Start with Mugs
Nothing can beat the simplicity and beauty of a mug. They have a practical use and can be quite funny. Start with mugs especially your friend or partner loves drinking coffee. They won’t cost that much and he will remember you on a daily basis whenever pours himself a drink. There are companies out there who can print any type of message or slogan onto a mug. In other words, do not spend time for finding the best mug with the perfect message: Buy an empty one and print out any slogan you want onto it. For starters, we recommend:
- I have selective hearing. The only word I respond is “casino”
- Fueled by gambling and coffee
- Keep calm and continue on gambling
- Gambling makes me happy. You, not so much.
By using different font types and sizes, you can create a very cool image on mugs. Here are some examples:
Continue with T-Shirts
The best thing after mugs is t-shirts. Just like mugs, they can be used daily and contain any message you want. Again, you won’t find many t-shirts with a gambling related message on them. It is best to buy an “empty” one and print out any message you want. In fact, most of the stores offer this service. You buy a blank t-shirt, explain to the store owners what you want on it, and they print out the message in just a couple seconds. You should choose a personalized message but if you want recommendations, here are some:
- World’s okayest gambler
- It is only a gambling problem if I am losing
- Slot Machine Queen/King
- Must… Go… Gambling
Here are some examples:
|WHAT IS A GAMBLING GIFT?|
|Any product or service that is related to gambling and can be gifted. While the first thing that comes to mind is a “free trip to Vegas”, these gifts are not limited to real world gambling activities. Even a coaster that resembles a casino chip can be a presents for gamblers. Be creative and let your imagination go wild. Gamblers love gifts that remind them their hobbies and this is your only limitation. As long as a product or a service is related to gambling, it can be turned into a gift. Personalized birthday gifts for gamblers are the best, start with those. Personalizing a gift makes it unique and everybody loves unique presents.|
Specialized Card Decks
Even if you are not a gambler, you know what a “deck of cards” is, right? It is possible to print any picture and/or logo behind of these cards. Use a picture of your buddy. Use a picture of a kitten that chews casino chips. Let your imagination go wild. Personalized card decks will be one of the best gambling related gifts, especially for male players. A simple Google search will yield hundreds of companies that offer this service. Pick one, send your choice of image to them, and receive your card deck. The only thing left is to wrap it in a package.
Did you know that there are roulette tables out there which can fit into a pocket? No, we are not kidding. They really exist. They are the size of a cigarette case and when you open them, a fully functional roulette table reveals. Your buddy will be able to play roulette whenever and wherever he wants, even on a plane. Moreover, you can print out a personalized message onto their cases. Creative, functional, portable: This may be one of the best gambling themed gift out there. Here is an example:
A Gambling Basket
Actually, the name of this present gives you a clear idea of its contents: It is a basket filled with gambling related things. And by related, we mean it: Anything that resembles gambling can be put in these baskets. However, we recommend you to start with guides to various casino gift ideas, lottery tickets, and scratch-cards. In fact, you can create a basket for each of these items. Buy 50 scratch-cards, put them in a basket, and wrap it. Or, buy guides for various games (poker, blackjack, slots, etc.) and do the same thing. Use your imagination and turn that basket into something unique. Take a look at these examples:
|GAMBLING GIFTS FOR HIM|
|For male gamblers, we advise you to focus on card game related gifts. Poker and blackjack are the most popular in this regard. Roulette-themed gamblers gifts are also an option. Stay away from slot-related presents: The majority of slot gamblers are female and these games are not seen as “manly”. If you cannot decide, remember that men are simple creatures: A gambling gift card can be a good present too.|
Buy Some “Bling”
Everybody loves shiny accessories. You can buy a bracelet for a female gambler which contains gambling related icons. Or, you can get cufflinks that look like casino chips. Dice necklace, chip keychain, a lottery scratcher that is shaped like a chip… Possibilities are endless. They are not that pricey either, you can find hundreds of gambling related accessories under 20 USD. We recommend these especially for female players but if you choose the right ones, male players can enjoy them too. Who does not like neckties that are made of playing cards, right? Take a look at the examples below:
Get a Mini-Slot Machine
These are real working slot machines but they are pocket-sized. They are made especially for slot-players as can be guessed, but any gambler can enjoy them. Your buddy can put these machines on his table at work and spin the reels anytime he wants. Try to choose the ones that are made of plastic. Metal ones rust over time and they have really sharp corners. These are simple fruit slots so they do not offer any bonus rounds but they are very fun to play with. They even have jackpot rewards! Take a look at the image below to understand what we are talking about:
Buy a Gamble-Box
Gamble boxes are personal safes that can be used for safekeeping your hard earned money. The concept is simple: You leave the key at home, take the box with you to the casino, and use them to store the money you have won at the end of the night. Without the key, they are impossible to open. Gamble-boxes are portable safes which you can only open at home. You use them while leaving the casino and store your winnings in them. There are multiple companies that produce gamble-boxes, just Google it and pick one. They are simple, secure, effective and it is definitely good gambling present.
A Set of Poker Chips
This may be the perfect gift for male players. Every card player dreams of a poker chip set. They look like authentic casino poker chips and it is also possible to personalize them. In fact, buy out the full set: It consists of a deck of cards, 250 chips with different colors, and a nice steel case to store them all. Note that every part of this set can be personalized. Print out the picture of your buddy’s pet onto the chips. Or, use his own picture – poker players love to see their face on top of chips. Here is an example of this set but know that you can find many other options:
|GAMBLING GIFTS FOR HER|
|As can be guessed, start with slot-related presents. Female gamblers usually do not like card games such as poker and baccarat. Slot machines, keno, and scratch-cards are their first choice. There are tons of accessories that are gambling related and any of them can be the perfect present for a female gambler.|
Get a Professional Guide
No, we are not talking about “slot machine systems”. If you are new to this, know that only card games allow the use of strategies and systems. All other categories are based on pure luck, so they cannot have any guides. However, for games like poker, blackjack, and baccarat; there are many high-quality books out there which provide very precious tips and working systems to increase the chance of winning. This present is perfect for every type of card player. Our recommendations are:
- The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King by Michael Craig
- Roll the Bones by David Schwartz
- Blackbelt in Blackjack by Arnold Synder
- Beat the Dealer by Edward Thorp
A Four Leaf Clover
Four-leafed clovers are considered as the symbol of luck in all over the world. They are usually rare but do not worry: There are a lot of companies out there who sell them. In fact, they put the clovers inside a transparent and token sized box so you can carry them with you wherever you go. Gamblers are usually superstitious people who believe in symbols of good luck. Instead of getting a rabbit’s foot, go with a four-leafed clover. They are much aesthetic looking and don’t start to smell after a while. Just Google “four-leafed clover pocket token” and pick any of the results. This is also the cheapest gift idea out there but it is valuable to gamblers.
A Trip to A Casino
Ok, this is the priciest option out there but it is also the most fun one. Book a weekend trip to a casino and organize gambling holidays. If you can afford it, pick a one in Las Vegas. If you cannot, pick any casino that is closest to your location. This present includes you too – You and your buddy are going on a weekend trip. While it will cost more than all other options, you can be sure that this trip will be an amazing memento for both of you. You do not have to gamble, just accompany your buddy and cheer for him/her. However, to avoid over-spending, allocate a budget for gambling presentation beforehand and never surpass that limit. Gamble, eat, drink, have fun – this will be an unforgettable gambling week, you can be sure of it.
|WHERE CAN I FIND GAMBLING GIFTS?|
|Google is your friend. We cannot give specific websites. Just Google one of the gift ideas for gamblers that are mentioned in this article and take a look at the results. Know that there are hundreds of companies that offer personalized presents and any of them can be turned into a gambling gift. The internet is your friend, use it to find presents and order them.|
These are our recommendations but as we mentioned at the beginning, gambling gifts are not limited to these options. These are just ideas to give you a starting point. The rest is on you and your imagination. An ordinary present can be turned into a gambling-related one if you are creative enough. Aim for something unique and that can be used on a daily basis. Take sex into consideration while choosing a present too. For example, male players do not like slot and keno games very much. Card and table games are better for them. And do not wait for a birthday to give a present: You do not need a special day to make your buddy happy.