Whether or not you’re a gamer, you can’t deny one single fact—they have some of the coolest gifts for gamers ever. Whether it’s replicas of infamous in-game items, VR headsets (who doesn’t like virtual reality?), or gaming controllers that clip onto your phone for those gaming apps—they have it all. We’ll take on the Doritos and Monster energy drink stigmas all day because that’s just pure gaming fuel. PC or console, mobile or not, there’s an ideal gaming gift for every single gamer on this list.
Gifts for Gamers in 2021
The SteelSeries QcK+ Gaming Mouse Pad doesn’t really look noteworthy until you run your fingers across its gaming surface. That’s the only time that you will notice just how amazingly thick its rubber base is. This is a very welcome feature since it steadies and stabilizes the SteelSeries QcK+ on your desktop, preventing slips and unnecessary movements. It is perfectly suited for LAN games, giving you absolute control of your mouse so you get more precision controls. The QcK+ is also unusually large. Compared to conventional mousepads the SteelSeries QcK+ measures about 15.7 inches wide and 17.72 inches long.
Fans of Gears of War 4 will love the Prop replica Customized Lancer. It’s one of the most iconic automatic weapons in the Microsoft computer game, enabling fans of the game to really enhance their gameplay by using the Lancer in real-life simulated combat games. The Lancer is painstakingly painted, crafted, and finished by hand to give it a more personalized touch. It comes with fully adjustable sight, functioning switches and levers, and really responsive triggers. The LED lights can make gameplay all the more realistic while its removable flashlight is a wonderful addition. The Lancer operates on 3 AAA and 4 C batteries. One of the best products on our gifts for gamers list.
Travel into a virtual world with a VR headset, where all of your senses will be treated to a barrage of stimuli from various sources. With the Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System, you’d have to prepare yourself for more intense gameplays, more immersive action, and a totally new and exhilarating gaming gift experience as the package already comes with 6 VR games that will keep your heart pumping through your chest. The Oculus Touch controllers are ingeniously designed for optimum and unparalleled interaction with the various elements in the virtual world. You will need to meet certain system requirements on your computer, though. This also makes a perfect gift for nerds in your life.
One of the major issues of spending too much time in front of computers, tablets, or even smartphones is that you get exposed to the eye-damaging effects of high-energy blue light. This can lead to the formation of cataracts, the development of macular degeneration, and even permanent damage to the retina. With the Gunnar Optiks Intercept Computer Gaming Glasses, you can effectively block as much as 65 percent of this damaging light while also protecting you against UV rays. The Intercept is specially designed for very active computer gamers, allowing them to sleep better as these gaming glasses can help reduce eye strain.
Don’t you wish you had your very own arcade machine right in the comfort of your home? What if we told you that we have found a gaming system that is not only reminiscent of retro gaming arcades but is also designed to fit right in your hands? That’s what the My Arcade Retro Arcade Machine Handheld Gaming System is all about. This handheld gaming console is designed pretty much like an old-school gaming arcade complete with authentic D-buttons and joystick. However, its compact design makes it a very handy arcade complete with 200 of your favorite computer games of the 80s and 90s.
Most computer gamers don’t mind using an ordinary mouse pad for their various gameplay needs. However, for the serious fans of popular games, only the Corsair Gaming Mouse Pad will do (one of the top gaming gifts on offer). The MM300 is not like any other mouse pad you’re familiar with. First, its dimensions are way longer than conventional pads, offering you a full 93-centimeter long mouse pad that is large enough to accommodate even your standard gaming keyboard. Its textile-weaved surface allows computer gamers (along with gifts for gamers) to experience superior control in their gameplays, giving them exceptional accuracy. The edges are stitch-reinforced to help prevent peeling, guaranteeing this gaming mouse pad stays with you for a long time.
The ASTRO Gaming Headset is not your typical headset that comes with a variety of features specially designed for enhancing your music listening experience. Instead, the ASTRO A50 is specially designed and built for serious gamers particularly those who play on the Personal Computer or even the PlayStation 4 game console. The ASTRO A50 comes with 7.1 Dolby surround sound technology, giving you exceptionally loud bass and chest-thumping trebles, elegantly amplified to bring you to an out-of-this-world adventure. The ASTRO A50 is embedded with professional quality audio drivers in an elegant and stylish finish. It comes with its own docking station, too.
Another amazing product on in our gifts for gamers review. Using an ordinary mouse for your gaming needs is a challenge as you don’t necessarily get the best experience that you’re looking for. With the Razer Naga Chroma, not only are you guaranteeing exceptional game plays, but you are also treated to a more comfortable experience since this gaming mouse is ergonomically designed to follow the contours of your palms. One of the best features of the Naga Chroma is its fully adjustable DPI which is currently rated at 16,000. It even comes with 19 programmable buttons and a 12-button mechanical thumb grid for additional tactile stimulus similar to a mechanical gaming keyboard.
The X Rocker Pro H3 Audio Gaming Chair can be rightfully considered as a serious gamer’s one and only gaming lounger. It comes fully integrated with 4 powerful speakers to give you sensational gameplay. And if that’s not enough of the perfect gift for a gamer, its equally amazing subwoofer can turn even the slightest hint of bass into a thunderous boom, further enhancing your overall gaming experience. Enhancing your immersive gameplay are vibration motors that can be fully synchronized with the different bass tones in your game, providing you with shocks, jolts, and minute vibrations pretty much like the tactile feedback of vibration-enabled game controllers. You may also be interested in some of the best kids gaming chairs from our list, so check them out.
For those who already have the Nintendo Switch, you might want to get this charging dock specially designed for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers. The nifty charging dock can handle up to 4 Switch Joy-Con controllers at the same time complete with individual LED charging indicator lights so you’ll know which of the 4 controllers are already fully charged. The Joy-Con Charging Dock easily connects to any USB enabled power devices. Its weighted base helps ensure greater stability while the underside conveniently hides a cable wrap. More importantly, however, is that the charging dock can also be an amazing display stand for your controllers.
Death Adders are a species of highly venomous snakes that are considered native to Australia and surrounding areas like New Guinea. And while the Razer DeathAdder Elite is not going to bite any gamer out there, it sure can provide serious gamers with superb precision. It comes with an optical sensor that’s rated at 16,000 DPI and mouse speeds that are remarkably fast at 450 inches every second. What’s even more amazing is its 99.4 percent resolution accuracy. The Chroma lighting technology integrated into the DeathAdder Elite allows you to customize up to 16.8 million colors to really put a more personal touch to your mouse (which is one of the most popular gaming gifts). Be sure to use one of the tech cleaning products from our list to keep this mouse clean and easy to use.
When it comes to perk you up, you can go for coffee or you can opt for the Monster Energy drink. Each 8 ounce can of Monster Energy gives you a whopping 160 milligrams of caffeine. To illustrate a point, an average-sized cup of coffee only contains about 95 milligrams of caffeine, although it’s not unusual to see some coffee variants reaching up to 500 mg of caffeine. The point is that Monster Energy can be a very wonderful substitute for coffee if you really want a boost in your energy. It’s a lot easier to drink, too, as it’s best consumed ice cold. Be sure to also check out our list of the best energy bars for more great items like this.
The Atlantic Gaming Desk is a piece of steel furniture that’s specially built for today’s modern gamer or even a home office owner. Its sturdy legs come fully integrated with cup holders and other attachments that are simply perfect for organizing a variety of your computer accessories and peripherals. The Atlantic Gaming Desk also features a unique cable management system that organizes the different wires and cables that your devices possess. There is a charging station, a monitor stand, a game storage rack, game controller hooks, gaming speaker trays, and a whole lot more. Its padded feet will not also scratch your floor.
Turn your LED TV into a fascinating entertainment system that’s worthy of a cinema experience with the SOLLED Bias Lighting. The 3.28 feet of highly flexible LED strip can be easily mounted onto any entertainment screen like a LED TV, desktop monitor, or even a flat-screen TV. The SOLLED provides mood-setting ambient lighting which can turn any drab appliance into an amazing spectacle. Technically, you can use the SOLLED for a variety of purposes as the strip is flexible enough to be formed into a variety of shapes. Powering it up is also super easy as it only requires a USB plug.
Don’t you wish you were really sitting on a racecar seat every time you play Forza, Gran Turismo, or any other racing game? With the racing seat design of the Ficmax Swivel Gaming Chair, getting this experience is now a reality. The fully ergonomic Ficmax is designed with a fully retractable footrest to help soothe tired lower limbs and help facilitate the more efficient circulation of blood. It also comes with lumbar massage support to help prevent or even manage low back pain which is very common among people who sit in an office chair for an unusually long period. Our handy guide to the best ergonomic office chairs features more great products like this.
It looks like a gadget from an alien civilization that’s a million light-years more advanced than ours. That’s what many gamers and ordinary internet users think about the NETGEAR Nighthawk S8000. This Ethernet switch is designed specifically for gaming and streaming, allowing you to experience uninterrupted gameplays and movie and music streaming. Its 8-port design, coupled with a unique system of network traffic prioritization that comes in 3 different levels, gives users the opportunity to manage multiple connections in a more efficient manner. The Nighthawk S8000 also comes with a one-of-a-kind QoS management solution that guarantees ultra-high gaming and streaming performance. It’s one of the best gaming routers for a reason.
If you are looking for amazing gifts for gamers, then this product is one you should consider. Ditch that ordinary water gun or even toy rifle that shoots plastic darts. In today’s technologically advanced gaming environment, you’d better use a more modern weapon to blast your make-believe enemies. The Laser X Laser Gaming Set is a very interesting way to play simulated shooting games. It’s a lot safer, too, as no projectiles will ever come out of the handguns. What you do get is a visual spectacle that tells you if you’ve hit your opponents or not. Adding to the realism of shooting a futuristic laser weapon is the Laser X sound effects included in the system’s soundtrack.
You’d be surprised at just how versatile the AmazonBasics Laptop and Tablet Bag is. Available in 5 different sizes, with the largest fully capable of holding and protecting a large 17.3-inch ultra-high performance gaming laptop, this laptop bag comes with a variety of storage pockets for all of your smaller peripherals like gaming mouse, 3D pens, digitizers, and even smartphones, MP3 players, pens, and many more. Its smallest version which is designed for holding a 7-inch tablet or a 10-inch netbook is equally useful as it comes with the same accessory pockets complementing its main storage compartment.
Serious and high-performance gaming laptops typically range in screen size from 17.3 inches to 18.4 inches, although it is not unusual to see a much larger laptop. The point is that many of these ultra-expensive gaming laptops come with very sensitive electronics that you will need the highest level of protection for their transport. While a fully padded metal safety transporter is ideal, the BRINCH Laptop Bag should be more than enough. This gaming backpack comes with various storage pockets, an airflow back system for optimum comfort, and a very roomy main compartment, fully padded with thick foam, for securing an 18.4-inch gaming laptop.
If you were born in the late 70s, chances are you’ve played one of the most iconic gaming console systems in the period. In fact, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic Edition has paved the way to how families can enjoy a good computer game together. Now, you can bring back those old glory days and re-play your favorite NES games of the 80s and 90s such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey kong, Mega Man, Pac-Man, Final Fantasy, and a whole lot more. The modern version of the NES Classic is more streamlined and comes with HDMI connectivity.
We are finishing up our gifts for gamers list with this handy product. If you’re not going to take care of your hands and your wrists now, sooner or later, you will be developing a variety of repetitive movement-induced joint disorders like arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury, or even tendonitis. If you already have any of these conditions, you’ll definitely find relief wearing the Copper Joint Arthritis Gloves. These gloves work like compression sleeves that help improve circulation to the affected limbs, reducing inflammation, and providing you with longer-lasting pain relief. The Copper Joint also aids in the more efficient rehabilitation of the affected joints so you can resume your computer gaming activities.
If you’ve played with thumbsticks before, it’s hard to go back to a standard controller. The contoured design provides amazing control and gives you that competitive edge on your opponents. KontrolFreek FPS Thumbsticks are designed for PS4 controllers but you can get them for just about any console. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who takes their gaming seriously, this is an excellent gift. Made from non-slip rubber, the design improves grip and reduces wrist, hand, and thumb fatigue. Plus, they have been carefully designed for each analog stick – the right thumbstick is 3.5mm taller than the left to optimize accuracy and in-game movement.
Anyone that lives with a gamer will know how hard it is to drag them from their game. If you’re sitting down to a family meal, you can guarantee they’ll turn up ten minutes late with a sour look on their face. So, why not make a joke about it? This t-shirt has the slogan: “I paused my game to be here’, so everyone knows why they are reluctant about attending dinner. Made from 90% USA-grown cotton and 10% polyester, this t-shirt is super soft, holds its shape well in the wash, and is mid-weight, so it’s good for all seasons.
Smartphone gaming is getting more and more popular. With smartphones getting increasingly powerful, there is only one thing holding them back – the touchscreen controls. The PowerA MOGA XP5-A Plus Bluetooth Controller allows you to up your phone gaming prowess. Designed like an Xbox One controller, it has a familiar feel and an ergonomic design that makes you feel like you’re playing on the big screen. You can charge your phone whilst you’re playing with the integrated power bank and included cables. Plus, you can use it with pretty much any other gaming console as your main (or spare) controller.
If you know anything about PC gaming, you’ll know that a standard mouse and keyboard aren’t going to cut it. You need a keyboard that lets you type fast and with accuracy and you need a mouse that is super quick to respond, so you don’t get any lag when you’re about to take a headshot. The Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo does all of that and more. One of the reasons it sells so well is the RGB backlight effect – it has seven different lighting modes and four different brightness levels. This automatically makes your gaming setup look 10X cooler and makes it easier to find the right key when you’re gaming in the dark.
The Logitech G502 HERO High-Performance Gaming Mouse is a perfect gift gamers who prefer PC video games. It has Logitech’s most accurate sensor to date, with up to 16,000 DPI for amazing speed and accuracy. You can be sure that this mouse won’t let you down when you’re entrenched in battle. It has eleven customizable buttons and onboard memory, so you can set the mouse up to work exactly how you want it to. It also has an interesting adjustable weight system that has five removable weights inside the mouse that you can take out or leave in to provide the perfect balancing. The Logitech G502 is one of the best-reviewed gaming mouses on the market, so if you’re looking for a high-quality PC gaming gift, this is the way to go.
Nothing is more distracting when you’re gaming than beads of sweat falling down into your eyes. You need a way to keep cool while you’re gaming, which is why we’ve included the Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator Fan on our list. This desktop fan has enough power to keep gamers cool on even the hottest days. It has a 90º pivoting head, three speeds, and an aerodynamic turbo design that maximizes air movement. We also like the fact that it has a sleek black design because it will fit into the aesthetic of a gaming setup.
Most gamers are pretty serious about their desktop setup. When you’ve invested that much money in high-end gaming equipment, you want everything in its rightful place. That’s why we think the Geekdigg Gaming Headset Headphone Stand could make the perfect gift for the gamer in your life. It fits almost all headphone brands, has a cable organizer on the back, and even has a smartphone stand. Available in black and transparent, this headphone stand is a great gift that’s affordable enough for everyone’s budget.
If you’re looking for an affordable gift for a gamer who takes it really seriously, Viral Vitamins Brain Supplement Nootropics Booster might just be perfect. Whilst there hasn’t been any large-scale tests that confirm nootropics work consistently, the customer reviews tell a different story. With nearly 7,000 reviews (the vast majority of them positive), this brain supplement is almost guaranteed to improve focus, mental clarity, and memory. When you’re about to embark on a 12-hour gaming marathon, you need all the help you can get. This brain supplement is used by a lot of gamers, so it could just make the perfect gaming gift.
There’s no getting around it, gaming can give you repetitive strain injury (RSI) and other muscle/tendon injuries. We’ve all heard the horror stories of hands cramping up and never being the same again. Well, there’s something you can do about it. The Gaiam Restore Hand Therapy Kit is a massaging tool designed to improve circulation in the hand and fingers. It has two massaging sides, designed for separate exercises. Plus, you get an exercise book and access to how-to-videos, so you know exactly how to use it.