7 Holiday Season Gift Ideas for Gamblers

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BetMGM Aug 24, 2021, 10:01 AM

If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you’re a gambler yourself – but if you have a significant other, friend or family member who enjoys playing online casino games as much as you do, this list will help you come up with a fun gift to present to them on the day of the celebrations, whether that’s for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah!

7 gift ideas for gambling fans

Since we’re catering to fans of online slots and other games, we’ve chosen lucky number 7 to guide our list of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas for gamblers. From kitchenware and clothing to personalized trinkets and stylish accessories, we’ve covered a broad range of ideas that should cater to all tastes and preferences.

1. Kitchenware

If you enjoy the variety of games on offer at an online casino, you’ll likely enjoy trying different kinds of food too (especially given all of the amazing restaurants you can find in gambling hubs around the world.)

Some gift ideas for the foodies in your life include customized wooden chopping boards, or even a personalized mug, which could display a pertinent meme message, or your favorite casino iconography. You won’t have to look very far for inspiration, as there are many websites, like Etsy, that offer a variety of options (and are only limited by your sense of humor or penchant for puns.)

2. Clothing

Even though the recipient of your gift might be used to playing online games at home in leisurewear, that doesn’t mean you can’t splash out on a nice shirt or dress for them, which they could use to freshen up their look when they go out to play casino table games at a land-based establishment. 

You could instead opt for a gift voucher for them to go and buy a whole new fancy outfit for their next casino restaurant visit, or even get them something more humorous, like a branded T-shirt that speaks to their personal gaming preferences.

3. Trinkets

3D concept of a gift box with ace playing cards coming out of it.

Whether it’s a stocking filler or the main gift, you can’t go wrong with a gambling-themed trinket, and there are many to be found online. This could be anything from a branded lighter to custom casino-themed cufflinks, or even a card-themed keyring for online poker fans.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to these kinds of Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah gift ideas, and will depend on your recipient’s taste in casino games. If they enjoy roulette, how about a fabulous wall clock that makes a feature of the iconic wheel and rattling ball? Or if craps is their game of choice, how about some special lucky dice?

4. Good-luck charms

Speaking of lucky dice, you might like to buy your gambling fan an item of good fortune to wear or keep on them when they play casino games, or even when they’re making online sports betting decisions. This is especially the case if you’re all planning to watch an annual sporting event during the holidays, whether that’s Thanksgiving Day football, college football or Christmas Day basketball

We can’t guarantee that this good-luck charm gift will contribute to their winnings in any way, but they’ll think of you every time they look at it, which means it should prove to be a successful and thoughtful gift.

Perhaps some four-leaf clover earrings, a horseshoe necklace or matching gaming-themed bracelets could do the trick? Otherwise, you could get them something for their desk, like a Maneki-neko waving-cat figurine, or a toad with coins in its mouth, if Asian lucky charms are something they would enjoy (and which you can find in many slot games.) 

5. A real slot machine

If your gift recipient is an online slots fan, why not investigate buying a real-life slot machine? These can be expensive, but if you do a bit of research, you might be able to find a good deal on a second-hand one (depending on how much time, money and effort you want to spend finding a gift, of course.)

Alternatively, you could also pick up a more inexpensive, tabletop, novelty coin-operated mini slot machine, just for the fun of it! Who knows, perhaps your lucky recipient can relive some forgotten nostalgia by pulling the lever of this kind of pint-sized one-armed bandit. 

6. Tickets to a casino hub or event

No matter where you live, there is undoubtedly a casino nearby that likely hosts regular events. Instead of wrapping up a physical gift, why not give them a well-chosen experience instead? This could be tickets to a show, some online game-playing lessons, or even plane tickets to Vegas, or any other gambling hub that they might enjoy. This all depends on the size of your bankroll, of course!

Or you could decide to bring all the fun into your own home, or that of a friend or family member, and create a casino night all for yourselves, which brings us to our final point.

7. Games and accessories

3D concept of a gift box full of casino-related presents including dice, chips, cards and a roulette wheel.

Playing online casino games is fun, but another great gift idea for gambling fans – and one that you could enjoy while spending time together over the holidays – is an age-appropriate game set. For example, poker, or even a casino table game like baccarat or roulette, complete with croupier stick, could be just what you need to kickstart a fun night in!

This gift could present the perfect excuse to host a games night, where you can bring everything you know about what happens at the green felt tables to your own dining room table, and perhaps give other people, who haven’t been gambling before, a taste of how enjoyable these games are to play.

Enjoy everything that we have to offer at BetMGM, every season

No matter the gifts you decide to buy, or the holidays you celebrate, BetMGM offers a wide variety of entertaining casino games for you to play, all year round.

Whether you’re into online sports betting, table games or poker, there is something to suit all tastes when you register to play on our site. Who knows, maybe someone is out there right now, wondering what holiday gift they’re going to buy for a gambling fan like you, too!

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