If you're prepping your holiday shopping list and considering gamer gift ideas, we're here to help. Our team of experts have tested and reviewed gaming gear across PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox, and VR.
With so many gaming platforms and different types of gamers to shop for, choosing the right gift can get overwhelming. However, finding the perfect gift doesn't have to be a daunting task. To help save you time and give you inspiration, I've rounded up my recommended picks for the best gifts for gamers below.
Hilda uses her passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best recommendations on all things tech.
Overall best gifts for gamers
Overall best gamer gifts
Treat your gamer to the gift of luxurious comfort of a gaming chair. We recommend the Secretlab Titan for its sturdy, comfortable design and soft head pillow.
The Meta Quest 3 VR headset is a great holiday gift if you want to give someone special a new gaming experience. The most affordable, high quality VR headset money can buy, the Quest 3 aims to elevate mixed reality to a whole new level.
Best gifts for gamers — PC
This Asus TUF Gaming A16 plays most games at max settings on a stunning 16-inch (1920 x 1200) 165Hz display. Beyond gaming, this capable laptop can tackle demanding productivity and graphics intensive applications like video-editing and digital art.
This premium USB- condenser microphone greatly enhances vocals for gaming, streaming, and podcasts. It features RGB lighting, an anti-vibration shock mount, a pop filter, gain control. The HyperX QuadCast S works with PC, Mac, PS4, and PS5.
Your beloved gamer will benefit from the enhanced gaming experience the HyperX Cloud III Gaming Headset provides. They're super-comfortable, output excellent gaming audio with spatial sound.
That gamer in your life will love defeating enemies with this lightning-fast gaming mouse. Even when they're not gaming, they will benefit from the precise, smooth performance of the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro.
Level up your PC gamer's set up with the Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It's outfitted with pro-grade low-profile mechanical switches, programmable G-keys and advanced Lightsync RGB.
Best gifts for gamers — Nintendo Switch
For Switch gamers who like to take their games to go, the Orzly Carry Case provides complete protection. Elastic straps keep the console secure while traveling and organization slots hold up to 8 game cartridges, extra Joy-Cons, charging cable and a card case.
The Pro Controller will make a great addition to your Switch gamer's arsenal of accessories. It provides better comfort and control than the Joy-Cons and Joy-Can grip included with the console. Cheaper alternative: PowerA Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
That Nintendo Switch fan you know will appreciate a Nintendo eShop gift card. Gift up to $99 in Nintendo Store cash and have the code sent directly to the recipient's email address via checkout.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a must-buy for Mario fans and makes a great gift for that Nintendo Switch owner you know. This latest addition to the Nintendo Mario franchise takes our favorite high-jumping hero from Brooklyn on a fantastic new journey.
Your Nintendo Switch gamer will be delighted to receive this LEGO Super Mario Piranha Plant Building Set. This iconic Piranha Plant's head, mouth, stalk, and leaves are articulated to create different poses. This 540-piece LEGO building makes a fun, nostalgic holiday gift for any Super Mario Bros. fan.
The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel puts gamers behind the wheel of their favorite car racing game. Perfect for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, this value pack includes two wheels. It works with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers and makes driving games more exhilarating.
Best gifts for gamers — PS5
Any PlayStation gamer will welcome the Inzone H9's precise, 360 in-game spatial sound and long battery life. It features noise-cancellation, a flip-up boom mic with soft headband and ear pads for wearing comfort.
Your PlayStation gamer will love having extra game storage for games. Samsung's 990 Pro SSD with heatsink delivers unmatched speeds for PS5 gaming. Give your favorite gamer the gift of storage expansion with capacities ranging from 1TB to 4TB.
Give your PS5 gamer the confidence of knowing that their controllers are always ready for gaming with this Twin Charging Station by PowerA. This eye-catching charging stand simultaneously charges two PS5 DualSense Controllers. LED indicator lights let your PS5 gamer know when they’re fully charged.
The PS5 Slim is a more compact version of the monstrous PS5. It's outfitted with 1TB of storage, featuring Sony's high-speed SSD. Naturally, you get all the goodies of the original PS5, including ray-tracing, 4K-TV gaming, and up to 120 fps with 120Hz screens. Meanwhile, Spider-Man 2 is an amazing open-world, superhero, action-adventure game.
Sony's Cosmic Red PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller will spice of your gamer's set up. It features a d-pad, dual analog sticks, game buttons, and built-in mono speaker with mic array. Incorporated into its design is a six-axis motion sensor system and haptic feedback for precise physical response.
Best gifts for gamers — Xbox
Microsoft's Xbox Series S Gilded Hunter Bundle includes: an Xbox Series S console (Digital), Xbox Wireless Controller, nine in-game cosmetics and virtual currency for Fortnite, Rocket League, and Fall Guys. Your gamer can enjoy digital games from four generations of Xbox with fast load times and responsive gameplay at up to 120 fps.
One of the best gifts for any Xbox gamer set up is this Xbox Series X Replica Mini Fridge. It has a sleek, matte black finish and features the console's Xbox logo light show on the top. This thermoelectric cooler makes it easy for gamers to grab a refreshing bev or snack during long gaming sessions. It has a capacity of 10L and holds up to 8 soda cans or 12 bottles.
The Xbox wireless controller is one of the best gifts for gamers since it's always good to have a spare. This regal looking Astral Purple colorway design will complement any gaming setup or collection.
The Razer Quick Charging Stand will keep your loved one's Xbox controller game-ready. Featuring built-in overcharge protection, it safely fully charges an Xbox controller in under 3 hours.
Your dear gamer will appreciate the rich, balanced soundscape and spatial audio of the Xbox Wireless Headset. Auto-mute and voice isolation technology reduce background noise for clear in-game chat. This headset connects to just about any Bluetooth-enabled device so your gamer can talk on the phone or listen to music at or away from home.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.