By CJ HarderUpdated Nov 23, 2022
Got a little gamer in the family—and no idea what to get them for the holidays? Fear not, we're here to help. We've compiled some of the best gear, toys, apparel and games to pleasantly surprise them. Whether gaming is just a hobby or a major passion, we have a winning gift for everyone this year!
For some pieces of gaming gear, the price ranges can be quite vast and overwhelming and the lingo difficult to understand if you’re not familiar with the gaming space. That’s why, for some items, we've provided you with more than one solid option, so you can choose whichever lines up with your budget.
From small accessories to comfy loungewear, your little gamer is sure to rock these pieces with pride. We've found some of the coolest and cutest wearables that are perfect as a stocking stuffer, a secret Santa present, or anything in between—with special appearances by Pikachu, Mario, the Minecraft Creeper and even Pacman.
There are some surprising benefits of playing video games (problem-solving, teamwork, owning your decisions, and more), but it's still important for kids to take breaks from their screens. Cue the gaming-themed toys, featuring some of their favourite games and characters!
Games, games, and more games! We’ve put together a list of exciting titles for every current mainstream console on the market, as well as PCs, meaning you'll find a selection of fun for the whole family no matter which device you're using. Just keep in mind that it's up to you to decide what's appropriate for your child and what you feel comfortable having in your home. None of these games go above the T rating (12 years+), but it's important to look at why a game has a specific rating and make judgments based on your individual kid's personality.
Rated T for Teen (12 and up). Available for Xbox, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC, $30-$55, gamestop.ca (consoles) and steam.com (PC).
Rated T for Teen (12 and up). Available for Xbox, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC, $80, gamestop.ca
Rated E for Everyone. For Nintendo Switch, $80 each, gamestop.ca (Pokemon Violet) and gamestop.ca (Pokemon Scarlet)
Rated E for Everyone. Available for Xbox, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC, $60, gamestop.ca (Xbox), gamestop.ca (PS5), gamestop.ca (Nintendo Switch) and steam.com (PC)