Kotaku Gift Guides: Cool Things That Are Nothing To Do With Video Games

We don't totally have to define ourselves by video games, do we? Surely there are other things we have in common. If I've learned anything about you guys and girls over the years it's that there are a few things we all tend to have in common. Simply put: we tend to like the same stuff, even if that stuff isn't video games.

What sort of stuff? Oh I dunno... comic books, manga, anime, Game of Thrones, Science Fiction, board games, card games, Star Wars, Star Trek, porridge.

Actually scratch that last one. That's just me. But seriously everyone, porridge is awesome.

Anyway, back to the presents. It's worth noting that many of these gifts are taken straight from Lifehacker Australia's excellent Ultimate Geek Gift Guide.


Game of Thrones Legacy Collection

These are $28 each at EB Games and let's face facts -- everyone sort of likes Game of Thrones. Everyone. Bizarrely, the quality of these likenesses really ranges from, 'oh that sort of looks like Peter Dinklage' to 'why the hell is the guy from The Wire dressed up as Jon Snow'. I'm giving you fair warning.


Howl's Moving Castle Limited Edition

Madman is selling a whole bunch of these Studio Ghibli boxsets. The Howl's Moving Castle one is $99.95 and features a bunch of cool additions with the main attractions being a glorious art book and Blu-ray version of the movie. Kiki's Delivery Service and The Wind Rises are also getting the limited edition treatment, but Howl's is my favourite of the three. They go on-sale December 10.


Star Wars Han and Leia Bathroom Hand Towels

I'm married. I need these towels. You can get them for $14.95 here.


Black Milk Game Of Thrones collection

Man, I wish I could wear these.

You know what? Gender-based marketing be damned, I will wear these. Head to Black Milk's website.


Any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.


Comments

    You know what? Gender-based marketing be damned, I will wear these.

    We're waiting for the photos, Mark. You said it, not us.

      I know how he feels though. Every time I see those faux thigh high cat stockings I want them.

      ^^^ THIS!!!! EXCEPT VIDEO!!!! SHOW US THAT HOT SCOTTISH SIDEBOOB IN A ONE PIECE!! WITH A ZOOLANDER STYLE SERRELS STARE FOR GOOD MEASURE!!!! @markserrels

    https://www.lootcrate.com

      Oh, yeah. Came across lootcrate via an ars technical article. Jonesing for my first crate!

    I will add - Perplexus.
    Kind of like those old-school ball-in-a-maze-which-you-tilt, except it's a ball-in-a-3D-maze-which-you-tilt-shake-peer-at-intensely-and-then-almost-throw-against-the-wall... -before-sighing-and -restarting.
    Brilliant toys, brilliant gift, requires no batteries and features brilliant design across all five models.

    We don’t totally have to define ourselves by video games, do we? Surely there are other things we have in common. If I’ve learned anything about you guys and girls over the years it’s that there are a few things we all tend to have in common. Simply put: we tend to like the same stuff, even if that stuff isn’t video games.

    But... but if you say things like that, and post articles about things like that, then how will people feel justified when they drop to their knees, fists clenched and raised to the sky as they scream, "VIDEO GAMES, KOTAKU! VIDEO GAMES."

    The Portlandia cookbook! http://portlandiacookbook.com/

    Damn it Mark!

    I was hoping that the Howl's Moving Castle special edition would fly a little under the radar so I could just pick it up after release at a JB Hi-Fi store... Now, it looks like I'll have to buy it online before hand. Thanks.

    On that note, JB Hi-Fi has it going for ~$93.00 along with Kiki. The Wind Rises is a tad more expensive.

    I plan on getting Kiki's Delivery Service for my sister and Howl's Moving Castle for me!

    It looks like they put Theon's head on Tyrion's body...

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now