Dota 2 fans will love these Christmas gift ideas

By Kenneth Williams


Nov 22, 2021

Reading time: 3 min

Christmas gifts for Dota 2 fans can be as diverse as the game’s 122 unique heroes.

It can be hard to find the perfect gift for gamers. Luckily for Dota 2 fans, independent artists, esports, and even the developer Valve have teamed up to give you plenty of options. Whether they love a certain hero or follow the esports scene religiously, here are three Dota 2 Christmas gift ideas to inspire you.

1. Dota 2 merchandise

You don’t have to look hard to find great Dota 2 Christmas gifts. The official Valve store has all sorts of apparel and knick knacks designed for fans of Dota 2. There are tons of t-shirts and hoodies and blind box pins that make for perfect stocking stuffers. You can even grab items from past Internationals. Just be wary of any knockoff Dota 2 merch sites floating around the web.

Apparel is one thing, but every Dota 2 fan wants to deck out their computer with official gear. The Dota 2 store also has tons of official mousepads featuring iconic heroes. SteelSeries has a special line of Dota 2-themed computer mice that would work perfectly as a Christmas gift.

Finish up their gift bundle with a face mask or throw pillow with tons of heroes all over it. Their favorite is bound to be in there somewhere. 

2. Dota 2 art

If you prefer a more artistic Dota 2 Christmas gift, there are tons of independent artists to support. Mike Hirshon is one of the most famous. He reimagines Dota 2 heroes in a haunting, yet minimalist style that looks amazing even without context. SofStudio on Etsy creates beautiful Dota 2 shadowboxes that look amazing in any lighting. Ask about your friend or family member’s favorite hero and pick one to match. 

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If you prefer your art on a shelf rather than hanging on a wall, there are a bunch of official Dota 2 figures to pick from. These range from the cute and whimsical Dotakins blind boxes to the high-quality Figma series from previous The Internationals. If you want something cuter, look for Dota 2 Nendoroids or Funko Pops instead.

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3. Dota 2 esports gear

If your special Dota 2 enthusiast is more interested in the game’s competitive scene, merchandise from their favorite squad is a great idea for a Christmas gift. Almost all of the most popular teams, including Team Secret, Evil Geniuses, and OG, sell their jerseys online. Bonus points if you customize the back to say their gamertag. Try to discreetly ask which team they plan to support this Dota Pro Circuit season.

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If a jersey isn’t their style, there’s plenty of other esports-branded equipment to choose from. Many teams offer accessories like snapback hats or comfy slippers. Combine those with a pair of Team Spirit-branded sweatpants to truly lounge in style. OG’s plush monkey mascot will bring a smile to any fan’s face. A Team Secret race car gaming chair is the ultimate Christmas gift for any Dota 2 esports fan.


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