The holiday season is quickly approaching and if you’re already in the market to find a few gifts for the gamer in your life then we suggest taking a look at our list below. A number of our staff members here at Gameranx got together and offered suggestions on some great holiday gift ideas.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset
HyperX headsets are one of the most reliable gaming headsets on the market right now, and it doesn’t get much better after the recent HyperX Cloud Alpha. The headset features HyperX Dual Chamber Drivers, allowing for more distinct noises while cancelling out unwanted noise at the same time. In addition to that, it also features the brand’s signature cushy frame and detachable microphone. For only $99.99, you can get someone a headset that will last a lifetime.
Corsair Gaming K55 RGB Keyboard
If your friend’s main gaming destination is his/her PC, then they definitely need a proper gaming keyboard to go along with it, especially if they play keyboard-focused games, such as Dota 2 and League of Legends, where every millisecond needed to register your keystroke needs to be minimised. Your friend will also look fancy doing it as Corsair’s keyboard allows its user to choose from “three-zone dynamic RGB backlighting with 10+ preconfigured vivid RGB lighting modes.” With a price of $48.99, this is definitely a steal.
PS4’s Kootek Vertical Stand
There are a lot of supportive vertical stands available for PS4, but almost none of them compare to Kootek’s. Kootek’s vertical stand doesn’t only help your PS4 stand vertically, it also features a two built-in cooling fans for long gaming sessions, three additional USB ports, two charging docks for your DualShock 4 controllers as well as a 14-slot additional area to store all your physical game packages next to your console. The stand is priced at $24.99, and it’s worth every penny.
Nintendo Switch Carry Case
One of the most common problems that comes with owning a Nintendo Switch is finding a way to carry it with you wherever you go, and luckily, Orzly’s carry case solves this problem completely. Orzly’s carry case manages to pack your Nintendo Switch console with both of its Joy-Con controllers attached while providing additional space and pockets designed to suit extra Joy-Con controllers, charging cables, games and other Switch accessories. The case is priced at $12.99.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Our recent impressions piece on Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 proves its various improvements and added features to warrant getting the latest iteration of the series. Almost all of us know a crazy football fan, and what’s better than gifting that fan the perfect game for him to play as his favourite team and lead them all the way to glory. PES 2018 offers many different modes that will suit everyone, accompanied by its fun gameplay, it’s a sure thing your friend will miss a couple of night-outs to win the Champions League with his team.
Funko Pop – Overwatch, Uncharted, Destiny 2
Funko Pops are a huge hit among collectors and gamers. These little figures come in lots of different categories – Movies, TV Shows, and even Games. Find characters from hit games like Overwatch, Destiny 2, and Gears of War.
Similiar to Funko Pops, Nendoroid are these little figurines that span across pop culture. These figures, however, are articulate, meaning you could pose them however you like! There’s a ton of Nendoroid for gamers including Metal Gear Solid, Legend of Zelda, and Overwatch.
Pacman USB Ghost Lamp
This is a super cool lamp that would accommodate any gamers room. This could be perfect for both fans of the series and those who just want some cool gaming light!
PSVR Docking Station
For the gamers that own a PlayStation VR know that the device comes with a ton of wires. The PSVR Docking station cleans up the mess of wires by giving your headset, motion controllers and wires a place to rest comfortably.
On ThinkGeek.com, you will find a couple of super cool minifridges for the gamer in your life. These are super cool due to the fact that they are themed after some type of cool pop cultures such as Star Wars, Fallout 4, and Star Trek. It will be a super cool gift for your gamer friend, and it will always make them think of you when they are going for an all-nighter constantly opening a cold drink to keep them going!
G-Fuel is a popular energy drink amongst gamers. It is a powdered based drink which promotes both energy and concentration. This will be appreciated by the gamers who like to play for long hours; plus all the different sorts of flavors taste really good.
Competitive gaming is huge right now, with the rise of eSports and titles like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Overwatch, gamers would like a leg up on their competition. This is where Scuff controllers come into play. These controllers a specially modified to give competitive gamers an edge with more button mapping for quicker reaction. There are also tons of price ranges, modifications, and designs to choose from.
Kontrol Freeks are great for gamers that love themselves some multiplayer games. Overwatch, Destiny 2, and Call of Duty players will all benefit from using them. With tons of different designs and color schemes to choose from, Control Freaks is a great gift idea for a gamer.
SanDisk SD Card, Switch
With Nintendo Switch being such a small device, the console itself didn’t manage to cram enough storage space into the device. SanDisk SD cards could be a perfect gift for any gamer that owns a Switch as they will most likely have to buy one eventually for all the games they download and play.
Gift Cards for their preferred platform/ Amazon
Gift cards are by far the easiest item to get for a gamer. It allows them to pick up the latest game, DLC, or add-on without the hassle of figuring out what they have already. Just make sure to ask their preferred gaming system i.e PlayStation, Xbox, or Steam. Gift cards from Amazon are also a great choice!
PS Plus/ XBLive Membership
In order to play online with their friends, gamers will most likely need a membership plan to do so. These come in a couple of different packages – one month, three months, and yearly subscriptions. These memberships will definitely be appreciated! However, just like the gift cards. make sure to ask beforehand what platform is their preferred choice.
SNES Mini will no doubt be a seller this year! Due to the fact that it has over 30+ plus games on the device and the awesome mini design of the legendary console, Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo should have them better stocked this year, but you never know, so act quick and pick up yours early.
If you have not heard it by now, Overwatch is the hit phenomenon game that took the world by storm last year. The game is super addictive and has a massive following. Recently developer Blizzard announced that they are working on some hi-resin statues from the game. This is a perfect gift that any fan of Overwatch would gladly want!
Loot Crate, Gamer Subscription Box
Loot Crates are the new craze for gamers. These are monthly shipped boxes filled with all sorts of cool items! There could be figures, books, and all other types of things that a gamer would love. Loot Crate even has their very own Loot Crate Gaming which only focuses on gaming items instead of the more broad TV, movie, and game outlook.
Emblazoned with the Sheikah eye symbol, this stunning blend of blue on blue is both soothing to the eye and satisfies your innermost Zelda cravings. Sadly, it doesn’t grant the ability to breathe underwater like the Zora tunic, but rest assured, because its cotton/polyester makeup is probably more comfortable. Perfect for playing Breath of the Wild, daily errands, and job interviews with Nintendo.
Available now for $29.99 USD through ThinkGeek.
Thimbleweed Park mousepad
Celebrate the unlikely pairing of detectives Angela Ray and Antonio Reyes with this fine, gorgeously pixellated mousepad. Measuring in at 9¼” by 7¾”, it captures the iconic opening scene from Terrible Toybox’s tribute to LucasArts point-and-click classics. If the gamer in your life keeps muttering unintelligible nonsense like ‘guybrush’, ‘chuck the plant’ or ‘evil tentacles’, this should keep them quiet.
Available for $15.00 USD through Fangamer.
Collecting figurines, statues, and faux swords can swallow up a whole lot of space, so Super Mario Odyssey‘s cappy keychain is a miniature blessing. Attach it to backpacks, keys, or even your cell phone for a touch of Nintendo glory. We’re pretty sure it won’t possess them, but don’t quote us.
Available for just $4.99 USD through GameStop.
Extra long PlayStation 4 Charging Cables
Connecting and disconnecting your DualShock 4 controller once it’s charged so you can enjoy wireless game sessions can get frustrating. To sidestep this issue, we recommend a small investment in a 15ft charging cable. It’s practical and eliminates any worries about drained batteries. Ideal for setups where there’s a serious amount of distance between your television and PlayStation 4.
Available for just $4.99 through eBay.
Donkey Kong Barrel Mug
Whether you’re sipping coffee, tea, or banana smoothies, there’s a certain comfort in drinking beverages from a DK barrel. Not an actual barrel, of course, because that would be extremely unsanitary (King K.Rool probably drinks from those). Sporting the flashy DK logo on the front, the placid brown ceramic is the antithesis of technology and will transport you straight back to Jungle Japes.
Available for $14.99 USD through GameStop.