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Gaming Gift Guide 2013: What are the Best Gifts for the Gamer Nerd(ette)?

Need a gift for that gaming girl in your life? One of these tantalizing treats may tickle her fancy.

By Cassandra Khaw. Published 3 months ago

'Tis indeed the season for festive goodness and wanton purchases. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday barely behind us, the question needs to be posed: if you failed to do your Christmas shopping last week, what now? Never fear. Now that we've exhausted the cheaper options, it's time to delve into the eclectic, the eccentric and the all-out weird. We're creating a series of outlandish, original and just plain crazy gift ideas suitable for, well, pretty much anyone. As long as they enjoy good things. We can't help you if your friends have bad taste. This article is all about:

Gifts for the Gamer Nerd(ette)

Portal 2 Turret hoodie

This Portal 2 Turret hoodie is a two-in-one present just waiting to happen. All you need to do to make your gift recipient love you forever is pack a voice modulator thingamabob along with the hoodie. I mean, who doesn't want to politely trill classic lines like, "Excuse me, you're squishing me," and "Owowowowowowow." Obvious enough to elicit nods of approval from fellow fans but discreet enough to be worn out without evoking glares from the mundane folk, this Portal 2 Turret Hoodie is a sure winner. (Unless the person you're sending it to already owns one in which case, you're screwed.)

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Mistress of Pain Socks

Know a svelte cat with a penchant for action-RPGs and thigh-high stockings? You do? Lucky bugger. While this snuggly number may have been inspired by a menacing arachnid of a she-devil, the actual product will only raise heart rates, not alarms. The perfect finish for a perfect geeky winter outfit, you'll suffer no pains from these babies.

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Legend of Zelda cuff links

Express your love for the Legend of Zelda with these insanely twee little cuff links. Though it isn't uncommon to see vintage video games jewellery, these cuff links are some of the few that eschew popular characters in favor of the cartridges themselves. They're really quite precious. Not terribly manly but certainly something to ponder if you're short on gift ideas and need something to submit to the sharply-dressed retro gamer in your life.

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Piece of Heart: Legend of Zelda Necklace

Give a Piece of (Your) Heart to someone special this festive season. This hand-crafted testament to a love for all things Zelda may not be what all the cool kids are wearing but it does carry a certain quaint charm of its own. More importantly, perhaps, this Piece of Heart necklace will provide you with that all-important boost to your health bar -- who needs the approval of your peers when you can have that edge over the despicable Ganon instead? Sadly, this neither ships with a necklace nor an immunity to torrential downpours.

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Need more gift ideas? Check out our other lists!

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