How to Surprise a Gamer for Valentine’s Day

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30 Jan 20

How to Surprise a Gamer for Valentine’s Day

There are some great gifts to choose for your Valentine’s Day gamer, whether they are PC, console, mobile or retro gamer. You can source a new-release game you know they will love, a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year or stick with a traditional Valentine’s Day gift with a gamer twist.


A gift that keeps on giving, a subscription to a service like Humble Choice (formerly Humble Monthly), a PC game subscription that lets your Valentine choose up to nine games every month to keep forever plus is a library of games from the Humble Trove that are free to download at any time.

Loot Crate, Geek Fuel and Geek Fuel EXP offer a monthly or quarterly subscription that includes collectables, clothing and accessories inspired by some of the best games, with “The Amazing Mystery Box” offering one-off purchases, or a monthly subscription service guaranteed to be worth at least double the price you are paying. There’s even an official subscription box for Minecraft that ships bi-monthly.

Gift a magazine subscription such as Retro Gamer, Edge, PC Gamer, PlayStation Official magazine and the Xbox official magazine which arrive at your door each month, that also come with classic binders to keep them safe. There are also guides that will show your Valentine that you support their passion for gaming, something they will really appreciate. Choose from 100 Playstation Games to Play Before You Die, the Book of Mario or perhaps the PC Gamer Annual 2020


Gamers can have a different view of the world, so why not surprise them with flowers with a difference on Valentine’s Day, so why not choose Valentine’s Day roses that will last a lifetime. Choose a rose dipped in silver or choose a colour they love or that holds the meaning you want to convey. Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance. Pink conveys admiration. Green signifies energy whilst yellow celebrates your friendship.


Improved graphics creating fabulous visuals are seeing games re-issued with amazing specifications. Perfect for Valentine’s Day is “Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime” a space shooter video game or some of the best games around or due to be released, including:


Play as a team, racing against time to make and deliver as many meals as possible in four minutes. Without strategy agreed on the go, it’s easy to veer into the world of Gordon Ramsay’s nightmares. It’s a fun game, and doesn’t leave you with a mess to clean up in the kitchen afterwards!

Super Mario Bros U Deluxe 

Super Mario Bros U Deluxe features the easy-to-control Toadette, the invulnerable-to-enemies Nabbit and a couple of new powers, being a squirrel suit that floats and a crown that turns Toadette into the humanoid Peachette. Loads of options, and it’s hard to stay mad a Mario, no matter how hard the levels get. Perfect for a couple to play together.


For a classic run and gun action game inspired by cartoons of the 1930s and original jazz recordings, this is the game for you and your Valentine. Although, be warned… This game can be extremely tough and frustratingly hard, so only attempt if you are the type of couple who will console each other when you get wiped out, rather than assign blame!

Rayman Legends

Perfect for your Valentine whether new to gaming or not. providing great mileage out of four basic moves. There’s a lot to do, but the difficulty is finely balanced so it’s easy to play.

Portal 2

One of the funniest, best-written games is the charmingly sarcastic Portal 2. When you’re not staring at your screen with a pained expression trying to figure out a puzzle, expect to be laughing. It’s a great game for couples to play in co-op, or just in single player with you trying to work out the puzzles together.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

This bright, colourful game with its eccentric may appear frivolous, but the great strength of this co-op game is that it shows how much love is about depending on another person, and simultaneously being there when they need you. Perfect for a Valentine’s gift.