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Gift Ideas For the Game Player

It seems that everyone has someone in their lives for whom it seems impossible to buy a gift.  It could be a great uncle you hardly ever see, or your best friend’s husband who you just can’t seem to get a handle on.  For many people, it is the nephew or other relation who seems to spend more time sitting in front of his video games than you spend at work.  He doesn’t seem to have any other interests, and you wouldn’t even begin to know what to get him for his game do-hickey.

Sometimes finding just the right gift can require asking.  No, not asking the intended recipient of course, because that would be tacky.  Instead, ask his parents or siblings some questions.  Some time spent up front doing a little research will make your life much easier in the future.

The first thing you need to know is if he is playing mostly on his computer, or if it is a game console.  Often his parents will have purchased the game system for him, at his request of course, and can remember or look at what kind it is.  You’ll want to make a note of this for later use.

The next important question is about what kinds of games he likes to play.  His parents aren’t likely to know the names of which games he plays most often, but his siblings might.  Either way, the most important bit of information at this point is the type of game.  Is it a war game?  Is it a sport like football or baseball?  Is it an animated adventure game?  Since he plays a lot even his parents can probably answer this based on what they’ve seen in passing.

Armed with the information above, you’ll want to call a store that carries these types of games, or stop in if you are passing one.  Don’t make a special trip just for this part because you are probably pubg looking for players not yet ready to buy.  In this step you just want to find out which games of his favorite kind are the most popular. 

You may find out during this phone call that you need more information about the game console before buying him something.  You knew it was from Nintendo, but you don’t know which one.  This isn’t uncommon, and not a big set-back.  Just get information on the most popular games for all of the consoles that might match what you think he has so you don’t have to keep calling back to find this information.

At this point you are almost done with your research.  The final step is to check back with his parents to see if he already has the games you were told were most popular.  If necessary, you will also want to confirm which game console he has so you make sure you don’t get the wrong game.  A final question you might ask is from which store he most likes to get his games.

Now you should be ready to buy.  The reason you asked about his favorite shopping spot for new games is so that you can hedge your bet just a bit.  If you can purchase from his favorite store, you can give him the gift receipt and make it easier for him to exchange in the now unlikely event that your hard work doesn’t pan out. 

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