If you're still in search of that special gift for the gamer in your life (or maybe you've been waiting patiently for the "big sale" to splurge on yourself), you'll happy to learn that Valve's annual Steam Winter Sale is now in full effect.

This season's sale is par for the course for Steam veterans with discounts on a smattering of games from the get-go. Some quick highlights include:

In addition to the sale, gamers are invited to cast their votes for the 2016 Steam Awards over the coming days. Finalists up for nomination today in the category of "Villain Most in Need of a Hug" are Portal 2, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 and Dead by Daylight. A complete list of finalists and when you can vote in each category can be found on the Steam Awards landing page.

The Steam Winter Sale runs through 12pm CST on January 2, 2017. What games do you plan on picking up during the sale? Let us know in the comments section below!