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The Best Gifts for Gamers Under $50.00

by: R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen ; edited by: J. F. Amprimoz ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

This article will list and describe some of the best gifts for gamers under $50.00.

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    With Christmas right around the corner it is time to start compiling a Christmas gift list. It can be difficult to find great gifts for gamers because they are often quite expensive. However, there are actually plenty of great gifts for gamers under $50.00.

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    Retro NES USB Controller

    The Retro NES USB Controller is the perfect gift for gamers under $50.00. It allows them to relish in old school gaming while using their laptop. This controller is perfect for NES emulators and MAME. It recreates the original version that was for NES. It requires no drivers and connects with a USB. This Christmas gift for gamers goes for $29.99 here.

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    Coffee Cup Power Inverter

    This is a great gift for gamers under $50.00. Gamers always have electronics on hand and often find that their batteries need charged in their cars. The Coffee Cup Power Inverter plugs right into a car's lighter socket and converts the DC power a car has into two separate 120-volt AC outlets. Gamers can pop this little gadget into their car's cup holder and charge their portable game consoles or laptops, as well as their cell phones, portable TV's, iPods and other gaming gadgets. This Christmas gift for gamers goes for $29.99 here.

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    Wi-Fi Detector T-Shirt

    When gamers are on the go they often need to seek out Wi-Fi connections. This can be difficult without an expensive gadget, but the Wi-Fi detector t-shirt can solve this problem for under $50.00 while keeping them stylish. This t-shirt is animated and displays any current Wi-Fi signal strength dynamically. It can display signal strength for 802.11g or 802.11b. The t-shirt itself is made of 100% cotton and comes in black. Gamers can remove the animated Wi-Fi decal to wash the shirt. The battery requires three AAA batteries and is sewn into a pocket in the shirt so it is well-concealed. This Christmas gift for gamers under $50.00 goes for just $19.99 here.

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    USB Hidden Flash Drive Watch

    This great gift for gamers under $50.00 allows them to take their games with them. This watch holds a small USB flash drive right inside of it and it has an 8BG capacity. The flash drive is smaller than most flash drives too. The watch has Japanese quartz movement, luminescent hands, and a black polyurethane strap. This great Christmas gift for gamers goes for a mere $49.99 here.

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    Pixel Art Game Boy Tie

    Gamers don't often care to don a shirt and tie, but a tie that represents their love of gaming will make it easier to dress for those special occasions. There are hundreds of designs, but the pixel art game boy tie is sure to be a favorite. This tie goes for $42.40 here. That site also has dozens of other great ties for gamers.

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    PC Dice PC Technician Diagnosis Dice

    PC gamers rely on their computers for gaming. Computers can experience glitches as can the games so a set of PC technician diagnosis dice will be the perfect gift for gamers under $50.00. All they have to do is roll the dice to diagnose their PC problem. These dice aren't guaranteed to be 100% accurate, but they can give the gamer an idea about what's going on with their PC so they can get it fixed and ready for gaming again. This excellent Christmas gift for gamers goes for just $15.95 here.

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    Manicure and Massage

    Gamers are constantly using their hands, fingers and forearms to beat the bosses, control their game characters, and make it to the next level in Tetris. This can lead to very sore arms, cramped hands, callouses, blisters, and unpleasant fingernails. A trip the local spa can solve these problems. A gift certificate for a manicure along with a forearm and hand massage should run in the $25-40 range. Even guys are sure to enjoy and appreciate this great gift for gamers under $50.00.

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    Coffee Cup Power InverterRetro NES USB ControllerWi-Fi Detector T-ShirtUSB Hidden Flash Drive WatchPixel Art Game Boy TiePC Dice PC Technician Diagnosis Dice