Want to stay true to your roots this Christmas? These choice pieces of merch might be the best way to get some gaming charm into your winter festivities, with merch that’s sure to get your geek radar beeping and please any gamers on your shopping list.
Get Cute with Nendoroid Figures
The cuter, and more expensive, cousin of the highly popular Pop Figure, Nendoroids are Japan’s answer to endlessly collectable pop culture figurines, ranging from Harry Potter to Persona, Hatsune Miku to a full Legend of Zelda collection that would look fantastic on your collectables shelf.
If you’re serious about a particular fandom, then check out GOOD SMILE’s full collection of figures, many of which can be bought from importers over here in the UK – as long as you know what to look for. There’s still plenty of time to get your favourite figures ordered, but be fast to ensure you don’t face disappointment.
Illuminate your Gaming Space with Lighting
If you love a bit of light for your gaming setup, but you’re not completely enamoured with the miles of LEDs and spotlights that seem to come with any modern gaming rig, going for something a little less neon on the eye might be the perfect solution.
The official Nintendo Store holds a range of on-brand lighting that would look great next to your PC or console setup, and there are countless other options available through Amazon and other online sites for those who prefer other genres of gaming.
On-Point Plushes for MOBA Fans
Like your gifts on the squishier side? If you’re a fan of soft furnishings, then adding the perfect plushie to your collection might be the ideal way to add a little more on-trend gaming style to your space.
While the League of Legends store has, historically, been less than inspiring, this festive season they’ve really pushed the boat out with some truly excellent plush likenesses on offer. For fans of other games, there are plenty of soft friends available to find on Etsy or official platforms.
Go Stylish with Beautiful Gamer Gear
Want to wear your gamer pride on your sleeve, shirt or hat? If you’re a fan of clothing that shows your allegiance to your favourite title or series, but it that bit more subtle than simply splashing a logo or going full-on official, there’s plenty out there to tempt to.
Gametee is a UK-based, recent discovery of mine that offers excellent homages to some of the most popular game titles out there, with shirts, jackets and even homeware that falls under the game spectrum without ever being that bit too obvious. If you’re looking to have a subtle nod to your love for Bioshock, LoZ or even some classic D&D, this shop is well worth a browse.
Support your Team with eSports Merch
If your treat gaming as sport, why not show your love with merch in the same way you would a traditional sports team? eSports is one of the biggest booms for merch in 2018, and with more out there than ever, there’s never been a better time to show off your love for some of the top teams in the world.
Overclockers UK is an excellent place to start for UK-based loots from your favourite teams, but there’s plenty out there to choose from, whether you’re looking for sports jerseys, themed mouse mats, team mugs or more.
What merch is on your list to Santa this year? Let us know below.