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25 Best Gifts for Gamers This Holiday Season

by Danny Zepeda | November 24, 2018November 24, 2018 1:30 pm PST

Among the best gifts for gamers you can give this holiday season, video games are always sure to be high on the list. Be that a gaming console or an accessory that takes the gaming experience to the next level, you can certainly make someone’s holiday a special one depending on your selection.

The selections are quite vast with multiple consoles to account for that doesn’t even consider PC gaming. We selected 25 gifts that include all of those and then some.

Here are the 25 best gifts for gamers.

Nintendo Switch

The most popular gaming console of 2017 is still the console to give in 2018. The Nintendo Switch still offers the best portable gaming experience along with a long list of fantastic titles. $299

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PlayStation 4 Pro

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro has proven to be the most popular console as since its release and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. Couple its powerful functionality with an award-winning library and you have yourself a great gifts for gamers idea. $399

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Xbox One X

Similar to the PS4 Pro, the Xbox One X is the other side of the coin, just from a different company. It is the most powerful gaming console that comes with its own strong list of titles. $456

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PlayStation Classic

Retro gaming is back and Sony is offering a take on its classic gaming console with the PlayStation Classic. It comes with 20 games that includes Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, Tekken 3 and Final Fantasy VII. It launches December 3. $99

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NES Classic

Nintendo started the retro gaming craze two years ago with the NES Classic and it is still going strong. With 30 pre-installed games that includes Super Marios Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and Donkey Kong, it has plenty of titles to take you back to your childhood. $59

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SNES Classic

After the success of the NES Classic, Nintendo followed it up with the SNES Classic that became one of its most popular products this year. It’s packed with 90’s nostalgia with games like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid and Super Mario Kart. $79

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Nintendo 2DS XL

The Nintendo 2DS XL may be Nintendo’s most under-the-radar product, but it is still a fantastic gaming system. It’s available in a number of fantastic finishes with a long-list of titles that numbers over 1,000. $149

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Switch Joy-Con

We already included the Nintendo Switch, but if the person you’re gifting the present to already owns one, a great second option is a new set of Joy Con. Nintendo offers them in a variety of different colors that look amazing. $68

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Switch Pro Controller

Another great gifts for gamers to give to a Switch owner is the Pro Controller. This offers better controls for the console that include a proper D-pad that the Joy Con just can’t match. $59

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MicroSD Card for Switch

The Switch comes with a paltry 32GB of storage, which is basically nothing if you download games. This makes a microSD card necessary to house an entire gaming library. $35

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Switch Case

The Nintendo Switch is known for being portable, and if you plan on taking it around with you, you’ll need a great case. The official Deluxe Travel Case offers plenty of protection for the Switch as well as slots to house multiple gaming cartridges and charging cables. $18

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PlayStation VR

The PlayStation VR headset is a great way to add new functionality to a PS4. Sony is offering a fantastic bundle that includes two games, Astro Bot and Moss, that is a great entry point into the world of virtual reality gaming. $299

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Xbox Live Membership

One of the best dimensions of gaming with an Xbox is the Xbox Live Gold online service. There are a bunch of different membership levels you can gift, including a 12-month membership that covers a person for a year. $25

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Red Dead Redemption 2

The game of the year is Red Dead Redemption 2, and thus it leads our lineup of games to gift. Rockstar hit it out of the park with the expansive game that provides an unprecedented level of detail of the old West. $60

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Marvel’s Spider-Man

Not far behind Red Dead Redemption 2 is Marvel’s Spider-Man, which offers a new level of control over our favorite web slinger. You’ll get to swing across a vivid recreation of New York City and fight some of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains. $60

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Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 has unwittingly become one of the most underrated games of the year, but that doesn’t lessen its popularity. It’s one of the best reviewed games of 2018 and still ranks as one of the top games for the Xbox. $54

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

When Nintendo announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch, it had fans brimming with anticipation. The wait will finally end when the game goes on sale December 7, arriving at the perfect time for the holidays. $60

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Metroid: Samus Returns

Even though it’s over a year old, Metroid: Samus Returns is still one of the best games for the Nintendo 2DS XL. It’s a new take on the classic side scroller game that re-examines Samus Aran’s second major mission on planet SR388. $39

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Fortnite V-Bucks

Fortnite has been the most popular games of the year. However, it won’t make a great gift because it’s already free, but what you can give someone are V-Bucks to allow players to buy different outfits, emotes and gliders. $14 [PS4] [Xbox]

AOC Agon Monitor

One of the most important elements for any great PC gaming setup is the monitor. The AOC Agon Full HD 27-inch Monitor offers Free Sync 144Hz refresh rate that will make any gaming experience buttery smooth. $350

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Razer BlackWidow X Keyboard

Razer’s BlackWidow X Chroma Keyboard is a fantastic gaming keyboard. Beyond having great mechanics led by the classic Razer green switches, it also comes with its patented Chroma lighting that instantly adds a flair of style to a gaming desktop. $113

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Razer DeathAdder Elite Mouse

Pairing nicely with Razer’s gaming keyboard is its gaming mouse, the DeathAdder Elite. It has all the technical elements of a great mouse, including an optical sensor that tracks 450 inches per second. $55

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Nomad Mousepad

A nice accessory that will greatly benefit your mouse game is a proper mousepad. Nomad offers a stylish one made of Horween leather that will age beautifully. $60

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Logitech G Pro Headphones

Logitech’s G Pro Headphones round out the gaming desktop setup. They offer professional audio performance with comfortable leatherette ear pads and a pro-grade condenser microphone. $87

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Blue Yeti Nano

The Blue Yeti Nano makes a great microphone for anyone looking to expand beyond just gaming and wants to stream some of their gaming sessions. It picks up on the storied legacy of past Blue microphones in a compact size that still captures audio in a professional degree. $99

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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