Best Retro Gaming Gifts For 2021: Mini Consoles, Arcade Cabinets, And More Gift Ideas

If you have a nostalgic gamer on your holiday shopping list, we've rounded up 26 great retro gift ideas they're sure to love.


While many gaming fans will be on the hunt for PS5 and Xbox Series X deals this year, retro gaming still has its charm. A perfect gift for the older gamers in your household, a gift that bears the nostalgic look and feel of yesteryear's gaming scene is surprisingly easy to find and easily affordable. Mini consoles, home arcade stands, and retro-loaded merchandise have exploded in popularity over the years, and if you have a longtime gamer on your shopping list who loves these older brands, then we've got some shopping suggestions for you.

You can also check out our complete guide to retro gaming in 2020 for more gift ideas and inspiration, as well guides for Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gifts during the holiday season.

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