Most want to play cards in a casino or online. A nice pack of cards are only going to get used up at the local poker night without anyone really noticing how nice the cards are. A personalized chip is cool, but doesn't add much to his game. And books, well the odds are your poker player already has what he or she needs.
And, I know you are looking for something extra special, something that your poker playing pal never would have thought of. Well, for those with a couple of extra bucks to spend after hitting it big at the Taj Mahal, check out www.jewelry4aces.com. The jewelry store focuses strictly on those interested in playing cards with items for men and women.
Browsing the site, I noticed many items I could see my boyfriend -- or even myself -- wearing. However, I haven't hit it big yet. If the Queen of Clubs ring ($1,220) isn't in your budget (it's not in mine either), there are other great gifts for poker fans out there.
There is an assortment of poker video games on the market with the best being World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions or High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition, which is only available for Playstation 3 for a $9.99 download.
If you are going to buy a chip set, make sure the chips are clay and not plastic.
Still unsure? You could always get these boxers for $2.99.
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