Gift Guide

Gen Con’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our Holiday Collection: Apparel, Accessories, and More From Small Businesses in the Gaming Community

Having trouble picking out the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your loved ones this year? Don’t sweat it! We’ve created a list of our favorite gifts for everyone on your list. The elves at Gen Con HQ have been working hard this holiday season to craft our first-ever Winter Collection – full of gifts to dazzle and delight gamers, Gen Con fans, and geek culture enthusiasts. You may even find something to pick up for yourself, too!

For the Sartorial Gamer:

Shadow Dragon Bomber Jacket

Shadow Dragon Bomber Jacket

Suit up in style! This new Gen Con bomber jacket features a 100% polyester shell satin lining with insulation in the body and sleeves — perfect for seasonal temps and layering for warmth. Medium fill makes it suitable for year-round wear. Rib-knit banding at collar cuffs and hem offer structured style, and a utility pocket on the sleeve with a silver zipper is both functional and cool. (S-3XL, $95)

Shadow Dragon Flannel Shirt

Shadow Dragon Flannel Shirt

Flannels make the perfect gift for Gen Con fans who love both comfort and style. The new Shadow Dragon flannel shirt features our embroidered design in white on a grey and black Port Authority ultra-soft plaid flannel. Lightly brushed for softness with double chest pockets and adjustable cuffs – it’s sure to bring tidings of comfort and joy! (S-4XL, $55)

Dice Meeple and Shadow Dragon Socks

Who doesn’t love getting socks at Christmas?! At this price point, you can snag one of each. Style tip: mix and match the two. It’s what the cool kids do. (OS, $15)

For the Game Night Host:

16-Bit Pixel Genevieve Playmat

The folks at Ultra PRO borrowed Genevieve for a Winter season collab! Gen Con mascot-dragon-extraordinaire Genevieve is here to heat things up this holiday season, keeping your gaming group hyped for tabletop as we leave 2020 behind and make way for a new year! ($21.99)

Frostmaiden's Fury Candles

Frostmaiden’s Fury Candles

Be transported to the realm of ice-capped mountains and frozen lakes… a perfect accessory for RPG campaigns or Winter reading by the fire. These immersive fantasy scents from Epic Adventure Candle Co. are accented by unique crackling wood wicks. The hand-poured US soy wax candles feature a cork top and include a gift box for easy gifting! Frostmaiden’s Fury’s fragrance notes embrace eucalyptus, icicle, thyme, basil, iris, amber, and cedarwood. (12 oz $25 / 4 oz $11.65)

Red and White Genevieve Ornaments

Genevieve Ornaments

Available in a merry red or wintery white, these 3 1/4″ molded glass ball ornaments are printed with the iconic Genevieve on one side and the Gen Con logo on the other. The perfect trimming to any holiday tree, or a great gift for the fantasy enthusiast on your list! ($12.50 each)

For the Holiday Homebody:

Hearthside Holiday Tea Blend

Enjoy this holiday season by the hearth, sit back, stay warm, and play your favorite game all while sipping this delightful black tea. Hearthside Holidays is a honey black tea laced with warming spices, sure to brighten any wintery day. This is Dryad Tea’s Gen Con Holiday Exclusive, in the same 2 oz. tins as 2019 and 2020 convention exclusives. Perfect for tea-aficionados who don’t want to break up their collection in the making! ($25)

Fleece Blanket with Genevieve the Dragon

Fleecy Genevieve Blanket

This best-selling blanket from OffWorld Designs is earning rave reviews because it’s truly the softest blanket you’ll ever curl up in. This blanket features Genevieve in full flight in irresistibly cozy silk touch fabric – and it’s machine washable for easy care. One reviewer said “It is extremely soft all over. My 15-year-old daughter took this and has not let go of it since. It’s her favorite blanket by far.” We recommend buying two, so you don’t have to share! ($45)

Board Games and Chill Thermal Top

Board Games and Chill Long-Sleeve Thermal Top

Chill out while staying warm! Bonus: this unisex thermal is currently on sale – grab it now before it’s gone! (XS-2XL, $35.00 $28.00)

For the Geeky Collector:

Gen Con Holiday Pin Set

Holiday Edition Collectible Pin Set

Pin collector’s love the quality of Pin Bazaar’s hard-enamel pins, and the geeky designs are coveted by con attendees and nerd-culture enthusiasts. For the first time, Gen Con is offering a special holiday pin set, featuring a D20 snowflake, a meeple gingerbread man, and mascot Genevieve rejoicing with her holiday gifts. Bonus: participating in Pin Bazaar can earn you rare pins! Check their website for more deets. ($25)

Holiday Dice Set from Crystal Caste

Collectible Holiday Dice Tin

Crystal Caste dice are a fan-approved collector’s item, and for most, an annual Gen Con attendee must-have at the show! For the first time, we are offering a limited edition seasonal dice set – the perfect stocking stuffer for any dice collector or gamer on your holiday list. ($15)

For more great gifts from small businesses in the gaming community, please check out our digital Holiday 2020 lookbook! And after the holiday festivities, join us on social media and share your favorite gifts using #gencontogether.

Happy Holidays!

Jackie Miserany
Jackie Miserany

Senior Marketing Manager at Gen Con