As technology progresses at lightening speed and we connect almost instantaneously with anyone across the globe, the world of gaming is an ever changing environment that requires top gear for the player to be at their peak performance.
However, desperate to not alienate a market, game and console/PC developers have ensured us they plan to bring along the casual gamer into this new world as well. As such, navigating what’s a great deal and what’s just superfluous can seem like a near-impossible mission. We’ve curated 20 gift ideas for gamers to help guide you along that path
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1. Crew Furniture 512060 Classic Video Rocker Black/Red Mesh Racing Stripe
Every gamer needs a throne from which they can relax and command their troops, and this gamer gift idea fits the bill nicely. The chair comes fully assembled with polyurethane padding for extra comfort and cooling, and the faux leather looks great while being easy to clean (just grab a damp wash cloth)
2. Ninja GD-50 USB Gaming Headset LED 7.1 Surround Sound, Microphone and Haptic Engine
One of the difficulties in getting gear for gamers is compatibility concerns; some PC systems won’t interface with console accessories and vice versa. That’s why this gift idea for gamers is perfect; it is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 and Mac. Any audio devices that uses a USB port is suitable for this headset. It comes with 50 mm drivers and sound isolation for exactly what your gamer needs.
3. 104 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
This gift for a pc gamer will definitely make his Christmas. It comes with full anti-ghosting 104 keys and N-key rollover, meaning that whatever you type is insured to be input on the computer. It also has an adjustable LED rainbow backlight so he can customize his gaming experience.
4. Zelotes T90 9200 DPI Gaming Mouse Professional
Enhance your game with this gift idea for PC gamers. This mouse is no ordinary point and click device; this comes with 8 directional buttons, built-in 8 weights to adjust to your personal style and preference, built-in memory storage chips which learns your moves as it is powered off. It is compatible with Windows 98/ 2000/ ME/ NT/ XP/ win 7/ win 8/ win 10/ and Mac OS.
5. Sades 3.5mm Wired Over Ear Gaming Headphones
This gift idea for PC gamers will bring their gaming to a whole new level. With the Remote control for sound and Mic, a game can rest assured all communication will get through. The omni-directional mic picks up sound in a 360 degree arc.
6. I Paused My Game to Be Here Shirt
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These solid color shirts will make a great gift for any gamer when they decide to come out in public for snacks and a bathroom break. They come in black, blue, red, purple, and grey.
7. Teestars Baby T-shirt
This is an ideal gift for a gamer who’s welcoming a little one into the raiding party. “Player 3 has entered the game” is in a digital font that makes it seem you’re in the digital world.
8. Gamers Gotta Game unBasket
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This video game inspired box of treats will make a perfect Christmas gift for any gamer in your life. Each tin and candy is in the shape of a familiar video game character and will help provide the necessary fuel to get through any gaming session.
9. Funny Gamer Mug
It reads “I promise to love you even when we’re old and you still play video games”. This would make a great Christmas gift if your significant other is an avid gamer.
10. Online Games Vinyl Wall Clock Home Décor
Whatever your gamer’s game of choice, this vinyl wall clock is sure to add some extra flavor to their gaming area. With a Sony Playstation controller in the background, your gamer makes a statement right away as to who has his support in the console wars
11. Game Vinyl Decal
While everyone else brags about politics or religion with decals on their cars, this gift idea for a gamer will let you show how much more important games are. It is weather-resistant and won’t fade.
12. Nintendo Gameboy Art
This next Christmas gift idea for gamers would go well with the vinyl wall clock; it is a photographic print meant to look like the patent application for the Nintendo Gameboy
13. Thumb Grips for PS4
When the game gets intense, some gamers begin gripping their controller much too tight. This can lead to tears in the rubber thumb grips on the joystick. Give your game some peace of mind with this set of 8 Fosmon thumb grips.
14. My Arcade Gamer V.
This portable gaming system is the perfect idea for retro gamers that just want a little taste of 8-bit magic again without dumping a fortune on what they’ll only play occasionally. It comes with 220 built-in retro style games.
15. Gamers Don’t Die Mug
If there’s a mug that captures the tenacity of the gamer, it’s this gift idea; “Gamers don’t die; they respawn”.
16. TeeStars Gaming Dad Hoodie
It can be tough to manage game time and family life, so this hoodie is a gift for gamers that will let them know how much you appreciate them. “I’m a Gamer Dad. Like a normal dad, only much cooler.”
17. Gaming PC Fund Piggy Bank
If your gamer is just starting out, this gift idea will help him learn financial responsibility by saving for his own gear. He might not like it at first, but he’ll thank you later. And who said you can’t learn anything from gaming?
18. Hardbody Pro Headphone Case
Ensure that your gamer’s premium head gear doesn’t end up in a pile of smashed bits. It fits most over the head devices.
19. Retro Video Game Shirt
This gift idea for gamers calls back to the beginning of the era with a SNES game controller on the front and the words “Classically Trained”.
20. Angry Game Novelty Sign
If you’ve ever had that one gamer friend who overreacts to an in-game death, this novelty sign is the perfect gift for him: “Caution: Angry Gamer”.