Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to spend some time with loved ones. Christmas is on the horizon, and shoppers will be out in full force as they scramble to get gifts for family and friends. We have compiled a list of items that should tickle the feet of nerds out there.

Collectibles

Pixel Pals – $14.99

Pixel Pals is PDP’s own line of retro-style collectibles that can light up at night. There are many different Pals to collect including characters from Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mega Man, Super Mario, DC Comics, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider and more. These are great for the gamers in your life.

Pixel Pals are available at pdp.com/pixel-pals

ThinkGeek’s Twinkling Milky Way Skirt – $44.99

ThinkGeek’s Twinkling Milky Way Skirt is a great gift for those who want to light up the world with what they wear. Wearing this will definitely attract attention, especially when you light up the constellations at night.

The Twinkling Milky Way Skirt is available at ThinkGeek.com.

ThinkGeek’s Star Wars Galactic Necklace – $17.99

Do you have a Star Wars fan in your life who’s into fashion? Then perhaps ThinkGeek can help with that with the Star Wars Galactic Necklace. The design includes planets and spacecraft from the Star Wars universe like the X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Death Star, Alderaan, Tatooine, Hoth, and etc.

You can get the necklace at ThinkGeek.com.

Tech

Echogear Monitor Mount

The Echogear Monitor Mounts really held up to the rigorous testing we put it through, especially when circumstances caused us to have to uninstall it, and then reinstall. We’ve put this thing through its paces and have to say for what it offers and the price point, it’s an absolute must-buy for desktop enthusiasts.

If you’re ready to step up your setup, head over to Echogear’s website and buy yours today! Different mounts are available from $49.99 to $119.99

HyperX Cloud Mix

HyperX has engineered a quality product with the Cloud Mix that does a great job of seamlessly switching between gaming and everyday use. With a headset without the frills in its design, the shining light is in its audio presence. For a price tag of $199.99, the Cloud Mix is a great pair of headphones that can eliminate the need for multiple headsets.

The HyperX Cloud Mix is available at Best Buy for $149.99.

One61 Smartwatches

The One61 Studio’s Smartwatches come in different styles catering to fans of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Fallout and many more. Each style features different themes, so you can switch out different backgrounds if you get sick of them. These watches are able to track your steps, send messages and make and receive phone calls.

You can purchase them at One61 Studios’ website. The smartwatches range from $125 to $150.

Gaming

KontrolFreek

KontrolFreek supplies console gamers with the tools to enhance their FPS skills. With the Performance Thumbsticks, the raised level gives players more range of motion and their designs are inspired by different video games like Call of Duty, Fortnite and Battlefield. If you have trouble gripping your controller, there’s also the Performance Grips that wraps around your controller that’s easy on your hands.

Website: KontrolFreek.com

Overcooked 2

Overcooked 2 is a true example of how to make a good sequel. By building upon the core idea and improving that experience, Overcooked 2 perfectly captures what was so great about the first game and makes no missteps in continuing that trend. Overall it may just be the best co-op game to come out of 2018. Did we mention it now has online multiplayer?

Overcooked 2 is available for the PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One (Steam, Amazon, Best BuyGameStop).

Marvel’s Spider-Man

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It’s a great year for Spider-Man with movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse coming this month. A great video game gift for Spider-Man fans is Marvel’s Spider-Man. There’s a lot to love, especially its tight controls that make swinging, freerunning, crawling and fighting very enjoyable. The story captures the struggle of Peter Parker’s personal life and superhero life. New York City is another character of its own, making it a very fun playground for a superhero. With that said, Insomniac Games knocks it out of the park with Marvel’s Spider-Man and gives us the ultimate Spider-Man experience.

Marvel’s Spider-Man is available on Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop. (At the time of this writing, Best Buy has the cheaper price of $39.99.)

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