Valentine’s Day is a day about love and showing that special someone how much you care. While diamonds and jewelry are on the lists of some, if your Valentine’s sweetheart is a gamer we’ve got a list of Valentine gifts for gamers that is sure to make them swoon.

Whether they game on Nintendo Switch, PS5 or Xbox Series X|S—we’ve got a few ideas to get them that will get their pulse racing.

Nintendo Switch games your Valentine will love

Does your Valentine’s Day sweetheart play on Nintendo Switch? If so, here are two game ideas that they will surely love.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the perfect game to give your Valentine’s Day sweetheart. This special edition includes all of the tracks from the Wii U version and more! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe introduces exciting new characters like the Inklings from Splatoon who join favourties such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and my personal favourite Bowser Jr. With a wide variety of characters to choose from, there is a racer that is perfect for all types of players.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features a range of new battle courses such as Urchin Underpass. And, there are many different game modes such as the revamped Battle mode. Additionally, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has new vehicles inspired by Splatoon and you even have the ability to carry two items at once! Trust me, this makes racing with your special Valentine even more fun as the gameplay becomes even more strategic and action-packed.

If you’re looking for even more Mario Kart fun, you can purchase the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass! This adds an additional 48 courses, which are remastered courses from Mario Kart games throughout the years dating back to the SNES.

Get Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

There has never been a bad Animal Crossing released by Nintendo, but previous titles in the franchise pale in comparison to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo has added a number of amazing features to this release that have never before been seen in the franchise, highlighted by do-it-yourself recipes that allow you to use your island’s resources to create fantastic items.

The latest update in Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings a whole slew of exciting new features and content to the game. One of the main new additions is the introduction of the Happy Home Paradise DLC, allowing you to work as a designer on a vacation paradise. You can create dream homes for your animal residents, unlocking new furniture and customization options along the way.

Additionally, the latest update brings back the Roost café, which allows you to enjoy a cup of coffee and interact with special characters like Brewster. Moreover, you can now explore new areas on your islands, including swimming and diving in the ocean to discover sea creatures. There’s more! There are also new seasonal events, such as Jack’s Halloween Hunt and Toy Day, where you can participate in festive activities and collect special items.

Finally, there are some quality-of-life improvements including my favourite, the Island Life 101 service. It offers helpful tips and gives you the ability to enact ordinances to affect island living.

Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch

Valentine’s Day game gift ideas for PlayStation 5 fans

Does your Valentine’s sweetheart love to play games on the PlayStation 5? Here are two games that will make your Valentine’s sweetheart fall head over heels in love.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the perfect gift for any Valentine’s sweetheart who is a Star Wars fan. Filled with an extensive roster of LEGO Star Wars characters and vehicles, you and your Valentine can relive the epic narrative of the Skywalker Saga, starting from any trilogy.

Filled with the trademark LEGO humour, you and your Valentine will be laughing your way across the galaxy. From aerial battles with enemy ships using iconic vehicles such as the Millennium Falcon, to exciting quests and puzzles—there is a ton of fun to be had together.

Developed so that everyone of all gaming abilities can enjoy, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is filled with a ton of content and engaging gameplay that is sure to make a memorable Valentines Day.

Get LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for PlayStation 5

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is the latest entry in the beloved video game series. It continues the tradition of captivating storytelling that defines Spider-Man games. Set nine months after the events of Miles Morales, both Peter Parker and Miles Morales have embraced their roles as Spider-Man while facing personal challenges.

Swinging through the city as Spider-Man is a thrilling experience. The addition of Web Wings adds excitement, allowing you to glide through the air and seamlessly switch between swinging and gliding. The game features a huge map that is packed with life, landmarks, and activities. The game’s combat system gives you a variety of attacks, combos, gadgets, and environmental interactions to take down enemies in style.

Accessibility is a key focus and there are customizable options to cater to different skill levels and preferences. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a remarkable sequel, delivering a captivating story, immersive gameplay, stunning visuals, and user-friendly features. It stands as one of the best superhero games available.

Get Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 on PS5

Xbox Series X|S ideas to woo your Valentine

Is your Valentine’s sweetheart’s platform of choice to game on Xbox Series X|S? If so, check out these great ideas to buy them for Valentine’s Day.

Xbox All Access

If you’re shopping for an Xbox Series X|S console for your special Valentine, you may want to check out Xbox All Access. This financing plan allows you to get either an Xbox Series X or Series S console of your choice, along with access to all Microsoft-published titles as soon as they are commercially released, thanks to the included 24-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Games are added all the time and your Valentine will always have something to play. There really is something for everyone. Recent additions to Xbox Game Pass include Resident Evil 2, Palworld, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Figment and more.

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Minecraft is a great choice for a fun and romantic gaming experience for you and your Valentine. With the ability to play together, Minecraft offers endless possibilities and creative freedom. You can create a special adventure tailored just for you and your Valentine. Whether you want to make a cozy cabin, design a beautiful garden, or plan a surprise, Minecraft lets you be creative and have fun together.

Minecraft also provides a peaceful and relaxing environment, which is perfect for spending quality time with your special Valentine. You can escape from the real world and enjoy the game’s beautiful landscapes. It’s a great way to relax, communicate, and connect with each other.

Get Minecraft for Xbox Series X|S

A mobile gaming gift your Valentine will love

Does your Valentine like to game on their mobile phone? If so, here’s the perfect gift!

Backbone One PlayStation gaming controller for iOS

The Backbone One PlayStation gaming controller for iOS is a gaming accessory for your iPhone that turns it into a gaming console. It looks like and was designed around the PlayStation 5’s DualSense wireless controller.

You can use it to play any game or use any service that supports controllers. You can use it to play on Apple Arcade, GeForce NOW, and even streaming games from your PS5. Just attach your iPhone and you are set!

Buy Backbone One PlayStation gaming controller for iOS

Valentine gifts for gamers

Valentine’s Day only comes once a year. Show that special someone how much you really love them with one of the ideas from our list. You can find even more Valentine gift suggestions for gamers here.

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Jon Scarr
Jon is the Gaming Editor and is based in Toronto. He is a proud Canadian who has a serious passion for gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry with over 20 years experience. You can often find Jon streaming the latest games on his YouTube channel. Jon loves to talk about gaming and tech, come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Threads @4ScarrsGaming and @4Scarrsgaming on Instagram.


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