Last Updated on May 3, 2022
Here’s the easy thing about shopping for gamer gifts: They love it all!
Gamers adore everything you can imagine related to video games: Actual games, of course, and consoles and other tech accessories. T-shirts and hats, crazy socks, backpacks and jewelry with characters from their favorite world. Memorabilia and costumes (they call it “cosplay,” ya know). Board games, books, comics, and movies based on their games. The list goes on and on.
There are just so many options!
But what if you want to get them some excellent, solid, top-notch gaming gear?
That leads us to the hard thing about finding the perfect gaming gift: Gamers really REALLY know their stuff (and you, since you’re looking at this list, probably don’t).
So, what do you do when the gamer you love wants to upgrade? And you want to give a stellar, premium, high-end, “remember that time when…” gift that they’ll treasure? You scroll down, naturally, because we’ve curated the very best gaming gifts that are way worth the price.
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- Best PC, Laptop, & Consoles for Gaming
- Top Gaming Chairs
- Best Gaming Monitors & TVs for Gaming
- Virtual Reality Gear Must-Haves
- Best Web Cameras For Everyone
- Best Headsets for Gaming
- Must-Have Monitor Stands & Tables for Gaming
- Everything You Need for Your Consoles
- Best Gaming Keyboards, Mice, & Controllers
- Can’t Play Without Games
Ten Ultimate Gifts for Gamers
1. Best PC, Laptop, & Consoles for Gaming
The console is where it all begins. You really want to get what you pay for when you drop big $$$ money on these products.
For items like the PC and Laptop, it’s important to make sure their hardware (such as graphics cards) is up to date and matches whatever you’re trying to accomplish on the computer. Not only will you be able to play MMO (massively multiplayer online game) on the best settings and record it, these expensive upgrades will last you for years before you need to switch anything out.
Here are our top picks:
PC: SkyTech Archangel 3.0 Gaming Computer. 30X faster than a traditional HDD! Need we say more?
Laptop: Razer Blade 14 Gaming Laptop. This is next generation amazing! It’s built on NVIDIA’s award-winning 2nd-gen RTX architecture, and the visuals are next level.
Console (Xbox): Xbox Series X. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, are we right? Xbox is the go-to master in the gaming world.
Console (Nintendo): Nintendo Switch OLED. This brand-new Switch comes with 64 GB of internal storage, a 7″ OLED screen, and a docking system to hook up to your TV.
Console (Playstation): PS5. This baby is FAST. You’ll be blown away at the graphics and find yourself immersed for hours on end.
2. Top Gaming Chairs
When casually playing a game or live streaming your game play for hours on end, you want a chair that won’t break your back in ten minutes. These are the best reviewed chairs for video gamer use (my personal favorite is the La-Z-Boy chair).
They each come with their own specs that may mean more to some people (such as racing simulator seat for people who play car games, floor chair for tv play with built in vibrations for full body immersion, foot rest, etc). Whatever floats your gamer’s boat!
Dowinx Gaming Chair with Massage Lumbar Support. The vintage leather style means not only will you be supremely comfortable, you’ll look amazing at the same time! Great for gamers who sit for long periods.
Homall Gaming Chair. With its 360 degree swivel action, and it’s bright hues (available in a wide variety of colors), this leather gaming chair will last as long as you do.
La-Z-Boy Big and Tall Trafford Executive Chair. A little more sophisticated and posh looking, this classic office chair comes with lumbar support and flexible air technology.
X Rocker Pro Series H3 Vibrating Floor Chair. Rock out with this amazing chair that comes with vibrating technology and a fully complete media experience!
Racing Simulator Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair. Utterly compatible with all consoles, this light-weight racing simulator leaves all others in the dust.
3. Best Gaming Monitors & TVs for Gaming
Oh, for a sweet, smooth display! It’s the same as the PC, laptop, or console – you really are getting what you pay for with these top of the line monitors.
With a high upgrade in technology/capabilities, each one of these will last your gamer for years before they’ll even think about replacing them. Each one of these will be specific for different gamers use, so read carefully:
Monitors are for PC play, while the Portable monitor can be hooked up to the laptop for an extra gaming display when traveling. TVs, meanwhile, can be hooked to PCs, laptops, and/or consoles. IT all just depends how big your gaming enthusiast wants their screens to be.
Here are our favorites:
SAMSUNG Ultrawide Curved 49 inch Gaming Monitor. This sleek large screens matches the curve of the human eye, meaning less eye strain and total gaming immersion.
LG 34WN80C-B Curved UltraWide Monitor 34”. The split screen feature makes working with multiple documents easy, and the Ultra Wide Quad Definition makes for a totally enjoyable experience.
ASUS MB169B+ 15.6″ Portable Monitor. Are you looking for the world’s lightest and slimmest USB monitor? Look no further than this sweetie: it has auto rotating display and a 2-way adjustable stand.
SAMSUNG 65-inch Class QLED Q70T Series. Alexa is built right in with this great monitor! With its Motion Rate 230, the picture is crystal clear, and it has deep learning AI so everything you watch will be in 4K.
LG OLED C1 Series 65” 4K Smart TV. 8 million pixels (!!) turn on and off automatically so you can have the most stunning colors possible. Google Assist and Alexa are built in to boot.
4. Virtual Reality Gear Must-Haves
Gaming is heavily moving into VR. The best on the market right now is far and away the Oculus Quest 2, so all the virtual reality gear below is compatible.
This is the newest version of the world’s most common, most popular, and simply best virtual reality tool. These are the must-haves (plus a fun sticker to look like Baymax) that you need to enjoy virtual reality.
Oculus Quest 2. No PC or console needed to set up this headset, it comes with Backwards Capability so you can enjoy the newest games, plus your old favorites. And it has 50% more pixels than the original Quest.
Anker Charging Dock. Be completely charged in just 2.5 hours! The perfect time to take a shower and make some dinner – then it’s back to playing.
VR Headset Baymax Stickers. Made to fit the Oculus Quest 2, but also compatible with other controllers, this decal is precision cut and is 100% safe to use. It makes your controller pop and gives it personality!
Super Soft Large Mat for Virtual Reality. The anti-fatigue memory foam means hours and hours of uninterrupted and blissful play time. You can use it just about anywhere, and it’s compatible with all sorts of VR systems.
5. Best Web Cameras For Everyone
Hardcore gamers will always have a webcam at the ready for when they stream to their Twitch or want to connect with their gaming community.
Below we’ve picked the best webcams that offer varied uses. The first two are for PC/Laptop (first one films in 4k, the second has a ring light) while the last two are for the Xbox and PS5. These are great for people who are either playing MMO (and want to show their face in group chat) or streaming/recording their game play.
Logitech BRIO – 4k Ultra HD Webcam. This webcam is sleek and savvy! It’s professional quality means you can stream or record your very best work.
Razer Kiyo Streaming Webcam. Designed for high quality streaming, this webcam is compatible with popular platforms like XSplit and OBS. And it’s compact and foldable so it’s great for on the go gamers and streamers!
Webcam for Xbox One and Twitch Streaming. Perfect for YouTube and Twitch, this webcam is super user friendly and has “Plug and Play” (USB connectivity to Macs and PCs).
PlayStation 5 HD Camera. Comes with full HD and a wide angel lens, this camera means you can add yourself to your gameplay videos! Not to mention the background removal tools, too.
6. Best Headsets for Gaming
Your gamer wants to experience rich, bone-crunching sound without bothering the entire house (or apartment complex) deep into the night. So we’ve selected the top rated headphones to help you pick the perfect gamer gift.
Each set comes with different features for different gaming needs such as Bluetooth features (which are needed for the PS5, Switch, Xbox, and some laptops/PCs), mics, audio jack (first headphones) for people who don’t want lag issues when playing on PC/laptop/Portable Switch Play, and noise cancelling abilities.
Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset. Cooling, gel-infused cushions prevent overheating and mean you can play all weekend long. It has a detachable mic and is surround sound capable. It comes from the #1 gaming brand!
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset. Xbox wireless and surround sound ready! This headset has Super Human Hearing, so you won’t miss a single thing in the action, even the most subtle.
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset. Considered the best mic in gaming, this headset includes two swappable batteries for extra long life while you’re charging, polished steel and aluminum construction, and premium High Res speakers.
7. Must-Have Gaming Monitor Stands & Tables
This a great way to upgrade the gaming “battle station” with out spending too much of your hard-earned dough. Improve their layout today with one of our top picks! These are mainly for PC/laptop players.
- Solid Wood Monitor Stand. Way too pretty and good looking to be hidden away in the basement, this wood monitor stand makes everything around it and on it look sleeker, more sophisticated, and organized. You’ll wonder how you ever gamed all day without it!
- Wooden Laptop & Laptop Riser with Phone Nook. This wooden desk organizer keeps everything you need at your fingertips, including your phone, as it nestles in the perfect groove.
- Monitor Wall Mount Full Motion. Fits most 32 inch TVs and holds up to 44 lbs, this wall mount will get your system up, up, and away, to the most perfect spot in your gaming room. Completely adjustable and retracts and extends, depending on your needs.
- Wooden Dual Monitor Stand. Handcrafted and gorgeous, this wooden dual monitor stand is flawless for someone who works on two monitors at once. Get organized!
- L Shaped Gaming Corner Desk. The L-shaped design makes it easy to keep accessories, snacks, and treasured memorabilia nearby.
- Adjustable Electric Wooden Desk. Perfect for dual screens while not taking up too much space.
- K Shaped Large Gaming Computer Desk Home. Sleek, slim, and affordable – what more could you want?
8. Everything You Need for Your Consoles
Ok fine, so your beloved gamer may not necessarily “need” these accessories in order to play on the consoles… but they definitely improve the gaming experience! And we think that’s important too.
For PlayStation Gamers
- PS5 Controller Charger Station. This PS5 charging station is everything you need, and more! Charge two PS5 remotes in just two hours.
- PlayStation media Remote. This PlayStation media remote controls your media lightning fast with seamless console capability. Launch Disney+, Spotify, YouTube, and Netflix fast!
- PS5 All in One Cooling Fan. Keep everything neat and tidy and at your fingertips with one of these consoles! It charges controllers extra fast and has a fan to keep everyone and everything cool when things get heated.
- Sony Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. Be comfortable and play in style with these wireless headsets! Connect to PS VR and mobile devices too.
For Xbox Gamers
- Xbox Series S Console Charger Stand with Cooling Fan. Charge it up and cool it down, all at once! This charging stand has its own cooling fan, rechargeable batteries, and really maximizes the space in your gaming room.
- Xbox Series X|S Racing Wheel Overdrive. Adjust the dead zone to your liking with one of these puppies! Fine tune everything just the way you like it, including pedal sensitivity, D-pad, and turn ratio.
- Xbox Series X|S Expansion SSD. Designed with XBox for seamless play and hours of fun, this expansion is the answer to collect thousands of games over 4 generations of XBox!
For Nintendo Switch Gamers
- Nintendo Joy-Con Charging Grip. This grip is totally handy because you can keep playing while charging it. Combine left and right Joy-Con into one bigger controller easily.
- Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel. Get behind the wheel with this Joy-Con tool! Comes in a two pack and has tons of five star ratings from happy consumers.
- Nintendo Switch SanDisk 512GB microSDXC Card. Instantly add up to 512GB with one card. What does that mean? More time playing and less time waiting around for games to load!
- Nintendo Switch Compact Play Stand. Zelda fans rejoice! Play while charging, it has adjustable angles and fabulous Zelda artwork.
- Nintendo Switch Travel Case Elite Edition. Perfect for on the go gamers, this travel case holds everything you need including the console, dock, adapter, cords, extra Joy-Cons, game cards, and any other small accessories you might need.
9. Best Gaming Keyboards, Mice, & Controllers
This has a mix of mice, keyboards, and controllers needed for game play. If you’re looking for a easy-on-your-budget yet truly-upgrade-worthy gift for your gamer, this is where it’s at.
Gaming keyboards both have G Keys (side macro keys used for customizing controls in PC/laptop game play) & wrist support. It really just depends on the small preferences which one they want. Both mice are golden for game play, it just depends what you are looking for. The Logitech mouse is best know for its comfortable ergonomic shape, and speed while the Razer has customizable side buttons that some gamers use during game play. Then there are the best controllers for PS5 and Xbox consoles!
Corsair K95 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Light-weight but SOOOO durable, this keyboard might just outlast you.
Logitech G613 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Need 70 million click life? We got you.
Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse. This ultra fast wireless mouse is totally quiet and unassuming, but really packs a punch.
Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse. Reprogrammable DPI buttons, 3 interchangeable side plates, and customizable Chroma RGB color profiles, are just a few of the pluses you’ll have at your fingertips.
PlayStation DualSense Wireless Controller. Chat online, record, and broadcast with this handy wireless controller with mic built in.
Xbox Core Controller. Battery use up to 40 hours (!!), it is compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10/11 devices.
10. Can’t Play Without Games
These are digital gift cards that you can buy for gamers, based on where they like to play their video games. They are able to redeem by putting the code in the game store on their device. Easy! (And inexpensive to mail.)
- XBOX Game Pass. You’ll never be out of games to play, new and old, with this XBox game pass! Connect with your friends and find the newest and latest games instantly.
- Nintendo eShop. Choose from over 1,000 games to play, including old and vintage favorites, and the newest Nintendo releases.
- PlayStation Store. Not just games, you can buy add-ons, subscriptions, even pre-buy an upcoming game so it’s available to you asap.
- PC Game Codes. Buy new perks for your favorite games, or spend it on fun new things for your avatar. Millions of games available too!
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