Picking a birthday gift for gamblers can be tricky. Usually, their interest can be very narrow and they already have most of the stuff they like or want. Getting it just right may require some extensive searching for an ideal gift. The problem is that we are strapped for time and can’t really dedicate enough of it for gift shopping. To complicate things further, with Covid-19 still raging across the globe, most shopping centers work limited hours, if they are open at all. That requires that we plan our time perfectly or limit ourselves to online shopping, which can often be a hit or a miss, especially if we don’t frequent gambling stores and are not familiar with the quality of the products. We also need to calculate shipping time, since online shopping is booming and deliveries are sometimes later than anticipated. Here are some tips and recommendations that can help you in your quest for a perfect gift for your gambler.
1. Choosing The Present for Gamblers
Before you even start considering a gift, you need to narrow your search down. The best way to do that is to understand the person you are buying the gift for. For instance, if he or she is a novice gambler, perhaps some good Gambling Books or a MasterClass in their favorite game can help them elevate their game and they will be thankful for it. Seasoned players won’t need something like that and you will have to look for something else. So, the first step is to think about the gift recipient and eliminate things they don’t need or you know they won’t enjoy. Once you have done that, the process will be much easier.
2. Gambling Movies
Over the years, Hollywood has produced some true masterpieces about gambling and maybe your gambler would enjoy owning one or two of them. You can find most of them in handy gift sets, making them perfect for a birthday present. The classics are always a good choice, so The Sting should be the first one you should consider. This 1973 Oscar-winning movie with Paul Newman and Robert Redford is about two conmen trying to fleece notorious mobster with an elaborate sting involving horse racing and poker. Another Paul Newman classic is The Color of Money, the movie that propelled Tom Cruise to stardom. For a more modern take on poker, you can consider Rounders featuring Matt Damon and a masterful performance by John Malkovich.
3. Gambling Accessories
When it comes to gambling accessories, you have a pretty wide and varied choice of birthday gifts for your gambler. Apparel is the first thing that comes to mind, starting from simple T-shirts with gambling motives, over ties, and finally, expensive cufflinks that can set you back hundreds of dollars. You can also opt for one of the casino watches that will be a sure hit. There is really something for everyone here and it is up to you to decide how much you want to spend on the gift. Poker sets with cards and chips are also a popular choice and will be welcomed by any poker player who hosts regular poker nights in their house. For something more budget-friendly, you can look at various bathroom bits with casino motives. There are shower curtains, bathroom sets, towels, and anything else in between.
4. Personalized Items
Lately, it would seem that playing with your own personalized card deck is all the rage. In the past, this was something you could maybe see in big casinos, with cars being marked with their logos, but these days, anyone can afford them. Personalized poker chips are another fancy option that is guaranteed to go over well. The good thing about personalized gambling presents is that they work for everyone, regardless of age or gender. After all, who doesn’t like playing poker with cards that have their name on them? If your gambler isn’t that much into poker, you can also find other personalized items, like cigar holders or money clips. Smoking cigars go hand in hand with gambling, so unique cigar gifts like a cigar cooler or engraved cigar case are definitely recommended.
5. Weekend at Las Vegas
Weekend at Las Vegas is the Holy Grail of birthday presents for gamblers. With Covid-19 finally showing signs of slowing down, you can find plenty of deals on this trip, as travel agencies are scrambling to recuperate the losses from the pandemic. Three days at Sin City, fully paid, in one of the hotels lining The Strip, with access to world-famous casinos, is a dream come true for every gambler. Unfortunately, this is also the most expensive option on our list and not everyone can afford it. But if you can, this is one gift that you can’t go wrong with. The best part is that you can also come along and enjoy it with your gambler. Planned right, it can easily be one of the most memorable experiences of your lives.