Ah, Christmas gift giving. It’s always the same.
You risk life and limb amongst crowds of feisty festive shoppers. You battle the Sellotape to complete a dodgy wrapping job. And then, when the big day finally does come, you hand over the pressie. Only to be met with the inevitable hope-you-kept-the-receipt face.
But if there’s a keen gambler in your life, this year you’ve got nothing to worry about. We’ve got gift ideas you can bet they’ll love. From cheeky stocking-fillers, to something extra special, check out these Crimbo presents for casino fans that’ll suit any budget.
- Keep them sweet for only £2.65
Can you ever go wrong with chocolate? We’re not talking a boring old box of Celebrations, the hallmark of the lazy, unimaginative Christmas gift giver.
We’re talking the perfect little stocking filler, you can pick up a bag of 20 high-quality Milk Chocolate Casino Chips from Chocolate Trading Co for just £2.65 (visit chocolatetradingco.com). Or, if your appetite – and budget – stretches a little further, get a stash of 185 for £21.95. Yummy.
- Novelty t-shirts with wise words
Show that you know the gambling fan in your life down to a tee.
Customisable t-shirts have a nice personal touch – and are an excellent opportunity to show off your best betting puns. But if you’re stuck for ideas of what to have printed, we’ve seen some good slogans out there. For that special someone who’s hot on slots, ‘That’s how I roll’ or ‘Queen/King of the machine’ could get a nice chuckle.
You’ll find t-shirts available in a range of sizes, colours and prices at spreadshirt.com.
- Sock it to ‘em for £5.99
Socks have long been seen as a cop-out gift idea for the festive season.
But not all socks are created equal! You’ll find some nice casino-themed pairs out there that are anything but boring. Check out these snazzy toe warmers from tiesplanet.com. Brandishing a neat card design, you can get a pair from only £5.99 with free UK delivery.
- Make Crimbocushty for just £14.99
Want to make Christmas extra cosy?
Give the gift of a comical casino cushion, sure to brighten up the abode of any house-proud poker player. Available from redbubble.comfor just £14.99, it boasts the mantra of card players everywhere: If you can’t beat them, bluff them.
- Give the gift of knowledge with gambling guides
What keen gambler wouldn’t jump at the chance to up their game?
Books like Blackjack and Poker guides are great reading material for those post-Christmas-dinner hours, when everyone’s too stuffed to move. They’re also a gift that can keep on giving, with lucrative strategy tips and handy hints to boost a player’s pay-out potential.
For the card playing fanatic, Dario De Toffoli’sBlackjack: A Champion’s Guide makes a good read and will set you back a mere £11.99.
- Take a spin on the best £9.99 party pleaser
There’s nothing like a cheeky tipple – or two! – to get you into the festive spirit (if you’ll pardon the pun).
Perfect for all those Christmas and New Year’s get-togethers, a Shot Roulette Drinking Game sees players spin the roulette-style wheel to risk downing one of sixteen shots. It’s a sure-fire party pleaser that’s fun and budget-friendly, available for just £9.99 from very.co.uk.
- Splash the cash on Sin City
Christmas is a time for giving. But does your generosity stretch to the ultimate treat for the casino lover in your life: a trip to the infamous Las Vegas strip? Whilst it’s quite the step up from the stocking-fillers we’ve looked at so far, here you’ll find some of the biggest and best casinos in the world.
After booking your flights and a stay in one of the city’s renowned casino hotels (Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio are ‘wow’ factor dead certs), make sure you plan a trip to the Venetian. Boasting 243,684 square feet, it’s the biggest land-based gambling venue in Vegas.
That should put a big fat smile on their face Christmas morning. . .
So that’s the festive shopping all wrapped up. Now you should have plenty of time to actually enjoy the Christmas season. But if stretching to a trip to Vegas is a little out of your budget, why not try playing online at the likes of BGO Casino. Get the thrill of Vegas straight from your phone.