Everyone has that member of their family who loves playing poker. They are consumed by the game and sometimes they think of nothing else. They are hard to buy candidates for because they only care about one thing.
They are also hard to spend time with because they will always play the game. Some people might think that they are added to the game, but that would only be the case if they were winning or losing all the time.
However, some people play on websites and they only play for points. Websites like Facebook have poker games where they can play with thousands of players and win points. Some other sites let you convert the points to prizes.
With the being so hard to buy for, it is important to do your research and get them something that is relevant to the game that they love. Read ahead for some awesome ideas for keeping poker players happy at Christmas and their birthdays.
You could buy them a gift card. This would not be a regular gift card where they go into the store and buy whatever they want. This would be a gift card for a website where they can exchange the money for poker chips and then they have more credit to play with.
Some of the free sites will exchange the money for points and the relative can play in higher staked games. If the love poker so much, you could get them a gift card for a casino and they could go and play an actual poker game with other people and make some friends along the way.
If they play at home, or with their friends, then you can buy them some poker chips. They are cheap enough and you can even get them in supermarkets now. If you want to go an extra mile, you can buy poker chips that have actually been used in Las Vegas casinos. They might appreciate this a bit more, especially if they have never been to Vegas before.
Some brands like Jack Daniels will make their own poker sets and if the person likes the drink, they might love this type of poker set even more. Everything will match if you buy a set like this because they will have chips, cards, dealer's buttons and banker's buttons.
Playing cards are the Holy Grail to some poker players. There will be poker players who actually collect the cards and they have a set from all over the world. Other players will have packs from every casino that they have played in.
Therefore, it might be a good idea to get them a pack of cards that no one else would ever have. This would be a personalized pack with something that is personal to them, printed on the back of each card. This could have their name, or a logo that is dear to them, or some companies will be able to print an image on the back.
When you buy personalized cards, you can change anything. From the packaging, to the style of font, for the numbers. It will be a pack that no one else in the world has and they will love it.
Some supermarkets now have poker tables that are quite reasonably priced. They are not full tables mind you, they are just table toppers made of felt. They have spaces for your cards, the flop and all your chips. They even have a cup holder installed so that you will not spill the drink on the cards.