Buying for your gamer can be tough. Sure, a poster of a Fortnite character, or a charger shaped like a Minecraft torch are cute, but they really only prove that you can recognize something “video-game-themed” when you see it. If you’re looking for the items that gamers will actually use, love, and that will give you serious gift-giver cred, then look no further.
These are the gifts your gamer REALLY wants – trust us.
Whether you’re playing by yourself or with friends, a quality pair of headphones can make all the difference in your gameplay – allowing you to talk strats with your team or listen for the enemy.
Anything from HyperX will do the trick.Our Recommendations
HyperX Cloud Mix: This stylish set is perfect for the gamer on the go, and features bluetooth so you’re never tied down.
HyperX Cloud Orbit: This headset is the best option for gamers who play FPS titles like Call of Duty, Counter Strike, Apex Legends, or Overwatch. They offer fully immersive 3D audio with incredible clarity and the most accurate sound positioning.
A good keyboard is essential for good gaming. The HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard is an excellent gift for your PC gamer, or for anyone who uses their computer regularly (so everyone).Our RecommendationThis stunning option that is sure to wow. And it not only looks good – it’s a solid piece of machinery. It’s made with mechanical switches – preferred for gaming – meaning the keys are more durable and responsive. It’s also compact, portable, and has 3 adjustable angles.
Prepare to become a mouse snob, because after using this wireless mouse from HyperX, you’ll never want to use a “regular” mouse again.
Our RecommendationThe Pulsefire Dart Wireless Gaming Mouse has the ideal ergonomic shape, padded side grips, wireless charging capability, and can last up to 50 hours on a single charge. It also has native DPI up to 16,000, meaning it’s incredibly sensitive, and you can even customize five personal settings on this mouse for tailor-made precision.
To round off your fully decked out gamer setup, the last thing you need is a high quality mousepad. It’s not just a nice home for your state-of-the-art-mouse; a good mousepad helps with movement speed, precision, and provides enough space for an unbroken range of motion.
Our RecommendationWe like the Fury S Pro Gaming series from HyperX.
This wireless charging station is great for anyone on your list, not just gamers.Our RecommendationThe best thing about the ChargePlay Base Qi Wireless Charger is that you can charge two devices at once. Not only does it feature rapid charge capability and sleek LED charging indicators – it’s a steal at $60.
Yes, gamers like to play video games, but you’ve probably noticed that they also love watching other people play video games – especially the pros! The Knights are Pittsburgh’s premier esports team, with 23 professional players across 8 competitive titles.
Surprise your gamer with the newly released Pittsburgh Knights 2019 Pro Jersey. Represent your favorite team and your favorite city with this premium, fully-sublimated, athletic jersey.
Give your gamer a fun way to stand out from the crowd with these custom controller wraps – aka gaming skins. They not only allow your gamer to express themselves with personalized designs – they also protect your console and controllers.
Our RecommendationSkinit.com offers a great selection for all of your gaming devices!
The Google Stadia hasn’t been released yet but that hasn’t stopped everyone from talking about it. The Stadia, set to be released on November 19th, is a cloud gaming service, meaning you just need an internet connection (no additional hardware!) to use it. And with 4K gaming at 60fps, you’ll be looking at some pretty exciting game play.
Know someone who loves mobile games? Here’s a great gift idea for them.
Our RecommendationThe Rotor Riot video game controller allows users to play their mobile game with a full size, fully functioning controller that hooks up to your Android or iOS device.
As you may or may not have realized, gamers love to declare their allegiances through the timeless simplicity of the enamel pin – and we’re not talking about flags for suit lapels. These popular tokens are for representing your favorite esports team, and are perfect for collecting and displaying on backpacks, hats, or cork boards.
Our RecommendationAt just $5, this Pittsburgh Knights pin makes a great stocking stuffer!
When your gamer is away from their PC setup, the Nintendo Switch Lite is an ideal option for some serious gameplay. It’s compact and lightweight, perfect for travel, and plays the whole library of Nintendo Switch games in handheld mode. Plus, at $100 less than the standard Nintendo Switch, this gift is sure to please the receiver and the giver.
Speaking of Nintendo, the NES Classic Edition is a fun gift that’s sure to bring on all of the nostalgic feel-goods. This “8-bit wonderland” offers 30 classic retro games such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN, Galaga, and the Legend of Zelda. Perfect for when you want to disguise a gift for yourself as a gift for your gamer.
A good screen cleaning kit is a practical necessity for all gamers. Tech Armor offers a nice bundle with two microfiber clothes, 20 individually wrapped wipes, and two bottles of gel screen cleaner – formulated to be safe for all high tech screens. Keep all of that new HyperX gear looking good!
This is another gift that is so simple but makes a huge difference. A good headphone holder is a must for any gamer’s setup. This mounted, under-desk holder requires no hardware, is sturdy, and compact.
Our RecommendationAt $12.99 and highly rated, this is a stocking stuffer must.
Sheetz runs are both real and necessary. If you are lucky enough to live near a Sheetz, then this gift is a no-brainer. Open 24/7, Sheetz is the absolute best place for gamers to satisfy those serious post-match munchies – no matter when they strike. They have the most amazing, fresh, MTO food, as well as grab and go items, specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, milkshakes, and more.
Our RecommendationGrab a $15 card and try dipping the mac & cheese bites in a milkshake! Crazy? Maybe, but you’ll thank us later.
If you love Pittsburgh sports, your gamer is from Pittsburgh, or you’re simply a fan who has been following the rise of the Knights over the past year, then you cannot go wrong with some Pittsburgh Knights gear!
Pittsburgh Knights Logotype Hoodie: Comfort and style come together with the Pittsburgh Knights Logotype Hoodie which also just happens to be a perfect layering piece.The Classic Dad Hat: The adjustable fit makes it comfortable and easy to wear while gaming or AFK.Limited Edition “Peepsburgh” T-Shirt: Rocket League comes to Pittsburgh. DreamHack Montreal Pro Circuit 2019 Champions, The Peeps, have joined forces with the Pittsburgh Knights.
Finally, if you’re still stumped and really want to be a hero this holiday season, tell your gamer you’d like to buy them some in-game currency. With so many games and systems, there’s no one way to do it, so just ask and your gamer will HAPPILY guide you. Be prepared for lots of hugs and thank yous with this one.