Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers

Christmas is upon us, and you want to get your gaming friends something special? Don't worry, we have the list you're looking for: The best Christmas gifts for gamers.

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Alright, get your wallets out, we've got some Christmas shopping to do. | © Warner Bros

It's that time of the year, and you're already sweating bullets on what to get your friends? If you want to think beyond vouchers and in-game skins, we've got what you're looking for.

We'll limit it to gifts under $300 because we don't want to break the bank. If you're willing to shell out more, then there are some obvious choices: PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch – if you can get them, that is. Also, if you're feeling super generous, a gaming laptop is an obvious choice, as is a TV or a speaker system – there are many things you can splash on. But let's see what the average Santa can afford.

The Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers under $300

Quest 2 All-In-One VR Headset

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Best friend level gift. If you wanna splash $300, you won't find much better to do it on, than this. Also, if you've never tried VR-gaming before, you're not just doing your friend a favor, you're doing yourself a favor as well. Careful if you easily get nauseous, though.

LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System


Look, this thing would be cool just to have it sitting in your living room. The fact that it's actually a functioning NES makes it all the better. If you have a friend who's a true retro lover, they're gonna appreciate you for this, and what do we do Christmas for, if not appreciation?

The Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers under $300

PlayStation Classic Console

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More retro love: The system comes with two controllers, so you and your friend can relive the good old days and co-op Christmas away. The system comes with games, so just plug it in, and you're good to go for some nostalgic feels.

BirdRock Gaming Chair


Let's face it: Gamers like it comfortable, and bean-bags... we off that. Enter the BirdRock chair: The name sucks, but the game will be all the more comfortable. Your gaming friend will thank you for it, and you can rest assured that your gift won't be returned.

The Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers under $50

Razer Kishi Android Controller

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I love mobile gaming, and trust me: This is your best bet for a mobile gaming controller. The Kishi is frequently on sale for under $50, but if you're unlucky, you might have to splash $80 for it. Still, if you have a friend who enjoys mobile gaming, this is the gift to get.

COZOO Gaming Headset Stand

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A gaming headphone stand – for the gamer that likes it tidy. The stand comes with USB chargers and outlets and some other nice gimmicks that make it much more than just a normal stand. Worth the money, and a godsend on any gamer's desk.

‘Ghost of Tsushima’ Vinyl

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Didn't know sexy was spelled 'Ghost of Tsushima Vinyl Set', did you? This thing is popping, and, honestly, the dopest Christmas gift you could get a gamer that likes the finer aspects of our favorite hobby. Obviously, a vinyl player is mandatory, but this gift is a showstopper.

The Ultimate Final Fantasy XIV Cookbook

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For the gamer that likes to eat right, and who thinks beyond Red Bull, crisps, and sweets. With this cook book, you can get your weeb on in ways previously unheard of. Plus, it'll taste good. Get this for your gaming friend who needs to change his diet.

The Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers Under $20

elago AirPods Pro Case

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For the gamer that wants to make his creed known, when he puts his AirPods away. The original white case is boring af anyway, this one is the way to go. Also, at $13, this gift doesn't break the bank, yet still stands out, and will definitely find some usage.

Tryone Gooseneck Stand


Another simple gift that won't break the bank, and won't just be tossed aside: Anybody that has a Nintendo Switch will thank you for this. Convenient, lightweight, and stylish. The best way to play Switch at any table.

Castlevania 1000-Piece Puzzle

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For the gamer that needs to step away from the screen for a minute, and get into some analogue entertainment. Seriously though, this puzzle is fun to complete, and looks even better on your wall once it's done. Must-have for Castlevania fans.

The Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers Under $20

Nintendo NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

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Too cute to have drinks placed on them? Maybe. But your drinking friends will still appreciate this gift. Plus, they're made out of wood, and any wear & tear will only add to the retro look. At $10 you can't really go wrong, and this is a gift that will always find usage.

Nintendo Crew Socks

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Look, if you're gonna buy socks... at least get these . If your friend is a true gamer, he or she will definitely appreciate some Nintendo love for Christmas. One of the few pairs of socks that is not annoying to find under a Christmas tree.