It can be tough to shop for gamers. Reputable games are expensive, and they seem to have all the gear they need.
Plus, if you’re not a gamer yourself, how the heck would you know what type of gear they need?
This guide will give you several much-needed ideas on how to dazzle gaming enthusiasts with the perfect gifts.
Pac-Man Arcade Candy Tin
This candy container is a simple gift for any video game fan you might know, from work acquaintance to long-time best friend.
Pac-Man was introduced back in the ’80s from Bandai Namco Entertainment and exploded in popularity almost immediately. This trinket features original artwork from its debut and the character’s more recognisable modern-day name (instead of the original “Puckman”).
Handheld Alabama Crimson Console
Got a gamer kid in your life? They’ll love this handheld console by I’m Game. You can keep things budget-friendly and make your child happy with its 220 pre-loaded 16-bit games.
It’s comfy design falls somewhere between an old-school Sega controller and a throwback Nintendo SNES controller. Perfect for hours of play!
Stupell Industries Controller Blueprint
This blueprint poster is ideal for tech nerds who also love video games.
The navy blue background underneath the grid layout and highly saturated black and white translucent controller is reminiscent of sci-fi movies or the blueprints found in many similarly themed games.
The artist used a lithograph to create the blueprint on a wooden surface, so it’ll fit nicely even in farmhouse-style home interiors.
Gaming Chair with LED Lights
A gamer’s chair is their throne. Whether they only spend a short 20-minute stint in an online battle royale or hours on a story-driven action title, they need comfort to really get immersed in the gameplay.
This chair has soft polyurethane (PU) leather with a high-density sponge for that essential balance between firm support and comfort. It can hold up to 330 lbs and features an adjustable lumbar pillow and footrest for added leisure.
Nintendo 64 Classic Logo Long-Sleeve Tee
Nothing says you love a brand like slapping it on your T-shirt! This comfy long-sleeve shirt features the classic Nintendo 64 logo, an iconic symbol bound to conjure up endless nostalgia for 90s babies who grew up playing on this system.
More and more video games are integrating highly detailed sound design into their experiences. This is one of the most critical elements of thorough, genuine immersion, so headphones are among the most cherished pieces of gaming gear.
The headset comes with a stand to help with space-saving organization. Plus, the stand’s base will wirelessly charge your buddy’s phone while they’re in-game.
“Do Not Disturb… Busy Gaming” Socks
What else is there to say? The “Do Not Disturb… I Am Busy Gaming” socks speak for themselves! Slip these on your feet and put up your feet. People will get the message.
Gaming Mouse Pad
Make your loved one’s game time into a groovy psychedelic experience with this RGB light-up mouse pad.
This is an essential component of a PC gamer’s tool kit. Without a mouse pad, a gamer would have trouble getting traction on their desk, costing them control of their character.
Buying them a quality mouse pad could be a game-changer (pun intended)!
Playstation Metal Drink Coasters
All Sony everything—there’s no shame in it! There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must admit that the PlayStation is the superior gaming platform.
What better way to show off your revelation than to incorporate those classic button symbols into your interior decor? These slick coasters can work with any home interior style, even in minimalist homes.
Z-Shaped Computer Desk
The desk is a crucial part of a gaming gear set. Help your friend get their gaming corner set up with this z-shaped desk, featuring a minimalist, functional design.
Its compact profile makes it perfect for any office or bedroom space, whether it’s the main furnishing or tucked away in the corner. There’s a backpack hook and water bottle holder for optimal storage and a monitor stand to get that screen a good distance from the player’s face.
DIY Gaming-Themed Scratch-Off Notes
Some gamers prefer to focus on their virtual selves while playing without holding conversation simultaneously. If you’ve got something to say, but it needs to wait, consider writing a note on these adorable scratch-away notes.
Wi-Fi Range Extender
The days of couch co-ops (two-player cooperative games you can play with a partner who’s physically present) are long gone. We’re in the time of online co-ops now, or better yet, MMOs or massively multiplayer online games.
That said, a range extender is a gamer’s lifeline. With this, they can confidently play from anywhere in the house without DC’ing (disconnecting).
“Extreme Gamer Championship” Blanket
Staying inside on a chilly night and snuggling on the couch in front of a game is a sweet way to spend quality time together. Make it even better with this super soft fleece blanket, specially made for the “Extreme Gamer Champion” in your life.
Wired LED Backlit PC Gaming Set
Liven up your PC gamer friend’s play space with this LED gear kit. This keypad, mouse, and mouse pad set can transform a gaming experience, especially high-energy action or fantasy titles.
It also comes with headphones, thereby covering all the essentials for your gift recipient. Even if they want to switch to a traditional console for a while, they can bring their headphones along since the set is compatible with the PS4 and Xbox, too.
Xbox Logo Light
Do you have an Xbox enthusiast in your life? Light up their world with this console-themed light. It’s a nifty little battery-powered light that can modestly improve visibility in a small space.
It also makes a nice decorative piece for a den or game room, even if you don’t necessarily need it for light.
Gel Seat Cushion for Gaming Chair
Sitting in a chair and gaming for hours can give anyone a sore bum! Gifting your loved one with this super comfy gel seat cushion can enhance their gaming experience like never before.
It’s complete with two layers of ergonomic orthopedic memory foam and an additional gel layer for superior relaxation and support.
Mini Handheld Console
This mini handheld gaming system is a must-have for gamers on the go, especially those with a soft spot for old-school 8-bit games. This mini system features 160 built-in games, all ready to play anytime, anywhere.
There’s a wrist tie to ensure that it won’t fall off and get lost, no matter how engrossed they are in the gameplay. Plus, it’s conveniently sized to fit in the palm for a secure yet comfortable grip.
Ergonomic Rocking Lounge Chair
Rocking chairs can be pretty entertaining additions to a game room.
For instance, imagine controlling a speedy race car and rocking your chair to and fro with every acceleration or brake. Then, you could really get engrossed in the competition!
This chair is a comfortable yet supportive blend of PU leather, mesh, foam, and plywood. It can support up to 176 lbs, making it suitable for a child, teen, or adult.
Nintendo Switch-Compatible Controller
Sometimes playing on the Switch alone can get a bit uncomfortable. Offer your loved one an alternative approach to playing Animal Crossing and other Switch titles with these compatible Gamefitz wired controllers.
They’ve got all the fixin’s: dual shock, interchangeable D-pad, and vibrant colors. They’re excellent for a comfortable game-playing experience.
Mini Retro Arcade Console
Do you know a fan of retro arcade-style gaming machines? You might still stumble upon these in places like Dave & Buster’s; otherwise, they’re few and far between.
Gift your friend with this awesome ode to nostalgic times and invite them down memory lane with 200 16-bit games. The timeless fun will never stop!
RGB Wired Gaming Mouse
Although the computer and monitor are the stars of the show, the gaming mouse can be pretty, too! This mouse has seven separate RGB lighting modes and an ergonomic design for ultimate comfort for long gaming sessions.
Plus, it has a high-precision optical sensor for an enhanced performance, ideal for competitive gaming athletes.
Anti-Theft Backpack with Laptop Storage
If you know someone with a gaming laptop, consider getting them a laptop to carry around their gear. This pack can accommodate up to 15.6″ laptops and features anti-theft features to keep everything safe and secure.
Plus, there’s a built-in cable design for optimal organization and extra space for a notepad and writing utensils. Great for carrying along schoolwork, too!
LED Strip Lights
Do you know someone who could use an update to their game den? Give them these snazzy LED strip lights to illuminate their space.
Your loved one deserves to be as comfortable as possible when they’re playing games. That means they need loose-fitting clothes like jogging sweats to wear while they’re in-game.
These jogger pants are machine washable with waist drawstrings for the ultimate convenience of maintenance and wearability. Plus, it features ribbed ankles to ensure the fabric doesn’t hang too loosely around your ankles.
Nintendo Switch Controller Charging Dock
Playing with a controller with low power is the worst! Make sure that your friend keeps their gear energized with this convenient charging port, which can replenish up to four controllers at a time.
You can plug it directly into the console or wall via a USB charging cable, ensuring it can power the controllers whether your gaming friend’s at home or elsewhere.