up playing the system. Heck, why not make this a tradition? For each special occasion, give your friend a new video game Japanese plastic model kit to put together!

Now that you've seen some of our top gifts for gamers, it's time to pick the perfect present. What are you giving the gamers on your list?