Shopping for gamer Christmas gifts doesn't have to be a pain. Sometimes the issue lies in trying to find out what video game the arcade junkie on your holiday list doesn't have. There are only so many ways to covertly ask about their elaborate gaming collection without arising suspicion.

For the active gamer, there are many home furnishings honoring the pixel world that would make a delightful holiday present. If your button-pounding pal enjoys Nintendo, why not get them a Mario Brothers block lamp or a fluffy controller pillow? If you want to go more retro than that, there is the option of the Space Invaders mirror or colorful ceramic Pac-Man dishware.

Choosing gift gamer decor instead of actual electronic disks is a good way to avoid gamer Christmas gifts that end up being duplicates.