What a year it has been! The past twelve months have tested our resilience with an unprecedented array of challenges, including political upheavals, global pandemics, and catastrophic natural and man-made disasters. It’s no wonder that we’ve all (especially gamers) sought solace in the virtual realm of gaming. Whether you prefer PC, laptop, or console gaming, there’s no denying the therapeutic value of taking a break from reality. As we gear up for a new year, let’s take a moment to catch our breath and bask in the hope that brighter days lie ahead. What better way to mark this moment than with some well-deserved retail therapy that acknowledges the vital role gaming has played in keeping us sane?

We’ve scoured the gaming landscape to bring you the ultimate gift ideas for that special gamer in your life or to treat yourself to some gear that will elevate your gaming experience to the next level. From sleek consoles to immersive VR headsets and high-tech gaming chairs, our selection will leave you spoilt for choice. And let’s not forget about the games themselves – we’ve rounded up the hottest titles across all genres that will keep you hooked for hours on end.

So why wait? Reward yourself or your gamer buddy for weathering the storm and embrace the future with open arms. Dive headfirst into the world of gaming and discover a whole new universe of possibilities with these best festive season gifts for gamers!

1) Consoles

Consoles makes for best gifts for gamers

Attention all parents and guardians: looking for the perfect way to entertain the younger members of your family while also teaching them the importance of social interaction? Look no further than the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition! This console not only delivers hours of fun but also helps young players develop crucial communication skills. Featuring an adorable graphic that will melt your heart, this console easily connects to your TV for an even more immersive experience. It’s the perfect way to introduce your little ones to one of the most beloved gaming franchises in the world. So why wait? Treat your family to hours of innocent, heartwarming entertainment with the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition – the ultimate mini retro fun experience.

Consoles, too, as we all know, have taken the world by storm. But what about the old-school gaming experience that we all crave? Fear not, retro gaming has received a new lease on life with the Sega Genesis Mini, PlayStation Classic, and the Super Nintendo Classic Mini Console – all designed to take you back to a simpler time of gaming glory.

Retro consoles are best gifts for gamers

These retro consoles are not just for the nostalgic at heart, but the entire family can get in on the action too. At wallet-friendly prices, you’ll get some of the best retro games from these global gaming giants that’ll have you and your loved ones glued to the TV. The best part? They both plug into your TV via HDMI and feature classic games that’ll make you feel like a kid again.

With Nintendo, you’ll get hits like Super Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda, and F-Zero, while Sega comes to the party with Castlevania: Bloodlines, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Golden Axe, and Road Rash II (and many more). PlayStation Classic pays tribute to the original PlayStation 1 design in a miniature form, featuring retro hits like Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.

With the consoles mimicking the originals but in a pocket size, you can have hours of retro gaming entertainment right at your fingertips. Don’t miss out on the ultimate retro gaming experience – grab your console today!

2) Great Control for PC Gamers

Corsair Dark Core RGB SE WiredWireless Gaming Mouse

Serious PC gamers have long known that the key to crushing online team matchups and dominating solo campaigns is a killer gaming mouse. And now, with the Corsair Dark Core RGB SE Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse with Qi Charging and MM1000 Qi Wireless Charging Mouse Pad, players can take their gaming experience to an entirely new level. This powerhouse duo delivers unparalleled precision and responsiveness, giving you the edge you need to obliterate the competition.

The low-latency mouse charges wirelessly while on the pad, and the customizable buttons can be programmed with macros or simple actions, allowing you to unleash your full potential with just a flick of the wrist. And with its game-specific customization, the Corsair Dark Core RGB SE is sure to help you achieve gaming greatness.

Plus, with the added bonus of the mousepad doubling as a smartphone charger, this combo truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Don’t just level up your game – dominate it with the Corsair Dark Core RGB SE Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse with Qi Charging and MM1000 Qi Wireless Charging Mouse Pad.

3) Let Innovation Light the Way

JIMIMORO 8 Pack Hexagon Light Panels

Elevate your gaming experience with a visually stunning play space illuminated to perfection. Enter the Nonoleaf customizable smart lighting system – a game changer for the discerning gamer. With its unique triangular or hexagonal lighting units, you can create your own personal light show in any pattern or hue, perfect for matching your mood.

The starter pack is just the beginning – supplement your setup with additional units for wall-mounting convenience. And the real kicker? With the Rhythm Module, your lighting system will react to sound for a fully immersive experience. Plus, you can control everything with home assistants like Siri.

So why wait? Upgrade to the ultra-cool Nonoleaf system today and take your gaming to the next level.

4) Sounds Great

Razer Nommo Chrome speakers

Immerse yourself in a gaming extravaganza like no other with the revolutionary Razer Nommo Chrome speakers. Experience spine-tingling action and razor-sharp precision like never before, as the sound becomes a crucial part of your virtual reality. These wired speakers offer unparalleled versatility and are equally suited for indulging in movies or relishing your favorite tunes. The LED lights on the base elevate your in-game encounters to a whole new dimension, while the cutting-edge woven glass fiber 3-inch drivers deliver exceptional sound quality that is synonymous with the Razer brand. Thanks to the advanced bass control, you can now enjoy a truly immersive and explosive auditory experience that will leave you gasping for more.

Turtle Beach Stealth 600X Gen 2 Wireless Gaming headphones

For a headset that truly takes your gaming experience to the next level, look no further than the Turtle Beach Stealth 600X Gen 2 Wireless Gaming headphones. Whether you’re a PC, Xbox, or PlayStation player, these sleek and stylish headphones offer unbeatable comfort and phenomenal sound quality, thanks to their high-quality mic and innovative design. The USB-C port ensures easy charging and connectivity, while the black or white color options add a touch of sophistication to your setup. And with a price tag of around $100, you won’t find a better value this holiday season! However, if you’re in the market for even more powerful bass performance, the Razer Nari Essential is also a fantastic choice at a similar price point.

5) Gamer Fuel

Cravebox's Care Package Ultimate Variety Gift Box Pack

For gamers seeking the ultimate edge, a high-tech setup is just the beginning. The real key to success lies in the fuel you feed your body – and that’s where Cravebox’s Care Package Ultimate Variety Gift Box Pack comes in.

This game-changing collection boasts an impressive 60 items, carefully curated to satisfy every taste bud and provide the energy needed for marathon gaming sessions. With a mouth-watering selection of sweet, salty, savory, and healthy snacks – think chips, cookies, candies, bars, popcorn, and crackers – you’ll be equipped to tackle any challenge with renewed vigor.

From market-leading brands and expertly crafted to keep your reflexes sharp and your mind focused, this pack is the ultimate gaming companion. Check out Amazon today to discover even more incredible options and take your gaming experience to the next level.

PS: The Hangry Kit—a top-notch snack package for every gamer out there—is now up for grabs on Amazon. Delight in a mouth-watering array of game-inspired treats that come with a throwback handheld game, and bask in a nostalgic moment of glee. Relish the ultimate combination of sweet and savory goodness that will not only satisfy your cravings but also bring back memories of your childhood. Whether you’re looking for a perfect companion for your gaming sessions or simply in need of a quick fix for your hunger pangs, The Hangry Kit has got you covered. Don’t miss out on the chance to indulge in a delectable and amusing experience. Order now and embrace the retro charm with every bite!

PPS: A 24-pack of the popular energy drinks Red Bull and Monster may seem like the ultimate gamer fuel, but let’s not forget about the power-packed contender, GFuel! This game-changing energy drink is revered as THE go-to elixir for gamers, offering a potent blend of vitamins, amino acids, and caffeine that helps to sharpen focus, increase endurance, and enhance reaction time.

However, we must also remember that even one can of these energy drinks (especially the larger sizes) can exceed the recommended daily allowance for caffeine intake. To ensure that gamers are keeping their health and well-being in check, it’s essential to remind them to pace their consumption and take it easy on their bodies. With GFuel in their corner, gamers can achieve the energy boost they need while staying mindful of their caffeine intake. Don’t just give the gift of energy, give the gift of health-conscious gaming with GFuel!

6) Eyes on the Prize

Attention all gamers! We know that high-energy light emanating from your electronic screens is part of the gaming experience, but did you know it can be harmful to your eyes? Yes, we’re talking about the notorious ‘Blue Light’ which can cause headaches, insomnia, and even vision loss over time.

As avid gamers, you’re especially vulnerable to this harmful light. But fear not, for Gunnar has the perfect solution! Their stylish glasses with patented frames block 100% of UV and a whopping 65% of Blue Light, reducing eye strain and keeping your eyes healthy.

Don’t take our word for it, eSports players swear by them! And with the festive season just around the corner, what better gift for a fellow gamer than a pair of Gunnar glasses? Not only will you be doing them a favor by keeping their eyes protected, but they’ll also look super stylish while gaming. But wait, there’s more!

There are plenty of other gamer-focused gifts out there too. From furnishings to clothing to novelty items and tech galore, there’s something for everyone. So do some research, find that perfect present, and make this festive season unforgettable for your gamer friend.