So, you know and like a gamer enough to want to buy him or her a present, but you don’t know what to get them? This is a common refrain. The video game world can be intimidating if you’re looking at it from the outside. After all, just because someone likes games that doesn’t exactly tell you what they like doing in those games, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the game itself. Not to worry, there’s still a reliable way to gift them something they’ll be very excited about. Or you’ll be excited about, if you’re giving the gift to yourself. Here are a few simple, inexpensive, and easy to buy solutions for solving the quandary of what to gift your favorite gamer.


Amazon Coins are incredibly versatile someone can use them for games, Android Apps, and other Amazon-specific electronic options with up to 20 percent off. Amazon

Some of the currencies you get aren’t just for one specific game, but for an entire platform. This can be great if you don’t know exactly what your intended recipient is into, or if you just want to experiment with a bunch of different games yourself. These may let you buy different items within a game, or whole games themselves!


For lovers of the super-popular game Fortnite, this card gets you 5000 V-Bucks for the price of 4000. Fortnite

Pay attention to the conversion rates. When you buy a gift card for in-game bucks, you might be able to find one with a pretty sweet discount. Some offer as much as 20 percent off what you would pay to get the coins directly.

Great as Gifts

For Roblox fans, Robux open up new possibilities within the game, and grabbing this gets them a bonus gift, too. Roblox

Gaming gift cards are really easy to gift. Many of them are perfect for last-minute situations, because most just display a code a recipient can use immediately. Others will be cards that arrive in the mail, so pay attention when you click that “Buy” button if timing is a factor.