We love GameStop… We shop there pretty regularly, well till the point where the staff knows our name. When GameStop asked to sponsor a post about holiday gifts from GameStop – I was like absolutely.
Lets start with the items that Marc found while shopping at GameStop.
First stop was Pokemon – while the card game is awesome and really started Marc on his path to Pokemon fandom, the newest videos game Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun both made his list. Then he ran over to the Pokemon Z-Ring set by TOMY and asked for an additional pack of crystals for it too.
My Daughter Harper – Loves the princess gear at GameStop so while she doesnt play the video games she does love their toys. She picked up a Princess Peach amiibo figure and it’ll just be good for her imagination play. She found a Funko Pop from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Belle and quickly added that to her cart. She also picked up a new cup with Belle the Princess on it as well.
My youngest Daughter Harlow – is only 1 and a half, so she heads to the stuffed animals and finds the largest pikachu stuffed animal she can hold. She nuzzles with that for a minute walks it over to Harper’s cart and drops it in before making seeing the Princess Zelda plush and doesnt let that go… not even to head to the check out.
While that kids had fun – I still shopped for myself – looking at the Xbox One S – which are $50 now till chrismas. I picked out the new Gears of War 4 Xbox One S because its the limited edition Deep Blue only at GameStop.
Here are some of the amazing video games – I picked up for Marc for his Nintendo 3DS…
Marc is a superfan of Skylanders Imaginators, but didnt have the Dark starter pack so we got that for him. Now go brings his skylanders where ever he goes…
Marc is also getting into Yo-Kai Watch so picking up the new Yo-Kai Watch 2 game was pretty easy.
Then of course being a big Nintendo fan we got the newest Super Mario game… Super Mario Maker.
I also highly recommend Just Dance 2017 – its a game the whole family can play!
And be sure to check out the weekly ads for GameStop here.
Finally our friends at GameStop are offering a lucky reader a $50 GameStop gift card.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 21st, 2016.
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For those Dads that love Technology, I’ve got some amazing picks from Logitech that you might want to grab for that special husband or father in your life. Not to be out done my friends over at Logitech want to see someone win all four of these prizes! (skip to the bottom to see how to enter to win!)
Logitech Harmony Elite [amazon]
If Dad loves the latest connected home gadgets, get him the one device that works with everything in the living room and beyond – the Logitech Harmony Elite ($349.99). With a large 2.4” touchscreen for simple tap and point gesture commands, Dad can control his entertainment system and any compatible home automation device, from Philips Hue lights to Lutron shades, with one sleek remote. With the optional Harmony Smartphone App, he can even turn his smartphone into a personal universal remote. Furthermore, he can create customized Harmony Activities to fit his lifestyle, so his “Good Morning” setting could automatically turn on the light next to his side of the bed, open the shades in the living room, turn on the morning news on mute and start the coffee pot, all without waking the family.
Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse [amazon]
With hand-sculpted comfort contour, the perfectly sculpted, hand crafted shape* of this comfort mouse supports your hand and wrist in a comfortable, natural position. Experience fine-motion control and fluid experience with well-positioned buttons and wheels. Featuring a speed-adaptive scroll wheel, scroll through long documents or web pages faster and easier. The precision wheel auto-shifts from click-to-click to hyper-fast scroll. And the unique thumb wheel, let’s you experience side-to-side scrolling with a stroke of your thumb.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Surround Sound Gaming Headset [amazon]
Patent pending advanced Pro-G audio drivers are made with hybrid mesh materials that provide the audiophile-like performance gaming fans have been demanding. From your favorite music to expansive game soundtracks, the Pro-G drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones. Experience incredible 7.1 surround sound with Dolbyreg; or DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound,* creating lifelike in-game special awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around or special ability cues.
Logitech ZeroTouch [amazon]
ZeroTouch is a smart car phone holder with voice-command app that gives you the best features of a connected car. After installing the app, just snap your Android phone to the universal magnetic car phone holder and speak freely so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Place calls easily with voice-activated calling, voice to text, reply to incoming messages, control music, navigate or share your location — all without ever touching your phone.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 15th, 2016.
You must comment telling us who you’d want to win all these prizes for and why they’re an awesome dad? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)
You will have 6 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.
We’re over the tie by this point, right? World’s best dad mug but you only need one… so what else is there, try these gift ideas on for size.
New sneakers from New Balance’s newest addition to the Vazee collection. The Vazee Prism running shoe was engineered for those always in beta and constantly pushing to be better. Featuring a medial post for extra stability when you need it the most, the Vazee Prism was designed optimal speed and the superior support required for all the miles you have planned.
New bed sheets that help cool off, Nanotex sheets use Coolest Comfort and Wrinkle Defense technology help you stay dry and comfortable all night long, while keeping smooth and strong. Their advanced moisture wicking system pulls moisture away from your skin and keeps you dry, helping balance your body temperature. These life-changing sheets are available at retail stores such as Wal-Mart and Cabela’s and in multiple colors (Coffee, Cream, Mocha, Aqua, Ivory and Taupe).
Need help locating your car when you park in that giant mall parking lot? how about getting an actual charge from your car charger well then the ZUS Car Finder and Smart Car Charger is the solution for you. The ZUS chargers 2x faster then typical car chargers it split plug design give you two USB ports to plug 2 different devices into. Plus remember when I said if you needed help finding your car… ZUS saves your car’s location automatically. To find your car, open the ZUS app and be guided back to your car.
If you cant find your car then most likely I’m betting you’re always loosing your keys. Tile is the solution for that problem. This little square that you sync to your phone can be found within 30 feet with the simple touch of a button on your app. Plus if you miss place your phone you can tap the tile and it’ll ring your phone (if the app is open in the backround). They sell them in different counts cause it doesnt just have to be keys a little tape or glue and you can stick it to a remote control or place one in a wallet maybe even hide one in your kids favorite stuffed animal 🙂 For more info on Tile check out their website or purchase from amazon.
If you’re an Amazon fan and have a Amazon Prime account then you need the Amazon Echo, not only can it play music off of the amazon music access that you get from being a prime member you can also ask alexa for the weather, to add diapers to your cart – while say youre in the middle of changing the last diaper, plus dozens of other cool commands. I was recently gifted one from my friends at Huggies and its pretty awesome. The Amazon Echo comes in 3 different sizes the original amazon echo, the echo dot, and a portable version called amazon tap.
Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Camera
The NX500 is defined by its advanced 28.2MP APS-C, BSI CMOS Sensor. Delivering up to 9 frames per second bursting with sharp detail and intense colors. The large sensor is ideal for creating detailed images and stunning 4k/UHD video.
Philips ShoqBox Mini
This rugged and water resistant portable wireless speaker can go wherever you want to go, in and out, up and down, rain and shine. It sounds as powerful as it is tough.
Tablo is a 2-Tuner Over-The-Air (OTA) DVR for Cord-Cutters using HDTV antennas to access broadcast TV signals. All Tablo units include dual band Wi-Fi enabling Tablo and the antenna to be placed in an optimal location for OTA reception. Browse, record and stream up to two simultaneous live or recorded HDTV programs on your iPad, Android tablet, laptop, smartphone, or your big screen TV using Roku, Chrome cast or Apple TV.
Roku 3 (2015 model)
Roku 3 is the fastest, most powerful Roku player. Enjoy more than 2,000 streaming channels offering access to 250,000+ movies and TV episodes, plus games, music, sports, and more
Plantronics Marque 2 (bluetooth headset)
Plantronics Marque 2 M165 Bluetooth headset is the perfect companion for smartphones, with universal-fit conformable gel eartips, a DeepSleep power-saving mode and dual microphones that reduce background and wind noise for crisp, clear call quality. Listen to music or stream audio and Internet radio, manage your calls without pressing buttons – just say “Answer” or “Ignore”.
Plantronics BackBeat PRO (noise canceling headphones)
Wireless, active noise canceling headphones + mic. Music makes any moment more personal.Every day, we stream our digital music to create a personal soundtrack while at home, work, running errands, and even while traveling.
Bose SoundSport (in-ear headphones)
SoundSport In-Ear Headphones energize your workout with full, balanced sound that conventional sports earbuds can’t match. And because they’re sweat-resistant and have proprietary StayHear tips, they survive and stay comfortably in place during vigorous exercises.
Izzi Gadgets (amazing iPhone cases for the Photographer)
You get five pro-grade interchangeable lenses with the twist of the rotating carousel, and your phone is safe from any bending. Life is better REMIXed.
WakaWaka solar powered charger (with a buy one give one twist)
The WakaWaka Power+ (WWP+) is the new version of the highly acclaimed, durable, lightweight and compact solar charger that is capable of charging virtually any type of smartphone or small electronic device within just a few hours and providing up to 150 hours of safe, sustainable light. Chargeable by the sun via a built-in high-efficiency solar panel and patented Intimation Sun Boost Chip, or through a standard wall outlet.
This combination wall charger and backup battery is the ideal travel charger. The Ventev power cell 6000+ is a dual output, 6000mAh portable charger which has integrated folding AC prongs. No need to carry a wall charger for your backup battery. Charge your phone and tablet while plugged into the wall or with the power stored in the onboard battery. The battery delivers 25 hours of talk, 18 hours of internet, 20 hours of video use, plus 100 hours of audio playback.
Apple iPhone 6 / Samsung S6 Edge / HTC One M9
Every year or two its time to get a new device sometimes we’re the last to get an upgrade ourselves… so check out these 3 options for new mobile phones.
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote
One remote to rule them all… Powerful home entertainment and automation control: One remote easily controls entertainment devices along with connected lights, locks, thermostats, blinds, sensors, and more
Western Digital My Passport X
My Passport X from WD expands your Xbox One or PC gaming experience. Connect this portable and powerful drive to immediately add storage capacity to your console. My Passport X is performance-tweaked to meet the desires of serious gamers.
D-Link AC3200 ULTRA Performance Wi-Fi Router
You’re connecting more devices than ever to your home network. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, phones, Smart TVs, game consoles and more – all at the same time. That’s why we created the new AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router. With Tri-Band Technology and speeds up to 3.2GGbps, it delivers the necessary ultra-performance to power even the most demanding connected homes.
The Selfie Stick
This selfie stick is heads above others – it collapsable head makes it fold up into next to nothing… while there are bluetooth versions out there and they look so slick. Take it from an owner – stick to the cabled one… no pairing the extra 4 seconds to plug the wire into the headphone port wont make you miss the moment unlike pairing with bluetooth.
Even though we may be a bit older than the kids you typically think of playing video games, for teens, twentysomethings, and even dads, video games are always going to be a popular choice. So if you’re still searching for the perfect gift this holiday season, check out our top picks for video games, head down to your local GameStop, and pick one out– we guarantee yours will be the favorite present!
Destiny, $44.99, PS4
Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned our solar system, but it didn’t last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Be brave. From the team that brought you Halo: Combat Evolved, this is Destiny.
Also available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS3.
Assassin’s Creed Unity, $49.99, PS4
Paris, 1789 – The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of commoners who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark on an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin. Assassin’s Creed Unity builds on the proud tradition of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and delivers next-generation gameplay, brilliant story, and the kind of action and adventure that only an Assassin’s Creed game can offer up.
Also available on Xbox One.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, $39.99, Xbox One
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, developed by Sledgehammer Games (co-developers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3), harnesses the first three-year, all next-gen development cycle in franchise history. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Delivering a stunning performance, Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons – one of the most powerful men in the world – shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. Whether you’re in the mood for gripping story, epic multiplayer, or a bit of both, Advanced Warfare is the game to get!
Also available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4.
Grand Theft Auto V, $59.99, Xbox One
Also available on PS4.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, $59.99, Xbox 360
In Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, based on the popular Lord of the Rings books and films, you are Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gate, keeping watch over Mordor which has remained undisturbed for ages. In the blink of an eye, everything is taken from you – your friends, your family, and even your own life. Resurrected by a vengeful spirit, you must now embark on a relentless vendetta against those who have wronged you. Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle in Middle-earth. Shadow of Mordor also introduces the acclaimed “Nemesis System,” enlivening the game world with enemies that can remember their encounters with you, rank up, and most importantly, hold a grudge. It brings a new level of immersion and detail to video gaming that is nothing short of revolutionary.
Also available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4.
Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition, $59.99, PS4
In this follow-up to the acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2, wield the power of the Inquisition over the course of an epic character-driven story, and lead a perilous journey of discovery through the Dragon Age. Discover the ultimate Dragon Age: Inquisition experience with the Deluxe Edition which includes the legendary Skyhold Throne, great-horned Red Hart, ominous Bog Unicorn, digital soundtrack, and more! Intensify your battle readiness with the mighty Flames of the Inquisition weapons, armor, and armored mount!
Also available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS3.
Sunset Overdrive, $39.99, Xbox One
Unlike many of the games out right now, Sunset Overdrive delivers a fun and frantic romp that combines witty and irreverent humor, wild action, and great third-person shooting for a game you won’t want to miss! A contaminated energy drink has transformed most of the population of Sunset City into toxic mutants. For many it’s the end of the world, but for you it’s a dream come true. Your old boss? Dead. Your boring job? Gone. Transform the open world into your tactical playground by grinding, vaulting and wall-running across the city while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection, $59.99, Xbox One
Xbox fans rejoice! For the first time ever, The Master Chief’s entire story is on one console. Featuring a re-mastered Halo 2: Anniversary, along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4, new digital series, Halo: Nightfall, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians Beta, this is the definitive Halo experience. This is the definitive gift this holiday season for fans of Halo, Xbox, and first-person-shooter overall.
Only available on Xbox One.
Far Cry 4, $59.99, PS4
In the sequel to the #1 rated shooter of 2012, Far Cry 3, you are thrown headfirst into Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence under the shadow of the towering Himalayas. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat. Be sure to pick up Far Cry 4 this holiday season for an adventure you won’t soon forget!
Also available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS3.
The Last Of Us Remastered, $49.99, PS4
Only available on PS4.