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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. Without specific requests, it’s not always easy to pick out the perfect gift.
To help streamline your shopping experience, we’ve put together a gamer-centric gift guide with a wide range of items to pick from. And while there are plenty of novelty gifts here that are also perfect for decorating your home office or game room, 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. If you’re interested in consoles, be sure to read our roundups on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS5 consoles, VR headsets, and nostalgic gaming options such as the Nintendo 64 consoles, and arcade game machines.
The NJSJ E300 gaming headphones are equipped with 50mm audio drivers, combined with advanced audio techniques for superior sound clarity, and simulated surround sound to enhance the immersive gaming experience, plus comfy leather-wrapped ear cushions with RGB LED lighting, and the omni-directional mic minimizes background noise for clear communications. These headphones are compatible with PS4, PS5, and Xbox. For more options read our list of best gaming headsets.
Keep your Nintendo Switch games in one place thanks to this cute little storage case from Amazon Basics. This compact case is available in four different colors, and holds up to 24 games.
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.
Young adult readers might enjoy this gift idea. Veteran video game designer Dustin Hansen takes gamers on a fun and fascinating trip through the intensely innovative history of video games. Read up on the creators and inspiration (for example, Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia, and explore the innovations that make each game special.
Need to tech on a budget? These 10W USB computer speakers from SUDOTACK are designed for PCS, desktops, laptops (but not consoles), and they’re only $33. The speakers include double drivers, dual passive radiators, and touch-controlled LED lights with backlit modes in red, white, yellow, blue, and green. And there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack (but it may not work with headsets that have a microphone jack).
The Razer Nommo Chroma gaming speakers are a pricier investment. The gaming speakers flood you with sound, packing powerful audio into two small speakers for a truly immersive listening experience. These speakers feature 3” drivers to deliver full range sound and extreme clarity. They’ll work with a PC or Mac, and are compatible with Windows7/Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher).
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.
Keep your Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite, or OLED Switch protected in this cool elite travel case, which offers enough room for a console and gaming accessories.
Don’t strain your eyes while you’re gaming: protect them instead. This limited release features one pair of Gunnar’s best-selling Intercept Frost Edition glasses (which blocks 65% blue light) gift wrapped in a frost-themed flat fold case. The bundle includes a pouch, and cloth to clean the glasses.
A decent choice for a great price, these modestly priced blue light–blocking glasses from GameKing feature patented amber-tinted lenses that filter out 82% of harmful blue lights (in the wavelengths of 400 nm to 455 nm).
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).
Logitech’s highly-rated G502 gaming mouse delivers more precise functionality. The mouse features a next generation HERO sensor that provides precision tracking up to 16,000 DPI with zero smoothing, filtering, or acceleration. Additional features include 11 programable buttons, and a dual-mode hyper-fast scroll wheel, giving you fully customizable control over your gameplay. This mouse works with Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.11 or later, and Chrome OS.
Mouse pads are kind of boring, sure, but not this LED light-up mat — it comes with 10 lighting modes and it charges your phone. This 13.27″ x 5″ x 3.5″ mat is 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 in, turn the switch to your desired setting, and you’re good to go.
The Razer Kiyo webcam is a ring light and camera in one. Specifically designed for streaming, the webcam supports video and audio recording in 720p 60fps/1080p 30fps. It also features a rotating bezel and an adjustable ring light that lets you dim and brighten the lighting as you see fit.
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″ x 4″ 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).
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.
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 6″ tall but comes packed with 200 retro-style games (puzzles, racing, sports, and more) that you can play on its 2.5″ color display. It operates using three AA batteries, and includes a speaker and volume control.
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.
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.
If you’ve been searching for a sturdy desk that’s not too expensive, the Desino Gaming Desk is well worth the price, according to multiple customer reviews. It features a 40”-55” workstation with a cup holder, and headphone hook to keep your gaming necessities organized.
A gaming mat might not be the first accessory that comes to mind, but your floor will certainly appreciate it. This GT Racing mat is ideal for hardwood, vinyl, and laminate flooring, and even concrete. The 39” gaming mat features a soft polyester fiber top and a rubber bottom that’s water resistant and flame retardant. To increase your comfort, add this ergonomic foot rest to your shopping cart.
Need a side table for your game room? This custom-painted, lightweight SEGA Genesis side table featuring Sonic the hedgehog measures 20″ x 20″ x 17.5.” If there’s more wiggle room in your budget, this amazing Nintendo Controller Coffee Table Chest will set you back about $1,200.