The holiday season is upon us, and so begins the time-honored tradition of hinting to your friends, family, and partners about the gifts you’d like to receive. We’re here to help, with a curated list of some of our favorite stuff from across the worlds of toys, collectibles, tech, tabletop games, active gear, and home decor. Feel free to casually leave this article sitting open on your computer, with certain picks enthusiastically circled. Good luck!
Toys & Collectibles
Toys & Collectibles
Lego Nintendo Entertainment System
Relive the glory days with this gorgeous building-block homage to the system that started it all. Enjoy controller buttons to tap, a cartridge to insert, and even a TV that can manually scroll through some old-school Mario action.
Marvel Legends Deadpool Interactive Head
The merc with a mouth has a lot to say, and good luck stopping him with this talking, moving, disembodied head. Aided by a free app, Deadpool will insult your buddies, play stupid pranks, and act as an unreliable alarm clock, just like you always wanted.
Gremlins Countdown Calendar
Halo Infinite Nerf MA40 Motorized Dart Blaster
We may have to wait until 2021 for the new Halo game, but you can feel like Master Chief this holiday with this Nerf rifle. The attached clip feeds 10 foamy darts (included) into the chamber, so the aliens (or your siblings) don’t stand a chance.
Books & Comics
WarLock Dungeon Tiles
These awesome 3D tilesets are a perfect choice for dedicated RPG dungeon crawlers looking to up their game. Modular pieces and connecting clips allow you to create custom room setups for big encounters; the doors even open and close! Take your pick between dungeons, towns, and an array of expansions.
For League Of Legends Fans!
Tellstones: King’s Gambit
Pandemic Legacy Season 0
The celebrated board-game series goes back to the beginning, telling a Cold War spy tale about the early days of a deadly Soviet pathogen that might one day wreak havoc. Legacy elements mean that each game session changes the rules and adds components, all while telling a suspense-laden conspiracy story.
Alienware m15 R3 Gaming Laptop
Starting at $1499
mClassic Graphics Card
The mClassic adds an additional external graphics card to upgrade the output of your favorite video game console. By plugging the tiny dongle into an HDMI port, you can upscale games to 1440p resolution, improve image sharpening and depth of field, and add anti-aliasing. We love using this on the Switch, where you can even select what kind of upscaling you want (with separate settings for modern and retro upscaling), all with no lag.
Immersive First-person Action!
Arkade Blaster Motion Controller For PC, Android, iOS
Samsung 49-Inch Odyssey G9 Curved Gaming Monitor
Keymander 2 Keyboard/Mouse Adapter For Consoles
Love playing console games, but hate the controls? The Keymander 2 not only lets you integrate customized keyboard and mouse play on console, but also supports crossover controller support, using the gamepad from one console to play on a different one. It’s magic!
LG 65-Inch CX OLED TV
A Great Space-saver!
MSI Trident Series 3 Compact PC
Starting at $879
Ooni Koda 16 Portable Gas-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven
If you’re still making pizzas in your KITCHEN oven then you’re missing out on pizza perfection. Ooni’s wood, coal, and gas-fueled pizza ovenS would make a great addition to any backyard. We’re fans of the Ooni Koda 16, which reaches temperatures up to 932°F and is perfect for cooking authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. Go ahead AND toss your oven out now.
Steampunk Tabletop RPG Metal Prints
Starting at $44.99
Cyberpunk 2077 Magnetic Wall Art
Starting at $44.99
TV & Film
Apple Watch Series 6
Beyond some beautiful aesthetic options, Apple’s new wearable touts its blood oxygen sensor as a key wellness indicator, as well as an always-on altimeter, sleep tracking, new workout options, and overall higher processing power for faster app launches without sacrificing battery life.
Starting at $399
Classy Tabletop Fashion
LudoCherry Tabletop Themed Skirts and Shirts
Starting at $60.00
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