Gift Giving

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Part 1 - Great "Gamer's Gift" Ideas for Your Introverted, Young Son....

Get Him a Walkthrough Guide

All right, so maybe he has trouble getting through the latest levels of his game. And perhaps he needs a little direction this time around…...that’s where the walkthrough comes in!!!! If it’s an older game that no longer services its walkthrough at a local store, or even at your local game store, then perhaps you can consider ordering online. Numerous renowned gamer’s sites, like IGN, also offer free online walkthroughs for all kinds of games new and old! It’s a gamer’s paradise!!!!


Get Him a Gamer’s Insider Subscription

Perhaps a yearly subscription to Nintendo Force Magazine or Casual Game Insider ought to do the trick, given he’s not already a regular subscriber to one or more of these. Always check first. The cost for a yearly subscription can usually range anywhere from $9.99 - $29.99 a month…..


Get Him an Online Multiplayer Game

Well, if he insists on socializing with his friends, but is practically irremovable from his laptop or gaming system, then you could meet him where he’s at halfway and opt for an online multiplayer minutes card or something similar. That way, he can still play his favorite games and socialize. It kills two birds with the same stone, and maybe he’ll be inspired to meet some of his newfound online friends in person. Anyhow, food for thought.                            


Get Him Credit Toward a Future Purchase At Any Reputable Local Game Dealer

Credit is good, especially when it’s applied toward what he loves. GameStop, Game Crazy, Buy-Back Games, and similar stores offer in-store credit for exchanges or sales. Just ask around. What have ya got to lose?                                                               

Let’s say you’re not necessarily “the expert’s expert” on all things video games, even as his parent, though he probably expects you to be. Well, no worry. That’s why you can get store credit or a store gift card so that he can choose whatever he wants to spend it on. Let’s face it: He probably knows what he likes better than you do, or at least in this respect….


Get Some “Memorable Merch.” Based off His Favorite Series or Saga

Halo, Sonic, Final Fantasy, Mario, or something else? What series or character do you hear him talk about the most with his friends, or what does he have displayed on his wall --- or clothes --- above all else? That’s a good indicator….                              

In addition, consider what kind of household items he would appreciate or need, as well, since retailers like Hot Topic and even Spencer’s tailor such needs around some of the most popular video game characters. For instance, you can get him a Legend of Zelda wallet or hat, a Super Mario Brothers t-shirt, towel, or cup, or even a Sonic Collector’s Edition Plated Watch. It all depends on what you’re going for….heck, you can even find Metroid and Halo underwear for the die-hard aficionados!!!!

Spencer’s particularly specializes itself for adding a tad of humor to its gifts. Some of these are likewise copyrighted by the video game companies and characters, bearing their logos, while others are “fan inspiration pieces”. You can decide. And you can even order from Hot Topic or Spencer’s ---- all from online!                   


Final Thoughts On All This “Mumbo Jumbo” : Don’t Stress, Pray Instead, Give from the Heart, and So Much More…

So consider our proven advice the next time you find yourself in a “present pickle”. And remember to look up: The Good Lord has an answer for everything. So worry about nothing, and pray about everything; you will find that perfect gift. Believe it, and you’ll receive it (actually, the other party will actually do the receiving, but you get the idea). All good things do come in time, and from the Father above, the true Giver of all gifts everywhere, the source from which every great present first originates.                         

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