The next generation of video games is here. And yes, every gamer would want to be part of it. If you’re not a gamer yourself, finding the perfect gifts for a gamer may be tricky especially because there is a wide variety of peripherals, accessories, and games to choose from. To make your search easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for gamers in 2020 and beyond.
Whether your shopping for yourself or a fellow gamer, this gifting guide for PC or mobile gaming contains the perfect gifts that are total crowd-pleasers for all of the video game whims on your shopping list.
Ready to find the perfect gifts for an obsessive gamer? Let’s jump right in.
The highly awaited next-gen system from Sony game developers—PlayStation 5, harnesses cutting-edge graphics in 4K and lightning-fast loading times to deliver a seamless gaming experience.
Yes, games look better, especially on a high-end television, and are smoother with faster load times. That said, one can’t dismiss the innovative new DualSense controller that further immerses the gamer into a real gaming experience using adaptive triggers and more subtle vibrations.
The whole package is a nice upgrade from every previous generation. When everything is put together, you have an experience that qualifies as next-gen, which is what every gamer is looking for.
Xbox Series X – For the Xbox Gamer
If Xbox is your favorite, then you might consider getting one of the cutting-edge consoles of this year—the Xbox Series X. If you can afford this console and know that the gamer you want to gift has a 4K TV or monitor (or plans to get one), this is one of the best gifts to make them squeal when they unwrap the package.
The zippy loading times, raw power, and HDR gaming are some of the impressive features gamers might find intriguing on Xbox Series X. The “Quick Resume” feature will also ensure you jump straight back into the action from where you left off. If you’re an Xbox fan, this powerful console is a perfect gift packed with years of constant entertainment.
A Worthwhile Wireless Controller/GamePad
If you’re looking for a top-notch gift for gamers who play on PlayStation 5, a wireless controller is an excellent choice.
Part of the joy of owning a PlayStation is playing with friends and family. Therefore, you’ll need an extra controller, as you only get one with the console. With features such as adaptive triggers, a textured grip made of tiny button symbols, and versatile haptic feedback, this is a great addition to any gamer’s arsenal. Each DualSense Controller also features a speaker and microphone, to make the gaming experience even better.
A Great Pair of Headset
For the new or avid gamer, a great pair of headsets can make all the difference in PC or smartphone gaming. Gaming headsets offer the player a deeper level of immersion, bringing to the front sounds and effects that might go unnoticed with basic speakers. They also enhance voice chats and online conversations especially for gamers who love playing against each other or as a group.
There is a wide variety of headsets to choose from in the market including HyperX Cloud Alpha, Corsair HS60 Pro for those on a budget, Microsoft Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller for Xbox fans, and more. The best choice depends on the gamer’s needs, budget, and compatibility with all modern consoles and devices.
A Heroic Gaming Mouse
If you have friends or family who are obsessed with PC gaming and eSports, keep a good gaming mouse on your list of gifts for gamers.
A quality gaming mouse offers ergonomic and programmable buttons, extra precision, and faster response times that could make the difference between winning and losing in fast-paced games such as Apex Legends or Valorant. What differentiates a gaming mouse from your average optical mouse is the highly responsive and accurate sensors with little to no smoothing, or unwanted acceleration, to throw off your aim.
There are heaps of options to choose from when it comes to choosing a great mouse-nearly one for every genre. You might want to check a few of them such as Logitech G502 Hero (wireless), Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro (wireless), Razer DeathAdder V2 (wired), and more.
We understand that gamers are a hard crowd to please. However, even with their sophistication, there are still some fantastic options when it comes to deciding what to buy for them. This list offers the best gifts you can get for any gamer this Christmas. And the best part is that they don’t have to cost a whole lot, either.
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