20 Awesome Gifts for Gamers

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If you aren’t a gamer yourself, you may not know just how much of a big deal gaming can be. Gaming can be an escape, a challenge, a way to pass the time or connect with friends, and these days it can even be a career! So it goes without saying that anyone who loves playing video games would love for you to give them some of the best gifts for gamers out there.

Then again, if you really aren’t a gamer you may be wondering what a great gift for a gamer would even be. Before you go searching for the latest games or spend money on a gift card, check out our list of gift ideas that video game lovers would love to have this holiday season.

Gamer Gifts To Level Up Your Gift Giving Game

Before we even get started with our gamer gift guide, we are going to list some of the safest and most fool-proof gamer gift options. As a mom of gamers (teen and adult) and someone who is married to a video game lover, I have a pretty good idea of what you can safely gift to them without fail.

If you know what time of game device or console they use most, it will help you narrow down your gift options to find the best one.

And now for some really cool gifts for gamers!

Many of these gift ideas are available with Amazon Prime’s fast free shipping (often arriving in just one or two days!). If you’re not already a Prime member, you can get a 30-day FREE trial of Amazon Prime here!

Meta Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset

If you haven't yet experienced virtual reality gaming, you have to get the Meta Quest 2! Formerly known as the Oculus Quest, this VR gaming platform is the ultimate in immersive entertainment.

The VR headsets and wireless controllers are very portable, meaning you can take this portable console anywhere to play. Your family members will enjoy challenging each other with all of the best games on their new console (Beat Saber is my personal favorite game!).

Meta Quest is intended for players 13 years and up. Younger children will be too small for the headset to fit properly, and the VR games can affect their vision and give them headaches or nausea. Older players only for this fun game console.

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PlayStation Metal Drink Coasters

If your gift recipient is a fan of gaming on a Playstation console, they will appreciate this thoughtful gift! This set of 4 coasters designed to look like the buttons on a Playstation controller is not only great for their game room decor, but it keeps their cold drinks from ruining the furniture while they play!

Made of metal and suitable for hot or cold drinks, the cork backing will keep their table from being scratched.

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Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Wired Gaming Mouse

Anyone who is serious about gaming knows you can't just use a standard mouse. You need a REAL mouse like this one. The most advanced gaming mouse available today, the Logitech G502 Hero is a must for the serious gamer. With 1:1 tracking, 400-plus ips, and 100 - 25,600 max dpi sensitivity plus zero smoothing, filtering, or acceleration, this mouse is performance driven at a great price.

It's is a high-performing gaming mouse for those who want a high level of customization and precision. Its adjustable weight system, programmable RGB lighting, and 11 customizable buttons make it easy to tailor to their gaming needs. Help them complete their gaming setup with this must-have gaming tool!

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Pewdiepie Gaming Chair

Formerly the most subscribed channel on YouTube, Pewdiepie is a recognized content creator legend to gamers worldwide. Which makes this Pewds themed comfortable gaming chair a great option for the PC gamer in need of an ergonomic chair. The high back, headrest, and lumbar support provide extra comfort during those long hours of sitting.

Not a Pewdiepie fan? There are many other colors and styles available. Whether you’re buying this gift for someone else or for yourself, this is one of the best gaming chairs that will take gaming time to the next level!

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Joy-Con Comfort Grip for Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing

If they love their Nintendo Switch, they're going to spend a lot of time playing it. The Comfort Grip brings the left and right Joy-Con Controllers together to make one comfortable controller, so they can play as long as they like. The ergonomic rubber grips will keep their palms happy and fingers from cramping at home or on-the-go. 

This particular one features an Animal Crossing design, but there are other styles available, including Pokemon, Zelda, Super Mario, and others.

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Create Your Own Video Game Set

Introduce young gamers to the world of coding with a console that builds and runs retro-style arcade games.

With a computer and a free web-based, beginner-friendly visual editor, the module introduces gamers (as young as 8) to the world of coding through programming languages like JavaScript and Python. Use the gadget’s standard directional pad and buttons or enable its internal gyrosphere to transform the entire unit into a motion-sensing controller.

Oh, did we mention it’s also a smartwatch with a pedometer and dozens of other functions?

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Keyboard Cleaning Gel

We all know how gross keyboards can get over time, from dust and crumbs falling in between the keys. This little jar of lemon-scented biodegradable cleaning gel is perfect for getting into those nooks and crannies to make your keyboard look fresh and new again!

This is a very budget-friendly gift idea that makes a great stocking stuffer for just about everyone on your list.

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Player 1 Player 2 Matching Keychains

For the gamers in love, this little gift is a cute and sweet token to symbolize their relationship. Made of black stainless steel, the keychains form a heart shape when put together. Both come with a little charm that looks similar to a Playstation controller.

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Custom Game Room Neon Sign

Let all their neon dreams come true with this amazing personalized neon signs. Light up their gaming area, bedroom, or any area with your special neon sign. These neon lights are handmade and specially produced for you. Choose from different colors and personalize with your choice of name or gamer handle.

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Gamer Goo Dry Grip for Sweaty Hands

Long gaming sessions make for sweaty hands, and sweaty hands are not cool in the gaming world. (Or in the real world, for that matter.) Just a little Gamer's Goo helps to control that sweat and enhance grip so they can last through their favorite games!

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HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset for PC

Serious gamers know that having the best gaming headsets really takes their gaming experience to the next level. This new headset from HyperX is one of the best wireless headsets on the market, providing comfort and up to 300 hours of gaming time on a single charge. The DTS spatial audio and 2.4GHz connection means they can enjoy a great game with all the sound effects without losing audio quality.

(There is a wired version of this headset as well, if he prefers that kind.)

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Headphone Hook Hanger Mount

If your gamer already owns comfortable headsets, then they probably need a good place to store them. This headphone stand clamps onto the edge of a desk for convenient storage and has a swinging arm for easy access. With an affordable price point, this is a useful gift that a gamer will be thankful to receive!

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Framed Xbox One Controller Disassembled

This disassembled Xbox controller has been framed to show all of the intricate pieces that make a gamer's favorite games come to life. Any true Xbox gaming fan would appreciate this unique gift. Perfect to display in a gaming room or in another area for home decor sure to be a conversation piece.

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Classic Arcade Games Wall Art Prints

Modern games may be all the rage today, but the OGs will always rule the gaming world. This set of 4 prints makes great arcade decor, featuring the classic games Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and Space Invaders.

Add these 8x10 prints to a nice frame with a mat and you have some great low tech gifts for the high tech lover!

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Mini Retro Arcade Machine

Handheld, adorable, portable. What more could you ask for with this compact arcade machine for on the go. Includes 200 built-in mobile games. Makes the perfect gift for gamers of all ages!

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Video Game Controller Mug

Based on the design of the iconic Playstation controllers, this mug is perfect for a gag gift - yet also still useful for a gamer's coffee-filled mornings!

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charger Dock

This space-saving charging station is the perfect accessory for the Nintendo Switch gaming enthusiast. Designed to easily slide in Nintendo Switch / Nintendo Switch OLED Joy-Cons and recharge up to 4 controllers using power from the gaming console or another USB-C port.

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Tetris Light Up Blocks

Like puzzle pieces, these Tetris themed blocks are perfect for stacking and displaying uniquely. LED light turns on when the blocks are stacked together and stays off when disassembled. Your gamer friend will enjoy this colorful piece as they reminisce about their favorite retro puzzle game!

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Xbox Logo Light

For the gaming fanatics who prefer Xbox consoles, this Xbox logo light is the perfect gamer gift. Makes a great desk lamp or nightlight, and of course is a great addition to a gamer's collection of decor!

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Tetris Heat Changing Mug

Start your morning with this universally loved Tetris based mug, with a unique cover art display that changes whether the cup is cold or hot. Lovely for their mug collection or to be useful with those late night gaming sessions.

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Looking for Specific Gifts for Gamers?

While these gaming gifts are ones that would be universally loved by gamers of any platform or game, we know there are some gamers out there who have their all-time FAVORITE game. They would love having a gift that is specific to that game’s theme!

Check out our other gamer gift lists for more personalized gifting ideas:

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Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, some chickens, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher and fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

You can find her on her main blog at amandaseghetti.com and on all social media @amandaseghetti <3

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