The Best 2018 Holiday Gifts For The Mobile Gamer

The holiday season is upon us and there is still plenty of time to go out and grab some gifts for the gamer in your life. If you find that the person of interest enjoys playing video games on the go through the means of smartphone or tablet then you may want to look at some of our gift ideas down below. Likewise, we have listed down some great holiday gift ideas for the Microsoft Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and lastly the Nintendo Switch platforms.

App Store Gift Cards

We all have a smartphone with that said people old and young enjoy playing a simple video game on-the-go. They are great time killers with so many fantastic video game titles well worth playing that’s suitable for both hardcore to casual gamers. Unfortunately, some of these simple games end up costing quite a pretty penny with in-app purchases. As a result, something as simple as a gift card to Google Play for the iTunes App Store. These gift cards also come in at different monetary values so you don’t have to break the bank to give a small gift to the mobile gamer in your life.

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Razer Gaming Smartphone

Okay so this may be a pricey gift but the Razer Smartphone is another option that goes along the same theme as our previous point. This is a smartphone that is sold by Razer which is crafted as a gaming device. Outside of the normal smartphone functions, this particular Razer Phone will have an extra boost towards gaming and the overall experience. However, you will need to know if the smartphone is suitable for any particular carrier.

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Memory Card

Keeping up with the theme of smartphones, we have to point out that smartphone storage is not too massive which means that picking up a memory card may be a well worth investment. Again, this may be something you need to do some recon on as not all smartphones allow expandable storage. Regardless, most games usually offer the option to install on a memory card leaving you to free up your smartphone storage while having plenty of space to enjoy your downloaded video games.

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Gear VR

VR has become quite the popular platform as of late. You likely know about the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and of course the PlayStation VR. However, if the person you are gifting has a Samsung Galaxy device then chances are it will work with the Gear VR. This is one of the bigger VR headsets for a smartphone and it could be a great introduction to the VR platform in general.

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Bluetooth Controller

Another peripheral that may be worth getting for a smartphone gamer is a controller. There’s a massive market full of smartphone controllers that range in shape and sizes. Some may mimic retro controllers like the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or the Xbox 360 controllers while others are made to contain the smartphone while you play.

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Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS is on its way out the door so it may be a bit odd to see this show up. However, because the portable handheld is coming to an end there are countless deals and sales available to purchase a unit and video game titles on the cheap. There are even variations of this handheld platform such as the XL and normal sizes to even 2DS devices that drop the 3D functionality completely. Either way, this could be a relatively cheap platform to jump on but you will want to make note that the latest release from Nintendo is becoming the norm for most gamers leaving the Nintendo 3DS a little less desirable.

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Nintendo Switch

Speaking of the latest and greatest, the Nintendo Switch is a hot ticket item this year. The latest hybrid console release from Nintendo is not only new but it’s been out long enough to really get a following and a nice collection of video game titles for players to enjoy. This is a console and mobile handheld hybrid which makes it perfect for the hardcore gamer to enjoy both at home like a traditional system to a portable device that can also keep up with your video game title without missing a beat. We even have a holiday gift guide dedicated to the Nintendo Switch if the gamer in your life already has a Nintendo Switch console.

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We can’t always rely on the speakers of smartphones, tablets or even dedicated handheld gaming devices. Having something like decent earbuds or headphones is a well worth investment. This will also come in handy if you’re around noisy environments such as taking the train to work.

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Gaming Laptops

This is another pricey gift but a gaming laptop is something that will allow gamers to enjoy playing the latest titles on the go, just as long as it’s available on the PC platform. There is a variety of gaming laptops available that feature some decent specifications such as the Acer Predator Helios 500 which comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and a Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics.

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