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Best Gifts for Gamers – Your Christmas Gift Guide

Kiesha Richardson

Wanna show the special gamer(s) in your life you care? It’s not easy buying the perfect gift for gamers, especially if you’re not a gamer yourself. Whether you’re looking for something big, like the best gaming chair or something small, we’re here to help. This guide for the best gifts for gamers is full of fun and useful gaming gear we’ve tested, reviewed, and absolutely love!

Buying a gift for someone you care about feels great. Especially if it’s something that they want or need. It’s even more so fulfilling when buying a gift for gamers.

This gift guide is full of fun and useful gaming gear we’ve tested, reviewed, and absolutely love! Why did we put this holiday gift guide for gamers together? Because it’s not easy buying the perfect gift for gamers, especially if you’re not a gamer yourself.

Let’s face it. Sometimes, we have friends and family who seem to have everything already. And choosing the best Christmas gift for gamers can be incredibly frustrating. You don’t want to buy them just anything. And you don’t want to give them another gift card.

 

Best Gift for Gamers: Gaming Peripherals

Audeze Mobius Headphones

Audeze Mobius Headphones 2

Best Gift for Audiophile Gamers

Audeze Mobius Headphones

Give your gamer the ultimate gift of immersive gaming with Audeze Mobius Headphones. This over-ear gaming headset is fairly lightweight and stylish.

Mobius has insane, 3D audio as well as a detachable, studio-quality microphone. You can connect Audeze Mobius via a 3.5 mm audio jack, 3D 8Channel via USB, or Bluetooth. And it’s compatible with all gaming platforms, including smartphones.

One of the best features of this gaming headset is its 3D localization with head tracking. Hear multi-directional sounds as you turn your head. You can even monitor the head tracking via the Audeze HQ software.

Razer Huntsman V2 Gaming Keyboard

Razer Huntsman V2

Razer Huntsman V2 Gaming Keyboard

Razer leads the pack when it comes to building gaming keyboards with customizable RGB. And they really outdid themselves with the Huntsman V2 Keyboard.

The Huntsman V2 makes a great gift for gamers because it’s incredibly sturdy. It’s built with double-shot PBT keycaps and has sound dampening foam to reduce loud “tappy-tap” noises.

Like most Razer keyboards, you can get the Huntsman V2 with Linear Optical Switches or Clicky Optical. The Huntsman V2 also has different versions like the Huntsman V2 Analog, the Huntsman V2 Tournament, and the V2 TKL. It also comes in different colors.

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

Is your favorite gamer talking about adding a splash of color to their gaming setup? The Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is part of the Colorful G collection. It comes in six vibrant colors: blue, lilac, white, black, mint, and KDA Edition.

The G305 is lightweight and has a very long-lasting battery life, offering up to 250 hours of gameplay. It uses a non-rechargeable AA battery instead of a chargeable USB cable. It also has low-click latency.

Anda Seat Kaiser Series Gaming Chair

Anda Seat Kaiser Series Gaming Chair no background

Best Gift for Gamers Who Need Lumbar Support

Anda Seat Kaiser Series Premium Gaming Chair

Since gamers tend to sit for long periods of time, why not get them a new throne. A premium, cold cushion gaming chair, like the Anda Seat Kaiser, would make a great gift.

Premium really is the name, as it’s constructed with high-quality materials for a strong and sturdy gaming chair. Not only is this lux gaming chair incredibly comfortable, but it seats gamers up to 7’1 tall and 440 lbs.

The Anda Seat Kaiser Series is easy to assemble alone, but it always helps to have another person to help. This is a well-constructed gaming chair that your gamer will absolutely thank you for.

Best Gift for Gamers: Stocking Stuffers

Garmin eSports Watch

Instinct® – Esports Edition garmin gifts for gamers

Best Gift for Active Gamers

Garmin eSports Watch

The Garmin eSports Watch is not just another outdoors sports watch. This Garmin wearable is more than a lightweight, military standard 810G smartwatch. It combines fitness and esports readiness with the ultimate smartwatch. The Garmin eSports Watch makes a great gift for your active gamer.

Prepare for competitive games with biometric monitoring while gaming. Content creators can use the Garmin eSports Watch to help make their streams more interactive and engaging with Garmin’s STR3AMUP! for Streaming Biometrics.

In addition to esports biometrics, The Garmin eSports Watch is great for keeping track of health and lifestyle activities.

Gamer Advantage Gaming Glasses w/Glass Cleaner

Gamer Advantage Blue Light Eyewear

Gamer Advantage Gaming Glasses

Blue light from screens can really put a strain on your eyes, especially from putting in long hours of gaming. Gamer Advantage has designed their glasses, from scratch, to provide consistent protection against blue light. Their gamer glasses are super clear, with only a slight tint. And no, these glasses are not made with a yellow-tinted coating.

The Gamer Advantage Gamer Glasses are bundled with a microfiber pouch for storage as well as glass cleaner. These gamer glasses make an excellent and thoughtful gift.

 

Glytch Energy Drink

If your gamer has gaming sessions that tend to run long, they just might need a mana restore IRL. Glytch Energy is a new energy drink brand focused exclusively on gamer wellness. They’ve developed 19 formulas to boost cognitive function and protect against eye strain.

Glytch comes in a 40-serving tube. Their flavors range from your expected flavors like Pink Lemonade to more exotic flavors like Gumball. So, give the gift of something delicious that may help boost energy and wellness.

Razer Goliathus Chroma Mousepad

Razer Goliathus Chroma Mousepad

Razer Goliathus Chroma

The Razer Mousepad is a gaming accessory that will complement most gaming setups. While most gaming peripherals come with some sort of RGB feature, there’s still nothing quite like the Razer Goliath mousepads.

The Razer Goliathus Mousepad comes in two sizes standard and extended. Standard is 355 mm / 13.98 in wide and extended is 920 mm / 36.22 in wide. Goliathus Chroma Extended also comes in two additional colors: Mercury and Quartz. This mousepad feels so smooth, with its micro-textured surface and has a non-slip rubber base. And of course, it’s powered by Razer Chroma RGB which allows for color customization.

FYI, The Razer Goliathus Chroma makes an excellent gift for non-gamers, too! They’re great for any type of office environment. And they’re fairly easy to clean.

Christmas Gifts for Gamers Under $50

Who says the perfect Christmas gift for gamers has to be expensive? Here are a few gifts under $50 that your gamer and geeky loved ones will absolutely adore!

Paladone Super Mario Brothers Heat Changing Ceramic Coffee Mug – Collector’s Edition

Super Mario Brothers Heat Changing Coffee Mug

This collector’s edition Super Mario-inspired coffee mug is a perfect Christmas gift for gamers. When the mug is cooled, it displays a daytime Super Mario background. Watch the background change when you add hot coffee, tea, or cocoa. When a hot beverage is added the cup’s background changes from plain, daytime scene to a more detailed nighttime scene.

This mug does need to be handwashed and should not microwavable.

PacMan Ghost Light Table Lamp – 16 Color Options – Changes Colors to Music – USB Powered

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PacMan Ghost Light Table Lamp

Whether your gamer is young or old, this PacMan Ghost Lamp will surely brighten their night. The PacMan Ghose Table Lamp has 16 colors. You can display your favorite ghost or shuffle through different colors. It also has a party mode that flashes through all the colors to the beat of music.

This lamp desk lamp is only 8 inches tall and is powered by micro-USB. It’s not bulky, so it is easy to store as well as easy to transport.

Christmas Gifts for Girl Gamers

If you are looking for Christmas gifts for girl gamers, don’t automatically assume anything pink will do. If they like pink, cool. If not, check out a few things they might like. Pay attention to her gaming setup and color scheme.

Razer Kraken Kitty in Black

Razer Kraken Kitty

Razer Kraken Kitty

So many of my femme gamer friends either have the Razer Kraken Kitty Headset or want one. The Kraken Kitty Headset has the same amazing audio quality as the Kraken and Kraken Tournament. They are lightweight, durable and super comfy with cooling gel ear cushions.

The Kraken Kitty Headset also has Razer Chroma and is customizable. This headset comes in both black and quartz pink.

Christmas Gifts for PC Gamers

Has your gamer been trying to put together the best gaming setup for their space? Give them the gift of the missing piece to their gaming setup.

AndaSeat Eagle 2 Table

AndaSeat Eagle 2 Table

AndaSeat Eagle 2 Table

Sometimes gamers have the space for a nice setup, but it takes time to collect everything they need. Help them get started with the AndaSeat Eagle 2 Gaming Desk. This gaming desk is designed to help gamers focus on the game and not feel claustrophobic.

The AndaSeat Eagle 2 has a sturdy, cold rolled carbon steel framework and load-bearing structure that holds up to 330lbs. It has an extra-large gaming surface of 55’L 23” W. You don’t have to worry about spilling your drink with its attached cup holder as well as full-length table mat.

This gaming desk also looks amazing in most spaces with its carbon fiber textured surface. It also has LED lighting along the sides and legs of the table. Keep your space neat with included cable management system.

Christmas Gifts for Retro Gamers

Playstation Classic (Mini Console) with 20 Classic Playstation Pre-Loaded Games

PlayStation Classic Console

PlayStation Classic Console

Give the gift of 90s nostalgia with the PlayStation Classic Mini Console. This PS1 comes preloaded with 20 classic video games, including Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, and Final Fantasy.

While it is a PlayStation Classic, it has been modernized some. It’s just smaller, powered by USB, and comes with an HDMI cable. It also comes with two classic PS controllers. It does not, however, come with an AC adapter because, well, it’s powered by USB.

The PS1 controllers have short cords, recreating the experience of playing sitting on the floor, playing with friends and family. All the buttons are functional, but the disc holder does not open because there’s no need. And although there is a memory card slot, it’s for the second controller input. But don’t worry, you can still save your progress.

Tula Microphone

Is your gamer into retro aesthetics? A high-quality retro microphone would make a perfect addition to their setup. The Tula Microphone is a palm-sized microphone with a 1950s retro design. The retro aesthetic doesn’t mean outdated tech, though. Tula partnered with Swedish company, Klevgrand to design a new algorithm for exceptional noise reduction.

This cardioid and omnidirectional mic allows for versatile use, from Zoom calls recording for a one-on-one podcast interview. The Tula Mic comes in four beautifully vintage colors: Cream, Red, Black, Seafoam.

Tips for Buying the Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers

Selecting the perfect gifts for gamers can be a bit frustrating, especially if you are not a gamer yourself. But like any other type of gift-giving, listening to your gamer is the key. So, from our gamers to you, here are a few tips on buying the best Christmas gifts for gamers.

  1. Solve a Problem. For gamers, problems come in many forms like old, dying equipment or a chair that doesn’t offer any lumbar support. Listen to their complaints. If you hear “Piece of sh*t headphones” then it’s definitely time for an upgrade. Insert mouse, keyboard, etc. for headphones as well.
  2. Be Thoughtful. Listen to their gushing. “OMG! Did you see this? Look!” If you can, surprise your gamer with whatever that is.
  3. But Don’t Be Too Thoughtful. If you don’t know anything about gaming equipment, don’t try to surprise your gamer with accessories you’ve never heard them mention. Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but think about the space they have, what’s already in that space, and what’s not in that space.
  4. Keep Track of Gifts. Has someone ever bought you a gift while commenting that it’s something they’d like for themselves? Make a note of that. Also, pay attention to whether they make a comment on another gift you were given.
  5. Search Chat History. If you’re still stumped about what to get your special person, here’s a super easy hack. Search your text messages for mentions of “I want” or “I need”. You can do this for social media where you’ve interacted with them as well. Search their username and mentions of “I want” or “I need”.