10 Totally Awesome DIY Gifts for the Retro Gamer

It's that time of the year where we're thinking about how to find or make the perfect gift for everyone on our list. Although our friends may be slightly geekier than most, we think if you also have friends with no shortage of love for all things retro gaming on your list and you'd love to make a great gift for them this year, then take a peak at our roundup of 10 great DIY gift ideas.

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  • Chocolate Space Invaders: Have someone on your gift list with a sweet tooth and a penchant for Space Invaders? Create these chocolates for them!
  • Pac Man Cork Board: This simple DIY yields a great looking result, perfect for a retro gamer's new home office.
  • Nano Dreamcast: Does your friend have a new Nano? Make them a unique Nano casing out of a non-working Dreamcast.
  • NES Zapper Laser Tag: Follow these instructions to create a unique game of laser tag out of old NES Zappers.
  • Minesweeper Pillows: Minimal sewing skills are required to bring these classic game pillows to life.
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  • Gingerbread Mario: 'Tis the season for gingerbread cookies, why not give them a little Mario flair?
  • Pac Man Pouf: For those with some woodworking skills looking to give a larger gift, make this Pac Man Pouf!
  • Mario Quilt: Love to sew? Make your Nintendo lover's holiday with this Mario Quilt.
  • Baby Space Invaders Knit Set: Know a retro gamer geek who is expecting? Knit them this adorable Space Invaders baby set.
  • NES PC: Turn a non-working NES system into a dedicated emulator powerhouse, DVD player, and DivX player. It's a great way to give a gift that pays homage to the classic system.

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