Whether you are finding a new gift for your significant other or trying to impress your crush, captivate your valentine's pixelated heart with some of these gifts:
|Sometimes less is more.|
On my boyfriend's controller, I wrote phrases he says when he games and drew cool designs.*
If you are worried about mixing and matching colored sharpies, I recommend purchasing a black controller. Since only metallic colored sharpies will show up, you can keep your color scheme simple.
*If the gamer receiving this gift likes to play for hours on end or has sweaty hands, the sharpie will fade after a few months. This happened to my boy's controller.
Video game box valentine
|Rule Japan with me?|
Take the time to stroll through the used games section of GameStop, pick up a co-op game, use your smartphone to look up a few reviews and go out on a limb and buy something random. This is how my boyfriend and I kicked our Modern Warfare 3 rage.
Once you've chosen a game, do something cute with the cover. If you manage to pick up a game with the original case, do something simple like a word bubble from one of the characters on the box art or add a decorative heart boarder. Not only will this serve as a cute substitute for a valentine, but it also marks the game as something special between you and that person.
If you are feeling truly creative, take the box art cover out of the sleeve and decorate the white side with a poem, cute drawing, collage... the possibilities are endless.
If you are short on time, here are some easy to order gifts for the geek of your life:
Easy, classic, jewelry. It's difficult to go wrong with one of these bad boys.
|Potion necklaces via GeekyCauldrons|
|Energy sword earrings via LicketyCut|
These cute plushes come at a high price, but they are well worth it.
|Salvador the Gunzerker via Cyberscribe|
|Crochet moogle via amiamour|
Geek figure with a lovey dovey quote
Collectible vinyl figures from Funko are adorable! They make for great desk companions.
|Khal Drogo vinyl via Amazon|
|Cortana vinyl via Amazon|
When writing out your Valentine's Day card, keep a theme by writing something relevant to your gift. For example, if you are giving Khal Drogo, write 'to the moon of my life.' Reversely if you are giving Daenerys, write 'to my sun and stars.'
Of course, all these gifts go great with chocolate.
What are your plans for Valentine's Day?