If you aren’t up to date with popular video games, let me clue you in. Overwatch is a game which takes place 60 years in the future. Thirty years after the world’s golden age of prosperity, hostile robots rise up against humanity, due to cruel treatment by the humans. The game plays out with teams of 6 players, each fighting against enemy factions. They must complete specific map objectives to win the game. This game is geared towards millennials ages 18-34 years old. However, I have included some Overwatch gifts that are appropriate for younger fans as well. Besides, aren’t most gamers young at heart anyway?
Since these gifts cover a wide age range, please make sure you choose something appropriate for the person you are buying for. You don’t want mom and dad getting mad because you thought you were buying a cool etched glass for your 16 year old nephew, but really it is a pint glass meant for beer. In the same respect, you don’t want to buy a 120 piece Lego set for a thirty year old. I’m not saying they are too old for Legos. I’m just saying they need a Lego set with more pieces!
1. Overwatch Etched Glassware
Cool Overwatch gift ideas
Choose from shot glasses, pints, or whiskey glasses. Whichever you choose, they will be golds with Overwatch fans. Just make sure to bring a bottle of something to fill them with.
You can also get a themed tumbler for a beverage on the go.
For coffee drinkers choose an overwatch mug.
2. Ramen Bowl
Unique gift ideas for Overwatch fans
While the characters in the game are a diverse global cast, Genji and his brother, Hanzo, are Asian. With anime and manga being so popular, some of this pop culture mania has filtered down to Overwatch fans. You can get a themed ramen bowl or a more traditional set. College students and young singles may like a ramen cooker for an easy way to cook ramen, without using a stove or microwave. This is a more modern version of the hot pot we had in college dorms in my day.
For those who want to get more creative with their ramen, give them a ramen cookbook.
3. Overwatch Lego Sets
Overwatch gifts for kids
While this game was created for an older crowd, as usual, the younger set wants to get in on the action as well. Besides, Legos are fun for all ages. Most of these Overwatch sets are meant for ages 9 and up. However, there are a few with limited pieces for younger fans.
Collectors of all ages will like getting these colorful Funko Pop figures.
While kids will love recreating the game with these action figures, older folks will like them for their value as collectibles.
4. Overwatch Mouse Pad
Best Overwatch gifts
Overwatch fans who play the PC version of the game will want to add one of these gaming mouse pads to their bunker. Some are more appropriate for adults, as the wrist support comes in the form of female body parts.
Add in a gaming mouse and a gaming headset to carry the game. Some of these come with character logos.
5. Nerf Guns
Overwatch presents for hero missions
For those players who want to take their fandom to the next level, get them Overwatch Nerf guns. While kids love Nerf, don’t be surprised that teens and young adults like getting physical with these toys too.
For those into cosplay or collecting, give them a katana like the one Genji uses. Or maybe they want to be like Hanzo with a bow and arrow.
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6. Wall Art
Overwatch gifts for decor
For the home or their room, you can give them some amazing wall decor, whether canvas or framed art work.
Want something simpler? Overwatch prints will be appreciated as well.
Or give them vinyl decals. These can be used to decorate walls, doors, laptops, phones, or wherever they want to express their fandom.
7. Overwatch Anthology
Gifts for Overwatch fans who like books
For comic fans, the anthology collects a series of comics into one volume.
Are they into manga? Choose several volumes from one of the Overwatch manga series.
If they enjoy cooking and want to branch out from their usual ramen, give them an Overwatch cookbook. Several are available. However, the official cookbook is broken down by global regions. So while it does contain some Asian recipes, it also has recipes from Africa, Australia, and even the moon! I might have to get this just for the international recipes. Other cookbooks based on video games are also available such as Fallout, Last Airbender, Street Fighter, and World of Warcraft.
8. Gaming Chair
Fun gifts ideas for Overwatch fans
All gamers need a comfortable gaming chair for lumbar support during their long gaming missions. Some of these even come in an Overwatch theme. These aren’t only for gaming, they also make comfortable desk chairs for the home office.
Keycaps, for customizing computer keys with the Overwatch theme, make a great stocking stuffer.
When they are working or studying for exams, inspire them with an Overwatch soundtrack. These are available mainly on MP3, so they can take their music with them anywhere.
9. Overwatch Loot Ring Box
Overwatch gifts for her
If you are looking for a romantic Overwatch gift for a girlfriend, give her a ring in an Overwatch loot box.
If you guys are into cosplay, get a costume for her and a wig to dress up as her favorite character.
If you are looking for an Overwatch gift for him, give him a male character costume. These are great for conventions, Halloween, or whenever you want to transport yourselves into the future.
For a really romantic idea, wait until a time when you are both in character, and ask her to marry you by giving her an engagement ring in the loot ring box.
10. Overwatch Christmas Ornament
Overwatch gifts for Christmas
Looking for a fun Christmas gift for an Overwatch fan? A character or logo ornament will make a great keepsake and fits perfectly into a Christmas stocking.
A themed Monopoly game will make for a fun night with friends or family, away from the screen. You can get the collector’s Overwatch edition or another theme such as Naruto, or even Disney villains for a younger crowd.
While women have traditionally had purses for their personal items, men have either had to make their wives or girlfriends hold their stuff or shove everything into their pockets. Those times are gone. Many guys use backpacks nowadays. An Overwatch backpack isn’t just for kids, these are great for college students and adults to carry their gear.
11. Unisex Hoodie
Apparel Overwatch presents
Pink isn’t just for girls anymore. Real men wear pink. I see tons of guys at the local highschool sporting pink caps and hoodies. Of course, there are other character hoodies in more traditional colors as well.
Or choose one of these cool T-shirts.
Shield their face from the sun, when they do finally venture away from the game, with a cap with a character logo.
Don’t forget the feet! Dress them from head to toe by adding a pair of Overwatch socks to the ensemble.