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10 Best Retro Gaming Gifts (Dec 2023)

10 Best Retro Gaming Gifts (Dec 2022)
Consider One Of These Retro Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season!

If your Christmas wish list is lacking in the department of retro gaming gifts or are looking to buy a gift for that special someone in your life who likes retro gaming this list is for you!

Whether it be a couple of dollars to taking out a second mortgage on your home, we have a lot of options for prices to spend on retro gamers.

If you're looking for Christmas presents for gamers or just any gift idea in general, we've got you covered!

You'll have full confidence when looking through each of these hand picked options for gaming gifts.

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 10 - Sega Genesis Mini 2

10 - Sega Genesis Mini 2

Released in October of 2022, the Sega Genesis Mini comes with some great improvements over the original device.

Firstly, it comes standard with the vastly superior 6 button Sega controller. For fighting games like Super Street Fighter 2 the kicks and punches are all on the same controller.

Secondly, The amount of Sega CD games are spectacular. It almost feels like you'll get two consoles for the price of one. Final Fight on the Sega CD is a wonderful port that stays true to the Arcade classic.

With 60 classic Sega games to choose from, you'll be happy to have this gaming gift nestled under the tree.

9 - 8BitDo Pro 2 Retro Gaming Controller

9 - 8BitDo Pro 2 Retro Gaming Controller

We've covered the 8BitDo in the past and wildly consider the 8BitDo controller to be one of the best controllers available today.

It has all of the buttons needed to cover all of your favorite retro gaming consoles like the NES, Super NES and Sega Genesis as well as modern ones such as the Switch or Steam games.

If you're looking for rigid Bluetooth controller that will last for years to come, consider checking out the 8BitDo Pro 2 as a holiday gift item for that retro gamer in your life!

8 - Arcade 1Up Arcade Machines

8 - Arcade 1Up Arcade Machines

For those who have been gaming since the 80s or 90s, you'll be familiar with the full scale Arcade machines that where everywhere from the local laundry mat to shopping malls.

Arcade 1Up brings you smaller sized (about a quarter of the size) replica arcade machines you can fit in your dedicated Arcade space (or even your living room if you can convince your family).

Sure, they're not cheap gaming gifts but will keep you entertained for hours upon and bring the family together when entertaining guests.

7 - Level Up Labs Pixel Frames

7 - Level Up Labs Pixel Frames

Pseudo 3d picture frames bring you a 9 x 9 portrait of your favorite classic titles, perfect for that retro gaming gift you were looking for.

From franchises such as Castlevania, Streets of Rage, Contra or Battletoads there's definitely a retro gaming gift for someone in your family. When it's wrapped up it will be so discrete, they won't even suspect its a retro gaming gift.

Considering these only retail for approximately $30, you won't have trouble opening the wallet for one of the Pixel Frames.

6 - Nintendo Gameboy Digital Watch

6 - Nintendo Gameboy Digital Watch

This retro gaming digital watch features the iconic DMG Gameboy design.

With built in alarm sounds from the Super Mario Land theme, waking up to the tune of your favorite Gameboy game will surely wake you up!

Coming in at under $30, you'll be happy that you were able to snag a retro gaming gift at a reasonable price.

5 - Power Idolz Wireless Phone Charger and Holder

5 - Power Idolz Wireless Phone Charger and Holder

What a cool concept being able to charge your phone while looking at Sonic for the Sega Genesis or one of the Ghostbusters!

Placing your phone on the Sonic The Hedgehog cover seeing it charge was such a cool feeling and we believe this will

If you're working from home or are comfortable enough to lug one of these to the office without getting stolen, you'll love the Power Idolz chargers for iPhones or other Qi enabled devices.

At approximately $50, this retro gaming gift is perfect for someone with a home office and loves classic VHS franchises.

4 - Lego Super Mario Cat Peach Suit and Frozen Tower Expansion

4 - Lego Super Mario Cat Peach Suit and Frozen Tower Expansion

You can put your kids' imagination to the test with this Super Mario Lego set.

Featuring three different characters, Cat Suit, Kamek and Toad. This will keep your toddler entertained for hours and allow them to use their imagination as they build and play with the set.

Coming with 494 pieces, it's recommended for boys or girls ages 7+. This is the perfect retro gaming gift for toddlers!

3 - RG351V

3 - RG351V

This open source handheld gaming console will be perfect for someone who is on the go and looking to play games while on the bus or even in class!

With a built in 64GB SD card and 2500 classic games, it will keep you busy for hours with use of the massive battery that's capable of 6 hours of battery life. All being able to be charged using the USB type C cable.

It's open to add your favorite emulators and ROMs from Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo even Arcade classics such as Capcom Play System games.

Color options include Black, Grey and the ultra awesome Wood Grain finish. At roughly $100, the RG351V is a perfect handheld gift for retro gamers!

2 - Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros

2 - Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros

This is the classic Nintendo handheld system that started it all. The original game and watch was released in 1980 and took the world by storm by being the first handheld console that was designed by Nintendo.

The Game & Watch has made a comeback with your favorite NES classic games from Zelda to Mario!

Never worry about having to swap out batteries again. It features a USB C charging port, perfect for on the go gamers.

At roughly $40, you won't be breaking the bank with this retro gaming gift for that special someone during the holiday season.

1-  PopCrew Power Socks

1-  PopCrew Power Socks

If you're looking for a gift for a geeky gamer, look no further than PopCrew's Power Socks!

They're so comfy and durable, you'll be amazed by the quality of such an unique gift ideas for gamers!

with slogans such as "Do Not Disturb, I'm Gaming" you'll be showing off your retro gaming love from head to toe.

Coupled in a retro Nintendo Power inspired box, at under $25, you'll be confident in your purchase as a gift!



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