Discreet Gifts for the Closet Gamer

Discreet Gifts for the Closet Gamer

Taryn Williford
Dec 16, 2011

Do you know someone who's in denial of their gaming? Who, when you mention the XBox in their entertainment center, will tell you they "don't really play it that much," but you still see them logged in to XBox Live nightly? That person is a closet gamer. They may love playing video games, but want to distance their hip self from the iconic LAN Party nerd. This holiday season, get them one of these discreet gift ideas.

KontrolFreek Attachments
There are plenty of controller add-ons on the market designed to increase gaming performace. But unlike most, these KontrolFreek joystick attachments aren't obtrusive, blening in with your XBox or PS3's natural design. Go to KontrolFreek.com and check out their lineup of products, ranging from $9.99 to $34.99. And there are different sets for different gamers, so you can get your football, racing or FPS gamer exactly what they need.

Bluetooth Wireless Headset
While the hardcore gamers are spending hundreds of dollars on massive mission-control-envy gaming headsets, your closet gamer probably isn't willing to dive into the deep end of the geek pool. But they'd definitely appreciate the gift of a sleek, over-the-ear style Bluetooth headset. Both Microsoft and Sony make models for their respective XBox and PS3 gaming consoles. Both can be had for less than $50.

Tritton Gaming Backpack
If your closet gamer has come out to his friends, he might be headed to a gamer party soon. Help him out and grab this Tritton Gaming backpack. It'll securely carry a gaming console and plenty of accessories to a friend's place across town more safely than a duffel bag and more stylishly than a bright green XBox-branded gamer sack. Grab it at Walmart.com for only $99.96.

Gunnar Gaming Glasses
Gunnar makes performance eyewear for the screen-obsessed. Their glasses are designed to enhance contrast, reduce screen glare and minimize eyestrain, allowing you to sit at the computer or TV screen longer without any extra fatigue on your eyes. And the best part is these sleek glasses don't look anything like the geek goggles you imagine they would. They're $79.99-$99.99 at Gunnars.com.

(Images: Game Fanatics, Kontrol Freek, Target, Amazon, CDMarket, Gunnar)

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