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Have a gamer in your life you need to shop for? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Shopping for gamers can get complicated, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for, or how to get started. Provided that you didn’t receive a specific shopping list, picking out the perfect gift for gamers doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.
To help streamline your shopping experience, we’ve put together a gamer-centric gift guide with a wide range items to pick from. And while there are plenty of novelty gifts here that are also perfect for decorating your home office, we focused on accessories and gear that will make any gamer’s life easier or more comfortable.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself, or maybe looking for an idea to give a professional gamer, casual gamer, PC gamer, or a console gamer, there’s something on this list for just about every kind of gaming technophile — from a big bundle of Nintendo Switch accessories to ergonomic chairs, cartridge coasters, and beyond. Check out our suggestions below.
Keep your game controllers together with this two-pack wall-mounted stand holder that works with Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Nintendo Switch, Steam Controller, desktop gamepads, and most third-party controllers.
Don’t strain your eyes while you’re gaming: protect them instead. These modestly priced blue light blocking glasses from GameKing feature patented amber-tinted lenses that filter out 82 percent of harmful blue lights (in the wavelengths of 400 nm to 455 nm).
In the market for a new gaming laptop? Acer’s Nitro 5 is an affordable option. The 15.6-inch laptop comes with a bunch of gaming features, including a ninth generation Intel Core processor and high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, 8GB memory, a slot for easy upgrades, an LED-backlit display and keyboard, twin fans, and dual exhaust ports.
There are plenty of gaming headsets on the market, but this one has a 4.3-star rating with more than 2500 user reviews — so you know that people actually like it. Immersive 360-degree sound plus comfy leather-wrapped ear cushions means it’s built to last, and the sensitive omni-directional mic minimizes background noise for clear communications. It’s compatible with PC desktop computers and Windows 7, 9, 10, or Vista. We like the attractive black and blue color scheme, but there are plenty of other design options to choose from as well.
Help your favorite gamer make their home office a little more fun with this light, which features the PlayStation icons in a three-mode light-up display. Use standard lighting or special effect color phasing for a cool look, or switch on the music creative mode and it’ll pulse with the beat. Use USB or battery power with the 12-inch by four-inch display.
Take your game room theme even further with these NES cartridge coasters featuring your favorite throwback games (Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and more).
Eliminate the guesswork with this gift card, which provides a digital code for a six-month game pass membership. You’ll get access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for one low price, as long as you have broadband internet access and a compatible Xbox One console or a Windows PC with Windows 10 that meets the correct specs. Games include Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3 the day they’re released, plus a wide variety of different genres (from blockbusters to indie titles).
Get 20 different Nintendo Switch accessories in this bundle, which comes with a charging dock, carrying case, Playstand, case cover, screen protector glass, games case, Joycon cover, Joycon grips, Joycon steering wheel, and thumb caps. The charging dock can charge up to four Joycons and one pro controller at once.
This headset holder is a great example of something you might not buy for yourself but would be great to receive as a gift. It comes with three USB charging ports and two outlets, so in addition to the primary function (a place to hang your headset), you’ll also be able to conveniently charge all your devices. It’s got a durable fire-resistant outer shell for safety, plus an included five-foot integrated power cord.
A more discreet option to hang your headphones is this under-desk contraption, which also comes with three built-in USB ports and a hook perfect for your smart watch or another headset. It comes with the same fire-resistant construction, and the smart charger automatically detects the fastest possible charge speed.
This tiny arcade-style gaming device isn’t just an adorable desk tchotchke — it is less than six inches tall but comes packed with 200 retro-style games (puzzles, racing, sports, and more) that you can play on its 2.5 inch color display. It operates using three AA batteries, and includes a speaker and volume control.
Mouse pads are kind of boring, sure, but not this LED light-up mat — it comes with 11 lighting modes and three brightness levels to make your gaming setup extra colorful. It’s perfectly sized to provide plenty of space for your mouse to move around, and no driver or software is required to set it up — just plug it into your USB port, turn the two switches to your desired setting (one for lighting and one for brightness), and you’re good to go.
With plenty of people working out of their home offices this year, a neck and foot massage pillow with a heating function is perfect for gamers and non-gamers alike. The powerful 3D rotating nodes offer a deep-kneading shiatsu massage, and the ergonomic design fits behind your neck, shoulders, lower and upper back, abdomen, calf, and thigh areas. It comes with AC adapter and car adapter, so it’s also useful for long road trips.
Be kind to your back with this ergonomic gaming chair with slick racing-like design, ergonomic high back, removable headrest, and lumbar support. The large seating area (27.5″ wide and deep) provides extra comfort, and it can recline up to 155 degrees.
For a slightly cheaper but still highly rated option, this gamer-friendly chair is easily adjustable (height, headrest, padded flip-up arms, and more), has a thick, wide, padded seat, and can be assembled in less than 15 minutes.
There’s no assembly required with this floor-level rocking chair, which makes it an easy option for gaming, watching TV, or just hanging out. The faux leather vinyl wipes clean with a damp cloth, and it’s available in bold racing stripes or solid colors.