Holiday Gift Ideas for Gamers

There are few things as stressful as scrambling around before the holidays to find gifts for everyone on your list. Your brother says, “I don’t want anything” and your best friend claims, “I’m easy — I’ll like anything you get me,” and their generic answers can make gift giving seem nearly impossible.

However, if you have a gamer on your list, consider yourself lucky because we are living in the golden age for all things gaming! Check out this list below for the top systems and consoles to get the gamer in your life.

Nintendo Switch

Fans of the classic Nintendo system will love this new and improved gadget. Simply leave the tablet on the dock to charge while you play on your TV or take it to go! That’s right — it is especially great for gamers who are always on the go because you can take the tablet with you, plug in the Joy-Cons, bring your portable charger, and you’re ready to go.

Xbox One X

This one is perfect for the HD addict because it is the first full 4k gaming system on the market! This system will give you incredible graphics to make the gamer in your life feel like they are doing more than just play the game – it’ll put them inside the game!

PlayStation 4 Pro

Sony has had a cult-like following from the moment it burst into the gaming scene, so you can bet that any PlayStation will be a welcomed and appreciated gift! Additionally, this system was created with virtual reality technology in mind, allowing your gamer to feel like they are in the thick of things. If you have a Sony-lover – or any video game enthusiasts – on your list who is interested in VR, this is the system to get.

Super NES Classic

Nintendo released this classic system last year with 21 of the best games preloaded onto the device! This is the perfect system for the 90’s kid on your gift list, and the preloaded games it comes with has it acting as a two-in-one.

Vive VR System

This one is for the virtual reality connoisseur. With a 15×15 foot space, you have full, 360-degree body motion, transporting your favorite gamer directly into the game! Additionally, there are more than 2800 games available for this system, so not only will your gamer never be bored, but you’ll have an easy time shopping for their birthday in a few months!

Accessories

If you’re looking to shop for your gamer on a lower budget, a gaming console isn’t the only way to go! You can’t go wrong with accessories to help enhance the gaming experience – the right accessories can completely change a gaming experience. Look for headsets, gaming chairs, and controllers. For the computer gamer, try a gaming keyboard to improve the experience or a customized mouse pad for low budget but personal gift. Finally, to state the obvious, the gamer in your life needs games to play! Ask them what console they currently have and enjoy, and buy them a game or two that you think they’ll enjoy!

Give Them a Gift They’ll Remember

If you’re looking to give the gamer in your life a gift they’ll never forget, try GameTruck San Jose! We bring the party to you right in our truck that is full of age-appropriate games, flat screen TVs, certified GameCoaches, and all of the latest game consoles. We can fit 16 gamers in our truck, making it an unforgettable party for all of the gamers on your list. If you’re looking to find out more, give us a call at 866-253-3191 or contact us here! We look forward to hearing from you and giving your gamer memories that will last a lifetime!

5 Reasons to Invite GameTruck to Your Christmas Party

The holiday season is upon us! With Thanksgiving over, it’s time to start thinking about everybody’s favorite holiday: Christmas. Though you may not get the white Christmas that we sing about, decorating a tree, spending time with friends and family, giving and receiving gifts, cooking and eating delicious food, and just the general jolly-ness in the air makes Christmas one of the most looked-forward-to holidays of the year. There’s only one thing that could make it better: a video game party that comes to your house from GameTruck San Jose. Don’t believe us? Here are five reasons why you should host a GameTruck party this holiday season:

Get in the Christmas Spirit

Gametruck parties aren’t just about our mobile video game truck. We make sure that every truck is in full party mode with lights, sound, and music, all year round. During Christmas time, we really enjoy getting into the spirit! We enjoy decorating and playing Christmas music in the truck to really get the kids excited for the holidays.

Spend Time with Your Friends

The best part of a GameTruck party is that it’s completely hassle-free. Our experienced team of GameCoaches take care of everything from start to finish, including engaging with your children during the party itself! As long as your children are over the age of 6, you don’t even need to supervise! All we ask is that at least one parent, guardian, or otherwise adult be present on-scene (you can stay in your house, you don’t have to be near the GameTruck itself!) just in case of an emergency.

This means, a GameTruck party is a superb way or giving your children something fun to do so you can have a Christmas party with your friends without needing to worry about your children. Tell your friends to bring their kids and it’s the best of both worlds for everybody – your children are guaranteed to enjoy it more than a babysitter!

Make it Special

Anyone can throw a Christmas party, but make yours stand out and be the one everyone is talking about! Whether the main event or a fun activity on the side, a GameTruck party is sure to make any party memorable. Tell your guests to put on their best ugly Christmas sweaters and let’s get the party started!

We’ll Come to You

Holiday preparations can be stressful. Don’t let a Christmas party for your kids be one more thing you need to stress about! We’ll bring our loaded video game truck straight to your yard, so you don’t have to worry about the stress of packing up your kids and heading out somewhere.

You’ll get the best of both worlds: we’ll come to you, but we’ll also leave no trace – you won’t even know we were there, so you won’t have to deal with a messy indoor cleanup that comes with hosting a party for your kids. What could be better than that?

Give the Gift of GameTruck

While Christmas is much more than just presents (Don’t believe us? Ask the Grinch), we can’t escape the nature of this gift-giving holiday. Give your child more than just the gift of video games – give him or her a video game party, which comes with something even more valuable than anything that could be wrapped: memories that will last a lifetime of the best Christmas present they ever had!

How to Keep Your Kids Safe During Halloween

Halloween is easily one of the most exciting holidays for kids. The idea of dressing up in their favorite superhero costume and getting candy from everyone is a dream coming true. For parents, however, it can be a stressful holiday. Strangers giving candy to my kids? Walking on the streets in the night? Streets crowded with people making it easy to get lost? A lot of kids wearing the same costume? Worry not, parents! We put together some tips to make Halloween a fun holiday for the kids and stress-free for you!

Check the Candy Before You Let Your Kids Eat It

After receiving the candy or when you get home after a fun Halloween night, check them. Does your child have any allergies and you need to make sure the candy is safe? Do you approve or disapprove of that particular candy for your kids? Is the candy a choking hazard for your young child? Do any of them seem unwrapped or contaminated?. It’s not possible to check every piece of candy your child collected (unless you eat them all and make your children very sad) but it is possible to at least vet them for major problems.

Buy or Rent Costumes That Have Reflective Stripes

It’s not unusual for the darkness that comes with night time to affect our vision, especially in huge crowds of people in costumes. It can be even harder to spot your child if there are other kids wearing similar costumes. When buying your child a costume, try to find one that has reflective signs, or are brighter or unique. If there are no such options, buy reflective or shine stripes separately and tape them to the costume.

Review Information and Accessories with Your Kids

If your kids are going to trick-or-treat by themselves or with a group of friends, review what is allowed and expected of them. Review the route, explain how to call 911 and other important numbers if needed, tell them that they should not enter anyone’s houses to get treats, agree on the time they should be back home, and other important information. Don’t forget to pack them with accessories that may come in handy: flashlights, batteries, a charged phone with saved contact number etc.

Prepare Your Home for a Successful Halloween

The same way you want your kids to have a fun, worry-free Halloween night, you want other kids to as well! Prepare your home for trick or treaters. If you decide not to participate, leave the candies outside or simply put up a sign saying you’re not participating in the event. If you do wish to be a part of it, take any dangerous things away from your door entrance, like garden hoses or bikes, and make sure your lights are on. Also, consider putting up a couple of Halloween decorations so kids will feel more welcomed!

Plan a Gathering with GameTruck

Go one step further to ensure that your child has the best Halloween ever and plan a party or gathering! GameTruck parties come equipped with our air-conditioned trucks, multiple flat screen TVs, and all the best games and consoles. Plan your next event with GameTruck San Jose by visiting our website or calling us today at (866) 253-3191.