You’d think the best gifts for gamers would be… well… games. But think again!
Since the incredible popularity of services like Steam, it’s hard to find games on physical media anymore. Some games are still sold in disc cases, but not every game actually has a disc in the box, or has a disc with the full content of the game on it. The only thing in the case might be a paper insert with a code on it for downloading the game. This makes it harder for people who want to get a gamer a Christmas gift that they can actually open and look at right away – and that they know the person didn’t already buy themselves on a Steam sale or get gifted by a fellow gamer.
The other problem is, if you’re looking to buy a video game as a Christmas gift, you have to make sure you get it on the correct platform. If you buy an Xbox game for someone who only owns a PlayStation, they won’t be able to play it. So it can be a problem if you’re not sure what platform they have, or in the case of PC games, if you’re not sure whether their computer is capable of running a newer game.
If you know a gamer and are struggling to think of what to get them this Christmas, don’t sweat it! We have compiled this list of ten gaming gifts that any gamer would be glad to receive for Christmas. Some of these may even go on sale (hopefully!) for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
So, let’s run down our top 10 best non-game Christmas gifts for gamers in 2022…
Gamers Gift Box – My Gamer Box is the perfect gift set for anyone who enjoys gaming. It contains a high quality Stainless steel Tumbler, Soft Comfortable Video Gamer Socks, a Twill Gamer Hat, Sporty Pop Socket, and LED Keychain. Highly recommended for birthday or Christmas gifting for any gamer—male or female of any age. Combine it with the gamer’s t-shirt below and they’ll end up with an entire outfit (except for pants)!
“That’s What I Do – I Play Games and I Know Things” Vintage T-Shirt – Perfect for the gamer in your family who knows everything! Got it for my brother for his birthday! Yep, he’s a walking encyclopedia of gaming and everything else. This shirt is printed on demand and is available in seven different colors. (We thought the classic black one looked best.) It comes in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes.
Redragon Gaming Mouse – The Redragon M908 professional optical gaming mouse is an essential computer accessory for die-hard gamers. Designed with 5 adjustable DPI levels, this mouse also features 8 buttons and 12 MMO programmable side buttons. It has smooth TEFLON feet pads for ultimate gaming control, and a 6 ft braided-fiber cable with gold-plated USB connector ensures greater durability. With 16.8 million RGB color options, it looks cool too! (LED Backlight can be disabled.)
RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – These days, having a standard keyboard isn’t enough for gamers. And that makes a mechanical keyboard with RGB multi-color backlighting a perfect Christmas gift for gamers. But some gaming keyboards cost over $100! Not only is this Razer keyboard made by a popular name in gaming gear, it’s not too pricey while it also looks and performs like a premium product should. As a gift, it is bound to make any serious gamer happy this Christmas.
RGB Gaming Mouse Pad – The RGB mouse pad has 14 lighting modes including alternating wave, synchronizing wave, alternating flash, alternating red changing, lights off, synchronized breathing, alternate breathing, and 8 static light modes. This gaming mouse pad will rest firmly on your desk even during the most intense gaming session with its rubberized underside.
Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone – This plug ‘n play USB mic provides high-quality sound so you’ll be heard loud and crystal clear whether talking over Skype, streaming live gameplay on Twitch, or communicating across the globe. Record or stream in style with an eye-catching classic design that looks great on your desktop. The rounded shape matches these Creative Pebble speakers which also come highly recommended. The microphone is available in black or white, just like the speakers. Consider getting both speakers and mic as a matching desktop accessory set!
LyxPro HAS-10 Headphones – If you know someone who’s serious about music or gaming, you’ve got to give them these professional closed-back wired headphones. They have neodymium magnets for superior audio quality and a wide dynamic range. The soft leather headband and ear pads are super comfortable, and rotate 180° for single ear use. These adjustable headphones are made of durable stainless steel and aluminum for strength in a lightweight design, and the screw-in jack won’t accidentally get pulled out. Two different connectors are included to fit a range of electronics. The noise-blocking aspect reduces outside sounds and helps you concentrate. This product has a low price point, but everything about it is high quality – even the sturdy gift box with satin cloth interior.
RGB Headphone Stand with Charger – RBG Headphone Stand can display 9 lighting effects modes, up to 16.8 million colors to create an amazing gaming atmosphere at your preference, which can be selected merely by pressing a Touch switch. USB-C and and extra 2 USB-A ports also allow you to charge your smartphone, iPad, tablet or other smart device. It detects your device automatically to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 4 amps overall. Great gamer gift to go with a new set of headphones. 🙂
Handmade Wooden Sign “Do Not Disturb I’m Gaming” – This cute wooden sign makes a great room decor for gamers of all ages! Hopefully it will keep mom or dad from barging in when you’re on a live mic. Made of excellent quality natural basswood with vivid printing permanently engraved into the wood. Also available in another design that says “Gaming in Progress: Eye Contact and Small Talk is Unavailable.”
80-in-1 Professional Computer Repair Tool Kit – This precision screwdriver set comes with 56 precision bits and 24 practical tools, such as extension rods, magnetizers, ESD tweezers, spudgers, flexible shaft, etc., whether you are a professional or a hobbyist, could replace the battery and screen of mobile phones or laptops, build computer host, install SSDs and graphics card, repair PS4, Xbox, iPad, tablets, glasses, drones, cameras, HVAC and other almost all electrical appliances. So really, this gift is for anyone, not just gamers.
And finally… the best stocking stuffer for gamers? A gaming gift card!
Why trust our recommendations?
We’re a bunch of homeschoolers here at Homeschooling Teen, so we know that homeschooling families usually have limited budgets – which means we don’t purposely pick the most expensive products just so we can get a bigger commission. And no, we did not receive any free or discounted products in exchange for a review. In most cases, we choose items that we have actually purchased and used ourselves, or else are on our own wish lists! If you should decide to buy something that we’ve listed here, clicking through the Amazon links on this page will give us a small commission for our efforts at no extra cost to you. 🙂
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