20 Cool Gifts You Could Get for Your GM
GM's Day is once again upon us. It's a time to show your GM's how much you love them by buying them something. Now I completely concede that this is much more of a "made up" holiday than even Valentine's Day, so I understand completely if you DON'T celebrate it. However speaking as a GM, (we loves to receive presents, oh yes, my precious.), I thought that I might put forth some suggestions for those who DO want to buy their GM's something nice this GM's Day, NOT that it will make ANY difference for your characters. (Ha! Try NOT getting a present and see how THAT affects your characters' lives.) ; )
The following list has a mix of ideas that are, for the most part, generic. Specific examples, however, do lean heavily towards D&D. Different people like different things, if you have some better ideas for presents or a celebration plan for GM's Day, please share them in the comments to help everyone to grow the holiday. Without further delay, here are 20 Cool Gifts You Could Get for Your GM. However you choose to celebrate, I hope that you have a great GM's Day and, as always, happy gaming!
Tips and tricks to help make the game better and easier are always appreciated. Here are a few good ones that your GM might like:
Books and .pdf's are also a good choice. You know what your GM is missing (or wants really badly), so you can choose something just perfect for them. Here are some good choices for D&D 5e, assuming your GM doesn't already have them:
Tools designed to help the GM create are also great gifts to show how much you value the time and effort your GM puts into the game. The Gamemaster's Worldbuilding Journal and The Gamemaster's Adventure Planner are two such tools worth checking out.
One of the best presents that I ever received from my players was the Noteboard. I have used it innumerable times for many different games. I have had 2 of them for over 5 years and they have held up well to play in multiple scenarios (spills, falls, etc.) I think they're really cool. I'm not sure if the Noteboard is still available, but here is a similar product.
Miniatures or a Map Tile Set are also potentially good gifts, depending upon your GM's style of play. I cannot stress enough that you probably already know what your GM really wants, but do something nice for them to show that you care, even if you can't afford something like this:
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