The Ultimate Gift Guide For Gamers (2011 Edition)

Let’s face it: us gamers are a hard to please bunch. But not impossible (not anymore!), here’s a bunch of ideas, straight from the Walyou Team. Put down those socks and underwear, aunt Olga, get something from this list instead.

Electronic Rock Guitar Messenger Bag


We all need a place to carry our Kindles, iPods, iPads, PSP, Nintendo DS, and oh, god, the upcoming PS Vita (we can hardly wait for that), and all that. Now you can do it in style with this bag featuring a one-string guitar and an amp (hey, that’s enough to play the solo in The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated”). Get it here.

Diablo III: Book of Cain Novel

Diablo III Book of Cain

One of the hottest games this season is going to be Diablo III. We know that everyone is gonna go crazy as soon as it launches, and this is every gamers’ chance to familiarize themselves with the characters and setting of Blizzard’s most recent entry in the Diablo series before the game hits the shelves. Get it here.

Atlantic Maxsteel 3020 440 CD/228 DVD/BluRay/Games 8-Tier Media Rack

Media Organizer

You know what sucks about being a gamer? Having to organize every game, book and/or soundtrack when there’s hardly any space left in our rooms. One of these would make things so much easier.

Sony ICFCS10iP Speaker Dock with Alarm Clock and Radio for iPod/iPhone

iPod Dock Station

In this age of portable devices and gadgets, compatibility is all. Now you get to listen and charge your iPod or iPhone without having to use a computer.

Portal 2 Test Candidate Hoodie

Portal Hoodie

We absolutely loved Portal 2, and consider it the best game of 2011. You simply can’t go wrong with anything mentioning Aperture Science, Chell or GLaDOS. Get the hoodie here.

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is a Full Color 7″ tablet with Multi-touch Display and Wi-Fi capabilities: basically the most inexpensive tablet out there, but the one you’ll get the most for your money. Watch movies, listen to music or browse the internet on the go. Get it here.

Japanese For Beginners T-shirt


This one is for us JRPG lovers, dedicated enough to actually start learning the Japanese language because some games never make it to this side of the pond.

Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound

Logitech Gaming Headphones

This is just perfect. Thanks to these wireless 7.1 beauties we get to play or watch movies late at night without having to wake Aunt Olga up. Everybody wins! Just, try to tone down the cursing if you are playing online games.

Megaman / Capcom Wall Decal


This is for all us fans of retro gaming who happen to have a gaming room in need of some decoration. Go old school.

Hottest Games This Season

Of course, one of the best gifts for gamers are actually games. Here’s some of the must-have titles:

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

Travel the land of Skyrim on your faithful steed and do anything you want. Anything. Get it here.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Uncharted 3

The hottest blockbuster this season isn’t even a movie. Follow adventurer Nathan Drake and his team as they uncover yet another ancient secret, this time with the best gameplay and scenes the series has had so far. Get it here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

A new entry in the Call of Duty series. We have to mention it every year: kids love the frantic, simple gameplay, and seriously, who could blame them?

The Humble Introversion Bundle and The Really Big Bundle

Not everything in life is AAA titles! Show independent programmers some love, as they show their generosity. Diverse! Classic! Fun! Try some of these extremely cheap bundles (all of them below 5 dollars) here and here. Also, did we mention that part of the money they make goes towards charity? What reason is there not to buy them?

If you still need some extra ideas after this marathon, check some of our old lists of Top Christmas Gift Gadgets for Men and Top Christmas Gift Gadgets for Women.