What to Get Your Gamer Girlfriend for Xmas

There are plenty of gift guides out there for men and women… but what happens when your lady doesn’t want a new blender? You turn to me for advice of course!


Why yes, I staged this. You know you like it 😉

Here is my official guide to awesome geeky presents to give your gaming lady.


You know what your lady wants: Barbie’s Magic Dream Castle 17 1/2!

Just kidding. Here’s what she really wants:

If she’s into swords


The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga, Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

Read what we think about Skyrim.

Lowest price: $32.94
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If she loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Lollipop Chainsaw

Lollipop Chainsaw is the UN-deadly story of sweet and killer zombie-hunter Juliet Starling and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak. With her wickedly awesome chainsaw in hand, Juliet slices, dices and splits her way through hordes of the undead.

This game is zany and fan-servicy but it really reminded me of the original idea behind Buffy: a ditzy cheerleader who has to kill monsters.

Lowest price: $24.08
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If she’s into dubstep

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2, sequel to the critically acclaimed and best selling role-playing-shooter hybrid, once again delivers its unique flavor, characters and addictive nonstop collaborative loot-shoot gameplay.

Read what we think about Borderlands 2.

Lowest price: $41.13
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If she’s a feminist and/or into big spaceships

Mass Effect 3 or the Mass Effect Trilogy

Not everyone will survive. An ancient alien race, known only as “Reapers,” has launched an all-out invasion leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them.

The trilogy contains all three games. Read what we think about Mass Effect 2 [EIC’s note: one of my favorite games of all time, just get the trilogy already!]

Read what we think about Mass Effect 3.

ME3 lowest price: $15

Trilogy Lowest price: $59.96
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If she digs zombies

The Walking Dead

Experience the true horror and emotional impact of being a survivor of the undead apocalypse in a zombie game unlike any other. You will meet people and experience events that will impact the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes, and you will be forced to make decisions that will have a direct effect on the story that you experience.

Read what we think about The Walking Dead.

Lowest price: $29.99
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If she ships Indie


The Journey Collector’s Edition features all three best-selling games from acclaimed indie developer thatgamecompany, Journey, Flower, and flOw, for one low price. The collection also includes a wealth of exclusive bonus content that fans are sure to love, making this the ultimate edition.

Read what we think about Journey.

Lowest price: $29.99
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If she likes to kick ass

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 delivers new and returning characters in the largest roster ever. Experience the most advanced attack mechanics. Ultimate combo move sets and new battle modes with innovative features broaden Tekken‘s consumer accessibility.

Read what we think about TTT2.

Lowest price: $36.50
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If she likes anime and kicking ass


Skullgirls is a fast-paced, 2D fighting game developed by Reverge Labs and lead by tournament champ Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont and artist Alex “o_8” Ahad. Drawing on the best features the genre has to offer, Skullgirls is designed to be a tournament-grade fighter while remaining approachable and engaging for the casual player.

Read what we think about Skullgirls.

Lowest price: $14.99

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Clothing/Fashion Accessories

Check out Kelsey’s article for our fashion gift guide!

Consoles and Accessories


A girl needs her headset… otherwise, how can she yell at noobs? Just make sure you get her the right headset for her console/computer.

Price: $15 – $100

Pink controller or controller skin

What better way for her to show her feminist pride than embracing stereotypes and destroying fools with an ultra girly controller?

Price: $20 – $55

girly controllers

Gunnar glasses

Is eye strain ruining her game? Soothe your boo with some glasses made just for gamers.

Price: $67.15 – $149


Nintendo 3DS

Gaming on the go! The Nintendo 3DS has so many great games, from Kid Icarus to Super Mario Bros 2 to Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. The 3DS is pretty expensive, but it is TOTALLY worth it. I favor my pink one, but they also have purple. ❤

Price: as low as $119

kingdom heart collectors edition

PlayStation Vita

With the female protagonists in games like Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Gravity Rush, along with just plain good-old-fashioned-fun games like Little Big Planet, Uncharted: Fight For Fortune and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the Vita has tons to offer.

Price: $149.99 – $279.96

Kinect for Xbox

How else can she yell at Garrus?

Price: $99.99

And finally….

You know what else gamer’s like to receive? Gift cards. An Amazon, Gamestop, Xbox, PSN or Steam gift card can let your lady choose the best games for her. With games like The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite coming out, she may find it in her best interest to hold onto it for a while.

So there you have it, sure-fire ways to earn that special light in your ladies eye. You’re welcome.

9 thoughts on “What to Get Your Gamer Girlfriend for Xmas

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  2. I keep asking mine for a pink xbox controller! *Crosses muh fingers!*

    As for the Vita, is it really good? I heard you can download games to them from a PS3, and I reallllllllly wanna play FF7 again, but I just dunno yet…

    • Yeah I love my pink PS3 controller so hard… might get a pink skin for my xbox one. I have played the Vita but dont earn it. I’ve heard a lot of good things though and I know there are a ton of games you can play on it. Everyone gushes about LBP for the Vita and I heard Assassins Creed Liberation is even better than AC3

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