Best Gifts Ideas For Chess Players 2023

With these fun and original presents ideas you'll be able to surprise any chess lover during these Xmas holidays!

Best Gifts Ideas For Chess Players 2023
Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández

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Chess is a game that never goes out of fashion, especially after Netflix gifted us with the brilliant series ‘The Queen’s Gambit‘. If you still don’t know what to give for Christmas and you see time slipping away from you… Why not give an original gift centered around this challenging game of strategy? There is so much more to gift a chess player than just beautiful game pieces.

In today’s article, we’ll give you a selection of the best Christmas gifts for chess players. Here you’ll find something for everyone’s tastes and budgets, achieving that well earn check mate over this dreaded Xmas shopping frenzy. Here we go!

Chess, Checkers, Backgammon

We start with a classic present that will surely please any chess enthusiast. We’re talking about this durable game board that doesn’t only allow you to play chess but also checkers and backgammon. This double sided board includes Stauton Chess pieces with a 2.50 inches king, 30 plastic interlocking checkers and a backgammon set with dice included. But that’s not all, the game board folds for easy storage!

Chess King Wooden Pen Drive (32 GB)

If your friend is a chess lover, they’ll surely adore this original 32GB USB flash drive shaped like a king. This wooden pendrive perfectly emulates a chess piecec, giving this pendrive an elegant and majestic appereance. Compatible with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 devices, this eye-catching USB drive can also serve as a decorative item for the desk of any chess lover.

2Pcs Chess Piece Chocolate Candy Mold

For Christmas, gift this original two-piece silicone mold to create fun chocolate chess pieces. With these, you can make your own chessboard out of chocolate and, if you like, play a game by eating your opponent’s pieces… Quite literally!

The Noble Collection – The Lord of The Rings Chess Set

Tired of the same old traditional chess boards? If your friend enjoys fantasy novels, we recommend gifting them this The Lord of the Rings-themed chess set. This board replaces the traditional chess pieces with characters from Tolkien’s novels, featuring the black pieces as Sauron and his minions and the white pieces as the members of the Fellowship of the Ring. Undoubtedly, an original gift that will delight any fan of fantasy and chess.

The Noble Collection Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

One of the most iconic moments from ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone‘ is when Harry must face the humongous Wizard’s Chess hidden at Hogwarts. Gift the magic of that moment with this beautiful chess set, recreating every tiny detail of the figures that appear in the film. Perfect for fans of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

DGT3000 LE – Limited Edition Chess Timer

If you’re a chess player or aspire to become a professional, you’ll need a suitable clock. The DGT 3000 is the most modern clock to date, approved by the International Chess Federation (FIDE). This limited edition is not just beautiful and eye-catching; it also displays all the necessary information to determine the winner of any chess game.

Modern Chess Openings

Already in its 15th edition, Modern Chess Openings is one of the best books for anyone looking to improve their chess strategies. Completely revised and constantly updated, this classic is a standard for intermediate payers that are ready to elevate their game to the next level…. Or any expert that wants to stay up to date of all recent chess strategies! Definitely a must have for any chess lover.

Chess Story – Stefan Zweig

Chess isn’t just a challenging board game; it’s also the narrative thread running through this classic by Stefan Zweig. ‘Chess Story’ tells the tale of Mirko Czentovic, a world champion and chess genious who finds in the mysterious Mr. B a fearful opponent. Full of intrigue and showcasing the resilience of the human spirit, ‘Chess Story’ is a book that once you start, you won’t be able to put down.

Chess Story


Lexibook ChessLight

To play chess, you need two people… Or do you? The Lexibook ChessLight is a great electronic chess set designed for those still learning the basics of this amazing game as well as intermediate players. With it, you can challenge your opponents to a duel or, if you prefer, play against the machine and always enjoy this game of intelligence.

Chess Mug – Tears of My Chess Opponents

We end our list with this funny mug that shows the hilarious message “Tears of My Chess Opponents”. Just drink from it to show off what happens to everyone that loses against you to a game of chess. This high quality coffee mug can hold up to 11 oz of any drink… even tears! Don’t worry about it breaking, since it’s been made with a strong special ceramic that can even resist to be microwaved. We assure you that this mug will become an instant favorite of your chess loving friend.

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We hope we’ve been able to help you find the perfect Christmas gift to any chess lover. And remember, if you liked what you’ve read, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family on social media. Happy Holidays!

Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández es una apasionada del mundo de los videojuegos y las nuevas tecnologías cuya afición se remonta al MSX HB 501p de su niñez. Nacida y residente en Barcelona, Mireia lleva más de 10 años ejerciendo como editora y está especializada en la redacción de análisis, tutoriales y guías de software así como también en darlo todo para tratar de publicar noticias antes que nadie. Entre sus aficiones está pasar horas y horas jugando con la consola, pasear a su golden retriever y mantenerse al día de las novedades del mundo SEO.

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