It's that time of year again, and before you have to start scrambling for the perfect gift, why not take some advice from the pros? We've hand-crafted this list of the best and most thoughtful items you can get for your loved ones this holiday season... provided they are really into video games. But don't think this curated collection is a mere compilation of the best and most popular video games to arrive in 2014. No, faithful reader, this list doesn't feature one single game disc, cartridge or download. Instead, we've provided you the blueprint for gifts inspired by the medium, and from which fans of video games from all ages and walks of life should find something worthwhile.

So waste no more time here in the introduction. Check out our All-Inclusive, One-Stop Holiday Shopping Guide You Need to Follow or Otherwise Your Kids/Spouse/Dog Will Hate You now.