Christmas Gifts for Gamers
Finding the perfect gift for gamers can be challenging, especially if you’re not a gamer yourself. To help, we handpicked a selection of the best consoles, games, nostalgia collectibles, and gaming accessories for the gamer on your list.
Whether you’re shopping for your partner, best friend, or your kids, these gifts are on the wish list of every gamer for any budget. We selected gifts by console including Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
These controllers can be a replacement or a complement to play with more people (the Nintendo Switch allows up to 8 controllers to be paired). The Neon Pink and Neon Green look great, and there are many other colors to choose from.
This is ABC’s Shark Tank wearable blanket for the gamers who want to be cozy while playing.
Explore the intricate world of Hyrule with this 12-month calendar, featuring images from the best-selling The Legend of Zelda video game series.
A cool addition to any bedroom, this carnivore plant was first seen in the Super Mario Bros World 1 and 2, and ever since it’s been a nostalgic icon to the Nintendo saga. This product is made using breakdown plastic (BDP), an organic additive that helps plastic decompose at landfill.
This retro handheld gaming console is a revision of the original Game & Watch system released in Japan in 1980. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for the Nintendo lovers in your family or group of friends. This special console includes the Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Ball (a Mario version), and a digital clock.
For those gamers who do everything without moving from the bed, this reading pillow will correct their bad posture. Comes in different sizes to adapt to each body shape. It’s great for reading upright in bed, curling up on the sofa, and playing video games on the floor.
The Nintendo Switch Membership allows players to access special games, features, and use voice chat while playing multiplayer games. All those new games they’ll buy need to be stored somewhere, that’s why this pack is so great. Adding 128 GB of additional storage will allow any gamer to not worry about space anymore.
This console is a revolution in gaming styles: plug it into the big TV to play with the family, use it on any table to play with friends, siblings or couple on a flight, play alone with the handheld mode with 5 to 9 hours of battery life. The Nintendo Switch can connect up to 8 consoles and also up to 8 controllers to play simultaneously.
Reviewers say that this controller combines the best of a PS4 and Xbox One controller, they find it comfortable, and while it’s bigger, people with small and bigger hands like the feeling of holding it. This controller is also compatible with PC and older PlayStation consoles.
An Ocarina is an instrument played in the Zelda saga, this one comes with a songbook of the Legend of Zelda songs. Great gift for young and adult gamers.
Reviewers say that these headphones are the most comfortable headphones they’ve ever worn. Users say that after playing for more than 3 or 4 hours they find these headphones don’t hurt their ears or feel heavy. These aren’t wireless, check the next headset for the best wireless headphones for gaming.
These wireless headsets can be a great help when moving freely around the house, but you need to keep an eye on their battery level so you don’t lose communication at critical moments.
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X headset has an impressive 20-hour battery life. Plus, it charges in just four hours, making it easy to recharge while your favorite gamer sleeps, so it’s ready to go once they wake up. These headphones are incredibly comfortable, and they’re compatible with Xbox and PC (not PlayStation).
With this controller, you can transform any smartphone into a handheld console. The perfect accessory for Stadia and Xcloud. Offers a nice weight ratio, it feels solid, and with very low input latency. This controller connects through a USB-C port, but some reviewers say that it’s also compatible with iPhone 12 without removing the case.
With Playstation Now they can play hundreds of games on demand, like Netflix for games. Including multiplayer games, new releases every month, Playstation exclusives, and more.
The Sega Genesis defined a generation of gaming consoles. This retro console comes loaded with 42 games and is ready to play out of the box.
The same Monopoly game structure but inspired by the popular video game Fortnite. From 2 to 7 players can battle their opponents and avoid the Storm to survive. The last standing player wins.
The Split Pad Pro for the Nintendo Switch gives a full-size controller experience in handheld mode. Designed for comfort and accuracy, and fits while attached to the dock.
This chair features a sturdy metal frame designed to promote a comfortable seating position while playing for hours at a time. It includes adjustable armrests and seat height, with 90 to 170 degrees of recline and tilt. The leather is soft, with a lumbar and headrest cushion. It’s the ideal seat for work, study, and play.
If your kid enjoys playing Minecraft, they’ll love this portal adventure, which incorporates hand controls to activate and deactivate the dangerous, interdimensional gateway.
This 10 figure pack includes the most popular Fortnite characters and a 14-inch poster of the map from Chapter 1’s Season X.
This soundbar boosts any gaming experience with a wireless subwoofer, to enjoy deep bass, and technology that equalizes background music and enhances audio to minimize distractions. It’s super easy to connect to the smart TV with a Bluetooth connection. Also great for watching movies, providing a surround sound system and clear dialogue.
This is on the wishlist of any pro gamer. This VR headset is accessible to anyone, now that Oculus has made this more affordable option. It also comes with a bunch of games.
With a compact 5.5” smart display, Echo Show helps them get things done around the home, keeping up with their favorite TV shows, movies, music, and shopping lists. Echo Show connects to Alexa-enabled devices for easily-reached control from wherever they’re home. Interacting via voice controls or using the touchscreen display with swipe, tap, and zoom.
This mouse pad improves the gaming experience with extreme precision and RGB backlight, made from natural rubber to firmly grip the desktop.
This drone weighs about the same as an apple and fits in the palm of your hand. It’s a small drone that they can bring anywhere to capture their favorite memories with a gimbal 4K camera with 12MP photos and 31 minutes of flight time. Believe us, they’ll love this drone.
This Gift card will add $20 to their wallet to enjoy all their favorite PC and Mac games.
With this poster, they can scratch off all the most iconic games they’ve played. Careful, this gift may make them play for hours to accomplish their goal.
You know who has a sweet tooth in the family. Get them this monthly candy subscription with collections of six types of candies that are mostly sweet, rich, and chocolatey. They’ll look forward to this surprise every month and trying all the new flavors.
With this HDMI splitter, they can stream their favorite entertainment to multiple displays at once. These devices are ideal for watching games on multiple TVs or setting up a computer and a console to one monitor.
Take them back in time with this fun Christmas gift. This retro-inspired collectible SNES system comes loaded with the best SNES video games, including Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros, Zelda, just to name a few. We have this system at home, and love to play it solo or in couch co-op mode. Breaking it out when friends are over is always a hit.
The Game Console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-color photos of 86 consoles. With legendary consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Commodore 64. Featuring games from the 1990s and 2000s, to the most modern consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.
With this monitor they’ll experience gaming in a completely different way, thanks to their immersive curved design, they’ll feel more connected to the game. With the AMD FreeSync technology, they won’t feel any latency as it reduces image tearing and stutters while gaming.
Does he or she wear t-shirts with messages like ‘to the moon’ or ‘stonks’? Then get them this gift card from GameStop, the largest video game retailer in the world. This gift card can be redeemable on any of their 6,100 stores around the U.S. and online.
In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development. Especially recommended for fans of Diablo.
Did they mention that they wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons? With this starter set, they will have everything they need to start playing the world’s greatest roleplaying game for 4 to 6 players.
A step-by-step guide on how to illustrate and construct an entire fantasy world map from start to finish. Both digitally and by hand.
They’ll enjoy playing on their new console, they can access their favorite entertainment apps like Netflix and Youtube, and watch 4K Blu-ray. Also, this is one of the most affordable options out there.
This joystick is perfect to play fighting games like the old arcade systems. The buttons can be completely customized, and it’s compatible with most consoles, including Xbox (Series X, One and 360), Playstation 3 and 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Sega Genesis, and NeoGeo mini.
This battery pack has enough power to keep them going for days. We own an Anker with 10.000mAh, half of this model, and we can charge two iPhone 12s completely when we’re traveling. With this model, they can charge the latest iPhone four times, and an iPad once.
This keyboard is perfect for PC players, they can customize the multi-color RGB backlight and their mechanical key switches provide the reliability and accuracy they need for gaming.
A webcam is an essential part of our new lives, this is one of the best in the market. Adjusts automatically the lighting, with autofocus, vibrant colors, and dual mics for a more natural sound on calls and recorded videos.
Who isn’t sick of seeing cables everywhere? This wireless charging station comes with everything they need to charge their phone and Apple Watch all at once (series 1 to 5 compatible). It’s designed to offer maximum charging efficiency for both iPhones and all other Qi-enabled phones, with a Lightning connector dock, and a USB-C port for up to 18W of power.
Get them a sweatshirt with retro video games motives for Christmas. They will love wearing it all the time.
What to get a kid who only likes video games?
If your kid wants a gaming room, you can help with buying a gaming monitor or TV, high-quality speakers or headphones, a gaming chair, and LED lighting to add behind the screen.
What do gamers need most?
If you want to give a useful gift, here are some quick gifts for each type of player:
- Online gamers: gaming headphones, subscription to access more content online from their consoles (Xbox Live, Playstation Network, Nintendo Switch), or a great controller.
- Console gamers: better controllers, games, and hard drives or SD cards to store more games.
- PC gamers: keyboards, mouse, desk chairs, headphones, or laptops.
Streamers: microphones, webcams, streaming accessories.
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