This cute handheld is a ultra-retro gamer with an Arduino core. The display can do full color and is great for basic 8×8 arcade displays. They sent me 20 boxes with kits, laser-cut handles (as shown) and printed out instructions. Its easy to make (the documentation is better than mine), perfect for someone with a little bit of programming experience such as with Arduino who wants to make little games. Check out their webpage for details/downloads & give one to your 8-bit loved ones for the holidays.
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