Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GameStop. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.
This might not be a super popular opinion with some parents but video games make great gifts. I know they can get a bit of bad wrap, but as pure gifts they don’t get any better especially for a dad.
First of all they are small and square shaped, which means they are easy to wrap. For some reason all fathers are naturally bad presents wrappers so the similar the shape the better.
Second, they have replay value. I always hated giving a gift that would only get used once and then either get put away to gather dust, thrown away, or worse yet…regifted.
Finally, as they get older it is also something we can do together. I remember my receiving my Nintendo console one Christmas, I don’t ever think that I will ever forget the feeling. Ever since I have loved playing video games, now it is my turn to see that look in the eyes of my boys.
When I look for a video game gift either for the boys or my friends I tend to go to GameStop. They usually have the best selection of games either used or new and as a rewards member I love the fact that I can get an extra discount on any used games I purchase. What I really enjoy is also taking advantage of all the holiday deals. I don’t go through games very quickly so I like to stock up on a couple of games and play them slowly throughout the year.
This holiday there are a ton of deals, some of my favorites that I have been able to find:
- The big hit, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: $39.99
- WWE 2K15 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4: $59.99
- Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4: $59.99
- Family fave, Disney INFINITY Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition Starter Pack: $54.99(reg. $74.99)
- Go next-gen with an Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Bundle: $449.99(reg. $499.99)
- Upgrade-worthy, PlayStation TV System Bundle: $99.99(reg. $139.99)
You can also find gifting guides, other holiday recommendations and the latest store information at GameStop’s Holiday Hub.