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Hello friends and gamers, Mother’s Day has now gone away, but it’s still a good idea to reflect on recommended gift ideas to give your geek/gamer mom! I actually already had my mom’s gift this year, but there have been times where I ordered too late from Amazon. I’d have to run to the dollar store for roses and candy and a cute card until my true gifts arrived a few days later. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen to you, but in case you’re on the late train or just want an extra gift for your loved one, check out this list!

12 Recommended Gift Ideas to Give Your Geek Gamer Mom

1. Give the Gift of Glasses & Mugs!

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My mom doesn’t play games unless she can get her hands on an old-school Pacman arcade machine, but I know she loves a collection of mugs! She wakes up and drinks coffee every single morning. I know she’s always on the prowl for a clean mug because, you know, she’s used all the other ones for the workweek. Coffee will surely perk up your loved ones, but why not lift up their day even more with a reminder of you?

Animal Crossing Mug Quarantine

How I survived the 2020 Quarantine is perfect for Animal Crossing lovers, mug collectors, and coffee enthusiasts!

Pacman Ceramic Mug

I found an awesome Pacman mug for my mom that will be saved this year for Christmas. Shh! Don’t tell my mother.

Now if only I could afford a Pacman arcade machine!

2. What do drinks rest on? Coasters!

Coasters are inexpensive gifts that have a large variety of art to influence them as collectibles. Aside from being cool art decorations, they do have a real purpose of keeping your expensive tabletops, countertops, and other pieces of furniture from condensation dripping off the glass. Have you ever cleaned your house and scrubbed real hard to erase the little condensation rings off your furniture? Yeah, it’s annoying. Coasters are just a quality of life you never see coming! You can find cool gaming coasters for your mom that showcase NES cartridges, PlayStation buttons, PaRappa the Rapper, Super Mario, and other hidden gems! In my experience, coasters are like underwear where you won’t buy them yourself, but you’re sure glad someone did.

Assassin’s Creed Coasters

Photo captured by yours truly.

I bought my nerdy wife and mother of my child these Assassin’s Creed coasters that are the bomb!

Great for any mother assassins out there in the Brotherhood. Templar mothers can still use these too, but I think they’d rather use these as frisbees. Hey, do what you want, I don’t judge.

3. Gift your Geek Gamer Mom a Cookbook. Scrumptuous!

Who doesn’t love a great cookbook?! After chasing your crawling baby all day or coming home from a long day at work, you just don’t have the energy to use your brain to cook something delicious. Well, good news, you don’t need your brain when you have a cookbook to tell you what to do! Tons of great gaming cookbooks can be found, anything from Overwatch to Fallout, to World of Warcraft, and to Minecraft! If it’s popular in the gaming world, you’ll probably find it as a cookbook.

Best Selling Video Game Cookbooks

The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook

Do you want a taste of the popularized sweet roll in Skyrim? Require a feast for the starving Dragonborn underlings? May I present the Elder Scrolls official cookbook so you can enjoy your every delight!


4. Vinyls/Soundtracks

Here’s another gift idea that I got by thinking about my own mom! A few years ago, my brother and step-dad got this awesome record player for my mom, and since then she now has more than 100 vinyl’s in her collection. Record players and vinyls have been making a steady comeback so this is definitely a gift idea your mom wouldn’t be expecting! Soundtracks for Doom, Metal Gear Solid, Bloodborne, and Gone Home can all be found on vinyl. Jam out to your favorite music and enjoy the time you have with your family!

Ghost of Tsushima Vinyl (Music from the Video Game)

I know there’s a special gamer mom that would love to have the vinyl from The Game Awards Player’s Voice Award winner, Ghost of Tsushima. I may just have to buy it for myself and then visit my mom to play it on her record player!

5. Geek Gamer Mom Jewelry

Does your chain hang low? Do you let it wobble to the floor? Bling bling is a hot topic for everyone. There are literally thousands of jewelry options available online, and all those choices allow you to show off your unique fashion sense to the rest of the world. Start your own fashion trend by getting your geeky friends and gamer mom some gaming jewelry! Keep your eye out for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, hairpins, and armlets.

Red 8 Bit Pixel Heart Gamer Dangle Earrings

♪♪Pixel my heart, and you’re to blame. Darlin’, you give LOVE a good name!♪♪

I recommend singing that jingle when you give her the gift as well.

6. Cosmetics

I do not know too much about cosmetics, but I do know there are millions of people around the world that use them every day. I would make a safe bet that cosmetics will make a great gift for your geek or gamer mom! Maybe they are into cosplay, comic conventions, or ruling the world as little Josh’s mom. Whatever the case, I have been told makeup is fun because you are able to dress up for a character and also highlight your artistic skills. A popular trending item is the Animal Crossing Bell Beg (Cosmetic storage) which I will link below. Other great video game cosmetics are in the form of ring lights, makeup brushes, neon painting kits, and cat ears!

Animal Crossing Cosmetic Bell Bag

Pokémon Makeup Brush Set

Pokémon fans rejoice! I am a male and do not wear makeup, but I can see the beauty in the 6 piece Pokémon brush set. With over 2,000 reviews and hitting a 4.5-star rating, I wouldn’t argue about the quality either.

And if you’re an anime fan, I found a Naruto brush set that I would buy if I did wear makeup. Pretty cool in my book!

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7. Geek Gamer Clothing

I may have enough shirts to fill five loads of laundry, forget about laundry duty, groan because I forgot to do laundry duty, finally wash and dry laundry, and then let it sit in the basket for eternity until I have another five loads… But, will I be happy when I get another shirt for my birthday or Christmas and it has one of my favorite fandoms printed onto it? Um, YEAH! So why wouldn’t your mom? Just try your best to order the best fit size because I am sure we all have one of those stories where we ended up with 3x too small or 5x too big!

Pew Pew Wars | Women T-Shirt Top

Is your geek/gamer mom in love with Star Wars? Get her the pew pew Star Wars shirt and channel the force into showing her how much you love her!

Beware of the dark side though. She can strike you down with the power of 1,000 suns.

8. Geek Gamer Puzzles

Storytime: My dad is the reason I think about puzzles for a gift on Mother’s or Father’s day. See, my dad loves 3 things: guitars, Coca-Cola collectibles, and cars (’69 Camaro is his favorite). When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of time at my grandparent’s house, and they always had these 500-1,000 piece puzzles to do. One of those 1,000 piece puzzles was of an old gas station in the ’70s so it was very antique-looking and captured the essence of the past. The gas station was surrounded by brown-red brick buildings, had a car out front with a dude in a white beater pumping gas, and a Coca-Cola dispenser sign on top.

I sat at the table and pieced it together for a whole 48 hours straight. When it was finished, my grandparents and mom helped me glue it together on a large flat slice of cardboard. I smile every time I visit my dad because he still has the puzzle hanging in his dining room. He’s had that puzzle for over 10 years! Find time to complete a puzzle as a gift. Your loved ones will always have a piece of you with them!

Marvel Puzzle (3000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle) – Officially Licensed Marvel Merchandise & Collectibles

What did it cost (to put every piece together)? My sanity!

The 3,000 piece Marvel jigsaw puzzle will need an elite superhero family to complete! Whether it takes one weekend or one year, it’s the time spent together that truly matters, and you’ll carry the memory forever.

9. Geek Gamer Furniture

Gaming chairs, bookshelves, computer desks, footrests, heck I’ll even say a neck massager on this one! You can find most of these below $40.00 on Amazon. Gaming chairs are great for stay-at-home moms, office moms, and gamer moms! Bookshelves help store physical games, books, collectibles, card/board games, dice, and anything else that adds to someone’s personality. Do you need a leg up when in an intense battle royale match? Rest those legs and feet on a footrest!

Pssst, I gave some bonus gift ideas in the orange text.

Media Storage Bookshelf

“Bookshelves help store physical games, books, collectibles, card/board games, dice, and anything else that adds to someone’s personality.” — Jordan, Game Gush Gamer


10. Geek Gamer Bedding

How many pillows do you sleep with? If I could, it would honestly be 10,000! Pillows, bedding, and blankets are all great gift ideas for a geek/gamer loved one. Would you like a Nintendo Switch pillowcase? How about an Among Us bedding set that will absolutely keep you from being sus? Figure out their top games and browse away until you reach the perfect personal touch to add to their bedroom decor.

Zelda Shield Fleece Blanket

Upgrade your pesky wooden shield to the unbreakable Hylian Shield! I can’t promise wrapping yourself behind this wall will keep you safe from arrows, but I have faith the shield will endure all.

11. Cards & Gift Cards

Get your mother a wonderful Mother’s Day card! Say something sweet, write a short paragraph of a story that reminds you of her, tell her you love her, and actually MEAN IT! You can slip a little bit of cash in there too, but if you can’t find an ATM, you can bust out the ol’ online gift card!

Best Selling Gaming Gift Cards

Amazon Gift Card w/ Flower Pot Design

Top Gaming Gift Cards:

  • Roblox Robux
  • PlayStation Store
  • Nintendo eShop
  • Xbox Store
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

Bonus Gift Idea: Gift Card to a local Spa!

12. Give your Geek/Gamer Mom the Gift of LOVE!!

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Yes, the power of Love will conquer all other gifts! Gifts are only a resource to express your appreciation and love, but nothing will compare to your genuine ability to communicate and speak freely with your loved one. Through exciting times, through rough times, through laughs, through cries, chances are you wouldn’t be the person you are today without that love and support. This statement extends to family, friends, and others who have been a mother-like figure in your life.

Unfortunately, living in a world of time constraints pushes those thoughts to the backburner. However, Mother’s Day is a reminder to celebrate those influences that have wished us nothing but the utmost success in our lives. Remember to hug your loved ones, cherish who they are, tell them you care about them, and I wish everyone a very exciting Happy Mother’s Day this weekend!

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