Holiday Gift Guide: Oddball Accessories
We’ve covered the major gift-giving areas here at GameZone already, and we’re willing to bet you’ve all but maxed out your credit cards looking for the most awesome presents to give your loved ones. But what about the picky ones? Oh, you know them well. The gamers who already have every major release lined up on their shelves. Those people who balk at movies or anime, and they buy their own accessories. They’ve got a veritable video game wardrobe and stay up-to-date. What do you get them? Something unique, that’s what. Here’s a list of ten oddball accessories any gamer can appreciate, even the picky ones.
1. Hylian Shield Backpack
Any discerning Zelda fan on your list would be thrilled to receive this sturdy, detailed Hylian Shield backpack, made with love and care. There are several iterations, including purses for ladies and less expensive choices, but rest assured your giftee will have plenty to brag about when strutting around town with this baby.
2. Custom Bitrom Necklace - Game Boy Cartridge
Whether your giftee’s favorite Game Boy game is a Mario hit or a Zelda classic, you can have it remade here as an awesome necklace courtesy of Ogeeku. No one will be rocking this necklace, we can guarantee that, and they’re totally customizable and true to size. Someone’s definitely going to ask if they mutilated a real game to make it, and that’s always hilarious.
3. Super Mario Headphones
Whether your friends and family like listening to Lady Gaga or Beethoven, they’ll listen in style with these hand-painted Mario headphones. They’re one of a kind, and the talent that went into creating these awesome headphones is astounding. The Etsy store has plenty of other products as well, each looking nearly professional in their reproduction of popular video games and entertainment franchises.
4. Pastel PlayStation Controller Necklace
It’s tough to find gaming accessories that satisfy “cute” and “awesome” prerequisites, and this pastel PlayStation controller necklace is a classy and fashionable way to show off Sony love. They’re also impossibly cute. Just look at them. Couldn’t you just die? You may be tempted to purchase one for yourself, but remember -- these are gifts, guys.
5. Day of the Tentacle Plush Toys
Please that retro gamer on your list with either a Purple or Green Tentacle plush from the classic Tim Schafer point-and-click adventure game Day of the Tentacle. Purple probably won’t take over the world as a stuffed doll, and Green will always have plenty of useful advice to toss out when needed.
6. Mega Man Shoes
Sweet kicks, bro. At least, that’s what people will be saying when they have a look at these rad Mega Man shoes you purchase for your friends, or yourself. There aren’t just Mega Man shoes either, there are plenty of other choices available, but they’ll be the talk of the town when words gets around some stylish guy or lady is rocking these.
7. Pokemon Kanto Region Badges
Know a wannabe Pokémon master who’s still loving the old-school badges? You can’t go wrong with this stunning set of real-world badges with gorgeous design and interesting colo -- straight from the TV show and video games. They’re pretty awesome.
8. Final Fantasy Moogle Perler Necklace
Perler bead necklaces are always in style, but this special dramatic moogle necklace is unique for its size and cuteness. Surprise a special lady with this statement piece or one of the others at this Etsy shop.
9. BioShock Infinite Bird/Cage Cameo Necklace
Is your giftee partial to the bird or the cage? No matter which necklace they prefer, give them Elizabeth’s cameo necklace from BioShock Infinite for a holiday they won’t soon forget.
10. Steel Horde World of Warcraft Coasters
Alright, some people play Alliance, and that’s totally cool. But these Horde metal coasters are where it’s at. They just look badass, don’t they?