It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is just around the corner, and the shelves are stocked full of fantastic goodies. And you know what that means — shopping for gifts! High Ground Gaming has selected the best of the best gaming accessories, peripherals, and more for our third annual holiday gamer gift guide. To make your search easier, we’ve compiled this list of the best gifts for gamers.
Fortunately, gamers are easy to shop for. All we need are the latest games and gear to keep us happy all year long. This list of presents covers all the bases and guarantees the best holiday ever. Whether your shopping for yourself or a fellow gamer, there’s something for every one. Ready to find the perfect gift for gamers? Let’s jump right in.
Note that the products discussed here are independently chosen by our editors. At no extra cost to you, HGG may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.
Our Top 22 Gifts for Gamers
We’ve curated this list of the top 22 gifts for gamers in 2020. Check ‘em out below.
1. Nintendo Switch Lite
Our pick for one of the best Nintendo gifts
The Nintendo Switch has gone entirely portable! This mini version of the record-breaking Switch console is optimized exclusively for handheld play.
At just 3.5” x 8”, it’s extremely easy to carry and take with you on the go– whether that be the bus, the train, or a family vacation. It’s compatible with all major Switch releases, and it boasts the same shape and sleek form factor that we all know and love.
And that’s not even the best part. This rehauled console features updated hardware, and it sells for $100 less than the original model! A genuine steal, and a great gift for Nintendo fans.
2. Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Keyboard
Our pick for one of the best gifts for computer gamers
The Corsair K70 RAPIDFIRE Keyboard is one of the best-selling peripherals on the market. That’s because it’s outfitted with top-notch Cherry MX Speed keys that provide an unbelievable edge in today’s top games.
Constructed from aircraft-grade brushed aluminum, the sleek design can withstand heavy usage for years on end. The RGB LEDs offer a stunning light show that’ll spice up any gaming setup, and 8MB of storage will have you locked and loaded with on-the-fly macro playback. An excellent gift for computer gamers and streamers alike.
3. Gunnar Glasses
Our pick for one of the most unique gifts for gamers
Blue light is a health hazard, and few people know about it. What is blue light exactly? It’s a high-energy visible light generated by electronic screens. It’s been linked to several issues ranging from headaches to insomnia, to macular degeneration. The most at-risk population for exposure? Gamers.
But not anymore. Now gamers can look sharp and stay healthy thanks to these glasses by Gunnar. The patented frames are uniquely designed to block 100% of UV and 65% of blue light, thus reducing eye strain and potential adverse health effects.
These glasses are used by top eSports players around the world, and they’re a practical gift that the gamer in your life is sure to love.
4. Astro A10 Headset
Our pick for one of the best gamer gifts
The Astro A10 Headset is the perfect gift for all types of gamers. That’s because this durable audio accessory works on any platform, ranging from PC to PS4 to Nintendo Switch.
It’s got powerful 40mm drivers that deliver thundering highs and creaking lows, and it’s great for gaining that extra edge. Not only that, but the omnidirectional mic makes it ideal for playing with teammates over the airwaves (or streaming to a growing audience). Simply slip them on and jump into the action.
5. Acer Predator Helios 300 Laptop
Our pick for one of the best gifts for PC gamers
Do you know any competitive PC gamers? If so, the Acer Predator Helios 300 Laptop is the perfect gift.
This powerful PC boasts an Intel i7 processor, GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, and plenty of storage for any size game library. Not only that, but it’s packed with 16GB of the latest DDR4 RAM, ensuring lightning-fast load times and perfect performance in today’s top titles.
Oh yeah– did we mention the sleek form factor and LED-backlit keyboard? This laptop is sure to be a major holiday hit.
6. Red Bull
Our pick for one of the best snacks for video gamers
Red Bull has become synonymous with gamer culture and eSports, where staying alert can make or break your career.
This fun gift of 24-count Red Bull plays off that silly stereotype and is sure to be a hit for gamers of any age. Vitalize the body and mind with the perfect dose of caffeine, then get back in the game with a new pair of wings.
7. Sega Genesis Mini
Our pick for one of the coolest gifts for gamers
If you know a gamer in their 20’s or 30’s, the Sega Genesis Mini is sure to delight. This retro-inspired console is an exact replica of the original 16-bit console, reduced to a fraction of the size.
The best part? The Genesis Mini is pre-loaded with all of Sega’s most iconic titles like Sonic the Hedgehog, Toe Jam and Earl, Mega Man, and dozens more! It’s been completely overhauled to work alongside modern TV sets and monitors, and it’s guaranteed to deliver buckets of nostalgia. A cool gift for gamers.
8. SteelSeries Mouse Pad
Our pick for one of the best gifts for gamers under $20
This isn’t just any old mousepad. The SteelSeries mat is the best selling mouse pad of all time! That’s mainly due to the proprietary QcK micro woven cloth that tracks the slightest movement for pin-point accuracy in all major titles.
It’s also got a non-slip rubber base that keeps a firm hold on the desktop, and it comes in several sizes for easy fitting. It’s undoubtedly one of the best cheap gifts for gamers going into the holiday season.
9. Playstation VR
Our pick for one of the best gifts for PS4 gamers
Designed to work alongside the PS4, PSVR is the iconic console’s own virtual reality companion. Lauded by critics and consumers alike, this console add-on works with any PS4 and provides immersive action at a fraction of the price of competitors.
Simply slip on the mask, take hold of the Playstation Move controller, and enter new worlds like never before. PSVR is one of the best gifts for Playstation gamers.
10. Razer DeathAdder Elite Mouse
Our pick for one of the best Christmas gifts for gamers
Would you be impressed if we told you that there have been over a million of the Razer DeathAdder Elite Mouse sold? Now, what if we told you that the actual number is 10 million?
That’s right. This bad boy is a juggernaut in the gaming world thanks to its 16,000 DPI optical sensor, RGB lighting, 7 programmable switches, and ultra-durable construction. It’s the perfect addition to any serious gaming setup and a real steal of a deal.
11. Turtle Beach Battle Buds
Our pick for one of the best presents for gamers
Headphones were so last year. That’s why we’ve included the Battle Buds by Turtle Beach on our list of gifts for gamers. These gaming earbuds are the perfect present for mobile players and those looking for an easy way to play without the hassle of bulky headphones and unwieldy cords.
They’re compatible with every major gaming platform (including smartphones) and feature superb 10mm speakers for perfect immersion. Not only that, but the Battle Buds are equipped with a high sensitivity mic that makes playing games like Fortnite with friends a cinch!
12. GameSir Wireless Controller
Our pick for one of the best gifts for Xbox gamers
Seeking a top-notch gift for gamers who play on Xbox One? The GameSir Wireless Controller is an excellent choice! It’s compatible with all versions of the Xbox console, as well as PC, Nintendo Switch, and other popular platforms.
What makes it special? This model features a semi-transparent design complemented by stunning RGB backlighting. Moreover, the rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 hours of continuous play, even with dual vibration and 2.4G wireless mode activated. It’s an affordable option for any gamer in your life.
13. Level Up Gamer Tee
Our pick for one of the best birthday gifts for gamers
I don’t get older. I level up.
For those in the know, this is one of the coolest shirts around. It’s a great way to play off the fact that all of us, including gamers, sometimes feel a little insecure as we grow older. But in true gamer fashion, this tee adds a dose of humor and charm to the entire situation.
The best part of this funny gamer shirt? It sports a sexy slim fit, cotton fabric, and machine-washable design that’s fun and stylish. A great birthday gift.
14. Super Mario Bros. Boo Coffee Mug
Our pick for one of the best gamer gifts for her
Meet Boo. He’s a staple of the Super Mario Bros. series and one of the most iconic video game figures of all time.
He’s also extremely adorable, and this mug has captured his likeness perfectly. The owner of this fine mug will be the coolest gal or guy around, and it’s sure to become a staple of their morning routine. The best part? It holds 20 ounces! That means plenty of caffeine for a spooktacular time all the way around.
15. AmazonBasics Gaming Chair
Our pick for one of the best gamer gifts for him
Gaming chairs are known for being extremely expensive. But not anymore!
This gaming chair from Amazon is an affordable option that’s as stylish as it is practical. It’s made from premium PU leather, PVC sides, and a nylon base that’s comfy as a cloud.
In addition, the AmazonBasics Gaming Chair sports a blue & black design that’s styled after genuine race car seating. And it’s just as ready for action. Simply set it up, hop in the driver’s seat, and get to gaming!
16. Press Start Pop-Up Greeting Card
Our pick for one of the best gamer Valentines gifts
As gamers, Valentine’s Day is all about our love… for video games. Make his or her day special with the Press Start Pop-Up Greeting Card from Fan Fit Gaming! Watch with glee as your special someone opens the card and a classic SNES controller insert springs to life. It’ll be happily ever after with this unique gamer gift that’s sure to impress. A great Valentine’s gift for gamer boyfriends and girlfriends alike.
17. Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor
Our pick for one of the top gifts for gamers
The Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor is one of the most popular displays in the gaming world, and it’s used by pros across the industry. What makes it so special? For starters, it’s packed with the latest cutting-edge tech, including a TN display, 1ms response time, and unreal 240hz refresh rate.
It’s also outfitted with technology like AMD FreeSync for a stutter-free experience that delivers a major competitive edge. Top it all off with universal compatibility and adjustable height & tilt mechanisms – and you’ve found one of the best gamer gifts around.
18. Fortnite Llama Loot Pinata
Our pick for one of the best gifts for teenage gamers
Liven up the party with this Fortnite-themed Pinata! It comes loaded with a bunch of epic loot, including the popular Rust Lord character and matching accessories.
How’s it work? Simply gift it to the Fortnite gamer in your life and watch as he or she tears it open. Oh, and don’t be surprised if it only lasts a few seconds. Fortniters are known for their pinpoint accuracy, after all. There are 23 pieces in total, ensuring a collectible set that’s sure to delight.
19. Paladone Nintendo Cartridge Coasters
Our pick for one of the retro gamer gifts
These Paladone Nintendo Cartridge Coasters are the perfect retro gaming gift. That’s because they don stylish designs featuring legendary characters from some of the most popular video games ever made. Constructed from thick & durable cardstock, they’re sure to protect the furniture, impress the guests, and keep the games going long into the night. Simply gift the coasters, fill your cups with caffeine (or something a bit stronger), and watch as the retro magic happens.
Oh, and one more thing. If you’re seeking great gifts for gamers of all ages, this set can be broken up and passed out one by one. A real party starter.
20. MojoDesk Gamer Pro
Our pick for the top ergonomic gift for gamers
This standing gaming desk is one of the most expensive items on our list, but may very well have the largest impact on your favorite gamer. Tastefully styled without too much bling, the carbon fiber style desktop has a pleasant texture and looks sharp in any setup. In the above picture we took, you can see a sample of their new soft touch desktop surface sitting on top of the carbon fiber style.
Mojo Gamer Pro is bundled with cable management accessories, a monitor arm, and a CPU hanger. Basically you get all the bells-and-whistles for a significant discount. Another thing we really like about Mojo is that all their desktops are sourced from responsibly managed forests and are UL Greenguard Certified. That’s a win for the environment and for your giftee!
Make sure to check out our hands-on review of the Gamer Pro Standing Desk.
21. Good Game Neon Light
Our pick for one of the best gifts for gamers who have everything
What do you get a gamer who already has everything? How about a light-up trophy that says good game in gamerspeak?
That’s what you can expect with this tabletop lamp that features the letters ‘GG’ in bright pink and blue lights. It’s completely silent, cool to the touch, and sure to provide years of sweet desk swag. So what are you waiting for? Light up their life by showing them how much you care in bright, vivid, and very neon color.
22. mClassic Graphics Processor
Our pick for one of the best console gamer gifts
PC gamers get all the toys. Mice, keyboards, monitors. The works! Heck, PC gamers can even upgrade their graphics capabilities with a quick swap of the ‘ol GPU. Meanwhile, console gamers are locked into whatever processor shipped with the system.
At least, that’s how it used to be.
Introducing the mClassic Graphics Processor! This nifty little device plugs into the HDMI port on your console to instantly upgrade your graphics. Turn 420p into gorgeous 1080p, or upscale 1080p to stunning 4K quality gameplay — all with no lag or screen tear. The mClassic works with all modern consoles, including PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and it’s even compatible with legacy devices! Experience your favorite games like never before with the mClassic.